Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
August 24–25 and 30–31; September 1, 7–8, 14–15, 21–22 and 28–29, 2013
This annual medieval festival features affordable family fun. Combat jousting, stages of continuous entertainment. Over 80 master artisans featuring juried fine arts and crafts. Free children’s realm, plus games, rides and more.
The Great Stoneboro Fair
August 28 - September 2, 2013
Country stars, gospel music, truck and tractor pulls, livestock and agricultural displays, harness racing and midway rides promise a weekend packed with entertainment at the annual Great Stoneboro Fair in Mercer County.
Coors Light Kickoff and Rib Festival
August 29 - September 2, 2013
Pittsburgh North Shore
Kick off the football season at this annual Labor Day Weekend festival at Heinz Field. Nationally known rib vendors, free concerts, Steelers Experience, a 5K Race and Walk, and plenty of festival activities all weekend long.
Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival
August 30 - September 2, 2013
Voted the 19th best craft show in America, the annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds.
Allegheny County Music Festival
September 1, 2013
Enjoy a day of family fun and great music at this annual fundraiser to benefit children served by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
West Alexander Fair
September 2–7, 2013
Chartered in 1906 as an agricultural fair, the West Alexander Fair brings agricultural and livestock judging, a rodeo, hot dog eating contest, square dancing, a demolition derby, concerts and even a Farmers Olympics to Washington County.
Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee
September 4–8, 2013
This 5-day community event, currently in its 61st year, showcases the early machines of agricultural life, plus a variety of contests, live music, kids activities, arts and crafts, and homemade foods.
A Fair in the Park
September 6–8, 2013
Mellon Park, Shadyside
In addition to a vast array of fine art and craft displays and demonstrations, A Fair In The Park features a concert weekend, a children's activity and project area and a variety of Pittsburgh's fabulous foods.
Mountain Craft Days
September 6–8, 2013
Somerset Historic Center, Somerset, PA
Over 125 craft artisans, musicians, and entertainers are on hand to interpret the rich frontier heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania at this annual folk festival.
Greater Pittsburgh Irish Festival
September 6–8, 2013
Riverplex at Sandcastle
Enjoy three days of Irish food, music, dancing and entertainment at this annual celebration of everything Irish in Pittsburgh.
Zanafest Music Festival
September 19–22, 2013
Music genres for all ages including jazz, blues, country, rock, youth talent, a kids jamboree and more. Proceeds benefit student music scholarships for Allegheny and Beaver Counties, plus funding for local cancer research.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
September 20–22, 2013
The state's premier Oktoberfest includes two stages of entertainment, German food, dancing & music, and a Sunday afternoon Bavarian Bike Run.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest
September 20–22 & 27–29, 2013
Penn Brewery's popular Oktoberfest is back with non-stop entertainment in the Fest Tent and a wide variety of delicious German foods and beers for two September weekends.
Ligonier Highland Games
September 21, 2013
Idlewild, Ligonier, PA
Join the gathering of the clans in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania for an exciting day of Scottish dancing, piping, drumming, massed bands, athletic competitions, storytelling, harping and more!
Penn's Colony Festival
September 21–22, 2013 and September 28–29, 2013
Enjoy a celebration of our region's place in history with traditional folk art, spirited Colonial entertainments of music, dance, theatre, living history, children's games and popular festival fair.