Mammoth Fest - Cancelled

06/05/2021

One of the best markers of a festival’s style is the amount that it charges for art booths.  Consider that some festivals charge in the thousands for a three-day weekend.  Now consider that Mammoth Fest charges a couple dollars.  This hidden gem of a festival may not be the flashiest and that’s perfectly fine.  What …

Overly’s Country Christmas

11/18/2021 to 12/30/2021

The Christmas lights of Overly’s Country Christmas are magical.  Trees are set ablaze with thousands of tiny lights, and illuminated fence posts trim the lanes.  All the houses and churches and buildings are carefully highlighted.  Very quickly you recall that old-time Christmas feeling. The same drive towards tradition that pulls dads everywhere to get out …

Flax Scutching Festival

09/18/2021 to 09/19/2021

On the second weekend in the beautiful Ligonier Valley, the Flax Scutching Festival spans a weekend in Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.  Over 100 years ago, it was suggested that a gathering should be held in the center of town.  The main attraction would be the scutching of flax and making of linen – an age old …

Ligonier Ice Fest

01/23/2021 to 01/24/2021

Ligonier Ice Fest is renowned for its ice sculptures.  Nearly fifty of these arctic beauties are put on display in the town square and they draw thousands of spectators.  Professionally crafted and intricately detailed, these sculptures are sure to dazzle and delight.  More dazzling still, is watching the ice artists work their chisels and saws …