In dire need of some fresh air and light exercise? Make your way to Harrison County Agricultural in Cadiz.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
You'll definitely maximize your weekend morning or afternoon with a stellar walk in Harrison County Agricultural's park.
If you have a hankering for something extra tasty, sample the menu at New Kensington's House of 1000 Beers.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At House of 1000 Beers, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this restaurant at the edge of ear-splitting.
Drivers can find parking right by the restaurant, so don't forget your car keys.
When organizers were planning last year's inaugural Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, they expected about 1,000 people to show up. They ended up with a crowd of more than 7,000. And it's no wonder, considering how highly the European dumpling ranks among the city's beloved foods. As Stephan Bontrager, one of the organizers of the fest, told the Post-Gazette in 2013, pierogis are "one of those Pittsburgh pride things."
Locals can once again show their love for the chewy concoctions at this year's fest, where there will be at least 15 vendors serving both traditional and contemporary versions. Perennial favorite Gosia's will be using a pierogi recipe handed down through generations of their Polish family, while Square Cafe will be giving attendees another chance to taste their coffee-spiked dumplings. There'll be plenty to do besides eat, of course. Other attractions include a beer tent (sponsored by Yuengling) and a pop-up market with handcrafted gifts such as pierogi earrings and toasty pierogi slippers.
Where's the best place to enjoy more than 101 European beers? Beneath a 6,000 square-foot tent in the great outdoors, of course. That's where the Great European Beer Festival brings some of the best brews from across the pond—with special attention paid to the hops-filled land of Belgium. Names like Piraat, Lindeman’s, Chimay, and Duvel greet festival attendees as they work their way through the tent, which also shelters Belgian cuisine, live musicians, and the tinier musicians that live inside their tubas.
Hosted by the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium, The Great European Beer Festival has been a tradition for nearly two decades. The festivities kick off with an "Ultimate Bier Dinner," during which chefs pair Belgian ales with equally Belgian cuisine, such as duck sausage and imported cheese. The festival then hosts multiple beer-drinking sessions over the course of two days.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em—and what amazingly flavorful smokes you'll get—at the Pittsburgh Cigar Festival. More than just a celebration of the stogie, the festival lauds the lifestyle that surrounds the slow-burning leaf, and camaraderie that comes with it. Whether you're a connoisseur, a casual puffer, or a second-hand fan of the rolled wonder, the Pittsburgh Cigar Festival has bountiful fun for everyone. Here's what to expect.
The Stogies: Representatives from cigar brands from around the world and pros from Pittsburgh's finest cigar shops—including Rollin' Stogies, Emporio Cigar Shop—share the stories behind their brands and explain the science of cigar-ology. Plus, the fest offers plenty of cigar discounts, and even packs some in your included goodie bag.
The Drinks: Fine wine, craft beer, and spirit companies share sample cocktail pairings to complement your tasty embers.
The Festivities: Puff along to a soundtrack of live music, carouse with The Pittsburgh Cigar Girls, and enjoy a Cigar Girl Pageant. Contests and pool tournaments invite festival-goers to win big, while the "Kickin' Ash Bash" party, for VIPs only, challenges smokers to get down.
The Setting: the apropos national park attraction of Carrie Furnace, where you can also enjoy a site tour
The Good Cause: In addition to benefitting your relaxation, a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Western PA Humane Society and The Green Beret Foundation.