Festival http://wesa.fm en Traveling to Oktoberfest Celebrations With the New Girl http://wesa.fm/post/traveling-oktoberfest-celebrations-new-girl <p>From the wurst to the brats, Oktoberfest celebrations are just around the corner. Travel contributor Elaine Labalme tours festivals from Ohio to Texas, recommending the best and most entertaining German heritage festivities. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:24:15 +0000 Katie Blackey 16425 at http://wesa.fm Traveling to Oktoberfest Celebrations With the New Girl Late Summer Fairs and Festivals with Local Goodness http://wesa.fm/post/late-summer-fairs-and-festivals-local-goodness <p>Summer is beginning to draw to a close, and for most there are only a few chances left to get out there and enjoy all of its offerings -- especially the area’s lovely fresh produce.</p><p>According to Rhonda Schuldt of <a href="http://www.localgoodness.com">Local Goodness</a>, there are a dearth of food festivals and fairs that are sure to satisfy anyone still eager to explore the local food scene. Chief among these events are the amazing array of food festivals, including the Laurel Highlands Garlic Festival this weekend, which she calls “a nice day trip away from Pittsburgh.” the festival boasts hundreds of varieties of garlic which will intrigue any foodie with an affinity for the pungent plant. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:39:27 +0000 John Lavanga 14930 at http://wesa.fm Late Summer Fairs and Festivals with Local Goodness Three Rivers Arts Festival Begins http://wesa.fm/post/three-rivers-arts-festival-begins <p>The reopening of the iconic fountain, the refurbished Point State Park and the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival are converging in Pittsburgh today.</p><p>The ten day arts festival usually attracts about 200,000 people each year and has featured more than 12,000 artists through the years.</p><p>Veronica Corpuz, director of Festival Management and Special Projects for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, said the festival is for everyone.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:07:20 +0000 Michael Lynch 11013 at http://wesa.fm 2-Minute Film Fest Returns to the Carnegie Museum of Art http://wesa.fm/post/2-minute-film-fest-returns-carnegie-museum-art <p>The 2-Minute Film Festival returns to the Carnegie Museum of Art this summer with a child-like image.</p><p>This year’s theme, “At Play,” encourages applicants to test boundaries, take risks and bring out their childhood creativity.</p><p>The 2-Minute Film Festival showcases more than 30 of the best two-minute movies submitted by people from around the country. Judges are looking for the briefest films that best capture the idea of play. Each movie shown at the festival is eligible for the People’s Choice and Juror’s Choice awards.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 10496 at http://wesa.fm Drawing a Crowd At The Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival http://wesa.fm/post/drawing-crowd-pittsburgh-comic-arts-festival <p></p><p>In the world of comic strip art, <a href="http://www.reuben.org/history/">The Reuben Awards</a>, are on par with the Oscars. Named after Rube Goldberg, the Reuben has been awarded by the National Cartoonists Society to artists such as Charles Schulz, Chester Gould and Bill Watterson.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:26:20 +0000 Heather McClain 10029 at http://wesa.fm Drawing a Crowd At The Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival Local Goodness: Maple Syrup Season is Here http://wesa.fm/post/local-goodness-maple-syrup-season-here <div class="field-item even"><p>When one thinks of pure maple syrup, Vermont often comes to mind. However, Pennsylvania's maple season is also highly anticipated for those with a sweet tooth. Our local food contributor <a href="http://www.LocalGoodness.com"><strong>Rhonda Schuldt</strong></a> shares some maple syrup cooking tips and talks about the abundance of local festivals.</p><p><strong>Celebrate Maple Season at a local festival:</strong></p><p>March 16 &amp; 17 - 10th Annual <a href="http://pamaple.org/tour.html">NW Pennsylvania Maple Association Taste &amp; Tour Weekend</a> in the Erie area&nbsp;</p><p>March 16, 17, 20-24 - 66th Annual <a href="http://www.pamaplefestival.com">PA Maple Festival</a> in Somerset, PA&nbsp;</p><p>April 6 &amp; 7 - The <a href="http://beavercountyconservationdistrict.org/sub.asp?page=%7B8187C377-E472-47D2-82B2-034E5AF24625%7D&amp;subpage=%7BCC6C0CC2-3CE5-43CB-9395-FD5FB3375D2F%7D">Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival</a> at Brady's Run Park in Beaver, PA</p></div><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2089 at http://wesa.fm Local Goodness: Maple Syrup Season is Here