Late Summer Fairs and Festivals with Local Goodness
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.
According to Rhonda Schuldt of Local Goodness, 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.
Later in the month the Laurel Highlands will also play host to the Seven Springs Food and Wine Festival. For those looking for a sweeter treat, visit the mid-September Ohio Pawpaw festival, in Albany, Ohio. Those willing to make the hike out of state can sample a North American fruit with a custard like texture.
8/17-18 Laurel Highlands Garlic Festival
9/13-15 Ohio PawPaw Festival
8/24-25 Shadyside Arts Festival
9/6-8 A Fair in the Park
Neighborhood Cultural Festivals:
8/22-25 Bloomfield Little Italy Days
8/10-17 Washington County Fair
8/12-17 Lawrence County Fair
8/17-24 Somerset County Fair
8/25-31 Indiana County Fair