Looking to experience a variety of awesome events in unique locations? Washington County is your answer! There’s something for everyone at this year’s upcoming festivals–food trucks, whiskey rebellion, and historic reenactments are just some of the fun activities involved. All of these festivals are just a quick 30 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh. Here’s a rundown of the events not to miss!

Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival

May 24-26, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Washington County Events - Food Truck Festival

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino turns into a massive food truck party, which will be lined with over 50 local food trucks. Some of which include Franktuary, Mac and Gold Truck, and Primanti’s. #PGHFoodTruck You can also jam out to bands each night while tasting fantastic craft beer and wine. Admission is free! The event also features Family Fun Night (5-9:30pm) on May 24, where you can enjoy fireworks.

Whiskey Rebellion Festival

July 11-14, Downtown Washington, PA

Celebrate the history of the region with the Whiskey Rebellion Festival. If you want a diverse list of things to do, you’ve come to the right place. According to WhiskeyRebellionFestival.com, “The festival honors the significant period of America’s early days through historic reenactments, period exhibitions, family fun, frontier art, heritage music and food.” The festival gives an ode to the past, and was voted “Best Local Event” by readers of the Observer-Reporter Newspaper. Be sure to check out the Rebellion Distilleries Tasting Tour!

Corks & Kegs

August 24-25, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Washington County Events - Corks & Kegs
Image via the Observer Reporter

It’s all in the name for this one–Corks and Kegs is one of the region’s biggest craft beer events. There’s going to be an abundance of kegs, regional wine, food trucks, live music, classic car show, and more kegs. The festival takes place at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Admission is free! 

EQT Washington and Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival

September 21-22

Washington County Events - Covered Bridge Festival
Image via the Observer Reporter

One of the most unique festivals of the year happens at 10 different covered bridge locations. The EQT Washington and Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival features handmade arts and crafts, homestyle food, historic reenactments, demonstrations, children’s activities, and live entertainment. It’s the perfect homemade feeling for Fall, complete with cool bridges too.

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This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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