Washington County was named for good ole’ George, the founding father of our country – and is undoubtedly a perfect place to experience history and heritage (as well as gaming, outlet shopping and the outdoors). But in August and September, it seems Washington County has a cause for celebration of the season every weekend.
Get in on the goings-on there!
The National Pike Show
Spring Road, Centerville Borough, off Route 40 – The National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association, dedicated to preserving and demonstrating antique farm and construction equipment used by our forefathers, hosts its 31st annual show with working displays, sawmill and shingle making, food, crafts, flea market, live music and hayrides. Adults $5; under 13 free; senior day Fri. $3 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
2011 PONY League World Series
Lew Hays Field, Washington Park – Washington will host the 60th annual PONY League World Series, the culminating event for PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) baseball and softball organization. Four U.S. Zones, Asia, Mexico, Caribbean and SW Pennsylvania teams (13- & 14-year-olds) in double-elimination tournament. Adults $5; Under 15: $3.
Washington County Agricultural Fair
Washington County Fairgrounds – The 213th annual event will have locally grown products, 4-H & FFA displays, entertainment, market animals for show and sale, rides, food, tractor and horse pulls, demolition derby and country singers. Trolley rides to the fair provided by the PA Trolley Museum. Admission. 8 a.m -11 p.m.
AUGUST 28 & SEPTEMBER 25
Washington Antiques Fair
CONSOL Energy Park, I-70, Exit 15 – Grandpa's not the only one who cares what Grandma had! Hundreds of dealers. Adults $3; children 13 & under free. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
AUGUST 29- SEPTEMBER 4
Mylan Classic Nationwide Tour Golf Tournament
Southpointe Golf Club, Canonsburg – The Mylan Classic is a professional golf tournament on the PGA TOUR's Nationwide Tour. Weekly grounds pass $25; weekly clubhouse pass $50.
West Alexander Fair
Route 40 – This 105th annual event is a true agricultural fair held in a beautiful country setting. Livestock, crafts, home and dairy, vegetables, flowers, fruits, youth and 4-H/FFA market animals. Grandstand events, rides and food. $7. Mon & Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Tue.-Fri. 1-10 p.m.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
Downtown Canonsburg – Beer, bands and bratwurst make up this 13th annual event. Two stages of live entertainment, vendors, amusement rides and more. Free admission. Fri. 6-11 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 12-6 p.m.
Covered Bridge Festival
Washington & Greene counties – Arts & crafts, home-style food, historical exhibits, unique entertainment and more at 10 covered bridge sites in Washington & Greene counties! Free admission.
American Indian Heritage Weekend
Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village Avella – Discover what life was like for native people of the upper Ohio Valley, watch native artisans demonstrate everyday life skills and explore Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Adults $10; seniors $9; children 6-16 $5; under 6 free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.