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PyroFest Goes Through Test Run At Hartwood Acres

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HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A test run Wednesday night went off without a hitch for the big fireworks festival planned for Saturday at Hartwood Acres.

It’s called PyroFest and is billed as being America’s Largest Fireworks Festival.

Pyrotecnico, from New Castle, is behind the festival and CEO Rocco Vitale says it will contain five different shows, the last two of which he promises to be “absolute monsters.”

Vitale says they can set off shells at Hartwood that they’re not allowed to set off in Downtown Pittsburgh for the Fourth of July.

He also showed us a massive metal circle loaded with fireworks that will be lifted a 100 feet into the sky with a crane.

There will also be food, a kid’s zone and live music at the festival.

Tickets for adults are $18, $10 for kids and children under 6 are free. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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