Summer Festivals Guide 2012

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Festivals are a summertime tradition!

So, KDKA has compiled a list of some of the fairs, carnivals, festivals and celebrations that will be happening in and around the Pittsburgh area during the summer of 2012.

Check out the list and then head out the door for rides, games, music, entertainment, animals, tasty foods and a fun day with family and friends!

Bedford County Fair
Dates: July 22-28
Location: Bedford County Fairgrounds
Phone: 814-623-9011
Admission: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday – $9.00, Monday, July 23: Family Day – $5, Tuesday, July 24: Sr. Citizens admitted FREE with Medicare card until 4:pm. After 4:00pm, admission is $9
Parking: $3.00

Big Butler Fair
Dates: June 29 – July 7
Location: Butler Fairgrounds
Phone: 724-865-2400 (general inquiries)
Admission: General Admission – Before 4pm: $6, After 4pm: $8.00, Children under age of 2: FREE
Parking: Free

Fayette County Fair
Dates: July 25-August 4
Location: Fayette County Fairgrounds – 132 Peachin Road, Dunbar Pa.
Phone: 724-628-3360
Admission: Regular: $13 after 4pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday (includes rides, outdoor arena and indoor arena entertainment). Click here for more admission information.

Indiana County Fair
Dates: August 26-September 1
Location: Indiana County Fair Grounds – 803 Hospital Road Indiana, Pa. 15701
Phone: 724-465-6703 (Fairground), 724-463-8641 (Information Fair Week)
Admission: Monday-Saturday: $8.00, Sunday: FREE, Children under the age of 2: FREE
Parking: Free

Jefferson County Fair
Dates: July 15-21
Times: Gates open at 2pm Mon-Fri, 11am on Saturday
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds – 1514 Route 28 N, Brookeville, Pa. 15825
Admission: $8.00 (includes parking, carnival and admission to all fair activities)
Website: (PDF)

Lawrence County Fair
Dates: August 13-18
Location: Lawrence County Fairgrounds – 464 Midway Road, New Castle, Pa. 16101
Phone: 724-654-7745 (General Info)

MoreFest St. Thomas More Family Festival
Date: June 20-23
Location: 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15241
Phone: 412-833-0031

Pittsburgh Blues Festival
Dates: July 20-22
Location: Hartwood Arces
Phone: 412-450-BLUE
Tickets: Click here for more information

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Dates: June 1-3
Location: Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
Schedule: June 1 | June 2 | June 3
Parking: Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership’s Parking Info

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
Dates: June 30-July 4
Location: Point State Park, North Shore

Seven Springs’ Irish Festival
Date: July 6-8
Location: Seven Springs Resort
Phone: 800-452-2223
Hours: July 6: 4pm-9pm, July 7: 11am-9pm, July 8: 11am-4pm
Admission: $7, Children ages 12 and under: FREE

Shadyside Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival
Date: June 8
Times: 5:30pm—8:30pm
Location: 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232
Phone: 412-682-4300

Three Rivers Arts Festival
Dates: June 1-10
Location: Point State Park, Gateway Center, Cultural District
Admission: Free
More: Visitor’s Info | Festival Map (PDF)
Parking: Three Rivers Arts Festival Parking Info

Trax Farms Strawberry Festival
Dates: June 8-10
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Location: 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, Pa. 15332
Phone: 412-835-3246
Parking: Free

Washington County Agricultural & Expo Center
Dates: August 10–18
Location: Washington County Fairgrounds – 2151 North Main Street, Washington, Pa. 15301
Phone: 724-225-7718
Admission: Prices vary
Parking: Free
More: Schedule

Westmoreland Fair
Dates: August 17-25
Location: Westmoreland County Fairgrounds – 123 Blue Ribbon Lane, Pleasant Unity, Pa. 15676
Admission: $7.00 (includes parking, amusement rides, admission to all commercial and agricultural exhibits, and judging exhibitions)

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