Located in Northwestern Pennsylvania, along the Ohio border, Mercer County is home to name-brand outlets, boutiques and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for its more than 25 challenging golf courses of inspired design. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine in an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Mercer County is easily accessible via I-79. The County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit www.VisitMercerCountyPa.com.
WATERFIRE SHARON PENNSYLVANIA
Downtown Sharon PA along Main Street and Shenango River
Sharon, PA 16146
724-981-5882 Ext. 111
WaterFire is a World Class series of innovative, multi-sensory performance events which incorporates more than 50 sparkling bonfires ablaze on the Shenango River emitting the fragrant scent of aromatic cedar and pine as silhouettes of firetenders pass by the flames. Enchanting music, diverse performers and artists from around the globe will engage your senses.
- September 14 Theme: World Fire – The city of Sharon will be sectioned into countries exhibiting food, art, dance and music of each culture.
- October 12 Theme: Up and Around – Challenges you to view the extraordinary in unexpected places.
KRAYNAK’S SANTA’S CHRISTMASLAND
2525 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148
Dates: September 10 – December 31, 2013
Time: Open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This 300-foot long avenue of decorated Christmas trees is filled with life-like animated figures. Visiting the display has become “A Family Tradition for the Whole Family.” Find them on Facebook here. Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
COOLSPRING CORN MAZE
537 Franklin Road
Mercer, PA 16137
Time: Fridays: 4-11 p.m.; Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sundays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dates: September 6 – November 3, 2013.
Admission: $9.95 per person, two and under free
The “American Cowboy” is an amazing maze, shaped like a western belt buckle. Play new “Barnyard Boardgame.” Pick your pumpkin and stay the day!
IRONS MILLS FARMSTEAD – CORN MAZE & FALL FUN
252 Greenfield Road
New Wilmington, PA 16142
Time: Fridays: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dates: September 21 through October 27, 2013
Admission: $7.95; two and under Free.
Family fun at its finest! Come and enjoy over 15 attractions including gigantic jumping pillow, giant super slide, popular corncob beach, hayrides, pumpkins, great food and much more!
HELL’S HOLLOW HAUNT
Hell’s Hollow Farm
340 Bestwick Rd
Mercer, PA 16137
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday night.
Dates: Friday and Saturday nights, September 28 – November 2, 2013.
Hell’s Hollow Haunt in Mercer, Pa., has three attractions to scare you to pieces. The “Haunted Hayride of Horror,” the “Frightening Field of Corn” and new in 2013 the “Bloody BARN.”