Annual Fairs, Festivals & Events

Each fair and festival is unique in its own way, promoting the local culture, history, agriculture, heritage, and just plain fun.   A series of festivals begin in the spring and continue through the summer, with the height of activity in the fall when Indiana County shines with all its agriculture and during the winter when we celebrate how “It’s A Wonderful Life” in Indiana County, PA!

Below is a sampling of the ANNUAL events.

For the complete CALENDAR OF EVENTS (updated daily), please visit:
http://visitindianacountypa.org/indiana-county-events/

*COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS*
Visitor safety is a number one priority. Our members are committed to making your experience as safe as possible. We continue to promote all recommended safety procedures, including social distancing and cleaning protocols, to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 as deemed necessary. We encourage all visitors to check the status of events, fairs and festivals as they approach for COVID-19 updates. We hope to see you soon!

Scary Harry’s Haunted Trails

A haunted walk through the woods that provides adventure and excitement for adults and children (must be 48 inches tall) looking for more than the average scare.  Fan-voted #5  of the "MUST SEE HAUNTS IN PA" 2019!!

Saltsburg Light-Up Night

Tree decorating, visits with Santa and his Elves, entertainment and refreshments to start holiday season. This event typically takes place in the month of December. For more information or details visit our calendar of events listing.

Smicksburg Old Fashioned Country Christmas Open House

The open house features refreshments, wine tasting, Christmas baked goods and fresh pies. Visit the unique shops and restaurants in the area. This event typically takes place in the month of November. For more information and details please visit our…

Clymer Light-Up Night

Clymer Light-Up Night usually takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving. Following the tree lighting, Santa will arrive on the Fire Truck with treats for all the children. For more information or details visit our calendar of events listing.

IUP Spring Commencement

This event typically takes place in the month of May.

Youth Arts Celebration

The Youth Arts Celebration aims: To provide community exposure for the work of art, music, drama and literary art students in grades K-12. To engage young people in new learning opportunities which will increase their interest in the arts and…

IUP Homecoming

This is an annual event, which includes a parade, football game and many events for IUP alumni, typically takes place in the month of October.

Smicksburg Cookie Tour

Visit each of the participating shops and sample the delicious treats! Many of the Smicksburg shops will have a different variety of cookie to sample.

Tinsel Time

The Evergreen Garden Club invites you to Tinsel Time held at the Rustic Lodge. Boutique shopping, delicious luncheon, holiday designs, entertainment, Santa's surprise, raffles and door prizes. Purchase tickets in advance from Evergreen Garden Club This event typically takes place…

Old Fashioned Christmas in Homer City

Craft Bazaar, Parade, Bonfire and visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall. This event typically takes place in the month of December. For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.

Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival

Great American music in a great American town! The Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival brings national and international artists to Indiana, PA for free performances each Memorial Day weekend. The one-day, free jazz and blues festival features a…

Spring Open House – Smicksburg

Spring has sprung in Smicksburg! Visit the area businesses brimming with new merchandise. Enjoy the fresh look of this year's newest country fashion.

Derry Township Agricultural Fair Association

Fair in July that offers agricultural and horticulture displays along with entertainment and kids activities.

Knotweed Festival

Blairsville’s annual Knotweed Festival will bring food, music and fun activities to the area surrounding the town’s Diamond intersection, at Market and Liberty streets. Taking a positive spin on an invasive plant that is generally considered a nuisance, the festival…

Pumpkin Festival at Reeger’s Farm

Reeger's Farm, located off Parkwood Road in Shelocta, hosts this annual pumpkin festival. Activities include hayrides, barnyard animals, corn maze, children's activities & great food! Cash only. No pets please. ATM available. Bring your family and start a new tradition…

Smicksburg Fall Festival

Fall foliage in the Smicksburg Amish area enhances this seasonal festival.  Enjoy entertainment, specialty fall-themed items, delicious foods and of course -shopping!  Visitors can even see a civil war encampment!

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, Inc.

Naff Inc. celebrates the history and cultural traditions of residents from the Northern Appalachian region. It sponsors an annual festival that features music, arts and crafts, food, workshops, children's activities and storytelling.

Taste & Tour Downtown Indiana

The Taste & Tour is a walking tour of some of Indiana's favorite downtown restaurants and those located outside of downtown can be found at IRMC Park N. 7th Street for the evening.

May Mart – Garden & Vendor Expo

Here is where you want to begin your garden for the year. Various nurseries provide a wide selection of annuals, perennials and shrubs for you to choose from. Craft vendors provide ornamentation with garden related or handcrafted items. Food vendors…

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Come enjoy the St. Patrick's day parade with all your friends and family.

Spring Coin Show

The annual spring coin show, sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club. Thirty six tables are manned by coin dealers from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. This event typically takes place in the month of March. For more information…

Christmas in July – Idlewild Park

Indiana County Day - Christmas in July Enjoy Christmas in July! See Santa and experience some wonderful holiday cheer. For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.

Indiana County Fair

Week-long event offers local farmers, 4H members and others to show their livestock, crafts, baked goods in numerous competitions. Other events including tractor pulls, demolition derbies, entertainment, carnival fun and food. This event typically takes place in the month of…

Jimmy Stewart Airshow

The Jimmy Stewart Airshow held at the Indiana County Airport is brought to you by David Schultz Airshows and the Indiana County CEO and its affiliates! This two-day event will feature daring and sensational aerobatics performances! Experience history with unique…

Pick-A-Dilly Herb Faire

An Annual Herb Extravaganza! Free Admission! Vendors, artisans, area growers, demonstrations, FOOD and more!

Historic Canal Days Festival

The Historic Canal Days Festival takes place the first full weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in June. Handmade artisans, food vendors, musicians, and entertainers gather at Saltsburg's Canal Park, celebrating the historic town and community. Enjoy a weekend of live…

Indiana County Potters Tour

As you drive the scenic back roads in western PA, you will encounter a growing community of potters. These potters share and promote their love of clay and its creative properties. For over 14 years now, these potters coordinate a…

Hoodlebug Festival

Take part in this local community festival featuring a parade, ethnic food booths, variety of cultural music entertainment, artists and crafters, vendors, game booths and ever-popular duck race. In addition, the Indiana Road Runners Club hosts a 5K Run and…

Clymer Days Festival

Enjoy a weekend of food, entertainment, children's activities and fun. This event typically takes place in the month of September. For more information or details about this event visit our calendar of events listing.

Fall Coin Show

An Annual Fall Coin Show, sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club. Thirty six tables are manned by coin dealers from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. This event typically takes place in the month of September. For more information…

Cookport Fair presented by Green Township Community Association

Agricultural displays and competitions, animal and craft exhibits, rides and entertainment throughout the week. This event typically takes place in the month of September.

Smicksburg Apple Fest

It's all about apples-apple butter and apple cider making demonstrations and locally grown apples for sale. Visit over 20 specialty shops selling apple pie, apple dumplings, apple fudge, apple cider and apple butter. This event typically takes place in the…

Groundhog Day Celebration

Come to Punxsutawney for some mid-winter fun with world famous prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil! Don't miss the hayride town tours, kids' craft corner, annual chili and wing cook off all leading to the wee hours of the morning when Phil makes…

Blairsville Light-Up Night

An annual event held in downtown Blairsville to start off the holiday season. Watch the parade and see Santa arrive. This event typically takes place in the month of December. For more information or details please visit our calendar of…