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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Westmoreland County Fair
Description: Westmoreland Fair will host a full week of events and entertainment. Please check website for a full schedule of activities, gate prices and hours of operation.
Admission price is $7 and includes parking, amusement rides, admission to all commercial and agricultural exhibits and judging exhibitions. Early bird admission on special days (not including either Saturday) is $3 per person before 2 p.m., but does not include rides. Admission is free for children 2 and younger, and $4 ride tickets are available in the amusement area.

Location: Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg

Fee: $7.00

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 423-5005

Book Sale and Flea Market
Organization: Christ United Church of Christ
Description: A book sale and flea market will be held until 2 p.m.

Location: Fellowship Hall, 1414 Ligonier Street, Latrobe
Time(s):  8:00 AM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Church Office
Phone: (724) 537-4901

Ligonier Country Market
Description: Items available for sale include: herbs, freshly picked produce, beef, poultry, eggs, fresh flowers, perennial and annual flowers and plants, handmade crafts, specialty breads, pastries, jams and relishes. The market is open until 12 noon.

Location: W. Main Street & U.S. Route 30, Ligonier
Time(s):  8:00 AM

Contact information:

Civil War Encampment - 2017
Organization: Westmoreland County Historical Society
Description: The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host a Civil War encampment with members of the Pennsylvania Reserve Battalion (9th, 10th and 11th) "Buck Tails," 19th Ohio Artillery and affiliated Confederate units.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for children and seniors; children ages 5 and under get in free.

Location: Hanna's Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield
Time(s):  10:00 AM

Contact information:
Contact: Westmoreland County Historical Society
Phone: (724) 532-1935 Ext: 10

Get Acquainted Day Open House - 2017
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent College Office of Admission and Financial Aid has announced plans for upcoming Get Acquainted Day Open House for prospective students and their families.

Get Acquainted Day features a series of short talks on academics, admission procedures, financial aid and college life at Saint Vincent. In addition, the program includes a tour of the campus by student volunteers and an opportunity to meet with faculty of various academic departments and programs at this 168-year-old Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college.

The event will begin with registration and breakfast buffet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Fred M. Rogers Center and will conclude at 3 p.m.

To register or for further details, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690, phone 1-800-782-5549, fax 724-805-2953, e-mail, or register online at

Additional Get Acquainted Day Open Houses will be held on Saturday, June 17; Saturday, July 15; and Saturday, Aug. 19.

Location: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe
Time(s):  10:30 AM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Phone: (800) 782-5549

Living History Weekend - August 2017
Organization: Compass Inn Museum
Description: Special Living History activities are free with admission.The event will host Proctor's Militia, I.B.W.C.P. during the Militia and the Frontier Living History Weekend. A Revolutionary War militia unit mustered out of Westmoreland County, Proctor's Militia will be camping on the grounds of the museum over the weekend.

Cost of admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors age 62 and up, $6 for children 6 to 17 and free for ages 5 and under.

Location: Compass Inn Museum, Laughlintown
Time(s):  11:00 AM

Contact information:
Contact: Compass Inn
Phone: (724) 238-4983

Back to School Bash Carnival - 2017
Organization: New Derry United Methodist Church
Description: LUMC Ministries will hold their annual "Back to School Bash" on August 19th from noon till 4 p.m. The event includes games, prizes, moon walks, food, drinks, live entertainment, school supplies, and clothes. Come join the fun…remember, everything is free!

Location: 5742 Route 982, New Derry
Time(s):  12:00 PM

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 537-8141

Community FunFest
Organization: Bethany United Methodist Church, Latrobe
Description: The Community FunFest is a free event with live music, puppet show, free food, including hot dogs, nachos and cheese, funnel cakes and more; a bounce house and face painting for children.

Location: Avenue B and Laveen Street, Latrobe
Time(s):  1:00 PM

2017 Concerts in the Park
Organization: Latrobe- GLSD Parks & Recreation
Description: The free concerts will be held weather permitting. Come and enjoy great music, food & beer.

June 11 - Michael Christopher (Country) for 2 to 4:30 p.m.

July 2 - Buddy Mac Band (Classic Rock) from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

August 19 - American Pie (Oldies) and the Donnie Dickson Memorial Car Show from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bandshell at Legion Keener Park, Latrobe
Time(s):  2:00 PM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation

Parish Picnic
Organization: St. Rose Roman Catholic Church
Description: All parishioners and guests are cordially welcomed to attend the St. Rose Picnic on August 19th. Come and enjoy a hamburger or hot dog at family-friendly prices, take a few chances, and most of all - enjoy the company of others.

Location: St. Rose Catholic Church, Hillview Avenue, Latrobe
Time(s):  4:00 PM

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