As part of our commitment to our region, the Observer-Reporter is proud to produce community events throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Our Event Marketing team produces events throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania that are engaging, well-attended events that bring value to event-goers, participants, vendors, and sponsors alike. Through our built-in promotions with the Observer-Reporter and its products, along with our unique partnerships in the region, there’s no better way to get exposure for your business than an Observer-Reporter Event Marketing event. Live events provide the personalized touchpoints that create positive brand associations, educate prospects, and accelerate the sales process. For vendors, we offer high-quality, well-organized events with high-traffic venues to get your products and services in front of targeted audiences that fit your business.


SWPA Bridal Fair

February 24, 2024 • Dee’s Event Center
Join our inaugural Bridal Fair in the Mon Valley! Showcase your products and services directly to a captivated audience seeking the best in bridal essentials — gowns, accessories, photography, florals and more. As a sponsor or vendor, seize the opportunity to connect with engaged couples in Southwestern PA actively planning their dream weddings. Secure your spot now and let’s make wedding dreams a reality.
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Kids Fest

March 23, 2024 • Washington Crown Center

Kids Fest is Washington County’s biggest family-friendly event. It’s a free, fun-filled day of activities for the whole family. The day features live stage entertainment, inflatable fun zones, sports and fitness areas, health and wellness zones, and sports demos.

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Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival

May 24, 25, and 26, 2024 • Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival is an annual event filled with dozens of the region’s best food trucks, plus live music and entertainment, craft beer and wine, regional artisans and vendors, a kids’ area and lots more.

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Corks & Kegs Craft Beer Festival

August 24 and 25, 2024 • Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

Corks & Kegs is Washington County’s premier craft beer festival and has quickly become one of the region’s largest craft beer events. This two-day event is FREE to enter, and packed with dozens of craft beers, regional wine, locally produced spirits, food trucks, live music, vendors and artisans, a classic car cruise and much more!

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First Friday

May 3, June 7 and August 2 • Downtown Washington Community Pavilion
First Fridays is a monthly summer-long celebration of music, arts, culture, shopping, great food, and more in the heart of Downtown Washington. Located under the Community Pavillion on South Main Street (home of the Main Street Farmers Market), people from all over the region can meet with artists and local business owners, listen to live music and eat and drink the best of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Bring the whole family to this FREE unique experience!
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Washington County Auto Show

June 7, 2024 • Downtown Washington Community Pavilion
The Washington County Auto Show is a part of our First Friday series that features dozens of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and is a free event open to the public. The event features area dealerships, live entertainment, regional food trucks and restaurants, family-friendly entertainment, and local businesses and artisans in our Auto Show Marketplace.
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Farm to Fork - Greene County

September 2024 • Thistlethwaite Vineyards

Farm to Fork events embraces the farm to table movement, celebrating local food, wine, and entertainment. Event-goers can sample exclusive delicacies from local and regional restaurants made from hand-grown local farms, enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, interactive booths and artisans, shopping from regional vendors, and entertainment all day.

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All For Her

October 2024

All For Her: Inspire, Educate and Motivate is designed to focus on women’s health, wellness, well-being, inspiration, and empowerment. This one day ticketed event is filled with shopping, healthy foods, spa services, wine, entertainment and overall fun for women in an approachable forum to discover ways to take care of ourselves and loved ones.

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Career Expo

2024 Date TBD

The Observer-Reporter Career Expo is a job fair happening each spring and fall. Job seekers can connect with recruiters and employers from diverse fields throughout our region that include health care, information technology, manufacturing, retail, human services, the oil and gas industry, and much more. Employers, recruiters, and schools can sign up to participate to get maximum exposure to find their next job candidate.

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Best of the Best Gala

November 21, 2024 • Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe

The Best of the Best Awards Gala celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more in southwestern Pennsylvania. The community nominates their favorite businesses in dozens of categories and then votes on the top five businesses. The top three vote-getters in each category are then recognized at an invite-only Gala-type awards ceremony hosted by the Observer-Reporter, along with an accompanying special section that celebrates the winners.

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Founding Day

June 29, 2024 • Uniontown

The annual Founding Day celebrates all that makes Uniontown great with an art display, fireworks, 5k run/walk and so much more! The Founding Day Festival also includes food trucks, a sidewalk sale, live entertainment at Storey Square and a History Walk with a scavenger hunt.

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Our Team

Carole DeAngelo

Advertising Director
o: 724.223.2622

Kendra Scalzi

Be Local Events Manager
o: 724.350.0581

Natalie Gloady

Digital Strategy Manager
o: 724.206.2304

Trista Thurston

Digital Operations Director
o: 724.222.2200 ext. 2421