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.
Kids FestMarch 2023 • 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.
Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck FestivalMay 26, 27 and 28, 2023 • Meadows Racetrack Casino
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.
Corks & Kegs Craft Beer FestivalAugust 2023 • Meadows Racetrack and Casino
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!
Washington County Auto ShowJune 2, 2023
The Washington County Auto Show is an annual event 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.
First and Last Friday of SummerSummer 2023 • Main Street Community Pavilion
Farm to Fork - Greene CountyOctober 2023 • 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.
All For HerOctober 2023
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.
Career ExpoSpring and Fall 2023
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.
Best of the Best GalaNovember 2023 • 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.
Founding DayJuly 1, 2023 • 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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