Upcoming Events and Festivals - September 2023

Upcoming Events and Festivals - September 2023

Cambria City Ethnic Fest - 9/1 – 9/3

The Cambria City Ethnic Festival is held each year on Labor Day Weekend in the historic Cambria City Section of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this free event. The festival spans venues from 3rd to 10th ave, one block off Broad St., along Chestnut St.

Log House Arts Festival - 9/2 – 9/3

The Log House Arts Festival happens on the Community Arts Center’s 2.5 scenic acres in the Westmont section of Johnstown, PA. The festival features hand-crafted items, including jewelry, pottery, florals, rugs, crafted wood and decor, tole, plants, fabric items, handbags, sweatshirts, furniture, Steelers “gear,” metal artwork, slate artwork, fudge, wine, and a distillery.

Forest Hills Labor Day Festival - 9/2 – 9/4

The Forest Hills Festival is held at the Berwind Wayside Park in Saint Michael, PA. Food vendors will be serving a variety of delicious meals, and a large handmade craft vendor area will feature an array of items for patrons to purchase!

American Legion County Fair - 9/3 – 9/9

For those living in Cambria County, Labor Day means more than simply the end of the summer season, the beginning of school or another holiday. Labor Day signals the annual fair.  Years of work, excitement, and heartbreak went into the making of the fair as we see it today and that work goes on year after year, all year long, not just for the few days during which the fair is open.

TUBAPALOOZA 2023 - 9/3

Come float through Pennsylvania's wettest music experience and HELP A GREAT CAUSE WHILE YOU ARE AT IT! Listen to awesome regional artists at different stages along the river. Doors at 10 AM 20% of your ticket purchase will go towards charity!

Homegrown Music and Community Festival - 9/11

The annual Homegrown Music Festival showcases local bands while raising money for charity. This year's event will feature performances from The Panels, Even the Odds, Stars Upon the Western Hills, and Shades of June! Tickets are $10 and kids 12 and under are free! 100% of the proceeds benefit local charities.

Cambria County Arts and Heritage Festival - 9/9 – 9/10

Laurel Highlands Historical Village is sponsoring a 2-day Arts and Heritage Festival at Duman Lake Park. Arts and craft vendors, food vendors, artisans, reenactors, county agencies, and living history groups will all be present at the event.

Sandyvale Wine Festival – 9/9

Sandyvale Wine Experience has quickly become the area’s premier wine event.  Enjoy two unique wine events in one weekend! Kick it all off on Friday, the first Friday after Labor Day, with the Sandyvale Wine Dinner. This limited seating dinner will pair wines from around the world with great food. On Saturday, enjoy 16 of the best wineries in Pennsylvania, grab a bite from our gourmet food vendors and shop at over 26 of the most unique vendors around. Your low-cost admission enables you to delight in a unique wine experience, live entertainment, and prizes.

Johnstown Fashion Week - 9/10 - 9/16

Johnstown Fashion week is a combination of designers, models, and fashion lovers across several events and venues in the Johnstown area. There are classes on a variety of fashion related subjects, fashion shows, and much more. For more details, visit their website!

Fall'in Baconfest - 9/15 - 9/16

Fall'in Baconfest is your destination for all things bacon! This event features live music, craft and vendor booths, a bacon eating contest, and much more!

New Germany Arts and Crafts Festival - 9/16 - 9/17

The New Germany Festival is a fun‑filled two days of great food, arts and crafts vendors, fall favorites, and more! Take a walk through the New Germany Grove and take it all in. 

Johnstown Slavic Festival - 9/15 - 9/16

Johnstown's Slavic Festival is a celebration of authentic Slavic music, Slavic folk dance performance, Slavic food, as well as Slavic beer. The event also features educational speakers, cooking demonstrations, ethnic vendors, and much more!

Ebensburg PotatoFest - 9/30

The Ebensburg PotatoFest is an annual event in Ebensburg, PA celebrating Cambria County potatoes and its growers. It is held on the last Saturday of September each year! The county is the second largest supplier of potatoes in the state. Entertainers perform throughout the day with music to please all ages. Over 200 crafters and artisans line the streets for blocks with homemade wares, food, and of course potato candy!

Rally at the Rock - 9/22 – 9/23

Rally at the Rock offers riding, guided tours of the park, food, vendors and other entertainment. It’s a great weekend to spend in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania with your riding family. Rally at the Rock is always held the last full weekend of September. Explore their 140 miles of trails!

DitkoCon 2023 - 9/30
Get ready to spend a day celebrating the legacy of Johnstown’s own Steve Ditko! Steve’s career in comics has had a tremendous impact on so many fans and creators in the industry, so we are bringing comic book enthusiasts together for a day of Ditko-inspired fun at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center!