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About the Festival

About the Festival

An event brought to you by the Bradford House Historical Association.

The Festival Honors America’s Early Days

Learn about 18th-century living, why the Whiskey Rebellion happened, relive history, and celebrate good music, food, and community — free and right here in Washington, Pa.

This summer festival honors the significant period of America’s early days through historic reenactments, history and heritage displays, street theater performances, children's area, music, food and libations, all the while shining a national spotlight on the city, county and region.

The festival is always the 2nd weekend in July in Washington, Pa.

The festival takes place along Main Street, between Wheeling and Maiden Streets.

The main events take place on Saturday.

The Washington Business District Authority puts on a community parade Saturday morning. The Bradford House and the Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center are open for tours during the day on Saturday. 
And then Saturday concludes with a music headliner.

Lil Rebels Area with Ribbon Act

Important Things to Know

Friday Parking

  • After 5 p.m., all metered parking on the streets free

Saturday Parking

  • Parking Building on Franklin Street.
  • Citizens Library Parking Lot
  • All metered parking on the streets is free. Except for Main Street during the Parade
  • Accessible parking spaces — The Observer-Reporter employee parking lot on Wheeling Street


  • The Main Street Pavilion restrooms will be closed, per City orders.
  • Porta johns are located on the west side of Strawberry Alley.

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This event is brought to you by the Bradford House Historical Association.