Answers to the most asked questions. If you have more questions, call (724) 222-3604.
When is the festival?
This year it is on Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, 2023.
The festival always is held the second weekend in July. It is located in Washington County, PA, at 139 S. Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Is there anything for kids to do?
Tons! Children’s events occur in the Lil' Rebels Area by The Bradford House gardens. They run on Saturday until 5 p.m.
Children can experience writing with a quill pen and try 18th-century games such as rolling hoops, cup & ball, stilts and quoits.
And they will learn about the role of youngsters on the frontier, trying their hands at the types of domestic chores required of children, such as beating rugs and washing clothes in a tub with a washboard. Who says learning can't be fun???
Where can I park?
Free street parking is available throughout town. Citizens Library parking lot will be available. You can NOT park at the Main Street Pavilion or the Observer-Reporter lot, as they are reserved.
Accessible Parking Spaces
The Observer-Reporter employee parking lot on Wheeling Street is reserved for accessible parking all day on the Saturday of the festival.
What is the Whiskey & Spirits Walk?
Participants are given a wristband, a walking map, and a sampling glass. The wristband identifies you to the vendors. Alcohol vendors are set up throughout the footprint within businesses.
You walk from place to place, sampling different libations. There are 12 stops. If you like something you sample, you can purchase a bottle. Some runners collect all the bottles purchased, and at the end of the walk, you go back to the walk registration and collect your bottles. This way, you don't have to walk around with your bottles.
Tickets are $50 a piece.
What types of restrooms are available?
The Main Street Pavilion restrooms will be closed, per the City. Porta johns are situated on the west side of Strawberry Alley and the Lil' Rebels Area.
What happens if it rains?
This event is held rain or shine.