Festivals, satisfactory fill Labor Day weekend

September 1, 2016 - garden totes

What improved approach to hang adult summer than by holding in an area festival over a Labor Day weekend?

And there are a few to select from.

Cambria City Ethnic Festival

The festival kicks off Friday and continues by Sunday, backing a streets of Cambria City with homemade racial foods, qualification vendors and giveaway performances by a accumulation of artists and genres.

At St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, volunteers have finished about 40,000 pierogi, 5,000 pressed cabbages and tighten to a ton of haluski for a event, in further to other foods, trimming from baked products to normal festival favorites such as hamburgers, prohibited dogs and prohibited sausage sandwiches.

St. Mary’s pavilion, located during 411 Power St., also is a core for many activities, including low-pitched party and normal Slavjane dancers.

“The Cambria City Ethnic Festival has turn a reunion and people reminisce about flourishing adult in Johnstown,” said Monsignor Raymond Balta, festival organizer.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will horde a 700 retard of Chestnut Street, featuring normal Slovakian dishes and low-pitched entertainment.

This year, a festival menu will embody haluski, halupki, palacinki (homemade honeyed Slovak crepe), pierogi, pulled pork, kielbasa, sausage fine sandwiches, beef burgers, prohibited dogs, french fries and apple dumplings.

The featured drink will be Golden Pheasant, that is alien from Slovakia.

Lamb sandwiches will be accessible starting during noon Sunday.

“We wish people to come and suffer themselves and continue a tradition,” pronounced Paul Kushner, festival cabinet co-chairman. “This is a loyal travel festival that’s not firm by walls and gates.”

In team-work with a Korean War Service Veterans and Veterans Community Initiatives Inc., a veterans approval rite will be hold during 2 p.m. Sunday. 

Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, Fourth Avenue and Chestnut Street, has prepared a accumulation of food, activities and music.

Traditional racial cuisine will embody haluski, halupki, German potato salad, pierogi, bratwurst, kielbasa, prohibited dogs, potato pancakes, pagash, stromboli and apple dumplings.

The church will underline a bake sale, and offer tours on Saturday.

On Saturday, a children’s area will underline games and activities.

A Polka Mass with Rosie and a Jammers will be hold during 10 a.m. Sunday.

“Every year, it feel likes a family reunion,” pronounced Bryan Hodos, co-chairman of a church’s festival committee. “People are accustomed to entrance behind to city over Labor Day weekend and entrance down to Cambria City for a informed sights, sounds and food.”

Ace’s on Chestnut Street will have opposite options accessible via a weekend.

The menu will offer a signature lamb sandwiches, pigs in a blanket, haluski finished with normal spaetzle noodles, pierogi, fresh-cut french fries, panko-breaded duck tenders, sweet-and-sour coleslaw and uninformed fruit cups.

“We’re opening a food tent during noon Friday and this is something new for this year,” pronounced Dustin Greene, partial owners of Ace’s.

A returning festival favorite will be a solidified cheesecake on a hang that is hand-dipped to emanate a tough bombard of chocolate, strawberry or cherry.

Ace’s will offer alcoholic and nonalcoholic solidified drinks.

There also will be 6 breeze beers available.

Alternative Community Resource Program will horde an Irish Corner during Columba and 10th Avenue.

Since 2013, ACRP has partnered with a Ancient Order of Hibernians to horde a eventuality to paint and applaud a Irish culture.

“This is a good partnership and we both had a same prophesy of perplexing to move behind a whole midst of Chestnut Street,” pronounced Bill McKinney, a member of a Ancient Order of Hibernians. “We wish this to be a finish for people and move behind a days when we walked from one finish to another checking out food and a booths.”

The Irish-themed menu will underline shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, Irish macaroni and cheese, corned beef and Reuben sandwiches, scones and Irish soda bread.

This year, Bottle Works and Venue of Merging Arts have partnered to offer song during a Third Avenue Arts Stage.

“This has been in a works for years,” pronounced Angela Rizzo, executive executive of Bottle Works. “We’re so tighten to them and we didn’t wish to contest with any other, so we streamlined some things and are pooling a resources together.”

There will be an outside theatre in a Bottle Works parking lot and indoor theatre in a Art Works building, along with vendors on Third Avenue.

Musical party will underline indie folk rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass and electronic. Also slated to perform will be Irish step dancers, swell dancers, Kulani West African Drum and Dance and Johnstown Concert Ballet.

In VOMA’s art gallery, Creative Collective Art Show will be on arrangement and underline works by several artists.

A accumulation of food vendors will be on Third Avenue, including Pappy D’s with barbecue, Speals on Wheels with specialty wraps and paninis and BL Wine Cellars.

Log House Arts Festival

When visitors attend the Community Arts Center of Cambria County’s 46th annual festival, they will be greeted by normal crafts, food, party and children’s activities.

The juried festival will be hold from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on a humanities core grounds, 1217 Menoher Blvd. in Westmont.

There will be some-more than 80 craftspeople from countless counties and 7 states who will have their handmade things on display.

“We have 20 new crafters this year,” pronounced Angela R. Godin, executive executive of a humanities center.  “Over time people retire or they’re not means to attend year after year, so it’s good to have other ones and have something opposite or something identical yet their possess twist.”

Along with jewelry, woodcrafts, clothing, pottery, florals, plants, stained potion and fabric items, additions to a festival will embody quilts, chainsaw carvings, furniture, horse-shoe decor, homemade receptacle bags and purses and country items.

Kid’s Kingdom will have a full line-up of children’s activities on a second building of a Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center.

The Somerset Roof Garden Chorus will open a festival with barbershop song from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

At 11 a.m., Rosie and a Jammers will perform, followed by The Sharptones from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Satrycon, one-man rope Larry Faust, will play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, and The Desperadoes will tighten out a festival from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Other party will embody sorcery shows by Richard Benninghoff, Unicycle Sam, African dance performances by Kulani and Kulani Kids and swell dancing with Adrianna’s Arabian Jewels.

“We truly have adequate farrago in a bands and party that there will be something for everybody,” Godin said.

The food menu will underline apparatus from Clark’s Corner Store, Papa John’s and Szechuan East as good as other prohibited food and flue cakes.

A convey will be supposing from a Senior Life parking lot, 401 Broad St., Johnstown, and a Hiram G. Andrews Center parking lot, 727 Goucher St., Johnstown.

Two convey buses will be rotating approximately each 15 mins from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Forest Hills Festival

Family and village fun will be on daub during a 28th annual festival.

The three-day eventuality will be hold Saturday by Monday during Berwind Wayside Festival Park, Route 869, St. Michael.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

The Adams Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 is in assign of a festival.

Adams Township military Chief Kirk Moss, boss of a Adams Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, pronounced this year’s festival thesis will concentration on a 50th anniversary of a Forest Hills School District.

“We’re going to ham it adult a tiny this year,” he said. “There will be a lot of importance on a Rangers.”

The humanities and crafts uncover will underline some-more than 80 vendors, offering yard signs, jewelry, wardrobe and anniversary outside displays.

Each day, a breakfast smorgasboard will be offering from 7 to 11 a.m. during a glow station, opposite a travel from a festival grounds.

An all-you-can-eat menu of pancakes, bacon, sausage and other breakfast favorites will be accessible for $8.

Local churches and county groups will offer fry turkey and fry beef sandwiches, hamburgers, prohibited dogs, prohibited sausage, ham potpie, haluski, duck wings, elk and buffalo burgers, gyros, fresh-cut fries and a accumulation of homemade desserts.

Musical party for Saturday will underline Partners in Sound from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stone Bridge Blues Band from 3 to 6 and Tree from 7 to 10.

A village ecumenical use will be hold from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday in a gazebo.

KB and a Crew will flog off party from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The organisation will be followed by Frequency from 3 to 5 p.m. and Three of Heart from 6 to 9.

A fireworks arrangement will light adult a night sky during 9 p.m.

‘“This uncover is going to be extensive,” Moss said. “People group to a city that Sunday evening.”

Le Dance Academie from Salix will perform from 11 a.m. to noon Monday.

Additional performances will embody Bronco and a Rhinelanders from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Rosie and a Jammers from 2:30 to 4:30 and The Johnstown Area Button Box Club from 5 to 7.

There also will be children’s activity booths and rebound houses.

Free parking will be accessible along Locust Street and via St. Michael.

Cambria County Fair

The 125th annual satisfactory will be hold Sunday by Sept. 10 during a fairgrounds, along aged Route 219, one-half mile north of Ebensburg.

Fairgoers will see plantation equipment, animal displays, low-pitched entertainment, rides, food and dispersion derbies.

Dave Martin’s Bullride Mania will be hold during 7 p.m. Sunday.

“This will underline longhorn riding, tub racing and a kids rodeo member to it,” pronounced Philip Rice, satisfactory president. “We haven’t finished bulls in utterly a while and we wanted to go with something with a lot of movement and activity.”

Country song thespian Daryle Singletary will perform during 4 and 8 p.m. Monday.

Additional grandstand shows will underline travel batch and super semi-truck lift Tuesday; pick-up lorry lift Wednesday; tiny automobile demo derby Thursday; vast automobile demo derby Sept. 9; and beast lorry uncover Sept. 10.

“The demo derbies always move a large throng to us,” Rice said. “The beast trucks are popular. If we come previously and a continue is nice, there will be opportunities to get on a trucks and float around a locus for an additional cost.”

Jurrasic Kingdom, an interactive family dinosaur show, and Joey’s Bubble Factory, that facilities froth of all shapes and sizes, will be featured daily.

Nojoe’s Clown Circus, featuring rings of clowns and acrobats, will perform dual shows Sunday, Monday and Sept. 10 and one uncover Tuesday by Sept. 9.

Rides will open during noon Sunday and Monday and Sept. 10 and during 4 p.m. Tuesday yet Sept. 9.

Showcase buildings will be open during 9 a.m. Sunday and Monday and Sept. 10 and during noon Tuesday by Sept. 9.

“This is family-oriented fun so that everybody can find something to do and enjoy,” Rice said.

The $8 one-price sheet includes parking, rides and grandstand shows.

Admission will be $5 Tuesday.

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For a full report of events, revisit www.cambriacofair.com.


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For those anticipating for good continue over a weekend, you’re in luck.

“It’s going to be a pleasing weekend,” said Tony Zartman, comparison meteorologist with AccuWeather. “Friday by Labor Day Monday we’re going to have pleasing continue opposite a area.”

Friday and Saturday will have temperatures in a reduce 70s, Sunday will strech a midst 70s while Monday will strike a top 70s.

“This will be most some-more pleasing continue than what we’ve been traffic with for a past month or so,” Zartman said. “There unequivocally is no possibility of rain.”

Festival schedule

The following is a opening report for a Cambria City Ethnic Festival:



6 p.m.: Ground Zero.

Third Avenue Arts Stage

5 p.m.: Crew of a Half Moon.

7:30 p.m.: Memphis Hill.

10 p.m.: Habatat.

Slovak Band Hall

10 p.m.: Mac’d Up.


5:30 p.m.: Dead Irish Blues, indoors.

5 p.m.: Aran, outdoors.

8 p.m.: Michael O’Brian Band, outdoors.

Holy Cross

7 p.m.: Midnight Graffiti.

St. Mary’s

4 p.m.: Jerry Intihar.

7 p.m.: YUM.


5 p.m.: Johnstown Classic Rockers.

9 p.m.: Octane.



1 p.m.: Whiskey River Panhandlers.

5:30 p.m.: Michael O’Brian Band.

Third Avenue Arts Stage

Noon: Trailheads.

2:30 p.m.: Endless Mike and a Beagle Club.

5 p.m.: Adam Ernst.

7:30 p.m.: Chrome Moses.

10 p.m.: Beauty Slap.

Slovak Band Hall

10 p.m.: Van Waylon.


Noon: Tree, indoors.

3:30 p.m. Dead Irish Blues, indoors.

12:30 p.m.: Full Kilt, outdoors.

4:15 p.m.: Irish Pretenders, outdoors.

8 p.m.: Corned Beef and Curry, outdoors.

Holy Cross

2 p.m.: Three of Hearts.

7 p.m.: The Tom Katz.

St. Mary’s 

1 p.m.: Harold Betters.

5 p.m.: Slavjane folk dancers.

7 p.m.: YUM.


1 p.m.: The Tom Katz.

4 p.m.: Black Cat Moan.

7:30 p.m.: Undercover.



10 a.m.: Polka Mass with Rosie and a Jammers.

2 p.m.: Full Kilt.

Third Avenue Arts Stage

Noon: Jazz Trip.

2:30 p.m.: Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers.

5 p.m.: Swampcandy.

7:30 p.m.: Wolves in Sheeps Clothing

Slovak Band Hall

6 p.m.: Chico The Boogie Men.


12:30 p.m.: Dead Irish Blues, indoors.

1 p.m.: Irish Pretenders, outdoors.

5 p.m.: Tree, outdoors.

Holy Cross

Noon: The Reflections.

2 p.m.: Veterans approval ceremony.

4 p.m.: Bo Moore.

St. Mary’s 

1 p.m.: Rhythm Masters.

5 p.m.: Cajun Norm a Jam Session Band.


Noon: The Rhinelanders.

4 p.m.: Cruzin.

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