Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic F...Mt Pleasant, PA
S Diamond St & Washington St., Mt Pleasant, PA, 15666, US
Bio: History, tradition, and enjoyment come to mind to the people who visit the Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival. Western Pennsylvania, historically supplied the world with the finest glassware and crafted items through the skills and dedication of hardworking people. The Mt. Pleasant area is well known for it's three glass companies, Lenox Crystal, L.E. Smith Glass Company, Electro Glass Products, Jamestown Glass Outlet and Youghiogheny Glass who have carried on the tradition of fine glass making and progressive new ideas in glass products and usage. From this tradition was born the annual celebration called the Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival. Nestled in the Laurel Mountains, amongst beautiful fall foilage, Mt. Pleasant comes alive in September during the festival, which is always its last full weekend. This sparkling fall spectacular has evolved into an event that provides enjoyment for over 50,000 people in three days. Because of the uniqueness of the festival, it has grown to be one of the largest outdoor festivals in the Western Pennsylvania area. The Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival, which is located on the friendly neighborhood streets and parks of Mt. Pleasant, provides various types of enjoyment for people of all ages. The Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival has free admission, and free entertainment performed on three stages, as well as strolling entertainment throughout the weekend. Approaching the Festival Midway, one can smell the many ethnic foods, prepared right before your eyes. The variety of foods, which include Italian, Polish. German, Greek, Chinese, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Early American, provide a menu not equaled at any one location. These ethnic foods can be enjoyed at any of the many picnic tables with umbrella's that intermingle among the festival booths, which stretch for four blocks and two parks. Crafters from many parts of the country demonstrate, display and sell their quality items at reasonable prices. Items include woods, ceramic, and knitted crafts to artisan stained glass. Demonstrations are a large part of the festival attractions. Many of the vendors show how craft items are made including glass blowing and stained glass artists. But the most popular demonstrations are the glass blowing by Laurel Art and Glass. Never before seen by the public, these artists mold and blow hot molten into a decorative glass item. Some of the world's finest glass from L.E. Smith Glass, Lenox Crystal and Jamestown Glass Outlet will be on display and for sale at the festival. Few festivals in the United States can offer this kind of history and art right before your eyes. The Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival is well known for free entertainment and activities that highlight three days. Top name national, regional and local talent entertains continuously on our three stages. A variety of live music offers entertainment for all ages that is second to none. The other activities also set the Glass Festival Apart from many other festivals. These unique attractions are the Little Princess Pageant, Young Miss Princess Pageant, and the Queen Pageant, the Festival Parade of Lights at night and the Giant Parade in the afternoon, Kidsfest, a Carnival, and a spectacular closing ceremony with fireworks that top it all off on Sunday Evening.