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5 things to do in Westmoreland this weekend: Sept. 20-22

Mary Pickels
Joyce Hanz | contributing photographer
Ample sunshine and warm weather welcomed the crowds at an earlier Avonmore Harvest Jubilee.

The kids are back in school, vacations are wrapping up, but the autumn fun is just getting started. Festivals and other events are popping up all over the region this weekend, and the good times are rollin’. Get outdoors and grab some grub, listen to some tunes, meet up with friends and fam and enjoy the sunshine.

Blue, Brews and BBQ

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust will host “Blues, Brews & BBQ,” a new event pairing smoky flavors and soulful tunes, all washed down with some cool brews.

The 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 event will be held in the Trust’s Art in the Alley and the Helman-Ghrist parking lot in downtown Greensburg, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the Alley’s public art while they nosh, sip and dance.

The event launches the nine-day Greensburg Craft Beer Week, showcasing the region’s breweries, restaurants and local businesses.

Details: 724-836-8000, westmorelandculturaltrust.org and The Palace Theatre box office, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg

Scottdale Fall Festival

Scottdale will hold its 45th annual fall festival Sept. 20-22, filling the downtown area with craft and food vendors, music and activities.

Don’t miss the noon parade on Saturday, with the theme “All Roads Lead to Scottdale.”

There’s a Bigfoot Car Crush, a dog parade, car show, chalk contest, 5K/10K walk and run, meet and greet with borough firefighters, bands and movie night. Head to Pittsburgh and Spring streets and the gazebo area and take in all the sights, sounds and flavors of fall.

Details: scottdalefestival.org

Avonmore Harvest Jubilee

Avonmore will hold its 55th annual Harvest Jubilee Sept. 20-21.

Visitors can enjoy free admission, live music, games, crafts, festival food, kids zone, rock wall, pony rides, train rides, Saturday parade and car cruise, fireworks and a duck race on the Kiski River.

The musical group “The Thieves” will headline at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s schedule is 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday’s is from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. All events are located on Fifth Street, Indiana Avenue and Westmoreland Avenue.

Details: facebook.com

Taste of the Neighborhood

Latrobe Art Center will provide a taste of what various local restaurants have to offer at Taste of the Neighborhood, set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

Pizza and appetizers will be provided by Chef Dato’s Table, Hotel Loyal, Michelle’s Lair, Palombo’s Italian Restaurant, Ricolita’s Cafe, Rosemary’s Country Kitchen and Touchdown Club II. Latrobe Dairy Queen will serve up sweet treats.

Visitors 21 and older can sample beverages from All Saints Brewing Co., Four Seasons Brewing Co., Sobel’s Obscure Brewery and Raspberry Acres Winery @Eclectique.

A ticket is $25.

Details: 724-537-7011 or latrobeartcenter.org

Get to groovin’

Young crooners will compete for scholarships during the second annual Battle of the Sinatras from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Greensburg Salem Middle School in Greensburg.

Hosted by GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness, the event will feature Westmoreland County high school students and recent graduates interpreting Frank Sinatra songs, with support from Glass City Swing Band and vocalists Caryn Dettling and Tyler Brignone.

Contestants will compete for scholarships ranging from $50 to $300 provided by GCSB via a donation from Hayden’s Pharmacy.

General admission to the event is $20, or $10 for students.

Details: 724-374-3777 or bosconcert.bpt.me

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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