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Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival offers exhibits, food, music this weekend

There are plenty of demonstrations by professional glass cutters at the annual Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival, but there are plenty other activities, too.

And that’s not to mention the food — 25 ethnic food booths plus dessert booths — and music on three stages, too. Among the acts: a Tribute to Johnny Cash, “Beatlemania Magic” and Johnny Angel and the Halos.

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend an event that has been voted the No. 1 festival in Westmoreland County by Discover Westmoreland Magazine and has been honored as a permanent addition to the Library of Congress Local Legacies.

The event continues Sunday until 7 p.m.


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Glass blowing artist Dan Sullivan of Pittsburgh spins a glass cup he was working with an open flame technique on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. Sullivan focuses his skills on creating glass jewelry and has been practicing the craft for 16 years. “The melting point of glass is about 1,400 degrees,” Sullivan said. “The torch here is about 2,500 degrees.” The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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Nathanial Dunlop, of White Oak, a re-enactor portraying the local town crier, works the crowds with performance announcements, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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Peter O’Rourke, of Mt. Pleasant, uses a diamond wheel to make deep cuts on a glass vase he was in the process of crafting on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. O’Rourke has been cutting and creating glass for fifty years and operates the business O’Rourke Cut Glass and Crystal. The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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Members of the Mon Valley Community Band perform music for crowds on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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Face painting artist Heather Mulkern, of Carnegie, creates a Hulk themed face painting for Lucas Pollock, 5, of Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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Contestants in the Young Miss Glass and Ethnic Festival beauty pageant, at left, wait to go on stage for final awards as previous year’s Miss Glass and Ethnic Festival contestants wait to announce the winners on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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Food vendor Lisa Kendi, of Scottdale, serves hot sausage for a customer at Aumer’s Sausage food truck on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 during the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival. The annual fall festival in Mt. Pleasant continues through Sunday until 7 p.m.
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