Amazing Mercer County, PA Events You Don’t Want to Miss

When guests choose to stay at Tara – A Country Inn, there is plenty to do without ever leaving our beautiful grounds. However, we are excited to share the beauty and unique culture of our area, and we encourage our guests to take advantage of some of the wonderful Mercer County, PA events and activities occurring throughout the year in our region. From car shows and festivals to concerts and markets, Mercer County, PA has so much to offer.

Browse our selection of Mercer County, PA annual events below. We have organized them by category for your convenience. We have also included several additional resources and links at the bottom of this post that we think you will find helpful.

Ready to see what’s happening during your stay at Tara – A Country Inn?


waterfire, sharon, pa

Unique Events


WaterFire (July and September)

More than 50 braziers anchor in the Shenango River in downtown Sharon for this incredible event. Filled with cedar and pine, the braziers are set ablaze at nightfall to create a compelling display of fire and water. Add a perfect blend of pre-recorded music and live musicians performing from boats to create memories that will last forever. WaterFire is a multi-sensory performance event created by Barnaby Evans in the mid-1990s as WaterFire Providence. The event transformed a community and delivered a public art form that symbolized the city’s effort to make the arts a major player in the revitalization of its downtown area. This is a must-see Mercer County event.

Location: Downtown Sharon, PA

Arts and Special Interests


ACTS Performing Arts Center: Theater, Music, Arts & More (Year-round)

View website or Facebook page for a lineup of great performances workshops, camps, and other arts focused events throughout the year.

Location: 40 South Irvine Avenue, Sharon, PA


Annual Father’s Day Antique Car Show (June)

Spend Father’s Day viewing classic automobiles while strolling through beautiful Downtown Sharon, PA! The Shenango Valley Region of the Antique Automotive Club of America hosts one of the largest public events in Mercer County. View over 600 vehicles. Check out our Father’s Day deals!

Location: Downtown Sharon, PA


Hermitage Art Festival (July)

This two-day event celebrates the Arts! Live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities, and local artists will fill Rodney White Olympic Park during this can’t miss weekend.

Location: 800 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA

Information: (724) 981-0800

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Annual Brews, Bikes and Bands (August)

Stroll the Courthouse Square in Mercer, PA while enjoying the displays of vintage motorcycles from many eras, visiting vendor displays boasting motorcycle apparel, accessories, memorabilia and jewelry, sampling delicious food and craft beer from local restaurants and breweries while listing to live music from two of the region’s most renowned bands.

Location: Mercer Courthouse Square, North Diamond Street, Mercer, PA


Small Business Saturday (November)

Join in the effort to support local businesses during Downtown Sharon, PA’s annual Small Business Saturday.

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Greenville Symphony Orchestra (Annually from late October to mid-April)

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra proudly present multiple selection of music throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring of the year.

Location: William A. Passavant Center at Thiel College, Greenville, PA


National Button Accordion Festival (May)

The National Button Accordion Festival is a three-day event held at the Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA. The festival is open to the public, where they will see musicians from local, regional, and national areas gather to perform on stage and informally in small jam session groups.

Location: Apollo Maennerchor Club, 301 Dock Street, Sharon, PA

Information: (724) 931-6998


Outdoors and Adventure


Spring Paddle Fest (June)

Location: Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, PA


Lake to Lake Paddle Challenge (August)

The Lake to Lake Paddle Challenge begins in Jamestown, PA and ends in Clark, PA.


Fall Paddle Fest (September)

Location: Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, PA


National Take a Hike Day (November)


Holiday & Seasonal Fun


Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Nova Cellars Winery (April)

Location:  1474 PA State Route 208, Pulaski, PA


Earth Day Festival (April)

Location: 3580 Innovation Way, Hermitage, PA

Information: (724) 981-0800


Shenango River Watchers Wild Flower Hike (April)

Pre-registration is required and can be completed at

Location: Big Bend Parking Area


Mother’s Day Trail at Nova Cellars Winery (May)

The entirety of the trail will take place at Nova Destinations, Pulaski location. There will be four locations included with your ticket purchase. A ticket includes the following a wide variety of wine, beer, cider, and spirits. Also included are food pairing, a photo booth, fun games, and specialty drinks made for mom.

Location:  1474 PA State Route 208, Pulaski, PA


Spring Paddle Fest (June)

Location: Pymatuning State Park


Father’s Day Trail at Nova Cellars Winery (June)

Nova Destinations offers their annual cookout for Dad! On Father’s Day, they offer beer, burgers and hot dogs, but are happy to add BOURBON from Scallywag Distilling to the lineup! No reservations are necessary.

Location: 1474 PA State Route 208, Pulaski, PA


4th of July Fireworks (July)

Location: Downtown Sharon, PA Riverfront


Around the World Trail (August)

See schedule for different locations at Nova Destinations throughout August.


Hallo-wine Trail (October)

Hit the trail to Nova Cellars Winery, Brew 32 Craft Brewery, Knockin’ Noggin’ & Scallywag Distilling, Springwater Seltzer & The Orchard. Your Hallow-wine Trail ticket will include a flight and food pairing at each location. They will also have specialty themed drinks at each location exclusive to trail-goers. There will also be a costume contest each day with various prizes for the winner(s).

Location:  1474 PA State Route 208, Pulaski, PA


Christmas on the Square (December)

Location: Mercer Courthouse Square, North Diamond Street, Mercer, PA



Fairs & Festivals


Grove City Strawberry Days Festival (June)

Enjoy Grove City’s annual three-day Strawberry Festival. Attractions include crafts, live musical entertainment, and vendor food. Admission is free.
Location: Grove City Memorial Park, West Main Street, Grove City, PA

Information: (724) 992-2089


Annual Mercer County Grange Fair (July)

The fair is for all to enjoy, it is planned for the entire family to participate in different activities. The main attractions include, the Pony Pull, Horseshow, Truck and Tractor Pulls, and Demo Derby along with rides, free entertainment and animals.

Location: 35 Grangefair Drive, Rte. 58, Mercer, PA


Jefferson Township Fair (August)

The Jefferson Twp. Fair is a free community fair with great fair food, and nightly events. Admission is free.

Location: 7409 Lamor Road, Mercer, PA

Information: (724) 734-1791


Transfer Harvest Home Fair (August)

Bring your friends & family for the annual Transfer Harvest Home Fair. Agriculture in our area will be displayed with livestock displays and 4-H club showmanship competition. Enjoy music, food vendors, arts and crafts, the fair queen contest, and much more.

Location: Transfer, PA


Jamestown Community Fair (September)

This agriculturally based fair has 4-H displays, antique machinery, local vendors, fair food, vegetable and grain displays, baked goods, crafts and much more. Admission is free.

Location: Jamestown Community Fair, Jamestown, PA

Information: (724) 866-1530




Hermitage Night Market (monthly, July-October)

Explore the local Night Market featuring over 50 local artisans, growers, producers, processors, wineries & breweries, food trucks & LIVE entertainment all while creating a fun and family friendly night out.

Location: 800 N Hermitage Rd, Hermitage, PA

Downtown Sharon Farmers Market (monthly, July-October)

Location: 200 Sterling Aven, Sharon, PA


We hope that you find these Mercer County, PA annual events something that you will not only want to incorporate into your Tara – A Country Inn stay… but include in your annual traditions. Our little slice of Pennsylvania paradise is waiting for you to come stay, play, and explore!


Additional Resources and Link:

Visit Mercer County, PA

City of Hermitage, PA

City of Sharon, PA