Please scroll down for a complete list of Events and Activities featured at the 2020 Festival. Stay tuned for additional events! An admission ticket must be purchased to attend any classes or evening special events.
It’s back! Join in the fun – A Scavenger Hunt!
We have strategically hidden 15 items and it’s up to you to find each one and jot down it’s location in your program. Once you’ve found the items in all 15 locations, bring back your program to registration with all 15 items checked off for a prize, graciously provided by our sponsors.
(Hint: there are 5 items hidden in each of the 3 market rooms, Greentree, Oakmont and Duquesne)
Block Party Saturday Night: Pop-Ups and Night Maker Faire – The Party Doesn’t Stop!
We are extending the fun after market hours to include additional activities in a Block Party with a series of Pop-Ups, demos and interactive maker activities on Saturday Evening. Block Party Hours on are from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
Included in the cost of your admission ticket, you can spend an evening taking part in Games, Activities, Show and Tell, Drag and Brag, Yarn Tastings, Fabric Projects, A Spin In, String Art, Meet the Teachers, A Charity Lounge, a UFO Crashsite and more!
BLOCK PARTY SCHEDULE TBA AT A LATER DATE, STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS
Pgh HandMade Hearts
Please join me in Pgh HandMade Hearts campaign started by Barb Grossman and her family.
On October 27, 2018, worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, were attacked in a senseless act of hatred. In response, we, the Grossman family, started the Pgh HandMade Hearts campaign to make and place handmade hearts in public places as vivid reminders of the power of kindness.
Our mission is to foster compassion for those impacted by acts of violence and hatred, as well as to discourage future acts of this nature. Let’s #ShareAHeartPgh, with #PghHandMadeHearts.
We will be supplying a variety of materials with instructions at the festival, tagging them with positive messages and asking you to take a few with you to put in places such as: libraries, lobbies, churches, mosques, synagogues, community centers, senior centers, auditoriums, at a bus stop, in a supermarket (among the apples or mangos) (on the cereal shelf), at the park, playground, on a hiking trail, etc. Our goal is to reach beyond Pittsburgh and share the hearts to any area affected by recent tragedies.
You may make hearts in advance and bring them with you. If you are unable to attend, we will have drop off points for you at a later date.
The hearts can be hand stitched, machine stitched, embroidered, knitted, crocheted, made from wood, clay, etc., approx 2- 3 inches in size.
If you happen to find a little heart in a public space in the meantime, please take a picture, note where you found it and post it to social media with the following hashtags: #ShareAHeartPgh, #PghHandMadeHearts, #LOVE>hate, #Lovegreaterthanhate