Local Events

A page dedicated to a list of events occurring in our area which you may be interested in attending while staying with us at Benner's.

From April through October there are always fun things to do here at Benner's.  Be sure to check out the list at our Activities Page .


Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater , Fort Necessity, Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob , and the local White Water Rafting companies all offer daily guided tours during the summer.
Reservations may be necessary, visit their websites for more details.
The White Water Rafting Companies' websites can be accessed through our local attractions page.

June

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Saturday, June 1


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day
National Trails Day
Ohiopyle State Park
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the Friends of Ohiopyle (FOO).


Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2


Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2
Introduction to Fly Fishing Weekend
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $195
Event details Page
Looking for a great way to learn the ins and outs of fly fishing? Our weekend-long class will give you the techniques and knowledge you need. We will examine the theory and practice of fly casting and provide individual casting instruction at each student's pace. In addition, we will review equipment and knot tying, trout habitat, insect hatches and fly selection.
White Water Kayak Instruction - Beginner
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $199
Event details Page
We have a passion for kayaking and would love to share it with you! The Youghiogheny River runs from Class I-V, providing the ultimate classroom. You can start with your first paddle stroke, and progress to your first drop over a waterfall.

Sunday, June 2
Meadow Run Hike
Ohiopyle State Park
Meadowrun Parking Lot
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Event details Page
The Meadow Run Trail has many geological features that create the back drop for its beauty. From large rock formations to water falls to majestic hemlocks, this trail is a must. The loop is about a 1.5 miles long. Please wear sturdy shoes.


Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9


Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2019
Women's Fly Fishing Weekend
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $195
Event details Page
This is a 2-day workshop that will start at the very beginning, so no prior experience is necessary. This class will teach you proper casting techniques, knot tying, bug identification and on-water strategy. A Pennsylvania fishing license is required, and is available for purchase at the Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Store the morning of the class.


Saturday, June 8


Saturday, June 8, 2019
The Great Railway Escape
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 9 AM to 10 AM, 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM, and 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Event details Page
The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the "Life blood" of Ohiopyle in the early 1900's. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now know as "The Great Allegheny Passage." Come to our escape room to try to find the clues and solve the puzzles to learn more about the impact the railway had on the town and to find the golden tickets before "the train leaves." Pre-registration is required.


Sunday, June 9


Sunday, June 9, 2019
Pavilion Music Series
Nox Imperium
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
Enjoy the beauty of the Laurel Highlands and the live music of Nox Imperium playing your favorites from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and more!
Women's Mountain Bike Clinic
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $89
Event details Page
This one-day women's clinic will include about 6 hours of teaching time. We'll work on fundamentals of body positioning, weighting, pressure control, balance, moving the bike, using the brakes. Then move on to some specific practice like cornering, lifts and drops. We'll have some time to practice on obstacles, then move on to the trail and session a few technical spots to test out skills in the real world.


Thursday, June 13, Friday June 14, and Saturday, June 15


Thursday, June 13, Friday June 14, and Saturday, June 15, 
          2019
16th Annual National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival
Fike Lane (Off Main Street)
Addison, PA 15411
814-395-3469
Time: 8 AM to 8 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
The 2019 16th annual National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival, managed by the Confluence Lions Club, will host chainsaw carvers from all over the US and other countries. They will be carving, displaying, and selling their carved items to the public. Last year there were 43 carvers that participated.


Saturday, June 15


Saturday, June 15, 2019
Beer and Gear Fest
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $25 admission
Event details Page
Enjoy a great summer day with friends, see the latest new outdoor gear from your favorite vendors, and sample the best brews in southwestern Pennsylvania. What could be better? Oh yeah - add awesome live music and kick up your feet dancing on Garrett Street!
Early Morning Float Trip
Ohiopyle State Park
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Event details Page
What kind of wildlife uses the river in the morning? We will find out as we float through the mist on the middle Yough River in hopes of catching a glimpse of an otter or a mink. We'll see how many critters we can spy. You will need to provide your own boat. Pre-registration is required.
Lavender Festival
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
The winery started the Lavender Festival in 2011. This fun event features an array of vendor displaying arts, crafts, lavender products, lavender wine, gifts and other unique merchandise. There will also be food vendors, wine and spirits tasting, live entertainment by the Buddy Mac Band and more!


Saturday, June 15, and Sunday June 16

Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16
Flea Market
Braddock's Restaurant and Tavern
3261 National Pike
Farmington, PA 15437
724-329-5508
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
Check out our areas largest Flea Market and find the Unique Antique of Collectable you've been searching for.


Sunday, June 16

Sunday, June 16
The Great Railway Escape
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Event details Page
The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the "Life blood" of Ohiopyle in the early 1900's. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now know as "The Great Allegheny Passage." Come to our escape room to try to find the clues and solve the puzzles to learn more about the impact the railway had on the town and to find the golden tickets before "the train leaves." Pre-registration is required.
Washington's Raft
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station Parking Lot
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Event details Page
Before his infamous attack at Jumonville, George Washington and a group of men built a raft and attempted to float the Youghiogheny. During this program we will attempt to build our own raft out of logs and float it on the Yough. Bring your own life jacket if you have one (or we’ll loan you one of ours).


Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 22, 2019
Mountain Area Fair
Farmington Volunteer Fire Department
119 Elliotsville Rd
Farmington, PA 15437
Mountain Area Fair Schedule
Come out and show your support for the heroes of our local volunteer fire department. The Fair kicks off with a car show on Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. There will be Carnival rides for your children running Tuesday through Saturday, events in the outdoor arena each evening, and a Parade Thursday evening.


Friday, June 21

Friday, June 21, 2019
Classic Film Series
Breakfast at Tiffany's
State Theatre Center for the Arts
27 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1360
1-800-397-2554
Time: 2 PM and 7 PM
Price: Adults - $5 / Seniors and Students - $3
The State Theatre's Classic Films
If you're missing the State Theatre Classic Film Series, you're missing out! Come see some of the greatest films ever made on the big screen at the State. Our series makes a great girls/guys night out, the best date night and a great place to go with friends and family. Play a game at each showing for a chance to win a prize sponsored by the Herald Standard!


Saturday, June 22


Saturday, June 22
Sugar Run Loop Hike
Ohiopyle State Park
Old Mitchell Parking Lot
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Event details Page
This hike is not for the faint of heart, but it’s worth it! We will hike down the Sugar Run Trail and then on to Jonathan Run. Along the way we will see Jonathan Run and Sugar Run Falls. This hike is very difficult and over three miles long. Bring water and wear good hiking shoes.


Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23


Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23
Boy Scouts Fly Fishing Merit Badge
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $140
Event details Page
If your Scouts are looking for a fun experience as well as a merit badge, the Wilderness Voyageurs Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Program is the way to go.
Join us in Ohiopyle, where we are surrounded by the Laurel Highland's fly-fishing paradise. A short cast out the back door will land in the Youghiogheny River, and a long cast out the front door will land in Meadow Run. Within the boundaries of Ohiopyle State Park, you can choose from more than 25 miles of fishable water. Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout or Smallmouth Bass; you decide what fish you are chasing for the day.
White Water Kayak Instruction - Beginner
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $199
Event details Page
We have a passion for kayaking and would love to share it with you! The Youghiogheny River runs from Class I-V, providing the ultimate classroom. You can start with your first paddle stroke, and progress to your first drop over a waterfall.


Sunday, June 23


Sunday, June 23, 2019
Pavilion Music Series
Shelly McCombie
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
Back by popular demand, Shelly McCombie! Shelly has captivated audiences with her Patsy Cline renditions and has brought them to their feet with Motown artists such as Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight and the Pips. She enjoys popularity across the Tri-State area and has performed to standing room only crowds at numerous fairs, festivals and country nightspots.

Saturday, June 29


Sunday, June 29, 2019
Yoga on the River Tour
White Water Adventures
6 Negley St.
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8850
Price: $91
Event Details
A little yoga and a little rafting make it a day to rejuvenate! Reserve your space on this limited-time special tour where we combine yoga poses and stretching with an exhilarating ride on the river. Reconnect with nature and yourself on this yoga and rafting combo trip! We stop intermittently for various quick yoga sessions alongside the Lower Yough section of the river, including a healthy lunch break.


Sunday, June 30


Sunday, June 30, 2019
The Great Railway Escape
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3 PM
Event details Page
The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the "Life blood" of Ohiopyle in the early 1900's. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now know as "The Great Allegheny Passage." Come to our escape room to try to find the clues and solve the puzzles to learn more about the impact the railway had on the town and to find the golden tickets before "the train leaves." Pre-registration is required.
Pavilion Music Series
Shiva Skydriver
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
Come to the winery and enjoy live entertainment by Shiva Skydriver. The band performs popular covers from Fleetwood Mac and other popular 70s bands.

July

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Saturday, July 6


Saturday, July 6
Boston Tea Party Hike
Ohiopyle State Park
Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Event details Page
For centuries tea has caused civil unrest, drug addiction and even wars. While all the while it has remained a refreshing drink. During this hike we will explore the rich history of tea and sample some teas made from wild plants found in the park.
Butterflies
Ohiopyle State Park
Visitors Center
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Event details Page
The flower gardens in the park are all a flutter with butterflies and hummingbirds. Join the naturalist as she explains the life of butterflies and how to attract them into your yard. There will also be some butterfly like activities.

Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7


Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7
Flea Market
Braddock's Restaurant and Tavern
3261 National Pike
Farmington, PA 15437
724-329-5508
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
Check out our areas largest Flea Market and find the Unique Antique of Collectable you've been searching for.
White Water Kayak Instruction - Beginner
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $199
Event details Page
We have a passion for kayaking and would love to share it with you! The Youghiogheny River runs from Class I-V, providing the ultimate classroom. You can start with your first paddle stroke, and progress to your first drop over a waterfall.

Sunday, July 7


Sunday, July 7
Ferncliff History Hike
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Event details Page
From the Train Station we will hike across the low bridge and onto the Ferncliff Peninsula. Along the way we will talk about what makes Ferncliff such a special place. We'll also stop by the fabulous Ferncliff Hotel and talk about Ohiopyle at the turn of the century. Join us for this easy one and half mile hike.
The Great Railway Escape
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Event details Page
The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the "Life blood" of Ohiopyle in the early 1900's. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now know as "The Great Allegheny Passage." Come to our escape room to try to find the clues and solve the puzzles to learn more about the impact the railway had on the town and to find the golden tickets before "the train leaves." Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day
Ohiopyle State Park
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the Friends of Ohiopyle (FOO).

Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, June 14


Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14
Introduction to Fly Fishing Weekend
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $195
Event details Page
Looking for a great way to learn the ins and outs of fly fishing? Our weekend-long class will give you the techniques and knowledge you need. We will examine the theory and practice of fly casting and provide individual casting instruction at each student's pace. In addition, we will review equipment and knot tying, trout habitat, insect hatches and fly selection.

Friday, July 19, 2019
Classic Film Series
Yankee Doodle Dandy
State Theatre Center for the Arts
27 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1360
1-800-397-2554
Time: 2 PM and 7 PM
Price: Adults - $5 / Seniors and Students - $3
The State Theatre's Classic Films
If you're missing the State Theatre Classic Film Series, you're missing out! Come see some of the greatest films ever made on the big screen at the State. Our series makes a great girls/guys night out, the best date night and a great place to go with friends and family. Play a game at each showing for a chance to win a prize sponsored by the Herald Standard!

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Classic Film Series
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
State Theatre Center for the Arts
27 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1360
1-800-397-2554
Time: 2 PM and 7 PM
Price: Adults - $5 / Seniors and Students - $3
The State Theatre's Classic Films
If you're missing the State Theatre Classic Film Series, you're missing out! Come see some of the greatest films ever made on the big screen at the State. Our series makes a great girls/guys night out, the best date night and a great place to go with friends and family. Play a game at each showing for a chance to win a prize sponsored by the Herald Standard!
The Great Railway Escape
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle Train Station
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Event details Page
The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the "Life blood" of Ohiopyle in the early 1900's. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now know as "The Great Allegheny Passage." Come to our escape room to try to find the clues and solve the puzzles to learn more about the impact the railway had on the town and to find the golden tickets before "the train leaves." Pre-registration is required.
Yoga on the River Tour
White Water Adventures
6 Negley St.
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8850
Price: $91
Event Details
A little yoga and a little rafting make it a day to rejuvenate! Reserve your space on this limited-time special tour where we combine yoga poses and stretching with an exhilarating ride on the river. Reconnect with nature and yourself on this yoga and rafting combo trip! We stop intermittently for various quick yoga sessions alongside the Lower Yough section of the river, including a healthy lunch break.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Pavilion Music Series
Right Turn Clyde
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
Right Turn Clyde isn't your typical acoustic act. They are Pittsburgh's best Acoustic Rock Trio. They work hard to bring you a different kind of full sound with vocals and harmonies. Right Turn Clyde has a large selection of music and they like to take requests.

Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 13, 
      and Sunday, July 28, 2019
Summer at the State
Mamma Mia
State Theatre Center for the Arts
27 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-1360
1-800-397-2554
Time: 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday / 2 PM Sunday
Price: $10 / $15
Event Detail Page
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 6 PM
Price: $47
Event Details
Find out who done it! Our murder mystery dinner theater is an interactive show, which audience members work to help solve a murder. A delicious dinner and free wine tasting is included.

Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28


Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28
White Water Kayak Instruction - Beginner
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $199
Event details Page
We have a passion for kayaking and would love to share it with you! The Youghiogheny River runs from Class I-V, providing the ultimate classroom. You can start with your first paddle stroke, and progress to your first drop over a waterfall.

August

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Saturday, August 3, 2019
Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day
Ohiopyle State Park
124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8591
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the Friends of Ohiopyle (FOO).


Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, 2019
Flea Market
Braddock's Restaurant and Tavern
3261 National Pike
Farmington, PA 15437
724-329-5508
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
Check out our areas largest Flea Market and find the Unique Antique of Collectable you've been searching for.
White Water Kayak Instruction - Beginner
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $199
Event details Page
We have a passion for kayaking and would love to share it with you! The Youghiogheny River runs from Class I-V, providing the ultimate classroom. You can start with your first paddle stroke, and progress to your first drop over a waterfall.


Sunday, August 4, 2019
Pavilion Music Series
Shelly McCombie
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
Back by popular demand, Shelly McCombie! Shelly has captivated audiences with her Patsy Cline renditions and has brought them to their feet with Motown artists such as Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight and the Pips. She enjoys popularity across the Tri-State area and has performed to standing room only crowds at numerous fairs, festivals and country nightspots.


Sunday, August 11, 2019
Pavilion Music Series
Shelly McCombie
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Event Details
A day designed for enjoyment for you and your furry friend! Vendors, food, pet parade, pet contest, pet blessing and more.
Free admission.


Sunday, August 17, 2019
Winestock!
Christian Klay Winery
412 Fayette Springs Road
Chalk Hill, PA 15421
724-439-3424
Time: 11 AM to 8 PM
Price: $50
Event Details
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, the Christian W. Klay Winery and Ridge Runner Distillery presents – Winestock! It will be a day of music, wine, spirits, food and more! The band line-up will be announced soon! Please be sure to check back. Peace!
Yoga on the River Tour
White Water Adventures
6 Negley St.
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8850
Price: $91
Event Details
A little yoga and a little rafting make it a day to rejuvenate! Reserve your space on this limited-time special tour where we combine yoga poses and stretching with an exhilarating ride on the river. Reconnect with nature and yourself on this yoga and rafting combo trip! We stop intermittently for various quick yoga sessions alongside the Lower Yough section of the river, including a healthy lunch break.


Saturday, August 31, 2019
Flea Market
Braddock's Restaurant and Tavern
3261 National Pike
Farmington, PA 15437
724-329-5508
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Event details Page
Check out our areas largest Flea Market and find the Unique Antique of Collectable you've been searching for.
White Water Kayak Instruction - Beginner
Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470
1-800-272-4141
Price: $199
Event details Page
We have a passion for kayaking and would love to share it with you! The Youghiogheny River runs from Class I-V, providing the ultimate classroom. You can start with your first paddle stroke, and progress to your first drop over a waterfall.