Everything You Need to Know About the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival

If you’re planning a trip to the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, you’ll have access to tons of exciting activities and events. The Laurel Highlands are made up of three different counties, which offering visitors and locals plenty of thrilling things to do all year long. Westmoreland, one if the three counties in the region, hosts the annual Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival every summer. People from all across the country flock to Pennsylvania to participate in this four-day event featuring regional and local artists, live music, top-notch cuisine, and children’s activities. As you bring to plan your trip to Oak Lodge, be sure to request a complimentary copy of our Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll discover even more information on other local events as well as recommendations on restaurants, activities, museums, and more.

What to Expect at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival

The Food

At the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, you’re sure to find something delicious for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack to munch on like kettle corn popcorn or you’re hungry from an entire meal, you’ll discover dozens of food vendors at this event. Indulge in plates served by some of the area’s best restaurants, then explore the art booths for a taste of local culture.

The Arts

The main attraction of the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, the art exhibits are spread throughout the festival with booths from local, regional, and national artists. Peruse through more than 200 artist booths at the Artist Market, then check the event schedule to learn more about specific arts-related events such as the Literary Arts Poetry & Short Story Contest or the performing arts exhibition. During the festival, the second round of the Westmoreland Art Nationals is held to determine the winner of this prestigious competition.

Enjoy a Stay at Oak Lodge

Oak Lodge is the perfect place to stay for anyone looking to take a romantic weekend getaway or just escape the hustle of city life. Unwind among the beautiful natural scenery that surrounds our property. After you’ve spent the day exploring the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, come home to one of our quaint and charming log cabin accommodations. You can also choose to stay in one of our Main House rooms or opt for more privacy in the 1,200 square foot suite called the Eagle’s Nest.

We offer our guests a wide variety of accommodation options, so you’re sure to find the perfect option that suits your needs. If you’re planning to take a trip with a larger group and require more space, book our Farmhouse 1868 Vacation Rental. Just a mile from Oak Lodge itself, the Farmhouse features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a full-size kitchen. In the evenings, you can relax on the wrap around porch, which offers some of the most beautiful views of the surrounding Laurel Highlands and Lake Phyllis.

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