PITTSBURGH IRISH FESTIVAL: Riverplex at Sandcastle, West Homestead (Sept. 7-9). 412-422-1113.
A FAIR IN THE PARK: Mellon Park, Shadyside (Sept. 7-9). www.afairinthepark.org.
WINE TIME AT THE COLONY: Wine tasting featuring western Pennsylvania vintners, plus foods and desserts. Art and craft-related items for wine enthusiasts. Penn's Colony grounds, Saxonburg (Sept. 8). 724-352-9922.
FLAX SCUTCHING FESTIVAL: Stahlstown. (Sept. 8-9). 724-593-2119 or http://flaxscutching.org.
PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Off I-70, 6 miles west of New Stanton (Sat.-Sun. through Sept. 30). 724-872-1670.
HIGHLAND GAMES SCOTTISH FESTIVAL: Pipe bands, highland dancing, athletic competitions. Idlewild Park and SoakZone, Ligonier (Sept. 22). 1-814-931-4714.
PENN'S COLONY FESTIVAL: Saxonburg (Sept. 22-23, 29-30). 724-352-9922 or www.pennscolony.com.
FESTIFALL: Historic crafts, food and music. Friendship Hill National Historic site (Sept. 22-23). 724-725-9190.
LITTLE ITALY DAYS: Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield (Sept. 28-30). www.bloomfieldnow.com.
ANNUAL POWWOW: Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, 120 Charles St., Dorseyville (Sept. 29-30). 412-782-4457 or www.cotraic.org
PENNSYLVANIA ARTS AND CRAFTS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Washington County Fairgrounds (Oct. 19-21 and 27-28). 724-863-4577.
GREATER PITTSBURGH ARTS AND CRAFTS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville (Nov. 16-18). 724-863-4577.lifestyle - holidays