It’s festival season with several outdoor celebrations in the West.
Fair in the Woodlands, Findlay
The 39th Findlay Fair in the Woodlands will feature crafts, competitions, exhibits, entertainment, music, pie-eating contests and fireworks Friday and Saturday in Clinton Community Park, Route 30.
Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. Friday followed by a performance by the youth band Clewless followed at 7 by the semi-great race/fun walk. Following will be a seed-spitting contest, bake sale, hula hoop contest and a performance by the country group Ruff Creek.
A parade at 10:30 a.m. will start the Saturday festivities followed by performances and activities involving the Imperial Dragon Tang Soo Do Karate School, the West Allegheny Little Indians cheerleaders, Bob the Ventriloquist, Needle in the Haystack, Jonathan Cordle’s School of Rock and White Viper martial arts.
Theere will be a reptile show, a pedal pull, a polka performance by Jack and the Tady Gears and youth and adult pie eating contests. The dance band, Occasional Reign, will perform at 8:15 and the fair will culminate at 10:15 with fireworks.
There also will be a petting zoo, inflatables, Mike the Balloon Guy & Co., pony rides, a dunk tank and the Rainbow Express Train. The fair is free.
Holy Trinity, Collier
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Collier will hold a festival from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Acres, Ridge and Ewing roads.
The event will feature Ukrainian food, games, an auction and music by the Mansfield Five. Information: 412-279-4652.
Our Lady of Grace, Scott
The annual parish festival will feature meals, entertainment and children’s activities through Saturday at the church, Bower Hill Road at Kane Boulevard.
There will be bingo, games, raffles and dinners served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. — roasted chicken today, baked ham Friday and BBQ chicken and pulled pork on Saturday.
Nightly entertainment at 8 will be the Mansfield Five today, the acoustic trio Local Friday and FBB, a rock, rhythm blues group, on Saturday.
Stage entertainment will occur nightly Monday through Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A DJ and live bands will performs.