Mercer County, PA – WaterFire Sharon, PA, will finish the 2016 season with the theme “Destination Imagination.” The Saturday, September 24 event starts with artists and food vendors at noon and entertainment at one of three stages starting at 1 p.m. ending at 11 p.m. The much-anticipated lighting of the braziers on the Shenango River will be at dusk.
WaterFire Sharon will host over 65 artisans and non-profit organizations in downtown Sharon, PA. Each will be selling and showcasing their specialties including fine arts, crafts, jewelry and more. Other special attractions include the nature and art Native American-themed wood carvings created by artist Michael Long. A historic walking tour will be offered at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., meeting at Vine Avenue and East State Street. Food vendors will be at the WaterFire Food Court in the parking lot on South Dock Street serving roast beef sandwiches, gyros, and much more. Restaurants in downtown Sharon will also be serving their own delicious creations.
Entertainment will cover a large range of genres including Blues, Country, Folk Rock, American Originals, Jazz, and Funk Fusion by musicians Crash the Great, Jeff Fetterman Band, Chris Higbee Acoustic, Juvenile Characteristics, Demos Papadimas, Guys without Ties, Cosmic Lemons and Jones for Revival.
Behind PNC Bank on Chestnut Street, children will enjoy fabulous activities including coaster making and interactive and educational displays on the monarch butterfly. Robotics skills will be demonstrated. Children can also participate in fun activities such as karaoke, bean bag toss, and putt-putt golf. There will be a petting zoo at Bicentennial Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendars with the 2017 WaterFire Sharon, PA dates: July 15, August 19 and September 23.
About Mercer County, PA
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for wine and brew tours, outdoor adventure, and outstanding golf. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine at an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast, or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and southern Ontario, Canada, Mercer County PA is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Our County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit www.VisitMercerCountyPa.net.