Get Out: Flea Market, Festivals and Camp Wright

Here are five events to check out this weekend.

Welcome to the Plum-Oakmont Patch's Weekend Planner!

Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue! We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events.

Where?/When?:, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday
Why Go?: It's time to visit Saint Januarius Church in Plum for its annual flea market. Grab your friends and family and come shop!

Where?/When?: 700 Idaho Ave, Penn Hills, PA, 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday
Why Go?: Join —it has an Oakmont and Penn Hills campus—to celebrate family! They will have many attractions including the fire simulator truck where kids can learn how to escape from a burning building, bike/helmet safety, the YMCA will talk about water safety, and more. They will also have food and games including a life size Candyland. Admission is free and most attractions and games are free. Proceeds from the Candyland will benefit a local charity. Bring the whole family.  

Where?/When?: , 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday  and 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday
Why Go?: There is plenty for your family to enjoy at this festival! Food will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and the festival will begin at 7! On Saturday, the festival—food and games—will begin at 6 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, Kiddieland closes at 10 p.m. and the festival closes at 10:30 p.m.

Where?/When?: 545 Pierson Run Road (Boyce Park), Plum, PA 15239, 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday
Why Go?: Join the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group, the Pittsburgh Off-Road Cyclists, and hundreds of fellow cyclists for three days of Mountain Biking in Allegheny’s County Parks. The group will meet at Boyce Park Soccer Fields. Riders are required to wear a helmet. Ride levels are advanced beginner and above (No true beginners please). All ages welcome. Depending on your level, they will ride 1 to 3 hours.

Where/When: 300 College Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday
Why Go?: The Oakmont Historical Society & present “A Portrait of Camp Wright” at Riverfront Park, Edgewater at Oakmont. Camp Wright was a Civil War training camp located along the banks of the Allegheny River in Oakmont. Over 4,000 volunteers from Pennsylvania trained at the camp before going off to fight in the Civil War. There are no photographs of the camp, however by using old newspaper accounts, books, old maps and letters written by soldiers at the camp, artist Tom McCrady has brought the forgotten camp back to life through an ink sketch of the camp. The picture will be unveiled by the historical society at a ceremony on July 15. Tom McCrady will be on hand to meet and greet the attendees. The program will feature a number of Civil War era performers. A limited quantity of the print will be offered for sale at the reception. The public is welcome to attend.


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