September is one of the biggest foodie months of the year in Pittsburgh. From RibFest to the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, here’s every food event you need to attend this month.
Friday, August 31 to Monday September 3
RibFest at Heinz Field
The annual event returns to Heinz Field for Labor Day weekend, with more than a dozen BBQ vendors from across the country, free music concerts (The Clarks! Lonestar!), and lots of family-friendly activities.
Saturday, September 1
Eleventh Hour Brewing Turns One
Celebrate the Lawrenceville brewery’s first birthday with a block party featuring food trucks like Blue Sparrow, La Palapa, and Steel City Chimneys, a cornhold tournament, a ping pong tournament, free face painting, brewery tours, a rare beer tent and more.
Sunday, September 2
East End BBQ Fest at the Homewood Football Field
Enjoy a full day of delicious BBQ at the very first East End BBQ Fest, featuring food and products from 30 local businesses. The event is free to attend, and more information can be found on the event page.
Tuesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 9
The fourth annual “Festival of Britain” features British-themed events across the city throughout the week, including a WWI Centennial Charity dinner at Hartwood Acres Mansion, the Britsburgh Ale cask tapping at East End Brewing, and afternoon teas at Mansions on Fifth. You can find a full lineup of the events online.
Wednesday, September 5
Crab Walk at Merchant Oyster Company
Merchant Oyster Company’s monthly Crab Walk event features a crab boil on the sidewalk in front of the Lawrenceville restaurant, with crabs, potatoes, corn, and sausage, all spilled out onto Merchant’s picnic tables. Tickets are $40 per person, and can be purchased online.
Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9
Pittsburgh Irish Festival
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival features live music and dance on four stages, plus lots of traditional Irish food and beverages. Tickets to the family-friendly event can be found online.
A Fair in the Park at Mellon Park
Dozens of crafters and handmade makers will be joining forces for this weekend-long event in Mellon Park. You’ll find leather works, ceramics, glass, jewelry and more for sale, plus a number of food trucks and food vendors, too.
Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival
You’ll find lots of Lebanese food, drinks and music at the Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival in Carnegie. The festival runs Friday and Saturday from noon until 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. More information is available online.
Saturday, September 8
Sewickley Harvest Festival
The 28th Sewickley Harvest Festival is happening on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Broad and Thorn Streets in Sewickley, with live entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, and lots of food.
Moon Wizarding Festival
Moon Park is transforming into a magical world with enchanting vendors, bewitching food and drink options, and tons of wizarding games, including live Quidditch.
PGH Urban Farm Tour
This self-guided tour will feature stops at more than a dozen of Pittsburgh’s urban farms, including Shiloh Farm, Hilltop Urban Farm, Centervue Gardens, Braddock Farms, Ballfield Farm and more. Tickets are $15 each, and are available online.
Explore East Liberty Wine Festival
Tickets to this wine event are $25 each, and include an event wine glass, an event tote, and wine samples from more than a dozen wineries. There will also be food products and vendors on site, too.
Sunday, September 9
September’s edition of the Neighborhood Flea in the Strip District will feature dozens of vendors selling antiques, furniture, jewelry, crafts and more. Food vendors and food trucks will also be on hand for the second-to-last flea of the season.
Thursday, September 13
Bierhaus, An Indoor Beer Garden at Spirit
Spirit is turning into an indoor beer garden for one night only to benefit the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. Tickets are $30 per person, and include two drinks, a pizza buffet, salad bar, and live entertainment.
Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16
Washington Covered Bridge Festival
There will be 10 festival locations across Washington and Greene counties, all featuring local vendors and food.
West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival
Head down to wild, wonderful West Virginia for the annual Wine & Jazz Festival in Morgantown, featuring live jazz music and all-day wine tastings. Tickets are $20 per person, per day.
Grape Stomp at Vinoski Winery
This Belle Vernon winery is hosting their second annual Grape Stomp, featuring a live grape stomp competition, live entertainment, and food served all day.
Thursday, September 20
Fall Spice Release & Cat Café at Threadbare Cider
Threadbare Cider is bringing back their super-popular Cat Café, which will allow you to meet adoptable cats while sipping on their newest release, Fall Spice cider. More information is available on the event page.
Friday, September 21 to Saturday, September 29
Greensburg Craft Beer Week
Find a full week of events at Greensburg Craft Beer Week, including a Home Brew & Chill event at All Saints Brewing Company, local craft beer cocktails at Tapped Brick Oven & Pour House, a beer and dessert pairing, and more. See the full lineup on the event page.
Saturday, September 22
Brews in the Park at Kennywood
Kennywood is hosting a craft beer festival, with more than 100 different beers available for sampling, plus food trucks, live music, and rides (operating before the pouring begins). Tickets are $32.99 and on sale now.
Squirrel Hill Night Market
The free night market features more than 60 I Made It! Market artists selling handmade wares, live music and bands, food from Squirrel Hill restaurants, and lots of food trucks. Find it all on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
A Taste of Dormont
You’ll find wine, libations, and food trucks at the Dormont Pool for this year’s A Taste of Dormont event. Tickets are $25 per person (VIP admission is $50), and can be purchase online.
Harvest Brew Fest at Mad Mex Robinson
You’ll find plenty of fall beers at Mad Mex Robinson’s annual Harvest Brew Fest. Ticket holders will also get a Gobblerito wrap, their seasonal Thanksgiving-style burrito.
Sunday, September 23
Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
Get yourself to Kennywood for the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, featuring dozens of local restaurants and food vendors serving their favorite pierogi dishes. Admission is $24 for adults and
Thursday, September 27
More than a dozen restaurants are participating in this annual fundraising event at the Petersen Event Center, which will feature tasty bites, cocktails, live entertainment, and more. Tickets start at $75, and proceeds benefit Magee-Womens Research Institute.
Saturday, September 29
Sip Away Autumn Days with the Washington Wild Things
The Washington Wild Things are hosting a craft beer, wine and whiskey tasting festival at their Washington, PA field. Tickets start at $25 per person, and can be found online.