Handmade crafts, vintage finds, live music, artist demonstrations, antique cars… all on an adorable little farm. Does it get any cuter?
Festival in the Woods at Whispering Pines Farm in Cabot, PA is held twice a year on the third weekend of June and September. **Pause** I know this isn’t exactly local, but it’s well worth the 45ish minute drive and that dose of fresh country air. The Burgh is great, but we could all use an occasional escape from the city right? If you ask me, a good cruise on some country back roads is good for the soul.
When you find yourself at the entrance of the fest you’ll be greeted with live tunes from local performers and bands, hundreds of craft booths, a picturesque little pond, and some country farm vibes. When it comes to the goods, there’s a little something for every taste. You’ll come across everything from vintage and repurposed to industrial and botanical. A personal favorite was Garden Caravan, a 1976 Airsteam trailer packed with vintage finds, succulents, trinkets, and jewelry. AKA alllll the Instagram opps.
And you can’t forget the eats! Inside the festival, you’ll find several food stands and lots of homemade goodies packaged up for sale. I snagged a batch of THE BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. Your sweet tooth will definitely thank you for making the trip out to this homemade heaven.
If I have you convinced, there are a few things you should know before you make the journey out to Whispering Pines. Make sure you roll up with some cash. There’s a five dollar cover to get into the festival and it’s likely that some vendors don’t accept credit/debit cards. It would really be devastating to pass up that one-of-a-kind find. You won’t find this stuff on Amazon! More need-to-knows: There’s tons of parking. However, I wouldn’t recommend bringing your freshly waxed wheels. The available parking space is in a field. It’s a bit of a bumpy ride and there’s a good chance your car will take home some souvenirs: mud and weeds.
On top of hosting Festival in the Woods, Whispering Pines Farm is also a landing spot for glampers! The farm’s glamping tent looks like a boho babe’s dream come true. I haven’t had the chance to check it off my Pittsburgh bucket list yet, but stay tuned! Pro Tip: Follow Whispering Pines on Facebook and Instagram. They do a lot of cool giveaways and post a lot of info about the festival.