Get familiar with local food purveyors at the Hometown-Homegrown Food Festival!
For the seventh year in a row, this regional food festival is returning to Pittsburgh. The event will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Heinz History Center.
This expo celebrates regional foods and is one of the best ways to learn about food producers located in Western Pennsylvania.
Visitors will enjoy foods samples from more than 50 local vendors. Vendors include long-time Pittsburgh staples such as Isaly’s, Wholey’s, and Prantl’s Bakery, as well as “new classics” like Maggie’s Farm Rum, Zeke’s Coffee, and Steel City Salt Co.
Throughout the day, Hometown-Homegrown will present cooking demonstrations, hosted by local culinary experts. Instructors include: Chris Fennimore of QED Cooks, Chef Shawn Bohling of Bakersfield (Cultural District), and Chef Josef Karst of Atria’s (multiple locations).
The event features over 50 vendors, including:
Blume Honey Water
Country Hammer Moonshine
East End Food Co-Op
Edward Marc Chocolatier
Enix Brewing Co.
Maggie’s Farm Rum
Paul Family Farms
R Wine Cellar
Steel City Salt Co.
The Bakery Society
The Olive Tap
Tupelo Honey Tea
There will also be live music, spirit sampling, and a “cookbook exchange.” For the exchange, visitors can bring in gently-used cookbooks and exchange them for another. Small donations, which support the History Center’s educational programs and exhibitions, will also be accepted in exchange for a cookbook.
Guests of Hometown-Homegrown will also be able to explore the six floors of the History Center. The Senator John Heinz History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania features a comprehensive Western Pennsylvania connection, as well as the “The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum,” which tells the story of the region’s sports history.
Tickets include: all Hometown–Homegrown activities, food samples, and six floors of History Center exhibitions. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 62+), $9 for students and children (age 6-17), and free for children (age 5 and under).
Hometown–Homegrown™ is a hosted by The Senator John Heinz History Center in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh®. The event is sponsored by Republic Foods, Isaly’s, Atria’s, and Flaherty & O’Hara Law Firm.
More information on the event can be found online.
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)
This post is part of a paid partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center.