A Fair in the Park

September 10, 11, 12

Children’s and Hands-on Activities

The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome the entire family to join us in our annual celebration of the arts. We feel it is especially important for the experience to be fun and engaging for children, the artists and patrons of the future. It is never too soon to learn firsthand that art and music enrich all our lives.

In addition to the exceptional art, great music and fine food available at the Fair, listed below are activities and features planned specifically for the enjoyment of children and the whole family.  

Presenting Sponsor Blick Art Materials Saturday, Sunday

Stop down to the BLICK art materials booth in our Kid’s Area and engage in some hands-on art!

Using a mix of art materials, decorative paper, and chipboard, we will help young artists create a small piece of art about our local community. The art will be attached to a hexagonal frame, and the pieces will be hung together to create a beehive mural. The final product will be on exhibit in our store throughout the month of September!

We are thankful to BLICK for their support of our Kid’s & Hands-On Activity Area!

Calliope, the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society Friday, Saturday, Sunday

As part of their educational mission and to inspire the interest of young people, Calliope will provide interactive demonstrations of music and instruments throughout the Fair. They will also provide all live musical performances on Friday.


Pittsburgh Center for the Arts & Media Friday, Saturday at the PCAM Sunday in the AFIP Hands-On Art Area

Friday Evening

PCAM is hosting a Record Fest in the Marshall Building.

Shop 30+ tables of records and 2 DJs in a one night only pop-up event from 7-11pm…tix are only $5 and are available at the door!


Visit PCAM for an open House at the Scaiffe Building.

Throughout the day experience Raku firings, soda kiln firing, screen printing demonstrations, tour all the studios in our school, and learn about upcoming classes and events.

Restrooms will be open from 10-5 on Saturday for public use.


Come create in clay with Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media! Working and creating in clay is multi-sensory. Led by PCAM Teaching Artists and Ceramics Access members, participants will experience how to manipulate wet clay by wedging, squeezing, rolling, twisting, pinching, and/or hand-molding, learning how clay feels, sounds, and smells! Participants will create small ceramic fish and organic shapes for inclusion in a large collaborative mural that will be displayed in PCAM’s school.


Studio Blue

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Studio Blue at Shuman Center brings to the fair two of its most popular community service projects:

* The “Why Art” Port Authority Billboard Project …A collaborative art effort that appears on the back of a Port Authority Buses! The finished posters will travel on the rear of Port Authority buses and will be featured in the Allegheny County Family Division Courthouse along with 28 bus billboards currently on display.

Learn more.

* Furniture Exchange and Revamp reviving distressed furniture donated by Construction Junction and returning to the it to be sold in their resale shop with proceeds benefiting the non profit’s community programs and studio needs. The Piece will be displayed at the Port Authority along with the “I Too Am Pittsburgh” Poetry Exhibition scheduled to launch in October 2019.

Studio Blue “GOT H-ART” creating from the Heart and for the Heart of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about Florida Recycled and these creative programs and art instruction for at risk populations.

The Frick Art & Historical Center

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Experience a historic touchables game from the family home of the Frick family.


Pittsburgh Glass Center’s HOT WHEELS

Saturday, Sunday

Hot Wheels, Pittsburgh Glass Center’s new traveling glass studio, is rolling into Pittsburgh bringing furnace-fired fun and glassblowing demonstrations to everyone! Artists will pop-up at A Fair in the Park to twist and twirl the molten magma making fiery works of art. We’ll blow your mind!


Instagram – @pgchotwheels

Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Saturday, Sunday 12 – 2 pm

Pittsburgh Festival Opera provides fun music and craft activities at A Fair in the Park. Families will enjoy short performances, Singing StoryTimes, craft activities, instrument and rhythm play.


Mattress Factory


Hop on in to the Mattress Factory’s booth for make-and-take squishy backpack clips!

The Andy Warhol Museum


The Warhol will be onsite with exciting silkscreen printing and art making activities that reflect the art and life of Andy Warhol.


Andy Warhol, “Self-Portrait”, 1986, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.



At the Kidsburgh booth, make paper flowers from recycled magazines, create adorable monster bookmarks from origami paper, color a Kidsburgh postcard, or try making a bulb light up through kid-friendly circuitry books.


Mehndi by Soma

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Henna body art, known as “Mehndi,” is a centuries-old tradition in many countries, including India. Mehndi artist, Soma Chatterji, will join us throughout the festival.

Mehndi by Soma will be available at a variety of price points, all fees paid to the artist.


Hatch Art Studio


Come play and explore with Hatch! We are setting up a creative experience for children ages 0-6. Using loose parts, children can build and construct collaboratively. Dig into our sensory stations where we’ll explore sand and water. Make a clay creation by poking and squishing! Come learn all about how we support children in their learning through play, making, and child-led exploration.



Back by popular request of our exhibitors and patrons, the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce thewide variety of dining options at this year’s Fair. These options will include food trucks with diverse specialties, as well as other independent local vendors.

Enjoy:  Mac & Gold Truck, PitaLand, Randita’s, South Side BBQ Company, Wood Fired Flatbreads, Zeke’s Coffee Pittsburgh and in the lower section, grilled cheese with the Fermented Chef and Rita’s Italian Ice.

Mac and Gold Truck

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

We are the Original Mac & Cheese Specialists, with a mobile twist…

Starting with a housemade cheese sauce, we cook to order batches of pan-heated Mac.  We provide a rotating, seasonal menu of meats & veggies to customize and mesmerize.  From traditional to unique, we are constantly adding to our selections of specials and toppings. 

We offer sides to accompany our Mac, such as our Fresh Rosemary-Garlic Handcut Fries and Seasonal Salads.

Mac and Gold Truck Website


Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Pitaland is a family owned business operating in the south hills area of Pittsburgh since 1969. We specialize in freshly baked pitas and Mediterranean specialties, as well as a full line of middle eastern groceries. We recently added a sit down cafe area where customers can order fresh made sandwiches, wraps and salads. 

Pitaland website

Wood Fired Flatbreads

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

We are Pittsburg’s original mobile pizzeria!   We bring our authentic wood fired brick oven to private events, festivals and farm markets where we toss, top and fire your pizza on the spot. We cook at 800 degrees so your pizza is ready in just 90 seconds.  Wood fired pizza is crunchy on the top and bottom and soft and chewy on the inside. We cook with kiln dried hardwood, imparting a smoked flavor.   Come experience authentic wood fired pizza!

Wood Fired Flatbreads website

Southside BBQ


Southside Barbecue Company–owned and operated by brothers Pat and Mike Joyce–bring together a combined 70 years of experiences in all facets of the food service industry. Pat and Mike have both been staples in the Pittsburgh dining scene since Franco’s catch.

The goal of the Joyce brothers is to provide the best barbecue possible using the skills and knowledge they have earned over the years. Though Pittsburgh born and bred, both have previously lived in the Carolinas and make yearly summer visits soaking up and studying Southern cuisine. With another brother in Memphis–the Barbecue “Mecca”–the Joyce brothers have been spotted chomping their way through the town. Pat and Mike are entering “Memphis in May,” the Super Bowl of barbecue competitions.

SouthSide BBQ website

Zeke’s Coffee Pittsburgh

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Zeke’s is a small batch coffee roastery and bakery, serving our community via markets, their cafe in East Liberty and and new drive-thru.

This year Zeke’s will offer breakfast sandwiches for sale in the morning and sweet treats throughout the day. 

Zeke’s Website

PGH Crepes

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Our company offer French style savory and sweet crepes.The reason why our crepes run away so fast, because it is always freshly made right in front of you , full of different various of toppings, delicious and it is for those who tired of our regular fast food and want to try something new.

Pgh Crepes Website

Rita’s Italian Ice, Oakland

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Grab a sweet treat from Rita’s Italian Ice, Oakland. Located in the lower section near seating and our acoustic stage. 

The Pickled Chef

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

New to the Fair, The Pickled Chef will be located in the lower portion of the fair near our kids activities, Rita’s Italian Ice and the acoustic stage. 

Music Schedule

Friday, Sept 6


Calliope House, The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society

Luca Zan

  • 1:15-2:00

Ronni Weiss

  • 2:15-3:00

David Powell

  • 3:15-4:00

David Lesondak

  • 4:15-5:00

Midnight Vinyl Duet

  • 5:15-6:00

Saturday, Sept 7



  • 11:30am – 12:15pm

Olga Watkins Band

  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm

  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm


Bruce Molyneaux

  • 11:00am – 11:45am


  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Mark Passaro

  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Elias Khouri

  • 4:15pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept 8


RML Jazz

  • 11:45am – 12:30pm

  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Jenny Wilson

  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Matt Miskie

  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm


 Bruce Molyneaux & Molly Thompson

  • 11:00am – 11:45am

Matt Miskie

  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Matt Barranti

  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Gashouse Annie

  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm