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Johnstown Weekend Events

The Lorain-Stonycreek Hiking Trails in Cambria County was the site of a Festival on Saturday to raise funds for the Trails and Community. Hundreds of people gathered for their “Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival” in the Park. Organizers say the money will go back into the Trails, hoping to raise enough to build a bridge across the “Sam’s Run” Trail. Some funds will also go to Local Veterans’ Charities.

Michael Hammers of the Lorain/Stonycreek Hiking Trails saying: “We were trying to put together an event that showcased a lot of the local breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries, so we got a bunch together today for this event to open up — what we’re going to try to do — as an annual event every year.” Michael Kuharcik of the Lorain/Stonycreek Hiking Trails adding: “This is a hidden gem up here. It’s beautiful. Everyone that comes up here loves the scenery and loves the events we have up here.”

On the other side of town, Saturday was the second and final day of Polkafest at People’s Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. The Festival, which was originally canceled earlier this year because of the Pandemic, decided to move the event from St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church to People’s Natural Gas Park in order to allow for more social distancing.

Following the cancellation of the Festival last year, people are excited to have the chance to attend and listen to the Award-Winning Music. Lisa Rager, Executive Director Visit Johnstown saying: “I can’t tell you how many people have thanked me, reached out, we see so many of our people that have been coming to Polkafest all these years from other states. And this is like a great reunion. Everyone is having a great time and they thank us for having it.”

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