The Whiskey Rebellion Festival!

$3,360 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 16 months
Jessica D'Arcy Garda
on behalf of The Whiskey Rebellion Festival


The Whiskey Rebellion Festival (July 6 - 9, 2017)
is a FREE  4-day festival in Washington, Pennsylvania that celebrates the unique frontier history, heritage and culture of Western Pennsylvania and showcases the role of the Whiskey Rebellion played in shaping American history. 

Open to the public, the festival is packed with historical re-enactments, children’s activities, frontier arts and crafts, national musical acts, food and beverage vendors, and a number of other offerings that will delight and entertain young and old alike!

For more information about the festival, scroll down or go to

Why your support matters:

Although we have a number of faithful and generous sponsors, it takes a lot to provide 4 days of entertainment, and we are experiencing a funding shortfall this year. The Whiskey Rebellion Festival is run entirely by volunteers, so all of the contributions we receive fund the costs of providing free events to the community (not to pay salaries or administrative costs).

We would be extremely grateful for donations of any size! Donations of $50 or more receive special rewards.


 the Whiskey Rebellion Festival

Here are just some of the activities you and your family can enjoy at the Festival. Go to to learn more, or follow us on Facebook  and Twitter.

THURSDAY, JULY 6  - Main Street Community Pavilion

The Rebel Health Fair presented by the Washington Health System at the Main Street Farmers Market will offer fun and informative healthy lifestyle presentations.  

* The Washington Symphony Orchestra and The Washington Festival Chorale will perform a rousing program of patriotic music.

FRIDAY, JULY 7 - Main Street Community Pavilion

* Blues, Brews and BBQ Night – Enjoy a free concert featuring music by Matt's BluesMSG Acoustic Blues and TAS Cru, with barbeque, beer, and spirits served by local purveyors.


The Grand Celebration on Saturday goes from morning till night and has something for everyone in your family!  Here are a few highlights:

* The Community Parade through Washington's Downtown, featuring marching bands, entertainers and historical reenactors.

* Historical Re-enactments depicting the historic events of the Whiskey Rebellion that took place in Washington County - on Main Street and at the Washington Park Historic Fort Site. Plus, free tours of the Bradford House Museum and the LeMoyne House. These events culminate with a one-of-a-kind “tar and feathering."

* Lil' Rebels Heritage Area  -  entertainment and activities for the kids in Madeline's Garden at the LeMoyne House, a National Historic Landmark.
* The Mercantile where you can shop for one of a kind artisan crafts.

* Free musical performances all day by local and nationally known artists,  and capped off by a free evening concert by Well Strung, The Steel City Rovers,  and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. 
* And, an Amazing Fireworks Finale!

*Enjoy more re-enactments
and demonstrations at the Washington County Historical Society’s Frontier Fort in Washington Park. 

*Join the community for a non-denominational 18th Century style worship service under the Main Street Pavilion, followed by a community social.

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"Our beloved festival, celebrating our rebellion against an unfair tax, is in peril. We call on the good merchants of this region to keep our celebration alive."
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$3,360 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 16 months
Created April 2, 2017
Jessica D'Arcy Garda
on behalf of The Whiskey Rebellion Festival
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Donald Apache
13 months ago

Trinity Class 1951. Korean War vet. Retired USAF 1979

Linda and Chip Zelch
15 months ago

In honor of John Munn - Whiskey Rebel, and the man who built our house circa 1775.

15 months ago
15 months ago
Rachel and Tom Gladden
15 months ago

So glad to help the Whiskey Rebellion Festival. What a wonderful event in Washington,PA

Linda Jardini
15 months ago

Keep it going!

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