About the Event

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National Road Festival

The National Road Pike Days Festival is an annual festival that commemorates the historic National Road, the first federal road commissioned in the United States which contributed to the establishment of settlements from the East to the West. This year’s event will take place May 19-21, 2023 along Route 40 through Somerset, Fayette, and Washington Counties. Enjoy the day, history, and entertainment in each community along the National Road.


Plan your weekend trip along the National Road in Washington County, PA and discover the road that built America. 


Historic National Road - National Road Festival


Beginning on Saturday, The National Road Pike Days Festival kicks off with the opening ceremony at 10:00am in Scenery Hill Town Square, followed by an entertainment lineup, and of course the start of the Wagon Train. Period clothing is encouraged to be worn, but not required. Make sure you check out the many local shops, restaurants, vendors, and beautiful scenery over the course of the weekend. You are sure to find plenty of local activities going on in the area as well. Go back in time and check out some historical sites near the National Road like the LeMoyne House, or the Bradford House Museum. The conclusion of the festival on Sunday will feature fireworks at dusk for all to enjoy!

Where to Stay

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Historic National Road

If you’re planning on attending The National Road Pike Days Festival in Washington County, PA and need a place to stay the night, there are a variety of top-notch, high quality hotels and inns.


Depending on how you plan your weekend adventure for The National Road Pike Days Festival, Washington County offers a variety of local lodging options close to the historic national road.


Rest up each night at one of our local B&Bs or hotels near and alongside the National Road:

Other Activities

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Crafts by Renee

Take some time to explore other local amenities and attractions in Washington County. There are plenty of different ‘detours’ to choose from, whether it be shopping, outdoor recreation, or even activities to do with the kids.


If you’re near Scenery Hill Town Square:


If you’re near the Bradford House Museum, LeMoyne House, Dunan & Miller Glass Museum or the Whiskey Rebellion Education & Visitor Center: