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Bushy Run Market

May – September 2018 (4th Saturday of every month!)

8:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: FREE for both visitors and vendors!

Join us for Bushy Run Battlefield’s newest event, the Bushy Run Market! Beginning  Saturday, May 26, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, Inc. (BRBHS) will host an open air market the fourth Saturday of every month during the 2018 season. A variety of vendors of all sorts of wares will be featured, and our concession stand will be open for drinks and light fare!

For Prospective Vendors:

On each Bushy Run Market day, the battlefield gate will open at 6 a.m. for vendors to set up in their 10′ designated space along ‘Memory Lane’.  There will be no set up after 7:30 a.m.  Vehicles will be allowed only to ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ during set up and closing time, depending on weather and ground conditions. Vendors are responsible for all tables, tents, and other equipment. No electricity will be provided. There is no fee for requesting a space, but vendors will be asked to donate 15% of their day’s sales to the society. Those who agree to a higher donation level will be recognized by a sign on their table listing their increased giving level. Vendor space requests will be on a FIRST COME BASIS! Products NOT acceptable at the market include: live animals, firearms (or ammunition, explosives, etc.), third party sales, or contract sales (products must change hands on the day of the market).

Contact for all space requests and other questions. NO reservations are to be made through the society or museum operations.

History Speaks Series

May – October 2018 (Select Dates)

7 p.m.


$8 in advance OR

$10 at the door for individual programs OR

$25 for entire series

10% discount for BRBHS Members

Join us for four entertaining and informative programs covering historical and cultural aspects of early life in Western Pennsylvania.

May 16: “Excavation of a Prehistoric Western Pennsylvania Village” by Bob Oshnock   

June 20: “Eighteenth Century Clothing” by Jessica Young

September 19: “The Making of Native American Clothing” by Dana Knezevich

October 17:Celtic Ceol…A Musical Journey” by Walker, Lighthall, Podey & Podey    

Contact or Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets, and see individual event postings below for more details!

History Speaks Series

Wednesday, October 17

7:00 p.m.

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door for individual programs OR $25 for entire series

10% discount for BRBHS Members

“Celtic Ceol…A Musical Journey” by Brenda Walker, Tom Lighthall, Nancy Podey and Larry Podey will be the final “History Speaks” presentation. The quartet will present an acoustical program of traditional 17th and 18th Century Irish, Scottish, French and English music using Irish whistle, guitar, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, banjo and bodhran.  Some of the music will be interwoven with the ancient stories they represent to bring the past to life.  It will be a musical journey through the ages.

Contact or Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets.

Haunted History Hayride

 Saturday, October 20, 2018

7 – 10 p.m.


Adults- $10

Children (ages 4-12)- $5

No one under 4 permitted.

Experience the battlefield from an entirely new perspective at night!  Guided hay wagons take visitors back in time as they stop along the trail where reenactors portray 18th century characters. But beware! Ghost and goblins are lurking in the woods and are too scary for those children under the age of 4. Admission includes entry to the Visitor Center and Museum.

There will be concessions available as well as ghost stories in the Stone Room. Remember to bring a flashlight to help navigate your way in the dark!

*Reservations are required for this event. Reservations will only be taken after 9 AM on Wednesday October 3rd and are on a first come first serve basis.  Any messages left by phone or email do NOT guarantee a reservation. You MUST speak with someone directly (via phone or in person) to reserve your tickets.

You have 5 business days for us to receive your payment, or your reservation will be voided. If you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so (and receive a refund) up to 3 days in advance. Any cancellations less than 3 days before the event will not be refunded unless the event is cancelled due to weather.

Contact Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 starting at 9 AM on October 3rd or stop by in person for tickets!

Harvest Ball

Saturday, November 17

Cost: $5 per child

2 – 4 p.m.

Ages: 4-12

Dress up or come as you are for this fun fall event! Participants will learn to dance a minuet, join in a storytelling session, decorate hats and masks to wear, and play some fun colonial games. A small snack will be provided.

Participation is limited to 30 children, and preregistration is required. Please email Marlene Sawayda at to register.