Hydref Festival and Market Fair offers glimpse of 18th century life

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Friday, October 4, 2019 | 12:01 AM

The Hydref Festival and Market Faire will be held at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton on Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors can meet a cast of characters including the blacksmith, school marm or master at the one-room school house, a settler, and hunter to name a few, playing out a historical role.

The event will feature live music, food, shopping and activities for children, including games and toys played in that time period. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. DLM members can attend free of charge.

Also, there’s a raffle drawing for a woolen scarf, hand spun right at site, according to the museum website. There will also be demonstrations and other entertainment fitting for that time period.

The museum is located at 4723 S. Pioneer Road, Allison Park.


The Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence (HAEE) will host the 27th annual 5K run/1-mile walk Oct. 5, at Hartwood Acres. Registrations are now being accepted.

This is the main fundraiser for the HAEE, a nonprofit organization providing grants to Hampton Township School District faculty and staff for unique educational programs within the district. Event details and online registration information can be found on the HAEE website at hampton alliance.org.

College fair Oct. 7

More than 140 colleges and universities will participate in the North Pittsburgh College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at La Roche University’s Kerr Fitness & Sports Center in the North Hills.

The North Pittsburgh College Fair will host universities, colleges and technical schools from across the country. High school students and their parents will have the chance to meet with school representatives to learn more about their campuses and academic programs.

Presented by La Roche and the Northern Area Counselor’s Consortium, the fair is organized by the following school districts: Avonworth, Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, North Hills, Pine-Richland and Shaler Area.

Admission and parking are free. For details, call 412-536-1272 or email northpittsburgh collegefair@laroche.edu.