Mammoth Fest, June 5 at Mammoth Park

It’s a Free Festival – Carnival Rides, Crafts, Music, Stage Shows, Food, & MORE! The 2011 Mammoth Fest is right around the corner! This year’s event will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 11am to 7pm at Mammoth Park. It’s a family oriented festival with a wide variety of food, entertainment and children’s attractions. Once again, the festival will be held along the shore of Mammoth Lake. The lakeside area is beautiful, and makes for a great festival site with more parking areas to accommodate festival visitors. Admission and parking are both free to the public.

There are plenty of rides available for children including carnival rides, pony rides, kiddie train rides, and even a petting zoo. An “All Day Ride Pass” is only four dollars per person. Purchasing the ride pass gives children unlimited access to the amusements from 11am-7pm.

Pittsburgh’s premier teen song and dance ensemble, Larry Cervi’s East End Kids, will be performing for the first time at Mammoth Park. These talented teenagers will be performing their new show for 2011, “Cinema Sensation.” Many of Larry Cervi’s East End Kids have received lead roles in their high school musicals, and many have gone on to study musical theater at prestigious universities including Carnegie Mellon, New York, and Point Park. Come and see a little bit of Broadway at Mammoth Park!

1480 WCNS is proud to present the “Frank and Friends Show” starring Nick Fiasco. As the “new voice of class, romance and swing,” Nick will perform you favorite classic hits from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, and more!

Next on our list of great entertainers is the world’s craziest magician, Steve Haberman. Steve is one of the premier illusionists in the country and has entertained audiences from coast to coast with a unique blend of sleight-of-hand, comedy, mindreading and stunning larger than life illusions. He provides a unique blend of family oriented magic and comedy that will amaze and keep the whole family bent over in laughter.

Also making their first appearance at the event will be the band Second Wind. If you like your music to have a nice southern kick with a dash of fiddle thrown in, then these guys are not to be missed.

In addition to the great entertainment at Mammoth Fest, the Arts and Crafts Show is fast becoming one of the most popular attractions. Craft lovers are sure to find something that strikes their fancy at one of the 50 exhibitor booths.

Mammoth Park is located in Mount Pleasant Township, and is accessible via the Greensburg – Mt. Pleasant Road from Greensburg and via routes 981 and 982 from Latrobe or Mount Pleasant. Mammoth Fest is a Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation special event, and is sponsored by 1480 WCNS. For more information, please contact Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at (724) 830-3950 or visit (keyword: parks).