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With festivals, culture, shopping, and seven professional sports franchises, there are always exciting things to do in PA, no matter the season.

There are more than 300 golf venues, five of which appear on Golf Digest’s “Greatest 100” lists, more than 20 auto raceways, six horse racetracks, and numerous local baseball, hockey, and soccer teams.

For festivals, the list is endless. Perhaps the best known is Groundhog Day each February in Punxsutawney, but there are so many others with a large following.

For the horticultural-minded, the Philadelphia Flower Show is held each March. It is the nation’s largest indoor flower show.
Agricultural enthusiasts can visit the Bloomsburg Fair, the state’s largest agricultural fair, held each September. And the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event is the Pennsylvania Farm Show, held each January in Harrisburg.

For shoppers, the Kutztown Festival and America’s Largest Quilt Sale is held each June and July. And the December Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem is rated a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association.

History and military aficionados flock to the Gettysburg National Civil War Battle Reenactment which takes place in July at Gettysburg.

And for a late summer whimsy, there’s the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire which runs from August to November each year in Mannheim.

The International Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous attracts 25,000 people to Ridgway each year in February.

For music lovers, the FirstEnergy Berks Jazz Fest has featured smooth jazz each March for 20 years in Reading. Philadelphia Folk Festival is held each August. It is one of the oldest music festivals in the world and the longest continuously running U.S. festival of its kind.

More than 100,000 motorcyclists arrive for the Thunder in the Valley® Annual Motorcycle Rally each June in Johnstown.

These are just a few of the hundreds of events that are listed across the state each year.

Culture, Sports & Entertainment Blog

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

04/22/2017 - 7:21pm

Baseball is one of our favorite pastimes here in Pennsylvania and our ballpark roots are still growing strong. With two Major League teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies, as well as nine Minor League teams, our state has a reputation for having some of the most talented baseball players in the world. PA was also the birthplace...

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Touch Base With the Altoona Curve

04/12/2017 - 9:20am

Reminiscent of its hometown heritage, the Altoona Curve baseball team was named as homage to the curveball pitch as well as in honor of the nearby historic three track railroad, the Horseshoe Curve. At the base of the rugged landscape we know as the Allegheny Mountains, this National Historic Landmark is considered an engineering marvel of the w...

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Lancaster County’s Morning Mud Sales

03/17/2017 - 10:21am

Get your hands dirty this spring; it’s mud sale season in Lancaster County and that means bargain goods, rare quilts, and authentic Amish hand-crafts are all only a bid away. If you haven’t been to these auction events, you’ve been overlooking one of the most exciting and unique traditions of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

From antique woode...

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Calling All Car Enthusiasts

04/19/2017 - 9:52pm

The Cumberland Valley has become a mecca for auto enthusiasts from all over the world.  Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community for over four decades offering car enthusiasts a series of events to find automotive parts, memorabilia and collector vehicles. The annua...

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Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

04/19/2017 - 10:09pm

Since 1966, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has grown to a five-day celebration of all things art: ceramics, paper, metal, photography, blown glass, painting, and more. Celebrating its 51st year, the Festival of the Arts will be held Thursday, July 13 through Sunday July 16, 2017 on the streets of downtown State Co...

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Philadelphia's Festival of Flowers

03/08/2017 - 10:39am

 Finally, winter has taken its last few breaths and there isn’t a better way to celebrate the coming of spring than at the Philadelphia Flower Show this March. From March 11-19, the region’s best horticulturists and floral designers will be showcasing their beautiful landscapes, designs, and gardening skills at the Philadelphia Convention Center...

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A World Class Automotive Experience

04/22/2017 - 8:23pm

Named one of the best auto museums in the world by AutoWeek, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum always has something new and different to see! The AACA Museum displays original and restored cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles in a un...

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Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail

04/19/2017 - 10:08pm

Only in the heart of Central Pennsylvania will you find a delightful selection of reds and whites to please your palate. The wineries of the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail welcome you every week of the year to tour and taste premium wines, picnic, take photos of the vineyards, and talk with the wine mak...

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Hershey

02/06/2017 - 8:16pm

Hershey is hosting the chocolate event of the year this month, Chocolate Covered February. With dozens of activities, events, and things to do all involving chocolate in an eclectic mix of forms, you’ll never get bored and the events go on all month long! Try chocolate tea, watch the parade, create your own treats, or even mix chocolate with a b...

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The 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/08/2017 - 10:23am

The Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates its 101st year this January as the world’s largest indoor agricultural fair. For some, it’s a place to see cute farm animals, grab some delicious mushroom burgers, and stroll through the exhibits with a milkshake and funnel cake. For others, the PA Farm Show represents and defines the state’s standards of co...

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