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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

Adams Apples

09/17/2017 - 12:58pm

The rocky, nitrate-rich soil in the fertile valley of Adams County, Pennsylvania, combined with prime altitude, rainfall, and temperature make Adams County one of the most intense and significant fruit-growing regions in the United States. While all 67 Pennsylvania counties grow apples, Adams is the largest producer, a feat that has earned it th...

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Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Heritage Trail

09/10/2017 - 11:06am

Out of the ruins and pollution of factory districts and rail yards, Pittsburgh has transformed itself: an industrial wasteland is now the cleanest and greenest way to get around Steel City—as well as the safest. On the 24-mile journey along three separate segments of Pittsburgh’s rivers, now known as the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the regular...

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Kennett Square’s Annual Mushroom Celebration

08/26/2017 - 11:04am

Settled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County’s Kennett Square has a unique reputation; the borough farms more than half of the mushrooms in the United States, producing over one million pounds a week. It’s a reputation that has earned it one of its nicknames, “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” But there’s more to this single s...

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Take a Trip to Pittsburgh's Strip

07/28/2017 - 10:13am

Sought out for its incredible eateries, great shops, and rich history, Pittsburgh’s Strip District attracts visitors from all around the world. Also known as Pittsburgh’s Historic Market District, the revitalized and thriving neighborhood, once an industrial hub and factory hotspot, is now home to diverse food options, century-old shops and stor...

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Through Fire and Water in Sharon, PA

07/11/2017 - 7:59pm

View (as well as touch, taste, and smell) an incredible multisensory performance this summer at the spectacular WaterFire Festival in downtown Sharon, PA. Held on three different dates throughout the summer, the day-long artistic event features artisan vendors, live entertainment by professional musicians and performers, delicious food, and the...

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Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL?

07/06/2017 - 3:34pm

Its that time of year when we start getting excited for football season. Pennsylvania is home to two major league football teams. The Philadephia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Eagles will take home field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field when they battle the Buffalo Bills...

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Pennsylvania Wine Trails

07/06/2017 - 8:35pm

Pennsylvania is home to 14 wine trails and more than 200 wineries.  Beautiful summertime views, rustic and historic tasting rooms all make the scenic Pennsylvania landscape the premier destination for wine-lovers, vineyard regulars, or those simply seeking an exciting and romantic daytime trip. Before you know it, you’ll be standing on the slope...

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How It’s Made: The Factory Tour Capital of the World

06/18/2017 - 1:21pm

Find out why Pennsylvania is home to the Factory Tour Capital of the World this summer by visiting the South Central region of York and York County. With three of the biggest snack food companies in the United States, Hershey nearby, and the motorcycle powerhouse Harley-Davidson, historic York is still making it into the history books with more...

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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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