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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

Pittsburgh: From "Steel City" to City of Gardens

05/30/2022 - 11:48am

While perhaps not attaining the acclaim of a wonder of the world à la Babylon’s Hanging Gardens, Pittsburgh’s Garden Trail is indisputably a wonder in the region. Pittsburgh’s reputation as “the Steel City” may well be replaced by another moniker, as the urban landscape now enco...

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Lancaster County's Amish Mud Sales

03/30/2022 - 6:34pm

In Lancaster County, the unfreezing of the ground comes with a different kind of thaw: that of Amish communities and surrounding neighborhoods coming together for their annual and legendary “Mud Sales” to benefit local volunteer fire departments. These lively auctio...

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The Sweetest Tree in PA - the Sugar Maple

02/06/2022 - 2:55pm

Did you know that Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for maple syrup production? There are many different kinds of trees in Pennsylvania’s forests, but the sweetest tree is the sugar maple. The sap from this tree is used to make pure maple syrup. Sugar maple trees are unique to North America and grow naturally only in the northeastern United...

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An Artisanal Christmas in Bucks County Pennsylvania

12/15/2021 - 7:00pm

Are you looking to find that perfect gift and a little bit of Christmas spirit on an idyllic Christmas getaway weekend? Architectural Antiques in Perkasie and Byer’s Choice Christmas Museum and Gift Emporium are hidden gems in historic Bucks County that will help you find gifts—and memories—to be treasured for a lifetime.

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Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts Perfect for Holiday Travelers

12/15/2021 - 6:18pm

Perhaps you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition this year. Or perhaps your family’s traditions have you looking for an escape from the holidays. Either way, there’s no better home away from home—replete with luxurious amenities and endless hospitality that won’t come at the cost of your sanity or space—than one of Pennsylvania’s most tre...

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Pittsburgh: A Dream Destination for the Devoted Sports Buff

09/08/2021 - 6:53pm

There are few cities that have produced as prolifically dominant sports teams—and as excessively devoted fans—as Pittsburgh. Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in this city there is a team (and associated Hall of Fame) for nearly every sports fanatic.

For those who love baseball, Pittsburgh i...

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Erie: A Fresh Take on a Summer Standby

06/07/2021 - 8:54am

Trips to the ocean may seem like standard summer fare, but when it comes to Great Lakes vacations, “fresh” is an appropriate descriptor of much more than the water. These inland beaches are a refreshing alternative to beaches on the coasts of North America, offering the attractions of seaside destinations without the dangers and crowds. For thos...

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Make A Date with PA B&Bs

05/04/2021 - 7:09pm

Pennsylvania is opening back up. No more waiting for someday. It’s time to “Make it a Date with PA.” Rejuvenate your spirit at a Pennsylvania Bed & Breakfast the perfect place to relax and unwind.

When you feel safe to travel, PA innkeepers are waiting for you. A stay at a B&B is the perfect place to reconnect with family and frie...

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Shop Rice’s Market in Bucks County

04/24/2021 - 12:43pm

For the past 150 years, a thirty acre plot has become the oldest and largest market in Bucks County, hosting more than 400 vendors and 8,000 shoppers per day. From trinkets and treasures to produce and clothing, Rice’s Market is a thrift shopper’s, bargain hunter’s, antique collector’s, and food lover’s paradise all rolled into one. Shop hundred...

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Visit Small Town America in Coudersport and Wellsboro

03/07/2021 - 12:24pm

Called a gem of Pennsylvania’s wilderness, Coudersport offers vistas of natural and man-made beauty worthy of any history lover or outdoor adventurer. The town depicts a vivid cross-section of the economics and politics of the Victorian era, gaining much of its historical significance from its role in the lumber industry and the abolitionist mov...

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