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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

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

12/01/2023 - 10:14am

Bethlehem, PA is known as the Christmas City.  Almost one million guests, over the past two decades, have visited Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem offering a mix of unique gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer. The highlight of 2014 is the the 50th Anniversary of Kathe Wohlfahrt, the renowned German ornament and nutcracker maker. A handful of...

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"Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

10/16/2023 - 10:45am

Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack.”

We all know this song and it has become the unofficial anthem of baseball and is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch.
Attending a baseball game in the afternoon or evening is a...
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Fun & Relaxing Lancaster County Wine Tours

10/16/2023 - 10:40am

The B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast is now offering PA wine tours to their guests. Located in the midst of South Central Pennsylvania's wine country, the area is rich with wineries each offering a unique ambiance and surprising quality. Enjoy a relaxing...

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Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

10/16/2023 - 10:38am

Spanning scenic southeastern Pennsylvania between historic Philadelphia and the Amish countryside of Lancaster County, the eight wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail are located within an easy drive of one another (within a 50 mile radius).  All wineries are open year round each with a tasting room and unique characteristics. Visit...

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Who are the Erie Otters?

10/16/2023 - 10:16am

Calling all ice hockey fans. The Erie Otters, a major junior ice hockey team, is one of only three American teams playing in the Ontario Hockey League. Based in Erie, Pennsylvania, the team takes its name from the North American river otter, a semiaquatic mammal commonly found by Lake Erie. The Erie Otters play home games at the newly renovated...

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Last Minute Gift for Mother's Day

10/16/2023 - 10:13am

Mother's Day is fast approaching. Your mom deserves a gift that demonstrates that you put a little thought into it and shows your gratitude. Forget the cheap chocolate, phony cards, gadgets and movies. You want to give her something that she'll remember long after Sunday. She'll love a gift certificate for a stay at a PA Bed & Breakfast to r...

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Historic Kennett Square

10/16/2023 - 10:11am

What used to be a small village in 1705 still boasts small town intimate, where less crowds and ample parking encourages lingering rather than hurry-through. As one of Pennsylvania’s oldest neighborhoods, Historic Kennett Square is Chester County’s hub for entertainment, arts and culture. A medl...

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Christmas in Hershey

10/11/2023 - 10:26am

This holiday season, spend a few days in Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth®! Enjoy unique holiday-themed attractions, holiday shopping, festive culinary events and a stay at a charming nearby Bed & Breakfast.  Activities include:


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A Town to Come Home To

10/11/2023 - 9:53am

There is no noise, no traffic, no lines, no hassle! Just plenty of open spaces, beautiful mountains and valleys to hike, fish, hunt, raft, browse unique shops and dine at irresistible eateries. 

Welcome to Galeton, Pennsylvania located in the heart of Potter County - God's Country - along Scenic Route 6...

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Views and Brews on Western PA Booze Tours

10/01/2023 - 10:47am

While enjoying your favorite alcoholic beverage never goes out of season, the fall is perhaps one of the best times of year to sip and savor. Autumn truly provides the perfect occasion to relish complex drinks, long conversations, and the changing fall leaves. Usher in colder weather with award-winning and belly-warming craft beers and spirits o...

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