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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

Harrisburg Happy: Central PA's Capital Wine Country

09/24/2016 - 3:24pm

The region of Central Pennsylvania around and to the east of its capital city may be world-famous for its chocolate and endless assortment of candy, but another product also gives this area its impeccable reputation for success: wine. The Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country contains 15 family-owned, award-winning wineries surrounded by world-class a...

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Avenue of Artists: PA’s Route 6 Heritage

08/18/2016 - 9:25pm

The Route 6 Heritage Corridor is a 3,652 mile road from Cape Cod to Long Beach, California. In Pennsylvania, Route 6 stretches 427 miles and Galeton, a small town in Potter County, hosts the Pennsylvania Route 6 Tourist Association, a castle-like information center covered in ivy. Route 6 hosts the famous locations of the world’s first undergrou...

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Wine Wonderland

06/21/2016 - 5:26pm

Home to over 200 wineries, Pennsylvania contributes $2 billion to the economy from its unique wine industry, nurtured by its climate and landscape that makes it a winemaking paradise. The green rolling hills, diverse soil, endless forests, hot summers, and cold winters mimic many of the European landscapes that started the industry. It was what...

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What's Blooming in PA?

05/14/2016 - 4:27pm

The first signal of “Spring” is when we set our clocks ahead. The early weeks of Spring bring increasing daylight, warming temperatures and the rebirth of flora and fauna. New flower bushes and trees are blooming at Pennsylvania’s arboretums and botanical gardens.The best way to see what’s blooming in Pennsylvania is to plan a trip to one of the...

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Lancaster Mud Sales

03/26/2016 - 4:21pm

Mud Sales are spring auctions that bring communities and visitors together in the middle of the Amish countryside.  Hundreds gather both Amish and “English” (non-Amish), waiting for the first items to come up for bid. They start early, at 8:00 a.m. 

Mud Sales are named such because they are held in the fields that are often muddy from the...

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Tour De Tanks along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail

02/28/2016 - 2:03pm

Tickets are now on sale for three great weekends in March to taste wines being uncorked along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. The annual Tour de Tanks event will be held March 5-6, 12-13 & 19-20, 2016. Be the first to taste this year's newest wines. Tickets...

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Hollywood and Broadway Legends

12/10/2015 - 9:46pm

Over the past 70 years, Hollywood and Broadway legends have played the stage of the Bucks County Playhouse such as Grace Kelly, Angela Lansbury, Walter Matthau, Liza Minnelli and Robert Redford to name a few.  Located in New Hope, PA on the site of a former grist mill along the banks of the Delaware River.

The Bucks Count...

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Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival

12/09/2015 - 9:56pm

This two-day festival takes place June 20 & 21, 2015 at Split Rock Resort located in beautiful Lake Harmony in the Pocono Mountains.  The event features continuous musical entertainment on three stages, over 30 of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries, and a wide selection of food vendors to tempt your taste buds. Educational seminars will be held...

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Wine & Food Festival

12/09/2015 - 9:32pm

In celebration of Pennsylvania wine and food, 31 wineries from across the state will be in attendance on August 28, 29 & 30, 2015 for the annual Wine & Food Festival. Attendees can sample from hundreds of different tastes, combinations and vintages, as well as purchase their favorites to take home.

New this year, is a Friday eveni...

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PA State Flaming Foliage Festival

10/04/2015 - 6:16pm

Since 1949, the beautiful colors and views of Fall are celebrated at the PA State Flaming Foliage Festival.  Great food, crafts, parade and a queen's coronation area all part of the festivities. Join the celebration on October 9-11, 2015 in downtown Renovo.  For more information about this year's festivities, call 570-923-2411....

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