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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

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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Mushroom Festival 2015

08/21/2015 - 10:16am

Join the festivities in Kennett Square, PA as "The Mushroom Capital of the World" hosts its spectacular celebration of mushrooms celebrating its 30th year!  The first commercial mushroom production started in Kennett Square over 100 years ago and 65% of mushrooms grown in America happens right here in this small town.  


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Corvettes at Carlisle

07/25/2015 - 10:30am

Carlisle, Pennsylvania is home to the largest Corvette event in the world. Considered "America's classic sports car,'  over 5,000 Corvettes are on display from classics to late-models to new. In addition to looking at the cars, you can participate...

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Endless Mountain Music Festival

07/13/2015 - 1:57pm

Timeless classical masterpieces blended with contemporary compositions set the stage for the 10th year Anniversary Celebration of the Endless Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for July 24 through August 8, 2015 in Wellsboro, Mansfield, Blossburg, Troy, and Canton. Full orchestra concerts on Friday and Saturday nights all three weekends. The fes...

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America's Premier Folk Festival

05/14/2015 - 6:41pm

Now in its 66th year, the Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife festival in America. Celebrating the Pennsylvania Dutch culture, this unique festival continues to attract upwards of 150,000 visitors per year. Named as One of America's Top Celebrations by USA Today, it was named as a "Must See" Festival by the...

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

04/09/2015 - 5:46pm

If you're tired of April Showers, plan a visit to enjoy May Flowers at one of the many Botanical Gardens in Pennsylvania. The Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh is a great glass Victorian greenhouse. Located in Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cult...

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Historic Kennett Square

02/10/2015 - 5:16pm

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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A Longwood Christmas - Fresh and in Season

02/10/2015 - 5:14pm

Extravagant, fruit-adorned trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in the Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in the Exhibition Hall.  Your holiday season is not complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. An array of colorful lights adorn the outdoor garden displays w...

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Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

02/10/2015 - 4:35pm

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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Pittsburgh Penguins Open their 2014-15 Season

10/31/2014 - 6:45pm

The Pittsburgh Penquins opened their 2014-15 NHL Season October 9 on a high note with a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks. With a strong start to the season, fans are routing for the Pen's to be the Eastern Conference Champion and advance to the Stanley Cup. Catch a game at the CONSOL Energy Center when the three-time Stanley Cup champions take the...

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