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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

The Biggest, Brightest, Boldest Season in Our 63-year History!

11/15/2016 - 2:19am

Every year, some of the best professional actors appear at Totem Pole Playhouse. Nestled in the woods of Caledonia State Park, about 13 miles west of Gettysburg and 10 miles east of Chambersburg along historic U.S. 30, you will be treated to award-winning or nominated productions that are simply magical.

There is nothing amateur about Tot...

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Bloomsburg Fair

11/15/2016 - 1:33am

The Bloomsburg Fair began in 1855 and is the largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania and one of the largest on the East Coast. Over 415,000 people attend the Fair in 2013.

The 160th Bloomsburg Fair begins September 26 through October 3, 2015.  Preview day is September 25 with free parking and admission is only $3.00 with the gates openi...

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Bedford's Fall Foliage Festival Days

11/14/2016 - 9:20pm

Enjoy the autumn beauty and charm of historic downtown Bedford. This year, Bedford's Fall Foliage Festival celebrates its 51st anniversary held the first two weekends in October (October 3-4 & 10-11, 2015). More than 400 crafts exhibitors and demonstrations will line the streets.  Listen to great entertainment presented from the gazebo on th...

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Pennsylvania Maple Festival 2014

11/14/2016 - 12:25am

Meyersdale, Pennsylvania in internationally renown as "Maple City, USA" and is home of the 67th Annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival to be held on March 29-30 and April 2-6, 2014. Your Maple Adventure begins at Festival Park where you'll discover the way country life was at the turn of the century. Located on scenic Meyers Avenue, the complex is t...

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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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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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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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