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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

56th Ligonier Highland Games

09/13/2015 - 12:13pm

Follow the skirl of bagpipes for the annual gathering of the Clans. Come and celebrate all things Scottish at the 57th Ligonier Highland Games.  The Ligonier Highland Games takes place on September 26, 2015 at Idlewild Park located on U.S. Route 30 j...

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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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Fun, Food and Tomatoes!

08/05/2015 - 7:34pm

The 32nd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival will be held in downtown Pittston Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. Over 50,000 people will attend the four-day event that has been touted as one of the best festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Delicious food, a variety of live entertainment, tomato fights, a parade, 5K run,...

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The Peach Music Festival

07/25/2015 - 10:40am

The Peach Music Festival returns for a fourth year at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA.  This year, The Peach will take place August 13 – 16, 2015 and include four days of music on multiple stages and so much more.

The festival debuted in August 2012 with over 30,000 fans in attendance, returns with...

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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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Adams County Winery's Monumental Trolley Tour

05/22/2015 - 6:08pm

The Adams County Winery is located in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, eight miles west of Gettysburg. It first began operations in 1975 and will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on June 27. New this year is the launch of the Monumental Trolley Tour on June 7. The tour begins at the Winery and...

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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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Phillie Pfanatic Back in Action!

04/09/2015 - 6:02pm

The fat furry green bird with a cylindrical beak containing a tongue that sticks out is the Philadelphia Phillies official mascot...the Phillie Pfanatic. He's as much Philadelphia as cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and Rocky Balboa. The Phanatic debuted on April 25, 1978 and was named after Philadelphia's fanatical fans. You'll...

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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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