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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

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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Christmas in Hershey

10/31/2014 - 5:57pm

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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Long Live the King

08/01/2014 - 9:07am

The castle gates swing wide open on August 2 at the Mount Hope Estate for the 34th annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair.  It is 13 weekends of mirth and merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights. A cast of hundreds of colorfully-costumed...

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Fun & Relaxing Lancaster County Wine Tours

07/23/2014 - 1:17pm

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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The Sweetest Tree in PA - the Sugar Maple

06/04/2014 - 4:42pm

Did you know that Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for maple syrup production? There are many different kinds of trees in Pennsylvania’s forests, but the sweetest tree is the sugar maple. The sap from this tree is used to make pure maple syrup. Sugar maple trees are unique to North America and grow naturally only in the northeastern United...

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Harvest Wine Weekends

06/04/2014 - 1:34am

The Lake Erie Wine Country Trail is hosting Harvest Wine Weekends on November 7 & 9, 2014 and November 14 & 16, 2014. Hours are Friday 12-5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Choose the weekend that suits you best, then come ready to celebrate the fall harvest. Sample bounteous autu...

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Quilt Shopping in Lancaster County

06/03/2014 - 10:22am

Lancaster County is home to numerous quilt shops offering beautiful and colorful handmade quilts. These quilts are often hand-stitched by Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite women that are a symbol of the Old Order Communities. Originally, Amish quilts were made as practical items to keep warm or for gifts or dowry items. Because of the outstanding...

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