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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

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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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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Listen to Blues

05/30/2014 - 10:40am

Held at the Historic Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, the annual Billtown Blues Festival is a nationally recognized premiere blues event drawing fans from Pennsylvania and neighboring states and is celebratng is its 25th Anniversary. It plays host to some of t...

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On Stage at The Playhouse

05/22/2014 - 10:24am

The Pittsburgh Playhouse is the performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts. The three-theatre performing arts center is home to a professional theatre company and three student companies. The Pittsburgh Playhouse maintains a rigorous per...

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Here we go STEELERS!!!

05/16/2014 - 6:22pm

Cheer on the black and gold in 2014!!!!  Show your pride with your terrible towel in hand at Heinz Field, home field for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Take in one of eight home games this season when the Steelers battle the:

Cleveland Browns, September 7 @ 1:00pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 28 @...

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Last Minute Gift for Mother's Day

05/05/2014 - 8:49pm

Mother's Day is fast approaching. Your mom deserves a gift that demonstrates that you put a little thought into it and shows your gratitude. Forget the cheap chocolate, phony cards, gadgets and movies. You want to give her something that she'll remember long after Sunday, May 11. She'll love a gift certificate for a stay at a PA Bed & Breakf...

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Spring Carlisle!

04/11/2014 - 2:49pm

One of the largest automotive swap meets in the world, Spring Carlisle plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts.  Enthusiasts travel from around the world to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The show offers 8,100 vending spaces and is the place to pur...

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