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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

Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Located in an ideal grape-growing environment, wines produced in the area have won countless national and international awards.  Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania are eight family-owned vineyard and wineries, whose wines have brought home the Governor’s Cup nine times for Pennsylvania’s best wine. More than 5...

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ROAR for the Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team!!!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Whether you’re a rival fan or a Penn State alumnus, discover why thousands of people flood the campus each home game. See tailgating taken to a new level.  And win or lose, experience the lighthearted spirit that gives Happy Valley its name.

Home games are played at Beaver Stadium located at University Drive & Park Avenue, University...

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Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Savor the flavors of hundreds of Pennsylvania wines in historic Adams County. Indulge your senses with great wine, great food and great music! Over 25 Pennsylvania wineries, spectacular food, art, handmade jewelry, clothing, wine accessories and more. 

Entertainment schedule includes Brittany Opperman (country), Half Serious (Classic Rock...

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A Town to Come Home To

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

There is no noise, no traffic, no lines, no hassle! Just plenty of open spaces, beautiful mountains and valleys to hike, fish, hunt, raft, browse unique shops and dine at irresistible eateries. 

Welcome to Galeton, Pennsylvania located in the heart of Potter County - God's Country - along Scenic Route 6...

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The Road from Appomattox

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

A co-production with Totem Pole Playhouse, the Majestic Theatre in downtown Gettysburg presents Richard Hellesen’s The Road From Appomattox in its first production outside of Washington, D.C. from July 10 to July 21, 2013.

Much has been written by abou...

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Music & Wine Festival

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

This summer, take a step back in time to the days when Elvis was cool, The Blues Brothers had a huge following and Michael Jackson’s hit was “Thriller.” Enjoy listening to the vibes of national and local recording artists at the June 15 – 16, 2013 Mus...

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Cruise the Susquehanna in Harrisburg

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the Susquehanna River is to take a cruise on one of Pennsylvania’s two authentic paddle wheels – the Pride of the Susquehanna or the Hiawatha.

The Pride of the Susquehanna, an authentic paddlewheel located...

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The Keystone Derby

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Don’t miss the showdown when the Harrisburg City Islanders take on the intra-state rival, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Friday, June 21, 2013.  The Keystone Derby is slated for a 7:00pm kick-off at the Skyline Sports Complex on City Island, Harrisburg, PA.

A professional soccer t...

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The Market that Never Closes!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Pennsylvania’s largest indoor-outdoor farmers and flea market, Saturday’s Market has over 300 participating indoor merchants and hundreds of outdoor merchants.  The variety of merchants offer a wide selection of food (indoors only), collectables, antiques, jewelry, household items and...

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A Short Drive to Another World!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Are you tired of going to the same place for vacation?  Take a drive and experience the magic of breathtaking scenery and small town charm of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  Located in Tioga County, 52-miles northwest of Williamsport, Wellsboro was incorporated in 1830 and named in honor of Mary Wells, wife of one of the original settlers.

Well...

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