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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

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.


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In the Market

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The nation's oldest and largest outdoor flea market, Rice's Market with 30 acres and over 500 vendors is as big as a mall, but offers an alternative to paying retail prices. Your one-stop bargain shopping paradise. Peruse aisles of Amish foods and crafts, women clothing and accessories, antiques, hand-made collectibles, flowers, plants, and prod...

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Dine Like a Star

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course offers a variety of dining options that is always a special experience. From fine dining to casual fair, each has its own flair, unique flavors and the kind of red-carpet service you deserve.

Watch the excitement of live thoroughbred horse racing from your own trackside table at Mounta...

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You're on the Right Track

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Looking for something different to do, then head to the Philadelphia area that offers two unique horse racing tracks.

Enjoy harness racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia located at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester, a 30-minute drive from Center City Philadelphia. The live horse racing season run...

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PA Wine Trails

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

A bottle of wine and a gift certificate for a stay at a B&B make a perfect Christmas gift!  Pennsylvania has more than 150 wineries and 700 B&Bs to choose from.  During the month of December, many wineries have special holiday events to make your shopping (read: tasting) experience even more relaxing! Check out some of the special days a...

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