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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

Potter County's 64th Annual Woodsmen Show

10/20/2019 - 4:15pm

Logs and Lumberjacks

To most, Pennsylvania seems to be a tame, serene land of rolling hills, mountains, and deep river valleys. But others understand this landscape for what it is: a rugged, wild forest only survivable in if one has the appropriate skills. For woodsmen, survival means skill, strength, and cunning. These ancient techni...

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Summer Festivals & Events in Butler County, PA

10/20/2019 - 2:46pm

Summer brings more than warm weather to Butler County; enjoy major fairs and festivals all summer long! Kick off the festival season in Slippery Rock with the Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, complete with trail rides,...

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"Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

10/19/2019 - 10:16pm

Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack.”

We all know this song and it has become the unofficial anthem of baseball and is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch.
Attending a baseball game in the afternoon or evening is a g...
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame 2019

10/19/2019 - 9:41pm

Baseball is one of our favorite pastimes here in Pennsylvania and our ballpark roots are still growing strong. With two Major League teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies, as well as nine Minor League teams, our state has a reputation for having some of the most talented baseball players in the world. PA was also the birthplace...

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Are You Ready for Some 2017 PA FOOTBALL?

10/19/2019 - 9:40pm

Its that time of year when we start getting excited for football season. Pennsylvania is home to two major league football teams. The Philadephia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Eagles will take home field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field when they battle the Buffalo Bills...

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Are you ready for some 2014 FOOTBALL?

10/19/2019 - 9:37pm

It’s that time of year again and the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their 2014 season with a home game on September 7.  Under the direction of second year head coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles will take home field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field when they battle the:

Jacksonville Jaguars, Sep...

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Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Show!

10/19/2019 - 8:41pm

After a day of taking in the sights, take in a show at one of Pennsylvania’s many summer playhouses located throughout the state.  Offering professional summer theater, these playhouses support an outstanding cast of performers and produce a variety of entertaining plays throughout the summer. 

The ...

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The Inside Scoop on Pennsylvania's Ice Cream Trails

10/19/2019 - 8:38pm

Pennsylvania is prepared for the hot and humid months that loom ahead of us with the sweetest way possbile: the Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trails. The self-guided tours explore PA’s back-country roads by taking you to its local farms and creameries serving homemade ice cream. Find your favorite flavor or try something totally new; either w...

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Barking Up the Right Tree

10/19/2019 - 8:37pm

Lumber was one of Pennsylvania's greatest resources in the late 19th Century. In the height of the industry, lumber lords harvested thousands of giant hemlocks and the bark was peeled off from felled trees between April and June, when the sap ran freely from the tree's roots to the needles. To celebrate the end of this busy time, a festival was...

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Discover PA's Summer Stock Theatres

10/19/2019 - 8:32pm

What better way to wind down from a day exploring the outdoors than by enjoying a musical comedy. Pennsylvania is home to a number of summer stock theatres with all types of performances ranging from musicals to comedies to dramas. Many of these theatres use professional theatre companies. Below are few to check out this summer.

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