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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

Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts Perfect for Holiday Travelers

12/15/2021 - 6:18pm

Perhaps you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition this year. Or perhaps your family’s traditions have you looking for an escape from the holidays. Either way, there’s no better home away from home—replete with luxurious amenities and endless hospitality that won’t come at the cost of your sanity or space—than one of Pennsylvania’s most tre...

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Pittsburgh: A Dream Destination for the Devoted Sports Buff

09/08/2021 - 6:53pm

There are few cities that have produced as prolifically dominant sports teams—and as excessively devoted fans—as Pittsburgh. Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in this city there is a team (and associated Hall of Fame) for nearly every sports fanatic.

For those who love baseball, Pittsburgh i...

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Erie: A Fresh Take on a Summer Standby

06/07/2021 - 8:54am

Trips to the ocean may seem like standard summer fare, but when it comes to Great Lakes vacations, “fresh” is an appropriate descriptor of much more than the water. These inland beaches are a refreshing alternative to beaches on the coasts of North America, offering the attractions of seaside destinations without the dangers and crowds. For thos...

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Shop Rice’s Market in Bucks County

04/24/2021 - 12:43pm

For the past 150 years, a thirty acre plot has become the oldest and largest market in Bucks County, hosting more than 400 vendors and 8,000 shoppers per day. From trinkets and treasures to produce and clothing, Rice’s Market is a thrift shopper’s, bargain hunter’s, antique collector’s, and food lover’s paradise all rolled into one. Shop hundred...

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Visit Small Town America in Coudersport and Wellsboro

03/07/2021 - 12:24pm

Called a gem of Pennsylvania’s wilderness, Coudersport offers vistas of natural and man-made beauty worthy of any history lover or outdoor adventurer. The town depicts a vivid cross-section of the economics and politics of the Victorian era, gaining much of its historical significance from its role in the lumber industry and the abolitionist mov...

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Queen Esther Live at Sight & Sound in Lancaster, PA

02/13/2021 - 4:33pm

New for 2021 at the Sight & Sound stage in Lancaster County, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery, set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty a...

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Celebrate Love with a B&B Gift Certificate Purchase

01/20/2021 - 9:05am

This year, the perfect Valentine's Day gift is a stay at a Bed and Breakfast. After a year of trading travel for take-out and get-togethers for zoom game nights, the time will come when we can travel safely. You can Wake Up in a "Safer" State at one of many Pennyslvania Bed and Breakfasts that have adopted the Bed and Breakfast...

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Enchanting Main Street - Gettysburg

03/08/2020 - 6:53pm

In Gettysburg, best known as the battleground of the bloodiest and most important engagement of the Civil War, history is paramount. The past and all its captivating detail cannot be glossed over in a trip to this city, where at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visito...

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Celebrate Groundhog Day!

01/18/2020 - 1:41pm

Punxsutawney Phil is the world's most famous weather prognosticator and the real weather predicting groundhog. Each year, thousands travel to Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, PA to witness Punxsutawney Phil's projection. If Phil sees his shadow, he predicts six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, spring is just around the corner....

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Experience Culture at the Contemporary Art Museums of Pittsburgh

01/07/2020 - 7:19am

When the great outdoors feels inhospitable to humanity, what better time to explore the artistic contributions of humanity in the form of culture. At the world class contemporary art museums in Pittsburgh, you can escape from the dark days of winter into the glow of civilization, luxuriating in the boundless art and creativity of the human imagi...

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