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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
Holiday Shopping at Grove City Premium Outlets01/02/2018 - 2:07pm
In the scenic hills of Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County hosts one of America’s largest and most popular shopping centers, the open-air Grove City Premium Outlets. With the absence of a tax on clothing and shoes in PA, Grove City Premium Outlets is a can’t-miss opportunity for great savings this holiday season. Find regular discounts ranging f...Read More
Kennett Square’s Annual Mushroom Celebration01/02/2018 - 2:01pm
Settled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County’s Kennett Square has a unique reputation; the borough farms more than half of the mushrooms in the United States, producing over one million pounds a week. It’s a reputation that has earned it one of its nicknames, “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” But there’s more to this single s...Read More
Adams Apples01/02/2018 - 1:55pm
The rocky, nitrate-rich soil in the fertile valley of Adams County, Pennsylvania, combined with prime altitude, rainfall, and temperature make Adams County one of the most intense and significant fruit-growing regions in the United States. While all 67 Pennsylvania counties grow apples, Adams is the largest producer, a feat that has earned it th...Read More
How It’s Made: The Factory Tour Capital of the World01/02/2018 - 1:25pm
Find out why Pennsylvania is home to the Factory Tour Capital of the World this summer by visiting the South Central region of York and York County. With three of the biggest snack food companies in the United States, Hershey nearby, and the motorcycle powerhouse Harley-Davidson, historic York is still making it into the history books with more...Read More
Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Heritage Trail09/10/2017 - 11:06am
Out of the ruins and pollution of factory districts and rail yards, Pittsburgh has transformed itself: an industrial wasteland is now the cleanest and greenest way to get around Steel City—as well as the safest. On the 24-mile journey along three separate segments of Pittsburgh’s rivers, now known as the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the regular...Read More
Get Your Giddy Up!07/30/2017 - 6:42pm
The thunder of the hooves drowns out all but the pleading, praying, screaming and cheering of the gathered masses. You can watch the majestic, muscular ponies stampede around the oval at one of Pennsylvania’s six state-of-the-art racing and gaming complexes. The sport of Thoroughbred racing is like no other. Horse racing has a rhythm, intensity...Read More
Jim Thorpe: Authentic Small-Town Charm!07/28/2017 - 5:26pm
Formerly know as Mauch Chunk (mock-CHUNK), Jim Thorpe has a rich and historic past. Once a vital industrial coal transportation town during the 19th century, it is now a year-round destination that takes on its own life and magic in each season. Located at the base of a steep valley carved b...Read More
Boutique Shopping is Our Specialty07/28/2017 - 5:07pm
Home to name-brand outlets, boutiques and unique specialty stores, Mercer County is a Christmas shopper's destination. From locally grown fruit to unique handmade gifts, you'll find the perfect gifts for your friends and family. Click here for a comp...Read More
Erie County Fair07/28/2017 - 11:16am
Erie County’s oldest and largest fair, the Erie County Fair will be held August 31 to September 5, 2015 at the Wattsburg Fairgrounds. Amusement midway rides and games, truck and tractor pulls and lots of family fun. For more information, call 814-739-2232. One price for admission includes ev...Read More
October is Pennsylvania Wine Month - 201507/28/2017 - 11:14am
To the most wonderful time of the year! Let it be heard through PA Wine Land that October is Pennsylvania Wine Month! Nothing goes better with crisp air and autumn colors than a visit to a PA winery (or many). Maybe one you haven't visited before? Check out PAWineMonth.com to start plannin...Read More