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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

Passport to River Towns

11/15/2016 - 1:32am

Beginning the weekend of January 17 through February 16, 2014 visit the Susquehanna River Towns of Marietta, Columbia and Wrightsville. During this period, purchase a passport ($5) and visit the destinations to enjoy special promotions and discounts designed especially for this event. Get a stamp from the participating businesses and turn in you...

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Discover Authentic Hospitality this Valentine's Day!

11/15/2016 - 1:31am

Looking to do something different this Valentine's Day? Rejuvenate your spirit with a stay at one of PA's unique Bed and Breakfasts. From historic inns to classic mansions to contemporary lodging, our innkeepers will meet your every travel need. Comfy, warm and welcoming serving home cooked specialty breakfast dishes. Discover authentic hospital...

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QVC Shop Talk

11/14/2016 - 11:45pm

QVC Studio Park has a lot in store for visitors to the West Chester-based broadcasting facility located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley. A popular destination for thousands of visitors interested in live television broadcasting, the QVC Studio Tour is a one-of-the-kind guided walking tour th...

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Bedford's Fall Foliage Festival Days

11/14/2016 - 9:20pm

Enjoy the autumn beauty and charm of historic downtown Bedford. This year, Bedford's Fall Foliage Festival celebrates its 51st anniversary held the first two weekends in October (October 3-4 & 10-11, 2015). More than 400 crafts exhibitors and demonstrations will line the streets.  Listen to great entertainment presented from the gazebo on th...

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Musikfest - Bethlehem PA

11/14/2016 - 1:20am

Founded in 1984 by ArtsQuest, the first Musikfest featured 295 performances on six stages, attracting more than 180,000 people to historic Bethlehem. Over the past three decades, the event has grown, evolving into one of the largest and most diverse music festivals in the nation, with 500-plus shows on 14 stages over 10 days. Each year more than...

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Tionesta Indian Festival 2013

11/14/2016 - 1:18am

Tionesta has a rich cultural history and was occupied by Native Americans for centuries. The townspeople, of this tiny borough, take pride in their Native American roots by hosting the week-long Tionesta Indian Festival

The name “Tionesta” comes from the Native...

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Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

11/14/2016 - 1:17am

The largest Highland Games and Festival in North America, the Celtic Classic attracts over 250,000 visitors annually to Historic Bethlehem. Join in the celebration of  Celtic culture and heritage on September 26-28.  Events and activities include:

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Pennsylvania Maple Festival 2014

11/14/2016 - 12:25am

Meyersdale, Pennsylvania in internationally renown as "Maple City, USA" and is home of the 67th Annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival to be held on March 29-30 and April 2-6, 2014. Your Maple Adventure begins at Festival Park where you'll discover the way country life was at the turn of the century. Located on scenic Meyers Avenue, the complex is t...

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October is Pennsylvania Wine Month - 2014

11/14/2016 - 12:22am

This Fall, explore a number of wine trails and wineries in Southeast Pennsylvania. PA is home to over 200+ wineries and is the 5th largest producer of grapes in the U.S. Warmer than other areas above the Appalachian range, classic European varieties like chardonnay and Cabernet Franc can be grown in the Southeast without fear of injury from cold...

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Modern Day Treasure Hunting

11/13/2016 - 10:55am

Thousands of people in over 200 countries are discovering a new pastime know as geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing). This adventure sport involves the use of a handheld GPS receiver, and based on information provided on the official geocaching website, the GPS receiver guides its operator to hidden treasures j...

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