Punxsy Groundhog Festival Continues Through July 9

GroundhogPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney is in the midst of its 50th annual Groundhog Festival in Barclay Square, with numerous live performances and activities planned through the event’s concluding day on July 9.

The week-long Groundhog Festival is hosting over 30 craft vendors, 19 food booths, nightly musical acts, and children’s rides and games.

The festival is running through July 9 and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Daily activities include bake sales, face painting in the park, and children’s activities.

A schedule of this week’s remaining events includes:

Groundhog 2Wednesday, July 6

  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Diaper Derby and Tot Trot Races
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Granpa Cratchet, interactive puppet
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: 21st Annual Community Center 5 K/2 Mile Walk
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Midnight Special Live – Classic Rock Live Musical Performance

Thursday, July 7

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Three Wheel and Scooter Races, ages 3 to 7
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Granpa Cratchet, interactive puppet
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Jimmy Swogger & Friends
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Chris Higbee – Country Live Musical Performance

Groundhog 3Friday, July 8

  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Eighth Annual Kids Tractor Pull, ages 4 to 9
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Granpa Cratchet, interactive puppet
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Rick K & The Allnighters – Oldies Live Musical Performance

Saturday, July 9

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Star War Characters-Strolling in the Park
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Against The Grain – Variety Live Musical Performance
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Ryan Pelton – Tribute to the King Live Musical Performance

Pets, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades and solicitation are not permitted in the park.

For more information on festival events, call 814-938-2947, email [email protected] or visit www.groundhogfestival.com.


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