What's Happening in the Great Outdoors Region

A look at What’s Happening in the Great Outdoors Region from The PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau.

June 28-July26 – PA Wilds Traveling Photo Contest Exhibit at CREATE Gallery, Brookville – A traveling exhibit of the 12 winning photographs out of nearly 3,000 submissions to the PA Wilds Photo Contest in 2012.  See them on display in all 12 of the PA Wilds counties.  For more information visit PAwilds.com/PhotoContest or CREATE Gallery call (814) 849-9979 or visit CREATEbrookville.com

June 30-July 6 – Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival at Barclay Square, Punxsutawney – A week-long celebration featuring craft and merchandise vendors, delicious food, rides and games, and a variety of entertainment.  For more information call (814) 938-2947 or visit GroundhogFestival.com

June 30-July 6 – Wolf’s Corners Fair at Wolf’s Corners Fairgrounds, Tionesta – Community fair and 4th of July celebration with an action-packed week of events including rides, food, entertainment, exhibits, horse show, antique tractors, demolition derby, tractor pulls, fireworks and more!  For more information call (814) 755-4940 or visit WolfsCornersFair.com

July 4-6 – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown performance at Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cook Forest State Park – Everyone knows the iconic Peanuts Gang!  Performance by Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild.  Suitable for all audiences.  For tickets call (814) 927-6655 or visit Sawmill.org

July 5 – Bob Moline Dinner Entertainment at Lakeview Lodge – 4pm-8pm – Soft dinner music performed by Bob Moline during dinner hours.  Public welcome!  Call (814) 913-1430 or visit TreasureLakePOA.com

July 5-7 – Bluegrass & Country Music Jamboree at Redbank Valley Park Skating Rink, Fairmont City – 7pm-11pm – Live country and bluegrass bands perform.  Free admission.  Concessions and camping available.  For more information call (814) 365-5924 or visit RedbankPark.com

July 5-6 – Weekend in the Wilds in Downtown Emporium – 6am-11pm – A hunt for Bigfoot will begin at 6am.  Select the winner of the best wings in Cameron County and enjoy a taste at Wine Walk in the Wilds while browsing vendors and artists that line the streets.  For more information call (814) 486-4314 or visit CameronCountyChamber.org

July 6 – Strawberry Festival at Cayman Landing, Treasure Lake – 8am-5pm – A day of all things strawberry!  For more information call (814) 371-0711 or visit TreasureLakePOA.com

July 6 – Bowdish Model Railroad, Brookville – noon-3pm – Jefferson County Historical Society will be operating the Bowdish Model Railroad exhibit featuring historic Brookville.  For more information call (814) 849-0077 or visit JCHConline.org

July 6 – Save Our Hemlocks! at Cook Forest State Park – 10am – The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has finally made it to Cook Forest.  This devastating insect feeds by sucking sap from hemlock and spruce trees, eventually killing them.  Meet at the park office for a challenging interpretive walk along the Seneca Trail and learn how we are trying to combat this beast and save the finest and most significant hemlock stand remaining in the eastern United States.  For more information call (814) 744-8407.

July 6 – Turtles of Pennsylvania at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 1pm – Enjoy an informative presentation on the different species of turtles that inhabit Pennsylvania and Elk Country.  For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ElkCountryVisitorCenter.com

July 6-7 – Hazen Antique and Flea Market at Warsaw Volunteer Firehall and Grounds, Brookville – Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, crafts, food and so much more.  For more information call (814) 328-2536 or visit HazenFleaMarket.com

July 6-7 – Jefferson County Longrifles Annual Summer Rendezvous, Knoxdale – Target shooting, evening shoot, and traders.  For more information call (814) 849-6220 or visit JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com

July 7 – Fire Tower/ Seneca Point Historical Tour in Cook Forest State Park – 11:30am-2:30pm – Meet at the fire tower parking lot for a 45 minute historical interpretive tour of the fire tower and seneca point overlook.  For more information call (814) 744-8407.




July 5 – July 4th Fireworks Display at Gumtown Memorial Park, New Bethlehem – Fireworks along the beautiful banks of Redbank Creek, music, arts, and crafts.  For more information call (814) 275-3929 or visit NewBethlehemArea.com

July 6 – Independence Day Celebration at Lakeview Lodge, Treasure Lake – 2pm – Activities for the kids, contests, music, boat parade, and much more!  For more information call (814) 371-0711 or visit TreasureLakePOA.com

July 6 – Cameron County Fireworks at Cameron County High School, Emporium – 9pm – Thunderous fireworks celebration our nation’s birth.  For more information call (814) 486-0936 or visit CameronCountyChamber.org



Ongoing Events


Movie showing – Bring the family and enjoy a movie under the stars at the Moonlite Drive-In Theater!  Watch two movies cheaper than one at an indoor theater.  For more information call (814) 849-5588.  Visit the website LipumaTheatres.com or follow them on facebook to see what is showing every Wednesday through Sunday.

Live Music – Sponsored by the Elk County Summer concert Series.  Various bands will be performing your favorites at venues around Elk County.  Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.  For more information call (814) 772-7051 or visit ECCOTA.com

Live Music – Enjoy live music in the picnic pavilion at Laurel Mountain Vineyard.  Logo wine glass, wine discounts, food and fun.  For more information call (814) 371-7022 or visit LaurelWines.com

First Friday Concerts in Gumtown Park, New Bethlehem – Redbank Renaissance sponsors an evening of free Music in the Park on the first Friday of summer months June – September with food offered for sale by a local vendor.

Live Music at the Allegheny Grille, Foxburg – 6pm – A different musical guest each Tuesday evening to suit every taste from country to rock and roll.  Enjoy the music down by the river.  For more information call (724) 659-5701 or log-on to VisitFoxburg.com

Live Music at the Iron Mountain Grille, Cook Forest – 9pm – A live band performs each Saturday night.  Visit the website for a band line-up IronMountainGrille.biz

Live Music at Ray’s Hot Spot, Marienville – 9pm – A live band will be performing at Forest County’s home of classic rock each weekend!  For more information call (814) 927-8689 or visit RaysHotSpot.com

Live Music at R** Bandana Winery, Leeper – 6pm – Karaoke and live bands each weekend while sipping delicious wines.  For more information call (814) 744-9631 or visit RedBandanaWinery.com

Live Music at Foxburg Wine Cellars, Foxburg – 2pm-5pm – Every Saturday and Sunday, enjoy live music on the patio.  For more information call (724) 659-0021 or visit FoxburgWine.com


Ridgway Farmer’s Market – Tuesdays 3pm-5:30pm at True Value Hardware

Reynoldsville Farmer’s Market – Tuesdays  10:30am-1pm on Main Street

Gumtown Community Market – Fridays 12:30pm-5pm at Gumtown Park, New Bethlehem

Brockway Farmers Market – Fridays 11am-1pm on Main Street

Tionesta Farmer’s Market – Fridays 3pm-6pm at the Tionesta Market Village

St. Marys Farmer’s Market – Saturdays 9am-11am in Tommy Jon’s Parking Lot

The PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is a non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting tourism related businesses, events and activities in our 5-county region – Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson Counties. For more information and additional events, visit our website visitPAGO.com or call (814) 849-5197.

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