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

July 21-27 – Clarion County Fair at Redbank Valley Municipal Park, Fairmount City – Carnival rides, demo derbies, truck and tractor pulls, stage shows, livestock exhibits, and much more!  For more information call (814) 365-5179 or visit ClarionCountyFair.com

July 24-28 – State Senior Little League Baseball Tournament in Emporium – Teams of 14-16 year olds from across the state compete for the state title!  For more information call (814) 512-0685 or visit PADistrict10.org

July 25-27 – Adrift in New York theater performance at Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cook Forest State Park – Performance by Knox Community Theatre, Act I, Inc.   Parental discretion is recommended.  For more information call (814) 927-6655 or visit Sawmill.org

July 25 – Open Mic Night at CREATE Cafe, Brookville – 6:30pm-8pm – Grab your instruments and join us for a short set.  For more information visit CreateBrookville.com

July 25-27 – Allegheny Mt. Championship Rodeo at Flying W Ranch, Tionesta – Bring the family to the “Toughest Show on Dirt” with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for points toward National Final Rodeo.  For more information call (814) 463-7663 or visit TheFlyingWRanch.com

July 26-28 – Medicinal Herbs at Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living, Brookville – This workshop focuses on the key concepts of growing, harvesting, preserving, and making medicinal herb preparations.  For more information call (814) 849-9662 or visit QuietCreekHerbFarm.org

July 26-28 – ARCA Foxburg Jazz Fest in Foxburg – Jazz music will be in the air throughout Foxburg with performances on the Green, Lincoln Hall, Foxburg Wine Cellars, and Allegheny Grille by local and regional jazz musicians.  For more information call (412) 867-1816 or visit AlleghenyRiverstone.org

July 27 – Tasting in the Wilds at Ridgway Firemen’s Grounds, Ridgway – noon-7pm – A wine, beer, food, and art festival celebrating the tastes of the Pennsylvania Wilds.  Five wineries, over a dozen breweries, local food vendors, live music, and a juried fine art show.  For more information call (814) 772-7051 or visit TastingintheWilds.com

July 27 –  Save Our Hemlocks! at Cook Forest State Park – 8:30am – 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 27 – Paracord Survival Demonstration at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 10am – Learn the many ways that paracord can be used in survival situations.  For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ElkCountryVisitorCenter.com

July 27 – Coldblooded Curiosity Conservation Program at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 2pm – Coldblooded Curiosity is a group whose mission is to educate others about conservation through a hands-on approach.  For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ElkCountryVisitorCenter.com

July 27-28 – Medix Run Rendezvous at Medix Hotel, Benezette – Celebrating 100 years of elk with live bands, vendors, wine tasting, food & drink specials, Outhouse Obstacle Course, antique tractor display, Old One-Eye Antler display, chainsaw carver, psychic readings, and much more.  For more information call (814) 787-5920 or find them on Facebook.

July 27-28 – Motorcycle Cruise In at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – Cruise through some of Pennsylvania’s most picturesque country while you make your way to the Elk Country Visitor Center and try some of the area’s finest foods, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, and much more.  For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ExperienceElkCountry.com

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

Live Folk Music and Campfire at Gateway Lodge.  Fridays at 7pm.  Toe tapp’n music and a cozy campfire at Gateway Lodge.  For more information call (814) 744-8017 or visit GatewayLodge.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 New Bethlehem

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

Tionesta Farmer’s Market – Fridays 3-6pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm at Tionesta Market Village

Knox Farmer’s Market – Fridays 4pm-7pm at Knox Community Park

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

Clarion Farmer’s Market – Saturdays 8:30am-noon Clarion County Park

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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