What's Happening in the PA Great Outdoors Region

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

The PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is dedicated to promoting tourism for Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, and Jefferson counties. For places to stay and things to do visit our website visitPAGO.com or call (814) 849-5197. Plan a day of fun with the family on a tank of gas or less!

October 4-24 – PA Wilds Traveling Photo Contest Exhibit at Cameron County Artisan Center, Emporium – A traveling exhibit featuring the 12 winning photographs of the PA Wilds Photo Contest. Contact the Artisan Center for hours (814) 486-4314 or visit CameronCountyChamber.org. For more information about the PA Wilds Photo Contest visit PAwildsPhotoContest.com

October 10-13 – The Women of Lockerbie theater performance at Clarion University – Poetic and thoughtful award-winning drama written by Deborah Brevoort. For tickets call (814) 393-2787 or visit ClarionUniversityTickets.com

October 11 – Jam Session at the MACA Building, Marienville – 6:30pm – Bring your musical instruments and dancing shoes to a Country and Blue Grass musical jam session. All musicians and listeners are welcome. For more information call (814) 927-8515.

October 11 – Camp Cooking Program at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 3pm-4pm – Learn about more creative and delicious ways to impress your taste buds while cooking at camp. For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ExperienceElkCountry.com

October 12 – Free for Fall – Enjoy the interactive exhibits and displays at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center at no charge. “Become” a tornado, “make” a thunderstorm, try your hand at being a TV weather forecaster, and learn how leeches were once used to predict the weather! For more information call (814) 938-1000 or visit WeatherDiscovery.org

October 12 – Live Music at Deer Creek Winery, Shippenville – 2pm-5pm – Country gal, Shirley from Gashouse Annie will be performing at the winery. For more information call (814) 354-7392 or visit DeerCreekWine.com

October 12 – Mahoning Shadow Shuffle ½ Marathon, 10K, and 5K at Punxsutawney Little League Field – Beautiful out and back flat course race on the Mahoning Shadow Trail along Mahoning Creek. For more information call (814) 371-7768 or visit Punxsutawney.com

October 12 – Lighthouse Tours at Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, Tionesta – 1pm-4pm – Self-guided tours of the 75 foot tall tower overlooking the National Wild & Scenic Allegheny River. For more information call (814) 755-3672 or visit ForestCounty.com

October 12 – Annual Craft Show at Paul’s Pumpkin Patch, Fairmount City – 1pm-9pm – See the famous “Frongtown Flinger” in action! Kids will love venturing the Barnyard Zoo, climbing Paul’s Peak, traveling through the Pee Wee Pumpkin Maze, a not-too-scary hay ride, and enjoy a story along with Fleebus the Clown! Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn and squash. For more information call (814) 365-5161 or visit PaulsPumpkinPatch.com

October 12 – First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park – 1pm-5pm – Surround yourself with the glories of full autumn color and celebrate the First Fork Valley. Performance of ‘100 Years of Elk in Pennsylvania’ by Van Wagner, children’s activities, vendors, and more. For more information call (814) 647-8401.

October 12 – Clarion River Country Wine Festival at Holiday Inn, Clarion – 6pm-10pm – Hors d’oeuvres, local artisans, antique displays, raffles, and entertainment. For more information call (814) 229-6121.

October 12 – Bird Banding Program at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 8am-11am – Visitors will have the opportunity to see the nets used to capture the birds, observe the banding process, ask questions, and take photographs before the birds are released back into the wild. For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ExperienceElkCountry.com

October 12-14 – Bugling for 100 Years concert at Dents Run Viewing Pavilion, Benezette – Celebrate the elk restoration with a country and bluegrass band! For more information call (814) 486-4314 or visit CameronCountyChamber.org

October 12-13 – Celebrating 100 Years: Elk Restoration in Pennsylvania at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – A fascinating presentation about the history of elk including the story of elk restoration in Pennsylvania. Follow-up question and answer session afterwards. For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ExperienceElkCountry.com

October 13 – Cook Forest Photo Walk at Gateway Lodge, Cook Forest – 9am-1pm – Join local nature photographer Kevin Kaltenbaugh for a walk through the woods. Learn how to capture that perfect shot through the eye of the lens. Instruction, hike, and lunch provided. Please bring camera and appropriate walking gear. For more information call (814) 744-8017 or visit GatewayLodge.com

October 13 – Art, Wine, and Food Festival in Foxburg – 11am-6pm – Art, wine and food on Main Street in Foxburg. For more information call (724) 659-0021 or visit FoxburgFestival.com

October 13 – Cider Pressing Demonstration and Tasting at Laurel Mountain Vineyards, Falls Creek – noon-3pm – Live music, fresh cider, and wine tasting. Visit the on-site antique museum, turn the crank on the old cider press, and “carriage of death” rides. Oktoberfest foods and cider available. Fun for the whole family! For more information call (814) 371-7022 or visit LaurelWines.com

October 13 – Firetower Historical Tour at Cook Forest State Park – 1pm-3pm – Bring your cameras and binoculars to the fire tower parking lot for a historical tour of fire tower #9. Breathtaking views from the top box. For more information call (814) 744-8407.

October 13 – Leaves and Lunch Pontoon Boat Tour at Sinnemahoning State Park – 10am-noon – Cruise along the shores and wetland areas of the George B. Stevenson reservoir while enjoying a light lunch and the autumn leaves. For more information and pre-registration, call (814) 647-8401.

October 13 – Mountaineer Search and Rescue Program at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 1pm-2pm – The team will discuss the equipment they use in the many rescue operations. For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ExperienceElkCountry.com

Halloween Festivities

Paul’s Pumpkin Patchin Fairmount City – Fall family fun on the farm featuring not-too-scary hayrides, barnyard zoo, hay mountain, and the famous Frogtown Flinger! Pick your own pumpkin and browse a full line of fall decorative produce. For more information call (814) 365-5161 or visit PaulsPumpkinPatch.com

Haunted Woods Trail at Wolf’s Camping Resort, Knox – Saturdays and Sundays 8pm-midnight (beginning September 27th) – A ¼ mile wooded trail bringing you face-to-face with your worst nightmares with scenes including the cemetery, crypt room, ghost town, ship wreck and the sewer scene. For more information call (814) 797-2355 or visit TempestHauntedWoods.webs.com

Nightmare Lane Haunted Hayride at Moonlite Drive-In, Brookville – Enjoy a haunted hayride through dastardly terrain – come get scared to death if you DARE! After the hayride, spooky Halloween viewings of very scary movies on the big screen October 18-19 and 24-26! Family weekend with kid friendly features October 11th-12th. For more information visit Nightmare-Lane.com

Haunted Barn at 1801 Old State Road, Brookville – Are you a diehard lover of Halloween? Like having your pants scared off ya? Bring your gang to our haunted barn and let us hand you some heart stopping fun! Under 6 get in free! For more information call (814) 648-0777.

Ongoing Events

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

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
Tionesta Farmer’s Market – Fridays 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm at the 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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