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.

August 10-18 – Tionesta Indian Festival in downtown Tionesta – A variety of events including performances by the Allegheny River Indian Dancers, trash and treasure sales, kiddies parade, pet parade, tractor races, fireworks, and much more.  For more information call (814) 755-3338 or visit ForestCounty.com

August 12-17 – August Afternoons at Weather Discovery Center, Punxsutawney – noon-3pm – Kids can enjoy a free make-and-take activity.  This week’s activity is a Wind Sock or Wind Painting.  Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.  For more information call (814) 938-1000 or visit WeatherDiscovery.org

August 12-17 – Trailfest at Slippery Rock University – The North Country Trail spans over 4,600 miles through seven states.  Come and enjoy hikes, excursions, events, trips, shows, activities, educational workshops, and more.  For more information call (814) 484-7420 or visit NorthCountryTrail.org/Get-Involved/Special-Events/Conf

August 15 – Zentangle Class at Cameron County Artisan Center, Emporium – 6pm – Learn how to combine doodling and color into a zen-tangle piece of art!  You will take home a unique note card you designed.  For more information call (814) 486-4314 or visit CameronCountyChamber.org

August 15-17 – Wizard of Oz musical performance at Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cook Forest State Park – Performance by Brookville Community Theatre.  Suitable for all audiences.  For more information call (814) 927-6655 or visit Sawmill.org

August 16-18 – Earthen Building Intensive at Quiet Creek Herb Farm, Brookville – Explore the joy of playing in mud!  This three day intensive training includes overview of straw ball building and earthen oven construction for pizza!  For more information call (814) 849-9662 or visit QuietCreekHerbFarm.org

August 16-17 – Scottish Festival at Riverstone Farm, Foxburg – All day event with traditional athletic competitions, sheep dog demonstrations, Scottish Clans, live music, carriage rides, and much more.  For more information call (724) 659-0003 or visit AlleghenyRiverstone.org

August 17 – BoudlerDash in Ridgway – 8am – A 20-mile run/walk/hike through State Game Lands 44.  Hard-core trail runners are invited to attempt the 4,500 feet vertical rise over the course.  For more information visit ElkCountyBoulderDash.com

August 17 – Open House and Air Show at Clarion County Airport – A memorial tribute recognizing the heritage of a renowned group of WWII pilots.  Activities and displays including a WWII P-50 Mustang.  For more information call (814) 226-9993 or visit RedTail.org

August 17 – Vendor/Craft Day at Scotch Hill Community Hall, Leeper – 9am-4pm – Vendors, crafters, collectors and artists selling unique items.  For more information call (814) 797-1370.

August 17 – Ashes and Iron Archaeological Digs at Clear Creek State Park – 9:30am-3pm – History lies waiting to be uncovered.  Help find the story of the blacksmith shop from 140 years ago.  For more information call (814) 752-2368.

August 17 – Clear Creek Valley Heritage Day at Clear Creek State Park – 10am-3pm – Take a journey back to the late 1800s and the days of lumbering the valley of Clear Creek.  Activities and demonstrations from the era including toys that kids can make and take home.  For more information call (814) 752-2368.

August 17 – Garden Tour at Lavender Green Farm, Knox – 10am-noon – Visit the 1800s vintage lavender farm for an individual or group tour.  Sample lavender culinary delights and shop for cottage crafted lavender products.  For more information call (814) 797-5117 or visit LavenderGreen.com

August 17 – Crayfish Hunt at Sizerville State Park – Search for the lobsters of East Cowley Run, crayfish!  For more information call (814) 486-5605.

August 17 – Wine Fest in the Forest at Majestic Farms, Crown – Sample delicious wines, beers, chocolates, and cheeses.  Live music, Chinese auction, door prizes, and vendors.  For more information call (814) 752-2205 or visit WineFestintheForest.com

August 17 – Contra Dance and Potluck at Quiet Creek Herb Farm, Brookville – 5pm-9pm – Enjoy an old-fashion night over a potluck dinner and contra dance (lessons included).  Bring a covered dish and your dancing shoes.  For more information call (814) 849-9662 or visit QuietCreekHerbFarm.com

August 17-18 – Elk Expo at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – The long awaited return of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo.  Vendors, displays, presentations, contests, entertainment, wagon rides, and children’s activities.  For more information call (814) 849-5197 or visit ElkExpo.com

August 17-18 – St. Leo’s Summer Festival at Ridgway Firemen’s Lot – Church festival, food, games, car show, kids’ playland, live music and more.  For more information call (814) 772-6487 or visit StLeosFestival.com

August 17-18 – Museum Open Day at Coolspring Power Museum – Over 250 historically significant internal combustion engines depicting 125 years of development.  For more information call (814) 849-6883 or visit CoolspringPowerMuseum.org

August 18 – 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

August 18 – Monarch Walk at Sizerville State Park – 11am – As the monarch’s get ready to make the long journey to Mexico, meet with the park naturalist to learn about and search for these majestic flyers.  Meet at the Environmental Building.  For more information call (814) 486-5605.

August 18 – Vintage Velo Classic Bicycle Show & Ride at Country Squirrel Outfitters, Ridgway – noon-4pm – If you have a passion for people-powered two-wheelers, enjoy an afternoon of classic bicycles and support the Tri County Rails to Trails!  For more information call (814) 776-6285 or visit CountrySquirrelOutfitters.com

August 18 – Fire Tower Historical Tour at Cook Forest State Park – 1pm-3pm – Bring your binoculars for a historical tour of Fire Tower #9.  Breathtaking views from the top box of the valley below along with an interpretive presention on how the fire tower functioned long ago.  For more information call (814) 744-8407.

August 19-24 – August Afternoons at Weather Discovery Center, Punxsutawney – noon-3pm – Kids can enjoy a free make-and-take activity.  This week’s activity is a weather emergency safety plan.  Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.  For more information call (814) 938-1000 or visit WeatherDiscovery.org

August 21-24 – Knox Horse Thief Days in downtown Knox – Carnival rides, car cruise, vendors, sidewalk sales, lawn mower races, firemen’s parade, fireworks, and much more.  For more information call (814) 797-1376 or visit KnoxBorough.com

August 21-24 – Brookville Firemen’s Community Days on Main Street, Brookville – Food court, games and activities, dunking booth, street performers, petting zoo, live music, contest, fireworks, and Grand Parade “Salute to the Services”.  For more information call (814) 849-2957 or visit BVFC2.net

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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