Things To Do In State College Pennsylvania – November 2013

Looking for something to do in State College, Pennsylvania in November? Check out this list!


Apollo’s Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Jeannette Sorrell, music director Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2–6

When: November 7, 2013

Times: 7:30 PM

Location: Schwab Auditorium

When Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, performs five of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, the results are “brilliant and swaggering” (The Times of London). From fiery strings to colorful recorders to a dizzying harpsichord solo, the concert brims with virtuosity.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

When: November 7, 2013

Times: 7:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Premier hip—hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be kicking off a fall U.S. tour including the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday, November 7. The group has toured their electrifying live show worldwide for nearly a year with Rolling Stone saying “they have the makings of genuine superstars.”

Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: November 21, 2013

Times: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Downtown State College

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street, 5:30-7 p.m. with a free evening of carols, cookies and hot chocolate. Come listen to Mrs. Claus read a story and welcome Santa as he arrives to light the tree.

Faculty Collections: School of Visual Arts Alumni Works

When: September 27, 2013 – December 1, 2013

Recurring daily

Times: Tuesday-Thursday: 12-6 pm, Friday-Sunday 12-4 pm. Closed Mondays.

Location: Robeson Gallery in the HUB-Robeson Center

“Faculty Collections: School of Visual Arts Alumni Works” will be on display in the Robeson Gallery in the HUB-Robeson Center from September 27 through December 1, 2013. This exhibition features many pieces including ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures, all are which are housed in the personal collections of School of Visual Arts faculty members.

17th Annual Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park

When: November 22, 2013 – November 30, 2013

Recurring daily

Times: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Lakemont Park

This drive through tour features 51 acres of holiday lights and animations, plus a holiday gift shop filled with delicious refreshments, holiday decorations and gifts, and photos with Santa Claus. The Alto Model Train Museum presents its annual model train display each night.


Beaver Stadium Tours

When: November 9, 2013 – November 10, 2013

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Times: Sat. 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM & Sun 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Location: Penn State All-Sports Museum

Come tour Beaver Stadium and see the heart of Nittany Nation. Tour includes media room, home locker room, tunnel, field, as well as recruiting and club areas. Friend’s registration open Oct. 25th. Tickets for the public will be available starting Oct. 30th.

Downtown Farmers Market – Friday

When: July 3, 2013 – November 22, 2013

Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday Downtown State College Farmers Market. This producer only farmers market in State College was established in 1976 and features many local growers.


Penn State Football

November 2: Penn State v. Illinois, Time TBA,

November 16: Penn State v. Purdue, Time TBA

November 23: Penn State v. Nebraska, Time TBA

For more ideas of what to do near State College, visit the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Things To Do Near State College, PA – August 2013

As the summer comes to an end, you’re trying to make the most of the weather before it turns cold again. With the plethora of events this month, you won’t find yourself with a shortage of events to attend or participate in. Here are some things going on in State College this month.


2nd Annual FarmFest

When: August 2, 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Head out to the Grange Fair Grounds for this fun, free community-building event. Soak up the educational opportunities, local foods, lively entertainment and interactive family activities.


Boot Camp for Kids Registration

When: August 3, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: $30

This summer day camp is designed for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. There will be three training stations that the kids will experience throughout the day: marching/military etiquette, land navigation and physical training. The camp will be lead by prior service soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.


Family Fun Night at Park Forest “Pool-o-Ween”

When: August 7, 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Free with a season pass

This event is perfect for the whole family! There will be games, prizes and theme music, so come out and enjoy the fun. The Park Forrest Pool will stay open until 9:00 p.m. on event nights.

The Chatelaine, Perfect for Ag Progress Visitors

When: August 13th – 15th

Happy Valley’s rich agricultural heritage and its leadership role in ag innovation are on full display August 13-15 at Ag Progress Days. In addition to more than 350 exhibitors, livestock, and machinery demos, there’s fun for the whole family with children’s activities, food booths , mini-golf and a talking robot! If you’re visiting for this unique event, reserve your accommodations at The Chatelaine B&B, located right on State Route 45 in Pine Grove Mills. The vintage farmhouse built in 1841offers beautiful simplicity on the inside and all the natural wonder of Happy Valley outside, where the closest neighbors are the free-grazing cows and the wild turkeys who emerge from the woods at the base of Tussey Mountain. Reserve your room today for Ag Progress Days, Penn State football weekends or any time of the year.



State College Spikes vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers

When: August 14, 7:05 p.m.

Admission: Starting at $12

You can either bring the whole family, your friends or your special someone to enjoy a ball game at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Head out to watch America’s greatest pastime and hopefully bring home a win!


State College Brew Expo

When: August 17, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Admission: $40-$60

This is the perfect way to spend a date night or just a night out with friends. The Tussey Mountain Resort is hosting over 50 brewers with VIP sessions and educational seminars. The event will also feature food vendors and live music.

The Grange Fair

When: August 22nd – 29th

Admission: General Admission Season Ticket $15.00 (Ages 11 and under FREE), Single Admission – One Day $6.00 (On sale starting Aug. 22). Vehicle – Day (On sale starting Aug. 22) $6.00, Vehicle – Weekly $16.00

“A Family Tradition” — The Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair, better known as “The Grange Fair,” is Aug. 22 – 29, 2013. The Grange Fair is a city within a town, as campers “move into” the Grange Park in Centre Hall, PA to live for more than a week. Come for the concerts, the rides, the amazing food, the games, and the competitions. But you’ll come on back for the experience of being in one of the most uniquely friendly “hometowns” in America…at the Great Grange Fair!


For more information on events that you can attend this month, visit here.