Things To Do Near State College, Pennsylvania – October 2013

Looking for something to do in State College, Pennsylvania?

Check out the upcoming events in October…

State College Farmers Market

When: October 1st – October 29th [1130am-530pm]

Where: Locust Lane, Downtown, State College

Price: FREE

What: A producer only Farmers Market featuring 14 vendors selling fresh produce, meats, dairy products, baked goods, soaps, flowers, crafts, perennial, annual, herb, and houseplants, and more.

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Beaver Stadium Tours – Parents & Family Weekend

When: October 4th – October 6th [Fri. 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM; Sat. 11:00 AM. 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM & Sun 9:00 AM , 11:00 AM]

Where: Penn State All-Sports Museum

Price: $15 for adults, $10 for Museum friends, students, children, and seniors

What: The Penn State All-Sports Museum has announced its Beaver Stadium tour schedule, which includes Alumni Weekend, Arts Fest weekend and Parents Weekend. Beaver Stadium tours include the media room, home locker room, tunnel and field, as well as recruiting and club areas.

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Penn’s Cave Flashlight Tours

When: October 4th – October 25th [6pm]

Where: Penn’s Cave

Price: Reservations are not required, but are recommended.

What:  We’re excited to offer our NEW “Friday Fall Flashlight Tour” of Penn’s Cave (this will replace our Halloween Glow Tour), which will be offered every Friday evening in October at 6:00 p.m. (Beginning October 4th).  This tour will include a ride out onto Lake Nittanee (weather permitting).

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Cycle-Thon & 5K

When: October 5th [10am]

Where: Chambers Building

Price: $15-25

What: The College of Education at Penn State University is organizing a Cycle-Thon and 5k Run/Walk to benefit our Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE). This is Cycle-Thon’s seventh year and all proceeds go to the SCOPE program. The 5k and 9 mile bike race will start and end at Chambers Building at University Park campus. We hope to see you there!

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When: October 4th – October 5th [Friday from 1 pm to 11 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm]

Where: VFW Carnival Grounds

Price: FREE
What: Mifflinburg’s Oktoberfest will begin Friday, October 4 with a Volksmarch at noon with the festival officially opening at 1 pm lasting until 11 pm. Saturday, October 5, Oktoberfest will be from 11 am to 10 pm. German beer, German style wine, German food and American festival favorites, German dancing and music and competitions. See website for schedule of events.

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Lincoln Caverns 30th Annual Haunted Cave & Trail

When: October 4th – October 26th [Fridays 6:00pm – 10:00pm & Saturdays 11:00 am – 10:00 pm]

Where: Lincoln Caverns

What:  With 26 years of haunted tour experience and expertise behind them, Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, near Huntingdon, is busy with preparations for their 30th Annual Ghosts & Goblins Tours.  “Pennsylvania’s most unique haunted house and trail” provides scares, laughs, and even some cave education to thousands of visitors each year.

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Penn State Vs Michigan

When: Saturday October 12th 5PM

Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park PA

CRPR Scarecrow – STUFF IT!

When: Sunday October 20th 2PM

Where: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Price: $20 Per Scarecrow

What: Gather your supplies (old clothes) and let your imaginations soar as you plan to build the best Guardian of the Garden! We provide straw, string and bags only; you provide the rest! Bring your crew & create your scarecrow. Event rules: (to be posted)
• Entry Fee: $20 per scarecrow. All proceeds will benefit the nature center.
• Each team leader should pre-register their family, company or group:
Program #34030 by 5 PM on Fri. Oct. 11. Registration Options
• Held in the Picnic Pavilion area at MMNC.
• Open to all ages! Spectators are also welcomed!
• Rain Plans: (TBA)

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Fall Harvest Festival Featuring Children’s Halloween Trail

When: October 26th – October 27th [10AM]

Where: Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

What: Come celebrate autumn with Shaver’s Creek at the Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great music and storytelling, fun nature activities, delicious local food for sale, and the ever-popular Children’s Halloween Trail. Members may purchase tickets for the Children’s Halloween Trail beginning September 18th by calling 814-863-2000. Non-member ticket sales begin September 25th.

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2013 Halloween Costume Parade

When: Sunday October 27th [630PM]

Where: N Burrowes St Off W College Avenue

What:  A FREE fall family tradition . . . the 2013 Centre Region Halloween Costume Parade. Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the State College Lions Club will cosponsor the parade through downtown State College.

The parade forms on N. Burrowes St. off W. College Avenue (beside the PSU steam plant) starting at 6:30 PM with step-off promptly at 7:00 PM. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field by the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Treats will be provided by the S.C. Lions Club.

Please choose from one of the following costume categories: • Halloween Tiny Tots (ages 2 & under) • Cartoon Characters • Witches & Monsters • Fairy Tale Characters • Ghosts & Goblins • TV / Movie Characters • Animals on Parade • Halloween Twosome • Groups (3 or more) • Open Class. Watch for the group signs as you walk up Burrowes St., then join in!

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Trick Or Treat Night in the Centre Region

When: Thursday October 21st [6pm-8pm]

Where: Centre Region

What: The official Centre Region Trick-or-Treat Night is proposed for Thursday. Oct. 31, 2013 from 6-8 PM. Once approved by each municipality, this official designation will apply to the Borough of State College and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton. The “Trick or Treat Night” schedule is coordinated regionally and annually set by an action of each municipality.

Way Fruit Farm Fall Festival

When: October 12th & 13th [9am]

Where: Way Fruit Farm, Port Matilda PA

What: Every year Way Fruit Farm hosts a Fall Festival on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of October, from 9am-4pm. The Festival is a great time to come out with family or friends and take a free wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch and pick just the pumpkin you want. There is also numerous other things to do at the festival. There is an apple slingshot, over a dozen crafters, a petting zoo and other activities to enjoy. Food is provided by a local Lions Club and baked goods including apple dumplings are available. The best part of it all is that 10% of all the earning’s on both Saturday’s will go to an orphange in the Dominican Republic. So come in join us this October in this annual tradition and have a great time with your family and friends.

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3rd Annual Fall Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival

When: October 19th [10am-5pm]

Where: Bald Eagle State Park

Price: FREE

What: The Howard Volunteer Fire Company will hold the 3rd Annual Fall Punkin’ Chunkin” Festival on October 19,2013 at the Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, Pa.  The Festival will run from 10am to 5pm.  Planned events include food vendors, craft vendors, bands, square dancers, a pie-eating contest, hayrides and Punkin’ Chunkin’ !!!  Trebuchets will launch pumpkins through the air at speeds of nearly 100 mph!!!  The Pumpkins will try to hit targets which will be floating in the Park lake.  Free Admission…Free Parking.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day!

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Fall Fest As Wassom Farm

When: October 12th & October 13th

Where: Wassom Farm, State College PA

What: This years Fall Fest will take place on October 12th and 13th. Come out for a day of family fun! Like in the past you can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, navigate your way through our corn maze, sit down and enjoy a bowl of our homemade soups, and pick up a jar of apple butter to take home with you.


Philipsburg Harvest Fest

When: October 26th [10am-6pm]

Where: Philipsburg Towers, Front Street, Philipsburg

What: Parade at Noon, Events 10am – 6pm, Downtown Philipsburg

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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!


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Things To Do Near State College, Pennsylvania – July 2013

Summer is well underway and there is still plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy near State College, PA. Begin the month with 4th of July celebrations and continue to participate in great events throughout the month. Here are a few things that you can do in State College, PA, this month.


Central PA 4th Fest

When: July 4

Admission: Free, Parking = $10

Bring the kids out to University Park for one of the best American holidays. Celebrate Independence Day with food, drinks, plenty of activities and, of course, a firework display. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with a Firecracker 4K race, if you’re feeling ambitious. So bring your friends, neighbors and family to truly enjoy this wonderful holiday.


CRPR “Kids-on-Wheels” Parade

When: July 4, 10:00 a.m.

Admission: Free

This one is just for the kids! Bring them out so they can show their patriotism and be apart of this annual event. Don’t forget your bike wagon, scooter, stroller or skateboard and head out to the corner of Foster Avenue and Locust Lane. After the parade they can enjoy some fresh watermelon to celebrate the nation’s birthday.


Bellefonte Traditional July Parade

When: July 6, 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Head out to Downtown Bellefonte to continue the Fourth of July celebration weekend. Take the kids out for a parade that they will surely enjoy and remember. The fire company may also set up a hamburger/hot dog/soda stand in the park.

 Central Pennsylvania Festival Of The Arts

When: July 11th – July 14th

Hours: Wednesday, July 10, Children & Youth Day   10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition
Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13    10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 14   Noon – 5 p.m.

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings over 125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus of Penn State to celebrate the arts with its nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, gallery exhibition, sand sculpture and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues.

The 21st Annual People’s Choice Festival

When: July 11th – July 14th

The People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts is a homegrown festival celebrating the work of Pennsylvania artists. The First Festival, held in 1993, was organized to run at the same time as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and to showcase the creativity and workmanship of artisans living in Pennsylvania. The first festival featured 50 artists, a few food booths, and limited all volunteer groups.

11th Annual Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes “Lift For Life”

When: July 12, 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, donations welcome

Join the Penn State athletes as they “Life For Life” at this annual event. It will take place at the outdoor Penn State Lacrosse field next to the Ashenfelter Multi-sport Facility and everyone is welcome to attend.


Bricktown Challenge

When: July 13, 9:00 a.m.

Admission: Free to attend, $5-$30 for participants

This family oriented canoe and kayak race was made to publicize the efforts to build a 14 mile rail/trail that connects Beech Creek Borough, Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Borough and the PHMC site at Curtin Village. So bring the family out to Bald Eagle State Park to enjoy a day of fun competition.


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Things To Do Near State College, PA – June 2013

Summertime has arrived and the weather outside is beautiful. Take advantage of the long days with all of the fun things available to you in Central Pennsylvania. Here are some events near State College, PA, that you can participate in this month.


Bellefonte Children’s Fair

When: June 1, 9:00 a.m.

Admission: Free

Start the month out on the right foot by bringing the kids out to the Bellefonte Children’s Fair. There will be five hours of fun, games, activities and so much more. Proceeds for the event benefit the Bellefonte Borough playgrounds.


Music in the Gardens: Healing the Soul

When: June 6, 6:00 p.m. – dusk

Admission: Free

Head out to The Penn State Arboretum for an evening of outdoor music performed within the garden rooms of the H.O. Botanic Gardens. Begin the experience with a walk around the gardens and follow that by soaking in the peaceful music.


3rd Annual Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlon

When: June 8, 7:00 a.m. check-in

Admission: $50 – $75

Support your local community by participating in the 3rd annual triathlon. There is a single loop or double loop option available depending on how far you want to go. If you’re not into swimming, biking or running, no problem! Come out and support members of your community.


“Kids Day” Learning Kitchen Demonstration

When: June 11, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Take the kids out to the Pennsylvania Military Museum for an afternoon hour of learning how to cook. Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers will demonstrate how to make simple dishes from everyday products available at the market.


Lemont Village Strawberry Festival

When: June 15, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children 4-12, free for 3 and younger

The 32nd Annual Strawberry Festival, benefitting the Granary Project of the Lemont Village Association, will be held on the Village Green. There will be plenty of sweets and treats, as well as face painting and other activities for the children.


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