The summer is a busy time in Centre County, with big events almost every weekend and many days in between. We'll list some of the events that draw visitors to hotels and restaurants and provide their general timeframe, but check the Visitors Bureau website (www.visitpennstate.org) for the complete list and calendar.
Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair
Time: Middle of August
Location: Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte
Description: A festival bustling with arts and crafts vendors, live music, and free kids' activities.
Happy Valley Music Fest
Time: Early June
Location: Downtown State College
Description: Two days of great music from local, regional and national acts on five different stages around downtown State College.
Ag Progress Days
Time: Middle of August
Location: Pennsylvania Furnace
Description: Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition.
Transylvania Mountain Bike Race
Time: First weekend in June
Location: Rothrock State Forest
Description: Epic single-track and logging road mountain bike stage race.
Time: Middle of June
Location: Bellefonte, PA
Description: Classic cars tour Bellefonte, celebrating a bygone era of cruising in meticulously maintained muscle cars.
Central PA 4th Fest
Time: July 4th
Location: Penn State Campus, Sports Fields
Description: One of the largest fireworks displays in the United States, with rockets timed to music. Carnival atmosphere and rides, musical performances, and concessions.
Central PA Festival of the Arts
Time: Second week of July
Location: Downtown State College and PSU Campus
Description: A huge festival of music and arts with hundreds of talented vendors set up to sell their creations. Multiple stages for performances of all kinds, from local dance troupes to national acts. Festival food, sand sculptures, big crowds.
People's Choice Festival
Time: Middle of July
Location: Pennsylvania Military Museum Grounds
Description: A large arts and crafts festival featuring vendors who are all from Pennsylvania along with live music and other performances, festival food, and free kids' activities.
Centre County Grange Fair Encampment
Time: Last week of August
Location: Centre County Fairgrounds, Centre Hall
Description: World's oldest encampment fair. 1,000 tents, 1,500 RV’s, over 7,000 exhibit items, amusement rides, livestock, tractor pulling, artists, craftsmen, cooks, bakers, and concessions. Big names in country music and comedy. It's a county fair like no other.