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Title: Centre County Events held yearly - Events for an Appleseed presence?
Post by: Publican on June 16, 2012, 08:22:22 PM
4TH Fest - State College - Yearly - Independence Day weekend-ish - Approx 70,000 people last year -

touted as the one of the top three in the U.S., behind New York City and Boston...Nearly 70,000 people were estimated to be in attendance at this year's show. The VIP area alone drew a crowd of approximately 5,000 spectators.

Noteable:  America's Got Heros program


Nittany Antique Machinery Association, Inc. of Central PA - Centre Hall, Penns Cave - Twice per year, the first weekend after Memorial Day and the first weekend after Labor Day  -  This past spring, Over 800 campers (Does not include day trippers), over 700 vendors, (CAN NOT FIND TOTAL VISITOR ESTIMATE) -

Noteable: "Our show has grown to be one of the largest East of the Mississippi and many improvements have been made to the show grounds, including a museum, library and large flea market."


Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair ( Grange Fair) - Centre Hall - Yearly - August - Even the size of the Fair has grown to include 950 tents, 1300 RV's, hundreds of concessions, over 7,000 exhibit items (these numbers DO NOT INCLUDE daily visitors!!!)

Noteable: it's grown into a real family tradition with some campers going back generation after generation. Tent sites are passed down to family members as prized possessions.


Ag Progress Days (APD) at Penn State - Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College, PA. - held annually - during three days in August - With over 400 exhibitors from 31 states and 4 provinces of Canada....45,000 expected attendees -

Noteable: 80+ acres for crops and machinery demonstrations, 55 acres for indoor and outdoor exhibits, 35 acres for parking, The 2011 show had a record number of 450 exhibitors and 42,000 visitors.


Well, this is a start. Bed calls. I will continue to add in the days to come. ALL input is welcome. I have many more on my list to add but you may know something I do not.
Title: Re: Centre County Events held yearly - Events for an Appleseed presence?
Post by: Publican on June 17, 2012, 07:29:43 AM
OSC Outdoor Sportsman Club - Centre Hall - Twice per year - Spring and Fall -

Notable: Small local show.  TWO BUILDINGS of Tables of Firearms, Ammo, Accessories, Collectibles, Hunting & Shooting Supplies, Gun Raffle, Door Prizes, Food and Refreshments. often has threads about the show.


"THE HISTORIC BELLEFONTE CRUISE" - Bellefonte - Annually - three day event is always over Fathers Day weekend/June - more than 10,000 people each year -

Noteable: The Historic Bellefonte Cruise has grown into a much-anticipated Central Pennsylvania event attended by more than 10,000 people each year. Sponsorship Opportunities Include:


Boalsburg Annual Memorial Day Celebration - Boalsburg - Annually - Memorial weekend - The three day week-end attracts nearly 25,000 visitors -

Noteable: The village claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Each year Boalsburg puts on a traditional Memorial Day celebration complete with a parade, a community walk to the cemetery, speeches, arts and crafts sale, military reenactments and much more.

Boalsburg To Celebrate Their Special Link with the Declaration of Independence:

Boalsburg, PA) -  On Sunday, July 1, Boalsburg will celebrate their special connection with the Declaration of Independence with refreshments and a host of free activities, including a reading of the Declaration, a butterfly garden tour by  Penn State Master Gardeners, a 18th century style salon discussion of the Declaration of Independence and a free tour of the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum.

Richard Henry Lee, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, is an ancestor of the Boal family and his portrait (photo on right) and original signature will be on display during the afternoon. In June 1776, Lee offered the resolution for independence in Congress that became the Declaration of Independence which he signed in July.
 Reading the Declaration will be three Penn State University professors, a French citizen and Christopher Lee, a descendant of Richard Henry Lee and CEO of the Boal Mansion Museum.