Clarion County

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Award winning Clarion County is the western gateway to the PA Great Outdoors and Pennsylvania Wilds regions, and home of two federally designated National Wild & Scenic Recreation rivers-the Clarion and the Allegheny.  The Allegheny River was named “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year”.  The Redbank Valley Trail was DCNR’s first “Pennsylvania Trail of the Year”.  Men’s Journal called Cook Forest State Park “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest” and Clarion’s Autumn Leaf Festival was honored as Pennsylvania Wilds’ “2017 Event of the Year”.

Clarion

Clarion is a lively “University Town” located in the middle of the county along the banks of Piney Reservoir on the Clarion River. It’s easily reached by car via Interstate 80 (exit 62) from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York City, Buffalo, and Erie. There are forest-covered mountains in every direction, which makes it a very scenic place in all four seasons.

East Brady

East Brady is a community that celebrates life on the Allegheny with Riverfest, which is a fun filled family event each July. Downtown, visitors will find a new mural called “Playground of the Allegheny”. Pool #9 is the northern most deep-water pool on the river and is popular with power boats and jet skis. Nearby Brady’s Bend Overlook offers a stunning panoramic view of river valley below.

Foxburg

On the banks of Allegheny River, you’ll find the charming resort town of Foxburg. The town has a thriving performing arts center, featuring an art gallery and Lincoln Hall, which is the home of The Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Visitors can enjoy restaurants with views of the river, a winery, a tour operator, a chocolatier, an inn, and the Foxburg Country Club, which the oldest golf course in continuous use in America.

New Bethlehem

New Bethlehem is charming town on the banks of Redbank Creek and home to the Redbank Valley Trail, which was the first trail in the state to earn the honor of “Pennsylvania Trail of the Year”. The town is proud host of many popular annual events, including the Clarion County Fair and the Peanut Butter Festival.

Cook Forest

Cook Forest State Park gives visitors the chance to explore ancient stands of giant trees. Men’s Journal called it “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest”. The Clarion River flows through the park and is popular with both paddlers and fishermen. Seneca Point and the nearby fire tower offer spectacular views of river valley below. The area surrounding the park has many vacation rentals, restaurants, shops, and fun attractions to enjoy.  The Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts host many events each season.

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This structure, the third to be erected, was built in the Queen Anne-style in 1883 at a cost of more than $97,000. The building's tower is 214 feet high.

CCEDC specializes in attracting new business development in Clarion County, while connecting established local businesses with specific resources to help your organization grow and thrive.

Features horse pulls, 4-H animals and displays, music, demolition derbies, local truck and tractor pulls, rides, inside & outside exhibits, midway, and fair foods every July.

Tour our Sutton-Ditz House Museum for local history exhibits including lumber, iron, and glass making. Visit our Fulton Library for local history and genealogy research.

Dedicated to promoting public hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, geocaching, and ATV recreational trails in and around Clarion County.

Beautiful turn-of-the-century home with magnificent stained glass and hardwoods throughout. Warm hospitality, tasteful décor, and memorable breakfasts. Private baths. Free wifi.

New three mile loop connecting Clarion to the Clarion River that winds through hemlocks and hardwoods, passing over creeks until you view the river below.

25 stores under one roof, including JC Penney, RRR Roadhouse, and AMC/Carmike Theatres. Open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. Exit 62 off I-80.

18-hole public golf course and driving range. Bar and snack bar.

Public boat launch and dock with no usage fees. Spend a day boating on the Clarion River.
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2018fri16nov(nov 16)2:00 pmsat22dec(dec 22)4:00 pmFeatured2018 Holiday Art Show & Exhibit(november 16) 2:00 pm - (december 22) 4:00 pm EST The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Featured,Holiday

2018sun16dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurlitzer Christmas Celebration2:00 pm - 4:00 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2018sun23dec7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedPittsburgh Symphony Brass- The Song of Christmas7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Memorial Church of Our Father, 110-136 Church St, Parker, PA Counties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2018thu13dec6:00 pm8:00 pmBefore You Draw Know The Law Seminar6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Long Shot Ammo & Arms, 660 Longview Road, Fairmount City, PACounties:ClarionCategory:History & Heritage

2018thu13dec6:00 pm9:00 pmUgly Christmas Sweater Contest6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018thu13dec6:30 pm9:30 pmLive Music at Deer Creek Winery6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018fri14dec6:30 pm9:00 pmSeason of Light6:30 pm - 9:00 pm est Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday,Other,Other Events

2018fri14dec6:30 pm9:30 pmLive Music at Deer Creek Winery6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018sat15dec(dec 15)1:00 amsun16(dec 16)1:00 amChristmas at the Mall1:00 am - 1:00 am (16) est Clarion Mall, Exit 62 of I-80Counties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets

2018sat15dec1:30 pm4:30 pmLive Music at Deer Creek Winery1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018sat15dec6:30 pm9:30 pmLive Music at Deer Creek Winery6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018sat15dec7:00 pm10:00 pmLive Music with Max and Charlie7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018sat22dec7:00 pm10:00 pmLive Music with Robyn Young7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

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2018fri16nov(nov 16)2:00 pmsat22dec(dec 22)4:00 pmFeatured2018 Holiday Art Show & Exhibit(november 16) 2:00 pm - (december 22) 4:00 pm EST The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Featured,Holiday

2018sat15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center, Sinnemahoning, PACounties:CameronCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sat15dec7:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedBeers & Cheers7:00 pm - 10:00 pm est Straub Brewery, 303 Sorg St, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Music

2018sun16dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurlitzer Christmas Celebration2:00 pm - 4:00 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2018sun23dec7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedPittsburgh Symphony Brass- The Song of Christmas7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Memorial Church of Our Father, 110-136 Church St, Parker, PA Counties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

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2019sat12jan11:00 am10:00 pmFeatured13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge11:00 am - 10:00 pm est The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2019sat12jan12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedBridal Expo12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Allegheny Grille, 40 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Other

2019sat26jan10:00 am7:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Winterfest10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST MACA, 149 Pine St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

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