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 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.


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, Red River Roadhouse, and AMC Theatre. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. Exit 62 off I-80.

A microbrewery and restaurant nestled in the heart of historic Clarion County, Pennsylvania. A place where delicious food, handcrafted beer, and history reside.

Paddle the lower Clarion River and walk or bike the Allegheny River Trail to where the Clarion empties into the mighty Allegheny River.
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2019tue19feb2:00 pm3:00 pmPoet Sheila Carter-Jones Presents Work2:00 pm - 3:00 pm est Clarion University- Moore Hall, Page St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts

2019wed20feb(feb 20)8:00 pmsun24(feb 24)10:00 pmCU students perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors’8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (24) est Clarion University - Marwick Boyd Fine Arts, Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Theater,Theater & Arts

2019thu21feb5:00 pm6:00 pmCommunity Chess and Checkers Tournament5:00 pm - 6:00 pm est Clarion University - Grunenwald Science & Tech Center, Greenville Ave, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Other

2019thu21feb6:30 pm8:30 pmLive Music with Alex Vincent6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019thu21feb(feb 21)7:00 pmsun24(feb 24)2:30 pmMortal Engines7:00 pm - 2:30 pm (24) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019fri22feb6:30 pm9:30 pmWe Become Us Performs Live6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019fri22feb(feb 22)7:00 pmsun24(feb 24)9:00 pmThe Grinch7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (24) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat23feb8:00 am5:00 pmArianna Evans Memorial Benefit8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Farmington Volunteer Fire Department, 6747 PA-36, Leeper, PA Counties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Outdoor Adventure

2019sat23feb1:30 pm4:30 pmLive Music with Gary Bickerstaff1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019sat23feb6:00 pm9:00 pmMardi Gras, A Night Along the Allegheny6:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Allegheny Grille, 40 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday,Music

2019sat23feb6:30 pm9:30 pmRandy Moorehead Performs Live6:30 pm - 9:30 pm est Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019sun24feb1:30 pm4:30 pmLive Music with Coston Cross1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019mon25feb7:00 pm9:00 pmAfrican Dance Company Performs7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Clarion University- Gemmell ComplexCounties:ClarionCategory:History & Heritage,Music

2019wed27feb5:30 pm7:30 pmFlower Box5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Food & Wine



2019sat02mar7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedRoots & Boots Tour7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST St. Mary's High School, Carpin AuditoriumCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Music

2019fri15mar(mar 15)5:00 pmsat16(mar 16)12:00 amFeaturedClarion River Jam Bluegrass Festival5:00 pm - 12:00 am (16) EST Park Inn by Radisson, 45 Holiday Inn RdCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

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