Elk County

Discover Elk County

Elk County certainly lives up to its name. The town of Benezette is the heart of Pennsylvania’s wild elk herd, now numbering nearly 1,000 majestic animals. Paddlers and fishermen will love the Wild & Scenic Clarion River.  Hikers can explore the Quehanna Wild Area and a swinging bridge on the Clarion/Little Toby Trail. Straub Brewery has been handcrafting beer in its original location in St. Marys since 1872 making it the third oldest brewery in the country. Ridgway’s “Lily of the Valley” National Historic Register District features stunning mansions and homes, and “Millionaires Row”.

Benezette

Benezette is the ”Elk Capital of Pennsylvania” and is located in the heart of the state’s wild elk herd, now numbering nearly 1,000 majestic animals. The best spot to start an elk viewing adventure is at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Winslow Hill. The Mt. Zion Historical Park near Benezette is a beautiful and quiet place with an honor walkway and Civil War, Veterans, and Boy Scout memorials. The nearby Quehanna Wild Area features a spectacular White Birch grove in the Marion Brooks Natural Area.

Johnsonburg & Wilcox

Johnsonburg is nicknamed “Paper City” for the town’s rich paper production heritage. The Domtar Mill has a working trout hatchery on site and tours can be scheduled. Wilcox is best known for its winery and beautiful views along the Wild & Scenic Clarion River. Here, visitors will find great camping and endless outdoor activities at nearby Bendigo State Park, East Branch Lake, Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and Allegheny National Forest.

Ridgway

The town of Ridgway was founded in the 1800’s and has done a remarkable job of preserving the grandeur of its Victorian past with the “Lily of the Valley” National Historic Register District featuring stunning mansions and homes, including a beautiful courthouse and “Millionaires Row”.  Each spring, hundreds of artisans from around the globe demonstrate their skills at the annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. Tasting in the Wilds is a popular food, wine, beer, and art festival held each July.  Hikers and cyclists can explore Clarion/Little Toby Trail and kayakers enjoy peaceful paddling on the Wild & Scenic Clarion River.

St. Marys

St. Marys is a city with a strong German Catholic heritage. Straub Brewery has been handcrafting brews in its original location since 1872 making it the third oldest in the country. Visitors can take a brewery tour and sip from “The Eternal Tap”. The lively downtown, known as “The Diamond”, and the “Million Dollar Highway” offer travelers the perfect place to spend time browsing the unique shops and restaurants.   Decker’s Chapel is one the smallest churches in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest boasts over a half-million acres of public land with hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATV, and horseback riding.  Visitors can also enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping. Some of the more popular trails in Elk County include Brush Hollow Ski Trail, Laurel Mill Trail, Little Drummer Historical Pathway, and Timberline ATV Trail.

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2019fri21jun4:00 pm8:00 pmAnnual Strawberry Festival4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT St Leo Magnus Church, 111 Depot StCounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2019fri21jun(jun 21)4:00 pmsat22(jun 22)10:00 pmSmoke on the Mountain BBQ event4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (22) EST Fox Township Volunteer Fire Company, 381 Main StCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine

2019sat22jun(jun 22)9:00 amsun23(jun 23)5:00 pmBlack Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette PA State Championship9:00 am - 5:00 pm (23) EDT Ridgway Rifle Club, Grant RdCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

2019sat22jun12:00 pm8:00 pmStrawberry Festival12:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Winery at Wilcox, 1867 Mefferts Run Rd, Wilcox, PACounties:ElkCategory:Food & Wine

2019sat22jun2:00 pm3:00 pmPennsylvania Furbearers2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sun23jun12:00 pm2:00 pmElk Country Escape Room12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

2019sun23jun12:00 pm6:00 pmSt Mary's Airport Sunday Drag Races12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT St Marys Municipal Airport, 119 Airport RdCounties:ElkCategory:Motorsports,Outdoor Adventure

2019sun23jun(jun 23)2:00 pmsun14jul(jul 14)4:00 pmYardzee with Katie Thompson2:00 pm - (july 14) 4:00 pm EDT Winery at Wilcox, 1867 Mefferts Run Rd, Wilcox, PACounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets,Food & Wine

2019sun23jun(jun 23)2:00 pmsun14jul(jul 14)4:00 pmPaint & Sip-Winery at Wilcox2:00 pm - (july 14) 4:00 pm EDT Winery at Wilcox, 1867 Mefferts Run Rd, Wilcox, PACounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets,Food & Wine

2019wed26jun8:30 am4:00 pmSummer Elk Camp8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events

2019sat29jun2:00 pm3:00 pmElk Explanations2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sun30jun9:00 am4:00 pmFirst EVER ELK Ladies Day Out Event9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

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2019sun30jun(jun 30)12:00 pmsat06jul(jul 6)11:00 pmFeaturedWolf's Corners Fair12:00 pm - (july 6) 11:00 pm EST Wolf's Corner Fairgrounds, 2612 Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta, PACounties:Clarion,ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Holiday

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2019sun30jun(jun 30)12:00 pmsat06jul(jul 6)11:00 pmFeaturedWolf's Corners Fair(june 30) 12:00 pm - (july 6) 11:00 pm EST Wolf's Corner Fairgrounds, 2612 Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta, PACounties:Clarion,ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Holiday

2019fri05jul(jul 5)12:00 amsat06(jul 6)11:59 pmFeaturedWeekend in the Wilds12:00 am - 11:59 pm (6) EST Emporium, downtown area, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Theater & Arts

2019fri12jul(jul 12)8:30 amsun14(jul 14)10:00 pmFeaturedRed, White, and Blueberry Festival8:30 am - 10:00 pm (14) EST ReynoldsvilleCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

2019sun14jul(jul 14)10:00 amsat20(jul 20)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (20) EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amsat27(jul 27)10:00 pmFeaturedClarion County Fair9:00 am - 10:00 pm (27) EST Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park RoadCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsat27(jul 27)11:59 pmFeaturedAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (27) EST Flying W Ranch, 685 Flying W Ranch RdCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Motorsports

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsun28(jul 28)11:59 pmFeaturedEast Brady Riverfest12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST East BradyCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Music

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