Forest County Room Tax

Forest County Room Tax

A portion of the Forest County room tax has been appropriated for a grant program specifically established to support Forest County’s tourism assets. The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the tourism experience, increase tourism visitation, and overnight stays within Forest County. Awards are granted on the basis of merit as determined by the Forest County Room Tax Committee and County Commissioners.

Grant funding is available for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations to incorporate into their marketing strategies for events and promotions that will generate overnight stays with travelers from outside of Forest County.

Examples of previous grant usage:

  • PA Firefly Festival
  • Tionesta Visitors Center
  • Marienville Area Civic Association (MACA)
  • Tionesta Community Association (TCA)
  • Forest County TV commercials, rack cards, and other marketing

In addition to distributing grants, the Forest County Room Tax Committee purchases ads in the annual Pennsylvania “Happy Traveler” State Visitors Guide.

Contact:  John Straittiff  (814) 849-5197 or [email protected]

Grant Application

Grant Criteria

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Forest County Room Tax Committee Members

Peggy Butler – Black Caddis Ranch
Commissioner Basil Hufman
Matt & Stacie Kaye – Cook Riverside Cabins
Brian & Lynn Shickler – Forest Ridge Cabins & Campground
Commissioner Robert Snyder
John Straitiff – PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau
Commissioner Norman J. Wimer

Events

december

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

january

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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