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 John@VisitPAGO.com

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

april

2019thu25apr(apr 25)10:00 ammon29(apr 29)5:00 pmFeaturedRidgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous10:00 am - 5:00 pm (29) EST Center St., Ridgway, 109 Center StCounties:ElkCategory:Arts,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

may

2019sat04may3:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedNutty Wine, Shine, and Brew Fest3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Gumtown Memorial Park, 301 Water St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Uncorked

2019sat18may(may 18)8:00 amsun19(may 19)3:00 pmFeaturedTour De Forest Spring Ride8:00 am - 3:00 pm (19) EST Forest County, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Featured,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2019fri24may(may 24)7:00 pmsun26(may 26)10:00 pmFeaturedCook Forest Living History Weekend7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Holiday

2019sat25may10:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedMayfest10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST Fryburg, Main StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

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