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

december

2019fri13dec(dec 13)9:00 amsat14(dec 14)9:00 pmFeaturedChristmas in the Wilds9:00 am - 9:00 pm (14) EST Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center, 34 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019fri13dec(dec 13)7:00 pmsat14(dec 14)10:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Madrigal Dinner Theatre7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (14) EST Wolf's Den Restaurant, 291 Timber Wolf Run, Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Theater & Arts

2019sat14dec10:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedEvergreen Wreath Making10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019sat14dec(dec 14)10:00 amsun15(dec 15)5:00 amFeaturedChristmas at the Mall Craft / Vendor show10:00 am - 5:00 am (15) EST Clarion Mall, Exit 62 of I-80Counties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019sat14dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Holiday

2019sun15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedElk Country Escape room12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sun15dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurtlizer Christmas Celebration – Dave Wickerham2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured

2019sun15dec5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedZupe Holiday Show5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Food & Wine

2019tue17dec(dec 17)11:00 amwed18(dec 18)1:00 pmFeaturedMelissa & Doug Toys Pop-Up Event11:00 am - 1:00 pm (18) EST F.L. Crooks & Co., 539 Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019sat21dec2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Crafts2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

2019sat21dec6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedCaroling in the Wilds6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Hygrade Inn, 212 E 4th St, Emporium, PA 15834Counties:CameronCategory:Featured,Holiday,Music

2019sun22dec5:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Date Night5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Zack's, 301 Wood St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday

2019sun22dec7:30 pm10:30 pmFeaturedLonestar and Phil Vassar Concert7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2019tue31dec2020wed01janFeaturedRoaring 20s New Year's Eve Party8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2019tue31dec9:00 pm11:59 pmFeaturedMasquerade Ball9:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday,Music

january

2019tue31dec2020wed01janFeaturedRoaring 20s New Year's Eve Party8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2020wed01jan1:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFirst Day Hike1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sinnemahoning State Park Wild Life Center, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat11jan2:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedMedix Polar Bear Plunge2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

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