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

may

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

june

2019sat01jun10:00 amsun02(jun 2)5:00 pmFeaturedSawmill Center Herb & Fiber Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (2) EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu13jun(jun 13)7:00 amsat15(jun 15)8:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Exposition and Flea Market7:00 am - 8:00 pm (15) est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

2019sat15jun(jun 15)11:00 amsun23(jun 23)10:00 pmFeaturedBrookville Laurel Festival11:00 am - 10:00 pm (23) EST Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

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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