Jefferson County

Discover Jefferson County

Being home to the world’s most famous weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, gives Jefferson County bragging rights.  Small town charm is our specialty. Unique shops and restaurants invite you to visit the historical Main Streets, meet some friendly faces, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Travelers can explore Beartown Rocks, Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks. Here, visitors can see a baseball bat factory, a moonshine distillery, giant carved boulders, and the world’s first four-wheel drive vehicle.

Brockway

In Brockway, visitors will find the Clarion/Little Toby Trail which offers year-round hiking and biking through the remote and scenic Little Toby Creek Valley. A canoe launch in Brockway and the new Little Vineyard launch offer paddlers easy access to Little Toby Creek and the Wild & Scenic Clarion River downstream. The Taylor Memorial Museum is notable for its vast display of glass from local industry. Make sure to check out Brockway’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July picnic and fireworks celebration at Taylor Memorial Park. Shoppers can go bargain hunting at the Hazen Flea Market the first weekend of each month from May to October.

Brookville

Brookville is travel a hub with I-80 and routes 322, 36, and 28 converging nearby. The town features a charming restored Victorian Main Street with quaint shops, restaurants, striking architecture, a beautiful historical district. The northern trailhead for Redbank Valley Trail, Pennsylvania’s first “Trail of the Year”, is conveniently located near downtown. Twyford, the first four-wheel drive ever made, was built in Brookville and the Jefferson County History Center has one on display, along with many interesting exhibits and an impressive model railroad. Scripture Rocks Heritage Park features over 70 engraved boulders carved in the early 1900’s. At Blackbird Distillery visitors can sample America’s only completely handmade moonshine.

Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney is the home of the world’s foremost weather prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, and is party central for the nation’s Groundhog Day celebration every February 2nd at Gobbler’s Knob. Each July, visitors can enjoy the fun of the Groundhog Festival. Make sure to visit the Groundhog Club Headquarters and Phil’s Burrow. The Weather Discovery Center is perfect for school age children with intriguing hands-on interactive exhibits. No trip to the weather capital of the world would be complete without posting some great selfies with one of the dozens of Phantastic Phils sculptures throughout town.

Reynoldsville

Reynoldsville is a good place to experiencing “Small Town America” with unique shops and restaurants. The nearby DuBois/Jefferson County airport offers travelers easy access to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region with multiple daily flights to and from Pittsburgh and Baltimore. BWP Bats offers free tours of the baseball bat manufacturing process using local hardwoods. The annual Red, White, & Blueberry Festival features an always hysterical blueberry pie eating contest and Hummingbird Speedway offers visitors high speed thrills with Saturday night dirt track racing.

Cook Forest

Cook Forest State Park gives visitors the chance to explore ancient stands of giant trees. Men’s Journal called it “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest”. The Clarion River flows through the park and is popular with both paddlers and fishermen. Nearby Clear Creek State Park is a beautiful one-of-a-kind place nestled deep in a valley featuring spectacular views at Beartown Rocks and the stunning Western Pennsylvania Laurel Fields. The area surrounding the both parks have many vacation rentals, restaurants, shops, and fun attractions to enjoy.

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Private location. Sleeps two to nine. Fireplace, full kitchen, satellite TV, DVD, A/C, gas grill, outdoor fire ring. Pre-approved pets, mid-week specials.

Peaceful farmhouse, sleeps seven, fully equipped kitchen, bath with shower, WiFi, and fire pit with split log benches. Close to attractions, Punxsutawney, Cook Forest, and Brookville.

Two-bedroom cabin - fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, sleeps 10, TV/Dish, VCR/DVD, sun porches. Tents, campers, seasonal sites, nice restrooms and showers. PayPal accepted.

Stately Victorian home in the perfect downtown location. Features include six clean and spacious bedrooms, attractive decor, and a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

Historic town square was named for the founding father, Reverend David Barclay, who donated the land for public use in 1822. The stone Memorial Bandstand in the center of the park was dedicated in 1932 as a memorial to veterans.

The "best-kept secret” in Clear Creek State Forest. Massive house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, with breathtaking scenic views and hiking trails.

Surrounded by state forest offering unmatched privacy. Clean cottages featuring hot tubs, wifi, satellite TV, fireplaces, A/C, and more. Near Cook Forest and the Clarion River.

Black Bear Cabins offers families, friends, and groups an escape in Cook Forest. All cabins offer log-burning fireplaces and modern amenities including TV and wifi.

Pennsylvania's only moonshine distillery made by hand on site with no machines from start to finish. Over 25 flavors. Open 7 days a week. Check out BlackbirdDistillery.com or Facebook. Yee Haw.

We're known for our homemade pizza crust and sauce, great wings, hot dogs with our famous chili, and ice-cold beer mugs. Friendliest atmosphere in town since 1927.

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2018fri05oct(oct 5)6:00 pmsat27(oct 27)9:00 pmJCHC Escape Room: Rebel Riches6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (27) EST Brady Craig Building, 236 Jefferson St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage,Holiday,Other Events

2018thu18oct(oct 18)7:00 amsat20(oct 20)8:00 pmCoolspring Power Museum Fall Expo & Swap Meet7:00 am - 8:00 pm (20) EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2018fri19oct(oct 19)7:00 pmsat20(oct 20)10:00 pmHaunted Barn7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (20) EST Haunted Barn, 1801 Old State Rd, Brookville, PA Counties:JeffersonCategory:Holiday

2018sat20octAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat20oct9:00 amsat12:00 pmBoy Scout "Electricity" Merit Badge Program9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events

2018sat20oct6:30 pmsat8:30 pmPoker Night Awards Dinner6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST Chateau D'Argy Event Center, 345 Main St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Other Events

2018fri26oct(oct 26)12:00 amsun28(oct 28)11:59 pmWine & Dine Weekend12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018fri26oct1:00 pmfri4:00 pmHerbal Soap Making1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Other

2018fri26oct(oct 26)7:00 pmsat27(oct 27)10:00 pmHaunted Barn7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (27) EST Haunted Barn, 1801 Old State Rd, Brookville, PA Counties:JeffersonCategory:Holiday

2018fri26oct9:00 pmfri11:59 pmHalloween Party at the Sigel Hotel9:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Sigel Hotel, 9960 Route 36, Sigel, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018sat27octAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat27oct9:00 amsat12:00 pmPhil's Trick or Trot9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST Gobblers Knob Woodland Avenue Extension Punxsutawney, 1548 Woodland Ave ExtCounties:JeffersonCategory:Endurance Challenges,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sat27oct9:00 amsat3:00 pmFall Craft Show9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Corsica, Main St, Corsica, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2018sat27oct10:00 amsat2:00 pmYMCA Color Run10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST EUM Church, 30 S. White St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Endurance Challenges,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sat27oct6:00 pmsat8:00 pmBrookville's Eerie Tales6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Jefferson County History Center, 176 Main St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage,Holiday

2018sat27oct9:00 pmsat11:59 pmHalloween Party at Iron Mountain Grille9:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36Counties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday,Music

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2018wed31oct7:00 pmwed9:00 pmFeaturedCathedral by Candlelight7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning ClassroomCounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

november

2018fri02nov(nov 2)10:00 amsun04(nov 4)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (4) EST Counties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018sat03nov7:30 pmsat10:30 pmFeaturedJosh Turner Live in Punxsutawney7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2018sat10nov(nov 10)10:30 amsun11(nov 11)4:00 pmFeatured7th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive10:30 am - 4:00 pm (11) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2018fri16nov(nov 16)1:00 ammon26(nov 26)1:00 amFeaturedA Christmas Gathering in Brockway1:00 am - 1:00 am (26) EST Brockway, Taylor Memorial Park, Brockway, PA Counties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri16nov(nov 16)10:00 amsun18(nov 18)5:00 pmFeaturedOnce Upon a Christmas10:00 am - 5:00 pm (18) EST Knox, downtown Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30novsat01decFeaturedFestival of Trees10:00 am - (december 1) 4:00 pm EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30nov(nov 30)4:00 pmsun02dec(dec 2)10:00 pmFeaturedVictorian Christmas4:00 pm - (december 2) 10:00 pm est Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

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