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.

Two-bedroom cabin – fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, sleeps 10, TV/Dish, VCR/DVD, sun porches. Very nice primitive campsites available seasonally with 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.

Step back in time for real moonshine made by hand on site with no machines, from start to finish. Open 7 days a week. Check out BlackbirdDistillery.com or Facebook.

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.

Display of glass from local industry, pictures, and artifacts of lumbering, mining, and farming history. A separate genealogical research area is available. No admission fees. Tuesday and Thursday 1-5 p.m.
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2018sun15jul(jul 15)10:00 amsat21(jul 21)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (21) EST Jefferson County Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat21jul8:00 amsat6:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum History Day/Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show8:00 am - 6:00 pm EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

2018tue10jul(jul 10)9:00 amthu26(jul 26)4:00 pmSummer Weather Camp9:00 am - 4:00 pm (26) EST Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2018fri20jul(jul 20)1:00 amsat21(jul 21)1:00 amTaste of the Wilds1:00 am - 1:00 am (21) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2018fri20jul(jul 20)8:00 pmsat21(jul 21)11:59 pmDrive-In Movies8:00 pm - 11:59 pm (21) EST Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 5268 Rt 322 W, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Theater

2018sat21julAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat21julAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat21jul10:00 amsat4:00 pmMedicinal Use of Herbs10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Food & Wine

2018sat21jul7:00 pmsat9:00 pmSunset at the Winery Live Music7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Laurel Mountain Vineyard, 1754 Old Grade Rd, Falls Creek, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Music,Uncorked

2018sat21jul7:30 pmsat10:30 pmHummingbird Speedway7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Hummingbird Speedway, 316 Broadway St, Reynoldsville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sun22jul10:00 amsun5:00 pmCoolspring Power Museum Open Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2018sun22jul2:00 pmsun3:00 pmScripture Rocks Guided Tour2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Scripture Rocks Heritage Park, 560, 610, PA-28, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2018fri27jul11:00 amfri6:00 pmBlackbird's Weekly Wing Fling11:00 am - 6:00 pm EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2018fri27jul7:30 pmfri11:30 pmThunder Mountain Speedway7:30 pm - 11:30 pm EST Thunder Mountain Speedway, 3406 Ramseytown Road, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018fri27jul(jul 27)8:00 pmsat28(jul 28)11:59 pmDrive-In Movies8:00 pm - 11:59 pm (28) EST Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 5268 Rt 322 W, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Theater

2018sat28julAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat28jul9:00 amsat12:00 pmRace to the Face9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST Race to the Face Starting/Ending Point, 1286 Starr Road Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Endurance Challenges,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sat28jul10:00 amsat5:00 pmFishing for Funds Poker Run10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Reynoldsville Eagles Club, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2018sat28jul12:00 pmsat6:00 pmPetfest V12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST MacBeth's Cabins, 15361 Rt 36Counties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Other Events

2018sun29jul2:00 pmsun3:00 pmScripture Rocks Guided Tour2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Scripture Rocks Heritage Park, 560, 610, PA-28, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

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2018sun15jul(jul 15)10:00 amsat21(jul 21)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (21) EST Jefferson County Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018fri20jul(jul 20)12:00 amsat21(jul 21)11:59 pmFeaturedEast Brady Riverfest12:00 am - 11:59 pm (21) EST East BradyCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Music

2018sat21jul8:00 amsat6:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum History Day/Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show8:00 am - 6:00 pm EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

2018sun22jul(jul 22)9:00 amsat28(jul 28)10:00 pmFeaturedClarion County Fair9:00 am - 10:00 pm (28) EST Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park RoadCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018thu26jul(jul 26)12:00 amsat28(jul 28)11:59 pmFeaturedAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST Flying W Ranch, 685 Flying W Ranch RdCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Sports

2018sun29jul1:00 pmsun5:00 pmFeaturedSt. Mary's Airport Drag Races1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST St. Mary's Airport, 159 Cessna Road, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

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2018sun05aug(aug 5)12:00 amsat11(aug 11)11:59 pmFeaturedCameron County Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (11) EST Cameron County Fair, 1043 Rich Valley Rd Counties:CameronCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sun05augAll Daysat11FeaturedSykesville Ag and Youth Fair(All Day) EST Sykesville Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018tue07augAll Daysat11FeaturedElk County Fair(All Day) EST Elk County Fairgrounds, 316 Dietz Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

2018wed15aug(aug 15)12:00 amsat18(aug 18)11:59 pmFeaturedKnox Horse Thief Days12:00 am - 11:59 pm (18) EST Downtown Knox and surrounding area Knox PA 16232Counties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat18aug(aug 18)8:00 amsun19(aug 19)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (19) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sun26aug1:00 pmsun5:00 pmFeaturedSt. Mary's Airport Drag Races1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST St. Mary's Airport, 159 Cessna Road, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

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