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, Wi-Fi, 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. 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.
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2018mon06aug(aug 6)11:00 amsat25(aug 25)3:00 pmAugust Afternoons11:00 am - 3:00 pm (25) EST Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events

2018fri17aug11:00 amfri6:00 pmBlackbird's Weekly Wing Fling11:00 am - 6:00 pm EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2018fri17aug7:00 pmfri10:00 pmCampfire Music Nights7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Music

2018fri17aug(aug 17)8:00 pmsat18(aug 18)11:59 pmDrive-In Movies8:00 pm - 11:59 pm (18) EST Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 5268 Rt 322 W, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Theater

2018sat18augAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat18aug(aug 18)1:00 amsun19(aug 19)1:00 amClarion River Paddling Sojourn1:00 am - 1:00 am (19) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sat18aug(aug 18)7:00 amsun19(aug 19)8:00 pmCoolspring Power Museum Open Day7:00 am - 8:00 pm (19) EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2018sun19aug2:00 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

2018thu23aug(aug 23)8:00 pmsat25(aug 25)10:30 pmThe Savannah Sipping Society8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (25) EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Theater,Theater & Arts

2018fri24aug11:00 amfri6:00 pmBlackbird's Weekly Wing Fling11:00 am - 6:00 pm EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2018fri24aug(aug 24)5:00 pmsun26(aug 26)8:00 pmMurder Mystery Weekend at The Gateway Lodge5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (26) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Theater

2018fri24aug(aug 24)8:00 pmsat25(aug 25)11:59 pmDrive-In Movies8:00 pm - 11:59 pm (25) EST Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 5268 Rt 322 W, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Theater

2018sat25augAll DaysatShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat25aug9:00 amsat4:00 pmHunter-Trapper Education Class9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Brockway Sportsmen's Club, Sportsmen's Club PavillionCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

2018sat25aug12:00 pmsat3:00 pmBowdish Model Railroad Demonstration12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Jefferson County History Center, 176 Main St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,History & Heritage

2018sat25aug12:15 pmsat3:00 pmChamber Dog Show & Pet Expo12:15 pm - 3:00 pm EST Barclay Square, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Nature & Wildlife,Other Events

2018sat25aug7:00 pmsat10:30 pmHummingbird Speedway- Ina's Street Stock7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST Hummingbird Speedway, 316 Broadway St, Reynoldsville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sun26aug2:00 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

2018fri31aug(aug 31)1:00 amsun02sep(sep 2)1:00 amBed & Brew Weekend1:00 am - (september 2) 1:00 am EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2018fri31aug7:30 pmfri11:30 pmThunder Mountain Speedway7:30 pm - 11:30 pm EST Thunder Mountain Speedway, 3406 Ramseytown Road, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018fri31augsat01sepDrive-In Movies8:00 pm - (september 1) 11:59 pm EST Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 5268 Rt 322 W, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Theater

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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

2018thu16aug(aug 16)12:00 amsun19(aug 19)11:59 pmFeaturedTionesta Indian Festival12:00 am - 11:59 pm (19) EST TionestaCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Music

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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2018sat08sep10:00 amsat3:00 pmFeaturedWojack Weekend in Punxsutawney10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Featured,Other

2018fri14sep(sep 14)11:00 amsun16(sep 16)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (16) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat15sep(sep 15)10:00 amsun16(sep 16)5:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Open Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm (16) EST Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd., Coolspring, 179 Coolspring RdCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

2018thu27sep(sep 27)7:00 pmsat29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 pm - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville, Main St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat29sep(sep 29)12:00 amsun07oct(oct 7)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 7) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

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