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, TV/Dish, VCR/DVD, sun porches. Sleeps 10. 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 décor, 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.

Brookville's first all-in-one bakery, bar, and restaurant serving great tasting lunches, dinners, desserts, and spirits. Relax and enjoy your food in our dining area or bar.

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.

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2019sun14jul(jul 14)10:00 amsat20(jul 20)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (20) EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019mon08jul(jul 8)1:00 pmthu25(jul 25)4:00 pmWeather Discovery Center Summer Camp1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (25) Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events

2019fri19jul(jul 19)7:00 pmthu25(jul 25)11:00 pmMoonlite Drive Showings July 19th-25th7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (25) EDT Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 5268 Rt 322 W, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019sat20jul9:00 am5:00 pmCoolspring History Day & Antique Car, Truck, & Tractor Show9:00 am - 5:00 pm est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,History & Heritage

2019sat20jul1:00 pm4:00 pmStars, Stripes and Sunflowers1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT Laurel Mountain Winery, 1754 Old Grade Rd, Falls Creek, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019sat20jul7:00 pm10:00 pmSunset at the Winery7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Laurel Mountain Winery, 1754 Old Grade Rd, Falls Creek, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019sat20jul7:00 pm11:00 pmJefferson County Fair Championship Demo Derby7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Jefferson County Fairgrounds 1514 Rt. 28N, BrookvilleCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2019sat20jul7:00 pm11:00 pmThe Gateway Special7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT Humminbird Speedway, 316 Broadway StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports

2019sat20jul7:00 pm11:00 pmHummingbird Speedway's Semi-Late Specials7:00 pm - 11:00 pm est Hummingbird Speedway, 316 Broadway St, Reynoldsville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports,Outdoor Adventure

2019sun21jul10:00 am5:00 pmCoolspring Power Museum Open Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2019sun21jul6:00 pm8:00 pmBrockway's Music in the Park6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT American Legion State, Taylor Memorial ParkCounties:JeffersonCategory:Music

2019tue23jul6:00 pm8:00 pmDiscoverE - Outdoor Explorers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Clear Creek State ParkCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

2019wed24jul10:30 am12:00 pmFree Intro Clogging Workshop10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT Counties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019thu25jul1:00 pm4:00 pmTraditional Bread Making1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2019thu25jul6:30 pm8:30 pmMusic in the Park 20196:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT Barclay Square, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Music

2019fri26jul7:30 pm10:00 pmElvis Will Be Here7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36Counties:JeffersonCategory:Music

2019fri26jul7:30 pm11:00 pmElk County Humane Society Night 410 Super Sprints Special7:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT Thunder Mountain Speedway, 3406 Ramseytown Road, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports

2019sat27jul10:00 am4:00 pmWild Edible Plant/Mushroom Walk10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Nature & Wildlife

2019sat27jul12:00 pm3:00 pmBOWDISH MODEL RAILROAD12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Jefferson County History Center, 176 Main St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019sat27jul7:00 pm11:00 pmHummingbird Speedway's Fan Appreciation Night7:00 pm - 11:00 pm est Hummingbird Speedway, 316 Broadway St, Reynoldsville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports,Outdoor Adventure

2019sun28jul(jul 28)8:00 amfri02aug(aug 2)5:00 pmCamp Cadet Registration Open8:00 am - (august 2) 5:00 pm EDT Clarion University, 1047-1103 Route 322, Clarion, PA 16214Counties:Clarion,Elk,Forest,JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events

2019sun28jul6:00 pm8:00 pmBrockway's Music in the Park6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT American Legion State, Taylor Memorial ParkCounties:JeffersonCategory:Music

2019tue30jul6:00 pm8:00 pmDiscoverE - Outdoor Explorers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Clear Creek State ParkCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

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2019sun14jul(jul 14)10:00 amsat20(jul 20)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (20) EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amsat27(jul 27)10:00 pmFeaturedClarion County Fair9:00 am - 10:00 pm (27) EST Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park Road Fairmount City PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsat27(jul 27)11:59 pmFeaturedAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (27) EST Flying W Ranch, 685 Flying W Ranch RdCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Motorsports

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsun28(jul 28)11:59 pmFeaturedEast Brady Riverfest12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST East BradyCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Music

august

2019sun04aug(aug 4)12:00 amsat10(aug 10)11:59 pmFeaturedSykesville Ag and Youth Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (10) EST Sykesville Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019mon05aug(aug 5)12:00 amsat10(aug 10)11:59 pmFeaturedCameron County Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (10) EST Cameron County Fair, 1043 Rich Valley Rd, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019tue06augAll Daysat10FeaturedElk County Fair(All Day) EST Elk County Fairgrounds, 316 Dietz Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

2019sat10aug(aug 10)8:00 amsun11(aug 11)7:00 pmFeaturedCookie Daze Festival8:00 am - 7:00 pm (11) EST Rimersburg, Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019tue13aug(aug 13)5:00 pmsat17(aug 17)11:59 pmFeaturedKnox Horse Thief Days5:00 pm - 11:59 pm (17) EST Downtown Knox and surrounding area Knox PA 16232Counties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu15aug(aug 15)12:00 amsun18(aug 18)11:59 pmFeaturedTionesta Indian Festival12:00 am - 11:59 pm (18) EST TionestaCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music

2019sat17aug(aug 17)8:00 amsun18(aug 18)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (18) 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

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