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.


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 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 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 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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Offering a picnic area, swimming, swinging bridge, fly-fishing for trout.

Permanent and overnight RV sites, tent sites, and primitive cabin. Clean bathrooms and showers. Propane, pavilion, laundromat, groceries, and a fishing pond.

Scenic hiking and biking 4.2-mile crushed-limestone trail with four bridges between Brockway and Falls Creek. Parallels Route 219 on former Pennsylvania Railroad Line 651.

Our country shop specializes in handmade crafts made on the premises. If you love wood, love crafts, and love country stuff, you'll love us.



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2019sat17aug(aug 17)10:00 amsun18(aug 18)5:00 pmCoolspring Power Museum Open Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm (18) est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2019wed21aug7:30 am8:30 amAugust Eggs & Issues7:30 am - 8:30 am Heritage House, 4 Sylvania StreetCounties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019fri23aug7:00 pm11:00 pmRacing for a Cure Night7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT Thunder Mountain Speedway, 3406 Ramseytown Road, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports

2019sat24aug9:00 am1:00 pmFamily Fun Run/Walk9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST Punxsutawney Little League Fields, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Endurance Challenges

2019sat24aug9:00 am4:00 pmHunter-Trapper Education Class9:00 am - 4:00 pm est Brockway Sportsmen's Club, Sportsmen's Club PavillionCounties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019sat24aug1:00 pm4:00 pmSPLASH's 4th Annual Dog Swim1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT Counties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019sat24aug5:00 pm9:00 pmChicken Wing Fry5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Brockway Volunteer Hose Company, 751 Taylor Way, Brockway, Pennsylvania 15824Counties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2019sat24aug7:00 pm11:00 pm5 Division Program7:00 pm - 11:00 pm est Hummingbird Speedway, 316 Broadway St, Reynoldsville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports,Outdoor Adventure

2019fri30aug(aug 30)7:00 pmmon02sep(sep 2)6:00 pmKnoxdale Fireman's Homecoming7:00 pm - (september 2) 6:00 pm EDT Knoxdale, Knoxdale PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Motorsports

2019fri30aug7:30 pm11:00 pmBRP Modified Tour7:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT Thunder Mountain Speedway, 3406 Ramseytown Road, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports

2019sat31aug9:00 am4:00 pmAntique Firearms & Indian Artifact Show9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:History & Heritage

2019sat31aug10:00 am4:00 pmFallfest at Quiet Creek10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Food & Wine

2019sat31aug12:00 pm3:00 pmBowdish Model Railroad12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Jefferson County History Center, 176 Main St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Other Events

2019sat31aug1:00 pm4:00 pmPainter's Pick1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT Laurel Mountain Winery, 1754 Old Grade Rd, Falls Creek, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019sat31aug7:00 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

2019sat31aug7:00 pm11:00 pmHummingbird Speedway's Seasons Championships7:00 pm - 11:00 pm est Hummingbird Speedway, 316 Broadway St, Reynoldsville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Motorsports,Outdoor Adventure



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


2019fri13sep(sep 13)11:00 amsun15(sep 15)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (15) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri20sep(sep 20)9:00 amsun22(sep 22)4:00 pmFeaturedPeanut Butter Festival9:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) EST New BethlehemCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri27sep(sep 27)7:00 amsun29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 am - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville Town Square, Route 66 Cherry StreetCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sat28sep(sep 28)12:00 amsun06oct(oct 6)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 6) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Theater & Arts

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