Groundhog Day

Visit the Weather Capital of the World

Each February 2nd thousands of people gather from all over the world to witness the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announce his prediction how soon to expect spring! Make your plans to come experience this celebration!

The small town of Punxsutawney will be filled with groundhog-loving visitors celebrating Groundhog Day all weekend!  Delicious food, entertaining demonstrations, activities for kids, and fun for the entire family!

2019 will mark the 133rd trek to Gobbler’s Knob!  Will there be six more weeks of winter or is spring on the way?  Definitely an experience you will never forget!

The first thing you’ll notice when arriving in Punxsutawney, are the dozens of Phantastic Phil fiberglass statues decorating the streets and businesses throughout the town.  Can you find them all?  Stop by the Chamber for a map.

What would a trip to Punxsutawney be without visiting Phil and his family?!  Stop by Phil’s Burrow, located off Barclay Square at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.   

The site of the famous weather forecast, Gobbler’s Knob is open all year.  The picturesque woodland setting is visited by thousands of people each February 2nd. 

There’s a new trail in town!  The Gobbler’s Knob Trail is a half mile informative trail identifying plants and wildlife in the park. You will also find markers along the trail where you can learn about the history of Punxsutawney, Groundhog Day, and the legend of Punxsutawney Phil.

Stretch your legs on the scenic 15-mile Mahoning Shadow Trail where you could pass by historic coke ovens, a waterfall, or see a few fish jump in the Mahoning Creek.  The trail can be accessed at several points.  Walkers, runners, bikers and cross-country skiers are welcome.  Maps are available at the chamber office.

Kids and adults alike can discover the science and folklore behind weather prediction at the interactive Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.   From creating a thunderstorm to the AccuWeather Green Screen, you’ll be totally immersed in weather!

Feeling hungry?  Laska’s Pizza is a favorite with the locals!  The sauce is a little sweeter than your average pizza shop, but that’s what makes it unique.  Stop in and see for yourself – homemade crusts and a wide selection of other menu items including salads, wings, appetizers, and more!

History buffs can check out vintage clothing, sports memorabilia, a Groundhog Day history section and so much more at the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society.

Visit the Groundhog Club Headquarters to see rare and historical Groundhog Club, Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil items on display.

Your trip isn’t complete without an official souvenir!  “Weather” you’re looking for an official Groundhog t-shirt, jewelry, toys, a quirky hat or a shirt for your dog…you’ll find it at the Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenirs Shop!

Punxsutawney has two wineries you must try!  Shadow Vineyard and Winery is situated in a beautiful rural setting with the vineyard as a backdrop currently offering 21 wine varieties.  Groundhog Winery is located on Route 36 offering a variety of quality wines.  Both wineries are approximately 10 minutes from downtown Punxsutawney.

Looking for a place to stay the night?  Click here for more information about Punxsutawney including places to stay, restaurants, attractions and more!

Events

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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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