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!

2020 will mark the 134th 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, the history of Groundhog Day, walk through an old mine shaft, and so much more at the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society.

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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2019fri13dec(dec 13)9:00 amsat14(dec 14)9:00 pmFeaturedChristmas in the Wilds9:00 am - 9:00 pm (14) EST Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center, 34 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019fri13dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedSeason of Light7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2019fri13dec(dec 13)7:00 pmsat14(dec 14)10:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Madrigal Dinner Theatre7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (14) EST Wolf's Den Restaurant, 291 Timber Wolf Run, Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Theater & Arts

2019sat14dec10:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedEvergreen Wreath Making10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019sat14dec(dec 14)10:00 amsun15(dec 15)5:00 amFeaturedChristmas at the Mall Craft / Vendor show10:00 am - 5:00 am (15) EST Clarion Mall, Exit 62 of I-80Counties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019sat14dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Holiday

2019sun15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedElk Country Escape room12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sun15dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurtlizer Christmas Celebration – Dave Wickerham2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured

2019sun15dec5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedZupe Holiday Show5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Food & Wine

2019tue17dec(dec 17)11:00 amwed18(dec 18)1:00 pmFeaturedMelissa & Doug Toys Pop-Up Event11:00 am - 1:00 pm (18) EST F.L. Crooks & Co., 539 Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019sat21dec2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Crafts2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

2019sat21dec6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedCaroling in the Wilds6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Hygrade Inn, 212 E 4th St, Emporium, PA 15834Counties:CameronCategory:Featured,Holiday,Music

2019sun22dec5:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Date Night5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Zack's, 301 Wood St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday

2019sun22dec7:30 pm10:30 pmFeaturedLonestar and Phil Vassar Concert7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2019tue31dec2020wed01janFeaturedRoaring 20s New Year's Eve Party8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2019tue31dec9:00 pm11:59 pmFeaturedMasquerade Ball9:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday,Music

january

2019tue31dec2020wed01janFeaturedRoaring 20s New Year's Eve Party8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2020wed01jan1:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFirst Day Hike1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sinnemahoning State Park Wild Life Center, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat11jan2:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedMedix Polar Bear Plunge2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

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