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This annual New Year’s Day event brings South Broad Street alive with everything from 10,000 performers in elaborate costumes and the unique musical sound of the string bands to the staging of the fancies and of course, the “strutting.” http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/the-mummers-parade/ Jan. 1-31 Pennsylvania

will celebrate its agricultural heritage at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show January 5-12, 2019 encouraging visitors to enjoy a delicious milkshake and potato donut with friends and family. The Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals and 10,000 exhibits.

Drawing more than 400,000 visitors each year, major attractions at the Farm Show include a life-sized butter sculpture, a stage with celebrity chefs and a PA marketplace for sampling and purchasing Pennsylvania products.

winter festival in the Laurel Highlands thrives on chilly temperatures and the frozen handiwork of international ice carvers, who spend the weekend creating dozens of life-size, hand-carved ice sculptures.

Festivities include everything from breakfast with Phil and s'mores with the Inner Circle (local dignitaries who plan Groundhog Day events and care for Phil), to children’s activities and the procession to Gobbler’s Knob, where Phil will appear to make his famous prognostication early in the morning on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day.

Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of March, the award-winning wineries of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail offer exclusive tank and barrel tastings to preview the season's upcoming wines before they are bottled.

more than 12,000 participants, Scranton is said to be home to the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country, as measured by participants per population of the city in which it's held.

The 2019 show will celebrate Flower Power and pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives, the 2019 theme will convey a wide range of emotions and messages in a universal language that transcends cultures and borders.

of fine arts and crafts will find more than 250 top artisans in Oaks, Pa., displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home decor, and more.

In addition to top national artists, the festival will also feature new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories.Live art and entertainment are also part of the festival, with events ranging from stone art demonstrations to jazz and folk bands.

Learn how syrup is made and sample a variety of syrup-flavored treats like maple butter, maple-coated peanuts, maple cookies and maple hot cocoa.

The auto show features more than 250 cars and trucks from 27 auto manufacturers spread across four buildings of Stabler Athletic &

more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and a large variety of fish including pink and Chinook salmon and rainbow, brook and lake trout, Pennsylvania is every fisherman’s dream.

year hundreds of chainsaw carvers from around the world gather in Ridgway to share their art and skill with the public and to raise money for charities at the world’s largest event of its kind.

annual kickoff to summer in the city features more than 300 artists in the Artists Market, with popular concerts, public art and special exhibitions throughout the weekend.

Over the course of more than 50 years, the Three Rivers Arts Festival has grown from a “little outdoor art show” to the region's largest multidisciplinary showcase of visual and performing arts.

The festival will also include a rock climbing wall and a full carnival, featuring a number of carnival staples such as the big slide and Ferris Wheel.

This three-day event features a Jeep® parade and cruise, a Jeep® show, off-road events, historical exhibits, vendor displays, children’s activities, a concert and much more.

The inaugural event will feature a variety of alcoholic ciders ranging from sweet or dry to varieties infused with other fruits and spices.

Activities include special seminars from cider experts focusing on apple pressing, cider apples, cider pairing and tasting tips.

With a variety of traditional crafts, food demonstrations and tastings, music, animals and more, the Kutztown Festival is where the whole family can learn about and enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch folk life.

Bring a blanket on July 4th and enjoy an evening of food, festivities and fireworks as everyone anxiously awaits the famous annual fireworks spectacular by Shivley Fireworks.

the site of the American Civil War’s most tragic battle and Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address, will observe 156th anniversary of the epic battle through a three-day commemoration that will include battle re-enactments, battlefield tours and programs and performances, along with new ways to learn about and pay respects at the nation’s most visited battlefield.

Castle, the “fireworks capital of America,” is home to two of the world’s biggest fireworks manufacturers — Pyrotecnico and Zambelli Fireworks Internationale — and attracts thousands of fireworks enthusiasts for this annual spectacle.

The signature event of ROAR® is the famous Bringin’ in the Roar Bike Parade featuring a celebrity grand marshal escorting more than 5,000 bikers into the streets of Erie — a must-see for all attendees!

annual Peach Music Festival takes place in Scranton, Pa., at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, and each year visitors enjoy four days of live music, camping, a water park, and much more.

10-day music event that attracts one million people annually, Musikfest features more than 300 musical performers at 14 indoor and outdoor stages and includes food, children’s activities and a closing night fireworks display.

Adams County proudly ranks fourth on the list of producers of apples in the U.S., and you can join local restaurants in Gettysburg and Biglerville as they feature dishes created with produce from this season’s harvest.

The festival will include delicious food, live entertainment, a parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts and crafts, bingo, and home-grown Pittston tomatoes.

The expo will feature events and activities including an Elk Calling Contest, horse drawn wagon rides, and a musical performance by American roots music band, The Dusty Trout.

as the “Mushroom Capital of the World,” Kennett Square hosts the Mushroom Festival the first weekend after Labor Day each year, complete with two days full of music, mushroom soup cook-offs, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, children’s rides, and T-shirt design contests.

The complex, newly opened in 2015, has two buildings, a visitors center and learning center that will host activities, guest speakers and events.

The visitors center will feature 10 exhibits that will tell the story of the day complete with interactive displays, videos and photographs.

The three-day event offers a wide variety of shooting activities and events designed to prepare Bowhunters for the upcoming archery season and entertain them at the same time.

Homemade food and pastries, live family entertainment, crafts, wagon train rides and encampments will provide entertainment during the second oldest continuous flax scutching festival in the world.

Held the third weekend in September, festival goers can find crafts, home-style food and exhibits as they travel around the historic covered bridges surrounded by stunning fall foliage.

The event will feature carnival games, live entertainment, a cheesesteak eating competition and the construction of the world’s largest cheesesteak.

Top-notch musical acts entertain the crowd at the grandstand each evening, while visitors can explore the hundreds of exhibits, food stands, craft stands, livestock, poultry and rabbit exhibits daily.

in the beautiful surroundings of Knoebels Amusement Resort, this festival celebrates the arts with nearly 350 crafters, live entertainment, games, more than 25 vendors with regional delicacies for meals, wagon rides and scenic guided tours of local covered bridges.

Attendees can watch exciting competitions like the keg toss and mug lift, as well as try out their new dance moves to some live entertainment.

annual fall tradition features more than 300 arts and crafts booths in nearby parks, live entertainment and shows, a classic and antique car show, a farmers’ market, a 5K race, and of course, everything apple — from cider press making and an apple pancake breakfast to a visit from Johnny Appleseed and an apple pie eating contest.

From chainsaw carving and free entertainment to apple butter making and wine and cheese tasting, this festival is the largest show of its kind.

With six stages and demonstrations including chainsaw carving, a display of birds of prey and Native American dancing, the festival has grown significantly in recent years.

three weekends in October, the picturesque town of Jim Thorpe comes alive with entertainment, old-fashioned train rides, arts and crafts, ethnic food and antiques.

Battle reenactments, 150 juried craftsmen, specialty foods, entertainment, a huge parade, and live musical performances are just a few of the highlights.

The festival has become known for screening high-quality, yet often unreleased new films, including world premieres of major movies such as John Sayles’ “Sunshine State” and Jim Carrey’s “The Majestic.” http://www.blackbearfilm.com NOVEMBER 2019 Nov. 2 - Jan. 1 Koziar’s

scenic drive through the countryside leads visitors to this dazzling wonderland set aglow with more than 500,000 lights adorning buildings, barns, and landscape of Koziar’s Christmas Village.

Stewart’s hometown of Indiana kicks off the holiday season with this parade and festival paying tribute to the iconic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Visitors can enjoy a parade, hayrides, crafts and music while roasting marshmallows and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate to keep warm.

Pittsburgh will celebrate the 58th anniversary of Light Up Night® with a weekend-long event complete with Pittsburgh entertainers, a bridge party, special lighting ceremonies, marching bands, the third annual Candlelight Horse-dawn Carriage Parade, Santa and, of course, fireworks!

Nearly a thousand volunteers help to create this massive light display, as well as provide a warm bonfire, tasty treats and quaint sleigh rides to all attendees.

Celebrating 22 years of holiday magic, Christkindlmarkt features more than 125 vendors with an amazing array of exquisite gifts, fine arts and crafts, including jewelry and hand-made quilts that will satisfy all holiday shopping needs.

Relax, enjoy hot cocoa or apple strudel and listen to musicians performing an assortment of holiday classics and original Christmas music.

The city streets make way for massive floats and giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more spanning 1.4 miles from center city to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

put the stars in your eyes this holiday season as you wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificent Christmas trees.

Heated glass conservatories hold even more holiday plants indoors while concerts and ice skating shows entertain guests outdoors.

Old-fashioned carriage rides take visitors past walls of magnificently sculpted ice, interactive ice sculptures and more than 40 individual blocks of sculpted ice, while live entertainment and festive foods keep visitors warm among the decorated wreaths that line the halls of the historic courthouse on Monument Square.

Even after the iconic three-globe lamp posts turn on, the stores stay open for some late night shopping, so you can find all the gifts you need for the holidays.

The decorations, cozy accommodations, sounds of the trains and carolers, and relaxed strolling through downtown are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Street carolers, hot chocolate, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a host of other holiday festivities await visitors as they wander through this picturesque town celebration.

celebration and street festival follows the theme of Charles Dickens’ famous “A Christmas Carol.” Vendors sell roasted peanuts, homemade soups, hot cider and other Victorian treats.

Street musicians and carolers dressed in period costumes entertain guests along the tree-lined, gas-lit Main Street, and horse-drawn wagon and special train rides provide a glimpse of the old-fashioned holiday wonderland.

Throughout the day, the Arcadia Theater offers back-to-back live theater shows of “A Christmas Carol,” and it’s not uncommon to hear and see impromptu skits, poetry and performances in the streets.

A Christmas tree that is set afloat near the Memorial Clock Tower is lit and even on the coldest days, the warmth of the town and the people make this night one of the more memorable holiday experiences.

This weekend-long Christmas celebration includes a candle lighting ceremony, walking tours, horse-drawn buggy rides, holiday displays and concerts.

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