Everyone knows that the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is this week. And Peoples Choice Festival. Oh, and naturally, Heritage Days in Philipsburg.
But in the Moshannon Valley, festivals fill the calendar until the last watermelon is sliced and the last kid goes back to school.
Summer is definitely celebration season.
We started with the Osceola Mills Firemans Festival last week, and Heritage Days is definitely where its at this week, but we still have more parties to throw.
The Black Moshannon Summer Festival will see logs rolling, axes swinging, saws, well, sawing, and canoes paddling July 21-22.
The annual event celebrates the areas long legacy of logging, and promotes the tea-dark waters, sandy beach, hiking paths and more as great ways to spend a summer day in central Pennsylvania.
Feeling more like some retail therapy?
Grab your cash and head for the Quehanna Industrial Development Corporations 15th annual 100 Mile Yard Sale July 20-21.
Hundreds of people will network their yard sales through Centre, Clearfield, Cameron and Elk counties, mostly along or radiating out from state Route 879.
Take Rolling Stone Road toward Karthas from Interstate 80 to hit some good sales along the way.
Houtzdale Days takes center stage July 26-28, with small town fun like hula hoop contests, live music, a parade and a kids fishing derby.
If you like old-fashioned, quiet good times, try the Bethany Retreat annual blueberry festival on July 27-28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Frenchville.
Catholic nonprofit Young People Who Care and the Sisters of Anawim pick berries by the pound and sell them by the quart. (Call 263-4855 ahead of time to get your orders in. They go fast.)
They also bake the berries into delicious grandma-style pies and muffins, and churn some fresh vanilla and blueberry ice cream that should make the folks at Berkey Creamery a little nervous.
And all that is before we even hit the Clearfield County Fair the first week in August, because the best part of stradling the line between two counties is getting two county fairs to celebrate.
More cotton candy and corn dogs for everyone!
Lori Falce writes weekly about the Rush Township/Philipsburg area. Send comments to email@example.com.