2013 Area Events
|March 30, 2013||
29th Annual Cook Forest Half Marathon and 5K - The half marathon is flat to gently rolling entirely on river Road along the beautiful Clarion River. Course is out and back on traffic controlled roads. The 5K event is also out-and-back on the same road. Start and finish near Pale Whale Canoe Rental. For details - http://www.cookforest.com/marathon/
|March 31, 2013 - 7:00 AM||
Easter Sunrise Service at Ridge Campground
Where: Ridge Campground
Celebrate Easter with a Sunrise service at Ridge Campground. Bring your own chair. Live worship music and sermon will be a part of the service.
|March 31, 2013 10:00 AM||Forest Ridge Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny knows where to find us! Free to all children staying at Forest Ridge! Lots of CANDY!|
|March 31, 2013 - 2:00-4:00||Cook Forest's Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt! On River Road, next to River cabins, or follow the "bunny trail" through the woods! For Children 12 and under. FREE ADMISSION!! CANDY PRIZES, GOLD EGG GIVEAWAYS, EASTER BUNNY!|
|April, 19-21, 2013||
Chainsaw Rendezvous - Sawmill Center of Arts - Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM;
|April 27, 2013||Forest Ridge - Water turned on at Forest Ridge Campground! (weather permitting!!!)|
|May 4, 2013 @ 10:00 AM||
North Country Trail May "Strawberry Pie Hike"
The Clarion Chapter will be having its 3rd annual "Strawberry Pie Hike" at 10:00 am on May 4th. We will be hiking along the North Country Trail / Baker Trail from the trail head on Rt 66 to the Cook Forest Environmental Center. Strawberry Pie will be provided by the Clarion CHapter of the North Country Trail Association at the Environmental Center at the end of the hike.
Route: Rt 66 to the Environmental Center in Cook Forest State Park
Meeting Place: Cook Forest Park Office or Environmental Center at 10:00 am
If interested in attending this hike, please contact Devin Callihan at 814-319-5058 or cla@northcountry trail.org.
|May 4, 2013 @ 12:00 PM||
MACA First Annual Wine Fest
The First Annual MACA Wine Fest event! Join us at the MACA BUilding on MACA Drive in Marienville on Saturday, May 4th from Noon till 5:00 PM for wine tastings and sales, door prizes, snacks, raffles and more!
Cost is $25 per person or $45 per couple. Photo ID is required.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-927-6903 for more information
|May 18, 2013||Forest Ridge Welcome Back Dinner - All campers/cabin guests are welcome to join us for a Welcome Back Dinner at the pavillion at 4:00|
|May - October||Sawmill Center of Arts: Check out festivals and live theater events www.sawmill.org|
|May 18 & 19, 2013||Tour De'Forest - Marienville Fire Company ATV Ride www.tourdeforest.marienville-fire.com|
|June 1 & 2, 2013||Herb and Fiber Arts Festival - Sawmill Center - 28th annual celebration of the "Good Earth". This event is always a tremendous show. Herb and other plant vendors…live and dried herbs, plants, spices, flowers, earth-related craft and art work (bird houses, plant holders, etc.), as well as fiber-related arts and crafts, environmental-related items and how-to books. Admission: Free|
|June 8-9, 2013||French & Indian War Encampment - Take a walk back in time at the Sawmill Center for the Arts to view British, French, Colonial and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th Century. Highlights of this full two-day encampment include children's programs, woodland natives, cannon and musket firing demonstrations, and more. Take a walk back in time to view British, Colonial, French, and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.|
|June 15, 2013||Festival in the Forest Arts Festival
Spend a relaxing day under the trees watching art and craft demonstrations, voting for your favorite for the People's Choice award in the art competition, shopping the booths of local artists, sampling some tasty treats, and listening to great music. And don't leave the kids behind! There will be a youth art competition and an area for hids arts & crafts activities where they can create their own work of art to take home! The Tionesta Lions Club Relay for Life Team will serve breakfast beginning at 9:00 am and lunch at Noon. Live music will be performed throughout the day.
Festival in the Forest will be held from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm at the Forest County 4-H Grounds, 5 miles south of Tionesta on Rt. 36. (Watch for the "Johnson Paints" sign and the horses in the field. Follow the dirt lane past the horse barn.) Parking and admission are free though donations are appreciated. Register at the gate for a chance at one of two door prizes donated by local artists and businesses.
Artists and Craftsmen are invited to participate in the art competition, as artist vendors, and/or as art or fine craft demonstrators. Vendors submitting their paid registration by April 1st will be included in the promotional placemat produced for the event. Contact Pat Mays at 814-927-5154 or email@example.com for more informtion or to receive a competition/vendor/demonstrator registration packet by mail.
|June 21-22, 2013||
PA Firefly Festival
The first annual PA Firefly Festival, a family event featuring the many species of fireflies found in Forest County! Did you know that the firefly is the state insect of Pennsylvania? That's right.......so the event name has been changed to reflect this and promotion will be extended state-wide.
Schedule of events:
Friday night - 5:00 - 10:00 PM Campfire and Social at Black CAddis Ranch
Saturday - Noon - 2:00 PM Kid's Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest, and Arts & Crafts
|July 4, 2013||Marienville 4th of July Celebration - Parade, food, awesome FIREWORKS and more!|
July 25 - 27, 2013 - 8:00 PM
|RODEO - The Toughest Show on Dirt! The Flying W Ranch is famous for hosting the annual PRCA/WPRA sanctioned Championship Rodeo. This action packed event features: bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, women's barrel racing, bull riding and more. They also have specialty acts, concessions, vendors and a live country band.|
|July 20, 2013||
Forest Ridge Christmas in July - Decorate your campsites and cabins. Prizes!
|July 20 - 21, 2013||Woodcarving Show & Competition - Sawmill Center - 29th annual Woodcarving Show and Competition will feature
vendors, contests, and demonstrations. The extraordinary work of many talented
artists will be on display in the show area. Prizes awarded in many categories.
Vote for the "People's Choice" Award.
Admission: Free to visit vendor area; $1.00 per person (adults and children) to view show entries.
|August 17, 2013||Forest Ridge Birthday Bash for everyone who has a birthday in 2013! Bring a dish to share. We will provide .....something??? and a birthday cake and ice cream!|
August 17, 2013
Wine Fest in the Forest - Majestic Farms and Hall - Less than 10 miles away!
Admission: $20 Advanced - $25 at the Door
August 10-18, 2013
Tionesta Indian Festival
A favorite family event celebrating Tionesta and its history. Parades, contests, games, sports competitions, food, music, children's activities, art and craft vendors and more! Plan to spend the week to take in all the activities in downton Tionesta!Tionesta Indian Festival - Annual festival with rides, carnival, parade, rummage sales, Trash and Treasure Day throughout the town, arts and crafts, tournaments, pageant, runs/races, dances, fishing derby, fashion show, pet parade, bingo, food, fireworks and much more.
|August 23-25, 2013||Rumble on the River Motorcycle Rally -
The 2013 Rally will once again include a Sunday morning / breakfast poker run. The ride will travel approx. 80 miles through the beautiful rolling mountains of NW PA along the Allegheny River and will include coffee and donuts along the way. The cost for the poker run is $15 per person or $25 per couple. . Make sure you plan to go on this ride. Tons of great prizes and an awesome ride. Don't Miss it.
Registration begins at 8:30 am and ride leaves at 10am. See you there!!! For details - http://rumbleriver.com/
|September 20-29, 2013||Clarion Autumn Leaf Festival - This 10-day internationally award-winning festival attracts over 500,000 people to the Clarion Area. Events and entertainment include Swank's Steel City Shows (carnival rides/amusements), Riverhill Battery Warehouse Power Wheels Derby, Cultural Nights, Clarion University's Homecoming weekend and football game (Gannon), 10K, concerts, and other major events. Some events require a registration fee, but there is no admission charge for most of the Chamber's events. See http://www.clarionpa.com/event/66/ for details.|
|September 27-29, 2013||Marienville Octoberfest: Food, raffles, live entertainment.|
|September - Date to be announced||Whispering Woods Craft Festival. Outdoor craft festival with produce vendors, crafters, concessions, petting zoo, etc.|
|September & October||Tall Oaks Festival - Every Saturday & Sunday|
|October 5 & 6, 2013||Tour De'Forest: Marienville Fire Company ATV Ride www.tourdeforest.marienville-fire.com|
|October 12, 2013 @ 4:00||Forest Ridge Soup & Spuds Dinner - We provide a mound of baked potatoes and toppings. All families to bring a crock of soup to share. Please bring beverage of choice.|
|October 29, 2013||Forest Ridge - Water to all campsites will be turned off.** May be sooner depending on OUR weather conditions! Will not be any later than set date.|