Expo 2008 Autumn Leaf
Arts & Crafts
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Barefoot in the Park
Sawmill Theater, Cooksburg, PA
(814) 927-5275, www.sawmill.org
Guaranteed Irish (In concert)
Good old-fashioned Irish traditional
songs and melodies.
Allegheny Riverstone Center
Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021
Groundhog Fall 50K
September 6, 7 a.m.
220 North Jefferson Street
Wild Wind Folk Art
& Craft Festival
Craft festival featuring artisans,
food, live music, and demonstrations.
Rain or shine.
ummer may be over, but October. Children also can enjoy Greenawalt. Right on Greenawalt. September 6-7
fall brings its own brand the farm’s Pet-A-Goat Junction, The maze is 1/2 mile on your Warren County Fairgrounds
of fun. What other time of Bunny Bin and see the other left. (814) 849-2832. Pittsfield, PA
year can you get lost in a corn barnyard animals up close. The You won’t want to miss (814) 723-0707
maze and go looking for that A-maze-ing Farm Adventure is Ted’s Double Eagle Cornfield
perfect pumpkin? located on Rt. 66 between Clarion Maze either. This 7-acre field Poker Run (ATV’s)
If it’s a pumpkin you’re and Cook Forest in Lucinda, PA. maze, located just north of One of the best ATV poker runs in
after, check out Paul’s Pumpkin It’s open Fridays and Saturdays Punxsutawney, features two the tri-state area. $500 to best
Patch. It’s new this fall and has 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays 11 mirror-image eagles in its de- hand. 30 mile off-road run.
pumpkins, gourds, decorative a.m.-7 p.m. (814) 226-6609 sign. This green corn maze will September 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
corn, plus hayrides, a pet- The 6-acre corn maze at the be open Labor Day, and continue Redbank Valley Municipal Park Rt.
ting zoo, pumpkin launcher, Aislinn Astor Farm will feature Fridays 6-8 p.m., Saturdays 1-7 28, New Bethlehem, PA
and children’s activities. Paul’s an election theme with an image p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Sep- Clarion River Clean-up
Pumpkin Patch is located eight of a donkey and an elephant and tember 5-October 18. A Haunted Clean-up section of Clarion
miles south of Clarion off Rt. stars cut into the cornfield. The Maze will be open October 24, River from Halton to Cooksburg,
66 in Frogtown, PA. It’s open maze opens September 20. The 25, 26, 30 and 31, 7-9 p.m. canoes & transport
September 20-November 2, farm’s haunted maze “Spooks Hayrides for groups are also provided free of charge.
Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 in the Cornfield” and haunted available. September 6-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. (814) barn will be open October 17, Directions: From Punxsutaw- Pale Whale Canoe
365-5161. 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1. ney, take Rt. 119 north to the River Road, Cooksburg, PA
For some corny fun, the Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, pop town of Big Run. Travel about www.dcnr.state.pa.us
A-maze-ing Farm Adventure and water are available. To get to 1 mile through town and turn
lays claim to the area’s largest the maze from the Ace Hardware left on Caroline St. and go about Art In The Park
corn maze. Now open, this big on E. Main St. in Brookville, 1-1/2 miles to the maze. Follow Artists, artisans, and crafters
maze is shaped like an alien take Richardsville Rd. 3.5 miles the signs. For more information display their wares; food
spaceship. A separate haunted to Gravel Rd. Follow Gravel Rd. call 814-427-5123. booths, kid’s activities, live
maze will be open weekends in to Milliron. Left on Milliron to entertainment.
September 7, all day
Gumtown Park, Water Street
New Bethlehem, PA
whet your Appetite
How to Reach Us
C ooler weather always stirs the appetite. When the hunger bell rings,
here are a few top dinner choices some local folks recommend.
Prime Rib Mandarin Ginger Some Of The World’s Best
Fresh, high-quality beef Chicken Salad Pizza Now Being Served
Gold Eagle Inn Restaurant Chicken, mandarin oranges, In Emporium, PA
250 W. Main St. dried cranberries, bleu cheese, Dave ‘Smitty’ Smith, the owner of
Brookville, (814) 849-7344 mixed lettuce with mandarin/ the Pizza Palace Plus in Emporium,
“It is a wonderful dining experience. ginger dressing. was among the top finishers in a
I love the prime rib dinner, plus the Hunter’s Station recent pizza making competition
staff is friendly.” Golf Club & Lodge (open to public) at the International Pizza Expo in
—Beth McElhatten Rt. 62 S., Tionesta, Las Vegas. He competed against 60
(800) 227-9067 others specially chosen from an
Four Cheese Lasagna “The first time I had it, I thought it international field of pizzamakers
Loaded with mozzarella, provolone, was fantastic. The next three visits attending the expo.
ricotta and parmesan. there, I told myself I’d try something Each pizza was judged on taste,
Mary’s Place, Rt. 36 South, Punx- different. But I couldn’t help myself. appearance, quality, baking charac-
sutawney, (814)938-2962 I ordered it every time.” teristics and marketability. Dave’s
“You have to try the deep fried —Nola Lyons cajun chicken pizza
cheese stuffed olives. They are came in fourth
so good. But nothing beats their Pizza & Wings among the 60
lasagna. Love the homemade Pizza Palace Plus entries.
freshness.”—T.J. Kotula 19 W 4th St., Emporium, PA “Coming from
(814) 486-1819 a little town in the
Fish Francaise “The food and service at the sticks, I’ll take it,”
Haddock dipped in egg whites, Pizza Palace are spectacular! Dave says. “I can
fried, served with lemon Their pizza and wings are now tell people we serve some of the
beef broth. awesome, and certain to please best pizza in the world.”
Royal Inn all ages!” (see story at right)
17089 Boot Jack Rd. —Donna Gerber Land & Sea
Ridgway, (814) 773-3153 Charbroiled Texas steak and seafood
“A flavorful meal worth traveling for. Capicola Daddy of your choice. Served with seafood
Definitely one of my favorites.”— Italian bread with capicola, cheese, chowder and baked Crab Imperial.
Kerry Vollmer coleslaw, seasoned fries and Legends Restaurant
fixings. Daddy’s, Main St. 809 Jackson Ave. Ext
Clarion, (814) 223-HOTS Warren, (814) 723-9170
“It really is a meal in itself and like The best surf and turf in town.—
PA Great Outdoors Warren County
the sign in the restaurant says,— Tom E. Bevevino
Visitor’s Bureau Visitor’s Bureau Never trust a skinny chef!—
Brookville, PA Warren, PA Derrick Oberlander
Fall in love with Elk County.
—the southern gateway to the 1/2-million acre Allegheny National Forest. Upcoming Events
In Elk County
tart off elk watching at Winslow Hill located You can round out your trip taking the pic- September 20
just outside the town of Benezette. The view- turesque drive north on Rt. 219 to the towns of Sacred Heart Church
ing area is one of the best places around for Johnsonburg and Wilcox. With Bendigo State Park, Oktoberfest,
seeing wildlife. Be sure to take your camera. Bene- Twin Lakes, East Branch Lake, Elk State Park and St. Marys
zette is located on Rt. 555. There are many cabins, the Winery at Wilcox just minutes away, this area
campgrounds and B&Bs for an overnight stay, plus is truly an outdoor paradise. There are many cabins September 20
restaurants and shops. and campgrounds in the area where you can stay Autumn Harvest Festival
About 30 minutes from Benezette on Rt. 255, overnight. Market Street
you’ll come to St. Marys—Elk County’s largest Johnsonburg
community. Here you can tour St. Joseph Monas-
tery, the first Benedictine convent in the nation; September 28
see Decker’s Chapel, one of the smallest historical Car & Motorcycle Show
chapels; and tour Straub Brewery, a family-owned Downtown Ridgway
brewery since 1872. Its downtown has many shops
and restaurants, plus there are a number of hotels October 16
and B&B’s nearby. Rider In The Sky Concert
Take a short drive to the west on Rt. 120, and St. Marys High School
you’ll find the beautiful Victorian mansions of
Ridgway. Lumber barons built their grand homes November 21
here in the late 1800s. Today, there are hundreds of Light up Night
well preserved properties in the five-block Lily of Downtown St. Marys
the Valley National Historical District. The town Downtown Ridgway
is also home to the international Chainsaw Carvers
Rendezvous. Whimsical wooden sculptures line the December 5
streets and fill the parks. There are many unique Christmas Cheer Tour
specialty shops, restaurants, charming B&Bs and Downtown Ridgway
hotels throughout the community.
Christmas Toy Exhibit
For complete travel information including lodging, attractions, restaurants and
more call toll-free (800) 348-9393 or go on-line to VisitPaGo.com.
Paid for by the Elk County Room Tax Committee 5
taste of Autumn
It’s Apple invited to try to identify five Rattlesnake Red. Dry favorites
Pressing “mystery tools” and win a bottle are Bella Rosa and Pinot Grigio.
Time At of wine.
The Laurel Mountain
A picnic pavilion is available for
Laurel Vineyard is located just north of
DuBois off Rt. 219. The winery
For more information con-
tact the Laurel Mountain Winery
Mountain is housed in a renovated barn at (814) 371-7022 or visit its
built at the turn of last century. website at www.laurelwines.com.
Many varieties of red, white and The winery is located between
fruit wines from dry to sweet DuBois and Brockway, 3 miles
are available. Its most popular off I-80, Exit 97, Rt. 219 N.
wines are the semi-sweet blends Regular hours are Wednesday
Mountain Mist, Laurel Blush and through Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
ome be part of the annual (Columbus Day Weekend), noon
Apple Cider Pressing at to 3 p.m. Along with the cider,
Laurel Mountain Winery guests can enjoy Oktoberfest
this fall. The Nordberg family, food, music by guitarist Gary
who owns the winery, has a tra- Bickerstaff and, of course, the
dition and a knack for blending beautiful fall foliage all around.
just the right varieties of apples The winery’s antique
to make delicious cider. You museum will be open to visitors
The Black Caddis Ranch
can sample the fresh taste and as well. The museum contains
even help turn the crank on the tools from the Nordberg family
old time press used to squeeze
every drop of flavor from the
farm, some more than 100 years
old. The vintage press used to Bed
fruit. The Cider Pressing will
take place Sunday, October 12
make the cider each year is part
of this collection. Visitors are & Breakfast
The Black Caddis Ranch Bed
Fresh Air Fun & Breakfast is set in the
beautiful Tionesta Creek val-
Marienville and Tionesta ley. A spring fed brook runs
through its 15-acre property, which adjoins the 1/2-million acre
Sept. 13 Kids Day on Fire House Island Allegheny National Forest.
Fishing, animal tracking, pan for gold and more Guests have direct access to the forest’s hiking and snow-
Conservation and Planning Office program for kids up to 15 years old mobile trails as well as to Tionesta Creek. The creek is known for
Tionesta, PA - 814-755-7760 its great flyfishing, and is stocked with brook and rainbow trout
up and downstream from the ranch. Canoeing and kayaking are
Sept. 25 -28 Marienville Oktoberfest also popular. A canoe is available for use free of charge.
Marienville, PA - 814-927-8218 The ranch itself is a century old farm house with wide-plank
pine floors. It’s been restored with modern amenities including
Oct. 4-5 Tour De Forest central heating and air conditioning. There are five bedrooms, a
Semi-annual ATV ride event through the Allegheny gathering room with a wood bruning stove, and a wrap around
National Forest front porch with a swing. There is also satellite TV.
“One of PA’s most important ATV events” Upon arrival, guests are greeted with drinks and snacks.
www.tourdeforest.marienville-fire.com Each morning a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries and
Marienville, PA - 814-927-6609 fruit is served. The ranch has a fully-equipped kitchen guests
are welcome to use for lunches and dinners. Outside there’s a
Tall Oaks Fall Festival gas grill for barbecues and a stone ring for campfires.
Every weekend in September and October There is plenty of room for parking for trucks and trailers.
www.talloaksstores.com Guests are invited to bring their horses or snowmobiles. Hay
Sheffield, PA - 814-968-5558 and straw are available. Snowmobile storage is also available.
The Black Caddis is located on Rt. 666 in Kellettville, just
20 minutes east of Tionesta. The nearby Flying W Ranch has a
saloon restaurant and Cougar Bob’s Tavern has pub food avail-
able. Shopping at Tall Oaks is also nearby.
Forest County Your Natural Escape For more information and reservations call Ken Butler at
330-283-0952. Be sure to ask about advance reservation and
Paid for by the Forest County Room Tax Committee snowmobiler discounts. Also check out blackcaddisranch.blogspot.com.
mush you Huskies
less control. I held on for dear
life the whole 14 seconds it took
for my team of dogs to cross the
The newbie mushers are Leader of the Pack
fun to watch, but the dogs are Theater presentation
always the stars of the show. September 11-13, 8 p.m.
These well cared for animal Sawmill Theatre
athletes are bred and trained for Cooksburg, PA
strength, endurance and speed. (814) 927-5275, www.sawmill.org
They can travel 20 miles an hour
Peanut Butter Festival
over a distance of 25 miles. Over
Carnival rides and games,
longer distances they can still mountain bike race, peanut
travel 10 to 14 miles per hour. butter cook off, parade, car cruise.
Sinnemahoning State Park September 12-14
Dog Sled Racing is located at 8288 First Fork Rd.,
Austin, PA. Tina says in addi-
Gumtown Park, Water St.
New Bethlehem, PA
Without The White Stuff? tion to the races, there will be (814) 275-3929
geocaching, and flint and steel www.newbethlehemarea.com
fire making demonstrations. In
Big Butt Lumber
the evening, a s’mores and story
ou don’t have to travel to bobbing up and down because of campfire is planned. For more World championship lumberjack
Alaska to see dog sled rac- the speed and bouncy terrain. information contact the park of- show plus vendorbooths,
ing up close. What’s more, I imagine snow would be much fice at (814) 647-8401. food, music.
you don’t even have to wait for smoother, but perhaps with even September 12-13, all day
it to snow. Just make your way Jefferson County Fairgrounds
to Sinnemahoning State park on Brookville, PA, (814) 591-3488
Build A Home Along The
November 1 or 2 for the third
annual Canadian-American Sled- Silent Movie With
ders’ dry-land dog sled races.
Mushers will converge to Riverfront Musical Accompaniment
Silent movie, “The Blacksmith”
compete in three different kinds starring Buster Keaton. 22 minute film.
of races in the event. You’ll see he wild and scenic Clarion Musical accompaniment by Jim Riggs.
canicross, which is the sport River flows through gor- September 13
of cross-county running while geous, steep forested land Allegheny Riverstone Center
from Ridgway to Foxburg where it meets the Allegheny. Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021
hitched to a dog; bikejorring,
If you’ve never experienced this part of the state firsthand, it www.alleghenyriverstone.org
where a dog or team of dogs
offers some of the finest views in Western PA. If you have–and you’ve
pull a bicyclist; and rig racing, imagined owning a home or second home along this peaceful stretch Folk and Fall Harvest Festival
where four to six dogs pull a of riverfront, your dream can now come true. Vendors, demonstrations and
special wheeled rig. A new community called Riverbends has just been created along entertainment.
Tina Lorson got her first a mile and a half of the Clarion River near Callensburg, just east of September 13-14
taste of sled racing last year in Foxburg. The land is being offered by Jim Green, Jr. and his brother Saturday 11 a.m.-5 pm
a hundred yard dash race. “What Mark Green. Their family has been developing exceptional rural proper- Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ties since 1977 in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Mercer and now Clarion Sawmill Center, Cooksburg, PA
an exhilarating event! I felt
counties. (814) 927-6655, www.sawmill.org
like a cartoon character with
At Riverbends, 26 home sites make up the 218 acres developed
my teeth chattering and head in lots ranging in size from three to 16 acres, giving plenty of elbow Hunting & Fishing Fall Expo
room to future residents. In addition to the land, the Greens can pro- Hunting, fishing, trapping and
vide custom home design services. outdoors expo with vendors,
If you’d like to check out food, games, demonstrations,
Riverbends for yourself, you’re raffles, entertainment and a chili cook-off.
welcome to take a self-guided tour September 13-14
of the property. Find directions Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
and a site map online at www. Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
beautifulhomesites.com/RB. Lighthouse Island
Or you can contact Jim or Mark Tionesta, PA
Green for more information at (814) 755-3256
(724) 991-9287. They know every www.huntfishmuseum.org
lot intimately and will meet, tour,
discuss and answer all of your Angela Huey Park 7K Run & Walk
Call for Hours Mini Golf questions. September 14, 10 a.m.
(814) 752-6334 Weekend Flea Market (May - Sept) Kersey, PA
Route 36, 3 Miles South of Visit us online at: (814) 885-6889
Cook Forest State Park
Peanut Butter Festival
Mountain Bike Race
Race on 15-mile challenging
and varied single track course
through the countryside.
September 14, 10:30 a.m.
New Bethlehem, PA
Airport Awareness Day
Airplane rides and food.
www.punxsutawneyairport.com E xperience the flavors of Pennsylvania’s harvest and see the amazing
array of fresh produce with a visit to any of our great farm markets
and roadside stands. Plus you can get your pumpkins for Halloween and
Outdoor sportsmen’s show Thanksgiving pies.
with wildlife displays, exhibits, Clarion County Farmers Market (814) 226-9497 Rick Farm Market
vendors, demonstrations Baked goods, fruits, vegetables, organic, July 15-Nov 1 Daily 10-7PM Fruit, vegetables, pumpkins, jams/jellies,
and entertainment. pumpkins, herbs, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup, honey, gifts/crafts, meat and
September 19-20 maple syrup, plants and flowers Engle’s Farm potatoes
Friday 4-8 p.m. 5th & Main St., Clarion Vegetables, organic, baked Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway
(814) 745-3099 goods, potatoes, pumpkins (814) 772-8673 Rt. 984 N. 1 mile
Saturday 9-7 p.m.
Jun.-Oct. Sat 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 151 Muenster Road, St. Marys
Elk County Fairgrounds
(814) 834-2194 Call for hours Valley Farm Market
316 Dietz Road, Kersey, PA Pleasant View Farm Dairy, eggs, fruits, vegetables, gifts/
(800) 348-9393 Baked goods, fruits, vegetables, pumpkins St. Marys Farmer’s Market crafts, jams/jellies, meat, potatoes
www.visitpago.com herbs, eggs, jams/jellies, and flowers St. Marys, PA 18211 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Weedville
423 Larkin Rd., Emlenton, PA (Tommy Jon’s parking lot) (20 mi. N. of DuBois)
Birds ‘n Brunch Specialty (4.5 mi. off Exit 53 of I-80) Sat. 9 a.m.-noon (814) 787-8911
Pontoon Boat Tours (814) 358-2657 Fri. 4-7 p.m. (814) 781-3804 Year round 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Bird watching pontoon boat
tour at Stevenson Dam. Long Acres Potato Farm Heritage Farm Tionesta Farmers Market
Potatoes and pumpkins Fruits, vegetables, organic, baked goods, Vegetables, fruits, organic, pumpkins,
Brunch on boat. 11832 Route 36, Tionesta potatoes, baked goods, gifts/crafts, honey,
pumpkins, potatoes, jams/jellies, maple
Pre-registration required. (10 mi. S. of Tionesta syrup, eggs, flowers jams/jellies, maple syrup
September 20 1/4 mile N. Rt. 36 28235 Lake City Rd., Ridgway Forest County Courthouse,
Sinnemahoning State Park intersection of Rt. 208) (S. of Ridgway about 12.5 mi.) Tionesta
8288 First Fork Road Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (814) 772-0210 May-Oct. (Intersection of Rts. 36 and 62)
Austin, PA, (814) 647-8401 (814) 755-3544
Saylor’s Farm Products Ridgway Farmer’s Market May-Oct., Fri. 4-7 p.m.
Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, potatoes, Ridgway, PA, Main St.
Autumn Harvest Festival
jams/jellies, gifts and crafts (True Value parking lot)
Entertainment all day, karaoke 17319 Rt. 68, Sligo May-Oct., Tue. 3 p.m.
contest, kids corner, motorcycle (Off I-80 at Exit 62. Go S. (814) 776-1424
dice run, farmers market, on Rt. 68 for 5 mi.)
and balloon sculptor. (814) 745-2306 Apr.-Nov.
September 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wingard’s Farm Market
At The Woods Cabin
Market Street, Johnsonburg, PA
(814) 965-2272 Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, potatoes,
honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup, and
Allegheny River Jam & Art Festival 6732 Rt. 322, Shippenville
Music, local art vendors, high (1.5 miles W. of Shippenville
school art clubs, and food. on Rt. 322)
September 20-21 (814) 782-3989
10 a.m.-5 p.m. May-Oct., Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-7 p.m.
Breeze Point Landing Sat. & Sun. 9a.m.-5 p.m.
814-723-1360 Zacherl’s Farm Market
Fruits, vegetables, potatoes, pumpkins,
www.warrenpamainstreet.org flowers and pick your own tomatoes
164 Zacherl Lane, Shippenville
Truck Pulls (Rt. 66, 2.5 miles N. of Rt. 322)
September 20, Grandstand
Redbank Valley Municipal Park
Rt. 28, New Bethlehem, PA
For a list of local community Farmer’s Markets visit www.usda.gov.
Bennett Farms And Greenhouse Conewango Ave. Ext.) (814) 723-6300
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, (814) 723-9486 Aug.-Oct., Sat. 8 a.m.-noon
potatoes, baked goods, jams/ July-Oct., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.,
jellies, honey, plants Nov. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Cherry Grove Farms
RD 3, Reynoldsville Fruit
(1.5 mi. from Big Run, Rt. 119, Sweet And Savory Farm Gregerson Rd., Clarendon, PA
up Pa. Ave., follow signs) Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, potatoes, (5 mi. S. of Rt. 6 at Weldbank on Greger-
(814) 427-5276 baked goods, herbs, honey, jams/jellies, son Rd.)
Apr.-Oct., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. maple syrup Jun.-Nov. daily
RD 1, Rt. 958, Bear Lake (814) 968-3596 Coolspring Power Museum
Cooper Farm Market (Between Lottsville and Bear Lake on Open days and volunteer work
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, jams/jellies, Rt. 958) Emporium Farmer’s Market weekend.
gifts,/crafts, plants, flowers (814) 489-3416 Emporium, PA September 20-21
484 Cemetery Rd., Falls Creek Jun.-Nov., Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Oct. Coolspring Power Museum
(From I-80 Exit 97, S. on Fri. 4-7 p.m., courthouse lawn Coolspring, PA, (814) 849-6883
Rt. 219 to Rt. 830 W., 6 mi.) Warren County Farmers Market Sat. a.m., Allegheny Ave.
(814) 375-7050 www.coolspringpowermuseum.org
Fruits and vegetables (814) 486-4314
Aug.-Sep., Wed.-Sun. 2nd Ave. Parking Lot, Warren
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Source: PA Dept. of Agriculture State Championship
Oct. daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fishing Tournament
Fishing contest plus craft show,
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(Bottom of hill at Joe’s Drive-In) tub on the deck of your cabin and taking in the splendor of the fall foli-
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Jun.-Oct., Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. chocolate and making new memories with family and friends. Campers Horseback Weekend
Paradise offers something for whatever is your idea of fun or relax- Five meals and use of horse and
Reynoldsville Farmers Market ation. The campground offers wooded tent and RV sites in a scenic area equipment for weekend, $145.
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, potatoes, September 26-28
bordering the Clear Creek State Forest. The cabins range from primitive
herbs, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup
camping cabins to luxury cabins with private hot tubs, Jacuzzi, sauna, Wesley Woods
460 E. Main Street #4,
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(814) 653-8270 Campers Paradise still offers scheduled events in October. For the 814-436-7802 (info & RSVP)
Jul.-Oct., Tue. 10:30 past 14 years Campers Paradise has featured a haunted Halloween week- www.wesleywoods.com
a.m.-1 p.m. end and it was so popular in later years they added the Great Pumpkin
Festival and NEW this year will be the Haunted House. Punxsutawney Appreciation Day
Brookville The Great Pumpkin Festival for registered campers is Oct 10th & 11th Food, fun and games; free admission
Farmer’s Market and the Haunted Halloween for registered campers is Oct 17th & 18th. The September 27, all day
Brookville, PA, (next Punxsutawney, PA
Haunted House is the last 3 weekends of
Oct and open to the general public. Call (814) 938-8740
Every Thurs. a.m. in
summer for times and dates. Partial proceeds will www.punxsutawneyspirit.com
benefit the Sigel Volunteer Fire Dept.
Seigworth Farm For reservations call 814-752-2393 National City
Market or log on to www.campersparadise.net Autumn Leaf Festival
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, maple for pictures, rates, events and more! Award-winning festival with
syrup Swank’s Steel City Shows, autorama,
RD 4, Brookville power wheels derby,
(4 mi. N. of Brookville on Rt. 36)
Wellness Health Options
music, Tournament of Leaves
Directions: Open: Mid Jul-Nov Mon-Sat
Silk Parade, motorcycle show. September
27-October 5, all day
11-7 p.m. Certified Health Providers Flowers
Clarion, PA and surrounding area
Himes Blueberry Hill Offering Alternative Therapies
Apples, peaches, blueberries, honey and (814) 226-9161, www.clarionpa.com
maple syrup • Natural Health Consultant
525 Buchanan Rd., Reynoldsville, PA
(Rt. 322, 2 mi. W. of Reynoldsville)
• Massage • Chiropractor Gift Shop As American As Apple Pie Festival
Apple pie demo, recipe swap,
• Day Spa
Weekends Jul.-Sept. We’re and dessert samples
(814) 371-1871 • LaStone Treatments
more than September 28, 1-5 p.m.
• Lymphatic Drainage flowers! Ruff Acres Antiques
Ferrieland And Market
• Lypossage™ Russell, PA
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, potatoes,
gifts,/crafts, honey, jams/jellies, maple Open Daily 10am - 5pm 814-688-3515
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162 S. Second Ave. Car Show
1820 Conewango Ave. Ext.,
Warren (2 mi. outside city limits on Applewood Center, Clarion, PA 16214 814-849-5702 September 28, 8 a.m.
864 Route 36, 1 mile North of I-80
814-226-6695 in Brookville PA
Ridgway, PA, (814) 773-3161
Glorious Autumn On A Grand Stage
he change of season in the 62
Pennsylvania Wilds is a 6
glorious show on a grand 6
stage. Millions of trees in the
Allegheny National Forest and Tidioute
neighboring state parks turn 666
crimson, orange and bright
yellow in a dazzling display of
fall color. There are hundreds
of miles of roads to explore and 62 666
interesting sights to see along Lynch
This time of year, the wild
elk put on their own show too.
It’s mat- ALLEGHENY
ing season quality knives manufactured NATIONAL
for them, so here. The Candlelight Inn at FOREST
magnificent 185 Main Street is a historic
bull elk bugle Tidioute landmark that has been
and battle for transformed into a luxurious Cellars Winery one mile east
dominance. bed & breakfast. The Candlelight of the traffic light in Sheffield. Ridgway
The elk can of- has beautiful mid-Victorian and You can sample a wide selec-
ten be seen in Second French empire architec- tion of wine from dry to sweet 948 255
fields or at the ture as well as plenty of small with new selections regularly
fringe of the town hospitality. being added. (814)
woods as you (814) 484-2259. www. 968-5812. www.
drive along. candlelightinnpa.com. alleghenycellars.com. footpaths, creating an enchant-
Their bugling From Tidioute For dining, ask about ing landscape. Each shop is 255
can be heard for miles away. take Rt. 62 to Rt. the Shaw House and filled with truly unique gifts
This year, our beautiful leaf 6 and head toward Andreas’s Hillside and decor items. Every weekend
drive guides you through some Warren. You’ll be fol- Lounge—both serve in September and October, Tall
of the greatest scenery around. lowing the course of excellent food. Oaks has a special Halloween
It also gives you a good chance the Allegheny River From Sheffield, barn, live music and a wide vari-
of seeing an elk or two. Plus as you go. Just before take Rt. 948 south. ety of crafters on site, as well as
we’ve highlighted a few restau- you reach Warren, If you’re interested homemade food and hot cider.
rants, attractions and places to you’ll come to the in a fantastic side (814) 968-5558. www.talloaks-
stay along your way. Feel free town of Starbrick. trip, take a right stores.com.
to connect with our featured Look for Gayles onto Rt. 666 where If you continue on Rt.
route at the spot most conve- Memories, a wonder- it intersects with 948 you’ll come to Ridgway.
nient to you. ful curio shop with animated Rt. 948 in Barnes. Take Rt. 666 The town has many beautiful
Christmas displays, Gold Key toward Lynch. (Rt. 666 is one Victorian homes plus wonder-
Our drive begins in Dept/56, Boyd’s Bears, of the most beautiful autumn ful chainsaw carved wooden
Tidioute, a historic town Hummels, Fontanni, Pre- drives in Pennsyl- sculptures along
nestled in the hills of cious Moments, Charming vania.) Along the its main street.
Warren County along the Trails, Seraphim Angels, way you’ll find Tall From Ridg-
banks of the Allegheny Snowbabies, Yankee Oaks, a cluster way take Rt. 120
River. The state’s annual Candles, Tom Clark of seven unique to St. Marys. St.
fishing tournament will Gnomes, and more. 2820 shops nestled in a Marys was found-
take place here Sept. Pennsylvania Ave. W. grove of majestic ed as a small,
25-28. The town once (814) 723-6811. trees. The shops Bavarian Catholic
was famous for its rich From Starbrick, follow are connected by town in 1842. It’s
oil deposits and the Rt. 6 to the Allegheny wooden bridges and home to St. Jo-
the oldest Bene- Breakfast at 444 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. County and is surrounded by
dictine women’s Brussells St. is a (814) 546-2383. Or you can con- the Elk State Forest, Sizerville
community in the good choice. All tinue your elk drive by heading and Sinnemahoning state
U. S. If you have a rooms have private north on Rt. 120, which will lead parks. From Emporium continue
thirst for fun, the baths, TV, phone you to Emporium. Emporium on Rt. 120 back to St. Marys.
town is also home and wireless inter- is the county seat of Cameron
to the family-owned net. A full breakfast
Straub Brewery, is served every day.
which opened in
1872. The brew-
Another Beautiful Drive
ery offers tours 9 Marys take Rt. 255 Cook Forest River Loop
a.m. to noon on south to Rt. 555. Cook Forest is a National Natural Landmark and rated one of America’s
weekdays for visitors 12 and Turn left onto Rt. 555, which top 50 state parks by National Geographic Traveler magazine. The for-
older. For those 21 and older, will take you through the heart est is home to a wide range of magnificent oaks, maples, black cherry
the brewery also pours compli- of the elk range from Weed- and giant ancient pines. This alternative drive will guide you through
mentary glasses of beer from ville to Driftwood. Along the the forest then wind back along the sparkling Clarion River. There are
way, you can stop by the Elk look out points, picnic areas, restaurants and a number of craft and
its Eternal Tap. Look for the
antique shops to explore along the way. The drive will take about three
brewery’s new wooden sculp- hours at a leisurely pace.
ture created by chainsaw carver
1. Begin at the Clarion County Courthouse in downtown Clarion. Take
Main St. to 5th Ave. Go north on 5th Avenue away from I-80.
2. Outside of town 5th Ave. changes names to become Miola Rd. Con-
Emporium tinue on this road for about eleven miles. You’ll pass a stone church
and see a historical marker for Helen Furnace. The furnace is a large
stone structure used for smelting and forging iron in the 1840s and
is worth a look. It’s located about a hundred yards down SR1004 to a
120 short driveway and a
120 parking lot.
3. Back on Miola Rd.
continue north to
where it intersects
with Rt. 36. Turn left
Driftwood (north) on Route 36
and go about three
miles to the village
555 of Leeper. At the
Benezette Sinnemahoning light turn right
(north) on Route 66.
ELK STATE FOREST Travel about 11 miles
Country Store in Medix Run. to the village of
The store carries homemade Roses and Rt. 899.
fudge, candles, clothing, maps,
4. At Rt. 899 turn
jams and jellies and many other right and go nine
unique items. (814) 787-4460. miles south where you turn right onto River Rd.
A few miles down the road
you’ll come to the town of Bene- 5. After making the turn you will immediately come to a Y inter-
zette. The Benezette Hotel at section—bear left on SR2002. Follow River Rd. along the beautiful
95 Winslow Hill Rd. has a full Clarion River for about eight miles.
service restaurant and bar with
a casual atmosphere and indoor
At the intersection of Rt. 36 and River Rd., you may want to make a
Joerg Baessler of Germany. 303 and outdoor seating. (814) 787- side trip to the Sawmill Center for the Arts. From River Rd., turn
Sorg St. (814) 834-2875. www. 4240. www.benezettehotel.com. right onto Rt. 36. You’ll come to a Y-intersection. Turn right and
straubbeer.com. There is also an elk viewing follow the signs.
And look for Decker’s Cha- station on Winslow Hill Rd. Just
pel on South St. Marys Rd. It’s follow the signs. A second side trip is to Seneca Point. Turn right onto Rt. 36 and go
the smallest chapel in America. Continue traveling on Rt. one mile. There is a dirt road on the left and Seneca Point signs. The
It was built by Michael Decker in 555 to the town of Driftwood. view from here is spectacular.
1865 after he recovered from a Just south of town in Sin-
serious back injury. nemahoning on Rt. 120, there’s To return to Clarion and I-80, turn left (south) toward Brookville at
If you plan to stay over- another nice family restaurant the intersection of River Rd. and Rt. 36. After about 16 miles you’ll
night, the Old Charm Bed & called The Willows that’s open come to the stop light at the intersection of Rt. 322. Turn right
(west) on Rt. 322 and it’s about 16 miles back to Clarion.
OCTOBER Time For Elk
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Professional and amateur Watching
vendors, fireworks, music,
apple pie and chili contests,
Heritage Day he elk is one of the largest times to go viewing are early in road parking, plus opportunities
Civil War reenactors, animals in North America. the morning and near sunset in for viewing other wildlife,
music, drama, art, crafters, Seeing a majestic bull elk in the evening. including bald eagles. The park’s
pony rides, bingo, and food. the wild is an extraordinary event viewing area is located along Rt.
October 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and something you’ll never forget. Best Places To See Elk 872, 14.5 miles north
Rouse Estate The fall is mating season, so The town of Benezette of its intersection
Youngsville, PA the elk tend to congregate in the on Rt. 555 just south with Rt.120 at
814-563-6401 open meadows and fields, which is of St. Marys is the Sinnemahoning.
www.rouseestate.org great for wildlife watching. heart of Pennsylvania Other good
This time of year, males elk country. To reach places in the region
Autumn Fest have giant antlers, some reaching the public viewing area where you might
Celebration of old time find elk are at Elk
four feet long. They use them to at Winslow Hill, start
skills and crafts including
wrestle rival males. at the Benezette Hotel State Forest near St.
quilting, tatting, bee
Bull elks also challenge each and travel north along Marys and the St.
keeping, woodcarving, and
candle making. other by bugling—one of the most Winslow Hill Road Marys Airport two
October 4 distinctive sounds in nature. Their 3.5 miles. Just follow miles east of town;
Sizerville State Park the signs. Winslow Gray Hill Rd. off Rt. 555 west of
Emporium, PA, (814) 486- Hill has two viewing Benezette; and Rt. 555 along the
5605 www.visitpaparks.com areas with off-road Bennett Branch from Driftwood
parking. Handicapped to Benezette. The Porcupine Run
Tour De Forest access to the viewing viewing area near the intersection
ATV ride on forest designated area is available. of Winslow Hill Rd. and Dewy
trails. Event benefits volunteer Nature programs are Rd. is another good spot. Call for
fire company. presented during the a complete Elk Viewing Guide at
October 4-5 fall at the site’s covered (800) 348-9393.
Allegheny National Forest amphitheater. There’s
Marienville, PA also a public learning Caution: Elk are large, powerful,
(814) 927-6609 www. untamed animals. Bull elk are
center with literature
and wildlife displays especially aggressive in the fall
that’s staffed on during the mating season. Do not
Martin Ellis (In Concert)
World-class organist Martin Ellis weekends now through try to approach them. Always use
performs on Center’s late October. caution and common sense when
Wurlitzer organ. bugling can be heard for miles Another great spot to see viewing.
October 5 throughout the region. The best elk is at the Hicks Run viewing
Allegheny Riverstone Center time to hear it is early and late in area on Rt. 555 about 12 miles
Foxburg, PA the day. It may sound like a whole east of Benezette. There’s a
(724) 659-0021 lot of squealing to you, but it’s handicapped accessible viewing
www.alleghenyriverstone.org music to the ears of cow elk. The blind at the site providing an
females are attracted to the males exceptional opportunity to watch
Mahoning Shadow Shuffle that bugle most often and have elk undetected as they browse and
Half-Marathon and Fun Run. the loudest call. feed. You can get more facts about
October 11, 9 a.m. Elk and Cameron Counties elk at the special information
Mahoning Shadow Trail are home to the largest, wild elk kiosks also on site.
Punxsutawney, PA herd east of the Mississippi. If A bit further to the east,
(800) 752-PHIL you want to catch a glimpse of Sinnemahoning State Park has a
one, there are quite a few public small resident elk herd. The park
viewing spots in the area. The best has a viewing platform and off-
October 11, 9 a.m.
Warren County YMCA
Everything You Could Want In A
Cabin Getaway ... And More
W hen you need to escape, rejuvenate or
reconnect with nature, Wapiti Woods is the
place to go. There are six guest cabins nestled
swings, as well as outdoor fire rings, grills and
utensils for fireside cooking. There is also a
picnic pavilion on the grounds that’s great for
on a beautiful 40-acre reunions, parties, and small
tract in the midst of the weddings.
Art, wine and food festival with
Pennsylvania Wilds’ elk A centrally located 50 craft and food vendors,
country. They provide a community cabin is and music.
relaxed, peaceful place for outfitted with TV/VCR/ October 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
romantic getaways and DVD player, a wide range of Main Street
reunions with family and movies, board games and Foxburg, PA
friends. books, telephone, vacation (724) 659-0021
Each knotty pine guides, and a coin operated
Riders In The Sky
cabin has quality washer and dryer.
Concert performance by
furnishings, a fully Wapiti Woods’ cabins world renowned cowboy band.
equipped kitchen, bath, are convenient to wildlife October 16, 7 p.m.
electric baseboard heat, viewing, hiking, biking, St. Marys Area High School Auditorium
and an indoor wood canoeing, visiting state 977 S. St. Marys Street
burner, which makes parks and forests, and St. Marys, PA
Wapiti Woods an easy, winter activities. (814) 772-7051
stress free retreat any Wapiti Woods guest www.eccota.com
time of year. Several cabins are located at 5186
Coolspring Power Museum
different size cabins are available, sleeping one River Rd., Rt. 555 (Elk Scenic Drive), Benezette Fall Expo & Swap Meet
to eight people. Starting this year, wireless Township, Weedville, PA. For reservations and October 16-18
internet access is available in all cabins. more information visit the guest cabin website at Coolspring Power Museum
The cabins have front porches with www.wapitiwoods.com or call (814) 787-7525. Coolspring, PA
Good Food And Accommodations Cemetery Walk
Tour Pine Grove & Thayer Cemeteries
In The Heart Of Elk County and learn the histories
The town of Bene- October 17-18, 3 & 5 p.m. tours
zette is the elk capi- Elk County Historical Society
109 Center Street
tal of Pennsylvania.
If you’re on a leaf
drive or elk watching Where (814) 776-1032
in the area, the Bene-
zette Hotel is a great
Eagles Fly Woodsy Owl Workday
place to stop for Volunteers complete work projects;
lunch or dinner. Its lunch provided.
restaurant bar has a friendly laid back atmosphere and serves up Look to the skies around October 18, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Brookville and you just Cook Forest State Park
great food in big portions at reasonable prices. There is also dining
might see a bald eagle flying (814) 744-8407
outside on the patio. The restaurant is open seven days a week www.dcnr.state.pa.us
with lunches starting at 11 a.m. Dinner entrees such as prime rib, high. A pair of eagles has
pork chops, roast turkey and more are served 4-9 p.m. A late night come to nest near Red Bank Quasquicentennial Gala
menu is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. The hotel also serves Creek. Eagles across the Celebration of 125th anniversary
breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 7 a.m. state have made an amazing of historic Struthers Library Theatre.
The Benezette Hotel has clean and comfortable overnight comeback thanks in part to October 18
accommodations available year round. The hotel recently added Struthers Library Theatre
conservation efforts restor- Warren, PA
three new rooms for a total of nine double rooms for guests. There ing rivers, lakes and streams, 814-723-7231 (info & RSVP)
is a large common room where overnight guests can enjoy a large which are prime habitats www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com
screen satellite TV with DVD player and a large library of movies. for these magnificent birds.
The Benezette Hotel is located in the Another nesting pair live at Halloween Parade
village of Benezette on Winslow Hill the George B. Stevenson Dam Put on costumes and participate
Road, just 100 yards from Rt. 555. The in family Halloween Parade.
near Sinnemahoning State Categories include prettiest, ugliest
hotel is a short scenic ride from I-80.
Park. For more info call or scariest, small fry, funniest,
For reservations call (814) 787-4240 or
visit benezettehotel.com for more in-
(800) 348-9393. couple, group or family.
October 30, 6:30 p.m.
formation including a calendar of local Redbank Valley High School Auditorium
events. 920 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA
Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival
Dry Land Event
Racing events, flint and steel
fire, bike tour of Lowlands Trail,
food, vendors, and campfire stories.
November 1-2 Sinnemahoning
8288 First Fork Road
Austin, PA, (814) 647-8401
Unique shops with antiques, ou won’t want to miss the But pies won’t be the only 6 and Sunday, September 7, 10
quilting items & quality hand Wild Wind Festival in War- thing on the menu. Fourteen a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Warren
made crafts, herb farm and artists’ ren County this September. diverse food booths will line the County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield,
galleries; Brookville to Cook Forest. For its 29th time, this high- walk to a shady picnic PA. Pittsfield is located about
November 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. quality festival will transform area where you can 20 minutes west of
(814) 752-2000 Warren on Rt. 6. or
the barns at the Warren County put your feet up and
Fairgrounds into more than a listen to blue grass about an hour from
Christmas Present 2008 hundred quaint shops featuring music on Saturday Erie on Rt. 6. For
In Rimersburg traditional crafts, inspired folk performed by Warren’s more information
One of Western PA’s largest and art, period reproductions and own Borderlines. On call (814) 723-
most popular craft shows with items of pure whimsy. Sunday, the Bonnie 0707 or visit www.
over 20 places to visit. “Neat stuff” is a phrase folks Loch Fiddlers from wildwindfestival.
November 6-9 who visit craft shows often use Jamestown, NY will com. Most exhibits
Rimersburg, PA are under cover.
to describe works that defy more fill the air with
precise classification, says event Scottish highland Music and food will
Elk County Council on the Arts codirector Liz Allen. This year tunes. Ecuadorian flute be moved to a large
25th Anniversary Gala you’ll find plenty of neat stuff players, Sacha, will stroll the indoor location in the event of
Gala fund-raiser celebrating 25 from 140 artisans and exhibitors grounds and bring the sounds inclement weather, so the event
years of ECCOTA’s arts and cultural plying their wares from funky to of the Andes to Pennsylvania will go on rain or shine.
programming. functional. In 2008, there will all weekend.
November 14, 7 p.m.-midnight be more gallery-quality fine arts A farmer’s market filled
Royal Inn, Rt. 219 Here a quick look at some
and crafts than ever before. “This with fruits, vegetables and of the items you’ll see
will be a show that satisfies every perennials will be located near at the craft festival.
www.eccota.com taste and pocketbook,” Liz says. the entry gate so you can take
In addition to arts and home the bounty of the fall Pottery
A Christmas Gathering crafts, there will be fun things season as you leave after a day Paintings
In Brockway for children to see of treasure hunting. Country Primitives
Crafters, stores and restaurants and do. They can If you find Garden Decor
offer unique handcrafted check out the exotic there’s just too Glass Works
gifts, decorations, jewelry, plus Jewelry
animal exhibit, go much to see and
antiques, furniture, Candles
wine and food.
on a wagon or pony do in one day,
ride, laugh with anybody who Perennials
November 20-23, 28-30
10 a.m.-6 p.m the “Balloon Man,” attends Saturday Leather Purses
Sun. noon-4 p.m. and see a live hawk can return on Redware
Brockway, PA exhibit. Sunday for free. Clothing
(814) 328-2636 For guys, there Children 12 and Wood Crafts
www.christmasgathering.com will be woodcarvers, a chainsaw under are admitted free of Chainsaw Carvings
carver, blacksmith and, of charge both days. Soup Mixes
course, delicious homemade pies The Wild Wind Festival will Furniture
to enjoy. take place Saturday, September Quilts
Hominy Ridge Lodge & Cabins
Offer The Best Of Both Worlds
of the Pennsylvania
Year round, Hom- Moore Creations With Love
Holiday Open House
iny Ridge offers fully
Unique gifts, fire rock candles,
equipped cabins and and quiet at the camp grounds, metal stars, window-frame mirrors,
suites, with fireplaces, but still be near all the action. angels, snowmen, sleighs.
linens, kitchens, That makes it perfect for every- November 21-23
baths, private outside one in the family—young and 388 Mohawk Ave.
campfire and picnic old. Warren, PA
areas, and satellite TV. For reservations contact 814-726-0503
There is wireless inter- Andy or Paula at (800) 851-6377
Light Up Night
L ooking for a great getaway
spot for the whole family?
Hominy Ridge lets you enjoy na-
net available in the lodge. There
is also an on-site convenience
store for food and supplies. Plus
or for more information visit
Christmas carols, hayrides,
Santa and downtown Christmas
ture and just being in beautiful a new pavilion on the grounds November 21, 6 p.m.
surroundings. At the same time, is great for family reunions and On the Diamond
it’s close to lots of fun attrac- other get-togethers. Hominy St. Marys, PA
tions. So you get to enjoy the Ridge is pet friendly too. (814) 781-3804
best of both worlds. Cabin and lodge guests have www.stmaryschamber.org
Hominy Ridge is set on easy access to hiking, biking,
Light Up Night
seven private wooded acres in canoeing, fishing, hunting, and Visit with Santa and his elves.
Cook Forest State Park. It’s just horseback riding nearby, as well November 21
minutes from the Allegheny as mini golf, water slides, race Courthouse Gazebo
National Forest and Clear Creek tracks, and bumper boats. Ridgway, PA
State Park, which are all part So you can enjoy the peace
Once Upon A Christmas
Holiday open house at area
THE locations filled with decorating
The Cook Forest Sawmill Center
and gift ideas. Maps available.
Bed & Breakfast Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
for the Arts Craft Market
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
77 South 7th Avenue Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Clarion, PA 16214 Knox, PA
(814) 226-4996 or 800-416-3297 (814) 797-5823
A unique array of handcrafted items created by many talented www.onceuponachristmas.info
crafters. Unleash your senses to see, feel and smell the wonderful
Christmas Parade &
qualities of the one-of-a-kind “Cherry Collection” featuring fine Snack with Santa
handcrafted work by local artisans who specialize in working with Christmas parade begins the
the wood of black cherry trees grown in western Pennsylvania, holiday season. Snack with
You’ll find delicately Santa will begin immediately
hand- carved after the parade at the New
www.chouse.com wood items, quilts, Bethlehem Fire Hall.
November 22, 1 p.m.
New Bethlehem, PA
homemade soaps (814) 275-3929
and lotions, herbal www.newbethlehemarea.com
remedies, and a
whole lot more. Customer Appreciation Day
There’s something Christmas Parade and party day
of special sales and promotions;
November 24, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Parade starts at 6 p.m. Party
Homemade Pierogies immediately follows.
Newly renovated for 2008, the old-time Cook Forest Sawmill Downtown, Clarion, PA
OPEN 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (814) 226-9161
building - located in Cook Forest State Park between the pool
DAILY Friday 7:00-7:00 www.clarionpa.com
and the Sawmill Theatre.
202 Williams St. Tionesta, Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.
PA In the Plaza Visit our website at www.sawmill.org 814-927-6655
Here's a quick look at some of the events at
National City this year's Autumn Leaf Festival.
2008 Autumn Saturday, September 27
Clarion Courthouse, 6-8 p.m.
Leaf Festival Clarion Area HS Auditorium
Ambridge Steel Drum Band
Sunday, September 28 Clarion Courthouse, 8-10 p.m.
Autorama Car Show
Main St., noon-4 p.m. Thursday, October 2
Sidewalk Sales Day
Power Wheels Derby Main St., 9 a.m.-dusk
Main St., 1-4 p.m.
Line Dancing Clarion Courthouse, 7-9 p.m
Clarion Courthouse Eugene & The Nightcrawlers
Friday, October 3
Kick-off Concert Farmers & Crafters Day
American Pie oldies group Handmade goods, 300 crafters
Clarion University Stadium Main St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fireworks Clarion Courthouse,
Clarion University Stadium 9-10:30 a.m.
dusk Johnny Oaks
Monday, September 29 Saturday, October 4
Cultural Night Tournament of Leaves Parade
Clarion Courthouse Main St., noon
Jill West & Blues Attack
n 1953, the movies How To Marry A Millionaire and 7-9:30 p.m. Homecoming Football Game
Abbott and Costello Go To Mars premiered. But some- Clarion University Stadium
times its better to make your own fun, which is just Tuesday, September 30 Clarion vs. California University
what the town of Clarion did that year. The townspeople Kiddies Parade
Main St., 6 p.m. Sunday, October 5
held their first annual Annual Autumn Leaf Festival, Motorcycle Show
coinciding with Clarion University’s homecoming. Since Cultural Night Main St., 1-5 p.m.
then the event has grown to become one of the top Clarion Courthouse, 7-9 p.m.
Spirit On The Hill Antique Tractor Show
festivals in the state. Main St., noon-5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 1
This year’s festival will teams, marching bands, VIPs,
Sidewalk Sales Day Junior Olympics
start September 27 and continue and novelty groups marching
Main St., 9 a.m.-dusk Clarion University Stadium
through October 5. Throughout down Main St.
the week you can enjoy amuse- For its 55th year, organizers
ment rides, fantastic food, an art have picked the theme Cruise
show and sale, musical enter- Into Autumn. That won’t be so
tainment, and competitions. hard to do considering there
The biggest contest, of will be a car show, power wheels
course, will be Clarion Uni- derby, antique tractor show and
versity’s homecoming game a motorcycle show to get you in
on Saturday October 4 when the cruising spirit.
Clarion’s Golden Eagles take on For full information contact
California University’s Vulcans. the Clarion Area Chamber of Busi-
The town’s big Tournament of ness & Industry, 21 N. 6th Ave.,
Leaves Parade will precede the Clarion, PA. (814) 226-9161.
game. The parade will feature www.clarionpa.com.
more than a hundred floats, drill
Exciting New Outdoor Adventure
In Foxburg Scarecrow Contest
T hink you’ve done it all? Well,
have you ever experienced
the great outdoors aboard your
Bring your own clothes, hats,
shoes and nylons, straw provided;
own Segway Personal Trans-
Ruff Acres Antiques
porter? Russell, PA
Segway touring is popping 814-688-3515
up everywhere from Hawaii to
Paris. But now you can enjoy Home for the Holidays
the excitement right in Foxburg, Festive nighttime parade,
the little town that’s fast be- fireworks and after-parade
coming the hottest resort spot party with Santa Claus, free
Just go to the Segway Parade starts at 6 p.m.
shop on Main Street next to the Punxsutawney, PA
Foxburg Inn (just below the new www.punxsutawney.com
pizzeria). Right now, two dif-
ferent tours are being offered.
There is the Heritage Tour of the
spectacular Riverstone prop-
couple breathtaking views.
Every Segway tour includes Foxburg Fall Art, Wine And
erty, formerly known as the Fox a safety briefing and hands-on
Segway training, with practice
riding time before you hit the
trails. Guides also accompany you
on the tour to assure your safety
I f you haven’t been to
Foxburg in a while,
it’s been reborn into a
and assist you if necessary. charming resort town
If you come to love riding and wonderful getaway
your Segway as many do, you on the wild and scenic
can purchase your very own Allegheny River. A
back at the shop, which is the perfect time to visit
authorized Segway dealership for will be this October as
Western PA. You can also rent the autumn leaves turn
Estate. The tour takes you past
bicycles at the shop to tour the crimson and the town
beautiful gardens, pastures with
town on your own or check out hosts its 5th annual Fall a mini-concert on the Mighty
unique livestock, the restored
the paved bike path along the Art, Wine And Food Festival. Wurlitzer organ at the Lincoln
mansion and other historical
Allegheny river. The festival in Foxburg is Hall Theatre. You can also
buildings including the aviary,
Whatever form of transpor- a wonderful celebration of the check out the new Foxburg Inn,
greenhouse, barns and sugar
tation you decide on, the fall season, and a great way to share Foxburg Pizza, Divani Chocolate
shack. Also, there is the Adven-
foliage around Foxburg is super a day with family and friends. Boutique and even take a tour
Ture Tour that twists and turns
scenic and definitely worth the This year’s event will feature on a Segway Personal Trans-
along private forest trails high
ride. over 50 artisans, crafters and porter (see story at left).
above the Allegheny and Clarion
To book a tour call Segway of food vendors, plus live music, The Foxburg Art, Wine And
Rivers. The Segways run whisper
Western PA at (724) 659-0094 or horse drawn carriage rides and Food Festival will take place
quiet, so you can view wildlife.
for more information visit www. entertainment for the kids. October 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in
Plus the tour stops to take in a
SegwayWPA.com. You can also sample Foxburg. The event
Oktoberfest beers is free, with free
and traditional Ger- parking and shuttle
man cuisine offered service from the AC
by one of the local Valley School and
55th Annual National City® restaurants. Medical Center.
Autumn Leaf Festival™ While you’re in For more information
September 27 – October 5 town, take a stroll call 724-659-0021.
down Main Street. All Directions: From
Customer Appreciation Day of the shops and boutiques will I-80 take Exit 45. Head to St.
Christmas Parade and Party be open. You can go wine tast- Petersburg. At the stop sign in
November 24 ing at the Foxburg Wine Cellars, town turn right onto Rt. 58,
shop for antiques and collect- which will take you to Foxburg.
Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry ibles at The Red Brick, and hear
21 N. 6th Avenue, Clarion, PA 16214
calling all Sportsmen
Elk Expo 2008 latest recordings Politically Incorrect
Redneck, and It All Comes Back To
Me. Jerry has opened for numer-
efore you take to the offer suggestions to help ous artists including Neal
you take better outdoor McCoy and the Marshall
woods this fall, be Tucker Band.
photographs. Learn how
sure to check out the and where to position
2008 Elk Expo this September 19-20 in Kersey, PA. The yourself in the woods; Chainsaw Carving
when the best time is to Craftsmen At Work
expo will bring together wildlife experts, vendors with The chips will fly as skilled
capture the images you’re
the latest outdoor gear, plus good music and food. It’s looking for; and what the craftsmen use chainsaws to
also the place to be for the annual drawing of Pennsyl- key ingredient is for any transform simple pine logs
outdoor photograph. Using turn into amazing bear, elk
vania elk hunting licenses. Your Trail Camera Freddie and other whimsical crea-
Here’s a look at some of the highlights McKnight will also share tures before your eyes.
of this year’s event. what he has learned about
putting trail cameras to their best 3D Archery Shoot
use. Aspects covered in this seminar Bring Your Bow
George Daniel guides, plus representatives from the will include camera placement, theft The Bucktail Archers Association will
Fly Fishing Gold Medalist Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and prevention, camouflage, and film vs. host a 3D Archery Shoot on Saturday
Gold Medal 2008 US National Fly Elk conservation District will be on digital. McKnight is an avid hunter 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Fishing Champion George Daniel will hand to answer questions. and has used trail cameras exten- Archers of all ages can complete for
talk about the basic four part cast, sively over the cash and prizes.
common mistakes and how to cor- Rusty Snyder past few years.
rect them, along with tips and tech- Ask the Deer Lady
niques for fly fishing. George began Rusty and her husband Jerry Schickling
fly fishing at age 6 while growing up have been raising Nashville
in Potter County, PA. Today, he is a whitetail deer since Recording Artist
certified FFF fly casting instructor 1986 at the Double Nashville record-
and head coach for the US Youth Diamond Deer Ranch ing artist Jerry
Fly Fishing Team. He has appeared in Cook Forest. Schickling and his
on ESPN and OLN competing in the Rusty will share her band North Coun-
Great Outdoor Games and Fly Fishing extensive knowledge try will perform
Masters. and wonderful experiences of living on the Expo Main Stage on Saturday.
with deer. Stop by and get a preview of Jerry’s
Elk License Drawing
Find Out The Lucky Winners
The names of the lucky hunters
Elk Expo Schedule of Events
who’ll be eligible to hunt elk in Friday, September 19
Pennsylvania will be drawn by the 4-8 p.m. Education Center, Vendors Open
Pennsylvania Game Commission. 4-8 p.m. Chainsaw Carving
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. 4-8 p.m. People Choice Photo Contest Voting
6 p.m. World of Whitetails, Rusty Snyder, Bldg. 1
7 p.m. Fall Turkey Hunting, Dick Anderson, Bldg. 1)
Saturday, September 20
Dick Anderson 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Education Center, Vendors Open
Archery Deer Hunting Seminar 9 a.m-7 p.m. Chainsaw Carving
Quaker Boy Pro staffer Dick Ander- 9 a.m-7 p.m. People’s Choice Photo Contest Voting
son will offer tips and tricks for 8a.m.-2 p.m. Archery Shoot (near the race track)
proper stand placement along with
11 a.m. Wildlife Photography, Freddie McKnight, Bldg. 1
his tried and true game calls for suc-
cess with Pennsylvania whitetails. Noon Archery Deer Hunting, Dick Anderson, Bldg. 1
Fall Turkey Hunting Dick will also 1 p.m. Using Your Trail Cam, Freddie McKnight, Bldg 1
offer tips and techniques for fall 2 p.m. Fall Turkey Hunting, Dick Anderson (Bldg #1)
turkey hunting. He will cover proper 3 p.m. Fly Fishing, George Daniel, near Main Stage
calling techniques to locate and call 4 p.m. Elk Viewing Tour (2 hours)
in turkey and how to set up. Freddie McKnight 4:30 p.m. Patch Photo Recognition
Outdoor Photography Seminar 5 p.m. Elk License Drawing
Elk Education Center Ever wonder how outdoor pho-
Displays And Information tographers capture that stunning Admission $3 per person.
The Elk Education Center activities moment of a fawn’s first steps? Or a
will include Pennsylvania’s elk dis- mother robin feeding her fledg-
play of bulls harvested by hunters lings? Outdoor photographer and Check out www.VisitPaGo.com/elkexpo for more
during the recent elk hunts. Local videographer Freddie McKnight will information, highlights and directions.
The Stage Lights Up
ne of the most stunning concerts and lectures.
historic theatres in North- This fall, the stage will
west Pennsylvania is cel- light up at the Struthers with
ebrating its 125th anniversary. humor, musicals, jazz and the
In Warren The Struthers Library Theatre in
Warren, PA, has been in continu-
ous use as legitimate theatre
classics. First, on September
26, you can enjoy an eve-
ning showcasing the wit and
since it was built in 1883. With wisdom of America’s greatest
wonderful natural acoustics, a author and celebrated humor-
grand proscenium stage, and ist, Mark Twain. This one-man
sweeping balcony, it truly is an show will star the talented actor
extraordinary venue in which to Mike Randall.
experience live theater, films, On October 14, two
performances of a new musical
comedy called the Church Base-
ment Ladies will be performed.
Set in a rural Minnesota church,
these hardworking ladies stave
off disasters, share and debate
recipes, instruct the young, and
amusingly keep the their pastor
Then on November 6, 7,
and 8, the Tony Award-winning
musical Annie will be staged by
the Warren Players.
Two special music programs
will also take place this fall
presented by the Warren Concert
Association. You can hear the
first-rate and swinging sounds
of the Dave Leonhardt Jazz
Group on October 3; and the
exciting classical repertoire of
the Hungarian Virtuosi Cham-
ber Orchestra on November 13.
For tickets call the Struthers
Library Theatre box office at
(814) 723-7231. The Theater is
located at 302 Third Ave. W., on
the corner of Liberty St., in the
heart of downtown Warren.
Look What’s Going On In Clarion River Country!
Barefoot in the Park Silent Movie With Fall Festival
September 4-6 Musical Accompaniment October 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
8:00 p.m. September 13 Main Street
Sawmill Theater, Cooksburg, PA Allegheny Riverstone Center Foxburg, PA
(814) 927-5275, sawmill.org Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021 (724) 659-0021
Guaranteed Irish (In concert) Halloween Parade
September 6 Folk and Fall Harvest Festival October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Allegheny Riverstone Center September 13-14 Redbank Valley High School
Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021 Saturday 11 a.m.-5 pm Auditorium
alleghenyriverstone.org Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 920 Broad Street
Sawmill Center, Cooksburg, PA New Bethlehem, PA
Poker Run (ATV’s) (814) 927-6655, sawmill.org (814) 275-3929
September 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. newbethlehemarea.com
Redbank Valley Municipal Park Rt. Peanut Butter Festival
28, New Bethlehem, PA Mountain Bike Race Christmas Present 2008
September 14, 10:30 a.m. In Rimersburg
Clarion River Clean-up New Bethlehem, PA November 6-9
September 6-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (814) 275-1718 Rimersburg, PA
Pale Whale Canoe newbethlehemarea.com (814) 473-3419
River Road, Cooksburg, PA
(800) 680-0160 Truck Pulls Once Upon A Christmas
www.dcnr.state.pa.us September 20, Grandstand November 21-23
Redbank Valley Municipal Park Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Art In The Park Rt. 28, Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 7, all day New Bethlehem, PA Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Gumtown Park Knox, PA
Water Street National City (814) 797-5823
New Bethlehem, PA Autumn Leaf Festival onceuponachristmas.info
(814) 275-2870 September 27-October 5, all day
newbethlehempubliclibrary.org Clarion, PA and surrounding area Christmas Parade &
(814) 226-9161, clarionpa.com Snack with Santa
Leader of the Pack November 22, 1 p.m.
Theater presentation. Martin Ellis (In Concert) New Bethlehem, PA
September 11-13, 8 p.m. World-class organist Martin Ellis (814) 275-3929
Sawmill Theatre, Cooksburg, PA performs on Center’s Wurlitzer organ. newbethlehemarea.com
(814) 927-5275, sawmill.org October 5
Allegheny Riverstone Center Customer Appreciation Day,
Peanut Butter Festival Foxburg, PA Christmas Parade & Party
September 12-14 (724) 659-0021 November 24, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Gumtown Park, Water St. alleghenyriverstone.org Parade starts at 6 p.m.
New Bethlehem, PA Party immediately follows.
(814) 275-3929 Downtown, Clarion, PA
newbethlehemarea.com (814) 226-9161
Paid for by the Clarion County Room Tax Committee