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Special Events

April

Youth Fishing Derby- April 14, 2019
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Children 12 and under are invited to fish the youth section of Ross Run from 9 till 2.  Sponsored by the Kelletville Sportsmans Club.








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Tour-de-Forest- May 18-19, 2019

A rare opportunity to ride your ATV in parts of the Allegheny National Forest. Organized by and benefiting the Marienville Volunteer Fire Department.   The Tour-De-Forest is a an ATV leisure ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on designated forest roads and trails that are not usually open to ATV traffic.  The Tour De Forest is always scheduled on the third weekend in May and the first weekend in October.  For more information, head to their website.

June

Youth Fishing Derby


Children 12 years and under are permitted to fish freshly stocked Tom's Run from the Swinging Bridge to the Children's Fishing Pond.  Registration and prize give-away will be held at the Children's Fishing Pond behind the Park Office.  This event is sponsored by the Marienville Rod & Gun Club, PA Fish & Boat Commission, Cook Forest Vacation Bureau, and Cook Forest State Park.  All prizes donated by area merchants.  For more information, head to their Facebook page.

Tionesta Community Day- June 8, 2019

Takes place throughout downtown Tionesta.  Featuring an all-school reunion, 5K, AMVETS food booth, Trash & Treasure sales, crafts, bike rodeo and Lighthouse tours.  For more information, contact Bernadette at 814-755-4424.


Pennsylvania Firefly Festival- June 22, 2019
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The Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, held the 4th Saturday in June,  celebrates the annual mating displays of over fifteen different species of firefly in the Allegheny National Forest area, including the Synchronous firefly and the unique "Chinese Lantern" firefly along Tionesta Creek.  The annual PA Firefly Festival always takes place on the 4th Saturday in June, on the grounds of the Black Caddis Ranch B & B in Kellettville. The site is near the Kellettville Campground, just 15 miles east of Tionesta on Route 666, or 26 miles from Marienville via Routes 66 & 666. The address is 13558 Route 666, Tionesta, Pa 16353.  Visit pafireflyfestival.org or call  814-230-2035 for more information.


wolfs_corners_fair_home - CopyWolf's Corner Fair - June 29- July 6, 2019

Wolfs Corners is the biggest little fair in northern Clarion County with a rich heritage spanning back over 78 years.   The fair is always held over the week of the Fourth of July and showcases many unique activities.  The longest running tradition at the fair has been the draft horse pulls held every year since our inception on the Fourth of July.  For more information, go to their website.

July

Marienville July 4th Celebration- July 4, 2019
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Softball, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, bingo, raffles, Chinese Auction, food, parade 4 PM, splash dance 6 - 9 PM, music by TRIXX 7 - 10 PM, fireworks by Rizers Fireworks 10 PM.  Activities take place at the MACA Building and Pool from 1- 10 PM.




rodeo gal - CopyAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo- July 25-27, 2019

Held annually in July, the "Toughest Show on Dirt" PRCA/WRPA Sanctioned event. Professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for points towards National Finals Rodeo. Bareback bronc, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding. Live band each evening, concessions, vendors, restaurant & saloon, horseback riding and more!  For more information, check out their webpage or email flyingwranch65@verizon.net


August

Tionesta Indian Festival- August 15-18, 2019
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This community festival is held the third week of August and includes events for the whole family. Food, live entertainment, a car & motorcycle show, arts & crafts market, pet parade, costume contest, carnival, fireworks and grand parade.  For more information, head to the Indian Festival Facebook Page.

Now in it's 54rd year, this annual event draws quite a crowd for it's food and entertainment.  Get there early to claim your spot on Elm Street for the grand parade on Saturday!





World War II Reenactment (Tidoute)- August 2-4, 2019  The battle of Nijmegen

The Battle of Nijmegen or Liberation of Nijmegen occurred in the Netherlands from 17 to 20 September 1944, as part of Operation Market Garden during World War II.
 
The Allies' primary goal was to capture the two bridges over the Waal River at Nijmegen – the road route over the Waalbrug (Waal Bridge) and Nijmegen railway bridge – and relieve the British 1st Airborne Division and Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade at Arnhem, 10 miles (16 km) north of Nijmegen. The Allied infantry units at Arnhem were surrounded by German forces, and involved in heavy fighting for control of bridges over the Rhine.
 
Delays caused by hastily-organised German reinforcements at Nijmegen, ultimately led to the failure of Operation Market Garden. It took the Allies longer than expected to secure a land route to Arnhem, where the British and Polish forces were forced south of the Rhine and sustained massive casualties. In addition, fighting at Nijmegen cost hundreds of civilian lives, and caused significant damage to many buildings in the city.

 Head here to participate or find out more from the event coordinator.



Art on the Allegheny- August 31, 2019
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Sponsored by the Forest Area Arts Council, this annual art show and sale along the Allegheny River features some of the regions best artists.  But this is not just another art show!  You'll get a chance to see artists working in their mediums, to take a free classes and workshops, and to get your hands a little dirty making art.  Activities for both kids and adults, food and live music.  Head to the FAAC website for more information.


September

oktoberfest - CopyMarienville Oktoberfest- September 26-29, 2019

Downtown Marienville bustles for four days with live music, food, crafts, children's activities, parades, races and raffles.  For more information, call (814) 927-8218, email rox8218@yahoo.com


PA State Championship Fishing Tournament- September 26-29th, 2019
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A fun packed weekend is planned every year on the last full weekend in September with activities for all ages.  While the catch and release fishing contest is the star of the show complete with cash awards and prizes, there is also a kids fishing derby with trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, a parade with judging and trophies, bicycle give a ways, carnival rides, fireworks, lots of food and many raffles.  Find more information  HERE.

October

tour de forest - CopyTour-de-Forest- October 5-6, 2019

A rare opportunity to ride your ATV in parts of the Allegheny National Forest. Organized by and benefiting the Marienville Volunteer Fire Department.   The Tour-De-Forest is a an ATV leisure ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on designated forest roads and trails that are not usually open to ATV traffic.  The Tour De Forest is always scheduled on the third weekend in May and the first weekend in October.  For more information, head to their website.

November

Christmas in the Village- November 1 & 2, 2019
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Hosted by the Tionesta Market Village and held annually on the first Saturday in November, this special shopping event takes place in the Market Village, and throughout downtown Tionesta.  Featuring  live music, food and a visitor from the North Pole!  There will be free coffee, free cookies, a free wine tasting and unique gifts.   Visit the Market Village Facebook page for more information.


gingerbred tourCook Forest Gingerbread Tour- November 1-3,  2019

Shop the twenty-mile corridor of unique vendors from Cook Forest State Park to Historic Brookville, Pennsylvania.  This pre-Christmas shopping extravaganza has diverse array of items that are sure to please every taste whether you are looking for yourself or someone on your list.  Look for the unique ginerbread cutouts that mark each participating shop!  Visit the website for more information.


Light Tionesta Up (early December 2019)
Sponsored by the Tionesta Community Association, this annual event marks the begining of the holiday season with the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree and decorations.  Live music, refreshments and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

January

Marienville Winterfest January 2020 TBD

Sponsored by the Marienville Area Civic Association,  this takes place at the MACA center in downtown Marienville.  It will feature a chili cook-off, bingo, raffles, Chinese auction, vendors and a snowmobile torchlight parade.

February
Snowman in the Forest, Cook Forest State Park (mid-February; date TBD)

Sponsored by the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau, this event features a chili cook-off, carriage rides, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowman building contests.

Ongoing

Sherman Memorial Lighthouse Tours- June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 & 17, Sept. 14 & Oct. 12, 2019
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Enjoy one of Northwest Pennsylvania’s one-of-a-kind architectural landmarks. The Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, a unique project conceived by Jack Sherman, Tionesta businessman, will be available for viewing in 2019 as a benefit for the Tionesta Lions community projects.  Tours run continuously from 1 to 4 pm. Cost of the tour is $5 donation for adults and $2 for children.  For more information on lighthouse tours, visit the Lions Club website.  Private tours available call Jim McGuire 814-755-3672 or jrmcguire@verizon.net