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Special Events

March
Forest County Community Choir Easter Cantata
Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. 
Tionesta United Methodist Church -  208 Elm St., Tionesta
COST: Love offering to benefit local needs.

2024 Mentored Youth Trout Day
March 30th, (Statewide) 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Be a part of making a young person a lifelong angler and lover of our natural resources. Get them started on Mentored Youth Trout Day. On this special day, youth get a jump start on fishing in PA's stocked trout waters. Buy a voluntary youth license and support youth programs all year long.​ For detailed information, click on the link, above.

Easter Egg Hunt, Games, Cookies, Craft 
Saturday, March 30, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Tionesta Church of God,1582 Rt. 36, Tionesta, PA
Come enjoy a story, games, cookies, craft, and an Easter egg hunt!

Lottery applications for PA Firefly Festival are due by March 31, 2024!
Tickets for all PA Firefly Festival events are by lottery, only. The 2024 PA Firefly Festival will be June 28 & 29, 2024. 

April

Fishermen's Breakfast on Saturday, April 6, 2024, 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Sponsored by Tionesta United Methodist Church, 208 Elm St., Tionesta
Enjoy scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, French toast, assorted fruits, coffee, tea, and juice. $10 per person.

Marienville Variety Show -  April 12, 2024, 7 p.m.
East Forest School - Fun for the entire family!

Night Sky Program  - Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. , Beaver Meadows, Marienville, PA, in the Allegheny National Forest. Participants should be in the parking area no later than 8:20 p.m.
Journey across the night sky: A family-friendly, 1-hour talk about the stars, constellations, and other night objects. Cost: FREE
Wear walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and bring a chair and/or a blanket.
For more information, contact Sarah Needs at (814) 927-5776.

Purse Bingo
Sponsored by Tionesta Community Association
Saturday, April 13, 2024, Tionesta Vol. Fire Dept. Social Hall, Walnut  & Church  Sts., Tionesta, PA 16353
Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $25 per person, and available at Haller's, Burns & Burns, Arrowhead Hardware, or from any T.C.A. Member



Youth Fishing Derby- April 27, 2024 
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Children 12 and under are invited to fish the youth section of Ross Run .  Sponsored by the Kellettville Sportsmans Club.








May

May Madness Demo Derby 
Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at Wolf's Corners Fairgrounds
$40 entry fee for derby. $12 gate fee for general admission. Ages 6 and under free gate admission.         Pit fee is $20 for all ages.
May Madness features many of the demolition derby classes you’re familiar with following the outline of our Fair’s demo derby. Prizes are awarded. Concessions are available, too! Join us each spring for May Madness at the Wolf’s Corners Fair!  Click here for rules and information!


Flying W Ranch Tack Swap
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
685 Flying W Ranch Road,  Tionesta, PA 16353


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Tour-de-Forest- May 18 - 19, 2024
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  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 Marienville VFD Facebook page.

Oil Creek 5 & 13 Stacked Trail Races - May 18, 2024 Drake Well Museum and Park, Titusville
Enjoy a 5 or 13-mile trail race -  or do both for a "stacked challenge!" Runners begin at Drake Well Museum and Park and travel through scenic Oil Creek State Park. Proceeds benefit local trail improvements. Visit www.drakewell.org/events/trailraces to register!

Tionesta Market Village 2024 Events:
Memorial Day Weekend - May 24, 25 & 26  
Joe Gates (Blacksmith)     Beth Birch- Birch's Graphix     Damascus Glass

Fish-For-Free Days
2024 Pennsylvania Fish for Free Days are May 26 and July 4, 2024
Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone—residents and non-residents—to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on both days, no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania’s waterways. All other fishing regulations apply.

June
Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
June 4, 2024- 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Terry Janosik - "Stemwinders in The Big Woods." Stemwinder is a geared locomotive which enabled lumbermen to log the rugged terrain of Northern PA.



Forest County Bigfoot Festival
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June 7, 8, and 9, 2024
The Forest County Bigfoot Festival is held in Marienville, the second weekend of June. This year's festival is June 7, 8, and 9, 2024. The festival celebrates the myth and legend of Bigfoot and features experts and speakers who entertain the festival-goers. Along with music entertainment, there is a large Bigfoot-themed craft show and food vendors. Featured activities include a Bigfoot Hunt, Bigfoot Calling Contest, Biggest Foot Contest and a 5k run. Lots of fun for the entire family! This is an event for believers and non-believers alike. For more information, check out our new Facebook page for photos and the latest updates for the 2024 Forest County Bigfoot Festival.

Tionesta Market Village 2024 Event:
June 8 - Paul LaPierre & Gloria Saylor (Wood sculpting). Also, Steve's Bees
June 15 - Youth Artisan Day showcasing artists age 18 years and younger. To show your work,  email youthartisanday@gmail.com to get and application for a spot!

Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
June 11, 2024- 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Carol Witherell - Dressmakers and milliners in Tionesta in the late 19th - early 20th centuries.

Dinner at Forest Grange #853 - Saturday, June 15, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (or until sold out)
Grange Hall, 3250 Little Hickory Road, Tionesta, PA 16353.  $12 per person. Eat in or take out.
Menu: Chicken and biscuits; mashed potatoes; green beans; applesauce; angel food cake with fruit toppings; beverage.  

Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series

206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
June 18, 2024- 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Carol Witherell - Shoemakers and tailors in Tionesta in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Movement On The Mountain Music Festival 2024 - June 21 - 23, 2024
A Reggae-Infused tribute to The Grateful Dead  at Forest Farms, Tionesta, PA
TWO LATE-NIGHTS OF LIVE MUSIC, BANDS, WORKSHOPS, AND PERFORMANCES
Movement On The Mountain Musical Festival featuring independent artists of diverse genres of music with a heavy rock, reggae, and reggae/rock presence.  Movement is bringing in amazing artists, performers, and workshops in our first year!  We have been working on, and developing, this event for the past year.  Get tickets!

Concealed Carry Seminar- Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9 a.m. - noon - Spartansburg Fairgrounds in the Home Show Building, 231 Jefferson St., Spartansburg, PA . Sponsored by State Rep. Kathy L. Rapp.
Learn the facts of Pennsylvania's Concealed Carry laws and Castle Doctrine from PA law enforcement experts.  RSVP at RepRapp.com/Events or call 814 - 398-3074.
Tionesta Market Village 2024 Event:
Laughing Dog Art in Tionesta Market Village. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1 p.m.  and  3 p.m.
Join us for an arts festival and two classes on Neurographic Art, an art therapy technique similar to adult coloring. Limited seating. Bring a sketchbook and black Sharpie, if possible.  Free event. Open to all.

Art in the Wilds
, June 22 & 23, 2024.  Evergreen Park, Kane, PA   Free admission  and parking.
Saturday, June 22: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 23: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Browse the 17th annual Art in the Wilds fine art show in the shady grounds of Evergreen Park. Watercolor; oil & acrylic paintings; sculpture; drawing; pottery; glass; wood working; photography; fiber arts; jewelry; food vendors, too!

Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
June 25, 2024 - 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.

Speakers: Amanda Hetrick and  Elisha Pospisal - Musical history of transportation-themed songs helping us celebrate 100 years since the Model T!

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2024 Tickets for events by lottery-ticketing, only.  See lottery information below!
The 2024 Pennsylvania Firefly Events include the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, June 28 & 29, Glow & Know Campouts, June 22 & 25, and the Locals Night, June 27. At all the events, visitors will learn about, and celebrate, 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. These events are now available through lottery ticketing, only. The FREE online lottery application will be available starting January 1, 2024 through the PAFFwebsite or Facebook page. The drawing for the 140 pre-registered tickets will take place on March 31, 2024. You must be pre-registered to attend. No onsite registration is available. All of the events take place at the Kellettville Firefly Farm, 13558 Route 666, Tionesta, PA 16353. Visit pafireflyevents.org or call  814-230-2035 for more information. Subscribe to the PAFF newsletter and get the links to the lottery application form.
Movies at the Village - Saturday, June 29, 2024, Tionesta Market Village, Elm St., Tionesta
Kids' movie night at Tionesta Market Village: FernGully: The Last Rainforest.  Admission is $3 per person with age two and under, free. Bring your own lawn chairs/pillows/ blankets. Movie starts at dusk.  Matt's Happy Cow Barbecue, Warner's Bakery, and Ye Olde Candy Shop will be open and selling refreshments! Parents can browse the open shops in Tionesta Market Village while the kids enjoy the movie. Proceeds from the movie benefit the Tionesta Market Village improvement fund. 

wolfs_corners_fair_home - CopyWolf's Corners Fair - June 30 - July 6, 2024

Wolf's 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
Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
July 2, 2024 - 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.

Speaker: Aimee Haslet-  Clothing of the Past. View and discuss past fashions preserved at the Historical Center.


Marienville July 4th Celebration- July 4, 2024
fireworks - CopyM.A.C.A. Park  1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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.




Fish-For-Free Days
2024 Pennsylvania Fish for Free Days are May 26 and July 4, 2024
Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone—residents and non-residents—to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on both days, no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania’s waterways. All other fishing regulations apply.

Tionesta Market Village 2024 Events:
July 4 - BJ LaPier - Local Author 
July 13 - Tina Weston - Alpaca Day

Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
July 9, 2024- 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Rod Daum - Gettysburg Monuments and Memories of the battle.

July 16, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Rowan Crisp,  Lumber Heritage Region - Early days of lumber and  the Forest County Civilian Conservation Camp at Durhing.

July 23, 2024 - 7:00 p.m.  7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Matt Savinda, PA Game Commission - Pennsylvania's game and furbearers. Also, demonstration of a "fur kit."

Jeep Event! 
The Ten Miles 4 Two Mile Jeep Run  (TM4TM), returns to Oil City's Two Mile Run County Park on July 13 and 14, 2024. Jeeps, only!   Pre-registration with payment is required. For all the information, register at: OilValleyJeeps.org

Forest County Youth Field Day
- Saturday, July 27, 2024
Buzzard Swamp, Marienville
Forest County Youth Field Day will be held at Buzzard Swamp in Marienville, on July 27, 2024, from 8 am until approximately 2 pm.  Children ages 5-18 years old, along with their families, are welcome to attend. Each child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Through Youth Field Days, children are exposed to firearms and firearm safety with a chance to actually shoot a .22, shotgun, muzzle loader, and air rifles.  Children learn about fishing, tying flies, archery, canoeing, and are able to fish with equipment provided.  The day is spent out in the open air traveling to the many stations provided for the event.




rodeo gal - Copy44th Annual Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo
July 25 - 27, 2024
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 Facebook page, Flying W Ranch website, or email flyingwranch65@verizon.net


Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series

206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
July 30, 2024- 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Leonard Nicklas, Board member - Tionesta Creek and its tributaries.

August

River's Edge Arts Fest - President Village, PA
Saturday, August 3, 2024  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
President Village is hosting the 7th annual River’s Edge Artsfest on Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 – 4:00. This outdoor event has local artists, musicians and food vendors and boasts a beautiful view of the Allegheny! We have a youth art tent with free crafts for the kids. This is a cash only, rain or shine event. Come by kayak, boat, bike, golf cart or car and spend the day!

Warren County Fair - August 5 - 10, 2024 
Warren County Fairgrounds- 371 Barton Run Rd., Pittsfield, PA 16340
Daily entertainment for all ages. Rides, food, music, queen pageant, and fireworks Aug. 10!                           Visit us on the web for gate fees, and other important fair schedule information.

Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
August 6, 2024 - 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Rod Daum - Water gardens: Why and how they're created and what's needed to make them fairly self-sustaining.



Tionesta Market Village 2024 Events:

August 9 - AHUG - Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group. Also, Woodmobile.

Tionesta Trash and Treasure Day
Takes place throughout downtown Tionesta.  The 2024 Tionesta Trash and Treasure Day  is  August 10, 2024.

Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
August 13, 2024 - 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.

Speaker: Brian Hale, local historian - Hale Family roots and businesses that have supported Tionesta through the years.


Tionesta Indian Festival- August 14-18,2024AmVets Indian Fest Parade (2014) Bruce

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 57th year, this annual event draws quite a crowd for its food and entertainment.  Get there early to claim your spot on Elm Street for the grand parade on Saturday! 
Tionesta Market Village 2024 Events at Indian Festival:
Tionesta Ambulance Service - Raffle ticket sales. Also, The Iron Maiden - Fun Welding.


Forest County Historical Society's Tuesday Night Talks lecture series
206 Elm St., Tionesta. Each Tuesday evening throughout Summer 2024!
August 20, 2024
- 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
HOUR-LONG lecture tonight.
Speaker: John Kocan - Native American History of the Minsi Tribe from our area. The Minsi tribe was named for the wolf because they, like the wolf, roamed.

August 27, 2024
- 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 non-members. Members: Free.
Speaker: Terry Janosik - Boats to Build: 1880 to 1920 Forest County's robust boat building industry.


September
Tionesta Market Village 2024 Events:
Labor Day Weekend - August 30 - Sept. 2 - BJ LaPier, local author.

oktoberfest - CopyMarienville Oktoberfest- September 27 - 29, 2024.
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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



Creative Entrepreneur Conference 2024 - Saturday, September 14, 2024 -
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at
the Education & Training Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville . 
Start, or take your art, performing, or writing business to the next level using information  you will get at this conference. For more information, see the Creative Entrepreneur Facebook page.


PA State Championship Fishing Tournament- September 27th - 29th, 2024
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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
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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 the Marienville VFD Facebook page.

Tionesta Market Village 2024 Events:
October 12 - Pumpkin Festival - Alisha Agnew, face painter, will be returning!


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1st Annual BikeTober Fest 2024              Click the link to get all the exciting details!                                                     
Saturday, October 12, 2024 at the Kane Family Drive-In, 6627 Route 6, Kane, PA 16735
All proceeds from this event benefit these charities:
LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, local food pantries,
and the Kane Community Center. 

November


Christmas in the Village- Saturday,  November 2, 2024
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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, 2024.

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 gingerbread cutouts that mark each participating shop!  Visit the website for more information.


Light Tionesta Up - Saturday, December 7, 2024
Sponsored by the Tionesta Community Association, this annual event marks the beginning 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  is Sunday, January 27, 2024

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
Cancer Society Soup Sundae - Marienville  February 11, 2024
11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. M.A.C.A. Building

Snowman in the Forest, Cook Forest State Park
  Saturday, February 17, 2024, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Event will be held at the new River Pavilion, by the playground at 113  River Road. Sponsored by the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau, this event features a chili cook-off, carriage rides, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowman building contests.

March 
St. Patrick's Day Ham Dinner March 16, 2024
M.A.C. A. Building - Auction & Raffles, too!


Ongoing 

Sherman Memorial Lighthouse Tours 2024

June 8, 2024,                          1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    $5 adults, $2 children
July 13, 2024,                         1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    $5 adults, $2 children 
August 10, 2024                   1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    $5 adults, $2 children 
August 17, 2024                   1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    $5 adults, $2 children  
September 14, 2024          1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    $5 adults, $2 children 
October 12, 2024                1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    $5 adults, $2 children
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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,  is available  for viewing as a benefit for the Tionesta Lions Club 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