Applications now OPEN for the 2024 Children & Youth Sidewalk Sale and Banner Exhibition and Competition!

– by Ellie Aungst

The Children & Youth Day Sidewalk Sale is sponsored by Penn State Federal Credit Union, and the event is a fun way for boys and girls to develop both their artistic and entrepreneurial potential.

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Artists aged 8 through 18 who live in, or have relatives in the following counties – Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin and Union – are eligible to participate.

Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale rules prohibit the sale of work made from kits, offensive and defensive weapons, the sale of services like face painting or hair braiding, and the use of trademarked characters or products, like the Nittany Lion and Minecraft, in artist’s work, and the sale of food. All work must be original. A complete listing of the rules can be found below and in the application. Please review the rules carefully as they may have changed since you last participated in the event.

The 2024 preferred application method is a digital google form which is linked on our website:

The application deadline is Friday, June 14, 2024. Applications may also be printed and mailed (postmarked by June 14th) or hand-delivered to the Festival office until 5:00 p.m. on June 14th. Late applications will not be accepted.

For additional information on how to participate, visit:


The Banner Exhibition and Competition is one of the signature events of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The Festival is proud to display past and present banners annually. Our banners normally hang over the Festival route, adding color and movement to the festive atmosphere.

The 2024 banner competition application deadline is Friday, June 14, 2024.

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The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts looks forward to showcasing the talent and creativity of Pennsylvania’s artists, young and old.

The exhibition is just one facet of the 58th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which will be held July 10 through July 14, 2024. Watch for more information at

The Arts Festival receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and additional grant support from The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau and Centre County Commissioners.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at