The 57th Annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will offer a wide variety of food plus an expanded food court!

– by Ellie Aungst

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will be an absolute feast for the senses! With a record-breaking number of participants on-hand, there will be a lot to see, do, and EAT!

Central PA Festival of the Arts Puppet Courtesy of Central PA Festival of the Arts

This year the Festival has greatly expanded its food options. Featuring a wide variety of items from savory, to sour, to sweet, we are certain you will find something to tickle your taste buds!

This year’s food offerings include:

  • The Tuckerbox - The Tuckerbox offers a variety of Aussie foods important to the culture. The Tuckerbox focuses on meat pies, hand-sized takeaway pies containing diced or minced meat and gravy, sometimes with onion, mushrooms or cheese and sausage rolls, a commonly eaten snack in the UK and Australia.
  • Miller's Tropical Sno LLC Tropical Sno Hawaiian Shaved Ice

"This year the Festival has greatly expanded its food options. Featuring a wide variety of items from savory, to sour, to sweet, we are certain you will find something to tickle your taste buds!"

  • Chan’s Chinese Concessions
  • Heeter’s Ice Cream Truck - Heeter's ice cream truck is a new, state of the art soft-served ice cream truck that does not require electrical hook-up or use a generator! Heeter's uses only high quality, ice cream mix, not ice milk, and offers a full menu of cones, sundaes, shakes, floats, and some novelties. We simply pull up and are ready to serve!
  • We Be Cheesin’ - Food truck that specializes in Specialty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
  • Backwoods Smoke Shack - We are a small family-owned business that have a love of smoking meat. We have a wide variety of handcrafted, mouthwatering menu items available, including Brisket, Pulled pork, pulled chicken, mac and cheese, ribs, nachos, sandwiches, and more!
Bees Knees Coffee FITF 2021
  • Moody Culture, LLC - Each and every batch of Moody Culture Kombucha is handmade from fresh fruits, herbs, and roots, then sprinkled with a healthy dose of vitality and love, and of course graced with a burst of exquisite flavor— for you to join us in experiencing a phenomenal trip from start to finish.
  • Hanson’s Kettle Korn - Family owned and operated by Harlan Hanson and family since 1998
  • Maine Bay & Berry
  • Bees Knees Coffee - Bees Knees Coffee Is The First Mobile Coffee Shop And Coffee Delivery Service In Central Pennsylvania. We Provide Handcrafted Drinks, Featuring Local Pennsylvania Products In Thoughtful Packaging For A Better Future For Us And The Bees.
  • Bonnie Blues Smokeys and Sweets - Smokeys and Sweets. Comfort Food "Redefined". We are a family-owned business, serving food inspired by generations of family recipes. We welcome you to come and enjoy the taste of our history.
  • Brazilian Munchies - Bringing the real taste of Brazil to central Pennsylvania.
  • Everything About Crepes - With thousands of events under our belt we know what it takes to make your guests happy! We have the proven longevity and experience to cater to any kind of event, small or large! Our popularity and reputation has grown each year we are in business because of our dedication to quality food, our loyalty to our customers and finally because we continuously deliver products that is unique, healthy and delicious.
Brazilian Munchies
  • Funnel Cake Kings - The Funnel Cake Kings serve a delicious funnel cake to the people of the Central Pennsylvania area who are sick and tired of the same old options. There are millions of people trying to perfect the funnel cake lifestyle, but we think we’ve mastered it! The complete experience only happens when you show up, so go ahead and follow us on Face Book for real-time truck location updates.
  • Happy Dishes - Comfort food, soul food, unique specialty dishes on pop up menu.
  • Hellenic Kouzina Greek Café - Our menu offers everything from traditional gyros to favorites such as moussaka, lamb shank, souvlaki, and much more. An ever-changing array of freshly prepared traditional pastries and a full coffee bar complete the Hellenic Kouzina experience. Our food truck contains a full kitchen and is ready to provide delicious food, prepared fresh while you wait.
  • Rebelz Mobile Kitchen - We are REBELZ. We do NOT conform. Our food is uniquely comforting, creative and above all - tantalizing! We don't make limits - we make trends! Try our cuisine one time and you will be hooked, period. Our offerings are a hodgepodge of American and European comfort cuisines (bringing that nostalgic feel) as well as globally inspired fusion cuisine that brings you a taste of the best the world has to offer - brought right to you!
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The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 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 festival will take place from July 12 to July 16 in downtown State College and on Penn State’s campus. Children and Youth Day is July 12 and the Festival’s well-known Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition opens on July 13.

For additional information regarding the 2023 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, please visit the Festival’s website,

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