2021 Inspiration Guide

26 articles

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Plan a PA Grand Canyon Getaway at Bear Lodges

There’s something different about Bear Lodges, three non-traditional B&Bs located in Wellsboro, 90 minutes north of State College, and nestled in the heart of gorgeous Pennsylvania Grand Canyon country. Owner Jim Meade says Bear Lodges are not just accommodations catering to a great destination …. they are a getaway in themselves.

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Come Home to the Penn Stater

Coming back to Happy Valley? The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, Penn State’s premier hotel and conference center located in Innovation Park, is ready for you! You’ll enjoy a cozy, affordable stay right on the Penn State campus with a room that offers luxury, comfort and the technology you need to stay connected and productive. The hotel just seconds from the Innovation Park Exit on Route 322, and parking is free.

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Bryce Jordan Center: 25 Years of Sold Out Shows, World Class Performances and Moments that Take Your Breath Away

Since the Bryce Jordan Center opened its doors in 1996, it has been host to sold out shows, record-breaking events, screaming fans and contagious energy. More than 2,000 events have taken place—including performances by Garth Brooks and the Jonas Brothers, to Cirque du Soleil to THON the largest student philanthropy on earth. In total, more than 16 million fans have made lifetime memories attending an event at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Grange Fair August 20 – 28, 2021

Experience the wonder and excitement that is the Centre County Grange Fair every August. With a 147-year history, the fair is a home-away-from-home to families in 1,000 tents and1,500 RVs. It is the only remaining tenting fair in the nation. Feel the magic, the charm and the nostalgia. Best of all, be part of something extraordinary.

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Central PA Festival of the Arts

Since 1967, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has been a highlight of the summer in StateCollege. With nine days of music, theatre, dance, puppet shows, educational television shows, and even a ribbon-cutting by then Governor Raymond Shafer, that first event was unlike anything CentralPennsylvania had ever seen. The community responded enthusiastically and voila, Happy Valley’s annual miracle was born

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The Nittany Antique Machinery Association

In the fall of 1975, a few Centre County farmers were in a casual conversation while attending an antique engine show. They began meeting on a regular basis at various locations. In January of 1975, the Nittany Antique Machinery Association was born. With their dedication and determination, the first Fall Show was held in September of the same year. Theirs was only a dream with the hopes that this would become an annual tradition.

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Spikes are back!

The State College Spikes are back! The Spikes are starting their first season in the brand-new Major League Baseball Draft League, welcoming fans back to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to see draft-eligible prospects from around the country competing with one another to make their big league dreams come true.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events