2023 Happy Valley Inspiration Guide

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The Historic Barn at Cooke Tavern

Top picks for shopping, stays, and recreation

Happy Valley Agventures invites you to visit our fields, farms, farm stands and farm stores to experience first-hand what we grow, create and craft. Whether you are looking for a weekend stay on a farm, goat yoga, locally made ciders and wines, or just some great shopping, check out these awesome places in Happy Valley:

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Sports & Entertainment Alliance Shines Light on Happy Valley as Ideal Location for Premier Events

“Over the years, there have been calls from various sectors of the community for a formal commission to seek out and attract larger national and international sports and entertainment events,” said Fritz Smith, HVAB President and CEO. “Buoyed by strong university and community support, we feel the time is now right to pursue the creation of a dedicated sports commission in order to capitalize on the tremendous opportunity we see for Happy Valley to grow into a sought-after destination for marquee events and tournaments.”

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Waterways: Bellefonte to FJ Sayers Lake, and everywhere in between

One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoor adventure that Happy Valley has to offer is to take to the water. Local streams and lakes are the perfect place to paddle, float, fish, and swim. Here are some of our top picks, from Bellefonte to Sayers Lake, and everywhere in between.

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Stay in Happy Valley

Once you make plans to visit Happy Valley, the next step is finding out where you'll stay. If you're more comfortable with a traditional hotel, motel or inn our comprehensive list of lodging should satisfy your needs.

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The Arts in 2023

Happy Valley’s vibrant arts and culture scene is one of the biggest draws for residents and visitors alike. State-of-the-art facilities for the performing arts draw popular tours for large-scale productions, theatre and dance troupes, musical acts of all varieties, comedians and more. From the big stage at Eisenhower Auditorium to a more intimate setting at The State Theatre, every year brings an array of diverse opportunities for all ages. Mark your calendars for these 2023 events!

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Experience the charm of Bellefonte's Bed & Breakfasts

Sometimes the little things make the biggest difference. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, Bellefonte’s bed and breakfasts offer a personal experience that’s full of charm and rich history, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation and productivity.

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