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The Adventure Hunt is On!

The Spikes and The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau are gearing up for a quest unlike any other as part of Adventure Night at Medlar Field on Saturday, June 24. The Adventure Night festivities will serve as the culmination of an Adventure Hunt that spans Happy Valley, with fans seeking the treasures that abound throughout the area. Click to read more!

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There’s even more in store for State College Spikes fans as the 40-game regular season home schedule, matching the biggest in franchise history, starts off tomorrow with Opening Night presented by PSECU at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The next wave of the Spikes’ home schedule release offers the chance for fans to purchase an exclusive Sean Clifford 1923 VIP Bobblehead Package as part of the Sean Clifford Retirement Party on August 15, an epic Adventure Hunt with The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, BuccoMania Night on August 18, the inaugural Beer Run on August 3, plus much more.

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Centre County Explorers Day - your passport to Centre County historic and cultural sites!

The Centre County Historical Society is holding a Centre County Explorers Day for visitors of all ages at the Centre Furnace Mansion on Sunday, June 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m. To celebrate the newly designed Centre County Explorers Passport, visitors will have the opportunity to pick up a passport for themselves or their family, tour the Centre Furnace Mansion, visit a 19th century building tool display and demonstration and meet representatives from other Centre County Passport sites.


Plan your summer 'agventures' in Happy Valley, PA

Now is a great time to make plans for summer 'agventures' in Happy Valley, PA. Whether it's planning a memorable event in an Amish built barn on a tranquil nature preserve, attending a family friendly on-the-farm event, or enjoying a delicious meal carefully prepared with ingredients from the field, you can find it in Happy Valley.

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Navigate outdoor family adventures with three tried-and-true outings

The wealth of outdoor activities in Happy Valley is one of the greatest attractions of the area. As a mother of three kids 8 years old and under, outdoor activity is essential. We look for places and spaces where we can get into nature, expend some energy… and never stray too far from facilities. Thankfully, there are several local outings that fit the bill.

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Get outside with summer festivals!

Throughout the year, Happy Valley is full of great things to do, whether you are looking for live music, sporting events, outdoor recreation, festivals, or just a night out with friends. Save the date for these iconic outdoor festivals that we are looking forward to in 2023.

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