Ellie Aungst

Ellie Aungst

Fun Guide blogger

315 articles

Blue grass fest

2024 Happy Valley Inspiration Guide

Grange Park More Than Just The Fairgrounds

If you have visited the State College area, odds are you have heard of, or even attended, the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair. With an impressive assortment of activities, rides, and classic fair food, the Grange Fair is an undeniable destination every August. However, when walking around the fair, enjoying a funnel cake or watching a sheep show, you might wonder what happens when the vendors pack up and the animals return to their pens.

Woman Sets Out To Hike All Of Pennsylvania’s State Parks Creator Shares Experience On Happy Valley’s Trails

2024 Happy Valley Inspiration Guide

Woman sets out to hike all of PA's state parks, shares experience on Happy Valley trails

Hiking in a forest alone never crossed my mind as something I would be doing before 2023. I had barely set foot in a forest. As a former long-distance runner, I thrived on the adrenaline of a long run. Never would I see myself hiking slowly through a forest, having to be aware of such things as snakes and bears. After the passing of my mother in late 2020, I thought I would use running to heal, but I found that I could no longer find the motivation to do so. After many failed attempts to return to running, I began walking instead.

State college

2024 Happy Valley Inspiration Guide

Celebrating What's New in Downtown State College

Much of downtown State College’s charm is owing to its historic buildings and community institutions, such as Harpers, The Corner Room, The Tavern, and the Shandygaff. While these standbys have sustained local retail, food, and drink needs for decades, the downtown region is alive, growing, and thriving — constantly attracting new shops and restaurants and inspiring events that make revisiting the business district a regular, must-do activity.

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Getaway

Celebrate Winter Sports in Happy Valley!

Happy Valley becomes a winter wonderland for sports enthusiasts - like skiing and snowboarding. Hit the slopes and take in a Nittany Lion game! Happy Valley's winter season offers a variety of activities, creating an ideal setting for those in search of a fun-filled getaway. Experience winter in Happy Valley! Book your stay now.

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