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SPIKES RELEASE 2021 SCHEDULE starting Monday, May 24. 2021

The State College Spikes’ schedule for the inaugural season of the Major League Baseball Draft League has been released. The Spikes will bring baseball back to fans from across Happy Valley with a 34-game regular season home schedule that runs from Monday, May 24 through Friday, August 13, 2021.

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Central PA Everything Home Expo - virtual 2021

Over the last 36 years, the Builders Association of Central PA has provided homeowners the opportunity to meet with industry experts during our annual home show. The only change this year is we are bringing the show to you. The virtual event will provide homeowners with everything they have come to expect from the Central PA Home Expo but this year it is from the comfort of your home.v

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Places To Stay

Comfort Suites Near Penn State is ready for your staycation or vacation

When you walk into the Comfort Suites Near Penn State for the first time — you’ll feel something in the air. Although beautiful, it doesn’t have anything to do with the brand new renovations that were completed in 2020 in all common areas and private rooms of the property. Although performed with the utmost care, it doesn’t have anything to do with the extra precautions being taken to keep you safe as a visitor to Happy Valley during a pandemic

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Bellefonte: A safe remote-work destination in the heart of Happy Valley, Pennsylvania

Dreaming of packing up that laptop and working from somewhere other than your kitchen table? You’re not alone. Many workers that have switched gears in 2020 and are now fully remote, whether by mandate or choice, are looking to find inspiration and a change of scenery. Bellefonte, a community tucked between the Appalachian Mountains and the rolling farmland of Central Pennsylvania, makes an ideal destination for those living the laptop life.

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Food & Drink

The Happy Valley Takeout Trail is available NOW

Beginning Feb. 1, FREE passports will be available from 47 participating restaurants! A passport is complete when it contains stamps from 10 different participating restaurants. Completed passports can be dropped off at the Centre County Visitor Center. Passports are then entered to win a Happy Valley prize package, which will include a generous gift card* to the winner's favorite participating Centre County restaurant, among other prizes. Four drawings will be held throughout 2021, with the first being April 30. While the initiative focuses on takeout to encourage greater participation, in-house dining also qualifies.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.