Cara Aungst

Cara Aungst

Fun Guide Managing Editor

74 articles

Rhoneymeade Fest 2022


Rhoneymeade Fest returns!

Rhoneymeade Fest returns on June 3-5 with three full days of live performances from local and national artists, DJs, visual art, food and drink. This year, the beautiful outdoor festival will have additional performances in iconic downtown State College locations — 3 Dots, Webster's, Zeno's, and Chumley's.


Family Fun

YOLO: Take a joyride with Vamos! pedicabs

What do you get when you combine a successful career in meteorology, a love of Happy Valley and a You Only Live Once mindset? If you ask Todd Miner, you get to turn life into a carnival ride. Meet Vamos!, Happy Valley’s premier Transportainment experience.

George Costa fly fishing 4


Confessions of a reluctant fly fisherman

It’s one thing to be able to teach a perfectly willing person how to fish at Fisherman’s Paradise, the oldest and most famous catch-and-release waters in the country. But it takes quite the expert to drag a completely unwilling, hangry and slightly belligerent person to those beautiful waters and teach them the subtle art of fly fishing.

RWB at Concord Bridge

Live, Work, Play in Happy Valley

Discover hidden Happy Valley with Rick Bryant from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

It makes sense that the director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts — one of Happy Valley’s signature summer events since 1967 — would be the authority on finding the best arcane, beautiful and story-filled spots in Happy Valley. After all, that’s what Rick Bryant has been doing in his role with The Fest since 1999 — discovering things of interest and beauty, and sharing them with the rest of us.

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