Stay wholesome in Happy Valley with our free hot breakfast ahead of walking minutes down the road to Penn State, the Bryce Jordan Center or Beaver Stadium.
In 1763, Captain James Potter and Thomas Thompson stood a top Nittany Mountain looked upon the woodlands, the big blue sky, and the streams of this bountiful, majestic valley and proclaimed, “By heavens, Thompson! I have discovered an empire!”
“If the last 18 months have highlighted anything, it’s the need for outdoor recreational opportunities,” says Troy Weston, partner and designer at 3twenty9 Design. Weston came up with the idea for The Bellefonte Outdoor Adventure Expo in 2019, and he says that the time has never been more perfect to find fun outside. “The expo highlights what’s best about Bellefonte and Centre County: beautiful and easily accessible natural assets, along with the vendors, nonprofits and businesses that specialize in outdoor and recreation-related products.”
With the announcement and launch of HappyValleyTalent.com, an initiative by the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, and partner organizations in August, businesses and organizations are now uniquely positioned to make the most of new opportunities to engage university students.
Tourism insights: With return of fans to Beaver Stadium, it's time to re-energize the 'support local' rallying cry
When the pandemic shutdown and subsequent mitigation requirements threatened the livelihood of local restaurants, the community responded in a big way. Now, residents and fans can support the Happy Valley, PA hospitality industry in several other ways.
Experience the wonder and excitement that is the Centre County Grange Fair every August. With a 147-year history, the fair is a home-away-from-home to families in 1,000 tents and1,500 RVs. It is the only remaining tenting fair in the nation. Feel the magic, the charm and the nostalgia. Best of all, be part of something extraordinary.
THIS WEEK, through June 27, diners can visit more than 20 restaurants on the list to seek out new flavors. There is a not-so-secret menu that you can access this week at happyvalleyrestaurantweek.com throughout Happy Valley!
The State College Spikes are back! The Spikes are starting their first season in the brand-new Major League Baseball Draft League, welcoming fans back to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to see draft-eligible prospects from around the country competing with one another to make their big league dreams come true.
With more Americans becoming vaccinated, we are beginning to see the very first signs of a much-needed and welcome return to “normal," here in Happy Valley, PA and around the nation.