Lesley Kistner

Lesley Kistner

Public Affairs Director

A life-long Pennsylvania resident, Lesley enjoys cooking, history, sports and the outdoors. She likes capturing photos of Happy Valley's beautiful scenery, and of discoveries made while going off the beaten path to explore, particularly old homes, barns and churches. More than likely, Lesley's adventures and photos will find their way to the Dispatch!

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Happy Valley Hospitality

Happy Valley Hospitality

HVAB Awards To Recognize Excellence In The Hospitality Industry

State College, PA, Sept. 6, 2022 – The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) is now accepting nominations for the first annual Happy Valley Hospitality Awards.

The awards will recognize excellence in the local food and beverage, and lodging industries, with a special award open to employees working in any hospitality-related establishment,
including performance venues, museums and other attractions. The awards are a component of the HVAB’s Happy Valley Hospitality campaign, launched earlier this summer to recognize and appreciate those working in the industry.

ENHANCED Lesley Kistner Toast with friends

2021 Inspiration Guide

FIELD TO FORK

Explore all the flavors of Happy Valley, PA

Local ingredients can be found on the menus of many restaurants and craft beverage establishments throughout Happy Valley. From stand-out farm-to-fork dining options to classic American fare and adventurous ethnic cuisine -- and everything in between -- you can find a restaurant to suit your palate. We invite you to take your own flavor journey. [Learn how the Happy Valley Takeout Trail can enhance your experience if you do.]

Fireworks Color Blast

Events

Head to Happy Valley, PA for a mid-summer weekend full of family fun

Happy Valley’s quaint, historic communities are pulling out all the stops to make the July 9-11 weekend one to remember. From festivals to fireworks, to new ways to experience art, music and more, gather your family or friends and head to your new happy place for a full slate of first-time events and weekend fun.

Soaring Eagle Wetland bird viewing area

Spend a Day Series

Spend a day in the Bald Eagle Valley

New accessible outdoor recreation opportunities, and dining options bringing soulful comfort food and authentic Mexican cuisine to northern Centre County, offer even more reasons to spend a day in Happy Valley, PA's beautiful Bald Eagle Valley.

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