Discover Authenticity at the Arts Festival

Discover Authenticity at the Arts Festival

There are hundreds of reasons to visit State College. From business to pleasure, our quaint town offers a variety of experiences for you to enjoy. However, from July 14th-17th, you can make the most of your vacation at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Established in 1967, this event has been the centerpiece of summers in Happy Valley for decades. Let’s take a look at the ways you can celebrate the arts this year at this highly-anticipated festival.

Extraordinary Entertainment

We believe there’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than with live performances and music. At the festival, there will be six indoor and outdoor stages, featuring dozens of talented and captivating groups. Enjoy live improv comedy shows, listen to the rhythm of jazz, celebrate the art of movement through yoga and more. Explore the full entertainment schedule to start mapping out your plan.

Handcrafted Works of Art

Did you know that the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition has been ranked as one of the best craft shows in the nation? Explore the craftsmanship of over 300 artists across the country, who will be offering high-quality artwork for sale. Discover beautifully handmade basketry, ceramics, digital art, drawings, glass, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork, painting, photography, sculptures, watercolor and so much more. Check out the full list of artists who will be attending the festival this year.

Book Your Stay at Carnegie House

Don’t miss one of the most celebrated events of the summer. Plus, while you’re visiting Happy Valley, you can discover the reimagined, recently renovated Carnegie House. Decorated in the tradition of the finest European country manors, staying at the Carnegie House is a must while you’re in town. Explore the idyllic rolling hills of State College while experiencing several culinary delights during your vacation. Explore our rooms and reserve your stay today!

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