Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas
Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14, 2014
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas offers a taste of Christmas Past with an Historic Homes Tour, an Arts & Crafts Show, concerts, horse-drawn buggy rides, gingerbread house contest, train rides, strolling entertainment, breakfast with Santa and a Victorian Tea Party. Held on the second weekend in December.
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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 2015

The Bellefonte Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt is held annually prior to Easter. All children 12 years and under are invited to attend.  Games, refreshments, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are highlights of the event, along with 10,000 Easter Eggs.  The children are divided up into age groups throughout the park.  Golden eggs with coupons for special baskets, gift certificates, and prizes from the downtown businesses are included in the day's festivities.  Centre Crest, local clubs, churches, and fire companies will supply the candy-filled eggs and special prizes.  There is no charge for this event. It is held in conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc.  If any children need to complete community service time for school, they may volunteer to help with this event.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Big Spring Festival
May 17, 2015 from Noon to 4 p.m.
Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte

The Big Spring Festival takes place on the third weekend in May and celebrates our bountiful supply of water with entertainment, water sports, crafts, fish stocking of Spring Creek and more. Activities will go on all afternoon courtesy of Kayaking Tussey Mountain Outfitters, Children’s Activities Sponsored By The Youth Service Bureau, Food Vendors will be on hand and Non Profit Group Activities & Fundraisers will be part of the day. The Stocking of Spring Creek is sponsored by Stocker Chevrolet Subaru. Fish are Furnished by Elk Creek Hatchery located in Millheim, PA.
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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Children's Fair
June 2015
The Bellefonte Children's Fair, held on a Saturday in early June, fetures five fun-filled hours of games, activities, entertainment, raffles and displays. This event is made possible by Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and proceeds benefit the Bellefonte Borough playgrounds. Click for more...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Cruise
June 19-20, 2015
The Bellefonte Cruise, held Father's Day weekend, includes an open cruise, a sock hop, all-vehicle show, parade of high performance and classic show cars, motorcycle poker run, and lots more. In 2012 they added New Truck classes, redefined Motorcycle and Car classes, FREE Children's Class registration, and a Sunday Event – HBC 5K Run/walk to benefit Centre County Y!
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Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday, August 14 & Saturday, August 15, 2015
The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, from 10am to 6pm in Tallyrand Park. The fair includes over 100 juried artists and crafters, family entertainment, great food, and free children's activities. Park and ride shuttle service available from the Bellefonte High School.
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Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair3rd Annual Antique Fair
September 2015
Historic Bellefonte's Annual Antique Fair and pre-1980s Collectables in downtown Bellefonte features FREE antique appraisals by a certified appraiser at the Bellefonte Train Station. Stroll the shops and street vendors and find treasures from days gone by!

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownFall Festival Weekend: Festival, Halloween Parade
October 17 & 18, 2015
The Annual Fall Festival is the following day from Noon - 4pm in Talleyrand Park with the Halloween Parade stepping off at 1:30. (Parade forms on High Street in front of YMCA at 1 PM. Costume judging prior to parade.) Enjoy free activities for children, ghost stories, music, food and more after the parade in Talleyrand Park.

While you're in town, consider visiting Bellefonte Museum for Families of Centre County

The mission of the museum is to stimulate curiosity, imagination and creativity, and to promote lively and thoughtful participation. The museum focuses on the works of local artists, cultural art (art with historical and cultural context) and local collections.

The Bellefonte Museum for Centre County is located in the historic John Blair Linn House on Bellefonte’s Allegheny Street. The house, built in 1810 of Trenton Limestone, is listed in the National American Buildings Survey and on the National Historic Registry. The historic home was the residence to many individuals and families who contributed to the growth of the town of Bellefonte, Centre County, and Pennsylvania.

Bellefonte, a town of 6000 located in Centre County, was the home to seven Pennsylvania Governors. The town leaders have worked to prevent demolition of historic structures and consequently the entire town has the feel of a Victorian time. The town lies where it does because of an enormous spring from which flows about 13 million gallons of water a day. A beautiful stream runs through the city park at the base of the hill where the historic county courthouse is located. William Lamb started the town around 1785.

The historic Linn House was converted to a museum facility over ten years ago. Recent plans to expand the museum include increasing the exhibition space, adding “Discovery Rooms” for children, a museum store, and a tearoom.
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HBI is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the revitalization of Bellefonte and the preservation of the Borough's rich historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Through a volunteer structure, HBI serves as an umbrella vehicle to coordinate community efforts to carry out its mission.

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The Centre County Community Foundation supports the efforts of HBI, Inc.
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