The Hometown Hero Streetlight Banner Committee
The Hometown Hero Banner Program welcomes your application for Hometown Heroes!

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NEW! Applications available NOW for Hometown Hero First Responders!

Click here for your application. If you do not have a printer, they are available for pick up at the Train Station in Bellefonte. Deadline is JULY 31, 2022 & spaces are limited. First come first served.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 2022 -
In conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc. the Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Talleyrand Park on Saturday, April 16th with sponsor activities beginning at 1:00pm and the egg gathering promptly at 2:00pm.  All children 12 years and under are invited to attend.  Games, refreshments, bounce house, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are planned for this event, along with 15,000 Easter eggs.  The children are divided into age groups throughout the park.  Extra special eggs with coupons for an Easter baskets, gift cards and prizes are included in the days festivities. There will be a Chocolate Walk by Downtown Bellefonte Inc businesses before and after the egg hunt. The Crestside Terrace, Centre Care, local clubs, churches, businesses, our fire companies and volunteers will supply the candy-filled plastic eggs and prizes. There is no charge and no registration for this event, it will be held snow, rain or shine.  Students that need to complete community service hours for school are encouraged to volunteer and parents are welcome also.  To make a donation, set up an activity from your organization or for more information contact Mary McMurtrie at 814-574-3240 or email her at

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe 72nd Annual Bellefonte Children's Fair
Tentatively Saturday, June 4, 2022 10am-3pm -
The Bellefonte Children's Fair, held on a Saturday in early June, features 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 Historic Bellefonte Cruise
Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18, 2022 - [NOTE: Vendors and pre-registrations will be contacted. More information is available at or by calling 814-280-5881.] 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. The show includes 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! Click for more...

Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6, 2022
We're BACK in 2022 with the Fair you've grown to love! 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.Click for more information...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownFall Festival/Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 29, 2022 Enjoy the Talleyrand Fall Fest and costume Halloween Parade! Parade forms at 11am at Bellefonte Elementary School. The Festival runs Noon to 4pm at Talleyrand Park. HBI partners with the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and Centre County Library for this wonderful celebration of fall.

The parade will line up at the Bellefonte Elementary parking lot behind the School at 11:00am and procession will start at 11:30am and proceed down North Allegheny Street to W. High Street to the diamond and then proceed from the Diamond down West High Street to the Talleyrand Park Gazebo for final judging and prizes. Please stay for all activities, vendors, games, food, and fun!

There will also be Trick or Treating sponsored the area businesses uptown from 12:00noon to 4:00pm. All programs and activities are subject to change.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas
Friday, December 9 and Saturday December 10, 2022
Event still In planning stages - Website will be updated By Fall Held on the second weekend in December.
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Bellefonte Community Children's Garden

The mission of the Children's Garden, created in 2007, is to delight children and nurture their sense of wonder in nature. This beautiful place for fun, exploration and learning includes six raised beds where youth groups grow vegetables, plus a sensory herb garden, a garden full of plants with animal names, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden planted by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Whether working to make sure Talleyrand Park shows visitors a pretty face, or to beautify the Borough with flower plantings during the summer; or working at the 9-11 Memorial Garden, or planting seeds with school classes in the Community Children's Garden, the Garden Club members are volunteers working to make our town a pleasant and interesting place to live. We also learn about gardening topics at our meetings, on field trips, and through garden tours.

The mission of the Bellefonte Garden Club is to promote gardening, educate our members about gardening, and use plants and landscaping to beautify our community. We are proud to be a part of Historic Bellefonte Inc. Visit us online at


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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Historic Bellefonte, Inc.
PO Box 14,
Train Station,
Bellefonte, PA 16823

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