Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Big Spring Festival
May 18, 2014 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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"What's in your seed?"
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Bellefonte Community Children's Garden
203 N. Allegheny St. (behind the Centre County Library & Historical Museum
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Using song, movement, story telling and an experiment, we will discover what is inside a seed, how it changes and grows! For more information, call (814) 355-4174. This is a free, one hour program for children of all ages and their favorite adults and is the kickoff for the monthly program that continues through October. The Bellefonte Community Garden is made possible through a partnership between the Centre County Library, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County and the Bellefonte Garden Club, part of Historic Bellefonte, Inc. Find us on facebook at facebook.com/BellefonteCommunityChildrensGarden. Explore the rest of the season below!

June 21 - Touch, Taste and Feel the Garden - Join us as we touch, taste, feel, and smell our way through the garden. We’ll use all ve senses to explore what the garden has to share and learn how our insect pals see colors we can’t! Some even taste with their feet!
July 19 - Spotted in the Garden - Visit us in the garden as we talk about bugs — the good, the bad, and
the "grouchy". Gather round the storyteller's chair to hear a "buggy" tale; join us at the craft table to "make & take" a reminder of your garden experience; and before you leave, don't forget to check out the new"Bug Hotel".
August 16 - Mysteries Hiding in the Garden - Join us as we put on detective caps to unravel clues in the search for some of Nature's hidden treasures. Successful sleuths will get rewards for nding treasures.
September 20 - Planes, Trains and Ships - Pack your bags and learn the many ways seeds travel. Games, stories, crafts, and songs. Bonus: we will plant ourselves around a campre while enjoying a snack. Suitable for preschool - age 99.
October 18 - Way Back Then - Put on your moccasins and step back in time as we learn about some
original caretakers of the garden. Discover ways Native Americans preserved the world around us and how we can pass these on to future generations. Spend time creating a take-home craft using the same types of materials that might have been used "way back then."

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Children's Fair
June 7, 2014
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 13-14, 2014
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 15 & Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, from 10am to 5pm 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 Barbara BrownFall Festival Weekend: Festival, Halloween Parade
October 18 & 19, 2014
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.

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.

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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PO Box 14,
Train Station,
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