Historic Bellefonte, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2nd Hometown
Hero Banner Program for 2017
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This streetlight banner program is a tribute to those from the area who have or are serving our country in a branch of the military.

Each individual banner is unique and honors a specific soldier including their picture, branch of service, era of service and hometown in Centre County. The program is non-political and non-partisan. It is purely a living memorial to those soldiers from Bellefonte and the Centre Region who served our country.

NEW Grant Application is coming for the 2016 Residential Facade Improvement Program | Check back soon for the updated application.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownAnnual Fall Festival and Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 15, 2016 11am to 4pm
All are welcome to the Fall Festival Activities & Halloween Parade! Bring the family to Talleyrand Park for entertainment and children's activities including a photo booth from 11am to 4pm. The Halloween parade judging and line up at the Bellefonte YMCA at 12:30pm with the parade down High Street to Talleyrand Park at 1:30pm for awards and treats!

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas
Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, 2016
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 2017

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 21, 2017 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.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe 68th Annual Bellefonte Children's Fair
Saturday in June tba, 2017 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 Bellefonte Cruise
June 16-17, 2017
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. 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!
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Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday, August 11 & Saturday, August 12, 2017
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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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.

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/BellefonteCommunityChildrensGarden.


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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