People's Choice Festival Pennsylvania Arts

51 Boal Ave
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Region: Pennsylvania Wilds

The People’s Choice Festival started right where it is now: on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. It was different from the senior festival, with plenty of wide-open spaces and a relaxed family atmosphere. At that first festival back in 1993, there were maybe 50 vendors, a few food trucks and a bit of live entertainment. But people loved it. Now, the festival boasts nearly 200 artisans, specialty food vendors, and wineries. There are many popular food concessions and continuous live entertainment on two stages. There’s a children’s craft area and Young Artisan Sales Tent as well. And once again this year, we expect to host more than 110,000 visitors during the four-day People’s Choice Festival. Several of the committee members have been with the festival, in one way or another, for all 27 years. As you would expect, an enormous amount of work goes into planning and presenting this festival, but it’s a labor of love for the committee members. And we, the festival committee, extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors — first-time guests, as well as those who have been attending since that very first festival 27 years ago. We hope you have a wonderful time!

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