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We’ve recently transitioned from our traditional printed calendar of events booklets to a quarterly digital magazine, which will be sent directly to your email inbox every three months, once it’s ready to share. It will include events listings for our area (much like you would have found in the quarterly calendar of events booklets), but also some featured stories and …

10 Things to Do in Columbia & Montour Counties This Year

by: Nancy Bishop Nestled in picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, Columbia & Montour counties offer things to do to satisfy everyone – from the outdoor enthusiast to the history buff. Here are my top 10, in no particular order: Ricketts Glen State Park Montour Preserve Knoebels Amusement Resort Historic Covered Bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties Covered Bridge …

Columbia-Montour Holiday Happenings

November 24, 2022 – December 4, 2022 The Holiday Season Kicks off! The holidays are a great time of year to spend time with friends and family. If your Thanksgiving travels bring you into Columbia & Montour Counties in the next few weeks, there are plenty of great events and area activities planned that will provide fun for the whole …

Celebrate the Season with a Trip to BTE’s TreeFest!

November, 2022 BLOOMSBURG, PA – Beginning November 25th, more than eighty Christmas trees decorated by community groups, families, and local businesses will be displayed during the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s annual TreeFest! Visitors can enjoy the dazzling trees and festive activities in the beautiful Caldwell Consistory at 150 Market Street. During this annual holiday event, locally grown trees, many of which …

Halloween is in the Air!

Revised for October, 2022 There’s a cold wind blowing in from the west, the leaves are changing, jack-o-lanterns are being carved, and ghouls are lurking around every corner…Halloween is coming. To help you carry out your spooky plans, we’re sharing a list of upcoming eerie events, ghostly gatherings, and haunted happenings in Columbia & Montour counties. Plus, you’ll find trick-or-treat …

Your Guide to Fall Colors on the Susquehanna Greenway

Article by Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Staff As the dog days of summer fade and the season shifts to crisper cooler weather, the verdant greens of the Susquehanna Greenway also transform to the colorful spectrum of fall. This phenomenon makes it a wonderful time of year to explore the outdoors of our region, but why do leaves changes color in autumn …

Art in a Gumball Machine?

by Nancy Bishop Yes! These certainly aren’t the gumballs of my childhood where a nickel or dime would get you a prize if you were lucky or gum, which was even ok, at Gourlie’s, the corner store not far from my elementary school. These gumballs each hold a piece of art from one of more than 35 artists who submitted …

Witch Way to the Wine: Halloween Wine Trail

October, 2022 It’s the spookiest time of year but a visit to the wineries of Columbia & Montour Counties will be so sweet! This Halloween season, visit area wineries and enjoy wine tastings with special Halloween candy pairings. From October 22-30, visit a total of eight participating wineries on a special Wine & Witches Halloween Trail and get your wine …

The Bloomsburg Fair Returns!

Original article by Nancy Bishop; revised by CMVB Staff for publication in September, 2022 If you love country fairs, you don’t want to miss the Bloomsburg Fair, which opens with Preview Day Friday, Sept. 23rd, and runs through Saturday, October 1st. Since the first Fair in 1855, devoted fair-goers have flocked to the Fairgrounds on Rt. 11 in Bloomsburg the …

Historic Parr’s Mill Covered Bridge Puzzles Arrive

September, 2022 BLOOMSBURG –The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the arrival of its twelfth annual Covered Bridge puzzle. The newest limited-edition puzzle depicts a fall scene at the Parr’s Mill Bridge in Columbia County. Limited quantities remain available for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Puzzles are sold for $15, tax included.  A $2 donation from …

Things to Do During the Little League World Series

by Nancy Bishop & CMVB StaffOriginally published in August, 2019; revised for August, 2022 Visiting the area for the Little League World Series in Williamsport? When you’re not at the games in Lamade Stadium from August 17 – August 28, you may want to take advantage of the many other things to do and see in the surrounding area. There …