10 Things to Do in Columbia & Montour Counties in 2019

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 …

It’s Bloomsburg Fair Time!

by Nancy Bishop If you love country fairs, you don’t want to miss the Bloomsburg Fair, which opens with Preview Day Friday, Sept. 20, and runs through Sept. 28. Since the first Fair in 1855, devoted fair-goers have flocked to the Fairgrounds on Rt. 11 in Bloomsburg the third Saturday after Labor Day — always the official beginning of Fair …

Knoebels Takes Home Golden Ticket Awards

Phoenix named #1 wooden roller coaster in the world for second consecutive year; receives “legend” award for Grand Carousel ATHOL, IDAHO – The #1 wooden roller coaster, the best food, and a legendary carousel can all be experienced at a Pennsylvania amusement park. Knoebels Amusement Resort is home to these three distinctions, and other “best-ofs” in the industry. During an …

Beaver Run Fall Auction Coming Saturday

by Nancy Bishop If you’re one for a bargain, you don’t want to miss the Beaver Run Auction this Saturday, September 7th. It’s not just one auction – it’s several all going on at the same time on the auction grounds at 290 PPL Road in Anthony Township. Be sure to arrive early. Although the auction is scheduled to start …

All Home Days Celebrates 100th Anniversary

by Nancy Bishop 100 years ago the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, brought World War I to an end. That Fall, Ralpho Township residents decided to mark the return from active duty of their World War I troops with an “All Home” celebration. That first celebration, which included a picnic and dinner, was held at …

Things to Do During the Little League World Series

by Nancy Bishop Visiting the area for the Little League World Series in Williamsport later this month? When you’re not at the games in Lamade Stadium from August 15 – August 25, you may want to take advantage of the many other things to do and see in the surrounding area. Of course, if you have children along, you’re certainly …

Fun Days at the Montour-DeLong Fair!

by Nancy Bishop One of the highlights of summer in this part of Pennsylvania are the local fairs and carnivals. And whether you’re looking for great “Fair Food,” free entertainment, lots of rides for the kids (and the kids at heart) or even a chance to see the farm animals and the prize-winning pies, you’ll find it this year at …

Freewheelin’ at Forks Farm

On Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th, head out to Columbia County for a special event – the 2nd Annual “Freewheelin’ at Forks Farm”, hosted by Forks Farm Market, the Dutch Wheelman Bicycle Shop, and various other local businesses. Enjoy a weekend of scenic bicycling through Central Pennsylvania and experience some of the best local foods and flavors along …

Five Central PA Hikes to do This Season

Escaping to the great outdoors is one of the best ways to make the most of your summer. Columbia & Montour Counties and the surrounding region is known far and wide for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, kayaking, tubing, fishing, boating, hunting, and more. For the trail lovers out there, we’ve decided to come up with a short list …

Annual Covered Bridge Photo Contest Winners Revealed

Winning photograph will be featured as this year’s edition of Visitors Bureau’s historic Covered Bridge Puzzle series. BLOOMSBURG, PA – The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce this year’s Covered Bridge Photo Contest winners. The overall winning image will be featured as the 2019 Covered Bridge Puzzle.  This year’s puzzle will be released in the fall as the ninth …

Benton Rodeo Celebrating 35th Year

by Nancy Bishop Get ready for a taste of the Old West as the 35th Annual Frontier Days & Championship Rodeo comes to Benton July 16 to 21! Voted one of the best of the more than 65 rodeos east of the Mississippi River by the American Professional Rodeo Association, the event draws cowboys and cowgirls from all over the …