Covered Bridge Festival to Return October 6-9, 2022

BLOOMSBURG, PA – Next year’s dates have been finalized for the Covered Bridge & Arts Festival, a popular area event organized each year by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. The 2022 festival will take place Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. The Covered Bridge & Arts Festival will be celebrating its 40th year in 2022. At …

Witch Way to the Wine: Halloween Wine Tour

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 10 area wineries and enjoy wine tastings with special Halloween candy pairings. From October 23-31, visit all ten participating wineries on a special Wine & Witches Trail and get your wine trail ticket authorized. Once …

Visitors Bureau Releases New Covered Bridge Passport Program

October 1, 2021 BLOOMSBURG, PA – The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a brand new mobile passport initiative featuring the historic covered bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties.  The passport program is free to sign up and encourages both visitors from outside the region and locals alike to get out and experience the area’s 25 covered bridges.  Once …

Weis Center Announces In-Person Season

The Weis Center’s 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart. Performances will include music from Bali, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, plus classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance from three acclaimed companies, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free. Tickets for fall …

Flooding Road Closures in Columbia & Montour Counties

September 2, 2021 Motorists are advised to use caution on the roads in our area and the surrounding region today, and in the coming days due to flooding. Below is a list of current road closures. ——————————————————————- 8:00 AM UPDATE: Roads Impacted by Flooding in North Central Pennsylvania Columbia Route 1007 (Stony Brook Road) from the intersection of Route 487 …

Good News: ArtFest is Back!

by Nancy Bishop Felled by the pandemic in 2020, ArtFest is back and better than ever. The event that brings music, art and food to downtown Bloomsburg is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Clustered around the fountain at the Square and up Market Street will be more than 50 art and craft exhibitors, seven …

On the Trail Again…River Rat Brew Trail Part II

by Nancy Bishop Back from a great week of vacation on Cape Cod with my son and his family, it was time to hit the trail again…The River Rat Brew Trail that is! So, the day after returning home, I grabbed a beer-loving friend and headed out to visit two: Three Beards Brewing in Sunbury and Lost Mined Brewing Co. …

Winners Named in Susquehanna Greenway’s 10th Annual Photo Contest

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) recently announced the winners of the 10th Annual Photo Contest, Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna Greenway.   The photo contest drew images from across the Susquehanna Greenway and saw its largest ever submissions count totaling 768 entries.  These stunning photos were presented to a select group of judges who based their decisions on adherence to the …

Covered Bridge & Arts Festival Relocated to Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

BLOOMSBURG, PA – The annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival, held at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg since 1982, will have a new home in 2021, and in future years as well.  The fall festival, which traditionally draws approximately 150,000 people over four days in early October, will now be held at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Festival organizers from the Columbia-Montour …

Public Grand Opening of New Northeast Training Institute Set For June 25

Members of the general public are cordially invited to the Northeast Training Institute (NETI) Public Grand Opening this Friday, June 25th, 2021 from Noon – 4 PM.  Join the staff and management of NETI as they celebrate the official public grand opening of their state-of-the-art training facility, located at 1025 Alliance Park Drive in Bloomsburg. The Northeast Training Institute is …