Attractions Abound in Bellefonte and the Surrounding Communities
There are many attractions throughout the year in and around Historic Bellefonte and surrounding areas. Visit Historic Bellefonte and Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association to get a complete list of community events for kids and adults.
The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County offers art shows from around the corner and around the world plus a dramatic installation related to the Underground Railroad depicting a secret room in the house as it was used by residents helping enslaved persons seeking freedom. The galleries feature works by local artists including sales galleries for jewelry, art and photography and six of the galleries change shows each month: www.bellefontemuseum.org
Other unique attractions and events include the Centre County Grange Fair featuring amusement rides, concession stands, tractor, truck, and ATV pulls, livestock judging, horse shows, and much more. The American Philatelic Society offers an educational experience whether you are new to stamp collecting or have collected for years. Music lovers can enjoy free concerts in Talleyrand Park on selected weekends in the summer and the free chamber music offerings on selected sunday afternoons . Only 12 miles from Penn State University Park campus, enjoy hike trails, meet the birds of prey in the Raptor Center, and explore the hands-on exhibits and live reptiles in the Discovery Room at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.