2016 will be the 24th year for the People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts. We’re well-known as the family-friendly arts festival where entertainment is free, every day is children’s day, and the quality art is also affordable. From homemade brooms to hot sausage sandwiches, glittering jewelry to the lively music, everything at our festival is Made in PA, U.S.A. – and admission is free. Our host and neighbors charge a modest parking fee.
Held on acres of flat, grassy grounds at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in historic Boalsburg, the four-day People’s Choice Festival site on Route 322 just three miles east of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts held simultaneously at State College and Penn State.
Nearly 200 artists, 23 food booths, and more than 40 entertaining groups make this festival an all-day attraction. Plus specialty food and wines created in PA, huge shady dining tents, and wide-open spaces for the kids to play make this a popular event for everyone, even the family dog! The kids will enjoy crafts, science games, petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, and more.
Plan your day around the music you love, the artists that strike your fancy, and the glorious festival food that makes every lunch, snack, and supper a mouth-watering experiment. Hmm, a crab cake sandwich with fresh-squeezed lemonade, ribs and iced tea, hot sausage sandwich and a milkshake? Dixieland or rock, barbershop or big band, Elvis or the belly dancers? Maybe you’ll need to share more than one day with us!