The next Peoples Choice Festival will be held July 10-13th, 2014.
The People Choice Festival poster for the year 2013.
The People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts is a homegrown event celebrating the work of Pennsylvania artists.
The First Festival, held in 1993, was organized to run at the same time as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and to showcase the creativity and workmanship of artisans living in Pennsylvania. The first festival featured 50 artists, a few food booths, and limited all volunteer groups.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 people visited the festival in 2012, the 2012 festival featured 171 performances taking place in two entertainment locations, food vendor’s booths, a specialty food booth, a young artisan sales area and every day is kids day at the Peoples Choice Festival! Featuring the Little Smilin’ Choo Choo! Bounce houses, A petting zoo, a riding arena, face painting, youth artisan sales… there is truly something for everyone at the festival!!
The People’s Choice Festival is set in historic and picturesque, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. The festival is set around the Pennsylvania Military Museum grounds, three miles east of Penn State and State College. The food vendor and artisan tents circle the field. Inside the circle are located two entertainment tents each seating approximately 400 people each, an activity tent, an emergency medical personnel tent, large dining area tents, four drink booths, and four rest areas. Children can play on the expansive lawn encircled by the tents.
Festival goers love the Peoples Choice Festival for many reasons but, they especially love the setting on the expansive grounds, enclosed by the artisan tents! It’s a relaxing setting where children can run and play without worry. This is truly the “peoples choice” of festivals in Central Pennsylvania!
The People’s Choice Festival is a newly incorporated nonprofit organization. The Festival rents the property form the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Parking is provided by the Friends of the Military Museum.
Free shuttle golf carts are available to assist patrons in getting around the festival grounds.