Thanks for another amazing year!

Fascinating Beadwork Jewelry

Already from early childhood Mette Bjerregaard Gaardbo was fascinated by design, flowers, and colors. First she became a Scandinavian trained florist. When moving from Denmark to America in 2007 she came across handcrafted millefiori beads and was quickly drawn towards learning more about the Millefiori Technique. Polymer clay became her new medium of choice, and… View Article

Your New Best Friend

Nittany Beagle Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of beagles in central Pennsylvania. We accept beagles from shelters and from owners who can no longer keep them, and we work to find them loving, permanent homes. We will be showing some of our dogs who are available for adoption. Come &… View Article

Bring on the Liquid Gold

VELVEETA is Penn State’s own cheesy ’80s rock band playing whatever and whenever they can since 1995. Brian, Bones, Mike, and John will be oozing their way into your head Sunday at 3 p.m. – a fitting Happy Valley end to the Festival.

Cool, cool Festival Food

How about a fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice cream sundae, fruit smoothie, or snow cone? Check out all the refreshing choices at the People’s Choice Festival food vendors lined up near the South Stage.

Children’s Character Day

There will be appearances by many famous mascots all day long at People’s Choice Festival. Check out Ike the Spike, Smokey Bear, and more. See our Facebook page for a schedule – and be sure to bring your camera for the fabulous photo ops.

Scintillating Art Glass Creations

Christman Art Glass specializes in a wide variety of unique glass pieces that include their famous Olive Oil Lamps. Our line of unique Olive Oil Lamps are perfect for everything from a housewarming gift to a wedding gift. As always, we continue to produce our beautiful line of stained art glass offering custom Tiffany Stained… View Article

Blue-eyed Soul & Classic Rock

Mark DeRose has opened for national touring artists Rusted Root, Gin Blossoms, Michelle Branch, Edwin McCain, Blues Traveler, The Sugar Hill Gang, and Josh Kelley. As well he perform as part of an NFL halftime show for the Baltimore Ravens and his music has been featured for use on daytime television. Along with his band,… View Article

How Sweet it is…

Since 2007, Pure Cane Sugar girls’ sultry voices, soulful harmonies, and powerful lyrics, have evoked exquisite vocals. The result is “an assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies that inspire sweet dreams”. With rooted accompanying artists Daryl Branford on drums, Jason “Junior” Tutwiler on slide guitar, and Bob Hart on bass, their original, artful arrangements… View Article

Urban Fusion Rules Friday

The “FUNK BROTHER’S of State College play your favorite mix of funk, soul, jazz, Motown, the Philly sound, and R&B! This group includes Penn State’s well-known Dr. Andrew Jackson, Sr., percussionist and independent scholar. See them perform on the South Stage at 3 p.m. Friday.

Handmade Teddy Bears Become Collectible

As with many true artists, Penny French began making teddy bears as a hobby a few decades ago. Now Penny French’s Back Mountain Bears are sought-after toys that have become collectible in some circles. Penny works eight-hour days in her Lycoming County workshop to create bears that she markets at arts and craft shows. See… View Article