(Boalsburg, PA) – After more than a quarter of a century on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, the People’s Choice Festival has announced a new venue beginning in 2022. This year, the festival will take place at Grange Park in Centre Hall. Festival Co-Directors John Madison and Cindy Rockey stated, “All things considered, we’d rather not make this move, but new circumstances make staying at the Museum untenable.”

This move followed the latest contract proposal from PHMC (Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission), which did not include the possibility of locating the Festival at the Pennsylvania Military Museum beyond 2022. After review of the PHMC contract proposal, we, the PCF Committee came to the decision that after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, now was the best time to make the transition to a new location.

The PCF Committee would like to thank the Pennsylvania Military Museum and the PHMC for their support of the People’s Choice Festival over the past years and wish them the best in the future. They would also like to thank Harris Twp. and acknowledge their cooperation during our time in Boalsburg.

While the location is changing, the People’s Choice Festival will continue to feature the same, top-quality Arts and Crafts Vendors as before and its Food Court will be spectacular as always. Top-notch entertainment and fun, educational activities for youngsters in the ever-popular Science Tent and the Youth Sales Area will all be on-hand at Grange Park and all remain at no-charge. Yet, the Grange Park offers new opportunities for the continued growth of the Festival in 2022 and for years to come as the Committee forms this new partnership to maximize the People’s Choice experience for visitors, vendors, entertainers and artisans alike.

The Committee would like to express its sincere gratitude for the tremendous support shown to the People’s Choice Festival over the past 28 years. They are committed to continuing to build upon the rich tradition of Central PA’s Largest and only festival devoted exclusively to the Arts, native to the Keystone State as they welcome you and your family next summer in Centre Hall!

We hope to see you at the People’s Choice Festival, July 14 – 17, 2022, at Grange Park in Centre Hall, PA.

For more information, contact Co-Directors, John Madison or Cindy Rockey at peopleschoicefestival@gmail.com