Skulls & Coffee Tables?

Scott Camazine and Tiina Allik, a husband-and-wife team from Boalsburg, are new to the festival this year, and offer two totally different art mediums in two booths. 3-D Printed Skull features animal skull decorative items and jewelry from 3-D prints of skeletons. Kalla Wood Creations is one-of-a-kind woodwork featuring tables and other items from exceptional […]

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

Pepper Lotus Dance Ensemble is a professional belly dance troupe based in State College.  Directed by Shannon Bishop, members of Pepper Lotus perform a variety of captivating belly dance styles, with dancers specializing in Egyptian and American Vintage Orientale (Cabaret). Every show features traditional and modern belly dance music, as well as finger cymbals and the […]

Wine Slushies, Anyone?

U-FREEZE WINE SLUSH is a fun way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day or to enjoy a taste of summer any time of year. Great for parties, get-togethers, or for just relaxing on the deck.  It’s simple…Freeze. Serve. Enjoy! U-FREEZE WINE SLUSH is produced by University Wine Company, a family owned Pennsylvania winery that […]

Shine On

The Tussey Mountain Moonshiners hail from from central Pennsylvania. Their music honors the bluegrass traditions of the region, served up in their own special sauce. Their musical style ranges from a blend of traditional to Americana, with a dash of old time, and spiced with a captivating mix of unique, original songs. Their on-stage chemistry, […]

Face Painting Benefits Theater Students

State High Thespians will once again present “FESTIVAL FAMOUS FACES,” their fabulous fiesta of face painters.  The Thespians are once again working to raise funds to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland next August and their State Theatre Festival this fall, by creating a fantastic array of faces for all. Find their tent at […]

Where the Wild Things Are

Al is a self-taught artist and amateur naturalist having spent most of his life working at his art and studying the world’s wild creatures and the out-of-doors.  While living in Minneapolis he fell under the tutelage of Les Kouba, a world renowned wildlife artist, who encouraged and aided him with his earlier painting efforts. Al […]

Thanks to State College Framing!

Our fanciful 2016 People’s Choice poster caught the eye of State College Framing Company & Gallery. Located on Rolling Ridge Drive in the Hills Plaza, State College Framing liked Laurie Leonard’s colorful bug art so much, they framed three of the Color of Fun posters as gifts to the festival. Register to win one of […]

A Tantalizing Taste of Tait Farm

Tait Farm originally used their land to grow raspberries, apples, and Christmas trees in the 1950s. They also bred Basset Hounds. Over the years, they developed their own recipes for Tait Farm food products. The first was their Original Shrub, a tart raspberry drink, introduced in 1987. Located not far from the festival near Centre […]

Metal Masterpieces

Ron Stinson is a metal sculptor. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, he has been designing and creating metal sculptures for more than 40 years. He develops many designs from his study of nature and the use of repeating patterns. Ron strives to capture a sense of motion by filling the three dimensional space with bold […]

Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

Janel and Doyle Ashburn have a small farm near Selinsgrove which Janel, a true animal lover, began filling with unloved, unwanted pets and farm animals. Sons Jett and Caleb enjoyed the animals, too, while Janel was becoming more and more disenchanted with her stressful job as a trauma nurse. She noted that the only time […]