The People’s Choice Festival: A Look Back, and a Look Forward

Frankly, we were a bit concerned.  Worried even.  After nearly 30 years, the People’s Choice Festival abruptly stopped for two years while we all sat out the pandemic.  As with many other things during the Age of COVID, we really didn’t know what was going to happen, but we were determined to have a festival this year […]

Camp at the Festival!

Make the Festival a Mini-Vacation! We now offer camping for vendors and visitors! Grange Park Camping reservations can be made by calling 814-380-1893. Camping guidelines can be found at

Tim Bradford: Professional Blacksmith

Would you enjoy standing out in the sun on a hot Pennsylvania July day, spending hours and hours by a forge hammering red hot iron? No? We’re lucky, though, that Tim Bradford enjoys just that – and puts his blacksmithing skills on display at the People’s Choice Festival. Those skills are pretty rare in today’s […]

Me & My Dog Pet Bakery

(This is one of a series of articles about our Specialty Food vendors) (Boalsburg) – The People’s Choice Festival is fortunate to have many specialty food vendors, with scrumptious treats for people of all ages. And, for that matter, for dogs of all ages. Me & My Dog Pet Bakery is one of two specialty […]

Sauces with Beer & a Kick

New to the Specialty Food Tent: Dan Hibbard is a native of Punxsutawney, now a resident of Elk County. As the founder and owner of Hibbard Distributing, LLC, Dan distributes and sells a variety of sauces and condiments which include a Habañero Hot Sauce, Habañero Ketchup, Apple Bar B Q, Sweet Hot Pepper Mustard, Buffalo […]

Honey Wine Tastings

New this year: Stonekeep Meadery is bringing their hand-crafted meads (honey wines), created only from fresh fruits and juices and raw honey from Pennsylvania. Based on traditional recipes from times long past with some modern twists, Stonekeep Meadery offers mead and wine drinkers something just a little extraordinary. Stonekeep produces a variety of hand-crafted meads, […]

Jazz Up Your Tastebuds

New this year: Cajun Express of Centre Hall has joined our lineup of People’s Choice Festival food vendors offering New Orleans-style fried foods and gumbo with just the right Cajun spice. Catfish, shrimp, chicken, frog legs, waffle fries and more. Chase ‘em down with Southern sweet tea and you’ve got a meal worth celebrating.