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  • The Festival Poster
    MORE Poster Years Available NOW!
    Arts festivals across the country often advertise themselves with collectible posters. Some festivals hire an advertising agency, others commission a prior year’s winner to do their poster. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts does things a bit differently.

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  • 2013 Festival Store
    Select T's and Posters Available!
    This year we offered a wide selection of t-shirts and more to celebrate the 2013 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts! Almost everything is gone, with profits from the sales going directly to the central Pennsylvania festival of the arts. Thanks for your support!

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  • Children & Youth
    Deadline for ENTRIES is June 20, 2014
    Young people are bursting with artistic energy. The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is a fun way for boys and girls to express themselves visually. Click to learn more about Children and Youth Day, July 9, 2014!

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  • Ready, Set, RUN!
    10 Mile, 10K and 5K Race
    The Sue Crowe Memorial 39th Annual Arts Festival Races are the oldest and most storied in Central Pennsylvania. First run in 1975 as a 10 Miler, the Arts Festival race became a 10K race in the late 1980s adding a 5K in 2005. This year we are bringing back the 10 miler!

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2013 FESTIVAL INFORMATION, FACTS and MAPS :: Click for Festival Food

Festival Information and Services

The official program guide published and distributed by Town & Gown magazine for the 45th Annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.  It is available free at the information booths and many local businesses.

Daily updates of festival information are available at information booths. Information Booths are at the center and farthest points on each loop of the route.
Please inquire at the information booths regarding lost children, lost parents, or lost personal items.  Medical, fire, and police emergencies may be reported at the same locations.  General information is also available from officials wearing a green and white festival badges.

INFORMATION BOOTH HOURS                                   

College/Allen Booth                                                                      
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                                  
Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

Pollock/Burrowes Booth
Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.          

Fairmount/Fraser Booth
Thursday-Saturday, 9:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.    
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.          

Medical, fire, and police emergencies:  Dial 911 on the nearest phone or report to information booth/welcome booth personnel or to an Arts Festival official wearing a green and white badge. 

For non-emergency assistance:
Campus  863-1111
Borough  234-7150

Located at the corner of College/Allen
Wednesday, July 10: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 11: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, July 12: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 13: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 14: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Penn State Campus
Visitors are encouraged to use the festival parking area at Jordan East (next to Bryce Jordan Center).  Please note that the Porter North and Porter South lots are not for Arts Festival parking.  CPFA parking is $5 per car per day.  These buses are free to the public and run continuously around campus and downtown with several stops including  one in the center of the festival at the corner of College Avenue  and Allen Street.
Wednesday, July 10, beginning at 4:45 a.m. Last departure to Jordan East, 10:20 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 and Friday July 12 beginning at 4:45 a.m. Last departure to Jordan East, 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 13 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Last departure to Jordan East, 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Last departure to Jordan East, 6 p.m.

Downtown State College
Limited spaces are available at municipal parking garages on Pugh Street and Fraser Street. 

Emergency medical services are available during festival hours in 108 Sackett Building on the campus mall close to College Avenue.   State-certified emergency medical technicians and paramedics are on duty to provide assistance.  Medical-team personnel wear white uniform shirts with the EMS insignia.

Rest rooms on campus are in Sackett Building, Electrical Engineering East, and Willard Building, and downtown in the Pugh Street Garage, Fraser Street Parking Plaza, Hotel State College, Schlow Centre Region Library, Allenway Building, Fairmount Avenue School, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Portable rest room facilities are on Foster Avenue at Sidney Friedman Park.


To enhance your Arts Festival experience, please refrain from bringing pets and animals into the festival zone.  Also, due to obvious hazards presented by rollerblades, skateboards, and bicycles in the festival zone, we discourage their use.

Members of the Centre Region Senior Citizens’ Center host open houses for tired and thirsty seniors Thursday and Friday, July 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 131 South Fraser Street. 


The Arts Festival is pleased to have a trash-recycling program.  Please deposit aluminum and glass containers--and only aluminum and glass containers--in designated cans.  Thank you for helping the festival and the Centre County Solid Waste Authority in this important ecological effort.

Cold spring water is available along the festival route at these locations:
Information Booths located at Pollock/Burrowes, Fairmount/Fraser and College and Allen.

The water is provided by Roaring Spring Premium Spring Water of Roaring Spring, PA, and sold by the CPFA for $2.00 per bottle or 2 bottles for $3.00.

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Contact us by phone or e-mail
(814) 237-3682
(814) 237-0708 FAX
e-mail: office@arts-festival.com


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