Historic Bellefonte, Inc. Is Proud to Announce
The 2015 Hometown Hero Streetlight Program

This streetlight banner program is a tribute to those from the area who have or are serving our country in a branch of the military. DEADLINE FOR SPONSORSHIPS AND PHOTOS HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownFall Festival Weekend: 3rd Annual Antique Fair, Festival, Halloween Parade
October 17 & 18, 2015
The Annual Fall Festival is held in Talleyrand Park with the Halloween Parade stepping off at 1:30. (Parade forms on High Street in front of YMCA at 1 PM. Costume judging prior to parade.) The Annual Antique Fair is Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-4 pm.

Train excusions Oct. 16-18. For details click here.
2015 Antique Fair Application :: 2015 Food Vendor Agreement

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas
Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13, 2015
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas offers a taste of Christmas Past with an Historic Homes Tour, an Arts & Crafts Show, concerts, horse-drawn buggy rides, gingerbread house contest, train rides, strolling entertainment, breakfast with Santa and a Victorian Tea Party. Held on the second weekend in December.
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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 2016

The Bellefonte Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt is held annually prior to Easter. All children 12 years and under are invited to attend.  Games, refreshments, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are highlights of the event, along with 10,000 Easter Eggs.  The children are divided up into age groups throughout the park.  Golden eggs with coupons for special baskets, gift certificates, and prizes from the downtown businesses are included in the day's festivities.  Centre Crest, local clubs, churches, and fire companies will supply the candy-filled eggs and special prizes.  There is no charge for this event. It is held in conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc.  If any children need to complete community service time for school, they may volunteer to help with this event.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Big Spring Festival
May 2016 (TBA)from Noon to 4 p.m.
Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte

The Big Spring Festival takes place on the third weekend in May and celebrates our bountiful supply of water with entertainment, water sports, crafts, fish stocking of Spring Creek and more. Activities will go on all afternoon courtesy of Kayaking Tussey Mountain Outfitters, Children’s Activities Sponsored By The Youth Service Bureau, Food Vendors will be on hand and Non Profit Group Activities & Fundraisers will be part of the day. The Stocking of Spring Creek is sponsored by Stocker Chevrolet Subaru. Fish are Furnished by Elk Creek Hatchery located in Millheim, PA.
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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe 67th Annual Bellefonte Children's Fair
Saturday June 4, 2016 10am-3pm
The Bellefonte Children's Fair, held on a Saturday in early June, features five fun-filled hours of games, activities, entertainment, raffles and displays. This event is made possible by Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and proceeds benefit the Bellefonte Borough playgrounds. Click for more...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Cruise
June 17-18, 2016
The Bellefonte Cruise, held Father's Day weekend, includes an open cruise, a sock hop, all-vehicle show, parade of high performance and classic show cars, motorcycle poker run, and lots more. The show includes Truck classes, redefined Motorcycle and Car classes, FREE Children's Class registration, and a Sunday Event – HBC 5K Run/walk to benefit Centre County Y!
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Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday, August 13 & Saturday, August 14, 2016
The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, from 10am to 6pm in Tallyrand Park. The fair includes over 100 juried artists and crafters, family entertainment, great food, and free children's activities. Park and ride shuttle service available from the Bellefonte High School.
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Bellefonte Community Children's Garden

The mission of the Children's Garden, created in 2007, is to delight children and nurture their sense of wonder in nature. This beautiful place for fun, exploration and learning includes six raised beds where youth groups grow vegetables, plus a sensory herb garden, a garden full of plants with animal names, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden planted by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

The Children's Garden is a grass-roots, 100 percent volunteer effort and is a partnership of the Centre County Library, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County and the Bellefonte Garden Club, a part of the non-profit Historic Bellefonte, Inc. It is located behind the Library's Historical Museum at the corner of North Allegheny and Howard Streets. A group of passionate gardeners, hoping to better connect our children with the natural world, first broke ground in 2007.

Providing fun and educational programs for children, families, and youth groups, the garden is completely organic. Past programs included a lady bug release (beneficial insects in the garden), butterflies in the garden, annual planting day, harvest celebration, making stepping stones, garden story time.

The garden is open to the public for strolling and admiring. Come grow with us! Contact Beverly Harader at (814) 355-4174.

2015 Growing Season Events

Join us Saturdays at 11 a.m. throughout the 2015 growing season. The garden is located at 203 N. Allegheny Street behind the Centre County Library & Historical Museum.

July 18 - Sounds in the Garden

When we really listen, what do we hear in the garden? Birds singing? Bees buzzing? Plants growing? Let’s explore the "soundscape." We’ll observe sounds — and make some sounds of our own.

August 15 - Secrets of the Garden 

What’s hiding in your garden?  Join us as we unearth some of the hidden secrets of the garden.  Look under a few rocks, turn over a leaf or two, and even dig in the soil to discover some of the many secrets of the garden.

September 19 - Something’s Rottin’ in the Garden

Laundry lint, bruised bananas, shredded paper.  What are these doing in the garden?  Join us and find out how these and other stinky things can make a garden grow bright and beautiful.

October 17 - Pumpkin Patch Party

Come and celebrate the end of the growing season with a pumpkin party. See pumpkins of different colors and sizes. Listen to a pumpkin story or two.  Maybe sing some pumpkin songs.  And if you wish, even decorate a pumpkin of your own to enjoy in your backyard!

Contact Judy at 355-2786 for more information.

We hope kids and their favorite adult enjoy these events together! These free programs last about one hour.

The BCCG is run by volunteers and is made possible through a partnership between the Centre County Library, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County, and the Bellefonte Garden Club, part of Historic Bellefonte, Inc.

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/BellefonteCommunityChildrensGarden.



HBI is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the revitalization of Bellefonte and the preservation of the Borough's rich historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Through a volunteer structure, HBI serves as an umbrella vehicle to coordinate community efforts to carry out its mission.

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The Centre County Community Foundation supports the efforts of HBI, Inc.
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