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Get away from the ordinary and visit our extraordinary countryside. Bedford County is the ideal location for outdoor recreation. Plenty of public land is open for your exploration. Trails and bike paths are an ideal way to experience Bedford County. The 10.6 mile H&BT Rail Trail follows the old Huntingdon and Broad Top railway through cuts and across the re-decked Cypher Bridge between Hopewell Borough and Tatesville. The popular Shuster Way Heritage Trail stretches just over a mile from the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, along the Bedford Elks Country Club golf course, to Bedford Borough.

Cycling is a popular activity here, with challenging, organized events to test rider’s skill and endurance. Bike Bedford County features several rides which start and end at Shawnee State Park near Schellsburg. The most challenging is the Allegheny Ascent Century, a 100-mile ride, which ascends and descends five mountains of the Alleghenies with more than 5,000 feet of climbing.

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Paddling down the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River is becoming very popular as enthusiasts experience the gentle flow and scenic countryside that can only be enjoyed on a kayak or canoe.

Four state parks await you and they are as varied as our terrain. Shawnee State Park, centered around a beautiful 451-acre lake features a beach, boating and fishing opportunities. Blue Knob State Park is located on the second highest peak in Pennsylvania, topping off at 3,146 feet. It is an ideal location for skiing, but the park’s 6,128 acres are open year-round. Warriors Path State Park, near Saxton, overlooks the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River just before it enters Raystown Lake. The park’s name is a reference to a famous path used by the Iroquois in battles with the Cherokees and other Native Americans. Nearby, Trough Creek State Park showcases a scenic gorge where Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain on its path to Raystown Dam.

Community theatre fans will want to see the Bedford County Players. They have performed in several local venues including the Courthouse, local schools and the Elks Club since their home theatre burned. This year, the group purchased the former Centerville United Methodist Church to be their new home.

While impacted by the pandemic, typically our events calendar is packed with fairs and festivals, including the biggest show in the region – the two-weekend-long Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, which attracts tens of thousands of shoppers to our area and features more than 400 artisans, craft, and food vendors.

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Community Events

Our community calendar is traditionally packed with events for locals and visitors. The 2021 calendar is still being determined due to state gathering restrictions related to COVID-19.

Recurring Community Events

Now thru May 12 – Wednesdays
Women in Business POWER HOUR (Via Zoom)

Apr. thru Oct. – Fridays and select dates
Bedford Speedway Races

May thru Aug. – (most) Saturdays
Drive-In Movies
Silver Lining Drive-In

Mid-May thru Oct. – Wednesdays
Downtown Bedford Farmer’s Market
9am-1pm

February

12  |  Chamber Prayer Breakfast
Bedford County Airport

March

5 & 6  |  Virtual Golf Tournament
Down River Golf & Country Club

18  |  Drive-In Saint Patrick’s Celebration
Silver Lining Drive-In

May

19  |  Women in Business Conference
Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Women’s leadership event. Contact Kellie Goodman Shaffer: 814-623-2233.

July

2  |  Byrne & Kelly Chamber Foundation Benefit Concert
Woodhaven B&B and Event Venue

25-31  |  Bedford County Fair
Annual County Fair with exhibits, livestock competitions, fair food, carnival rides, motor sports, and bull ride mania. Pay-one-price-admission.

30  |  Chamber Golf Tournament
Down River Golf & Country Club

August

13-15  |  PA Lumberjack Championship & Outdoor Show

September

TBD  |  Bike Bedford County

TBD  |  Business Community Showcase

October

2-3 & 9-10  |  Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
Over 400 craft booths, artisans, food and more. 814-623-1771

November

18  |  Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration
This event features awards recognizing excellence in the business community and those who make significant contributions to it. Contact Kellie Goodman Shaffer: 814-623-2233.

26-28  |  Holiday Nights of Lights

27  |  Shop Small Saturday

December

TBD  |  Breakfast with Santa

3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 21-23 & 26  |  Holiday Nights of Lights

TBD

Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show

(Events are subject to change due to the pandemic and other factors –
check bedfordcountychamber.com for updates)

Visit these websites for updates on 2021 events:

Bedford County Chamber Community Calendar
bedfordcountychamber.com
(Our community calendar includes many charitable & service organization fundraising events!)

Bedford County Visitors Bureau
visitbedfordcounty.com

Bedford County Historical Society
bedfordpahistory.com

Downtown Bedford, Inc.
downtownbedford.com 

Everett Area Better Business Association
everettpa.net

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
blueknob.com

Fort Bedford Museum
fortbedfordmuseum.com

Friends of Shawnee
friendsofshawnee.com

Hospitality Spring Farm
hospitalityspringfarm.com

Old Bedford Village
oldbedfordvillage.com 

PA State Park Programs & Events
events.dcnr.pa.gov

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
sama-art.org

State Parks

Blue Knob

State Park

6,128 acres

124 Park Road
Imler, PA 16655
Phone: 814-276-3576
Email: blueknobsp@pa.gov 

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Picnicking, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

Shawnee

State Park

3,983 acres

132 State Park Road
Schellsburg, PA 15559
Phone: 814-733-4218
Email: shawneesp@pa.gov

Hiking, Biking, Picnicking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Disc Golfing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Sledding, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

Trough Creek

State Park

554 acres

16362 Little Valley Road
James Creek, PA 16657  
Phone: 814-658-3847
Email: troughcreeksp@pa.gov

Hiking, Biking, Picnicking, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

Warriors Path

State Park

349 acres

1153 Warriors Path Road
Saxton, PA 16678  
Phone: 814-658-3847
Email: troughcreeksp@pa.gov

Hiking, Picnicking, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Cross-Country Skiing, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

State Parks

Blue Knob

State Park

6,128 acres

124 Park Road
Imler, PA 16655
Phone: 814-276-3576
Email: blueknobsp@pa.gov 

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Picnicking, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

Shawnee

State Park

3,983 acres

132 State Park Road
Schellsburg, PA 15559
Phone: 814-733-4218
Email: shawneesp@pa.gov

Hiking, Biking, Picnicking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Disc Golfing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Sledding, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

Trough Creek

State Park

554 acres

16362 Little Valley Road
James Creek, PA 16657
Phone: 814-658-3847
Email: troughcreeksp@pa.gov

Hiking, Biking, Picnicking, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping

Warriors Path

State Park

349 acres

1153 Warriors Path Road
Saxton, PA 16678
Phone: 814-658-3847
Email: troughcreeksp@pa.gov

Hiking, Picnicking, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Cross-Country Skiing, Wildlife Watch & Overnight Camping