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The Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown is pleased to announce its’ 15th Annual Pick-A-Dilly Herb Faire, scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, from 9am to 4pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The festival is co-sponsored by The Herb Study Group of Indiana County.
The herb faire has grown in interest over the past years, attracting many visitors to the quiet village of Dilltown. The event is a great way to spend the day visiting area growers that feature a large variety of flowering plants, HERBS and perennials – all in one location!
New to the festival this year will be food vendors selling breakfast and luncheon sandwiches, delicious pesto pizza, and kettle corn. Dillweed will also welcome new artisans featuring original photography, local fresh raw honey, handmade beeswax products, hand carved wood items for the home, all natural gourmet herb vinegars, spice blends & dipping oils, lavender sugar, and herb bean soups. Returning artisans include original botanical artwork, herb teas, hand poured soap products, copper items, jewelry, and other garden inspired specialties.
Visitors to the event will gain valuable gardening information, growing tips and learn how to care for and cultivate their own herbal gardens. Explore the history and many uses of this year’s featured herb, Elderberry. A booklet of elderberry recipes including jelly, muffins, thumbprint cookies, and cobbler compiled by the Herb Study Group will be available for sale. Visit the “Ask the Gardening Expert” table with your herb and general gardening questions anytime throughout the duration of the Herb Faire! The Herb Study Group will be presenting three free seminars during the event – just look for the colorful balloons to indicate the location:
11AM “The International Herb of the Year…” by Cindy Rogers
Take an exploratory journey into the history and many uses of this year’s herb of the year – Elderberry!
12:30PM “An Introduction to Foraging” by Pepita Jacobs
Learn some initial techniques to the ancient art of living off the land – naturally.
2:30PM “Building your own Earth-Filled Box” by Debbie Stumpf
An earth filled box is a closed system growing container providing the advantage of little evaporation of water and an even flow of moisture to the box.
For additional information, directions and/or questions please contact:
Corey or Cindy Gilmore at 814-446-6465.
firstname.lastname@example.org Dillweed Bed & Breakfast
www.dillweedinc.com 7453 Route 403 Hwy S
Dilltown, PA 15929
May 20, 2013 No Comments
INDIANA – The Indiana County Tourist Bureau will begin selling discount tickets to Idlewild and Soak Zone in Ligonier, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
The discounted cost is $21.00 per person, which is a savings of $16.99 per ticket. The tickets are good any operating weekday, Monday through Friday, during the regular 2013 season. Tickets can also be used on the weekend by paying an additional $8.00 surcharge at the gate. All discount tickets must be pre-purchased and are not available at Idlewild and Soak Zone.
The following locations are selling tickets:
Indiana County Tourist Bureau – located in the Indiana Mall
Indiana First Bank – Blairsville
Mercik’s Bi-Lo – Homer City
Valeski’s 4th Street Bi-Lo – Indiana
Tate’s Supermarket – Clymer
All American Barber Shop – Saltsburg
For additional information on tickets, contact the Indiana County Tourist Bureau at 724-463-7505.
April 15, 2013 No Comments
Indiana County Tourist Bureau has installed digital, visitor information Explore Boards in Indiana County. On Thursday, March 28, 2013, the boards were unveiled in the lobbies of the Holiday Inn Indiana and Hampton Inn & Suites Blairsville.
Explore Boards are the newest way to reach the visitors market. Combining the dynamics of digital marketing with the impact of out of home and place-based advertising, Explore Board is transforming how and when visitors receive information. Utilizing high definition touch screens, Explore Board delivers engaging multimedia content in an innovative way. This cutting edge marketing tool targets travelers at high-traffic visitor locations. Millions of visitors interact with Ettractions digital touch screens each year. The Indiana County Tourist Bureau visitor information network provides location based exposure for accommodations, dining, shopping and attractions. Within each of those categories, members of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau are featured.
The local tourist bureau worked with CTM Media Group, based in Stamford, CT, to create the content and install the devices. The key to Explore Boards widely recognized success is the consumer engagement and intuitive interface which allows visitors to browse the vast array of local tourism information at their fingertips. The board showcases descriptions, directions, multiple high resolution images, videos, special offers and upcoming events. The touch screen digital keyboard and QR codes allow visitors to share content with their personal device for on-the-go access.
“This is a great step forward for us,” stated Penny Perman, Executive Director of Indiana County Tourist Bureau. “We are very excited to be able to provide these two Explore Boards for the lobbies of the Holiday Inn Indiana and the Hampton Inn & Suites Blairsville. We feel that visitors will enjoy the high-tech convenience of locating local tourism attractions, dining spots, accommodations and shopping opportunities.” She continued to say, “By providing the visitors this information, it will also benefit our members which should generate more traffic to their establishments.”
CTM Media Group has Explore Boards in other locations throughout the country, but Indiana County is the first tourist bureau nationwide to host an Explore Board. Peter Magaro, President CTM Media Group stated “we are very proud of our award winning cutting-edge visitor information resource. We are sure to keep the momentum going as Explore Board is now a two time award winner: first the DSE Gold APEX award and now the Digital Screenmedia Association’s Best Travel & Hospitality Interactive Self Service award.”
Perman concluded, “Visitors to Indiana County will enjoy having these two Explore Boards to assist them in locating our local attractions. In addition, we are very fortunate to have marketing dollars available to showcase our county through these two touch screen devices.”
March 29, 2013 1 Comment