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Plan your visit to the Northern Appalachian Folk Fest now!

Folk Fest Dates: September 9, 10 and 11, 2016

For the Fourth Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, there will be THREE days of music, arts, and culture relating to the Northern Appalachian region. As a reminder, this event is free to the public with no ticket purchases necessary. Also, they’ll have great local food, educational workshops, and a Children’s Alley activity area.

This celebration of modern-day Northern Appalachia will take place on the 500 block of Philadelphia Street, the main street that runs through downtown Indiana!

The Children’s Alley will once again be located at IRMC park this year, which is at 7th and Philadelphia Street.

Stop by to see the amazing talents of: DAR WILLIAMS, SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, THE STICKERS, THE JAGGERZ, RAY OWEN and many more!

For more details, including a schedule of events and performers, visit their website:

Find out about special hotel packages available exclusively for this festival on our “Packages” page!








August 19, 2016   No Comments

Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Highlighted!

 KDKA features Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms in their:

“Best Places To Get Christmas Trees In Pittsburgh” article.

August 10, 2016   No Comments

Purchase Tickets to Idlewild and SoakZone!

Seize this opportunity to purchase discount tickets valid Weekdays

during the ENTIRE 2016 Regular Season (or on weekends for a surcharge)!

For more information, call us at 724-463-7505

July 17, 2016   No Comments

2016 Summer Newsletter

Find out about the latest in Indiana County tourism news and happenings in our summer newsletter.

CLICK HERE to read the newsletter!

July 8, 2016   No Comments

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival receives Great Reviews!

Images Below Courtesy of Johnstown Magazine.

Additional Reviews on the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival:

“You gave me a wonderful time in your county.  You went above and beyond to ensure we had a perfect time.  Your efforts did not go unnoticed. Thanks again.”

Nancy M. on the Fernung Tour from  Tipton County. Indiana


“Thanks for being such a wonderful host! We really lucked out with you and Carol. I didn’t realize that you wouldn’t be joining us on Sunday, otherwise I would have said good-bye to you Saturday night. The cards with the group photo were really sweet, and a nice surprise!”

Jennifer A. from Quakertown, PA


“Everyone had a wonderful time, thanks to all the extra effort you put into our group.  Believe me it didn’t go unnoticed.  I have done this enough to realize all the little extra things take a lot of time  & effort. Everyone was so surprised It was a perfect Mystery Trip.  I know I will do well on my next one because this was such a success.  I told you we would bring good weather & it was perfect when we were there.  There was just enough chill in the air for the parade to make it festive. Thanks for the ornaments, all the pictures the extra snacks, floats, tree & decorations and for setting up so many sites.  Everything was greatly appreciated.”



June 10, 2016   No Comments

Invitation to Join Tourist Bureau – Become a Member TODAY!

Not a member yet of the Tourist Bureau?  Find out why NOW is the perfect time to join!


The Travel and Tourism industry spending in Indiana County amounts to over $170 million and accounts for more than 1,400 jobs countywide.    Visitors spend discretionary dollars when visiting the area for business, sporting events, conventions, reunions, IUP events, etc.  The bureau partners with Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism, the Center for Economic Operations, and the 422 Co-Op Group to work together towards a common goal: the economic development and promotion of Indiana County’s attributes.


We invite all area business to become members of the tourist bureau and take advantage of networking and promotion opportunities from within and outside the region.  The Indiana County Tourist Bureau offers memberships to businesses, restaurants, attractions, non-profit groups, clubs, organizations, one-time events, as well as individuals.


Members receive the following benefits:

1.  Web Listing – List your organization on our website.  Include photo, and product or service description.

2.  Event Promotion – Members can place their events on our online calendar of events, in our printed

yearly calendar,  and events email blast!

3.   Listing in the Official Indiana County Visitor Guide – 100,000 copies are printed and distributed.

Advertising opportunities are available in the Visitors Guide and online. The Visitors Guide is distributed

throughout the region and Pennsylvania including county-wide Brochure Racks, Nationwide

Distribution Services, AAA offices, and Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland Turnpike Rest

Areas; Trade and Travel Shows, Fairs and Festivals, on-line sites and toll-free call requests.

4.   Industry News:  Receive newsletter updates of businesses in the area.

5.   Networking Opportunities:  Network at monthly Mingles and special events throughout the year.

6.   County Distribution of Printed Marketing Collateral: Free distribution of member marketing materials.


New members receive a 10% discount off the yearly fee, when you complete your membership by December 31, 2015.    Don’t miss this opportunity to be in the new 2016-2017 Visitor Guide. 

October 12, 2015   No Comments