Mercer County is home to the 2,856-acre Maurice K. Goddard State Park, an excellent stop for outdoor activity and adventure.Read More
Download a PDF of the File HERE Fall Foliage Tour 1 (from Pittsburgh): Travel I-79 North to Exit 99 and follow US422 W to I-376 West. Continue onto I-376 West 5 miles to Exit 9 (Mitchell Rd.). Turn right on Mitchell Rd. toward Rt. 18. Turn left on Rt. 18 North and drive 4 … Continue reading “Fall Foliage Self Driving Tours”Read More
With the summer season winding down, it’s time to start planning some fun fall activities. From pumpkin picking to corn mazes, Mercer County is full of autumn adventures!Read More
Frank J. McCain, a contractor, helped build the first Ferris wheel that was displayed at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893. Frank lived in East Lackawannock Township in Mercer County, PA from 1899 to 1910 in the “House on the Hill,” which still stands.Read More
With Grandparents Day coming up on September 13th, now is the time to start planning a fun-filled weekend in Mercer County! From outdoor fun to delicious sweets and treats, there are many sights to see and things to do in Mercer County.Read More
Mercer County, PA, is filled with endless outdoor adventures for the entire family. From boating and golfing to fishing, kayaking, and more, there are many possibilities for an exciting getaway waiting for you!Read More
Mercer County is rich with scenic views, outdoor adventure, family fun, and historical attractions. The Avenue of 444 Flags and War on Terror Veteran Memorial is an amazing tribute honoring America’s veterans.Read More
Purchase special one of a kind, handcrafted metal giftware at Wendell August Forge in Mercer County. Wendell August is home to skilled artisans and craftsmen who create heirloom gifts for all of life’s special moments.Read More
Mercer County, PA, home to a variety of amazing sites and adventures, is also the hometown of celebrities such as rock musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.Read More
Buhl Park Golf Course, referred to by locals as “Dum Dum,” is the only free golf course in America, offering you and your fellow golfers an exciting day out on the greens!Read More
The beautiful, charming town of Sharon, located in Mercer County, has been on the big screen! The 1988 film “Tiger Warsaw” starring Patrick Swayze, was filmed in the town. This film was directed by Amin Q. Chaudhri and was written by Roy London.Read More
Get ready for a sugar rush as you explore all the sweet treats that Mercer County has to offer!Read More
Whether you are a master cyclist or just getting started, Buhl Farm Park has trails for everyone to enjoy!Read More
Feel the summer breeze, take in the scenic views, and immerse yourself in an authentic wildlife experience in Mercer County!Read More
Shenango River Lake in Mercer County is located on the Allegheny Plateau of western Pennsylvania. This waterway is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and boaters.Read More
Are you ready to make the jump of a lifetime? For over 20 years, Skydive Pennsylvania has provided first-time skydivers and seasoned jumpers alike with a world-class skydiving experience.Read More
While many people have experienced an interruption to their summer plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still make the most of your summer in Mercer County. Our parks and other recreational areas are open and ready for visitors to enjoy.Read More
From kayaking, canoeing, and biking to golfing, tennis and swimming, Mercer County PA is filled with a wide variety of amazing outdoor adventures and activities for the whole family! Buhl Farm Park has all these outdoor amenities and more for tourists to enjoy, making it the ultimate destination for vacationing families and outdoor enthusiasts alike! … Continue reading “Buhl Farm Park is the place for outdoor fun in Mercer County, PA.”Read More
Swartz’s Mid America Entertainment is excited to present Grand Ole Opry member and country music star, Mark Wills, in concert April 18th, 2020 at the William Passavant Center in Greenville, Pennsylvania. The doors will open at 6:00 pm. The show begins at 7:00. Wills takes the stage as the main act for the first annual … Continue reading “COUNTRY MUSIC STAR MARK WILLS TO APPEAR AT MERCER COUNTY’S STARS, STRIPES & FREEDOM CONCERT”Read More
When you make a trip to Mercer County, visiting Sharon, Pa, is a must! With a variety of shops and boutiques as well as fun activities to enjoy, Sharon is a beautiful town full of tasty food and fun that you don’t want to miss!Read More
The 4th Annual Tourism Cash Giveaway will take place on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 12th – 15th, 2020.Read More
Are you looking for an exciting and affordable getaway this season? Holiday Inn Express Grove City, Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City, Wendell August Forge, Blackout Burger Bar and MLH Distillery have teamed up to offer the “Burgers Brews & Bargains Escape Package”. From now through April 30, 2020, you can experience an unbelievably sweet … Continue reading “SHOP, TASTE & EXPERIENCE THE BEST THAT GROVE CITY & MERCER COUNTY, PA HAS TO OFFER”Read More
The Sharon and Hermitage Area of Mercer County, PA, is home to diverse accommodations, some of America’s largest stores, cultural activities, and boutique storefronts, making it a great place to get away for a few days!Read More
The Holiday Season is a magical time of year at Keystone Safari. Nearly a quarter-million lights illuminate the Park to invoke the holiday spirit.Read More
On Saturday, November 30th, organizations and merchants in Mercer County, PA will kick off the holiday season with events, entertainment, bargains galore and family fun.Read More
With over 6 million visitors per year shopping at the Grove City Premium Outlet Mall, the area continues to be attractive to restaurant developers.Read More
The iconic Guthrie Theatre in Olde Town Grove City, PA has once again opened their doors for the public to enjoy live entertainment! The Guthrie Theatre was built in 1926 as a live theatre venue but, between shows, it started to run silent films. From there it grew into a movie house, opening on August … Continue reading “The Guthrie Theatre announces their inaugural live performances scheduled for the 2019 / 2020 season in Mercer County, PA!”Read More
Cruise through rolling hills, miles of farmland, quaint towns and villages during your self-driving tour in scenic Mercer County. View the red, gold, yellow and orange colors of the changing leaves as you travel at your own pace savoring nature’s beauty. To view fall foliage in Mercer County at its peak, plan your visit between October 12th through … Continue reading “Three fall foliage self-driving tours through Mercer County Pennsylvania!”Read More
The region’s premier art & music festival, WaterFire, Sharon PA will host its final event of the season on September 21st from 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with the lighting ceremony at dusk.Read More
Whether you are traveling to Mercer PA for a corporate retreat or a vacation with your family, Mercer PA offers a wide range of high-quality lodging options to make your stay extra special. There are accommodations to suit any type of trip or preference.Read More
Let Lisa’s General Store take you back in time! With an authentic wild west theme and a variety of vendors on display in their indoor marketplace, Lisa’s General Store is a great place to take a break and experience and old-west themed shopping experience.Read More
Whether you’re visiting the Grove City Outlets for luxury shopping or taking a tour of Grove City College, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Grove City is filled with a variety of different restaurants to meet your cravings. From Italian cuisine to juicy burgers, Grove City has something for everyone!Read More
Cirque Italia, America’s first traveling Water Circus, introduces the Gold Unit: a luxurious atmosphere where water, technology, and performing arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show.Read More
“I am very excited about our 2019-20 Celebrity Series line up. Our artists perform at the finest performing arts halls across the country and in the world and we are proud to bring this year’s extraordinary talent to the Orr stage for our community to enjoy” says director of Celebrity Series Connie McGinnis.Read More
After a day on the Wine & Brew Trail or after exploring the outdoor adventures Mercer, PA has to offer, stop in Mercer for a delicious bite to eat. From American-style food to Mexican delicacies, Mercer offers a wide of tasty and unique restaurants that the entire family can enjoy!Read More
Mercer County is a wonderful destination for those looking to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, or just looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.Read More
Back for its seventh season, the region’s premier art & music festival, WaterFire, Sharon PA will host two events this year, July 27, and September 21.Read More
Two of the highest honors given by VisitMercerCountyPA, the tourist promotion agency for Mercer County, PA, are the Bill and Connie Knecht Tourism Award and the James E. Winner Jr. Tourism Initiative Award.Read More
Whether you are traveling to Grove City PA for business meetings, corporate retreat or family vacation, you will need a place to stay. No matter the reason or your trip, you want accommodations that will cover all the bases and meet your needs for a stress-free experience.Read More
With the warmer temperatures and fresh spring breeze, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.Read More
The 2nd annual Hop Stop Farm Event is slated for June 22, 2019, at 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM! Gather for music by Major Morgan, Farm to Table pig roast with cornbread/mac-n-cheese/salad and Hop Yard Tours!Read More
Diner’s Guide to Greenville, PA When you’re visiting Mercer County, be sure to venture to Greenville, the home to a variety of restaurants featuring delicious Mexican cuisines, artful dishes, and fresh, flavorful pizza. With a range of different cuisines to choose from, Greenville has something the whole family can enjoy!Read More
As the weather begins to warm up, the golfing season has finally arrived! At VisitMercerCountyPA, we’ve put together a guide to the area’s most prestigious and award-winning golf course to make your golf getaway fun and relaxing.Read More
Come play your music! You are the entertainment! If you enjoy music with melodies that are fun for dancing, come enjoy three fun-filled days of music and dancing at the 13th National Button Accordion Festival.Read More
Toss’d Italian Bar & Grille was first established in 2016 and quickly drew food enthusiasts from the Shenango Valley and beyond. Customers were drawn to fresh food options like specialty salads and hand-tossed pizzas with homemade sauce.Read More
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra series at Westminster College continues this March as the Grammy-winning orchestra and conductor Manfred Honeck return to the Will W. Orr stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25.Read More
On March 14th – 17th, 2019, VisitMercerCountyPA, the official tourist promotion agency for Mercer County PA is offering an amazing deal to visitors who stay at participating overnight accommodations.Read More
The Jets and the Sharks will take over the Armory of the Arts for seven days in January when the Chrysalis Stage Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory stages “West Side Story” in Sharon. Tickets are now on sale at the conservatory’s web site,thechrysalisstage.org, for shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19 and 24-26, and 3 … Continue reading ““West Side Story” set to captivate audiences in Sharon Pa!”Read More
Visitors have been flocking to Reyers Shoe Store in downtown Sharon, Pa for many years. They come for the personalized service and selection of over 100,000 pairs of footwear in stock for men, women, and children.Read More
After nearly four years of permitting, design, and construction, Keystone Safari is open to the general public for the first time.Read More
The Daffin’s Candies Company has unveiled a brand-new Chocolate Kingdom display inside their flagship retail store in Sharon, PA.Read More
By: George Cupec Thanksgiving dinner is coming to an end, and you don’t know what to do next. Mercer County, Pa invites you to shop for great deals starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Thanksgiving day. We have the magic touch when it comes to Black Friday Shopping and, as always, Pennsylvania has no sales … Continue reading “The Black Friday Place to Be”Read More
The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) has selected WaterFire Sharon as the Event of the Year for 2018.Read More
Fall foliage enthusiasts, peak week arrives in Mercer County Oct. 14th – 20th.Read More
Every fall and winter in Mercer County, PA, families flock to a very special place to view an extraordinary attraction. Kraynak’s Santa’s Christmasland in Hermitage, PA, opens each year on September 10 and runs through December 31. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kraynak’s is closed Thanksgiving … Continue reading “Kraynak’s Santa’s Christmasland: A One-of-a-Kind Attraction Delighting Visitors of all ages in Mercer County, PA!”Read More
On September 29th, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce will take over the Pine Hill Golf Course to host their 3rd Annual Grapes & Growlers event. Visitors can enjoy the craft beer and wine samples, food, and live music.Read More
Visitors to Mercer County this fall can enjoy hours of fun at three corn maze attractions. Kicking off in mid-September, the Coolspring Corn Maze; Family Fall Fest at Fair Haven Farms and Irons Mill Farmstead Corn Maze and Fall Fun have each created a maze as well as offer other activities.Read More
Westminster College Celebrity Series is back with another season full of exhilarating performances. From celebrity tributes to magical productions, the 2018-19 season has something in store for the entire family.Read More
The Great Stoneboro Fair, a family tradition for over 150 fairs, starts on August 29th and goes through Labor Day.Read More
On the evening of July 18 “Beautiful Downtown Sharon” will become even more beautiful as a group of community volunteers get ready to officially “flip the switch” and flood State Street Bridge with new color-changing LED lights. “This lighting project was five years in the making from dream to reality,” says Laura Ackley, chairperson for the project and … Continue reading “Lighting Up State Street Bridge in “Beautiful Downtown Sharon””Read More
Back for its sixth season, the region’s premier art and music festival, WaterFire Sharon PA, will host three events this year on July 21, August 18 and September 22, 2018. Visitors attending this free, family/pet friendly event can expect to find art, music, food, performances and the much-anticipated lighting of more than 50 blazing bonfires … Continue reading “WaterFire Sharon PA presents “Magical Moments” in Mercer County, PA”Read More
The 11th Annual Greenville Heritage Days Festival is July 7 and 8, 2018. The two-day festival, sponsored by the Greenville Museum Alliance (The Waugh House, The Railroad Park Museum and the Canal Museum), showcases the rich history of the community. Visitors to the festival can participate in a 5K run, feast on festival fare, view … Continue reading “Greenville Heritage Days Festival Celebrates Small-Town Charm in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Maurice K. Goddard State Park invites you to celebrate the 16th Annual Pioneer Frolic at the Lake Wilhelm Marina Area on June 23-24, 2018. Pioneer Frolic is a full weekend-long festival celebrating the lives of the early pioneers of Sandy Creek Valley. Showcased are period costumes, demonstrations, music, artisans, a live auction, food, vendors, and … Continue reading “Period Costumes, Demonstrations, Music and More at Pioneer Frolic Festival in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Two of the highest honors given by VisitMercerCountyPA, the tourist promotion agency for Mercer County, PA, are the Bill Knecht Tourism Award and the James E. Winner Jr. Tourism Initiative Award. For 2018, Stacey Glenn has been selected to receive the Bill Knecht Tourism Award. John Kerins and Rick Kerins, owners of Tam O’Shanter Golf … Continue reading “VisitMercerCountyPA Celebrates Outstanding Tourism Achievements at 2018 Annual Dinner”Read More
By Peggy Mazyck Diverse outdoor activities abound in Mercer County. On land, water or air, visitors and residents will delight in the beauty of the area’s outdoor attractions. There is something special about outdoor activities that draws families and friends closer, makes getting healthy fun and leads to an adventure you will long remember. We … Continue reading “Enjoy an Amazing Outdoor Adventure in Mercer County”Read More
Mark your calendars now to save the dates for the 28th Annual Grove City Strawberry Days at Grove City Memorial Park. Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy three fun-filled days of entertainment, crafters, … Continue reading “Enjoy Three Days of Food, Crafters and Entertainment This June in Mercer County, PA”Read More
If you enjoy music with melodies that are fun for dancing, please join us at the Apollo Maennerchor, 291 South Dock Street, Sharon, PA, for a truly unique event. The 12th National Button Accordion Festival is this Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, 2018. Festival hours are Friday from 5 p.m. … Continue reading “This Memorial Day Weekend, Visit a Different Kind of Music Festival in Mercer County, PA”Read More
On Monday, May 28, 2018, see 500 flags, plus hero banners flying proudly in the town of Mercer honoring veterans throughout the region at the 16th Annual Mercer Memorial Day 500. Six veterans will be honored, three living and three posthumous. The living honorees are Sgt. Clare “Butch” Blair, U.S. Army – Vietnam; Lt. Colonel … Continue reading “Mercer Memorial Day 500 Honors Veterans in Mercer County, PA”Read More
A one-hour drive from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Erie, in the Western Pennsylvania county of Mercer, is a fantastic water trail that all ages can enjoy. The scenic Upper Shenango River Water Trail provides 23 miles of easy canoe and kayak paddling or inner tube floating. Starting in Pymatuning State Park, and running through the towns … Continue reading “Anyone Can Enjoy Easy Paddling on the Upper Shenango River Water Trail in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Worldwide since 1970, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year by focusing on the environment. In Mercer County this April, three separate events are taking place to help educate the public on environmental issues. On Saturday, April 7, Penn State Shenango will host Earth Fest 2018 at the Great Hall, 147 Shenango Ave. … Continue reading “Show Support for the Environment at Earth Day Activities in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Two Mercer County PA annual traditions are back to tempt visitors’ taste buds. Philadelphia Candies Wonderful World of Chocolate Factory Tour and Daffin’s Candies Swizzle Stick Day both invite visitors to their candy factories to learn how their chocolates are made and to enjoy free samples. The Philadelphia Candies Wonderful World of Chocolate Factory Tour … Continue reading “Bring the Entire Family to Mercer County, PA for Two Days of Sweet Treats”Read More
MERCER COUNTY, PA – VisitMercerCountyPA, the official Tourist Promotion Agency for Mercer County, has an exciting promotion that features the Mercer County Tourism Bucks Giveaway. On March 16-18, 2018, VisitMercerCountyPA will give away over $30,000 in Tourism Bucks to those staying overnight at participating hotels in Mercer County. For each overnight stay booked at a participating accommodation in Mercer … Continue reading “On St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Fill Your “Pot of Gold” with Mercer County Tourism Bucks”Read More
This February, enjoy two great attractions in Mercer County, PA. Buhl Farm Park hosts their annual Winter Fest, and Kraynak’s opens their Easterbunny Lane. Visitors are invited to spend Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at Buhl Farm Park from 12 – 3 p.m. enjoying everything that winter has to offer. This year’s event features plenty of outdoor … Continue reading “Bring Your Family to Visit Mercer County, PA”Read More
WaterFire Sharon continues to be a “beautiful experience that creates magical moments,” says Karen Anderson, Land Operations Manager for the event. WaterFire Sharon is in its sixth season and has recently announced the 2018 dates and themes. The world renowned, multi-sensory art event in downtown Sharon is set for July 21, August 18, and September … Continue reading “WaterFire Sharon PA Lights Up the Shenango River for Three Days in 2018 in Mercer County, PA”Read More
This month, VisitMercerCountyPA is sharing a wonderful article about Sharon, PA, written by Stephanie Kalina-Metzger that’s currently on her blog, cheeseplatesandroomservice.com. Sharing the Charm of Sharon, Pennsylvania A trip to Sharon, Pennsylvania had been on my list of places to visit for quite some time for no other reason than the fact that the Buhl Mansion … Continue reading “Sharing the Charm of Sharon, Pennsylvania”Read More
Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa, one of America’s Top Ten Most Romantic Inns and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is celebrating 20 years of providing first-rate service to guests. With 10 well-appointed guestrooms and a full-service spa, it is perfect for romantic getaways, indulgent spa escapes, exclusive executive retreats, and castle weddings. … Continue reading “Celebrate 20 Years of Elegance at Buhl Mansion Guesthouse and Spa in Mercer County, PA”Read More
by Peggy Mazyck Are you looking to do something more exciting than the typical dinner-date with your sweetheart? Couples coming to Mercer County can delight in romantic adventures and escapes to luxury at affordable prices this January – March. Three hotels in the Grove City area (Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood … Continue reading “Take Advantage of Affordable Romantic Getaways in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Big Dog R/C will host the 7th Annual “Show Down in the Snow” Indoor R/C (remote control) Car Racing event on Sat., December 16, 2017. The event draws amateur and professional drivers from around the eastern United States and Canada who will drive their 1/10 scale cars at scale speeds of over 400 scale miles … Continue reading “Seventh Annual Racing Event “Show Down in the Snow” Revs Up in Mercer County, PA”Read More
The downtowns of Mercer County, PA kick off the holiday season with events, entertainment, bargains galore and family fun on Saturday, November 25. Local, independently-owned shops will showcase diverse, unique gift items and offer amazing deals. Guests are invited to experience one of the most exciting shopping days of the year. As a reminder, Mercer … Continue reading “Find Great Deals, Discounts, Events, and Promotions on Small Business Saturday® in Mercer County, PA”Read More
By Peggy Mazyck The holidays are just around the corner. It’s a great time to uncover authentic, mouth-watering local food offerings in Mercer County PA. In addition to countless holiday events and festive main streets, the foodie experience is enticing. The atmosphere here is energetic, but without stress and traffic congestion of the city, and the … Continue reading “Five Reasons Why Mercer County, PA Is a Foodie Paradise”Read More
Mercer County, PA – Veterans Day, November 11, provides a special day to reflect upon the sacrifices of military veterans. The Avenue of 444 Flags and War on Terror Veterans Memorial is proud to welcome visitors to their location this Veterans Day and year round. Their outstanding tribute includes an amazing display of 444 flags … Continue reading “Avenue of 444 Flags and the War on Terror Veterans Memorial Honor Veterans in Mercer County, PA”Read More
By Peggy Mazyck The holiday season is a wonderful time to come to Mercer County PA. Enjoy fun holiday activities without the hassles of traffic jams and parking fees. Our scenic countryside areas and charming towns offer a welcome escape from the stress and hectic pace of larger cities. Mercer County is easy to get … Continue reading “Holiday Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Hell’s Hollow Adventure Trail & Haunt provides visitors three haunted attractions and a nature trail. The three attractions are at one location: The Bloody Barn, The Haunted Haywagon of Horror (which is handicap accessible), and The Frightening Field of Corn are at 496 Bestwick Road are in Mercer, PA 16137. The Bloody Barn features the … Continue reading “Three Frightening Attractions Await Visitors at Hell’s Hollow Adventure Trail & Haunt in Mercer County, PA!”Read More
Mercer County, PA – Cirque Italia, an animal-free, traveling Water Circus, introduces the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and performing arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. The performance will be held at the Grove City Premium Outlets on October 12 – 15, 2017. Featuring an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every … Continue reading “The First Traveling Water Circus Comes to the Grove City Premium Outlet Mall in Mercer County, PA”Read More
by Peggy Mazyck Experience excitement and fun at Mercer County farm attractions this fall. Numerous corn mazes offer aMAZEing entertainment for all ages and Mercer County agriculture is offering a farm tour and FREE meal made with locally-raised products at their “Brunch on the Farm.” This year, Coolspring Corn Maze is showcasing “The Greatest Maze on … Continue reading “It’s Sure to be an aMAZEing Time!”Read More
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. – On Saturday, September 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. in Grove City’s Memorial Park, the Grove City Chamber is hosting its 4th Annual Foodie Fest. This event will be held in the Highland and Joseph D. Monteleone picnic shelters. “Foodie Fest is an incredible event that is fun for all ages,” … Continue reading “Sample Delectable Local Fare from Area Restaurants and Food Purveyors at the 4th Annual Grove City Area Foodie Fest in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Mercer County, PA – Pedal the Lakes bicycle tour is Saturday, September 2, 2017, beginning in Greenville, Pa. It has multiple distances for all abilities and visits many of northwestern Pennsylvania’s and Ohio’s waterways and lakes. Within a 90-minute drive from Erie, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, the full-service tour in beautiful western PA and northeast Ohio … Continue reading “The 21st Annual Pedal the Lakes Bicycle Tour Showcases Scenic Lakes and Rolling Hills of Beautiful Mercer County, PA”Read More
by Peggy Mazyck Thousands of Mercer County, PA area residents and visitors flock to Buhl Farm Park each Labor Day to enjoy Buhl Day festivities. The day includes a 5k run, parade, food booth, live performances, art and photography shows, a mermaid exhibition, car show, children games and activities, and much more. This year will also … Continue reading “A Lasting Legacy: Buhl Farm Park in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Celebrity Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bringing World-Class Entertainment to the Mercer County, PA Region NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Celebrity Series at Westminster College announces its schedule for an exciting 2017-2018 season, jam-packed with homages to the classic sounds of Paul McCartney and the king of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. The 50th anniversary season will … Continue reading “Celebrity Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bringing World Class Entertainment to the Mercer County, PA Region”Read More
Mercer County, PA – Mercer County, PA welcomes the opening of the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in Greenville, PA. The Cobblestone Hotels brands offer guests “Big City Quality . . . Small Town Values.” The hotel, which had its grand opening on July 11, 2017, will cater to tourists and business travelers, as well as … Continue reading “Mercer County, PA Welcomes a Fabulous New Hotel Property”Read More
by Peggy Mazyck If you have an event where friends, family, or business associates are traveling from Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Erie, then your midway location is Mercer County, PA. Travel from any of these locations to Mercer County is less than ninety minutes’ drive time. Mercer County is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Traveling … Continue reading “Midway Between Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland . . . Mercer County, PA Is a Great Meeting Location”Read More
Mercer County, PA – WaterFire Sharon, PA, a free art, music, food and performance festival, will kick off the first of three summer series on July 15, 2017, with the theme “Back to Our Roots – Honoring Ancestry.” The family and pet-friendly event begins with artists and food vendors at noon and entertainment at one … Continue reading “WaterFire Sharon Kicks Off the 2017 Season on July 15, 2017 in Mercer County, PA”Read More
Mercer County, PA – The 10th Annual Greenville Heritage Days Festival runs from June 30-July 2, 2017. The three-day festival, sponsored by the Greenville Museum Alliance: The Waugh House, The Railroad Park Museum and the Canal Museum, showcases the rich history of the community. Visitors to the festival can participate in a 5K run, feast on … Continue reading “Heritage Days Festival Exudes Small-Town Charm in Mercer County, PA”Read More
by Peggy Mazyck The Springfield Restaurant Group started with the purchase of a small, run-down bar that no longer received much patronage because the once bustling traffic on Rt. 19 was gone. In earlier years, this road had been in constant use as the Pittsburgh to Erie thruway. Residents of Victorian Mercer remember a time … Continue reading “Springfield Restaurant Group … An Awesome Transformation”Read More
Mercer, PA – Two of the highest honors given by VisitMercerCountyPA, the tourist promotion agency for Mercer County, PA, are the Bill Knecht Tourism Award and the James E. Winner Jr. Tourism Initiative Award. For 2017, George Kraynak has been selected to receive the Bill Knecht Tourism Award and John and Robin Raskob, owners of Big Dog … Continue reading “Mercer County Tourism Promotion Agency to Present Awards at Annual Dinner on June 15”Read More
The 27th Annual Grove City Strawberry Days will be held Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11 at the Grove City Memorial Park, 58 West, West Main Street, Grove City, PA 16127. The three-day festival is loaded with crafters, live entertainment, a smorgasbord of food, and a wide assortment of kids’ activities at the Shortcake Patch.Read More
Warm temperatures and sunny skies offer the perfect time to enjoy an adventure on Hell’s Hollow Wildlife Adventure Trail in Mercer County, PA. The four-mile trek through hills and valleys offers fascinating historical, environmental, and wildlife sights. The trail is situated among 100 acres of scenic forest. One different aspect of the tour is that you can choose to explore the trail on a trail buggy instead of walking or biking. Sights to enjoy along the trail include a cascading waterfall (Spirit Falls), beaver dams, deer, wild turkeys, eagles.Read More
Mercer County, PA – On Saturday, May 27, 2017, 500 American Flags will be raised throughout the borough of Mercer in preparation for the 15th Annual Mercer Memorial Day 500. The Mercer Memorial Day 500, honoring American Veterans, will be celebrated on Monday, May 29, 2017, from 8:30 a. m. to 1 p.m.
At 8:30 a.m., the celebration will start with the Mercer Memorial Day 500 Freedom Fun Run 5K.Various activities around the Courthouse Square will include the opening ceremony and reception honoring the veterans, a military expo, a prayer service at the old Mercer Graveyard, the music of Brett Allen Morgan.Read More
Mercer County, PA – The Small Ships Revue, hosted by Quaker Steak & Lube, is an “anything-that-floats” event held on the Shenango River in downtown Sharon.
Additional events that day include the Small “Shops” Revue and the Lucky Ducky Race. Starting at 10 a.m., the merchants of the Greater Sharon Associates will be hosting the Small “Shops” Review in honor of the Small Ships Revue.Read More
Mercer County, PA is an ideal playground for diverse outdoor activities. On land, water or air, visitors will delight in the beauty of the region’s wonderful outdoors. There is something special about outdoor activities that develop closer connections, makes getting healthy fun, and leads to an adventure you will long remember.
VisitMercerCountyPA has identified key hiking, biking and water trails that you will love. Take a friend or your family and hike or bike the 12-mile scenic multi-use paved trail that loops around Lake Wilhelm at Maurice K. Goddard State Park.Read More
Mercer County, PA – A wonderful family event, the National Button Accordion Festival, is coming to Mercer County, PA, for the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend of May 26, 27 and 28, 2017. The festival host is the Apollo Maennerchor Club on 291 South Dock Street in downtown Sharon, PA. Visitors can grab their accordion and dancing shoes.
Featured instruments for the eleventh year of the festival include the diatonic button accordion and the piano accordion.Read More
Mercer County, PA – This April, visitors to Mercer County, PA can visit two chocolate factory shops for a tour and delicious sweet samples. There will be something for every member of the family, from children to grandparents, to enjoy.
FACTORY TOUR AT PHILADELPHIA CANDIES
Visitors are invited to tour the factory and experience chocolates being made at the 35,000 square foot manufacturing facility on April 1, 2017. Both adults and children are certain to be delighted by the chocolate-making process. All patrons receive a complimentary sample from the Easter Bunny. Guests can register to win one of three prizes.Read More
Spring is here, and it’s time to plan an outdoor adventure that the entire family will enjoy. The Shenango River Water trail offers 1, 4, 8, 12 or 23 miles of fun.
The trail is class I rapids, with a few riffles to add some spice as it flows gently through canopy forests and pastureland. The total distance is about 23 miles, but numerous take out/launch sites provide convenient points to match diverse interests.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Guys and Dolls, a hit musical since its 1950 Broadway premiere, is based on Damon Runyon’s stories of gangsters and gamblers of the New York underworld in the 1920s and 1930s. Frank Sinatra incarnated Nathan Detroit, and Marlon Brando played Sky Masterson in the one and only singing role of his career. Detroit pleads, “Luck be a Lady” when a roll of the dice decides his fate.
The Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville (ACTS) has assembled a talented cast that will showcase the hit Broadway musical Guys and Dolls March 17 – 26, 2017, at the Pierce Opera House at 100 N Mercer Ave, Sharpsville, PA 16150.Read More
It’s not too early to schedule your group golf outing to Mercer County. The Mercer County Golf Trail travels from the Grove City Area of Mercer County to the Shenango Valley and bordering Ohio area. The trail is an outstanding choice for overnight golf trips from Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
There is no shortage of golf courses or challenging holes in Mercer County. Here you will find a variety of 4 and 4 ½ star courses within a half hour or less drive of each other. The area has become a mecca for golf groups looking for great courses and great value.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Every winter/spring during the Easter season in Mercer County, PA, families flock to a very special place to view an extraordinary attraction. Kraynak’s Easter Bunny Lane in Hermitage, PA, will open this year on February 20 and will be on display through April 17. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kraynak’s is closed Easter Sunday.
Visitors to Kraynak’s are welcomed by a one-of-a-kind attraction known as “Easter Bunny Lane,” a 300-foot long indoor avenue decorated in an Easter theme. Enjoy the first blossoms of spring with lighted trees and animated figures at work and play.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Spend the day at Buhl Park on Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy the wonderful things that winter has to offer. There will be plenty of outdoor activities, including dogsled demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, a snow angel area, a freeze-pop scavenger hunt and the Great Snowman Challenge. The Youngstown Phantoms, a minor league hockey team, will be on hand to sign autographs and add to the fun.
One of our area’s favorite storytellers, Miss Victoria, will share Snowzilla by Janet Lawler and spin a few of her own wonderful tales about snowmen and even a snow lady.Read More
The charming Bed & Breakfasts (B & Bs) and Inns in the Mercer County, PA, area provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the work week. If you are looking for some quiet time away in a unique setting, check into a Mercer County Bed and Breakfast or Country Inn. The rooms in these accommodations display a distinctive personality. Each room is decorated differently and themed after a famous person or activity. The innkeepers provide personal service and offer a wealth of inside knowledge on the best places to go and things to do.
In the Mercer area of the County, Casa Da Costa Bed & Breakfast is a stunning historic brick Greek Revival style home built in 1929.Read More
The Candlewood Suites, Grove City, PA offers 82 guest rooms with fully equipped kitchens, 42-inch flat screen HDTVs, DVD players, plush recliners, and executive work stations. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool in the summer months, is pet friendly, and has an outdoor gazebo grill area.
Other amenities include free guest laundry, an expanded, free 24-hour fitness center, business center, and the Candlewood Cupboard, offering a variety of food, beverages, and personal care items to purchase. Candlewood Suites is ideal for the extended business traveler, relocating families, or anyone displaced from their home from an unfortunate circumstances such as a fire or flood.Read More
Mercer County, PA – From now through May 2017, visitors to Mercer County, PA can enjoy Dave Martin’s Bullride Mania Rodeos at Sundance Arena’s heated indoor arena in Fredonia, PA.
The shows take place every first Saturday of the month from now through May 2017 and also on the third Saturday in January, February and March. Special edition rodeos will be held on February 11 and February 25, 2017.Read More
The holiday season is a wonderful time to experience the transformation that’s occurring in the downtowns of Mercer County. You don’t have to travel far to find one-of-a kind gifts, outstanding service, great dining experiences, and enjoyment of the arts. This holiday season, discover the treasures in your own back yard. The downtowns of Mercer County will delight you with the options they present. Mercer County PA shopping, dining, and activities are yours to enjoy!
If you haven’t been to downtown Sharon lately, you are missing out because a new Downtown Sharon has emerged in the last few years.Read More
Big Dog RC will host the 6th Annual “Show Down in the Snow” Indoor RC (remote control) Car Racing event on December 17, 2016. The event draws amateur and professional drivers from around the eastern United States and Canada who will drive their 1/10 scale cars at scale speeds of over 400 miles per hour!
“Last year, the event had over 230 entries,” said John Raskob, who owns Big Dog RC with his wife, Robin. “We had drivers ranging from 5 to 75 years old, with both men and women competing,” John said.Read More
Centrally located near Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland, Grove City Premium Outlets is one of America’s top 10 outlet centers. It’s a shopper’s paradise with over 130 of your favorite brand name stores and a food-court with a large variety of menus to choose from. Their “Black Friday” savings start early at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Just down the street from the Outlets, is the Wendell August where you will find all kinds hand crafted metal gifts including purses, ornaments, home décor, tableware and much more. From the Grove City area take a short road trip Reyers, the World’s Largest Shoe Store in Sharon where you’ll find the perfect size, style and brand of shoes for every occasion. Select from over 175,000 pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes in all sizes.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Visitors to Mercer County, PA, can take advantage of “Shop Local” Small Business Saturday® promotions that encourage shoppers to patronize and support small local businesses.
This year, Small Business Saturday® (SBS®) is on November 26. Participating Downtown Greenville, Grove City, Mercer, and Shenango Valley businesses will have “Shop Local” promotions.
Highlights in Downtown Grove City will be offering a special promotion for the “Shop Local” campaign. Shoppers spending at least $100 at locally-owned stores on Saturday, November 26, can be entered to win a $100 pre-paid gift card.Read More
Mercer County PA showcases a spectacular line-up of holiday celebrations to thrill the whole family. Bring your friends and family– it’s the perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate while kids are home from school and family members have traveled in for the holidays! Take a road trip to Mercer County PA and experience a calmer, less hectic holiday season without the hassle of traffic jams and high parking fees. In most cases, you can park directly in front of the attraction or event you want to visit at no cost. Mercer County PA is centrally located near Pittsburgh, Erie, PA, and Cleveland, OH.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Every year in November, visitors to Mercer County, PA, enjoy unmatched shopping deals with extended holiday hours at the Grove City Premium Outlets.
Get a jump on holiday shopping at the Grove City Premium Outlets at their “Wrap it up Early Sale” November 11 – 13, 2016. The Grove City Premium Outlets, western Pennsylvania’s premium shopping destination with over 130 name-brand outlet stores,Read More
Mercer County, PA – Every fall and winter in Mercer County, PA, families flock to a very special place to view an extraordinary attraction. Kraynak’s Santa’s Christmasland in Hermitage, PA, opens each year on September 10 and runs through December 31. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kraynak’s is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Visitors to Kraynak’s are welcomed by a one-of-a-kind attraction known as “Santa’s Christmasland,” a 300 ft. long indoor avenue of decoratedRead More
Mid-October through the end of October is the perfect time to plan your getaway to Mercer County PA. The county’s location near Pittsburgh offers less than 90 minutes travel time for great attractions and a spectacular display of colors as you travel back roads through scenic countryside communities. Take a drive along some of the routes suggested below to experience the best of Mercer County’s changing leaf colors and vistas.
SELF – DRIVING TOUR 1: Exit 10 (Mitchell Rd Exit) off I-376 to Rt. 18 NRead More
Any time of the year is a perfect time for a romantic getaway to Mercer County. Several options are just 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland. Try these romantic getaways and experience again the love and magic of sharing a special time with that special person. Your weekend trip to Mercer County will leave you feeling pampered and cherished. Pair an overnight stay with a wine and brew tour, spa services for couples and intimate dining at exceptional restaurants.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Visitors to Mercer County, PA, will have several family-friendly activities to enjoy each weekend in October and the first weekend in November. Now through November 6, 2016, gather your family and friends and “get lost” in a corn maze, take a hayride, or get frightened at a haunted barn.
Coolspring Corn Maze & Farm Market in Mercer, PA, is open Fridays 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sundays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.Read More
Mercer County, PA – WaterFire Sharon, PA, will finish the 2016 season with the theme “Destination Imagination.” The Saturday, September 24 event starts with artists and food vendors at noon and entertainment at one of three stages starting at 1 p.m. ending at 11 p.m. The much-anticipated lighting of the braziers on the Shenango River will be at dusk.
WaterFire Sharon will host over 65 artisans and non-profit organizations in downtown Sharon, PA. Each will be selling and showcasing their specialties including fine arts, crafts, jewelry and more.Read More
By Peggy Mazyck Farm tours are all the trend this year and during mid-September, Mercer County, PA, is offering two great events that will allow the public to experience farm life up close and personal. On September 17 and 18, 2016, the 32nd annual Mercer County Country Tour provides two great days of fun and … Continue reading “Experience Farm Life, Free Brunch, and Scenic Countryside Tours”Read More
The Mercer County Country “Drive it Yourself” Tour kicks off with a free Brunch on the Square in Mercer, PA on September 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
At the brunch, farmers from the tri-county area will provide locally-produced foods. The brunch will include beef, sausage, potatoes, corn, eggs, dairy, and more from Mercer, Erie, and Crawford counties. For FREE brunch tickets register at: http://www.mercercountyagdevelopment.com/ or pick tickets up at the following locations: Mercer County Visitors Center, Sharon; Hermitage Agway; Ritenour Equipment, Hadley; Western Reserve Farm Cooperative, New Wilmington; Grove City Agway; and the Mercer County Extension Center, Mercer.Read More
Mercer County, PA – Enjoy a day of fun activities on a 163-acre working farm located two miles from the Mercer County Courthouse on Route 58 west. Munnell Run Farm Foundation will host their 12th Annual Munnell Run Farm Day.
Events scheduled throughout the day include displays by local artists and craftsman, a farmer’s market, food vendors, children’s activities, and more.Read More
With a customized itinerary in hand, two mothers and two daughters from the Pittsburgh area joined me on a tour along the Mercer County Wine Trail. The group wanted time together to celebrate before their daughters started graduate school in the fall. The Mercer County Wine Trail impressed them as a perfect opportunity to have fun together and make special memories.
A Getaway Weekend at Tara-A Country Inn
For their getaway, the group chose a weekend stay at Tara – A Country Inn with a five-hour wine tour on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. While gathered on the front porch at Tara to await transportation.Read More
MERCER COUNTY, PA – The Mercer County PA Wine and Brew Trail is off to a great start with eight wineries and three breweries for groups and individual travelers to enjoy when visiting this charming northwestern PA county.
VisitMercerCountyPA provides customized itineraries that include at least three stops on the wine trail, brew trail, or both. Featured in each itinerary are tastings, a production tour, snacks, and a distinctive meal and entertainment at one of the stops.Read More