Friday in the ‘Fonte: September 25, 2020

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*** DBI is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community and we care about the safety of our volunteers, businesses owners and employees, and visitors. We ask that you wear your mask while indoors patronizing businesses and outside when you are unable to maintain appropriate social distance.

Check out this month’s participating businesses for special hours and promotions! There will be live music outside Confer’s Jewelers from 5 to 7 and the Bellefonte Community Band will play at Talleyrand Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come down and enjoy the music under the bistro lights! 

Participating Business and Organization Members


Art A La Carte, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

107 S. Allegheny Street • (814) 355-1590

Art a la Carte features dozens of local artists, carefully curated to showcase a diverse group of artists working in a variety of mediums. Stop in to find find jewelry, glass, woodwork, quilts, handwoven pieces, felt, marbled silk, pottery, paintings, pastels, photography, homemade goats’ milk soap, handmade cards, Bellefonte memorabilia and more!

Belle Mercantile, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

135 South Spring Street • (814) 353-4751

Now open! Belle Mercantile is a collective marketplace featuring local artisan, handmade, vintage and unique finds. They will be open extended hours for Friday in the ‘Fonte. Stop by for their Sip and Shop with complimentary wine from 5 to 7 p.m and socially distant socialization on the deck!


Big Spring Spirits, 4 to 10 p.m., take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery options available.

198 Match Factory Place • (814) 353-4478

The Tasting Room is now open! Stop in to enjoy a summer inspired handcrafted cocktail and delicious food from Nomad Kitchen. Dine safely indoors or outdoors on the patio with views of Talleyrand Park.

Also, BSS is still busy selling spirits, bottled ready-to-drink cocktails, and hand sanitizer to go! Order online and choose curbside pickup, free local delivery, or $5 shipping anywhere in PA.  All revenue generated from the sale of hand sanitizer will be donated to the Bellefonte YMCA and The FaithCentre to support their mission to feed those in need in our community.


Bellefonte Art Museum12 to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

133 N Allegheny St •

BAM is open and it will have viewing options for every comfort level:
▪ Visit museum galleries in person Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00-4:30. Masks and social distancing required.
▪ Visit virtual tours online at
▪ Schedule a private tour on Tuesday. Private tours will be available every Tuesday at the top of each hour 12:00-4:00. Email to schedule.

Come out during Friday in the ‘Fonte to view their current exhibits. Don’t forget to stop into the museum gift shop before you leave. Twiga rotates an inventory of hand-crafted items and fine art created by our museum registry artists, along with a select group of artists from outside the area. From wall art, jewelry and pottery, to wearable art, cards and books, you can find most anything for every occasion.


Bees Knees Coffee, 5 to dark

Coffee truck @ the courthouse

Bees Knees Coffee is a one-of-a-kind coffee trailer owned and operated by Bellefonte local Bromlyn Fitzgerald. Bees Knees Coffee is focused on buying local products; using honey from Spring Creek Honey in Bellefonte, milk from Meyer Dairy in Boalsburg, and the coffee is fair trade and organic, locally roasted by Cafe Lemont. Find them outside the courthouse serving up hot and cold coffee, lemonade, and homemade baked goods. Friday in the ‘Fonte Happy Hour special: $1 off hot or cold specialty lattes, 6 to 7:30. 


The Cakery, 4 to 7 p.m.

135 W High Street •

Whether you like cakes, cupcakes, pies, bread, scones, or some other sweet treat, The Cakery will most certainly meet your needs! Stop by for delicious sweet treats! In addition, By A Thread Boutique Pop-Up will be set up from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stop by for delicious sweet treats and try on some unique clothing items!


Confer’s Jewelers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 N. Allegheny Street • (814) 355-8836

Stop by Confers for the most gorgeous selection of jewelry for any budget. 50% off all Estate Jewelry for Friday in the ‘Fonte and live music outside the store from 5 to 7 p.m.


Happy Wraps, 10:00 am to 9:15 pm

216 W High Street  • (814) 954-5383 

Stop in for fresh and healthy wraps and finish up with a fruit smoothie or hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream before or after your shopping adventures.


Jabebo Studio, open by chance or by appointment.

213 E. Bishop St. 814-353-1022

Although the website is set up for wholesale customers, if you see earrings you like, just give them a call and they can arrange to have your earrings ready for contact-less pickup! You can also purchase earrings through their Etsy page.

Jabebo’s earring are made out of recycled cereal boxes and are sold to hundreds of stores across the US and Canada! They are always collecting cereal boxes from the community and have a drop-box on Cherry Lane across from Jim’s. You can also bring them to the store when they’re open, and if you have a big stack, just give them a call and they’ll arrange to pick them up!

Plumb’s Drug & Gift Store, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

105 N Allegheny Street • (814) 355-3225

Plumb’s offers beautiful seasonal home decor, gifts, cards and stationary; come see what’s new for Fall and Halloween! And don’t forget about their old-fashioned soda fountain with hard ice cream. Get 25% off your regularly priced gift shop purchase during Friday in the ‘Fonte.


URBN Flavourhaus Bellefonte, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

141 W High Street • (814) 355-1178

Stop by the newly renovated downtown URBN Flavourhaus for delicious milkshakes, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, or visit the drive through at Park Place for a full menu.



Places to stay while in town:


Our Fair Lady, A Victorian Bed & Breakfast

313 E. Linn Street • (814) 355-1117

Our Fair Lady is a beloved Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Historic Bellefonte. Enjoy warm hospitality, quality comfort, and a rich historic atmosphere in this meticulously-maintained 19th century home. It’s the perfect weekend getaway, or place to call home for an extended stay. Enjoy a full breakfast in the morning. Mention Friday in the Fonte and receive 5% off your stay the 25th!

Sleep Inn & Comfort Suites

111 & 132 Village Drive, State College • (814) 235-1020, (814) 235-1900

Need a place to stay while you’re in the area? Both the Sleep Inn & Comfort Suites have been newly renovated and are ready to welcome you. While HFL Corporation has always committed to the highest standard of cleanliness, both hotels are taking extra steps and precautions during this time to ensure the safety of their guests and employees. They continue to comply with all regulations for operations and cleaning protocols. The staff has been trained accordingly, and face masks and social distancing protocols are in place.

Follow this link for a special Downtown Bellefonte Inc. discount on your stay.


*** Thank you to our Business and Organization Members! ***

Additional Downtown Businesses

Claire Lorts Designs, 5 to 8 p.m.
Pop-up in Talleyrand Park

Welcome a new addition to Friday in the ‘Fonte! Claire Lorts Designs makes original hardwood jewelry with semiprecious gemstones. They also have a line of 100% metal free necklaces and earrings. Claire also makes jewelry display pieces, which are original artwork that can be displayed on your wall or used to display your jewelry.

Co2 Boutique, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.

104 N Allegheny Street • (814) 353-4258

Stop in for ladies accessories, purses, fashion jewelry, gifts and more! Free Vera Mask with any $50 Vera purchase. 

Good Intent Cider, 3 to 10 p.m.
167 S Potter Street • (814) 355-1654

Fright Night returns to the patio of Good Intent! Make a reservation for Friday in the ‘Fonte on the patio and enjoy a special small-batch cider release while watching House on Haunted Hill. 


Governors Pub, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
211 W High Street • (814) 353-1008

Come by GovPub and eat outdoors on the patio, where well-behaved pets are welcome. There will be food specials all day long as well as a great beer and cocktail selection.

Helen Foxx and Co., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

122 S Allegheny Street • (814) 548-7847

Helen Foxx carries a wide selection of ladies boutique clothing and accessories, for all sizes and budgets. Summer clearance is 50% off! 

My Cafe Buzz, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

325 W High Street • (814) 810-2341

While you’re out for a stroll in Talleyrand, stop by Bellefonte’s newest cafe to try the newest addition to their menu — milkshakes! Come and try some new funky flavors. In addition, they’ll be serving up coffee, homemade baked goods, breakfast & lunch, smoothies, ice cream, and their famous “Buzz Bowls.” They also feature local art that is for sale. 

Local Historia, 5 to 8 p.m.
Free walking tours starting from Knupp Heritage Center

Local Historia will be providing free historical walking tours during Friday in the ‘Fonte! The tours are approximately 30 minutes and will start on the hours of 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. A max of 15 people per tour. Sign up at the Knupp Heritage Center. Donations can be made to DBI to the Heritage Knupp Centre. $5 suggested donation.


Lock Boutique, 11 to 5 p.m.
136 W High Street 

Lock is a woman’s clothing boutique offering trendy, chic affordable clothing for all. Come in to check out their latest fall styles. In addition, they have a beautiful home + gift collection.


Plaza Centre, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
124 W High Street

The Plaza is extending hours for Friday in the ‘Fonte! While they are known for their antiques, they also have so much more! Stop in to shop tons of Fall Harvest and Halloween items. They also have Penn State items and lots of treasures and gifts for every personality.


Richard Knupp Heritage Center, 1 to 8 p.m. – GRAND OPENING
123 N. Allegheny Street 

Join the Knupp Heritage Centre for their grand opening! There will be a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Stop in to check out the recently opened heritage center in Bellefonte. Here you can find information on Bellefonte history and scheduled historic self-guided tours through town. Historic walking tours from Local Historia from 5 to 8. 


Interested in becoming a Friday in the ‘Fonte sponsor? Interested businesses or organizations should contact Gina Thompson at

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