Friday in the ‘Fonte activities in Talleyrand Park cancelled — May 27

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UPDATE: Activities in Talleyrand Park have been cancelled for May 27 due to inclement weather. Find a list of activities still happening at businesses around town.

Downtown Bellefonte Businesses still have many great things planned for the day for those coming into town. Be sure to check out portrait sketches by artist Elody Gyekis at the Bellefonte Arts Museum, artist demonstrations and sales at Art a la Carte, and a porch sale from Tadpole Crossing at Belle Mercantile. There is much more happening in town, so be sure to check out the specials and promotions below! Note that these plans are subject to change based on the weather.

Discovery Passport

Today is the launch of the Bellefonte Discovery Passport! Starting today, Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is introducing a brand new way to explore all that downtown Bellefonte has to offer! The 2022 Discovery Passport will go on sale for the first time on May 27! Get a passport, then complete challenges by receiving stamps from participating businesses or by attending events and activities around town. For each challenge completed, be entered to win prizes! Passports are $10 and can be found at the Downtown Bellefonte Inc. table at Friday in the ‘Fonte events or our booth in Belle Mercantile.


Here’s what’s happening around town:

Art a la Carte, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. + special event hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
107 S Allegheny St •

Art a la Carte features dozens of Central PA artists. In the shop, you will find jewelry, pottery, purses and bags, and much more! Be sure to catch them at each Friday in the ‘Fonte with artist demonstrations, sales promotions, and cookies. This business is included on the Bellefonte Discovery Passport. Ask for a stamp with purchase!

Bellefonte Art Museum, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. + special event hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
133 N Allegheny St •

During Friday in the ‘Fonte, Elody Gyekis will be doing quick portrait sketches from 5pm – 7pm and Jim Colbert will be performing live. Be sure to check out their rotating exhibits, The Makery and gift shop, which has fine art and handcrafted gems! You can get a stamp for the Bellefonte Discovery Passport with a purchase at BAM!

Belle Mercantile, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
135 S Spring St •

Belle Mercantile is a collective marketplace featuring local artisan, handmade, vintage and unique finds. They will host a Sip + Shop from 4pm – 6pm featuring a seasonal drink, beer and wine. Follow their social media to learn about features and any other pop-up events throughout the year. You can get a stamp for the Bellefonte Discovery Passport with a purchase at Belle Mercantile!

By A Thread, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
115 W Bishop St •

By A Thread is a women’s clothing boutique featuring colorful spring tops, cute boho dresses, floral patterns and trendy accessories. Grab a cocktail and check out their new shop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get a stamp for the Bellefonte Discovery Passport with a purchase.

Centre County Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
200 N Allegheny St •

The Centre County Library & Historical Museum is a free community destination providing books, information, internet access, and technology resources to preserve history and promote a lifetime of reading and learning. Don’t miss the National and State Parks books, movies, and audiobooks display that fits the Friday in the ‘Fonte for May! Earn a stamp for the Bellefonte Discovery Passport by signing up for a library card or borrowing an item.

Confer’s Jewelers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
100 N Allegheny St •

Confer’s is the fun jewelry store where everyone feels loved. Enjoy 25% off anything with a red, white, or blue sticker! Find them on the Bellefonte Discovery Passport and ask for a stamp with a purchase.

Good Intent Cider, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
167 S Potter St •

Good Intent Cider is a family-owned and operated cidery located in the heart of Pennsylvania apple country. They strive to make the best cider and set themselves apart by adding no water and very little sweetness to their ciders. Check them out this Friday for their small-batch cider release! Show your Bellefonte Discovery Passport and receive a stamp with purchase.

Felicity’s Pet Supplies, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2022 Axemann Rd •

Felicity’s Pet Supplies is a place where you can be confident in all your pet supply purchases. Check out their store location for more pet supplies, treats, and frozen yogurt for the pups! Make sure to show your Bellefonte Discovery Passport to receive a stamp with purchase.

Plumb’s Cards and Gifts, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
105 N Allegheny St • 814-355-3225

Plumb’s offers beautiful home decor, gifts, cards and stationery. And don’t forget about their old-fashioned soda fountain with hand dipped ice cream. Buy 3 cards and get one free, or enjoy a 25% off your purchase during Friday in the ‘Fonte and be sure to collect your stamp for the Bellefonte Discovery Passport.

The Queen, A Victorian Bed & Breakfast, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
176 E Linn St •

Step back into a more elegant time by taking a tour of the garden. Free tours will be available from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m during Friday in the ‘Fonte or call (814) 355-7946 to schedule an appointment outside of those dates and hours. Friday in the ‘Fonte participants may book a stay or buy a gift card for 10% off! Make sure to ask for a stamp for the Bellefonte Discovery Passport when the tour is finished or after you’ve made a reservation.

Tadpole Crossing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
135 S Spring St •

Stop by Belle Mercantile this coming Friday and Saturday for a porch sale from Tadpole Crossing. They are clearing out their inventory to make room for new things coming in the next months. There’s lots of opportunity for great deals on great gifts. Nothing over $10 and many items under $5!

Talleyrand Tavern, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
211 W High St • 814-353-1008

Ready to put your National Parks knowledge to the test? Gather your team and join Bellefonte READS for a fun trivia night during the first “Friday in the ‘Fonte” celebration of 2022! The event is family-friendly, so community members of all ages are encouraged to attend. The game will be run by Quizzo Trivia and the top 3 teams will walk away with some awesome prizes (and of course, books)! Registering your team is free, but guests are strongly encouraged to purchase food and/or drinks. Spots are limited, so don’t delay in calling the tavern to reserve your table and team!