The Outdoor Adventure Expo highlights Bellefonte’s beautiful and easily accessible natural assets while showcasing regional vendors, nonprofits, and businesses that specialize in outdoor and recreation-related products.
This is a free-admission, regional event to promote nature-based tourism and commerce. This event also serves as a fundraiser for Downtown Bellefonte, Inc. to aid in its economic development initiatives.
The Expo has been traditionally held in the fall, but based on past years' weather, has been moved to spring for 2023. The Expo will feature adventure-based nonprofits, makers, and vendors. We also offer free workshops on topics like kayaking, fly fishing, milkweed seed balls, cooking demonstrations, beekeeping, backpacking, hammock camping, and camping gear basics. In addition, historic walking tours and croquet games will be offered. Previous events have boasted an estimated 2,500-3,000 attendees with more than 60 vendors participating.
The Outdoor Adventure Expo is a full day of sharing what makes Bellefonte and Happy Valley so unique. Bellefonte is the gateway to adventure so naturally, adventure is literally at our doorstep and we want to celebrate all the businesses and nonprofits that support the mission to get outdoors.
We are again partnering with Historic Bellefonte Inc to bring you a full day of music during the event.
The Music will be held alongside the event from 2pm-5pm
This year we will again have our Fantastic Kayak Raffle! We will be offering 2 kayaks and equipment for a prize worth over $1800. Please grab a few raffle tickets while you're at the expo. You have a great chance to win some amazing kayaks from our local partner Tussey Mountain Outfitters.
The kit contains:
1 Old Town Heron 11xt
1 Old Town Heron 9xt
2 Bending Branches Whisper Kayak Paddle, 230
2 Universal PFD
2023 Vendor Sign-up has closed. Thanks to all who signed up.
What is the cost to attend?
The Expo and workshops are free to the public, but donations are accepted.
Are food and refreshments available?
Yes, food trucks will be in attendance with food and beverages available for purchase. We encourage you to purchase food from our food vendors and we suggest you bring water to stay hydrated.
Who should come to this event?
Is parking available?
Yes, free parking is available at multiple municipal lots. See map for parking locations
Are pets allowed?
Dogs are allowed in Bellefonte municipal parks, but we ask that all dogs be leashed, well-behaved, and up-to-date on shots.
How do I find an exhibitor at the Expo?
A list of vendors is listed above.
Contact Event Chair Troy Weston 814.441.2634 or email here.