Outdoor Adventure Expo 2023

Thank you to all who attended the 2023 Outdoor Adventure Expo! We had a great event made possible by every vendor and every visitor.

Outdoor Adventure Expo 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 12 pm to 5 pm. |  Talleyrand Park

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. 

Why we do it:

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.

Mini Music Fest is back this year!

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

  • South Bound 2pm-3pm
  • The Centrefugues 3:30pm-4:40pm


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Kayak Raffle

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

Workshop Details!

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Event Map

The updated event map is available at the link below.

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3twenty9 Design

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Arize Federal Credit Union

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Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

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Tussey Mountain Outfitters

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Participating Vendors

2023 Vendor Sign-up has closed. Thanks to all who signed up.

Event Information

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?

  • People new to the area who know little to nothing about adventure opportunities and businesses
  • People with the knowledge base, but would either like to learn more or are interested in workshops/demos
  • Businesses that may be interested in moving / living / starting a new venture in Bellefonte

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.

More questions?

Contact Event Chair Troy Weston 814.441.2634 or email here.