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Groundhog Day activities in Punxsutawney this Friday-Sunday

Punxsutawney, PA – Next Sunday, we’ll be getting the famous prediction the Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary, Punxsutawney Phil.

Click Here to see the schedule of events for Jan. 31-Feb. 2 for Punxsutawney Groundhog Day!

Because Groundhog Day falls on a Sunday this year, the fun starts on Friday and continues the entire weekend throughout Punxsutawney. There are craft and art shows, live demonstrations of ice carvings and chainsaw carving wooden sculptures, wine tastings, walking tours, hay rides, scavenger hunt, sing-alongs, Groundhog Day movie screening, dinner specials and a Shadow Summit countdown just before midnight before Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day gets underway around 3 a.m. on Sunday, as people will begin to make their journey up to Gobbler’s Knob. Around 7:20 Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil will reveal whether we can expect an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

Afterwards, the parties continue throughout Punxsutawney, including a special Groundhog Day birthday party for anyone who can prove they were born on Feb. 2 and even Groundhog Day-themed weddings!

To everyone who will be celebrating out there, stay safe, have fun, and hopefully Phil will bring us good news!

Friday, Jan. 31

Noon. – 8 p.m. – Barclay Square – Vendors Come enjoy craft vendors, great food,
and specialty items!

Noon. – 8 p.m. – Barclay Square – Chain Saw Carving. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. His work is available for purchase.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Various Locations – Passport to Punxsy. Enjoy a self-guided tour of everything Punxsutawney has to offer. See “Passport to Punxsy” page in guide for details!

10 a.m.- 8 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Worldwide Adventure of Phil Display. Come see the great display of pictures from the past years of the Worldwide Adventure of Phil Competitions.

1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Jimmy Swogger & Friends Music. Magic, and Ventriloquism for all ages! Free!

2 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Tim Hartman Professional Storyteller for all ages! Free!

4 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Scavenger Hunt… Looking for a challenge? This is for you!

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – 106 W. Mahoning Street, Shadow Vineyard – Wine Tasting. Enjoy a great local winery! Get your Punxsutawney Phil’s Phruit Phusion Wine here as well as Groundhog Day Wine Box Set!

6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Jason Patrick Meyers. With his gritty vocals and acoustic guitar stylings, Jason Patrick Meyers captures the spirit of the blue-collar worker in his music.

7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. – Firemen’s Flashover Club, 205 N. Findley Street – Magic Mike’s “Groundhog Comedy Club Extravaganza” 3 hilarious, nationally known comedians! Tickets: are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. Call: (800) 933-2346 for advance tickets.

6 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Laska’s Pizza, 405 N. Main St. – Wigle Whiskey & Threadbare Cider Tasting.  Stop by and try Phil’s Shadow and Phil’s Burrow!

8 p.m.- Midnight – Punxsy Country Club, 408 N. Main St. – Groundhog Ball Punxsutawney Phil will be present! Rudy and the Professionals will be performing. The theme is Roaring 20s.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – IUP Academy of Culinary Arts – Live Ice Carving Demo. Free! Enjoy great demonstrations for the IUP Culinary Arts kids.

8:30 a.m. Registration – 10 a.m. Start Time – Barclay Square – Groundhog Jog 4 Mile Run/Walk for more info visit runsignup.com.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Barclay Square – Vendors Come enjoy craft vendors, great food, and specialty items!

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Central Fire Hall, 301 E. Mahoning St. – Central Fire Dept. Groundhog Souvenir and Craft Show.  Enjoy local and regional artisans!

10 a.m.- Noon – Gobbler’s Knob, 1548 Woodland Ave Ext. – Brunch with Phil & Gobbler’s Knob Tours. Come have a served breakfast with Phil. Bring your camera for pictures of Punxsutawney Phil and the Inner Circle! $12 per adult, $8 per child 12 & under, kids under 2 are free

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Barclay Square – Chain Saw Carving Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. His work is available for purchase.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Various Locations – Passport to Punxsy. Enjoy a self-guided tour of everything Punxsutawney has to offer. See “Passport to Punxsy” page in guide for details!

10 a.m.- 8 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Worldwide Adventure of Phil Display. Come see the great display of pictures from the past years of the Worldwide Adventure of Phil Competitions.

10 a.m. & 2 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Jimmy Swogger & Friends Music. Magic, Ventriloquism for all ages! Free!

10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Barclay Square – Venture Outdoors Demos. Snowshoe Shadow Walk: Try on a pair of snowshoes! Tyke snowshoes are available for children under 40 lbs. Fire building Workshop: Learn how to start a (small) fire in a personal aluminum pan! Parents must assist children under age 12. Shelter building Workshop: It’s cold out here! Can you make a shelter that would keep Punxsutawney Phil warm and safe? Learn how in this workshop. Free!

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Punxsy Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St. – Punxsutawney Arts Association Art Show Enjoy work of local artists.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. – Jefferson County Housing Authority Social Hall, 201 N. Jefferson St – Build A Phil Hot chocolate and groundhog cookies for sale. Cost to participate: $25.00 This is a benefit for the SPLASH.

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Punxsutawney Memorial Library, 301 E. Mahoning St. – Kids’ Fun Groundhog stories and crafts by Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. Donations appreciated.

11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. – Barclay Square, Meet at Phil’s Burrow – Phantastic Phil Walking Tour. Enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tidbits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. Free!

1:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Snowshoe Hike. This low-impact activity is just as easy as walking but more fun! On snowshoes, you’ll explore 1-2 miles of the Mahoning Shadow Trail. Register for this event on www.groundhog.org for $15. For ages 8 and older.

Noon- 2 p.m. – Various Locations – Groundhog Grub Walking Food Tour. For a $10 donation to the PACF, you will receive a map and pass to try out all the tasty treats around town. Visit www.groundhog.org for tickets.

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. – 106 W. Mahoning St., Shadow Vineyard – Wine Tasting. Enjoy a great local winery! Get your Punxsutawney Phil’s Phruit Phusion Wine here as well as Groundhog Day Wine Box Set!

Noon-9 p.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St – Craft Show Great local and regional vendors! A must see!

Noon – Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St. – Meteorologist Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. See the 2020 inductee into the Hall of Fame. Following the induction there will cookies & punch and a chance to meet Punxsutawney Phil following the ceremony. $7 per person admission, children 2 & under are free.

Noon – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Lisa Bodnar & Whistlegrass. Join us for a free performance of this talented musician!

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – Punxsy Area Historical & Genealogical Society, 400-401 W. Mahoning St – Historical Hayride Town Tour. Come enjoy a free hayride town tour with refreshments to follow at the Lattimer House. Pick up your free ticket at the Bennis House to reserve your seat. It fills up quickly!

1:30 p.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St. – Gobbler’s Knob Got Talent. Come enjoy great entertainment as people compete to perform on the Gobbler’s Knob Stage Groundhog Day morning!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Barclay Square – Guided Geocaching. Come enjoy guided geocaching for all ages. Get passes on www.groundhog.org

2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – Punxsy Eagles, 238 E. Mahoning St. – Members Only Reception. Must be a member of the GHC to attend. Visit groundhog.org for more info.

3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Meet the Artist & Class. Kelly Porada, a local Punxsutawney artist, will be displaying some of her famous works and teaching a class!!

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St. – Kids’ Korner Free for Phil’s Phriends 12 and under! Must be accompanied by an adult.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Barclay Square – Guided Neighborhood Hike. Enjoy a guided hike for all ages! For tickets visit www.groundhog.org.

4 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Scavenger Hunt Free to participate! Great Prizes!

5 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – “Wild Card” Live Music Performance! Free! You don’t want to miss this amazing talent!

5 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Groundhog Day Corn Hole Tournament. 12 Teams, Free to enter! Please preregister at the Celebration Tent. Winners will receive two Inner Circle Section Passes!

5 p.m., 7 p.m., 11 p.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St. – Groundhog Day Movie. Free! Come watch this great classic with us!

6 p.m. Doors Open, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Starts – Punxsy High School, 500 N. Findley St. – Annual Groundhog Banquet Sponsored by the Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club. Admission by ticket only.

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Historical Genealogical Society, 400-401 West Mahoning Street – Saturday Night Entertainment. Enjoy an original presentation by the Coal Memorial Committee on the history of baseball in the Punxsutawney Area. Learn about the historic local players who made it to the “BIG” League.

9 p.m.- Midnight – Punxsy Eagles, 238 E. Mahoning St. – Groundhog Eve Dance, Featuring the band, “On the Brink”. Advanced tickets: $8 Tickets at the door: $10 Proceeds to benefit the PACF unrestricted fund. Call 814-938-7700 for tickets & info.

8 p.m.- 9 p.m. – ATA Building, 238 E. Mahoning St – “Nick Forsyth” Guitar Performance. Enjoy the acoustic talent of Nick while he performs today’s hits opening for the dueling pianos .

8 p.m. Doors open, 9 p.m.- Midnight – ATA Building, 238 E. Mahoning St – Dueling Pianos An all request show with two great musicians on baby grand pianos! Cash bar available. Must 21 years of age or older to attend. $15 Ticket

10 p.m.- 6 a.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St – Crash Pad Bring your sleeping bags and pillows! $8 fee.

11:45 p.m. – Outside the Weather Center – Shadow Summit Count down the official start of Groundhog Day, as an illuminated fiberglass ‘Phil’ is raised to the summit! Free!

 

Sunday, Feb. 3 – Groundhog Day!

3 a.m.- 8 a.m. – Gobbler’s Knob – Phil’s 134th Groundhog Day Prognostication – Join us for Phil’s Prognostication, stage show, and fireworks show!

7 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St. – Annual Craft Show n’ Sale. Groundhog souvenirs, crafts, and much more!

7 a.m.- ? – 106 W. Mahoning St., Shadow Vineyard – Wine Tasting. Enjoy a great local winery! Get your Punxsutawney Phil’s Phruit Phusion Wine here as well as Groundhog Day Wine Box Set!

7 a.m.- ? – 225 W. Mahoning Street – Open House. Stop by the Masonic Lodge for coffee and donuts!

8 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Barclay Square – Vendors Come enjoy craft vendors, great food, and specialty items!

8 a.m. – p.m. – Various Locations – Passport to Punxsy. Enjoy a self-guided tour of everything Punxsutawney has to offer. See “Passport to Punxsy” page in guide for details!

8 a.m.- Noon – Barclay Square – Chain Saw Carving. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. His work is available for purchase.

8 a.m.-12p.m. – Central Fire Hall, 301 E. Mahoning St. – Central Fire Dept. Groundhog Souvenir and Craft Show. Great Craft Show featuring local and regional vendors.

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – “Ray’s Final Cut” Stop and see this amazing performance by local and regional artists!

8:30 a.m. – SOLD OUT – Jefferson County Housing Authority Social Hall, 201 N. Jefferson Street – Build A Phil Hot chocolate and groundhog cookies for sale. Cost for participation: $25.00 This is a benefit for the SPLASH.

9 a.m. – Barclay Square – Scavenger Hunt. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners

9 a.m.- 11 a.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St. – Phil’s Birthday Party Do you have a Groundhog Day birthday? Bring valid proof and receive a small gift, cake, and punch.

9 a.m. & 11 a.m. – Barclay Square – Meet at Phil’s Burrow – Phantastic Phil Walking Tour. Enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tidbits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. Free!

9 a.m., 11 a.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St – Groundhog Day Movie. Free to the Public

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Barclay Square – Venture Outdoors Demos. Snowshoe Shadow Walk: Try on a pair of snowshoes .Tyke snowshoes are available for children under 40 lbs. Fire building Workshop: Learn how to start a (small) fire in a personal aluminum pan! Parents must assist children under age 12. Shelter building Workshop: It’s cold out here! Can you make a shelter that would keep Punxsutawney Phil warm and safe? Learn how in this workshop. Free!

9 a.m. – 11 .a.m. – Barclay Square – Guided Neighborhood Hike. Enjoy a guided hike for all ages! For tickets visit www.groundhog.org.

10 a.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Groundhog Bingo Free to play! All ages are welcome! Great prizes!

10 a.m.,11 a.m., Noon – Punxsy Area Historical & Genealogical Society, 400-401 W. Mahoning St – Historical Hayride Town Tour. Come enjoy a free hayride town tour with refreshments to follow. Pick up your free ticket at the Bennis House to reserve your seat. It fills up quickly! Browse exhibits including Native American, Early Settler, Music Fiber Arts, Farming, Coal, & Railroads.

10 a.m. -5 p.m. – Punxsy Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St. – Punxsutawney Arts Association Art Show. Enjoy artwork from local artisans!

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Punxsy Shop N Save, 201 N. Hampton Ave – Oreo Stacking Contest. No fee, 3 different age groups. First prize in each age group. Under 6, 7-9, & 10-12.

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Punxsy Shop N Save, 201 N. Hampton Ave – Groundhog Cookie Decorating. $1 a cookie.

10 a.m.- 11 a.m. – Civic Center in Barclay Square – Groundhog Day Weddings! Stop by and watch couples get married or renew their vows! All weddings were scheduled in advance, no walk-ins available.

10:30 a.m. – Barclay Square – Scavenger Hunt. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners

11 a.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Phil 101 & Art Show. Come learn everything there is to know about Punxsutawney Phil and groundhogs! Purchase works of art by Punxsutawney Phil! Cash Only!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Barclay Square – Guided Geocaching. Come enjoy guided geocaching for all ages. Get passes on www.groundhog.org

12:30 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Scavenger Hunt. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St – Kids Korner Free activities for kids ages 12 and under!

Noon – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Inner Circle Autograph Signing Session. Come meet and get the autographs of the members of the Inner Circle!

1 p.m. – Celebration Tent in Barclay Square – Top Hat Decorating Competition. A First, Second, and Third Place in each age group. 8-12 Years Old; 5-7 Years Old; 4 Years Old and Under (Limited Adult help permitted) Free event, top hats and supplies will be provided.

3 p.m. – Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley Street – Drawing of the Diamond Groundhog Necklace Raffle Winner. Tickets available at the Weather Discovery Center until 2:30 p.m. Cost per ticket is $10.