Covered Bridge Festival
October 6th – 9th, 2016
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Knoebels Amusement Resort
391 Knoebels Boulevard, Route 487
Elysburg, PA 17824
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*NOTE: HEAVY TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th. PLEASE CONSIDER PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO THE FESTIVAL ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY, OR SUNDAY.
* Please note: The Antique & Classic Car Display will NOT be taking place this year as noted in the brochure.
• More than 380 Craft Vendors & over 38 Food Vendors!
• FREE Parking, FREE Admission, FREE Entertainment
• Select Knoebels rides open ALL FOUR DAYS!
This year, there will be MORE CRAFTERS, located in the Bandshell area along with the daily entertainment. Be sure not to miss checking out these new vendors this year!
Visit the official Facebook event page today to mark that you will be attending. Don’t forget to “Like” the Visitors Bureau page & Knoebels Amusement Resort while you’re at it!
Handmade & Traditional Crafts • Turned & Carved Wood • Glass
Prints • Sewn & Woven Textiles • Jewelry • Photography • Paintings
Decor for Every Holiday • New & Repurposed Primitives
Plus Much More!
The 2016 Covered Bridge Festival Map is HERE! Click the link below to check if your favorite vendors will be here again this year and where they are located.
Plan your visit to this years Covered Bridge Festival using our interactive vendor map. This map includes all vendor information, their location, as well as a brief description of what they are selling. The map also includes restroom locations, parking, nearby landmarks and important park resource locations.
Please note, the interactive map is in Google Earth format. If you do not have this free program, you may download it here.
Covered Bridge Festival Schedule of Events
All Entertainment, unless otherwise noted, takes place on the stage at The Bandshell.
Thursday, October 6
11a-1p Jay Vonada Trio
2p-4p KJ Wagner
Friday, October 7
10a-12p Broken Road Duo
12:30p-2:30p Jay Smar – Country & Folk Songs
3p-5p Mike Lewis – Country
Saturday, October 8
9:30a Knoebels Lumber 5K Race For more information, or to pre-register, call 800-332-6755. Race day registration at Pavilion L
11 a-1p Bob Matthews & Jeff Brown
11a Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
11:30a -12:30p Covered Bridge Cloggers Dance Group – Near Alamo Restaurant
12:30p Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
2p-4:45p Dennis Thorne
Sunday, October 9
11a-1p Stained Grass Window – Bluegrass Music
12:30p Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
2:30p-4:30p The Legends – Rock & Roll Hits
Limited Edition Covered Bridge Puzzles Available
The Visitors Bureau will have the 2016 Edition of the Columbia & Montour counties Covered Bridge Puzzle Series available for sale at the Festival all 4 days. This year’s puzzle features the Stillwater Bridge and will be available for $12. This puzzle will be the sixth in the series. Previous editions will also be available in limited quantities, including last year’s Esther Furnace Covered Bridge and the 2013 Keefer Mills Bridge. Individuals who purchase two separate puzzles will receive a 2 for $20 deal, and for those who would like to purchase all 3 puzzles, they will receive a 3 for $28 deal. A portion from every puzzle sold is donated to the Columbia County Covered Bridge Association for upkeep, restoration, and preservation of these iconic bridges. Pick your puzzles up at the Festival by visiting the Visitors Bureau table!
Covered Bridge Festival Agritourism Days
THIS YEAR ALL FOUR DAYS! – Festival goers will find a special agritoursim fair, located next to Pavilion O.
• Bring the kids to see domesticated animals ranging from alpacas, to miniature horses and cows!
• Shop for locally grown produce, pumpkins, gourds, mums and decorative corn.
• Pony rides available all day!
Covered Bridge Festival Covered Bridge Bus Tours
UPDATE: ALL BUS TOURS SOLD OUT
Our guided tours visit various covered bridges in Columbia County – including the Twin Covered Bridges!
• When: Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m.
• Cost: $15 per seat
• Approximate length of trip: 2-3 hours
• Seating is limited and sells out early! Please make reservations early.
• Pre-Payment is required to book your seat.
• Reservations will be confirmed via email.
• Tickets must be picked up at the CMVB information booth at least 30 minutes prior to departure at Pavilion H.
• Riders with tickets in hand will board the bus located near Knoebels A-frame security building.
Now you can now reserve your spot over the phone with a credit card payment! Call Donna at 570-284-4455. Or you can download the reservation form (2016 Bus Tour Reservation Form) and mail it with full payment to the address listed on the form.
Interested in becoming a crafter at the Covered Bridge Festival? Your first step is to download our Covered Bridge Festival Pre-Qualification Form Please remember that applicants must hand make their craft – no buy/sell. This is a juried show. Pre-qualification forms are added to the Committees files for future use. Submitting a pre-qualification application does not guarantee you a spot in the show.