Covered Bridge Festival

October 5th – 8th, 2017
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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Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Knoebels Amusement Resort, the 36th Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival has something for everyone! Download the official brochure: 2017 FESTIVAL BROCHURE.

• More than 385 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!

Handmade & Traditional Crafts • Turned & Carved Wood • Glass
Prints • Sewn & Woven Textiles • Jewelry • Photography • Paintings • Pottery
Decor for Every Holiday • New & Repurposed Primitives
Plus Much More!


Covered Bridge Festival Interactive Map 

The 2017 Covered Bridge Festival Map will be available for download in late summer!  Be sure to check back then to see if your favorite vendors will be at the festival again this year and where they are located.

Plan your visit to this year’s Covered Bridge Festival using our interactive vendor map.  This map will include 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.

Download the Covered Bridge Festival
Interactive Map and full vendor listing in coming months.

Please note, the interactive map will be in Google Earth format. 


Covered Bridge Festival Schedule of Events

All Entertainment, unless otherwise noted, takes place on the stage at The Bandshell.

Thursday, October 5
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Jay Vonada Trio
2:00 – 4:00 PM: KJ Wagner

Friday, October 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Broken Road Duo
12:30 – 2:30 PM: Jay Smar – Country & Folk Songs
3:00 – 5:00 PM: Mike Lewis – Country

Saturday, October 7
9:30 AM: Knoebels Lumber 5K Race – For more information, or to pre-register, call 800-332-6755. Race day registration at Pavilion L.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Temple Avenue
11:00 AM: Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
12:30 PM: Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
2:00 – 4:45 PM: Dennis Thorne

Sunday, October 8
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Stained Grass Window – Bluegrass Music
12:30 PM: Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
2:30 – 4:30 PM: The Legends – Rock & Roll Hits


Limited Edition Covered Bridge Puzzles Available

The Visitors Bureau will have the 2017 Edition of the Columbia & Montour counties Covered Bridge Puzzle Series available for sale at the Festival all 4 days.

Previous editions will also be available in limited quantities, including last year’s Stillwater Bridge and the 2015 Esther Furnace Covered Bridge. Individuals who purchase two separate puzzles will receive a 2 for $20 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

ALL FOUR DAYS! – Festival goers will find a special agritourism fair, located next to Pavilion O.

• Bring the kids to see alpacas; pony rides will be available all day!
• Shop for locally grown produce, pumpkins, gourds, mums and decorative corn.
• See various crafter demonstrations.


Covered Bridge Festival Covered Bridge Bus Tours

Our guided tours visit various covered bridges in Columbia County – including the Twin Covered Bridges! The traditional journey includes the following bridges: Paar’s Mill, Esther Furnace, Davis, Hollingshead, Rupert, Josiah Hess, Stillwater, East & West Paden (“Twin Bridges”), and occasionally the Johnson Bridge (time permitting).

• When: Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM;  Sunday, October 8 at 12:30 PM.
• Cost: $20 per seat
• Approximate length of trip: 3 hours
• Seating is limited and sells out early! Please make reservations ahead of time.
• Pre-Payment is required to book your seat.
• Tickets must be picked up at the CMVB information booth at Pavilion H at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
• Riders with tickets in hand will board the bus located near Knoebels A-frame security building.

Have more questions?  Check out our Covered Bridge Bus Tour FAQ sheet.

Now you can now reserve your spot over the phone with a credit card payment! Call the Visitors Bureau office at 570-784-8279. You can also download the reservation form (2017 Bus Tour Reservation Form) and mail it with full payment to the address listed on the form.


Covered Bridge Festival Pre-Qualification 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.