Covered Bridge Festival

October 4th – 7th, 2018
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 37th Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival has something for everyone! The 2018 Covered Bridge Festival Brochure will be available soon for download.

• More than 400 Craft Vendors & 38 Food Vendors!
• FREE Parking & FREE Admission
• Select Knoebels rides open ALL FOUR DAYS! Thursday & Friday – select rides open. Saturday & Sunday – ALL Park rides open.

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 2018 Covered Bridge Festival Map can be found right here in AUGUST.  Be sure 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 right here!

Please note, the interactive map will be in Google Earth format. The link will take you to a Dropbox folder where you can download the Google Earth .kmz file.  You do not have to have a Dropbox account to download the file.


Covered Bridge Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 5

  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Craft & Food Vendors throughout the park.
  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Select amusement park rides open.

Friday, October 6

  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Craft & Food Vendors throughout the park.
  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Select amusement park rides open.

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.
  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Craft & Food Vendors throughout the park.
  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Select amusement park rides open.
  • 11:00 AM: Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs
  • 12:30 PM: Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs

Sunday, October 8

  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Craft & Food Vendors throughout the park.
  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Select amusement park rides open.
  • 12:30 PM: Covered Bridge Bus Tour Departs

Limited Edition Covered Bridge Puzzles Available

The Visitors Bureau will have the 2018 Edition of the Columbia & Montour counties Covered Bridge Puzzle Series available for sale at the Festival all 4 days.

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

UPDATE – All tickets for the 2018 Covered Bridge Bus Tours will go on sale in early 2018. Please call the Visitors Bureau Welcome Center to reserve your seat (570.784.8279)

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 6 at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM;  Sunday, October 7 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 (2018 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.