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2012 Autumn Leaf Festival Guide

Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 11:09 PM

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2010 Autumn Leaf Festival A closer look at the 59th Annual The Farmer’s National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival.

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RESOURCES


Printable Autumn Leaf Festival Schedule of Events Flyer (PDF)
Official Autumn Leaf Festival Website
Official Autumn Leaf Festival Facebook Page
Lodging Information
Clarion ATA Shuttle Bus Info

GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION

SOUVENIRS AND INFORMATION: For any questions or information about the 59th annual Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™, contact the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry by phone at 814-226-9161, via e-mail at info@clarionpa.com, log onto www.clarionpa.com or ‘like’ the festival page on Facebook. The Clarion Area Chamber is located at 21 N 6th Avenue, open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. every Monday through Friday. During the festival, C-93 FM will provide updates about the festival events.

For your Autumn Leaf™ collectible, visit the Chamber office or our booth set up all week on the Clarion County Courthouse lawn. Tumblers/Glasses, t-shirts, sweatshirts, glass steins, shot glasses, umbrellas, and Clarion post cards are available this year. The Chamber will also have limited quantities of past festival tumblers/glasses and dash plaques from previous car, motorcycle and tractor shows. For a full listing of ALL past Autumn Leaf Festival™ tumblers, including photos, purchase a tumbler guide.

FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION: EMS is available as needed. During busy days of The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™, trained professionals travel through the crowds to assist festival goers. Call 911 for emergencies.

SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCIES: In the event of severe weather, local law enforcement, festival personnel and volunteers will advise as necessary. Also, tune into one of the local radio stations for updates on these sorts of situations. The stations include C-93 at 92.7 FM, WWCH Radio 13 at 1300 AM, Kool 103.3 FM., Mega Rock at 105.5/100.5 FM, WCUC at 91.7 FM, and Q102 at 102.1 FM.

EMS LOCATIONS: On September 30, an ambulance will be located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Main Street during the S&T Bank Autorama Cruise In. On Friday, October 5, EMS personnel will be at the Main Street Center, 516 Main Street, during the Clarion Industries Farmers & Crafters Day. On Saturday, October 6, EMS personnel will be available at the Main Street Center, 516 Main Street, during the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade.

BABY CHANGING STATIONS: In addition to emergency services, baby changing areas are located in the handicap portable toilets near the corners of Main & 5th and Grant & Jefferson.

HANDICAP PARKING LOCATIONS: Handicap parking can be found at the corners of Main Street & 6th Avenue and the Fireman’s Lot at 525 Wood Street.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

CLARION PSYCHIATRIC CENTER “CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT”

The popular backyard game comes to this year’s Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™! The Clarion Psychiatric Center “Cornhole Tournament” will be held on Friday, September 28 inside the Clarion Mall. Check-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the tournament starting at 5:00 p.m. The winning two-person team will take home $500. 2nd place wins $300, 3rd walks away with $150, and 4th place will receive $50. Pre-registration deadline is September 19; register online at http://www.clarionpa.com. For more information, call 814-226-9161.

SPECIAL BINGO NIGHT

A Special Bingo Night will be held on Friday, September 28 at Moose Lodge #101, 401 Grand Avenue. Doors and kitchen open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Play all 24 ways. Bring non-perishable food items to receive a $5 discount. First 50 participants will also receive a free gift. All food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information call 814-229-2709.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

UNITED WAY 5K RACE/10K CHALLENGE RUN

On Saturday, September 29, the 28th Annual Clarion County United Way 5K Race takes place. The course begins at Clarion University Memorial Stadium and runs along the beautiful streets of downtown Clarion. The 5K race is open to runners and walkers of any age. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact the United Way of Clarion County at 814-226-8760 or via e-mail at clarionunitedway@verizon.net, or visit http://www.uwclarionco.org.

CLARION COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

The Clarion County Farmers Market will be located at the Clarion Farms Beef Barn, 82 Port Farm Lane (Greenville Avenue Extension) on Saturday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. – Noon. In addition to fall produce, you’ll find pumpkins, apple cider, meat, and more. And stay for the pancake breakfast, apple cider, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch!

A.B.A.T.E. MOTORCYCLE DICE RUN

On Saturday, September 29, the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry along with Clarion County A.B.A.T.E. is hosting its annual Motorcycle Dice Run to benefit Clarion County Community Bank FoodStock. At $10.00 a person or $15.00 a couple, participants have five places to stop and roll 5 dice to go for a high or low roll total. There is a cash prize for the best high and the best low roll. Sign in from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Clarion Eagles, Greenville Pike and Stone House Road. The dice run takes place rain or shine. Don’t miss out on a chance at a door prize! Meals are available for $5.00 per person.

For information, call 814-473-9161. (Sponsored by Clarion County A.B.A.T.E.)

SUZAN HAHNFELDT, STATE FARM INSURANCE “PA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS CHAMPIONSHIP”

We’re happy to be bringing the Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Insurance “PA State Old Time Fiddlers’ Championship” back to The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™. This year the event is also supported by clarion Industries. The competition will have you tapping your toes and dancing along to the music. The event will also include contests for guitar, banjo, and mandolin. It will be held on Saturday, September 29 at The First United Methodist Church, 600 Wood Street, Clarion. Pre-registration is coordinated through http://www.ThomasMusicStudio.com. Day of registration opens at 11:00 a.m. and the championship starts at 12:00 Noon. While the show is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.”

Veolia Environmental Services “Touch a Truck”

Put your imagination in high gear and go. Kids of all ages will get a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Big rigs, cars, tractors, construction vehicles… the possibilities are endless. With entertainment, food and activities, this popular event is back for its second year of great family fun for everyone.

Veolia “Touch a Truck” will be held Saturday, September 29, in the Clarion Mall parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. (Sponsored by Veolia Environmental Services.)

CDL SIMULATOR

Have you ever wondered what would be like to drive a big truck? This year you will get that chance, when the Clarion County Career Center brings its CDL Simulator to the Clarion Mall on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be information on the Career Center training programs available. Come by and get behind the wheel of a “virtual” big rig! Provided by Clarion County Career Center.

MISS JUNIOR TEEN AND MISS TEEN ALFTM SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Watch the beautiful and talented teens of Clarion County compete for the titles of Miss Junior Teen and Miss Teen of The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf FestivalTM.

The phases of competition include interview and essay, evening wear, runway, on-stage question and talent. The scholarship pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion Area High School Auditorium on Saturday, September 29. Tickets can be purchased at the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry, 21 North 6th Avenue in advance or at the door for $10.00. For more information call: 814-226-9161. (Sponsored by Clarion Community Medicine- UPMC; Randy Kreider, MD; David Zlotnicki, MD; Stephen Mitrosky, DO. Additional Sponsors: Clarion University Foundation, Agora Cyber Charter School, Kate’s Hair Studio, Clarion Psychiatric Center, James Jewelers, Delta Contractor, PA Career Link, Apel Electric)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

BOUNTIFUL BAKE SALE

A bountiful bake sale at the Immaculate Conception School Meisinger Center is held by its PTO on Sunday, September 30. A vast array of baked goods from cookies and cakes to pumpkin rolls, with an emphasis on homemade pies, will be available. Taste the good life starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call 814-226-8433 or email tlowrie@clarionichawks.net.

FLY IN/DRIVE IN BREAKFAST AT THE CLARION COUNTY AIRPORT

Hop in your aircraft and head over to the Clarion County Airport, 395 Airport Rd, for the Fly-in/Drive-in breakfast. This event will be held Sunday, September 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Everyone—aircraft or no aircraft—is welcome to attend! For more information please call 226-9993.

COOK FOREST PHOTO WALK AND LUNCH AT GATEWAY LODGE

On Sunday, September 30, hike through beautiful Cook Forest with nature photographer Kevin Kaltenbaugh and learn ways to get that perfect shot. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at Gateway Lodge in Cooksburg. The time is 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. For more information and reservations call 814-744-8017.

S & T BANK AUTORAMA CRUISE IN

Rain or shine, shades or umbrellas – the S&T Bank Autorama Cruise In sponsored in part by Brady’s Bend Underground Storage and Brad Johnson Agency, Nationwide Insurance, will be Sunday, September 30 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This event takes place on Main Street, from 2nd to 8th Avenues, with streets closed to traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Car lovers make sure to set aside this day for tons of fun and excitement. All vehicle makes, years, and models are accepted. Pre-registration is available online, at http://www.clarionpa.com, and day of show entrants are welcome starting at 9:00 a.m. For information, call 814-226-9161. (Sponsored by S & T Bank. Sponsored in part by Brady’s Bend Underground Storage and Brad Johnson Agency, Nationwide Insurance.)

WOLF’S AUTO OUTLET POWER WHEELS™ DERBY

Bring out your Power Wheels™ for a fun filled derby on Sunday, September 30 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The derby takes place on 5th avenue next to the Courthouse. All children are invited to ride as long as they want until their battery goes dead. We ask that only children participate in this free event. Adults will have a blast watching kids navigate an obstacle course set up with tunnels and bridges. Prizes and activities provided by Riverhill Battery Warehouse and Agora Cyber Charter School. For more information, call 814-226-9161 (Coordinated by Riverhill Battery Warehouse)

SCOOT N’ BOOTS LINE DANCING

Dance the night away with “Scoot-n-Boots” line dancing brought to you by Main Street Center. Line dancing begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 in front of the Courthouse on Main Street. Be sure to bring your rhythm and wear your dancing shoes!

CLARION COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT

Don’t miss the Clarion Community Choir Pops Concert and Sing-Along on Sunday, September 30. The performance will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. Their repertoire includes sacred, classical and popular music. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012

CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT

Clarion University and Community Cultural Night sponsored by Golden Living Centers (Clarion & Shippenville) takes place in front of the Courthouse from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1. The evening features “Jill West and Blues Attack”, a Clarion University International Association Fashion Show, and Clarion-Limestone “Sensations” and Dancers. “Jill West and Blues Attack” is a Pittsburgh-based blues group influenced by the sounds of the Vaughn Brothers and B.B. King. The Clarion University International Association is a multicultural student organization. The C-L “Sensations” and Dancers will captivate on-lookers with their song and dance. For more information, call 393-2109. (Sponsored by Golden Living Centers).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012

CLARION COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK “FOODSTOCK” KICKOFF

Kick back and relax while helping your local food bank. Join C-93 and Sapphire Moon on Tuesday, October 2, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. to kick off the “FOODSTOCK” collection at the Clarion Mall. Receive a chair massage for a donation. For more information please call 814-226-9161.

WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE OF CLARION “KIDDIES PARADE”

Be sure to bring the little ones to the Women’s Healthcare of Clarion “Kiddies Parade”. This event is a favorite of kids of all ages and Women’s Healthcare of Clarion loves kids, so what a perfect match. Line up begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, in the Immaculate Conception Parking Lot, Liberty Street. The parade steps-off at 6 p.m., taking Main Street from 7th to 5th Avenue. This year’s grand marshal will be determined by which preschool collects the most for the Clarion County Community Bank “Foodstock”. Visit http://www.clarionpa.comto pre-register. (Sponsored by Women’s Healthcare of Clarion)

PNC BANK WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS SHOW

New to the Autumn Leaf Festival™ this year, is the PNC Bank Wild World of Animals Show, sponsored by Grant Kemmerer. The event will be held at the Immaculate Conception School Meisinger Center on Tuesday, October 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be two 45-minute shows, featuring a variety of animals, such as reptiles, birds, and mammals. You may see an American alligator, alligator snapping turtle, albino monocle cobra, European eagle owl, blue and gold macaw, opossum, binturong, spot-nose guenon (monkey), African spotted leopard, or maybe, a hyena. You won’t want to miss this family event—it’s educational entertainment! While the show is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.” (Sponsored by PNC Bank)

ELECTRICAL SAFETY VILLAGE DEMONSTRATION

Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be providing their “Safety City Demonstration” at the Immaculate Conception School Meisinger Center on Tuesday, October 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to learn how electricity is generated and about the potential dangers of electricity at this display that utilizes a miniature village as a teaching tool. While the show is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.” (Provided by Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.)

CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT

Tuesday, October 2 will be Clarion University and Community Cultural Night sponsored by Golden Living Centers (Clarion & Shippenville). The “Clarion River Jazz Octet” will perform in front of the Courthouse from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Formed by Scott DiTullio in the fall of 2007, the octet is composed of local music educators that help make events, special occasions, and festivals memorable. (Sponsored by Golden Living Center)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012

“SEWING UP SIDEWALK SALES” – SHOP OFTEN, SHOP LOCAL

On Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4, be sure to make a trip to downtown Clarion. From 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. the Main Street merchants invite you to come and “sew up” all the great end of the season bargains during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf FestivalTM. Please support your hometown stores. Be prepared to find the best deals on fantastic merchandise—see you downtown! You may even be surprised to see all that the Clarion businesses have to offer.

HEALTH FAIR/FLU SHOT CLINIC

Butler Veterans Association and VNA Extended Care Services are sponsoring a health fair during this year’s Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf FestivalTM. The health fair will be held Wednesday, October 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ross A. McGinnis VFW Post #2145 at 603 Liberty St. in Clarion. Flu shots and various health screenings will be offered to veterans and non-veterans. There is NO cost to veterans; if you’re a veteran that is not registered with the VA Butler Healthcare or the Clarion County Department of Veteran Affairs, please bring a copy of your DD 214 for verification. Those with Medicare Plan B and along with a select list of other insurances will be accepted. The cost is $32 to any nonveteran paying cash. Only cash or check accepted from nonveterans. Head to the VFW on Thursday during the festival to get your flu shot before the flu gets you! Contact 814-782-3036 for more information. (Sponsored by Butler Veterans Association and VNA Extended Care Services, Inc)

FIRE TRUCK RIDES

Take a ride on the area’s finest fire trucks during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf FestivalTM. Be the center of attention as you and your family and friends rumble through downtown Clarion on a Clarion Fire and Hose Company #1 fire truck. These FREE rides depart from the Fire Hall at 525 Wood Street on Wednesday, October 3 and are offered from 5 p.m. to dusk. (Sponsored by Clarion Fire and Hose Company #1)

CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT

On Wednesday, October 3, the Clarion University and Community Cultural Night sponsored by Golden Living Centers features the “Ambridge High School Steel Drum Band” on Main Street in front of the Courthouse from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This evening performance is sure to delight all festival goers. (Sponsored by Golden Living Center)

MAGEE WOMEN’S SPECIALITY SERVICES AT UPMC NORTHWEST KARAOKE NIGHT

Showcase your singing skills in front of a live audience! On Wednesday, October 3, come to the Magee Women’s Specialty Services at UPMC Northwest Karaoke Night. This event takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. Sing your favorite songs with family and friends or make it a solo. (Sponsored by Magee Women’s Specialty Services at UPMC Northwest)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012

CLARION UNIVERSITY MEDIA DAY

If it’s Thursday, October 4, it must be Clarion University Media Day. The University’s television and radio stations will broadcast live from downtown Clarion at the Gazebo in Memorial Park during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf FestivalTM. WCUC 91.7 FM Radio is the student-run radio station; WCUB TV Television is the university’s hometown station broadcasting on Comcast channel 15. The Clarion Call will also be represented and will be giving away newspapers and other freebies. On Saturday, October 6, WCUB TV broadcasts the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade starting at 12 noon. Even if you can’t be there every day of The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™, tune in to keep up with the excitement, courtesy of the Clarion University media organizations!

U.S. ARMY

Visit the U.S. Army in Memorial Park Thursday October 4 through Saturday October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by and check out the Army vehicle on display and show off your physical prowess at the Push Up & Pull Up/Free Hang Competition. On Sunday the soldiers will move over to Memorial Stadium where they will be running the Williams Jr. Olympics.

CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT

On Thursday, October 4, the Clarion University and Community Cultural Night, sponsored by Golden Living Centers is excited to welcome “Maidens IV Celtic Band” for their first appearance at the Autumn Leaf Festival™. Maidens IV is a four sister band based out of

Loudonville, Ohio. They have toured throughout Central and North Eastern U.S., playing Celtic & Folk Rock music, mixed with hints of Pop, world and the flavor of Gypsy Jazz. Since 2005 their high-action shows have cheered on young and old alike in the merriment of Celtic music. (Sponsored by Golden Living Center)

CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING “PEP RALLY”

On Thursday, October 4, the Clarion University annual homecoming Pep Rally takes place in Tippin Gymnasium. The homecoming King and Queen will be announced and CUP athletes from fall sports will be introduced. The rally starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Be sure to come out and support your favorite team, the Golden Eagles!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012

CLARION INDUSTRIES “FARMERS AND CRAFTERS DAY”

Clarion Industries Farmers & Crafters Day is Friday, October 5, in downtown Clarion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade and homemade crafts and goods are the feature of the day along with food from over 300 crafters. The crafters and handmade goods line Main Street from 2nd Avenue to 8th Avenue. Whether looking for home décor, good eats or a good time, come out to the Clarion Industries Farmers and Crafters Day. For information please call 814-226-9161. (Sponsored by Clarion Industries)

ATA SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

On Friday, October 5, The Clarion Industries “Farmers & Crafters Day” and Saturday, October 6, Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade Day, shuttle bus service will be available from the Area Transit Authority (ATA). On Friday, October 5, the shuttle bus service runs between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Saturday, October 6, the shuttle bus runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The pick up and drop off points on the circular route are at JCPenney, the flagpole at Wal*Mart, and at the intersections of Wood Street and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Avenues. ATA has provided services since 1976. ATA provides transportation to the public in the rural areas of Pennsylvania.

There are two shuttle busses running and both are handicapped accessible. The cost of each ride will be $1.25 for the general public. Children under 6 and Senior Citizens, 65 and older (with proof of age) ride free. All riders must have the exact amount – NO CHANGE IS GIVEN! Pick-ups/ drop offs run approximately every 15 minutes, depending on traffic. The last pick up at 6th and Wood is 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5 and the last pick up at 6th and Wood is 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

IC LADIES GUILD CRAFT SHOW

The Immaculate Conception Ladies Guild Craft show is on Friday, October 5 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Meisinger Center. For more information, please call 814-226-9390.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CONCESSION STAND

The I.C. Autumn Leaf Festival™ Concession Stand will be open on Friday, October 5. Come and enjoy a variety of homemade foods starting at 6:00 a.m.

“RAMINATOR” MONSTER TRUCK RIDES

The “Raminator” Monster Truck is comin’ to town! Come to Clarion Chrysler Dodge Jeep at 1074 East Main Street on Friday, October 5, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for free rides and give-a-ways. While you’re there, sign up for a chance to ride in the “Raminator” Monster Truck in the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves Parade” on Saturday! Call 814-226-9550 or email ClarionChrysler@yahoo.com for more information.

BINGO NIGHT

A Special Bingo Night will be held on Friday, October 5, at Moose Lodge #101, 401 Grand Avenue. Doors and kitchen open at 5:30p.m., and bingo starts at 7:00p.m. Play all 24 ways. Bring non-perishable food items to receive a $5 discount. First 50 participants will also receive a free gift. All food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information call 814-229-2709.

CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS

As you arrive in town, visit the Clarion University Homecoming Headquarters located at the Clarion Holiday Inn Courtyard on Friday, October 5 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Stop in and use this as your meeting place for your affinity groups & friends to catch up and remember great times. Complimentary food, music, and give-a-ways will be provided.

Concert at the Courthouse

Rock out to the sounds of “North of Mason Dixon (NOMaD)”, a Rock/Country Band on Friday, October 5. The live concert, sponsored by Haws-Ricker Insurance and Mega Rock, will be held in front of the Courthouse, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012

CLARION UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING PARADE RECEPTION

The Clarion University Alumni Association Homecoming Parade Reception takes place Saturday, October 6 in the Walter Hart Chapel parking lot on the Clarion University Campus from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. The reception is for Clarion University Alumni, alumni friends and alumni family. Various campus organizations are present that day to greet all Clarion University alumni. For a free parking pass or more information, please call 814-393-2637.

ZEM ZEM SHRINER’S PRE-PARADE ENTERTAINMENT

Beginning at 11 a.m., prior to the start of the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade on Saturday, October 6, the Zem Zem Shriner’s will entertain parade-goers when numerous motorized units perform along the parade route. Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Shriners International supports Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health system of 22 hospitals dedicated to providing pediatric medical care with world-class research and educational opportunities for medical professionals. The hospitals focus on orthopaedic care, burn care, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate care. Shriners International has approximately 310,000 members in 195 temples. Their fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit their website at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Clarion Industries is the proud sponsor of this year’s pre-parade entertainment and hopes that everyone enjoys the show! (Sponsored by Clarion Industries)

CLARION HOSPITAL “TOURNAMENT OF LEAVES PARADE”

Join Clarion as it celebrates all it has to be proud of during the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade on Saturday, October 6. The parade showcases marching bands, floats, and organizations of the grandest kind!

Reserved seats are on sale at the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry, 21 North 6th Avenue for $8.00. Contact the Clarion Area Chamber to place ticket orders or for more information at 814-226-9161. (Sponsored in part by Burns & Burns Associates, Inc., Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., Dr. Marc Maslov (Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of NW Pennsylvania), Holiday Inn of Clarion, Kriebel Wells, The Commodore Corp., Structural Modulars, Inc., and WRC Senior Services affiliates Highland Oaks and In Home Solutions Plus.)

CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME

Cheer the Clarion University Golden Eagles to victory on Saturday, October 6. This year, the Clarion University Golden Eagle Football team hosts California University of Pennsylvania at the Clarion University Memorial Stadium, with kick off at 2 p.m. For reserved seating, call 393-2572.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL GATHERING

The I.C. School Recruitment & Retention Committee invites all I.C. School Alumni to gather on the school’s front lawn to reminisce and build community. Email tlowrie@clarionichawks.net for information.

FIRST UNITED NATIONAL BANK CONCERT

“American Pie” oldies group are on tap for The First United National Bank Concert on Saturday, October 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in front of the Clarion County Courthouse. This event is free and open to all festival goers. Kick loose with cool tunes and free fun!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012

St. Joseph Rosary Society Annual Fall Dinner and Quilt Show

Bring your family to St. Joseph Social Hall in Lucinda on Sunday, October 7. A turkey and ham “all you can eat” family style dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Adults -$7.50; children – $3.50; preschoolers – free. A variety of quilts will be on display for “Autumn’s Quilt of Colors” theme and one lucky raffle winner will take home a quilt. For more information please call 814.226-4868 or visit www.stjosephlucinda.org.

NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW

Are you a tractor enthusiast? Then make plans to attend this premier tractor show to be held on Main Street, Clarion between 3rd and 4th Avenues from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. The Northwest Savings Bank Antique Tractor Show gets bigger and better each year. For the show’s 13th year a toy display has been added. Farm, garden, lawn, implement, hit & miss, and farm related displays are also welcome. Pre-registration is requested, but participants are welcome the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded in several classes. There will be free barrel train rides for the children, too! In the days leading up to the tractor show, visit Northwest Savings Bank Main Street Clarion branch for a sneak peak of a toy tractor display. Questions?, call 814-764-3402. (Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank)

McDONALD’S MOTORCYCLE CRUISE IN

The 14th Annual McDonald’s Motorcycle Cruise In takes places Sunday, October 7.

Bikes will not be judges this year, but each registered bike will be eligible for People’s Choice. There will also be a special trophy for best of the “Future Riders”. All makes, models, and classes are welcome. The first 200 registrants get a free t-shirt. Arrival time is 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The show takes place on Main Street by the Courthouse (4th to 5th Avenue) and runs from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Pre-registration is requested, but participants are welcome the day of the show. For information call 814-226-9161. (Sponsored by McDonald’s)

WILLIAMS JUNIOR OLYMPICS

Kids, have you ever dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal? Your chance is finally here! On Sunday, October 7, children between the ages of 5-12 who live in or attend school in Clarion County are invited to go for the gold. Children will compete against children of the same age and gender. Each child will participate in 4 events–Standing Long Jump, Dash, Softball Throw, and the Modified Javelin Throw. The top 3 performers in each event (for the age and gender category) will receive a medal, and anyone who participates all day will receive a ribbon. Refreshments will be provided for the children. Do not miss your chance to make your Junior Olympic dreams come true! The games will be held at the Clarion University Stadium from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with sign in beginning at 12:30 p.m. Members of the U.S. Army, Clarion University ROTC, and Clarion University sports teams will be supervising the day’s events. Pre-register (required) online at http://www.clarionpa.com by September 28, 2012. For information call 226-9161.

While the show is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.” (Sponsored by Williams. Supporting sponsor Clarion University)

ONGOING

AIRPLANE RIDES

Take a trip this year with family or friends to the Clarion County Airport and get a bird’s eye view of the beauty that the Clarion area offers. All week long, the Clarion County Airport gives airplane rides beginning at the airport and circling the Clarion area. For more information, to arrange rides, or check flight times, call 814-226-9993. Experience Clarion in a whole new way and give the Clarion County Airport a call today!

ART SHOW

A life-size horse sculpture by Keith Hileman will be one of the highlights of the Clarion County Arts Council’s 54th Annual Art Show, to be held September 30 – October 7 in the Main Street Center. Prizes will be awarded in amateur, intermediate and professional categories, and the judge will talk about the show at the Opening Reception, September 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Clarion University and Clarion Area High School students and faculty, and Clarion-Limestone elementary art faculty, will participate in exhibit activities this year with assistance from CCAC members. The judge is Sara Dixon, Chair of the Board of Fe Gallery in Pittsburgh, has extensive gallery and exhibit experience. Dixon attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting at Clarion University in 2008. A memorial appreciation of longtime arts community member, the late Fred Wise, will be another highlight of the show.

Volunteers are needed to staff two-hour time slots for the exhibit and may indicate their willingness to serve at cjoslyn@clarion.edu, subject “ALF show staff. ” This year’s sponsors will be listed in the program and will be announced as prizes are announced at the reception.

AMUSEMENTS BY SWANK’S STEEL CITY SHOWS

Feel like a kid again with Swank’s Steel City Shows – rides and games that appeal to all ages. Swank’s has provided high quality entertainment for over 25 years and strives to provide the best family fun. Swank’s has an excellent safety record and all their equipment is well maintained according to manufacturers’ guidelines. Swank’s also provides fun games with great prizes. Be sure to see all that Swank’s has to offer, including an expanded kiddy land! All rides and games are located around the Clarion County Memorial Park and the Clarion County Courthouse parking lot. For more information please call 814-226-9161. The rides are open Sunday, September 30 – Sunday, October 7.

Rides operate (weather permitting):

Sunday, September 30 12 noon – 8 p.m.

Monday, October 1 Thursday, October 4 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, October 5 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 12 noon – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 7 12 noon – 6:00 p.m.

RIDE-A-RAMA

Ride-A-Rama is Wednesday, October 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, October 5 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Cost is only $15.00 per person for all the excitement and thrills. For more information please call 814-226-9161.

CLARION MODEL RAILROAD CLUB EXHIBIT

The Clarion Model Railroad Exhibit is located in the basement of the Clarion Masonic Lodge Building on Main Street in Clarion. Enter at the rear entrance to see the fascinating set up. The Clarion Model Railroad, Inc. sponsors the event. The display is open the following days and times:

Sunday, September 30 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 4 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, October 5 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 7 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

CARRIER INSURANCE AGENCY DUI AWARENESS SIMULATOR

Come and experience one of the newer additions to the festival, sponsored by Carrier Insurance Agency. Get behind the wheel of a D.U.I simulator to feel and understand what it is like to drive while intoxicated. The state-of-the-art simulator will be appearing at the corner of Main Street and 5th Ave. on Sunday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. – Noon & 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This interactive experience allows you to witness the effects of alcohol in a safe environment. Experience how alcohol can affect aspects of your life, other than driving, by performing real life tasks while wearing “beer goggles”. The DUI Simulator is owned by the PA DUI Association, coordinated by DUI/Alcohol Awareness, Brandon’s Dad and assisted by Clarion County’s Promise and Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission. For more information on DUI prevention visit http://www.DUIawareness.com.
(Sponsored by Carrier Insurance Agency Inc.)

FOOD CONCESSIONS

Be sure to bring your appetites for the food concession stands. There are a wide variety of foods that are sure to please everyone, so prepare your taste buds and try them all! Look for your favorites – those beloved funnel cakes, Stromboli, cinnamon rolls, gyros, Philly steak sandwiches, chicken on a stick, pizza, taffy, hot sausage sandwiches, French fries—and don’t forget the wings! These tempting morsels can be found in the Memorial Park and along Main Street. Picnic tables are located throughout the Memorial Park so you can have your dessert too!

MODEL HOME & FACTORY TOUR

All week long come and take a tour of the Structural Modulars Inc. factory and see how modular homes are manufactured. The plant is open for tours, and there is a sample ranch style model home available to view. In order to see the model home, please report to the factory first. The tours are held at 101 Southern Ave. in Strattanville, Monday, October 1st – Friday, October 5th, 8 a.m. –4 p.m. For more information, please call 814-764-5555.

CLARION COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK “FOODSTOCK”

By proclamation of the Clarion County Commissioners, September is “FOODSTOCK” Month in Clarion County. The Mayors of Strattanville and Shippenville have also name September “FOODSTOCK” Month. So, clean out your cupboards for this great cause!

Clarion County Community Bank “Foodstock” is a countywide food drive that benefits all Clarion County Food Banks and Pantries. The non-perishable, non-expired food items are collected for our local food banks. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a well-stocked cupboard—please help out!

This year donations can be dropped off Tuesday, October 2 – Friday, October 5, from Noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Clarion Mall. Donations can also be dropped off at these locations: 6th and Main Market, Clarion County Community Bank locations, First United Methodist Church, Clarion University Maintenance, Church of the Nazarene, Clarion Area Chamber, Clarion County YMCA, Clarion Mall, Clarion Free Library, Comet Food Warehouse, Palmer’s County Store, and Tom’s Riverside locations. To make a monetary donation or for more information, please contact the Clarion Area Chamber at 814.226.9161.Sponsored by Clarion County Community Bank.

CLARION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S SUTTON-DITZ HOUSE MUSEUM

The Sutton-Ditz House Museum is a National Historic Register property featuring a period style turn-of-the-century parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, sewing room, master bedroom, children’s bedroom/playroom. Exhibits include the following: Clarion County military, local industries, Labino glass, Hawthorn and Purinton pottery and a country store. The Thomas Sutton Museum Store offers Clarion County souvenirs, historic publications and Victorian selections. Owned and operated by the Clarion County Historical Society, the museum is open Monday – Saturday during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™ from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 814-226-4450.

CLARION UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLE LANDING – GRAND OPENING

Clarion University nestled into downtown Clarion this summer when a new retail store, Golden Eagle Landing, opened in the former S&T Bank building on Main Street. The Main Street location adds to the vitality of the downtown business community and provides an off-campus site where shoppers can find clothing, gifts, and more. Golden Eagle Landing is a division of Clarion University Book Center. A Grand Opening Event will be celebrated September 29 through October 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DEER CREEK WINERY

Enjoy the ambiance of a Pennsylvania winery on a country road. Tour the winery production area, taste their wine, have a glass of wine on the porch, and take home some wine sorbet for a special treat. Deer Creek Winery is located at 3333 Soap Fat Road in Shippenville. Open every day throughout the Autumn Leaf Festival™ from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information contact the winery at 814-354-7392 or info@deercreekwine.com, or visit www.DeerCreekWine.com.

A-MAZE-ING FARM ADVENTURE CORN MAZE

The A-maze-ing Farm Adventure in Lucinda is looking forward to their 6 year of getting you lost! Located on land adjacent to Griebel’s Dairy Farm in Lucinda, The A-maze-ing Farm Adventure is the area’s largest professionally designed corn maze and one of the largest in Pennsylvania, utilizing over 20 acres of corn for its one-of-a-kind form of agricultural entertainment and education. This year, The A-maze-ing Farm Adventure again teams up with the National Dairy Council and NFL to promote ‘Fuel Up To Play 60,’ encouraging everyone to get out and get active for 60 minutes every day and to enjoy a healthy, farm-fresh diet.

The corn maze is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, October 5 sees the opening of ‘Frightmare Field,’ the haunted maze, ushered in by ‘Scarefest/Scare Away Hunger’ on October 6 from 5 p.m. to 11p.m. (Rain date: Oct. 13). This event is always a smash hit, offering free hot dogs, horror face painting, a live radio broadcast, giveaways, food drive to benefit local food banks, fireworks, outdoor movie, and of course fun and fright in the maze. ‘Frightmare Field’ is held every Friday and Saturday night in October and features live actors, high tech effects, and unique interactive scares. Zombie Apocalypse 2012 is scheduled for October 13. It will feature a ‘best zombie’ contest, prizes, and activities. For hours of operation, prices, and information, visit the web site www.amazinglucinda.com or call 814-226-6609.

PAUL’S PUMPKIN PATCH

Paul’s Pumpkin Patch, LLC at Stahlman’s Farm – 395 Marks Lane, Fairmount City, will be open Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, and Wednesday through Sunday, October 3 – October 7. Go for a hay ride, or visit the barn yard zoo, hay mountain, and pee-wee pumpkin maze. Pick your own pumpkins in their pumpkin patch or host a party in their party tent. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch grows 45 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn & squash. Don’t miss the Famous Frogtown Flinger! For more information, including, rates, and hours throughout September and October, call 814-365-5161 or visit www.paulspumpkinpatch.com.

WINE & DINE AT THE GATEWAY LODGE

Delight in fine cuisine and award-winning wine at Gateway Restaurant, nestled in Cook Forest. While you’re here, enter into our Fall Getaway Drawing with a chance to win a two-night stay in a Luxury Suite. Call ahead for details and dinner reservations. Also open for breakfast. For more information call 800-843-6862 or 814-744-8017, or visit the website at www.gatewaylodge.com!

BOAT RIDES – CLARION RIVER RAMBLER

Take a river cruise aboard the Clarion River Rambler and enjoy our own backyard treasure. Sit back and relax as we guide you along one of the most scenic rivers in America. $10 per adult or $8 per child. Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, October 7. For reservations and info: 814-226-4679or www.clarionriverrambler.com.

Information provided by Clarion Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit http://www.clarionpa.com.


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