PA State Laurel Festival June 8-16, 2013 Wellsboro, Tioga County
Every year in mid-June the community of Wellsboro celebrates the blooming of our State flower with the annual PA State Laurel Festival. The week-long event will include a juried arts and crafts fair, queens pageant, firemen's carnival, bicycle and foot races, a gospel sing and several musical concerts, a pet parade, as well as the traditional two-hour Laurel Festival Parade. This is always a great week packed full of fun for the entire family - you are sure to find something for everyone's taste.
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The parade traditionally features high school bands, drum and bugle corps, Shriner's units, horse units, floats, clowns and more from throughout the state, joined by several of our friends and neighbors from New York state as well.
The Festival was first held in 1938, and was the brainchild of a local businessman named Larry Woodin, who was hoping to boost a sagging economy by promoting the beautiful Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The festival was originally organized by the Lions Club, but today's festival is sponsored by the Wellsboro Foundation Inc., administered by the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, and is organized by a committee of volunteers who work year round to ensure its success.
Over the years, the Festival has grown and expanded and has become known far and wide. A big part of our success is due to the friendly hospitality of our area. We invite visitors to enjoy not only the fun of our festival in June, but plan to return for our Dickens of a Christmas in December. Please take time also to enjoy our majestic mountains, the forestland abloom with laurel, our beautiful lakes and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.
contact: 570-724-1926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
address: Various Locations in Wellsboro, 134 Main Street Wellsboro, Tioga County
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