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First Fork Festival

October 14, 2023 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Celebrate the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley with local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color.  The 2023 line-up will include music, local history and interactive programs, live demonstrations, local authors, artists, and craftspeople, food and drink vendors.

Surrounded by glorious fall color at Sinnemahoning State Park, this event draws over 1000 visitors each year and it all goes down on Saturday October 14th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at the Wildlife Center grounds on Park Road.

Cash Only Shopping

Due to the parks lack of cellphone service and wireless internet First Fork Festival is a cash only event. The park does not have an ATM on site, so make sure you bring cash to support all our local food and artisan vendors.

Shop Local Food and Artisan Vendors

First Fork Festival will feature food from Red Horse Grill, Phatt Grady’s Mobile Food Trailer, and Out of the Box Stellar Food. Additionally, the Sinnemahoning Ladies Auxiliary will be serving up soups and our local scouts from Troop 524G will have funnel cakes for sale. Finally, no fall festival is complete without God’s Country Kettle Corn & Son’s of Dunn Family Maple serving up snacks.

We have almost 20 artisan venders offering a variety of goods including but not limited to farm products, jewelry, pottery and even plants. This is great opportunity to get some of your holiday shopping done early while supporting our local artisans!

Live Entertainment and Exhibitors

 Come celebrate Central Pennsylvania folk musician Jim Colbert as he highlights the stage with his Pennsylvania themed songs. Additionally local authors, historians, and exhibitors will be on site to educate festival goers.

Educational Activities for the Whole Family

 Children, adults, and families can participate in several interactive educational activities staffed by local historians, conservation districts, and PA DCNR Educators. Learn about archeology, blacksmithing, watersheds, and even play historic games such as horseshoes.


We hope to see you & your family at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday October 14th for this year’s First Fork Festival. If you have any questions about the festival, please call the park office at 814-647-8401 or email


Hope to see you next weekend!


October 14, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Sinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park Road
Austin, PA 16720 United States
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