Arts and Culture

Crawford County is your treasure trove of art and culture

When it comes to art and culture, Crawford County holds the stage. Art lovers can make their own pottery at the Kilted Kiln and learn how to create DIY home decor at the Chalk Shop. Local murals and live musical performances are also common sights in many parts of our region. The Academy Theatre and local arts organizations host musicals, plays and other performances. And don’t forget the great local shops and restaurants!

Check out our blogs and guides below to fill your itinerary and learn more about both the well-loved and off-the-beaten-path experiences our county has to offer:

Plan your trip

How will Crawford County inspire you?

Attend the region’s festivals and events including the Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival, First Fridays and Second Saturdays in Downtown Meadville and more. Academy Theatre productions are always a favorite. Every year the county comes together to celebrate the hard work of local farmers and children as we honor tradition through the “largest agricultural fair east of the Mississippi River” – the Crawford County Fair! Make some crafts at our local studios or take a class.

Get a taste of Crawford County with many breweries, wineries and restaurants to choose from. From seafood to barbeque, casual eats to a fine dining experience, you’ll look forward to every meal. For a pick-me-up or some sweet treats, choose from our coffee, tea and boba shops or pies, pastries, homemade custard and more. Foodies can spend hours chasing their new cravings. And let’s not forget outdoor dining!

Take a step back in time through the Drake Well Museum, the French Creek Archaeological Society, Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, the Crawford County Historical Society and more. With the county’s history dating back to the dawn of the 19th century, there’s so much cultural heritage to explore through our many historic sites, museums and unique architecture in our charming towns.

Peruse the county’s local shops and antique stores to find treasures new and old for you and your family to enjoy. Crawford County has over 25 local boutiques, antique shops and thrift stores to choose from. With something for everyone in every budget, you’ll discover why we are a shopper’s dream.

Find it

Check out this map to forge your path through Crawford County.

Use the info and this page and this map to tailor your trip to you and your crew. Live theatre, a sweet treat or a new keepsake. Whatever you’re seeking, find it here.

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