Summer in Crawford County

Sunny days and plenty of ways to soak up every minute of warmth.

The winters in Northwest Pennsylvania are long and often brutal, but once summer arrives with all of its bright, sunny days and plenty of ways to soak up every minute of warmth, all of those cold nights become worth it. Crawford Country celebrates summer to the fullest with lush golf courses, festivals and fairs, and wine and beer tastings galore. The Conneaut Festival of the Arts features a variety of local artists every July so you can discover your new favorite piece of jewelry or handmade home decor. Crawford County is also the home of the largest agricultural fair east of the Mississippi every August. The fair has much more than just agriculture to experience though! Visitors can play games, listen to live music, and even experience the Demolition Derby. Pair a day at the fair with the Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event to finish off a long summer night.

If you’re eager to quench your thirst during all of the heat, don’t miss the Good Vibes Beer Fest held by VooDoo Brewery in Meadville. The festival kicked off successfully in 2018 with laid-back music, delicious local food, and the best craft beer selection the world has to offer. Some of the best Crawford County experiences can be head in the summer, so don’t miss out!

Al's Melons Farm Market

Al's Melons Farm Market is a locally owned and operated retail farm market and greenhouse business. Al's is especially fun in the fall with a full corn maze and lots of pumpkins to choose from for the kids!

Location: Al's Melons, U.S. 6, Conneaut Lake, PA, USAWebsite: http://www.alsmelonsfarmmarket.comPhone: 814-382-3152

Baldwin Reynolds House Museum

Baldwin Reynold House Museum

Location: 639 Terrace Street, Meadville, PA, USAWebsite: www.baldwinreynolds.orgPhone: 814-333-9882

Barbara J Sternwheeler

Boat cruises on Conneaut Lake. The largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania. This timeless sternwheeler is also available for private parties, reunions, group tours, student field trips and more.

Location: Ice House Park, Water Street, Conneaut Lake, PA, USAWebsite: http://barbarajtours.com/Phone: 814-382-RIDE

Carried Away Outfitters

We rent kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, inner tubes and bikes on Shenango River and Pymatuning Lake.

Location: 4220 East Lake Road, Jamestown, PA, USAWebsite: www.carriedawayoutfitter.comPhone: 724-343-1313

Cochranton Community Fair

Built on the backbone of our farmers, townsfolk, and various organizations our fair strives to provide the best in family fun during the summer: fireworks, games, animals, a parade, bands, home show exhibits, rides for the kids, and (of course) fair food! Bring your family and catch up with old friends and even make some new friends!

Location: Cochranton Fairgrounds, Pearl Street, Cochranton, PA, USAWebsite: www.cochrantoncommunityfair.orgPhone: 814-282-1770

Conneaut Lake Park

Travel back in time to a century old amusement park that will be sure to still show you a fun day.

Location: 12382 Center St, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316, USAWebsite: www.newconneautlakepark.comPhone: 814-382-5115

Crawford County Fair Association

Held every August in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Crawford County Fair is one of the largest agricultural venues east of the Mississippi River.

Location: 903 Diamond Park Square, Meadville, PA, USAWebsite: https://www.crawfordcountyfairpa.com/Phone: 814-333-7400

Hank's Frozen Custard

We make fresh vanilla and chocolate custard everyday, as well as a "Flavor of the day" for custard and sherbet. Take some home in our pre-packed pints (flavors may vary depending on stock)!

Location: 13940 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, PA, USAWebsite: www.hanksfrozencustard.com

Meadville Area Recreation Complex

MARC sits on 47 acres. Our main facility houses an ice arena and aquatic center.

Location: 800 Thurston Rd, Meadville, PA 16335, USAWebsite: www.marc4fun.comPhone: 814-724-6006
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Happening this Summer:

09mayAll Day06sepOpening Day At Pymatuning Deer ParkPymatuning Deer Park, 804 E Jamestown Rd

15may(may 15)5:00 pm25sep(sep 25)9:00 pm2020 Wine Tasting Train RidesPerry Street Station, 409 S Perry St

16may(may 16)6:00 pm24oct(oct 24)9:30 pmMurder Mystery Dinners at the Oil Creek & Titusville RailroadPerry Street Station, 409 S Perry St

23mayAll DayOpening Day at Conneaut Lake ParkConneaut Lake Park, 12382 Center Street

06jun4:30 pm10:30 pmRoots and Brews Music FestivalCrawford County Fair Grounds, 13291 Dickson Rd

13jun(jun 13)12:00 pm12sep(sep 12)12:00 pmPetroleum Centre Guided ToursPerry Street Station, 409 S Perry St

14junAll Day09augSecond Sunday's at Conneaut Lake ParkConneaut Lake Park, 12382 Center Street

18junAll Day2132nd Annual Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon EventAllegheny College Sports Complex, 204 Park Ave.

19jun(jun 19)7:30 pm28(jun 28)2:00 pmHeathers: The MusicalMeadville Community Theatre, 400 N. Main Street, Meadville PA

20jun9:11 am4:30 pmWWII Re-enactment Train RidePerry Street Station, 409 S Perry St

20jun12:00 pm6:00 pmBlues FestivalConneaut Cellars Winery and Distillery, 12005 Conneaut Lake Rd., Conneaut Lake PA

21junAll DayKids Day OutConneaut Lake Park, 12382 Center Street

26jun(jun 26)5:00 pm27(jun 27)5:00 pmTitusville Folk & Bluegrass FestivalHistoric Titusville, Pennsylvania, "Birthplace of the Oil Industry"

27jun10:00 am3:00 pmFrench Creek Poker PaddleFrench Creek, Shaws Landing to Cochranton

11julAll DayGood Vibes Beer FestVoodoo Brewery, 834 Bessemer Street

11julAll Day1223rd Annual Conneaut Lake Antique and Classic Boat ShowIce House Park Waterfront

11jul(jul 11)9:00 am12(jul 12)4:30 pmFrench Creek Heritage EventCochranton Fairgrounds

11jul(jul 11)11:00 am12(jul 12)5:00 pmTaste of the Trail (PENDING)Mercer County PA, Taste of the Trail

11jul(jul 11)12:00 pm12(jul 12)12:00 pm42nd Annual Sam Myers Memorial RegattaPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

31julAll Day01aug12th Annual Thunder in the CityDowntown Meadville

02aug(aug 2)6:00 am09(aug 9)9:00 pm4th Annual Hillbilly FlyinMerrys Pymatuning Airport, 15372 Airport Rd

08augAll DaySpeeder RidesOilcreek and Titusville Railroad, 409 S. Perry St.