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:

05jun9:30 am12:00 pmNational Trails Day Bike RideM K Goddard State Park, 684 Lake Wilhem Road

09jun8:30 pm9:15 pmThe Great Cover Up: Astronomy ProgramPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

09jun10:00 pm11:00 pmStars Above PymatuningPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

10jun5:30 am6:30 amThe Great Cover Up RevealedPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

12jun10:00 am11:30 amAckerman Area HikePymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

12jun1:00 pm3:00 pmStand Up Paddleboard 101Pymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

15jun6:00 pm7:00 pmHide N Seekers: Bluebird Nest CheckPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

19jun8:00 am8:00 pmSpring Paddle FestPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

23jun10:00 am12:00 pmGet Outdoors Girls: FishingPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

25jun7:00 pm9:00 pmErie Philharmonic Presents "Peter and the Wolf"Downtown Meadville

25jun7:30 pm9:30 pmOutdoor Explorers: Camping 101Pymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

26jun9:00 am2:00 pmFrench Creek Poker PaddleFrench Creek, Shaws Landing to Cochranton

26jun9:45 am1:45 pmKayak Dice Run on the LakeFrog Pond Restuarant, 35765 Circuit Dr

26jun10:00 am12:00 pmCamping & Backpacking in PA State ParksPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

27jun8:00 am5:00 pmDam Triathlon: Off RoadWoodcock Lake Park, 23050 Woodcock Lake Park

30jun5:00 pm7:00 pmExplore the Shore: Black Jack Swamp Natural AreaPymatuning State Park, Shelter #4

02jul(jul 2)10:00 am03(jul 3)8:30 pm4th of July "Decked Out"Canadohta Lake

03jul8:30 pm10:00 pmFire Works Over the LakeCanadohta Lake

10jul(jul 10)9:00 am11(jul 11)4:30 pmFrench Creek Heritage EventCochranton Fairgrounds

10jul11:00 am4:00 pmConneaut Lake Bark Park Music Event ~ Route 8 BandConneaut Lake Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road

10jul3:00 pm5:00 pmAnnual Boat Parade on the LakeCanadohta Lake

17jul10:00 am12:00 pmWater Battle on the LakeCanadohta Lake

24jul5:30 pm6:30 pmCardboard Boat Regatta on Canadohta LakeFrog Pond Restuarant, 35765 Circuit Dr

24jul6:00 pm7:00 pmRubber Duckee RaceCanadohta Lake

25julAll Day4th Annual Eleanor Davies Croquet Classic and Garden PartyBaldwin Reynolds House, 639 Terrace St.

31jul12:00 pm4:00 pmAll Boat Tie UpCanadohta Lake

07aug10:00 am6:00 pmConneaut Lake Bark Park Music Event ~ To Be AnnouncedConneaut Lake Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road

07aug12:00 pm2:00 pmKids Fish & Fun DayCanadohta Lake

20aug(aug 20)8:00 pm22(aug 22)8:00 amCana-Doo-Wop WeekendCanadohta Lake

04sep8:00 pm11:00 pmLight Up the Lake NightCanadohta Lake

18sep11:00 am4:00 pmConneaut Lake Bark Park Music Event ~ Go For BrokeConneaut Lake Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road