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Welcome to Potter County - "God's Country"

They call it "God's Country" and after just one visit, it's easy to see why. Potter County is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind, get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. It's also home to the darkest skies and brightest stars in the eastern United States. While we're most famous for our skies, we are down to earth; quirky and authentic; charm not chain; wild yet welcoming; rugged and resourceful. We find great joy in exploration and discovery, and in cultivating relationships between people and the environment. Come visit and enjoy our way of life, if only for a little while.

Do you have a group that needs ideas for a vacation? Potter County has a wide variety of experiences that are suitable for groups… more

44th Annual Cross Fork Snake Hunt

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Brave souls can hunt the venomous rattlesnakes that frequent the area, while the faint of heart watch the hunt, visit vendors and enjoy great food...more

Night Sky Tour - Saturn and the Scorpion

June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016
What makes Cherry Springs so great for astronomy and how can you make the most of your visit? Find out these things and more with a short welcome and...more

Family Astronomy

July 1, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Experience the dark night skies of Cherry Springs State Park during this family friendly astronomy program. Join park staff for a short discussion...more

Galeton's Famous 4th of July Fireworks & Red Suspenders Weekend

July 1, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Food, vendors and entertainment throughout the weekend. Parade starts at 11 AM Saturday. Be sure to stick around for Galeton's Famous July 4th...more

Nature's Fireworks

July 1, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Uncover the mysteries of nature's fireworks --- the stars! Explore the dark sky of Cherry Springs through a short welcome and orientation followed by...more

42nd Annual Bark Peelers' Convention

July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Check out the newly renovated PA Lumber Museum and all the new exhibits!  Celebrate the "Woodhicks" of the late 1800s with...more

Roulette Bincentennial

July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Guess who's turning 200!  It's Roulette Township, and they've organized a fantastic event to celebrate!  All kinds of festivities are...more

Crescent Moon and Planet Watch

July 9, 2016
Join park staff for a short welcome and orientation followed by telescope observing and laser-guided tours. On the crescent moon you'll observe...more

Moon Watch

July 15, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Take a journey to the moon as we explore some of it's fascinating features. From highlands to volcanic plains, the moon has a diverse landscape....more

Milky Way and the Summer Triangle

July 22, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Experience the splendor of the night sky, highlighting our Milky Way and the Summer Triangle asterism. Observe the constellations through a...more

Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous

July 28, 2016 - July 31, 2016
This shoot is known world-wide as one of the largest Traditional Archery events of its kind. We typically draw over a hundred dealers that includes...more

80th Annual Potter County Fair

July 30, 2016 - August 6, 2016
The 80th Annual Potter County Fair will be held July 30 through August 6, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Millport with competitions, midway, carnival...more

EMMF Brass Ensemble Concert

July 31, 2016
"Wish Upon a Star" Travel with your family to the Dark Skies and enjoy an EMMF Brass Ensemble concert followed by telescope viewing of the...more

65th Annual Woodsmens Show

August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016
The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park...more

Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair

August 6, 2016
Herbal Fair with over 30 vendors demonstrating and selling herbs, gardening, nature art, plus other tours, exhibits and seminars....more

15th Annual Kettle Creek Music Fest

August 11, 2016 - August 13, 2016
A fun-filled weekend of entertainment, food and a variety of crafts featuring music from some of the best small bands in the area, plus military...more

Potter County Bowhunter Festival

August 18, 2016 - August 21, 2016
The setting of the shoot is in one of the most beautiful spots in PA. The courses are set out on over 200 acres of PA state forest lands. You will...more

14th Annual Austin Dam Show

August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
An eclectic mix of great live music!  10 bands throughout the weekend.  Food and craft vendors on site all weekend long.  PLUS an...more

Black Forest Star Party

September 2, 2016
This annual pre-registration-only event is among the largest of the park events with guest speakers, vendors and more. Sponsored by the Central...more

2016 VG Wide Image Box
Get the 2016 Official Potter County Vistors Guide and start planning your trip ...more
Potter County is located within a single day's drive of every major city in the Northeastern United States ...more