September 15-17, 2017

A Fun, Friendly Weekend of Music

The Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is a weekend of music with plenty of opportunities to share, jam, dance and learn. Now in its 12th year, the annual event will be held September 9-11, 2016. Musicians of all levels as well as non-musicians who wish to listen or experiment, or pick up a dance step or two, are invited to participate in workshops designed and led by professional faculty. Saturday evening’s highlight will be a concert with Simple Gifts followed by a contradance. View the detailed schedule for more information.

 

Location

Greenwood Furnace State Park is a beautiful state park located in central Pennsylvania, between State College and Huntingdon. It is nestled on the western edge of the Central Pennsylvania area known as the Seven Mountains. The park features outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities, such as swimming in a spring fed lake as well as miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. The state park also offers historic exhibits and summertime programs for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Driving Directions

Greenwood Furnace State Park is located on Rt. 305 off Rt.26 (North of Huntingdon, South of State College), and east off Rt. 655 in Big Valley. The official address for the park is 15795 Greenwood Rd, Huntingdon PA, however most online map and directions do not get you there with this query. Search for "PA-305 & Broad Mountain Rd, Huntingdon, PA 16652" or follow these links to see the location on MapQuest or Google Maps. From there you can type in your home address and get complete driving directions.

 

Lodging

Greenwood Furnace State Park has camping facilities, and most participants camp (see the sidebar on the right for detailed information).

 

In addition, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and additional camping options can be found near Huntingdon, near Lewistown and in the State College area. Please note that some of the lodging listed on these sites is quite a distance from the park, so be sure to check the distance.

 

Meals

The optional meal plan, which can be pre-purchased with your registration, will provide Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch. Please indicate on the registration if vegetarian food is preferred. Note that Friday dinner is not included, so be sure to eat before you come, or bring food with you. A limited number of additional meals may be available for purchase at the time of the event.

 

There are no convenient grocery or restaurant facilities near the park. The nearest convenience store and eating options are outside of McAlevy's Fort, about a 10-minute drive from the park and they are not full service facilities. Other eating options and grocery store are located in Belleville, about 15-minutes from Greenwood Furnace. It is highly recommended that you bring your own food if you decide not to purchase the meal plan. t

 

Help Us Promote Greenwood

If you are a fan of Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, please print out the attached flyers (color or black & white) and pass them out to your friends.

 

About the Huntingdon County Arts Council

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is dedicated to providing art and cultural opportunities in Huntingdon County. Our programs are designed to provide enjoyment and enrichment as well as educational and professional opportunities to the general public, students, amateurs and professional artists." Founded in 1972, the Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives support from its membership, local governments, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and various grant agents.

 

For more information about the Arts Council, to request a membership form, or for more information about the Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, please contact the Huntingdon County Arts Council at huntingdonarts@gmail.com or by calling (814) 643-6220.

 

This project is partially funded by a grant from  the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.

 

 

Camping

 

Greenwood Furnace State Park has camping facilities, and they've set aside a special area for festival participants.

 

Camping choices are:

(1) The park has two options for camping. If you’ll be in a tent, you can call the park directly (814/667-1800) to request a spot in our special area by the workshop activities.

 

(2) For RVs and campers (and tents too if you prefer), call PA State Park central reservations (888/PA-PARKS) or register online to reserve a site in the public camping area.