Calendar of Events

So Much To See, Do, Experience, And Learn

There’s always something interesting going on at the Elk Country Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long. Click here for a listing of the latest programs and events at the Elk Country Visitor Center.

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 24th

2:00 PM- “All About Antlers”

Everyone is thrilled when they see a huge bull elk with their impressive antlers. During this popular educational program learn many amazing facts about antlers. Learn about the various species in North America that sport antlers and the differences between them. Afterwards try your hand at antler scoring with our KECA education staff.

 

Sunday, June 25th

2:00 PM- “Owl Pellet Mystery Activity”

Have you ever wondered what owls eat? Learn about the structure of animals and food chains while dissecting an owl pellet with Sam Stahr, Pennsylvania Game Commission Educator.

Saturday, July 8th Kill the Grill – Smoke Only BBQ Competition and the Elk County Cruise In
Join us today as the Kill the Grill BBQ competition will be going on.  The Elk County Cruisers will be hosting their annual Elk County Cruise In from 1-4  so bring out your classic/late model car, truck, van, motorcycle and join in.  Dash Plaques will be awarded until gone.  Music by Megan and Chris McGarry will be from 1-3, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon.  BBQ Competition prizes will be awarded at 3:30 with a Chicken BBQ Dinner sale starting at 4pm by the Benezette Hotel (proceeds benefit Elk Country).  For more info, contact Carla 814-787-5167

Saturday, July 29th  Ride for the Elk
Join us for the annual Ride for the Elk Motorcycle Ride.  Registration will take place at the Hitching Post from 10am to noon.  The ride leaves from the Hitching Post in DuBois, PA at noon and will travel through the beautiful Pennsylvania Wilds to through the Quehanna Wild Area, Sproul State Forest, Austin and return through Driftwood to end at the Elk Country Visitor Center.   For more info:  http://www.experienceelkcountry.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=72609

Sunday, July 30th  Ride for the Elk
Join us for the second day of our annual Ride for the Elk Motorcycle Ride. Registration will be from 8am to 10 am at the Elk Country Visitor Center.  The ride will leave from the Visitor Center in Benezette at 10 am and travel through the beautiful Pennsylvania Wilds to the Kinzua State Park, Port Allegheny, and Glen Hazel and return to Benezette.

Saturday August 19th Elk Expo
The 17th annual Elk Expo will take place from 8am to 8pm.  Vendors, music, seminars, contests, food and so much more. The Pa Game Commission Elk License drawing will be at 1pm.   For more info, www.ElkExpo.com

Sunday, August 20th Elk Expo
The 17th annual Elk Expo will take place from 8am to 5pm.  Vendors, music, seminars, contests, food and so much more.  The Keystone Elk Country Alliance Elk Tag Raffle will take place at 1pm.  For more info, www.ElkExpo.com

**Please, no Pets on the trails or on the Center grounds.
Please leave them at home for their safety and the safety
of our wildlife.**

DAILY:
4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $3.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour.

WEEKENDS:
Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon take place seasonally at the center–weather permitting. Elk are often seen on the back side of the property where only these tours go. For information, click here.

To ensure your space on the wagon, call the day prior at 814-787-5167 to reserve a spot!

LOCATION:
Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821
814-787-5167
 

Hours:

April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
June – August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm
September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm

**Closed Easter Sunday

 

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