Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce: Promoter of Phil and so much more
Jefferson County / I-80 Frontier of PA Wilds
Who hasn’t heard of Punxsutawney, and its famous groundhog Phil? February 2, Groundhog Day, brings 15 to 25,000 people to this quaint little town located along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Although Groundhog Day is managed by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce embraces it and helps make connections among local festivities, businesses and visitors. Schedules and events entwined with this spectacular event are developed and supported by the Chamber for Groundhog Day, and also throughout the year.
For 50 years, this Chamber of Commerce has been promoting the town of 5000+ residents and aiding in creating local commerce opportunities. Local businesses and organizations can join the Punxsutawney Chamber. Area residents and visitors can reach out to the Punxsutawney Chamber for more information about local establishments and activities. Or visit the Chamber’s Souvenir Shop, where you can get information and find a variety of Punxsutawney and Groundhog themed merchandise.
Throughout the year, the Chamber supports various other activities, including the American Heroes Banner Project to honor the past and present men and women of the United States Military, the Festival in the Park – an annual event held on the week of the Fourth of July, a brew fest, a Christmas parade, Gobbler’s Knob Wine Fest and more.
Be sure to pick up a map of the Phantastic Phils, a series of life-size sculptures that you can visit throughout the town. Painted by local artist Kelly Porada, “Phillage” was the first to make its debut on Groundhog Day 2004. It was sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club and is the only statue to feature Phil with the traditional tuxedo and top hat worn by the caretakers of Punxsutawney Phil.
Punxsutawney has been celebrating Groundhog Day for many years. However, if you can’t make it for the main event, thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, it has lots to offer visitors all year long.
Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce is a Resource Partner of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce and leave a review or recommendation on their WCO profile.
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