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ARCA Presents! Piano Extravaganza: Alvin Zhu


Alvin Zhu, the first American to be inducted to the Steinway Young Artists Roster, brings his award-winning expressive talents to Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall on Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. He is certainly a performer whose career will be worth following. This multi-talented musician hails from a lineage that includes a grandfather who served as a judge for the Van Cliburn, Queen Elizabeth and Chopin International Piano Competitions.  His list of mentors is truly a Who’s Who of the piano world: Lang Lang, Emmanuel Ax, Leon Fleisher and other luminaries. As if performing were not enough, Alvin is equally comfortable as a crossover artist, receiving Honorable Mention in the 16th Billboard World Song Contest, being named Runner-up at the 2008 Song of the Year Competition and has won First Place in the Solo Competition at the Intersection between Jazz and Classical Music Festival.

Click here to visit Alvin’s youtube page.

Tickets: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20, Students $10
To reserve tickets, please call: 724-659-3153 or email:info@alleghenyriverstone.org
Visit ARCA at: www.alleghenyriverstone.org


Nature Tours – Saturday May 10th During Nature Festival!

In junction with the Morning Bird Walk on Saturday, May 10th, there will be some afternoon Nature Tours as well. Starting at 11a.m., there will be a Nature Program for Kids. This event is open to the entire family. Participants will be studying Dogwood Trees and engaging in “Citizen Science.” They will be reporting their findings to Budburst.

At 1:00pm there will be a Family Oriented Nature Hike – for the whole family. It will be a casual hike around Riverstone Farms, and you will be identifying everything. Audubon guides will be leading and the hike will be followed by a Butterfly Release at Riverstone Barns.

At 2:30 pm, the Tree, Wildflower and Mushroom Field trip will commence. This will be similar to the 8:00am Bird Walk, but have much more emphasis on Trees, Wildflowers and Mushrooms. This field trip will be on Haywagons so seating is limited.

To attend all of these, the 8am Bird Walk, Evening Lecture by renowned Nature Writer Scott Shalaway, and the nighttime Owl Prowl, please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at (724)659-3116. All Day Passes are $25.00 for adults, and $15.o0 for school aged kids. Tickets are limited, so do not wait to purchase yours! Get on the phone with us now!



Birdwalk – Our first fieldtrip of the day on May 10th!

Birdwalk_subpage_mediumCalling all adventurous, serious Bird watchers or those who want to see as much Nature as possible. This is the field trip for you! This field trip starts at 8:00am on Saturday May 10th at Riverstone Farms. There will be a lot of hiking, so please make sure that you are able to do so. The trip will start at Riverstone Farms, go to the Clarion River, then the Allegheny River and back up to Riverstone Farms. It is set to last until 10:30am. 5 Audubon guides will be leading you through, listening for birds, watching birds and encompassing a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you have binoculars and a camera, we highly recommend that you bring them with you. This will be going on Rain or Shine! Pre-Order your tickets by calling The Foxburg Inn Hotel at (724)659-3116. You will pick up your tickets that day in Downtown Foxburg at the Welcome Tent. Tickets for the day field trips (There are 3 of them) are $15.00 per adult and $5.00 for school aged kids. We highly recommend buying an ALL DAY PASS, which includes the Field trips, Scott Shalaway Evening Lecture and the nighttime Owl Prowl. Spots are limited, so make your calls today!blackbird




We are playing with Bird Houses again!

Chinese Auction

Birdhouses Painted By ACValley School District.
We have birdhouses from Elementary and High school students.

Tickets for this are available at the Pizza Shop Counter.
Tickets are 1.00ea
6 for 5.00
14 for 10.00
22 for 15.00
30 for 20.00

The Drawing for the auction will be held on May 11th at Foxburg Pizza following the 5K Run/Walk at Riverstone.

Proceeds will go to Skye’s Spirit Wildlife


To honor the wonderful artists that have painted these, we are also holding a Contest with the birdhouses.

The deadline to vote will be noon on May 11th
To vote , either “like” or “share” your favorite!

To vote for which one you’d like to win, go to Foxburg Inn’s Facebook Page
There are two categories to vote on, Elementary & High School.
The winner will receive a free Pizza from Foxburg Pizza.


Book a room online/Add a package!


Want to come do all of the Nature Festival Activities and also stay the night at the Foxburg Inn Hotel? If you book your reservation for a room online, you can add to your reservation the “Package” of  “All Day Nature Festival Activities” for $25.00 for adult and $15.00 a person for school aged kids. The festivities include all 3 Daytime Fieldtrips (Morning Birdwalk, Afternoon Nature Hike, and Tree, Wildflower & Mushroom Fieldtrip, for more information on these fieldtrips, look for an upcoming blog!) Evening Scott Shalaway lecture, for more information on him, click here. And the nighttime Owl Prowl being held at RiverStone Farms.

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If You Need Assistance Or Just Want To Come Spend The Day In Foxburg But Not Spend The Night, Please Call The Hotel To Reserve Your Tickets!


Upcoming Owl Prowl!


Following Dr. Scott Shalaway’s lecture during the 2014 Nature Festival, join in the fun of going on an Owl Prowl! The Owl Prowl will take place throughout the RiverStone Woodlands from 9:00pm to 10:30pm for a $5 fee. Look and listen for owls as you are lead on a walk through the historic woodlands on the RiverStone Farm.

Be sure to check back frequently for more information and details on events.

To order tickets for Scott Shalaway’s Lecture, Day Fieldtrips, or the Owl Prowl please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.

Click here to register for the 2nd Annual Foxburg “Take Flight” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM.


Hurry! 20% Off Any Room for a Short Time!


Did you receive your tax refund early? We know that you work hard for the money you have earned. Do you need a short getaway? Here’s an idea! Use your tax refund for a mid-week stay at the Foxburg Inn Hotel! Come relax in one of our popular suites with the gas fireplace and two person Jacuzzi Tub. Bring a pizza back to your room from the Foxburg Pizza Shop while enjoying the river view from your room, or have a nice sit down dinner at the Allegheny Grille with seating along the river. After dinner visit the Foxburg Wine Cellars for wine tasting or ask about purchasing a wine basket that will be ready in your room upon arrival. 

New bookings will receive 20% off when you book a room Tuesday – Thursday. Offer is valid starting April 8, 2014 through April 24, 2014. You must call to book reservation in order to receive the 20% off discount.

Exclusions Apply: Cannot combine with any other discounts or coupons. Not valid Fridays through Mondays.


Dr. Scott Shalaway Lecture

Dr. Scott Shalaway, our featured speaker for the 2014 Foxburg Nature Festival, will be holding a lecture at the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Elementary School. His lecture will take place 7:00PM - 8:30PM. He will be discussing two different topics. His first 45 minutes will be about "How to Make your Backyard and Land a Better Place For Wildlife"; and the second 45 minutes will entail "Everything You Need to Know About Owls and More", which precedes the "Owl Prowl" throughout the RiverStone woodlands. Be sure to check back frequently for more information and details on events.

To order tickets for Scott Shalaway's Lecture, Day Fieldtrips, or the Owl Prowl please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.

Click here to register for the 2nd Annual Foxburg "Take Flight" 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM.


Nature Festival 2nd Annual “Take Flight” 5K Run/Walk


Sunday, May 11th 2014, we will be holding our 2nd Annual “Take Flight” 5k Run/Walk. This will again take place at the Historic RiverStone Farm, you will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. This cross country 5K will have you all over the lovely estate. Dogwoods will be in full bloom, and you don’t want to miss out on those. This run/walk will benefit Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Skye’s Spirit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife. You can register for the event by clicking here, Pre-Registration is only $20.00 and you will be guaranteed a free t-shirt with the logo above. Registration that day will be $25.o0, Registration starts at 9:00am at the RiverStone Barns and the race will begin at 10:00am.

Also, visit Skye’s Spirit website here.

Hope to see you there!


Nature Festival’s Featured Speaker

Dr. Shalaway

Our featured speaker for this year’s Foxburg Nature Festival will be Dr. Scott Shalaway. Dr. Shalaway spends his time these days as a nature writer. He writes a weekly newspaper column for the Sunday edition of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Charleston Gazette, a nature blog and has published books such as Nature Walks Near Philadelphia, Quiet Water Canoe Guide: Pennsylvania: Best Paddling Lakes and Ponds for all ages, Butterflies in the Backyard, and Building a Backyard Bird Habitat.

Be sure to check back for more information and details on events.

To order tickets for Scott Shalaway’s Lecture, Day Fieldtrips, or the Owl Prowl please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.

Click here to register for the 2nd Annual Foxburg “Take Flight” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM.