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Important Message!


Please be aware the today’s 2015 Nature Festival 5K Run/Walk WILL STILL be taking place. Registration begins at 8:30AM and the race start time is 10:00Am. After the 5K, the Birdhouse and random drawings will take place as previously planned.

Unfortunately, due to the weather we have to RESCHEDULE today’s 2015 Nature Festival Canoe/Kayak Poker Run. We hope you understand that for safety reasons, we cannot have people out on the river. The Canoe/Kayak Poker Run will now take place on Sunday, May 31st with the same registration time (10:30AM at Otto’s) and the same start time (Noon). We will see you there!

We would like to thank everyone that attended Saturday’s 2015 Nature Festival activities. We had a wonderful turn out! We hope that you enjoyed your day in Foxburg and return soon.

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We need YOU!

Due to the lack of responses/registrations for this event, it is Cancelled.  We apologize!!!!


We need 20 registrations by Thursday at 4:00p.m. for our “Let’s See What Is In The River” Fishing Tournament this weekend!

Please do not wait to register until the day of the event, if we do not have 20 registrations by Thursday at 4:00p.m., the tournament will be cancelled.

Come help out your local fire departments by seeing what is in that river!

Cash prizes will be available!

To register, click here or call/visit the Foxburg Inn (724)659-3116.

For Rules, Click Here!




Herp Hike @ Mineral Springs

Join in on the Herp Hike (salamanders) being led by Dr. Kurt Regester at the beautiful Mineral Springs, Saturday, May 16th from 2-4 PM in Emlenton. As you stroll through the woods, you will be searching for and identifying different species of salamanders.

Dr. Kurt Regester is a professor at Clarion University. He teaches in the Department of Biology and his areas of interest include wildlife ecology, ornithology, population biology, and amphibian ecology including herpetology. 

Ever since 1867 the beautiful Mineral Springs has had the oldest oil producing well in the United States. The oil industry caused environmental woes in the region, but this popular park bounced back to a very healthy state. The pristine habitat supports a plentiful grove of Hemlock trees, acidic loving plants, and a trout stream housing a rich amphibian population.




To register Click Here

or call/visit The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116



On Saturday May 9th the Care Chiropractic Center will be holding Kids Day America from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Butler Farm Show. During this fun filled day information on crime prevention, healthy lifestyles, child safety, and environmental awareness issues will be distributed. There are educational and fun activities such as learning to build projects, hayrides, inflatable slides, musical entertainment shows and much more.
Due to the success of this in years past, it will be held again at the Butler Farm Show along with the 5th annual ‘Cruza for Kids’ car cruise. The car cruise is judged by the children in attendance and is open for any vehicle owner and/or auto clubs.
The proceeds from the event will go to Butler Catholic Charities. Butler Catholic Charities, regardless of affiliation, services children during their time of need and will direct the proceeds from Kids Day America to those children.
Mark your calendar for this FREE community event!


Yum, Yum! Buckwheat Pancakes!


Many folks love Buckwheat Pancakes, and who can blame them?! We’ve made arrangements to have them at this year’s Pancake Breakfast! Come and enjoy Pancakes & Sausage next Saturday, May 16th from 8:00am – Noon at the Allegheny Grille Tent. Cost is $5.00 and supports the Foxburg Free Library!



Want your free Shirt?

Sign up for the Nature Festival 5K by Friday May 8th at 4:00p.m. to ensure that you will be getting your free Shirt. 

You can register for the 5K by clicking here, or coming to the Foxburg Inn Hotel to fill out an application.

Registration is $20.00 until the day of the event, and then is $25.00.

Hope to see you there!

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Falconry Demo

The Falconry Demo will be held at Lincoln Hall on Saturday, May 16th from 11am-12pm.

Barry Davidson, a master falconer for 10 years, owns and operates Davidson’s Falconry in Sharon, PA, along with his wife Melissa. They currently own and train Red-Tailed Hawks and Eurasian Kestrels, which are used for educational purposes throughout the region. They are also the founders of B.E.A.K.S, meaning Bringing Education and Knowledge to Students. Barry and Melissa have the largest supply company in the Eastern United States for falconry equipment.

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For tickets, Click Here

or call/visit The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116





On May 17th the Poker Run will be held in Emlenton, Foxburg, Parker and back to Otto’s Tavern in Emlenton for the drawing of the best and worse hand. Register online or beginning Sunday morning at 10:30 at Otto’s Tavern. Pick up your first card at Emlenton IGA before getting into the river. Prizes will be given at Otto’s late afternoon. Riverview Canoe will be providing a shuttle service for canoes and paddlers. If the weather is not permissible to be on the river, participants can still participate in the Poker Run, by vehicle or we will refund entry fees to folks not choosing to go by vehicle. Also, hurry in and register because online registrations completed by May 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM will be guaranteed a Nature Festival T-Shirt! Enjoy Sunday playing poker!! Again to register go online.




More than just a 5K…

Take a scenic tour throughout one of the most beautiful estates in Pennsylvania!

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Nestled in the majestic Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania, the RiverStone Estate is an impeccably restored mansion with state of the art amenities, stunning architecture and exquisite grounds. This extraordinary 1200+ acre riverfront property is located at the confluence of the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers in Foxburg, Pennsylvania. One of the largest privately owned estates in Pennsylvania, RiverStone is renowned for its breathtaking views and remarkable craftsmanship. With 26 structures, including extensive equestrian facilities, greenhouse, carriage house, aviary, additional residences and event center, the Estate provides a tranquil setting for a relaxing escape to the country.

To sign up for the Nature Festival 5K Run/Walk Online, Please Click Here.
ORDownload the form here and mail it to us Foxburg Inn Hotel 20 Main St. P.O. Box 130 Foxburg, PA 16036.

Any questions, please contact Bonnie Dittman or Alicia Dittman at 724-659-3116



2015 Nature Festival Activities to Benefit local organizations

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Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is located on 15 acres in Venango County.  Since opening in 1998, SSWRC has cared for and released hundreds of injured, sick and orphaned wild animals and birds.  They accept Birds of Prey, Small Mammals, White Tail Deer Fawns, Waterfowl, Songbirds, Bats and Native Reptiles.  Open 7 days a week to intake wildlife for care, Please call to schedule a time to visit at 814-786-9677.  You can also visit their website by clicking here   or visit their Facebook page by clicking here. Come out and join for 2015 Nature Festival May 16 & 17, schedule of events and registration