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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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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


Do you like fishing? What about fishing for money?


Saturday, May 16th at 6:00pm will begin the “Let’s See What Is In The River” Fishing Tournament. This tournament will be held until 8:00am on Sunday May 17th. Registration is $25.00 per person and there will be an optional $5.00 Big Fish Pool.

The objective is the Best Weight of three fish. Big fish pool, and Best Single Fish Weight.

For all of the information on this, click here. To register, you may do so by visiting this website here, or click here to download the form and mailing it The Foxburg Inn Hotel P.O. Box 130 Foxburg, PA 16036.

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We Support the Mercer County 4-H 17th Annual Benefit Auction

Saturday, May 2, Mercer County 4-H Development Committee will be have their 17th Annual Benefit Auction.  This auction is to help fund programming and the 4-H Park grounds.  Proceeds will help with educational materials, programs, trips, and leadership opportunities for our youth.  Funding is also used to maintain, upgrade and improve the 4-H park.  For more information, please contact the Mercer Extension office at 724-662-3141 or visit their website by clicking here.


Golf Lovers…

The Foxburg Country Club is the oldest golf course in continuous use in the USA. On the second floor of the country club there is a museum of old golf balls and clubs from the 1800s including the hickory clubs! This museum is free, stop in and look at golf history! The club will be hosting an open house Saturday and Sunday May 16th and 17th. And all day on Saturday, May 16th they will have a putting contest, for the Foxburg Nature Festival. So get your golf clubs out, dust them off, and come join us in a Golf-tastic day!
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On Sunday May 17th The Foxburg Nature Festival is having a Poker Run on the Allegheny River from Emlenton to Parker and coming back to Emlenton via Shuttle. Registration will be at 10:30 AM at Otto’s Tavern on the river in Emlenton.  Launch time is at noon, in the Emlenton IGA’s parking lot and you can get your first card there.  You can get your second card when you stop in Foxburg, at the Pizza shop. Third cards will be handed out at the Allegheny Grille. When you get back in the water, you will float down to Parker, PA and get your fourth card at the Riverstone Grille and Lounge. A Shuttle will take you and your craft back to Otto’s for the fifth card and the drawing. Prizes will be awarded for the best and worse hand. So, put some sun block on and float down the Allegheny River to enjoy the River Poker Run fun! Cost is $20.00/person which can be purchased at The Foxburg Inn. Sponsors are: Otto’s Tavern, Riverview Canoe and Kayak , Emlenton IGA, Foxburg Allegheny Grille, Foxburg Pizza Shop and Riverstone Grille and Lounge.

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2015 Nature Fest – Galapagos Island Lecture/Dinner

Blue-footed, Red-billed, and Magnificent: a Galapagos Adventure

Known also as the “Enchanted Islands” at the time of Darwin’s visit in 1835, the Galapagos Islands are still a place of enchantment for the naturalist today. The volcanic archipelago on the equator was settled by a few species of plants and animals. Over the millennia, these took advantage of the many available ecological niches to evolve into the Galapagos inhabitants that can be seen going about their lives, unafraid of humans, each adapted to its unique setting. This presentation will highlight many Galapagos denizens, from blue-footed boobies and Darwin’s finches to Sally Lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas. blue-footed-booby-galapagos-islands-ecuador-etravelblog-comGalapagos-Islands1

Jeffrey Hall is president of Bartramian Audubon Society and is also active in Seneca Rocks Audubon Society. His articles and photographs have appeared in many publications, including Living Bird, NJ Audubon, Underwater Naturalist, and Cassinia, as well as Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology’s Birds of Pennsylvania website. He has given over 100 programs for birding, nature, and photography groups, and is an instructor at the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Slippery Rock University. A retired biology teacher, he lives in Franklin, PA.

Join us Saturday May 16th from 7 – 8:30pm at the Lincoln Hall to enjoy a presentation featuring Jeffrey Hall and enjoy a catered dinner.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Or visit/call the Foxburg Inn at 724-659-3116



Chinese Auction with Bird Houses!

The A-C Valley students painted bird houses for The Foxburg Nature Festival. They are on display at the Foxburg Pizza Shop. A Chinese auction will be held for all twenty four of them.Tickets are available at The Foxburg Pizza shop. A popularity contest will be held on Foxburg Inn’s Facebook page. There are two groups, one for elementary students and one for secondary students. You can vote online  at The Foxburg Inn’s Facebook page. The winners of the Chinese auction and popularity contests will be announced Sunday, May 17th,  afternoon, in the Foxburg Pizza Shop after the 5K Run/Walk.  When you come to Foxburg, please be sure to see the wonderful artwork done by the students of AC Valley School District on these birdhouses. So be sure to vote for your favorite online or in the shop! Tickets will be sold at The Foxburg Pizza Shop.
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