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Emlenton Summerfest 2014


Looking for a weekend full of family fun and entertainment? Your search stops here!

Come enjoy the Emlenton Summerfest July 11th, 12th, and 13th. It’s less than a five minute drive from The Foxburg Inn Hotel! Fill your weekend with great festival food, games, entertainment, and end your day with a relaxing night in a fabulous room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel. This weekend, you will find activities for all ages to enjoy. Call now to book your room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel (724-659-3116) for this coming weekend. Rooms are filling up fast!

Friday, July 11th Activities

8:00am – 5:00pm – Townwide Trash & Treasure Sales

8:00am – 6:00pm – Digital Scavenger Hunt – Any team (2 or more people of any age) can enter the digital photography scavenger hunt. Stop to register at the yard sale map table (on Main Street, corner of UniMart parking lot). The team with the highest number of points wins.

10:00am – Noon – Jr. Fishing Derby – Open to any child ages toddler to 16. The Derby will take place at the North Shore of Kahle’s Lake. Arrive before 10:00am to register. Age groups will be Toddlers thru age 7, 8 to 11 year olds, and 12 to 16 year olds. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for first fish caught, most fish caught, and biggest fish caught. Each child will receive a hotdog, chips, and pop for participating.

6:30pm – Little It Deli’s Colossal (Sandwich Challenge) – The Colossal Challenge is an eating challenge of fried Mortadella sandwich. It is a 2.5 pound sandwich with 1 pound of Mortadell, a half pound of cheese, a huge bun, and various toppings. You must pre-register so there are enough sandwiches prepared. Little It Deli is located on Main Street in Emlenton. Click here  for more information about Little It Deli.

7:00pm – Emlenton’s Got Talent (Kids Only Talent Show- Located at the Emlenton Crawford Center Auditorium. The performance is open to the public. Join us and enjoy tomorrow’s performers today!
8:00pm – Street Dance – Located at the Emlenton Crawford Center Parking Lot.

Saturday, July 12th Activities

8:00am – Softball Tournament on top of the hill – Come watch the annual Softball Tournament. It is a single-pitch, double elimination tournament. In event of rain, the tournament will be held on Sunday, July 13th.

8:00am – Adult 5K Walk/Run – Rain or Shine. Registration and Starting Line are located at Hughes Park on top of the hill by the ball fields. The out-and-back rolling course will be run on paved and gravel roads. It’s a newly designed course! Medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each category. Race Day registration is $25.00. Contact Carrie 724-867-0929 for more information.

9:00am – Raft Race – Emlenton to Parker. Watch to see whose homemade raft will make the float from Emlenton to Parker.

10:00am – Kids Mini Marathon – This is a free activity open for kids ages 7 to 12. The race will take place at Hughes Park. Children ages 7 to 9 will compete in a ¼ mile run and ages 10 to 12 will run a ½ mile race. Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal.

10:00am – Kids Bike Race – This event will take place on Main Street in front of the bank. To participate you MUST wear a helmet. There will be NO exceptions. Registration begins at 9:30am for children ages 6 to 9. Registration begins at 2:00pm for a race time of 2:30pm for children ages 10 to 12. Kids participating in the race are invited to ride in the parade!

10:00am – 4:00pm – Pony Rides- Pony rides will take place behind the Emlenton Mill. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

10:00am – 6:00pm – River Golf – This event will take place at the Riverfront Apartments until 6:00pm or until golf balls run out. See if you can make a hole in one on the Allegheny!

10:30am – Kids Scavenger Hunt – This event will take place at Hughes Park. It is open to all children 12 years of age and younger.

Noon – Frog jumping Contest – Must be under the age of 14 to enter. Bring your own frog to the Emlenton Crawford Center Gym. If your frog doesn’t jump, you will be given a second chance after all contestants have been given their turn. The age groups will be 7 and under and 8 to 14. Prizes will be given for 1-3 longest jumps, most unique, smallest, and largest frogs.

Noon – 3:00pm – Make-Your-Own Tie-Dyed T-Shirt- Amazing Stitches will be holding sign ups Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm. You will select your T-shirt size at registration. One T-Shirt per child. Cost will be $3.00 for children 12 and under and all others $5.00. Click here for more information about Amazing Stitches.

1:00pm – 8:00pm – Kiddieland – Visit the Emlenton Crawford Center Parking Lot for a children’s area full of games and activities. This is free to all kids!

1:30pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest – visit the Emlenton Mill Creamery for an Ice Cream Eating Contest. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

4:00pm – Rubber Duckie Race – This event will take place at Mineral Springs Park. Race will start at the walking bridge. Each duck costs $5.00.

6:00pm – Summer Festival Parade on Main Street

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Music on the Patio of the Emlenton Mill. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

Dusk – Fireworks by Pyrotecnico

Sunday, July 13th Activities

Noon – 4pm – Car/Truck/Bike Cruise on Main Street – Registration starts at 10:30am. Look for the signs! There will be a $4.00 entry fee and awards in various categories.

Click here for more information about the 2014 Emlenton Summerfest.


Save The Date!

6th Annual Chamber Mixer in Foxburg, PA!

Come and enjoy! Meet & Greet! Win some door prizes! All along the beautiful Allegheny River! Meet up with some old friends, or come and make new friends! Meet your Local Politicians!

This will be held Wednesday, August 13th from 5pm-7pm in Foxburg, PA

Those able to come are members from the following Chambers:
Armstrong/Alle Kiski
Grove City
Pittsburgh North Regional

This will be a fun time to be had by everyone! Hope to see you there!



Come And Rest With Us!

Do you need a short break from your busy schedules? Come relax at The Foxburg Inn Hotel! Stay two or more nights to take advantage of our mini-vacation rates. Our mini-vacation rates are available Sunday – Thursday. Come enjoy a suite with a relaxing view of the river for only $ 190.75 a night! Book a room on our 1st Floor and relax on the River Deck. The Foxburg Winery, The Allegheny Grille, Foxburg Pizza, Divani Chocolate, The Red Brick Art Gallery & The Foxburg Library are all sights that you want to see without the hustle and bustle of the weekend. Come get some peace of mind in Foxburg during the week!

Call us at (724)659-3116 or (724)659-3117 to book your Mini-Vacation NOW!


Come Visit the Emlenton Mill!

Emlenton Mill


If you’re looking for something to do, come visit the Emlenton Mill!

The Emlenton Mill Creamery is home to “Perry’s” delicious ice cream! We feature 16 flavors of hand packed ice cream. We have a full range of sundaes, ice cream cakes, coffees, milkshakes, floats and smoothies as well as great food.

The Emlenton Mill Emporium on Main Street: Antiques, Books, Gifts, Jewelry, Ceramics and more.

The Emlenton Mill Bunkhouse is a great place to visit but it is also a unique place to stay. The Bunkhouse, with its rustic charms and updated amenities is modeled after European hostels. The bunkhouse can accommodate up to 35 people on two floors with each floor having two bathrooms, two showers and a private “family” room for guests who would like a bit more privacy.

The Emlenton Mill also offers concerts on Saturdays from 7pm – 9pm on their patio overlooking the Allegheny River.

For a concert schedule and more information about the Emlenton Mill, visit their website at http://emlentonmill.com


Thank You River City Brass Band



We would like to thank the River City Brass Band for putting on an excellent concert on Friday, June 20th at the Emlenton Crawford Center. Not only was the music superb, they were also very entertaining. We would also like the thank the huge audience that attended. River City Brass put on a two hour long concert with fabulous music. The audience participation was wonderful as well. At the end of the concert, it was nothing but smiling faces and good reviews of the band! We hope to see them again next year!


The Barnard House – Grand Opening!


I was fortunate enough to sit down and have a talk with Cathy Kentzel this past Saturday and get some information on the Grand Opening of The Barnard House. This quaint Bed & Breakfast is located on River Street in Emlenton, PA.

Paul & Cathy Kentzel have experience in Historic Renovation and have really made The Barnard House look amazing! They have been busting their butts doing 16 hour work days to get ready for their Opening today, June 19th.

With reclaimed Furniture and other recycled elements, it is sure to look magnificent and have a different feel to it than anything we’ve had in the area before!

There are 5 rooms in the Bed & Breakfast, The Emlenton Mill Room, The Allegheny Room, Hannah Fox Room, Minnie Barnard Room & The Crawford Suite. Unfortunately, the Suite will not be finished for the Grand Opening, but won’t be too far behind.

To visit their website click here, and like their facebook page as well!

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Tickets are moving quickly…

So get yours today!

The River City Brass Band will be at The Emlenton Crawford Center this Friday, June 20th at 8:00pm. Get your tickets today! Prices are $18.00 per adult, and $8.00 per student. Call (724)659-3116 or stop in at the Foxburg Inn Hotel to purchase!

See you on Friday!


Blueprint Community Initiative Meeting!


Join the Oil Region Blueprint Communities (Emlenton, Foxburg and Parker) Team to learn how we are going to be Keeping our Communities Informed of the Blueprint Communities Initiative as well as an Organizational Development Overview. This second workshop will begin to address how our communities should organize ourselves as we prepare to implement our Blueprint Communities strategy. These workshops will be conducted by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. As a statewide non-profit, PDC accomplishes their mission to build and support the capacity of local non-profit organizations, municipalities and individuals to enhance the overall well-being and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s “core” communities by engaging local community leaders and volunteers.

When: Thursday June 19th from 6 -9 pm

Where: Lincoln Hall – 31 Main Street Foxburg, PA.

RSVPs: appreciated to Deb Lutz at the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism at 814-677-3152 ext. 115, or by email at dlutz@oilregion.org


Don’t Miss River City Brass!

River City Brass performs a 56-concert series in eight different venues in Western Pennsylvania. In addition, the 28-piece ensemble tours extensively throughout the United States with more than 40 performances each year as part of community concert series, major symphony pops series and arts festivals. From California to New York (as well as everywhere in between), River City Brass Band has delighted audiences with its signature style. Every performance features superb soloists and powerful repertoire from classical to pops and from jazz to marches. A River City Brass performance, whether in Pittsburgh or Poughkeepsie or Pensacola, is a memorable event!

Here is their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/River-City-Brass-Band/154069789295

From June 1st through June 20th, tickets will be $18 for adults and $8 for students.

To purchase tickets, please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.


Listen to a Sample of the River City Brass Band!

Do you have your tickets to go see the River City Brass Band in concert on June 20th @ 8:00 at the Emlenton Crawford Center? You better hurry! Tickets are selling fast and seating is limited!

Sit back and enjoy a sample of the RCB playing. This piece was performed at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2013. Listen to the sample here!

Tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for students.
To purchase tickets, please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.