Already thinking about next year?  It's never too early to start planning!  The 2018 date will be Saturday, June 23.   Lodging space always fills up quickly, so book your room or campsite with plenty of time to spare.

We've put together a list of all nearby lodging- everything from a Victorian B&B to no-frills camping!  You can find the list HERE.


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The 2017 Festival was a great success! 

The PA Firefly Board would like to thank everyone who generously donated their expertise, time and money to make this happen.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS, You made all the difference this year. We had over 20 volunteers (including PAFF board members) the day of the festival doing everything from setting up tents, directing traffic, selling merchandise, answering questions, leading walks, crowd control and clean-up. We especially want to thank the AmVets Post #113 for taking on the parking management. Our list of volunteers include Gail & Marshall Ariza, Steve & Marion Sherwood, Joan Wallace and Chloe, Joe Butler, Tara Nadeau, Daniel Maher, Matt Farkas, Kristen Semegen, Joe Geever, Helen Fielding, Claudia Nolf, Morgan & Jen Miller, Annah Burke and Adele Wellman. You are THE BEST!!!!

Thanks also to the 2017 Nature Center exhibitors the Allegheny National Forest, Chapman Dam, Dr. Denise Piechnik, Pitt-Bradford entomologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Allegany State Park NY, Pennsylvania DCNR, Forest County 4-H and the Zoological Lighting Institute.

A big thank you to our food vendors, our musical guests and our crafts vendors for making the day extra special.  Also, special thanks to Nat Licht for the sound and PA system.

THANK YOU to the sponsors, friends and grant support for 2017. We are especially thankful to the sponsorship of the PNC Charitable Trust through a J. Bowman Proper Grant, Huplits Wildlife Grant, the Allegheny Regional Advisory Committee and the Northwest Pennsylvania Great Outdoors, Forest County Room Tax Committee.

2017 Sponsors include:

Ken & Peggy Butler, Jeff Calta, Steve & Marion Sherwood, Tionesta Lions Club, Bob & Joan Wallace, Barbara Litten, Esq., Jim & Pat Mays, Jack & Grace Sherman, Allegheny Defense Project, Heartwood, Zoological Lighting Institute and Flying W Ranch,

2017 Firefly Friends included Forest County Snowmobile Club, Anna Kribbet, Scott & Laura Tenney, Jason Skinner, Jim & Flo McGuire, Joyce Milberg & Michael Thomson, First United National Bank, Mt Zion Lutheran Church, Steve Barnett and Probation Services and Heffern Septic Services.