Festival Food

You can’t have a Festival without food, right? Especially the kind of food you almost never eat, except at outdoor events like ours. Fresh-squeezed lemonade, sno-cones – so refreshing! And how about funnel cakes, ice cream from The Creamery, and kettle corn? Yum! They’re great treats after a lunch or dinner of chicken lo mein, a corn dog or a salad. There will be something to whet most any appetite and satisfy most any hankering.

Check our list of food vendors and menus below . In addition to vendors in the Borough, don’t forget to visit The Creamery on Penn State’s campus! We’ll also have a number of regional food vendors, which are also listed below.

Food Vendors by Location

Allen and Calder Way
Miller’s Tropical Sno (Bellefonte, PA) Shaved ice

The Tuckerbox (Alexandria, PA) Australian meat pieces

Allen and Highland
Chan’s Golden Gate (Pittsburgh, PA): Egg rolls, chicken on a stick with rice or lo mein, vegetable rice & lo mein, shrimp fried rice, chicken fried rice, gyros, Greek salad, sausage sandwich, corn dog, fries, fresh squeezed lemonade

Food Truck Court
Memorial Field Parking Lot

Bees Knees Coffee (Bellefonte, PA)

Bonnie Blue’s Smokeys and Sweets (Bellefonte, PA)

Brazilian Munchies Food Truck (Bellefonte, PA) The real taste of Brazil

Everything about Crepes (Franklin Lakes, NJ)

Funnel Cake Kings (State College, PA)

Happy Dishes (Milesburg, PA)

Hellenic Kouzina Mobile Kitchen (Mechanicsburg, VA)

Rebelz Mobile Kitchen (McVeytown, PA)

Allen and Nittany
Backwoods Smoke Shack (James Creek, PA) Smoked BBQ brisket, smoked mac & cheese, and much more.

Heeter’s Ice Cream Truck (Danville, PA) Soft-serve, frozen treats

Moody Culture (State College, PA) Kombucha

We Be Cheesin’ (Selinsgrove, PA) Gourmet grilled cheese

Sidney Friedman Park
Hanson’s Kettle Korn (Tarentum, PA) Kettle popcorn and shaved ice

Maine Bay & Berry (State College, PA) Crab cakes, lobster rolls

On Campus
Old Main Mall
Penn State Creamery  Ice cream


Regional Favorites

Take home a taste of Pennsylvania! With some of the richest farmland in the country, Pennsylvania produces some of the best food and agricultural products in the world.

Buying local is not just a trend or fad, it’s become a way of life for many. When Pennsylvania residents or visitors purchase products grown or processed here, they’re directly supporting the Commonwealth’s economy.  Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s leading industry with more than 63,000 farm families and 7.65 million acres of farmland generating $5.7 billion in cash receipts. Translated into an agricultural metaphor, that ain’t hay.

This year, the Arts Festival allows you to take home a bit of Pennsylvania agriculture with selected Pennsylvania artisanal food products. Six regional vendors will be selling their products at the intersection of Foster Avenue and South Allen Street. Hours of the regional favorites area will be the same as those for the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. July 13-15, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., July 16. Participating regional favorites merchants include:

TorchBearer Sauces
Mechanicsburg, PA

Blue Dragonfly Farm
Virginia Beach, VA

Hillbillys Beef Jerkey
Ft. Loudon, PA

Korte BeeworX
State College, PA

Saint Rocco’s Treats
Perkasie, PA

Scentual Aroma Inc.
Staten Island, NY

Seven Barrels 
Tuxedo Park, NY

Tait Farm
Boalsburg, PA

Buy a Festival Wristband!

Festival wristbands are required for certain indoor performances. They are $15 each (plus shipping if ordered online) and are good for the entire Festival.

Visit the Festival Store!

Get a Festival poster and buy Festival wristbands, t-shirts and other merchandise at the corner of College and Allen – or visit our online store.