Specialty Foods

Craving the flavors of Happy Valley? Our virtual artisanal food court lets you take home a taste of Central Pennsylvania. Our participating vendors offer small batch goodness from salsas to salad dressings, with a variety of specialty foods and hand-crafted goodies perfect for any foodie. We’re sure you’ll find terrific treats for yourself and great gifts for family and friends too!

Village Eatinghouse

If there were a “scratch and taste button,” your senses would now be reeling from these all-natural, simply flavorful sauces. Made with Apple Cider Vinegar in small batches, use them in your fresh pasta salads or to marinate chicken, pork and veggies – and they can’t be beat as traditional salad dressings! Clay and Melanie Phillips at Village Eatinghouse have been creating and sharing great tasting products since 1985. Offering free shipping for online orders over $38 through December 31, 2021 – use code Arts Fest 2021. Perfect to share with friends and family, in addition to enjoying them yourself!

The Piper's Peck

The Piper’s Peck

The Piper’s Peck has been providing several varieties of salsa and hot pepper jelly to customers, both local and across the US, for 22 years. The peppers and tomatoes used in our recipes are grown and processed on our small, sustainable farm in Bellefonte, PA. We have many repeat customers that tell us, “This the best we’ve ever had!” We’re sure you’ll agree.

Tait Farm Foods

Thirst-quenching fruit shrub samples and endless tastes of their locally made, all-natural artisan foods have made Tait Farm Foods a popular booth at ArtsFest each summer. Now you can stock your pantry with the push of a button to order on their website or choose from many gift collections to send a gift of good taste to someone else!  Tait Farm Foods Raspberry Shrub was awarded the 2021 Gold sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation)! Bon AppeTait!

Tait Farm Foods SOFI award

University Wine Company

We are University Wine Company, a State College, PA farm winery, producing award winning wines from our scenic vineyard and winery site, conveniently located at the base of Tussey Mountain between Boalsburg and Shingletown. Just like any artist, we work hard to craft our creations into beautiful finished products that bring joy and create memories, one bottle at a time!

Big Spring Spirits

Located in Bellefonte, just a few miles from State College, Big Spring Spirits opened in 2014 as a community focused craft distillery. Founded by Penn State alums, its products are made from grains sourced from local farmers, and of course depend on the town’s famous water. The distillery’s products include vodka, several whiskeys, rum, gin. Proceeds from the sale of the three craft cocktail kits used in our videos–which make it easy to make delicious cocktails at home–benefit the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. When you shop online, be sure to click on “2021 Arts Fest Cocktail Kits”.

Penn State Berkey Creamery

Penn State Berkey Creamery

Taste a Penn State tradition! Penn State’s Berkey Creamery, the largest university creamery in the United States, is renowned for its delicious, high-quality ice cream. Cows from Penn State’s dairy herd provide milk for our fresh dairy products, averaging about four days from cow to creamery treat—our cow-to-cone commitment! We also produce cheese, milk, yogurt, sour cream, juices, lemonade, iced teas, and more. Visit our store on campus or shop online. We ARE happy to serve YOU! 

Goot Essa

Goot Essa has been making handcrafted gourmet cheeses for twenty years. Our cave aged cheeses make a tasty and delightful cheeseboard. Try the various flavors and intensities of three different species – cow, goat, and sheep.

Goot Essa

Visit the Festival Store!

Visit our online store to buy Festival t-shirts, posters, friendship bracelets and our special jigsaw puzzle.