Festival Store

Welcome to the Festival’s virtual official merchandise booth! Scroll down to check out all the great stuff we have for sale. In addition to our cool new commemorative ornaments, we’re cleaning out our storage units to bring you some fun vintage posters and long-sleeved tees. Purchasing official Festival merchandise is not only a (mostly) painless way to support us but also a good way to get a leg up on your holiday shopping.  We have:

  • 2020 Commemorative Ornaments
  • Vintage First Night T-Shirts
  • Festival Poster to Color
  • Poster Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Vintage Festival Poster Sale
  • Friendship Bracelet Kits (DIY!)
  • Friendship Bracelet Sets (5 completed bracelets)
  • Limited Edition 2020 Festival Tote Bag
  • Arts Festival Wines
  • Collectible Festival Posters
  • Children’s Day Posters

2020 Commemorative Ornament

This delightful commemorative ornament will be a great addition to your holiday decorating scheme.  Designed by Saige Sommese, it’s a 3″ disc of porcelain featuring our December to Remember logo. Did we mention that they make great gifts?  Well, they do!  We’ve created these in a limited edition, and so, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order yours now. 

The ornament is $15, and shipping is free!

Vintage First Night T-Shirts

Although we can’t hold First Night State College this year, we can still remember First Nights past with a special sale on long-sleeved t-shirts from past Resolution Runs. Designed by Jim Colbert, these shirts convey the fun of the 5K Resolution Run, where no one would bat an eye at seeing someone in a polar bear costume chugging down the street.  Specially priced at $12.50, with free shipping, proceeds from these fun shirts from 2017, 2018 and 2019 will help support the Festival and rebuild our coffers for future events.

Adult 2019 Resolution Run Shirt
Adult 2018 Resolution Run Shirt
Adult 2017 Resolution Run Shirt

Festival Poster Coloring Kit

In honor of the 50th Festival in 2016 we created a “color it yourself” version of the Festival poster. The 24″ by 36″ poster features the Festival jester and a menagerie of friends sharing a ride on the way to Central Pennsylvania’s best summertime event.  No matter if you color outside the lines or within, this poster makes a fun project and delivers a work of art and a sense of accomplishment when its completed.

Purchase the color it yourself poster and we’ll throw in the colored version to use as a guide (though you certainly don’t have to match that). The kit is $25 plus $5 shipping.

Poster Jigsaw Puzzle

It’s the year of the jigsaw puzzle!  Sponsored by the Downtown State College Improvement District, the puzzle is a collage of Festival posters dating from 1990 to 2019. This 1,000 piece puzzle is 20″ by 28″ when completed.

The puzzle is $25 plus $7.50 shipping.

Vintage Festival Poster Sale

People love our posters – so much so that they often come looking for one that has sentimental value years later. They’re great for decorating a bedroom, dorm room, studio, home office – and more! Their bright colors and whimsical designs are guaranteed to brighten virtually any space. Lanny Sommese designed all of our Festival posters. The 2018 and 2019 posters were designed by Lanny working with his daughter Saige.

Posters are printed on heavy stock and are 24” wide by 36” high.

We’ve selected six posters for our sale – just $10 each plus $5 for shipping. Click on the image for a larger view. When you find something you like, just add it to your cart!

2018

In 2018, we had our first female jester.  (After 30-odd years, we were overdue!) A Lanny bird, trailing a wake of musical notes, has just landed on her head.

2017

A happy trio, joined by a Lanny bird and a smiling sunrise announced the 2017 Festival. Stylized images of Old Main and a campus water tower appear in the background.

2006

2006 Festival Poster

Two side-by-side jesters, and text around the edges of the frame make this the only festival poster that works both rightside up and upside down.

2005

2005 Festival Poster

In 2005, our jester was the picture of frenetic activity–and on roller skates to boot! (Do not try this on South Allen Street during the Festival!)

2000

2000 Festival Poster

In the 2000 poster, Lanny Sommese rejected traditional imagery and gave us birds with weird tails executed in a blue, orange, and chartreuse palette.

1993

1993 Festival Poster

The 1993 poster is a staff favorite.  The tent in the background is the entertainment tent which was a fixture on the Old Main lawn in the early days of the Festival.

Friendship Bracelet Kits

At the end of May, we announced our 2020 Tying Us Together project. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping us apart, we wanted something that would highlight how the bonds of love and friendship tie us together. And we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than with friendship bracelets, long a staple of the Festival’s Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale. 

Our friendship bracelet kits have everything you need to make some bracelets that will take you back to lazy summer evenings, that trip to the beach, or  time spent with special friends.  Each kit contains approximately fifteen skeins of embroidery floss.  The number of bracelets each kit will make depends on the the style of bracelet you make. 

They’re $7.50 each, with free shipping!

Friendship Bracelet Sets

The Tying Us Together Project was a huge hit last summer! More friends of the Festival than we can count have made Friendship Bracelets, shared them with their friends and families, and given the rest to us to help support the Festival. Though supplies are limited, contact us if you’d like to make your own bracelets to share with others or send back to us to sell as part of our fundraising efforts.

Friendship bracelets are sold in packages of 5 for $10, plus $2 for shipping and handling. Because each bracelet is unique, we cannot accommodate requests for specific colors or styles. We’re sure you and your friends will love whatever we send you!

Limited Edition 2020 Festival Tote Bag

Need another re-usable bag for the grocery store, a beach tote for trashy novels and sunblock, or a fun carry-on when the days of airline travel return? This generously sized (20″ by 14″ by 5″) tote is for you! A good friend of the Festival gave these cool bags to us this summer. AND WE LOVE THEM! Quantities are extremely limited so act quickly if you want this practical memento of our virtual 2020 Festival. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

The bag is $15 plus $5.00 shipping.

Arts Festival Wines

We are excited to partner with University Wine Company as it introduces Arts Festival White & Rosé!! These wines are the second installment of the winery’s Impact Artist Series. The crisp white wine is a dry blend of Pinot Gris and Chardonnay with flavors of melon, apricot, and crisp acidity. The dry rosé has a taste of bright red fruit and pairs delightfully with cheeses, charcuterie, salmon, and more! Both are labeled with the 2020 Festival poster, designed by Lanny and Saige Sommese. Purchasers must be at least 21 years old. Orders will be fulfilled by University Wine Company; free local delivery in Central Pennsylvania.

Collectible Festival Posters

People love our posters – so much so that they often come looking for one that has sentimental value years later. They’re great for decorating a bedroom, dorm room, studio, home office – and more! Their bright colors and whimsical designs are guaranteed to brighten virtually any space. Lanny Sommese designed all of our Festival posters. The 2018 and 2019 posters were designed by Lanny working with his daughter Saige.

Posters are printed on heavy stock and are 24” wide by 36” high (or 36” wide by 24” high for horizontal designs). They are $15 each plus $5 each for shipping and handling.

Our available posters are listed below. They are organized by year, with the horizontal images listed below the vertical ones. Click on the image for a larger view. When you find something you like, just add it to your cart!

2019

2015

Arts Festival poster

2014

Arts Festival 2014 Collectible Poster

2013

2012

2012 Festival Poster

2011

2011 Festival Poster

2010

2010 Festival Poster

2008

2004

2004 Festival Poster

2003

2003 Arts Festival Poster

1998

1998 Festival Poster

1997

1997 Festival Poster

1995

1995 Arts Festival Poster

1992

1992 Festival Poster

1989

1989 Festival Poster

1986

1984

1984 Festival Poster

2016

2007

2007 Festival Poster

1999

1999 Festival Poster

Children’s Day Posters

Our vintage Children’s Day posters are also bright and whimsical, perfect for a single pop of color to liven up a space. They’re printed on heavy stock and are 23” wide by 35” high (slightly smaller than our regular Festival posters). They are $15 each plus $5 each for shipping and handling.

Click on an image for a larger view. When you find something you like, just add it to your cart!

Blue

CPFA Childrens Day Poster Blue

Lime Green

CPFA Childrens Day Poster Lime Green

Pink

CPFA Childrens Day Poster Pink

Yellow

CPFA Childrens Day Poster Yellow
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