On Site Info

The information below will make your participation in the Festival more enjoyable and safe.
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If you have any questions, please contact us.

Key Festival Information

Medical, fire, and police emergencies:  Dial 911 on the nearest phone or report to information booth personnel or to an Arts Festival official wearing a green and white badge.

For non-emergency assistance:
Campus  814.863.1111
Borough  814.234.7150

Emergency medical services are available during festival hours in 108 Sackett Building on the campus mall close to College Avenue.

State-certified emergency medical technicians and paramedics are on duty to provide assistance.  Medical-team personnel wear white uniform shirts with the EMS insignia.

  • On campus: Sackett, Electrical Engineering East, Willard, Deike and Hosler Buildings
  • Downtown: Pugh Street Garage, Fraser Street Parking Plaza, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College Municipal Building
  • Other: Portable rest room facilities are on Foster Avenue at Sidney Friedman Park and at the southeast corner of the Fairmount Avenue School (Fairmount Ave. and “E” Alley)

Daily updates of Festival information are available at Information Booths located at the following intersections: Allen Street and College Avenue; Pollock and Burrowes Roads;  Fairmount Avenue and Fraser Street. 

Please inquire at the Information Booths regarding lost children, lost parents, or lost personal items. Medical, fire, and police emergencies may be reported at the same locations. General information is also available from officials wearing green and white Festival badges.


As much as we love pets, we ask you to leave them at home. Crowds and hot pavement do not add up to a pleasant experience for your dog or cat.  Artists typically do not want you to bring an animal on a leash into their booths. 

Please do not ride bicycles or skateboards in the Festival zone.  If you do so, you will be asked to dismount by police and Festival staff. 


You get a Festival poster and buy Festival shirts and other merchandise at the corner of College and Allen, in the center of the Festival route.  Sponsored by Strong Tower Associates

The Merchandise Booth hours are:

  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

You may also order Festival shirts and posters online

The official program guide published and distributed by Town & Gown magazine for the 57th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is available free at the Information Booths and many local businesses.

Please follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for Festival news and updates. Use the hashtag #artsfest to tag us in your posts. We’d love to see and share your experiences!

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts encourages persons with disabilities to attend its presentations. All visual arts exhibitions and performances are accessible to people using wheelchairs.

In cooperation with the Festival, the Sight-Loss Support Group of Central PA, Inc. presents the Festival Eyes Sighted Guide Program to help visitors with impaired vision enjoy the Festival. Please call the Sight-Loss Support Group at (814) 238-0132 to arrange for a guide.

Cold spring water is available along the Festival route at the Information Booths (Pollock/Burrowes, Fairmount/Fraser and College/Allen).  The water is sold by the CPFA for $2.00 per bottle.

The Arts Festival is pleased to have a trash recycling program as we work toward a long-term goal of a zero landfill waste event. Please deposit aluminum and glass containers, plastic bottles, lemonade cups and food compost in designated cans.

Thank you for helping the Festival and the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority in this important ecological effort.  The Green Crew t-shirts are sponsored by Karch Auto.

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.

Get a Bird’s Eye View!

Visit StateCollege.com’s webcam to see what’s happening on the corner of Beaver Avenue and Allen Street.