Local Area Attractions
There is no shortage of things to do and see in Northwestern PA! Crawford County features Allegheny Geo Caching Trail, Conneaut Lake Amusement Park, Conneaut Cellars Winery, Crawford County Fairgrounds, Erie Wildlife Refuge, 14 Golf Courses (including Mount Hope where your kids golf for free when you tell them you're camping at Meadville KOA!), Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event on Father's Day Weekend, the Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm, Conneaut Lake Amusement Park and Recreation Area, the Pioneer Steam Festivals, and much more! We're an easy drive from Presque Isle State Park and Pymatuning State Park and Spillway (the top two most visited state parks in Pennsylvania), Erie Maritime Museum, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Waldameer Amusement & Water Park, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Oil Creek & Titusville Scenic Railway & Park, Rails To Trails for Biking, and the Grove City Outlets!
List of Local Area Attractions
Allegheny Geo Caching Trail, Conneaut Lake Amusement Park, Conneaut Cellars Winery, Crawford County Fairgrounds, Erie Wildlife Refuge, Erie Maritime Museum, 14 Golf Courses, Grove City Outlets, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Presque Isle State Park & Beaches, Pymatuning Lake & Spillway, Oil Creek & Titusville Scenic Railway & Park, Rails To Trails for Biking, Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event, and Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm! See complete list with live links at: http://www.meadvillekoa.com/links.html
Thurston Classic FREE Hot Air Balloon Event (Father's Day Weekend!)
Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event held at Robertson Field, Allegheny College Sports Complex Hot on Fathers Day Weekend each year! The air balloon event features approximately 30 balloons and a fantastic night glow on Thursday night preceding the event! There is no admissions charge, but this non-profit event relies on the generous donations of attendees and local businesses to keep the event going! If you attend, please donate generously, and purchases some souvenirs to take home with you! http://www.thurstonclassic.com/
Pioneer Steam & Gas Engine Shows July 20 -22, and Oct. 13 & 14, 2013!
Pioneer Steam & Gas Engine Society featuring steel wheeled and hand cranked tractors! Events are held in nearby Saegertown.
July 20-22 - Summer Show featuring Ford tractors and Pennsylvania-made engines!
Oct. 13-14 - Fall Harvest Show
Franklin, PA Applefest Oct. 4-6, 2013!
The Franklin Applefest Weekend is the first full weekend in October each year (Check link for dates!)! Applefest is filled with craft vendors, entertainment, car shows, food (did we mention apple baked goodies!), and more! Don't miss it!
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Aug 16 thru 23 - Crawford County Fair
Held every August in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Crawford County Fair is one of the largest agricultural venues east of the Mississippi River, and possibly the oldest county fair in Pennsylvania. September 25, 1946, marked the opening day of the first Crawford County Fair; over 31,000 people attended the four-day fair that first year. The 54th annual fair, held for eight days in August 1999, attracted 150,000 visitors.