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•  Tuesday - Reception  •  Wednesday - Outdoors FAM  •  Wednesday - History FAM  •  
•  Wednesday - Field-to-Fork FAM •  Wednesday - Dine Around  •



2:30-3:00 p.m.

First timer orientation at Blue Brick Theatre


3:00-5:00 p.m.

Arrive at hotels: 
Hyatt Place State College  ($119 Sunday-Thursday)
Graduate State College  ($119 Sunday-Thursday)


3:00-3:30 p.m.

MATPRA Members Annual Meeting at Hyatt Place State College
(mandatory for DMOs)


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Meeting with Professional Development at Hyatt Place State College
(mandatory for DMOs)


5:30 p.m.

Board bus at 204 West Beaver Avenue


5:30-8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception at Overlook Grill


 

 


 


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast, Hyatt Place State College


9:00-11:30 a.m.

MATPRA MEDIA MARKETPLACE, Hyatt Place State College


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go bag lunch & Board Bus at 204 West Beaver Ave.


12:00-5:00 p.m.

Happy Valley FAM - Outdoors
Happy Valley is an excellent base camp for outdoor activities. National Geographic calls it “Adventure Town” and it’s been named one of the top 10 bike destinations in America. It’s surrounded by more than 750,000 acres of lakes, woodland and trails, making it the perfect destination for biking, hiking, kayaking, boating and biking. On this tour, you will explore the new Harvest Fields Community Trails, our purpose-built mountain bike trails designed for introductory rides and skill-building, plus Climb Nittany, a brand new indoor climbing facility near Tussey Mountain ski area, Rothrock State Forest and the Mid State Trail. On the Outdoors FAM, you should dress for comfort and the weather, wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking and be prepared to experience a small part of why Happy Valley is a great outdoor destination.

•    View Mount Nittany
•    Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder
•    Experience Harvest Fields Community Trails
•    Experience Climb Nittany
•    Visit Centre County GeoTour
•    Tussey Mountain (Go Karts)
•    Rothrock State Forest with Mike Hermann of Purple Lizard Maps


 

 


 


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast, Hyatt Place State College


9:00-11:30 a.m.

MATPRA MEDIA MARKETPLACE, Hyatt Place State College


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go bag lunch & Board Bus at 204 West Beaver Ave.


12:00-5:00 p.m.

Happy Valley FAM - History
Take a walk back in time and discover how Happy Valley impacted history in agriculture, iron making, the Civil War and Civil Rights. Historian and guide Local Historia will make the past come alive with their engaging tour through Happy Valley’s past.

•    Centre Furnace Mansion
•    Bellefonte
•    Gamble Mill
•    Underground Railroad Exhibit at Bellefonte Art Museum
•    Andrew Curtin Statue
•    LocalHistoria.com
•    Brief: Philipsburg & Rowland Theatre

You should dress for comfort and the weather, wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking outside and be prepared to experience the rich history of Central Pennsylvania.


 

 


 


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast, Hyatt Place State College


9:00-11:30 a.m.

MATPRA MEDIA MARKETPLACE, Hyatt Place State College


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go bag lunch & Board Bus at 204 West Beaver Ave.


12:00-5:00 p.m.

Happy Valley FAM - Field-to-Fork
Happy Valley boasts a rich agricultural heritage — Penn State began as a farmer’s high school in 1855, and America’s last encampment fair is still a must-see destination every August. The towns and cities in central Pennsylvania are surrounded by a patchwork of fields that provide fresh, amazing seasonal foods for the area’s award-winning restaurants. Discover Happy Valley Agventure for yourself with a visit to a farm that goes beyond sustainability practices and seeks to rejuvenate the land; a distillery that utilizes the spring water flowing in Bellefonte and a re-purposed Oddfellows Hall that sources menu items from less than 15 miles from their restaurant. An added bonus will be a sample and information regarding the Central PA Tasting Trail, which features craft brew, spirits, cider and wine, all on one tasting trail.

•    RE Farm Cafe
•    Big Spring Spirits
•    Pine Grove Hall
•    Axemann Brewery
•    Showcase of Central PA Tasting Trail
•    Brief: Grange Fair & Encampment

You should dress for comfort and the weather, wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking outside and be prepared to experience field-to-fork dining in a truly unique way.


 

 


 


6:30-8:00 p.m.

Federal Taphouse -  Meet at 204 West Beaver Ave.

The Tavern Restaurant -  Meet at 204 West Beaver Ave.

Allen Street Grill -  Meet at 204 West Beaver Ave.

Gigi's Southern Table - Board Bus at 204 West Beaver Ave.