Five Things You Should Do While You Are Here For The Iowa Game

Penn State plays against Iowa for one of our very last home game weekends of the season. Here's how to make the most of it. 

First Friday

5-9 p.m.


It's Military Appreciation Night, and there will be several patriotic themed performances in the downtown, as well as an art piece honoring the brave men and women that serve our country. In addition, many downtown businesses will be donating a portion of their day's sales to the Penn State Military Student Scholarship Fund, and many of the same businesses will also be collecting donations for Operation Shoebox. Take in the variety of activities including letter writing parties to military personnel at the Nittany Quill, a cookie workshop at the Makery, all while taking in dance and music. Keep your eye out for the Vamos! Lion Chariot... rides are free tonight!

Penn State Ice Hockey: Nittany Lions vs. Niagara

Season tickets have sold out and single tickets are in short supply, but you can grab some of the last ones and watch the ice hockey team in action! 


Penn State Women Volleyball vs Nebraska


It's a big weekend for our women, who host Nebraska on Friday night and Iowa on Saturday. For tickets, go here.


The Game

The weather, the stats, and what we can expect from Iowa – it's all in our weekend prediction here.

And we're all trying to predict who will be announced as the performer for Beaver Stadium's first ever concert! Who gets your vote? Click here to weigh in!



Enjoy Brunch before Heading Back out of Town


Perhaps the granddaddy of Happy Valley brunches, this all-you-can-eat buffet features a weekly featured menu with breakfast specialties like scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, asparagus, and Boursin or chocolate and peanut butter stuffed French toast, lunch selections like leg of lamb or grilled swordfish, and traditional buffet features like an omelet station, Belgian waffles and a salad bar. Plus, fancier items including caviar, homemade pates, and an International cheese board. Your brunch includes a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne. 215 Innovation Blvd., State College; 814-863-5000;

We've got more brunch spots right here!

See Some of our Top Views on Your Way Home

Fall is still magnificent here in Happy Valley, and we have some top views that will just take your breath away. We compiled a list here. Maybe you should take the long way home and take in some awesome sights on your way. 

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