Tussey Owns Fun This Summer: Bluegrass, Wingfest, Movies and More

Tussey Mountain, pro at offering year-round fun in Happy Valley, is in warm-weather mode! Here's what's in store this summer:

New this Year! Bluegrass & BBQ on June 28

This premier event will feature the likes of Tussey Mountain Moonshiners and The Crooked Line country string band along with some of the best BBQ you can find anywhere. Come enjoy some Clem's, Doan's Bones, Curt's Smokin' Ribs and Prospector's, and get your bluegrass fix at the same time. Win!

WingFest: Every Thursday Night from July 5 through August 16

For 19 years, WingFest has been drawing thousands of hungry Central Pennsylvania residents and restaurants offering the best wings in Happy Valley competing for the title of Tussey Mountain Wing King. On Thursday nights in July and August, you’ll get your chance to vote for the best wings in the area and to see if your favorite wings can take the Wing King crown from 2017 champion Kelly's Steak and Seafood. They are opening another entrance this year to make the event even better.

As any wing-fest goer knows, it's more than the wings — there is also some of the best live music, with local and nationally touring acts playing each night of the competition throughout the summer. This year, Aaron Weyman, marketing director for Tussey is pretty excited about the lineup.

The tribute shows have been really well received at WingFest so we have taken it to another level this year with some premium acts. We have a Bruce Springsteen cover band called Bruce in the USA coming from NYC, as well as a Country Legends Tribute Tour from Ontario, Canada, which features Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band acts. There will also be a Dave Matthews tribute band from upstate New York and a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers cover band coming in from Boston area to perform.” 

Visit tusseymountain.com/wingfest for more information.

Movies on the Mountain: Fridays from June 29-August 17

Just like last year, this event is FREE (thanks, Penn State Health!). New this year, the first 200 families get free popcorn! Every Friday from June 29-August 17, you can catch a fun movie outside. Gates open at 8 p.m., and the movies start at dusk. You can buy movie popcorn, hot dogs, ice cream, beer and more. Check social media before you head out, due to weather!

This year's movies are:

June 29 The Fox and the Hound

July 6 The Last Jedi

July 13 The Lion King

July 20 Super Troopers

July 27 The Notebook

August 3 Coco

August 10 A Wrinkle in Time

August 17 Ready Player One

Fun Centre

Bring your family and friends for these activities that will bring out the kid in everyone. With Go-Karts, golfing, batting cages, a skate park and the Mountain Mini-Golf Course, Tussey Mountain has something for everyone to enjoy throughout the hot Central Pennsylvania summer.

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