Jun 23
Elk Walk and Talk
2:00 PM- “Elk Walk And Talk”
Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different.


Jun 24
Living with Snakes
2:00 PM- “Living With Snakes”
A large majority of the population are scared of snakes in one form or another. Join KECA staff for an educational program on snakes. Learn fact from myth and how to identify venomous snakes in PA.


Jun 30
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BAT DAY!
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM- “Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BAT DAY!”
Join us for a fun filled day all about bats. Throughout the day kids can learn about various bat species, echolocation, bat diseases, cave formation and more through hands-on activities. Attendees have a chance to win a bat box to take home with them! 



Jul 07
Kill the Grill BBQ Competition

Our competitors will have fired up the smokers and the competition will be judged throughout the afternoon with winners being announced at 3:30.   Nick Forsyth will be entertaining the crowd from 1 to 3:30.  Nick plays a variety of music from Johnny Cash to Led Zepplin to Tom Petty... have a request?  He can probably sing it.  There will also be a calf competition for all kids to get involved.  We will provide the mystery food items for them to create their most appetizing idea.  All that BBQ smell is sure to make you hungry... the Benezette Hotel will be selling Chicken BBQ's with proceeds benefiting Pennsylvania's Elk Country.  Follow the Kill the Grill on Facebook for more information.   The Elk County Cruisers will again be hosting their Elk Viewing Cruise to the Elk Country Visitor Center from 1-4.  A variety of classic and modern cars will be on display...   bring yours and be a part of it all.  Dash plaques will be awarded until gone.There will be horse drawn wagon rides in the evening and the Center and 4D story theater will be open 8am to 8pm.  Make plans now to attend.

Jul 28
Ride for The Elk Country Alliance
Join us on July 28th and 29th for the annual KECA motorcycle ride! Registration includes a shirt and tasty BBQ! Ride one day or two, and enjoy the ride through Elk Country taking in the sights and soaking up the mountain airRide for the Elk Registration  Ride for the Elk Pamphlet  Ride for the Elk Pamphlet (back)

Jul 29
Ride for the Elk Country Alliance
Join us on July 28th and 29th for the annual KECA motorcycle ride! Registration includes a shirt and tasty BBQ! Ride one day or two, and enjoy the ride through Elk Country taking in the sights and soaking up the mountain air!    Ride for the ELK Registration  Ride for the Elk Information Pamphlet  Ride for the Elk Pamphlet (back)

Aug 18
Elk Expo August 18 & 19th
The Elk Expo will be returning to Pennsylvania’s Elk Country August 18th and 19th, 2018.  The grounds of the Elk Country Visitor Center will come alive for this weekend of celebrating everything elk.  There will be a variety of nature/environmental based seminars all weekend long, including an update on Pa’s elk herd by Jeremy Banfield.    Freddie McKnight will be doing a Predator Hunting Seminar on Saturday and a Trail Camera seminar on Sunday.   The Pa Game Commission will again be doing a session with their canine officer.

The Keystone Elk Country Alliance Conservation Education staff will have a variety of programs and activities running through out the weekend.   The Pa Game Commission Elk License drawing will take place Saturday at 1:00 and the KECA Elk Tag Raffle will be drawn Sunday at 1:00.

The Elk Expo is bringing back John Manders, Caricature artist, and he will be available to draw your caricature at no cost to you.   Story Teller, Denny Murray will be spinning tails through out the weekend to keep you entertained with a variety of fun stories.

If music is more your thing, don’t worry!  We have you covered, the Wrangler Band, Against The Grain and Nick Forsythe will be bringing a wide variety of music to the event.  Can you grunt, bugle, mew, gobble, cluck and yelp?   Our popular NWTF Youth Turkey calling contest and KECA Elk calling contest for both youth and adult will be entertaining the crowds. Prizes will be awarded.  There will also be areas to try out archery, air rifle, atlatl’s. 

As always, the Elk Expo will feature a huge variety of vendors from wildlife calls, outfitters, outdoor recreation, arts & crafts, wine, clothing and of course FOOD!  Bring an appetite and you won’t go away hungry.  Parking at the Center is limited to handicap parking, please use one of the designated parking areas, you will be shuttled to the event.  The Elk Country Visitor Center will have horse drawn wagon rides, 4D story theater, interactive exhibits and much more for you to see and do.  For more information, a list of vendors and a schedule of events, go to ElkExpo.com  

Upcoming Events






VISITOR CENTER SEASONAL HOURS
June - August:
7 days a week 8am – 8pm
September – October:

7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December:
Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
January – March:

Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm **Closed Easter Sunday
April – May:
Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
**Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, 1st Day of Buck, Christmas, New Years**