We encourage you to go out at night in your own backyards or neighborhoods to observe the firefly activity for the next week to 2 weeks. You should try to eliminate all lights possible, wear long sleeves and pants, if you need to wear bug spray, don't handle the lightning bugs, and bring your patience. You may need to sit and wait until 11:00 pm to see all the different species.
If you are coming for the day of music and festival activities, please bring a lawn chair, wear sunscreen and plan on eating here! We have 3 different food trucks coming offering an international menu of gyros, burgers, hot dogs, tacos and Cuban sandwiches. You should also bring your wallets so you can shop at the arts/crafts vendors, and of course we will have PAFF merchandise on sale. All the PAFF proceeds go to support the musicians, presenters and sanitation services. Remember this is a family-friendly, alcohol and drug free event.
We have activities for kids and families all day. Seven different forest naturalists will be here and our resident entomologist, Dr Denise Piechnik is going to return, they have exhibits and activities for children of all ages to learn more about the fireflies and the habitats.
The music schedule for the day is as follows:
The 3rd Annual PA Firefly Festival will be the biggest and best we have to date, and you don't want to miss out on all the fun.