When is the PA Firefly Festival?
Friday, June 25 and Saturday June 26 from 7 pm to Midnight. Subscribe to the PAFF Newsletter at Pafireflyevents.org to get early notification of the online registration links.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Unfortunately, Construction Season coincides exactly with Firefly Season, so many of the roads in Forest County are closed due to bridge replacements. Your GPS may not pick up these closures until it’s too late; costing you time and gas mileage. We will be installing our usual wayfinding "PA Firefly Festival" signs at strategic locations. So keep a lookout for them. We hope you will also find the maps and instructions helpful. There are 2 affected roads this year.
The first closure is on PA State Route 666 between PA State Route 62 in East Hickory and German Hill Road. If you are traveling from Tidioute on SR 62 southbound, follow the detour signs to Little Hickory Road, SR 3004, 2 miles south of East Hickory, turn left and then proceed to the stop sign at German Hill Road, SR 4004 (4 miles). Turn left and go to the stop sign at PA Route 666 (8 miles). Turn right onto SR 666 and go approximately 3.5 miles to Black Caddis Ranch.
If you are traveling from Tionesta on PA State Route 62 northbound, turn right onto Little Hickory Road, SR 3004 and follow the same route as above.
If you are traveling west on PA State Route 36 into Tionesta, look for German Hill Road, SR 4004 on your right. It is the second right after you cross the Tionesta bridge at the bottom of the “Tionesta Dam” hill. Follow German Hill for 12 miles to the stop and turn right onto PA State Route 666. Go approximately 3.5 miles to Black Caddis Ranch.
Note: We DO NOT recommend using Nebraska Bridge Road, due to rough road conditions and it is subject to closing without notice due to flooding.
The second closure is on Blue Jay Creek Road, SR 1003, 5 miles north of Marienville between PA State Route 66 in Pigeon and PA SR 666 in Lynch. If you are traveling northbound on PA 66 from Marienville, look for Watson Farm Road, T370 on your left, 1 mile north of the closed Blue Jay Creek Road, across from the Gas Well Company. Turn left and travel (3 miles) to Robenson Hill Road, SR 1005. Turn left and follow SR 1005 to the stop (2 miles). Turn right back onto Blue Jay Creek Road, SR 1003. Go to the stop (1.6 miles) and turn left onto PA 666 west to Black Caddis Ranch approximately 12 miles.
If you are traveling southbound on PA 66 from PA 948, Kane/James City, look for Watson Farm Road on your right (6.2 miles southwest of PA 948), and follow the directions from above.
Note: The suggested local roads for both detours, although paved, are narrow, steep and not lined, so extreme caution is encouraged. Cell service is spotty at best. Be careful and leave plenty of time to reach your destination safely.