Enjoy an October celebration during Friday in the ‘Fonte
This month during Friday in the ‘Fonte — held the last Friday of every month in downtown Bellefonte — join the local business community for an October celebration.
Visit Talleyrand Park between 5 and 8 p.m. to enjoy both adult and non-alcoholic cider from Good Intent Cider. Bring food from your favorite downtown restaurant and blanket or chair, or enjoy food from our vendor park vendor.
Friday in the ‘Fonte is promoted monthly by Downtown Bellefonte Inc. The organization is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community and we care about the safety of our volunteers, businesses owners and employees, and visitors. We ask that you wear your mask while indoors patronizing businesses and outside when you are unable to maintain appropriate social distance.
Here’s what’s in store for Friday in the ‘Fonte:
Jabebo Studio, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
213 E. Bishop St.
Stop in for a Buy 2, Get 1 Free sale on the signature Jabebo Earrings, made from recycled cereal boxes. Plus 10% off all handmade items by the general manger, Kim Hunziker. She has stocked the store with her jewelry, pillows, postcards, and more! In addition to their signature earrings, you can also find locally made bath and beauty products, hand-made and fair-trade items. Jabebo also offers free parking for Friday in the ‘Fonte patrons!
Local Historia, 5 to 8 p.m.
Ghost Tours starting from the Bellefonte Library (Tours are SOLD OUT)
Two ghost tours will be offered during Bellefonte’s Friday in the ‘Fonte on October 30th only! Tour some of Bellefonte’s spookiest haunts and learn some history! Find more info here.
Art A La Carte, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
107 S. Allegheny Street
Art a la Carte features dozens of local artists, carefully curated to showcase a diverse group of artists working in a variety of mediums. Stop in to find find jewelry, glass, woodwork, quilts, handwoven pieces, felt, marbled silk, pottery, paintings, pastels, photography, homemade goats’ milk soap, handmade cards, Bellefonte memorabilia and more!
Belle Mercantile, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
135 South Spring Street
Now open! Belle Mercantile is a collective marketplace featuring local artisan, handmade, vintage and unique finds. They will be open extended hours for Friday in the ‘Fonte. This month Belle Mercantile will feature Pop-ups from The Cakery and By a Thread Boutique from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Deb’s Flower Farm (time tbd). Also, enjoy free samples from some of the vendors and a bowl of Halloween candy.
Big Spring Spirits, 4 to 10 p.m.
198 Match Factory Place
The Tasting Room is now open! Take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery options available. Stop in to enjoy a summer inspired handcrafted cocktail and delicious food from Nomad Kitchen. Dine safely indoors or outdoors on the patio with views of Talleyrand Park.
Also, BSS is still busy selling spirits, bottled ready-to-drink cocktails, and hand sanitizer to go! Order online and choose curbside pickup, free local delivery, or $5 shipping anywhere in PA. All revenue generated from the sale of hand sanitizer will be donated to the Bellefonte YMCA and The FaithCentre to support their mission to feed those in need in our community.
Bellefonte Art Museum, 12 to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
133 N Allegheny St
Come out during Friday in the ‘Fonte for the opening day for new exhibitions in five galleries. Friday in the ‘Fonte will be the last day to submit your pumpkin image in BAM’s Spooktacular Pumpkin Contest for a chance to win $50.00 in BAM BUCKS.
Don’t forget to stop into the museum gift shop before you leave. Twiga rotates an inventory of hand-crafted items and fine art created by our museum registry artists, along with a select group of artists from outside the area. From wall art, jewelry and pottery, to wearable art, cards and books, you can find most anything for every occasion.
The Cakery, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Pop-up at Belle Mercantile
While we wait [im]patiently for the new store to open on N. Potter Street, you can find The Cakery at Belle Mercantile this month for Friday in the ‘Fonte! Stop by for sweet treats of all kinds!
Confer’s Jewelers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
100 N. Allegheny Street
Stop by Confer’s for the most gorgeous selection of jewelry for any budget. 50% off all Estate Jewelry for Friday in the ‘Fonte and live music outside the store from 5 to 7 p.m.
Happy Wraps, 10:00 am to 9:15 pm
216 W High Street
Stop in for fresh and healthy wraps and finish up with a fruit smoothie or hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream before or after your shopping adventures.
My Cafe Buzz, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
325 W High Street
This month, My Buzz is hosting a Friday in the Font Flea Market. Stop in to find handcrafted goods from various vendors. Plus, they’ll be holding a costume competition on Friday & Saturday. The winner get a free hot chocolate with whipped cream! As always, My Buzz will be serving up coffee, homemade baked goods, breakfast & lunch, smoothies, ice cream, and their famous “Buzz Bowls.”
Plumb’s Drug & Gift Store, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
105 N Allegheny Street
Plumb’s offers beautiful seasonal home decor, gifts, cards and stationary; come see what’s new for Fall and Halloween! And don’t forget about their old-fashioned soda fountain with hard ice cream. Get 25% off your regularly priced gift shop purchase during Friday in the ‘Fonte.
URBN Flavourhaus Bellefonte, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
141 W High Street
Stop by the newly renovated downtown URBN Flavourhaus for delicious milkshakes, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, or visit the drive through at Park Place for a full menu.
By A Thread Boutique, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Pop-up at Belle Mercantile
Have you heard the news? By A Thread Boutique is the newest addition to the downtown Bellefonte community. While things get settled at the new location on High Street, you can find comfy sweaters and fall fashions at Belle Mercantile, for a special Friday in the ‘Fonte Pop-up.
Good Intent Cider, 3 to 10 p.m.
167 S Potter Street
Fright Night returns to the patio of Good Intent! Make a reservation for Friday in the ‘Fonte on the patio and enjoy a special small-batch cider release while watching House on Haunted Hill.
Governors Pub & Talleyrand Tavern, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
211 W High Street
It’s Fright Night at the Tavern!
ON THE NIGHT BEFORE ALL HALLOWS EVE – The lights are low, the music plays – murmur of voices – the doors open to the past. Enter the doors but beware…the customers that are still floating around may not want you there, or may decide you can never leave. When the bartender calls last call and rings the bell 4 times you must leave by the time the bell rings 4 or you will never leave and you will become part of the Bar of Lost Souls.
The walk-through will be held at The Talleyrand Tavern. Adults and children are welcome. Safety Precautions will be taken. No more than 8 people may enter at a time and masks must be worn. Tips for the cast will be much appreciated! At the end of the tour a treat will be given to all. Adults can also try to win a 10% off coupon from the Governors’ Pub.
Helen Foxx and Co., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
122 S Allegheny Street
Helen Foxx carries a wide selection of ladies’ boutique clothing and accessories, for all sizes and budgets. Stop in for their flash clearance sale at 65% off!
Plaza Centre, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
124 W High Street
The Plaza is extending hours for Friday in the ‘Fonte! While they are known for their antiques, they also have so much more! You can find books, curios, vintage and zany gifts! Stop in for free candy and sales from some of the vendors.
Richard Knupp Heritage Center, 1 to 4 p.m.
123 N. Allegheny Street
Stop in to check out the recently opened heritage center in Bellefonte. Here you can find information on Bellefonte history and scheduled historic self-guided tours through town.