Annual Autumn Leaf Festival
The 2010 Autumn Leaf Festival runs from 25 September to 3 October. This is the 57th annual event, which first took place in 1953 as part of the Clarion University football team's homecoming. The 9-day event attracts about 300,000 people to the Clarion area each year, particularly for the big parade on the last day of the event. The parade is so big, it is said to be the state's largest daytime parade.
Other events and attractions at Autumn Leaf include 25+ food vendors, carnival rides, a miss teen Autumn Leaf pageant, farmers and crafters days, the university's homecoming football game, a motorcycle show, and an antique tractor show.