September & October Fun at Knoebels!
We hope you join us for some fall fun! Check out our event dates and times and a description of each:
September Weekends: Knoebels will be open the weekends of September 6 (noon-8:00 p.m.) and 7 (noon-? – closing dictated by weather and crowd), 13 (noon-8:00 p.m.) and 14 (noon-? – closing dictated by weather and crowd), and 20 (noon-8:00 p.m.) and 21 (11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.). On September 20, we're offering a “buy one today, get one in May” deal, where you can purchase a ride-all-day pass for that day and receive a free pass to use any day ride-all-day passes are offered in May 2015. Ride-all-day passes are available weekends of operation in September. The park is closed the weekend of September 27 and 28.
Covered Bridge Festival: October 2-5, Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – The 33rd Annual Covered Bridge Festival, sponsored by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, features 350 craft vendors, over 35 food vendors, and rides for the family to enjoy. Ride-all-day passes for select rides will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. for $25 per person. Limited rides will be available Thursday and Friday though pay-per-ride with tickets. For more information, check out the brochure by clicking here.
Knoebel Lumber 5K: Saturday, October 4, registration held 7:30-8:45 a.m., race begins at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds from the Knoebel Lumber 5K benefit Ralpho Township Public Library. The fee for the event is $12.00 pre-race, and $15.00 on the day of the race. All pre-entry forms must be mailed in no later than ten days before the race date. The race begins at Pavilion L and is a moderately hilly 5K of mixed gravel and asphalt. A t-shirt is provided to the first 200 registrants, and prizes are awarded to top finishers. To download a registration form, click here.
Phoenix Phall Phunfest: Saturday, October 4 – Registration begins at noon – During the day, participants can enjoy the Souvenir Swap Meet and Covered Bridge Festival. Evening activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and consist of food, rides, games, a costume parade (with prizes), and a bonfire.For $25 per person or $12 per person under 48”, Phunfest registration includes select rides, two slices of Cesari’s Pizza, a soft drink and a game ticket. A Phunfest Combo is available for $42 per person or $29 per person under 48” and includes all Phunfest activities as well as either the Saturday or Sunday Covered Bridge ride pass. Special Phunfest shirts are available for purchase in the Chalet Gift Haus. Check out more event details by clicking here.
Knoebels announces 2014 scholarship recipients
Knoebels Amusement Resort is pleased to announce its 2014 scholarship recipients. Since the program's inception in 1997, approximately $83,000 has been awarded to 166 student employees.
Scholarships were awarded based on the students' written applications and a work performance evaluation completed by the applicants' department managers. This year's scholarship judging committee was comprised of two community leaders not employed by Knoebels.
This year's recipients include:
Daniel Latovich, son of Joseph and Debra Latovich, Coal Township, 2008 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Computer Science
Lindsey Landis, daughter of Dan and Beth Landis, Elysburg, 2012 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Lebanon Valley College, majoring in Physical Therapy
Kayla Bobber, daughter of Dennis and Theresa Bobber, Elysburg, 2012 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Interior Design
Courtney Cecco, daughter of Jim and Janet Cecco, Elysburg, 2012 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Misericordia University, majoring in Speech Language Pathology
Sean Ciborowski, son of Robert and Eileen Ciborowski, Coal Township, 2009 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Misericordia University, majoring in Physical Therapy
Teanna Shutt, daughter of Lori Shutt, Elysburg, 2014 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Lebanon Valley College, majoring in Physical Therapy
Mackenzie Brouse, daughter of James and Melissa Brouse, Paxinos, 2014 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Shippensburg University, majoring in Biolopgy/Pre-Optometry
Katelyn Klinger, daughter of Susan Klinger, Catawissa, 2014 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Pennsylvania College of Technology, majoring in Accounting
Molly McDevitt, daughter of Patrick and Donna McDevitt, Coal Township, 2013 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Marywood University, majoring in Nursing
Samantha Weikel, daughter of Norman Weikel, Shamokin, 2011 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Misericordia University, majoring in Medical Imaging
Photo Caption: Pictured above (left to right), are members of the Knoebel family with 2014 Knoebels Scholarship recipients: Richard "Dick" Knoebel, Molly McDevitt, Lindsey Landis, Daniel Latovich, Courtney Cecco, Teanna Shutt, Mackenzie Brouse, Katelyn Klinger, Leanna Knoebel Muscato, and Ronald "Buddy" Knoebel. Not pictured but also scholarship recipients: Sean Ciborowski, Samantha Weikel and Kayla Bobber.