Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow during the 132nd Groundhog Day celebration Friday as thousands braved chilly temperatures in Punxsutawney at Gobbler’s Knob. 

 

Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on Feb. 2.

 

During the year when Phil isn’t predicting the weather, he lives in a burrow in the Punxsutawney Library with his wife Phyllis. However, he spends about a third of the year traveling. Phil makes about two appearances a week, but that increases as Groundhog Day gets closer.

 

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"What he's doing now is what he usually does when he travels, which is sleeps. He's well taken care of, believe me," Inner Circle co-handler John Griffiths said.

 

Most of his appearances are in Pennsylvania, but he has traveled around the country for March Madness and the Puppy Bowl.  

 

The fun doesn't stop after Phil predicts the weather! Here is a full list of events happening this weekend. 
 

FRIDAY, FEB. 2:

  • 3 - 8 a.m.: Phil's 132nd Groundhog Day prognostication. Stage show, fireworks and dancing precede the big announcement at dawn. Gobbler's Knob, 1548 Woodland Ave. extension.
  • 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Annual craft show and sale with groundhog souvenirs and more. Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.
  • 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Shadow vineyard wine tasting. 106 W. Mahoning St.
  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Food and craft vendors. Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Warming and charging station. Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, 400-1 W. Mahoning St.
  • 8 a.m.-noon: Chainsaw wood carving by Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop. Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Art show with cocoa and cookies. Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St.
  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Scavenger hunt at the Weather Discovery Center. Cost: $6; children 2 and younger are free. Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m.: Ray & Company performance. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 9 a.m.: Scavenger hunt with prizes. Participants can be solo or hunt in pairs. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 9-11 a.m.: Phil's birthday party with gifts for anyone who can prove they have a Feb. 2 birthday. Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.
  • 9 a.m.: Walking tour of Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project and trivia. Tour last about 45 minutes. Departs from Phil's Burrow, 301 E. Mahoning St.
  • 10 a.m.: Groundhog bingo with prizes. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 10 a.m.: Historical hay ride town tour with refreshments. Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, 400-1 W. Mahoning St.
  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Vendors and specialty drinks. Ginger Snapped Bakery & Cafe, 113 N. Findley St.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Oreo stacking contest for children through age 12. Shop N Save, 201 N. Hampton Ave.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Groundhog cookie decorating. Cost: $1 per cookie. Shop N Save, 201 N. Hampton Ave.
  • 10 a.m.-noon: Wedding and vow renewal ceremonies. All weddings are scheduled in advance; no walk-ins available. Civic Center, 301 E. Mahoning St.
  • 11 a.m.: Walking tour of Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project and trivia. Tour last about 45 minutes. Departs from Phil's Burrow, 301 E. Mahoning St.
  • 11 a.m.: Historical hay ride town tour with refreshments. Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, 400-1 W. Mahoning St.
  • Noon: Historical hay ride town tour with refreshments. Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, 400-1 W. Mahoning St.
  • 10 a.m.: "Groundhog Day" film screening. Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.
  • 11 a.m.: Phil 101. Learn all about Punxsutawney Phil and groundhogs in general. Phil will be present. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Kids corner with free activities. Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.
  • Noon: Autograph session with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • Noon: Samantha Sears live performance. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 1 p.m.: Magic and illusion show with Dan Kuniak. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 2 p.m.: Samantha Sears live performance. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 3 p.m.: Magic and illusion show with Dan Kuniak. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Moonshine Outlaws live performance. Party bus will pick up passengers at Groundhog Plaza, Punxsutawney Plaza and Walmart starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 814-938-5368 for more information. Walston Club, 2509 Walston Road.
  • 9 p.m. - midnight: Dueling pianos all-request show. Cost: $5. The Burrow, 108 N. Findley St.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3:

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Art show with hot cocoa and cookies. Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St.
  • 9 a.m.: Top hat decorating competition. Children will compete in three age groups (through age 12) with limited adult help. All supplies provided. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Scavenger hunt at the Weather Discovery Center. Cost: $6; children 2 and younger are free. Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.
  • 10 a.m.: Best Groundhog Day and best winter wear dog competition. Three Inner Circle members will judge the costumes and award prizes. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Shadow Vineyard wine tasting. 106 W. Mahoning St.
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Fun with Folklore self-directed program to explore weather folklore. Cost: $8. Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Scavenger hunt with prizes. Participants can be solo or in pairs. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 10:30 - 11 a.m.: Punxsutawney Phil appearance. Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.
  • 1 p.m.: 4-mile Groundhog Jog. Register online or in person from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on race day. Cost: $30. Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Stump Warden's Soup Kitchen. Try specialty soups and meet Punxsutawney Phil when he drops by at noon. Gobbler's Knob, 1548 Woodland Ave. extension
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Groundhog bingo with prizes. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Phind Phil scavenger hunt for children 12 and younger. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • Noon: Walking tour of Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project and trivia. Departs from Phil's burrow, 301 E. Mahoning St.
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: 80 Degreez live performance. Departs from Phil's burrow, 301 E. Mahoning St.
  • 3 p.m.: Walking tour of Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project and trivia. Departs from Phil's burrow, 301 E. Mahoning St.
  • 2 p.m.: Scavenger hunt with prizes. Participants can be solo or in pairs. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 2 - 2:30 p.m.: Meet Punxsutawney Phil. Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.
  • 2 - 3 p.m.: S'mores making. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 3 p.m.: Phil 101. Learn all about Punxsutawney Phil and groundhogs in general. Celebration tent in Barclay Square, 300 E. Mahoning St.
  • 8 p.m. - midnight: Groundhog Ball with performance by Rudy and the Professionals. Punxsutawney Phil will be present. Masquerade theme. Punxsutawney Eagles, 238 E. Mahoning St.
  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Moonshine Outlaws live performance. Party bus will pick up passengers at Groundhog Plaza, Punxsutawney Plaza and Walmart starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 814-938-5368 for more information. Walston Club, 2509 Walston Road.

SUNDAY, FEB. 4:

  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Art show with hot cocoa and cookies. Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St.

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