ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The largest elk celebration in the northeast region is returning in late August.

The Elk Expo is back on Saturday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk County Visitor Center in Benezette. The annual event features exhibits, seminars, antler scoring experts, a presentation by Pennsylvania Game Commission Elk Biologist Jeremy Banfield, calling contests and more than 100 vendors. There will also be live entertainment, food, souvenirs, elk tag drawing, bull tag raffle, wagon rides and more.

Entrance and parking are free, but there is a $5 shuttle service to transport guests from the parking lots to the expo. The last shuttle back to the parking lots is 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. A map of the parking can be found here.

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The Elk Expo will be hosted by the Elk County Visitor Center and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. The purpose of the expo is to promote awareness of Pennsylvania’s elk herd and the conservation efforts that are being made locally.

You can find more information on the 2022 Elk Expo online here or on its Facebook page.