2023 Groundhog Day Celebration

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Events

Event tickets go on sale Midnight, Sunday, December 11, 2022.

 

The Inner Circle is pleased to announce the Groundhog Club Sponsored events for Groundhog Day, February 2, 2023.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.groundhog.org and at The Gobbler’s Knob Visitors Center.

Wed, Feb 1, 2023

 

Gobbler’s Knob Got Talent.  1:00pm-3:00pm
Held Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Community Center.

Groundhog Day

The groundhog, or Marmota monax, is also called a woodchuck and is in the rodent family of Sciuridae, and in the general category of marmot. The groundhog is shown in detail standing erect looking left, as if on alert. Its fur, whiskers, ears front limbs and claws are in fine focus. There is one small piece of green grass resting on its bottom lip and the photograph shows both the thicker brown undercoat and the longer, lighter guard hairs. Its underbelly is damp from the morning dew.

This is an open judged talent show, where those entering perform and two finalists will be chosen to perform at Gobbler’s Knob on Groundhog Day morning to be voted on at the Celebration.  The winner will be awarded $500.00.  (This event is free to the public, no ticket is needed) To be a talent show participant, you will find a form online to fill out and directions on where to email.)

Groundhog Club Members Only Reception. 3:30-5:30pm Feb 1, 2023
Held Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 3:30pm at the Eagles, in Punxsutawney on the second floor. (No ticket needed) must be a current member of The Groundhog Club

This is a fun time to interact with other “Phil Phans” from around the world that are also Members of the Groundhog Club.  The Seer of Seers will make an appearance at this event, for a photo opportunity!  You must be a current member of the Groundhog Club to attend this event.  You must, call 814-618-5591 or email admin@groundhog.org to ask to be added to the list of attendees.  (To become a member of the Groundhog Club, you can sign up on the website at www.groundhog.org )

Annual Groundhog Banquet.  Doors open 5:30pm, Banquet begins 6:00pm. Feb 1, 2023
Held at the Punxsutawney Area High School Cafeteria.  For decades The Banquet has been a favorite for locals and for our Phil Phans traveling from out of town.  This event features a catered dinner, guest speakers, Man and Woman of the Year announcement, a gift, and so much more.
Ticket is needed for this event.  $40.00 per ticket.

Dueling Pianos.  Doors open at 8:30pm. Event begins at 9:00pm-12:00am Feb 1, 2023
Held at the ATA Building, second floor.  Groundhog Eve is topped off with this high energy event.  This lively musical show, with interactive performances is an event to attend.  Must be 21 or older to atte

nd.  Alcoholic beverages are served at this event as well as other beverages are available.

Ticket is needed for this event.  $25.00 per ticket.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Groundhog Day Celebration

February 2, 2023, Gobbler’s Knob Grounds will open at 3:00am
Groundhog Day Celebration is free of charge.  To get to the Grounds on Groundhog Day, refer to Getting to The Knob.

Bus Pass: Shuttles will be available starting at 3:00am.  $5.00 per bus pass.

A Handicapped accessible Bus will be available for shuttling also from shuttle locations.  $5.00 per bus pass

Gobbler’s Knob Parking Pass (limited amount) SOLD OUT!

Gobbler’s Knob 

Handicapped Parking Pass (limited amount) must call 814-618-5591 to purchase. $60.00

VIP/Inner Circle Pass (limited amount) $25.00 SOLD OUT!
Will allow you to get a little closer to the stage and ceremony in our natural amphitheater.

Hospitality Village. 4:00am-10:00am SOLD OUT!
Held at the Gobbler’s Knob Visitors Center Pavilion.  Another sellout event that starts at 4:00am on Groundhog Day morning. This is a limited entry ticketed event into the heated pavilion on the grounds of Gobbler’s Knob.  This event features a warm space to relax, have food, coffee, live feed of the Knob, firepit, and access to the restrooms in the building.  You will receive an exclusive souvenir, at the event with each ticket purchase.  You will have a chance to have a photo with Phil after the Groundhog Day Ceremonies in the Pavilion with your ticket.
Must have a ticket to enter.  SOLD OUT!

Friday, Febru

ary 3, 2023. The Groundhog Ball from 7:00pm-11:00pm

At The Punxsutawney Country Club
Our traditional formal attire event, the Groundhog Ball, will feature a live band, alcoholic beverages, food, and a great opportunity to engage with the Inner Circle and out of town Phil Phans.  This year’s Ball Theme is: “Winter Wonderland”.  This event is always a sellout!

Must be 21 or older to attend.  Must have a ticket to attend.  Tickets are $35.00 per ticket.

Saturday, February 4, 2023. Lunch with Phil at Gobbler’s Knob Visitors Center Hall.  11:00am-1:00pm
Check out what is happening at Gobbler’s Knob and be served by the Inner Circle and Phillettes.  Phil will be making an appearance to get those great photo opportunities.
Ticket is needed for admission.  $15.00 per ticket.

Getting to Gobbler’s Knob:
There are three ways to make your trek to Gobbler’s Knob on Groundhog Day morning.

1.Purchase a parking pass and drive up to the grounds with your permit.

2.Purchase a bus pass prior to the morning of, or that morning of at the shuttle locations, and ride the shuttle to the Grounds.

3.Park in town and walk the approximately 2-mile trek to the Knob.

Parking Passes: SOLD OUT!
There are a very limited number of vehicle parking passes at Gobbler’s Knob for regular sized vehicles.  These parking passes can be purchased online and in the Visitors Center the day of Ticket Event release. (Please call to discuss a vehicle larger than a regular sized vehicle)

VIP Passes: SOLD OUT!
For those who would like to be closer to

the Celebration and to be as close as possible to the Seer of Seers as he makes his prediction.  The Inner Circle has set aside a section at the front of the natural amphitheater, known only as Gobbler’s Knob.  This limited number of VIP passes can be purchased at $25.00 per ticket and you must have a ticket to enter this area. All areas in the Natural amphitheaters are standing room only.

Souvenirs:
The Souvenir Shop will be open during the morning of Groundhog Day Celebration, 3am-?
Around town:
The town of Punxsutawney is fun and festive throughout the days of Groundhog Day.  You will find additional entertainment everywhere you look and turn.
“Groundhog Days in the Park” in Barclay Square and the Community Center, will be some of the places to be when not at Gobbler’s Knob, on February 1st and 2nd.

The Punxsutawney Community Foundation Dance:  Feb 1, 2023, from 8:00pm-11pm at the Eagles in Punxsutawney. Don’t miss out on a fun time the night before Groundhog Day at the Punxsutawney Community Foundation, Inc. is hosted annual dance on Feb 1. Tickets will be available on www.groundhog.org and in Gobbler’s Knob Visitors Center.