Forest County Room Tax

Forest County Room Tax

The local portion of Forest County Room Tax funds (25% of the total revenues) are used to operate the Forest County Visitor Center, as well as support the Tionesta Community Association and the Marienville Area Civic Association every year in the amount of $1,000 each to promote their events.  Other Forest County organizations/events are also invited to apply for grants of up to $500 for marketing of events.

Room Tax funds must be used to promote attractions or events that will “put heads in beds” in Forest County through out-of-area advertising.  The advertising method may be via Internet, print ads, posters, brochures and rack cards, radio, TV, billboards or other media.  The Committee meets and reviews applications quarterly.  Quarterly application deadlines are the first day of February, May, August and November.

Past projects of the Room Tax Committee include a Forest County Visitor Survey (in partnership with the Forest County IDC), GO Magazine ads in each issue promoting recreation in Forest County, PAGO membership dues for tourism related businesses, and support for the PA Wilds Planning Team.

Contact:  John Straittiff  (814) 849-5197 or [email protected]

Grant Application

Grant Criteria

Close-Out Form

Forest County Room Tax Committee Members

Peggy Butler – Black Caddis Ranch
Commissioner Basil Hufman
Matt & Stacie Kaye – Cook Riverside Cabins
Brian & Lynn Shickler – Forest Ridge Cabins & Campground
Commissioner Robert Snyder
John Straitiff – PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau
Commissioner Norman J. Wimer
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2018sat23jun12:00 pm11:59 pmFeaturedPA Firefly Festival12:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Black Caddis Ranch, 13558 Route 666Counties:ForestCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music

201828jun01julFeaturedThe Wall That Heals12:00 am - (july 1) 11:59 pm EST Brockway Parkside Complex, 1200 Wood StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

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