Bloomsburg is located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. As the county seat and only incorporated town, Bloomsburg has a growing population of approximatively 12,500 people. The town of Bloomsburg was established in 1802, although more recent settlements of European communities have been noted in the region.
Main Attractions within Bloomsburg
The Town Park is a favorite location for spending sunny weekends in Bloomsburg. Here families and groups gather to play all sorts of sports on the designated fields, to have picnics and barbecues and enjoy quality active time. There is also a great playground for children, featuring a wooden castle and all sorts of slides and swings. The picnic pavilions on site can be rented for special events, like concerts and wedding ceremonies.
The Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble produces professional entertainment since 1978. People living or visiting in Bloomsburg can enjoy a wide variation of live shows, from comedies to dramas and musicals. There are a range of educational programs and classes available for those who want to broaden their knowledge in artistic development and entertainment.
The Bloomsburg Fair is a traditional agricultural and farming celebration, aimed at popularizing the local values and beliefs in growing of the region. It includes many fun activities for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age and tastes, such as: live concerts of country music, photography contests, farm animal shows and baking contests. The main purpose is to give local producers and establishments a chance to show off their goods and to have a place in which they can sell these.
The David Stroup Fountain was built in 1892, in the memory of David Stroup, a local candy shop seller from Bloomsburg, who left all his fortune to the Water Department of the town. In honor of his grand gesture, the fountain was erected and it has become a local landmark and favorite meeting point for the people living here.
The Children's Museum is a special facility in Bloomsburg, that offers great educational programs for children of all ages, with the help of exhibitions and collections of all kinds, being the perfect addition to school schedules.