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January 31st through February 2nd in town lots and streets are free with the exception of the Pantall Hotel lot. Parking will also be available at the Wal-Mart on Route 119 south of Punxsutawney, at the Punxsy Plaza on Route 36 on the west side of town, and the Punxsutawney High School.
Knob Information Booth
There will be an information booth at Gobbler's Knob on February 1st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and again on February 2nd from 3:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Trekking up to the Knob
For the brave — and stout — of heart, you can hike up to Gobbler’s Knob. The walk up Woodland Ave. is approximately 1.5 miles, but it’s uphill the entire way. It is a strenuous jaunt, especially in inclement weather. Many, however, have found it a great way — weather permitting — to avoid the wait for the buses. There is Handicap accessibility into Gobblers Knob.
At 3 a.m. there is one-way traffic to Gobbler’s Knob begins near Wal-Mart, but — even then —you will not be able to drive to the Knob . Traffic will be redirected back to town before reaching Gobbler’s Knob. Unless, you have the appropriate handicapped placards.
Handicapped Parking is permitted at Gobbler’s Knob. You must have the appropriate handicapped placards visible upon entering Gobbler’s Knob.
Taking the bus to the Knob
Visitors can walk to Gobbler’s Knob (1.5 miles from Barclay Square) or take a Knob bus. Buses to Gobbler's Knob will run from 3 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. from the following locations:
· McDonalds, 102 North Findley St., downtown Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.943466, -78.971213) Parking available on the streets and in public parking lots downtown.
· Punxsy Plaza 545 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney (GPS Coordinates: 40.94148, -78.983664). Parking available in the Punxsy Plaza lot.
· Wal-Mart, 21920 Route 119, Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.929646, -78.982713). Parking available in the Wal-Mart lot.
Auxiliary parking lot: Punxsutawney High School, 500 North Findley Street, Punxsutawney (GPS 40.9502331,-78.9792886).
The pickup point will be at the gymnasium of the High School, which will be clearly marked. Visitors parking at this lot will be picked up and transported to the Punxsy Plaza bus stop to purchase their ticket and board the bus to Gobbler's Knob between 3:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. This is the suggested parking lot for charter buses.
Ticket Prices/ Ticket Booths
Ticket Booths for the Knob buses will open at 2 a.m. Ticket prices for the buses to the Knob are $5 per person, 12 years of age and under ride for free. There will be two ticket booths at McDonald’s, four ticket booths at Punxsy Plaza and two ticket booths at Wal-Mart.
Bus to parking or downtown after Phil's Prognostication
After the prognostication, the buses from the Knob will transport visitors back downtown. You can choose to get off the bus downtown to eat or visit the events or go to your car or you can stay on the bus to go back to Wal-Mart. Visitors who parked at Punxsy Plaza will remain on the bus to take them back to that lot.
A shuttle bus from Punxsy Plaza will take people who parked up at the High School back to their cars. The Shuttle buses to the High School will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
If you stay downtown to eat or visit the events, shuttle buses will be available from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will run a loop from McDonalds to Punxsy Plaza to Wal-Mart every 15 minutes or so. The shuttle buses will pick up in front of McDonalds.
The PA State Police will be present and providing security.