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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, and at the Punxsy Plaza on Route 36 on the west side of town.
Knob Information Booth
There will be an information booth at Gobbler's Knob.
The Hours are as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 31st - 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1st – 9 a.m. until 3:00 pm
Monday, Feb. 2nd- 3:00 a.m. until Noon
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.
Parking is available at the Punxsy Plaza parking lot. We will have a handicapped accessible bus available for transportation. It will run the same route and times as the Knob Bus. Contact director@ or 814-618-5591 for any questions. ghogclub.com
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:
· Barclay Square, E. Mahoning St., downtown Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.943653, -78.969015 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. This is the suggested parking lot for charter buses.
· Wal-Mart, 21920 Route 119, Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.929646, -78.982713). Parking available in the Wal-Mart lot.
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.
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.
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, searching bags, and providing security.