February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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.
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.
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Those that are making the trek on foot are invited to park at Brackman Chevrolet Buick Walkers Lot. The address is 600 E Mahoning St. This lot is 1.3 Miles from Gobbler’s Knob. *This is not a busing location. *
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 Gobbler's Knob. Traffic will be redirected back to town before reaching Gobbler’s Knob.
Trekking 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.
Buses to Gobbler's Knob will run from 3 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. from the following locations:
- McDonald's: 102 N. Findley St., downtown Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.94301, -78.972471 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).
Bus Ticket Prices
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.
Return Bus Transportation
After the prognostication, the buses from the Knob will transport visitors back downtown. You can choose to get off the bus downtown to eat, visit the events, go to your car, or stay on the bus to go back to Wal-Mart. Visitors who parked at Punxsy Plaza will remain on the bus to return back to that lot.
If you stay downtown to eat or check out the events, shuttle buses will be available from 8 a.m. - noon and will run a loop from McDonald's to Punxsy Plaza to Wal-Mart every 15 minutes or so. The shuttle buses will pick up in front of McDonald’s.
The PA State Police will be present, searching bags, and providing security.