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SpikesFest 2017


What is SpikesFest?

Now in its 11th year as the State College area's premier winter family activity, SpikesFest is a giant indoor baseball carnival designed to simulate the experience of fun ballpark activities during the cold weather months. This free event features inflatable games, kids activities, video games, mascot appearances, performances by local entertainment groups, unique experiences, door prizes, ticket specials, and much more!

SpikesFest 2017 will be held on Sunday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Penn State Indoor Multi-Sport Facility, located adjacent to the Bryce Jordan Center. Admission is FREE. This year's event is presented by Mount Nittany Health and media partner WTAJ, Your News Leader.


SpikesFest Parking & Bag Policy Advisory

Admission is FREE for this year's SpikesFest event on Sunday, March 5. Complimentary parking is available in Lot 44, which is located between Bryce Jordan Center, the Indoor Multi-Sport Facility, Beaver Stadium and Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Penn State Athletics Bag Policy will be in effect for SpikesFest, as the event is held inside a Penn State athletic facility. There are no restrictions on bags that may be brought into the Multi-Sport Facility, but all bags are subject to search. Please click here to view more info on Penn State's athletic bag policy.


SpikesFest 2017 Activity List

Check back often prior to SpikesFest for updates on our activity list!

  • Free rides on Spikes Inflatables (Bounce House, Obstacle Course and more!)
  • Take swings in the indoor batting cages
  • Practice pitching skills
  • Arts and crafts presented by Center for Arts and Crafts at Penn State
  • Interactive games and activities from Discovery Space of Central PA
  • Kids activities from Mid-State Literacy Council
  • Football activities from Centre Bulldogs Youth Football & Cheerleading
  • Pinewood Derby track and cars courtesy of the Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Soccer activities from the Centre Soccer Association
  • Baseball games and activities from the Penn State All-Sports Museum
  • Football activities from State College Lion Youth Football
  • Info and games from Soccer Shots
  • Family fun from the State College Community Land Trust
  • Penn State Baseball information table for details on the Nittany Lions' 2017 season
  • Aerial hammock display from Mind, Body, Art School of Dance
  • March of Dimes information and giveaways
  • Lion Country Kia display and information
  • Take your picture with the NYPL Championship Trophy and post on social media to enter to win Opening Day seats
  • Plenty of open space for kids to run around and have fun!
  • More to come!


SpikesFest 2017 Entertainment & Appearances

  • Mascot Meet and Greet with Ike the Spike, the BB&T Nookie Monster, LuCKy the Lion, Bob the Baseball Dog
  • Special appearance by "Linky the Ambulance" from Centre LifeLink EMS
  • Visit mascots from CenClear Child Services
  • Performances by the Nittany Dreamers Baton & Silk Corps
  • Check back here frequently for updates!


Silent Charity Auction to Benefit The Mount Nittany Health Foundation

SpikesFest will feature a silent auction of sports memorabilia and entertainment experiences with all proceeds to benefit The Mount Nittany Health Foundation.

While the silent auction will feature a number of affordable items from local sponsors and attractions, the charity auction at SpikesFest will also include several high profile items, including:

  • Ali Krieger Autographed Soccer Ball
  • Allen Robinson Autographed Framed 11x14 Photo - "The Catch," 2013 PSU-Michigan 4 OT Game
  • Antonio Brown Autographed Steelers Mini-Helmet with Case
  • Arnold Palmer Autographed Framed Collage
  • Chicago Cubs 2016 World Champions Framed Banner
  • Derek Jeter Framed Yankees Retirement Collage with Laser-Engraved Autograph
  • Hank AaronAutographed Braves Jersey
  • Jack Ham Autographed Steelers Jersey
  • Jesse James Autographed 11 x 14 Framed Steelers Photo
  • Le'Veon Bell Autographed Steelers Jersey
  • Mitch Williams/Darren Daulton Autographed 1993 Phillies NLCS Celebration Framed Photo
  • Penn State "Block Party" 2016 Win over Ohio State Framed Collage
  • Penn State 2016 Big Ten Championship Win over Wisconsin Frame Collage
  • Penn State Pegula Ice Arena 44 x 20 Framed Panoramic Print
  • Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup Champions 11 x 14 Framed Photo
  • Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park 44 x 20 Framed Panoramic Print
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Greats 11 x 14 Framed Photo Collage
  • Sean Lee Autographed PSU Mini-Helmet with Case
  • Yankee Stadium 44 x 20 Framed Panoramic Print


The Spikes also welcome any community group, sports league, or non-profit organization that would be interested in the free opportunity to distribute information and conduct sign-ups as part of SpikesFest 2017. Interested groups should contact Ben Love with the Spikes at (814) 272-0312 or email

For more information on SpikesFest 2017 please check back with us at this page often, or visit the Spikes Facebook Page and @SCSpikes on Twitter.