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SpikesFest 2018


Now in its 12th 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 2018 will be held on Sunday, March 4 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 partners WTAJ, Your News Leader and BIG Froggy 101.


SpikesFest Parking & Bag Policy Advisory

Admission is FREE for this year's SpikesFest event on Sunday, March 4. 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 2018 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
  • Interactive games and activities from Discovery Space of Central PA
  • Arts and crafts presented by Center for Arts and Crafts at Penn State
  • 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
  • Info and games from Soccer Shots
  • Family fun from the State College Community Land Trust
  • Aerial hammock display from Mind, Body, Art School of Dance
  • Children's activities from Macaroni Kid
  • March of Dimes information and giveaways
  • Info and activites from the Jared Box Project
  • Display from the Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Girl Scout Troop 40429 Cookie Sale
  • Informational table from the Centre Region Down Syndrome Society
  • Activities and presentations from the Ronald McDonald House of Danville
  • Next Home Price Point Realty Virtual Reality display
  • Photo booth and informational activities from Penn State Health
  • Plenty of open space for kids to run around and have fun!
  • More to come!


SpikesFest 2018 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
  • Appearance by Pennsylvania Miss United States Agriculture Queens
  • 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 Spikes gift baskets, the charity auction at SpikesFest will also feature several high profile items, including:

  • Andrew McCutchen Pirates Autographed Framed Photo
  • Hank Aaron Autographed Braves Jersey
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Framed Felt Traditions Banner
  • Philadelphia Phillies Framed Felt Traditions Banner
  • Antonio Brown Autographed Steelers Logo Football
  • Bo Jackson Raiders Autographed Tecmo Bowl 16x20 Photo Framed
  • Jack Ham Autographed PSU Football
  • Jesse James Autographed Steelers Jersey
  • Joe Paterno PSU "At the Gate" Unsigned 11x14 Framed Photo
  • Lydell Mitchell Autographed/Inscribed PSU Logo Football
  • Nick Foles Unsigned Framed Photo Collage w/ Game-Used Jersey Card
  • Penn State "Block Party" 2016 Win over Ohio State Framed Collage
  • Penn State "Duel in the Desert" 2017 Fiesta Bowl Win Framed Collage
  • Penn State Framed Felt Traditions Benner
  • Penn State Running Back Greats 16x20 Framed Photo Autographed by Eight (8) Legends
  • Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field 44x20 Framed Panoramic Print
  • Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl 52 Champs 16x20 Framed Team Photo Collage
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field 44x20 Framed Panoramic Print
  • Ron Jaworski Autographed Eagles Logo Football w/Case
  • Saquon Barkley PSU Autographed 16x20 Framed Photo
  • 1980 Miracle on Ice Jersey Autographed by the Entire Team
  • Evgeni Malkin Penguins Autographed 16x20 Framed Photo
  • Hanson Brothers "Slap Shot" Charlestown Chiefs Hockey Jersey Autographed by All 3
  • Sidney Crosby Penguins Game Used Hockey Skate Blade Shadow Box Framed
  • Ali Krieger Autographed 2015 World Cup Soccer Framed Photo
  • Allen Iverson Autographed 76ers Jersey
  • Floyd Mayweather Autographed Boxing Glove


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 2018. Interested groups should contact Ben Love with the Spikes at (814) 272-0312 or email

For more information on SpikesFest 2018 please check back with us at this page often, or visit the Spikes Facebook Page and @SCSpikes on Twitter.