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Altoona is located in Blair County northeast of Johnstown along US Highway 220 on the banks of the Little Juniata River near Raystown Lake. A series of stockades, including Fort Roberdeau (a National Historic Site), were constructed in the region in the late 1700s, as a defense against Indian raids.

Altoona is part of the Altoona, Pennsylvania metro area.

Benzel's Pretzel Factory |
Education Altoona School Of Commerce | B S H F R H S Radiology School |
History Fort Roberdeau |
Public Libraries Blair County Library System |
Parks Horseshoe Curve Ntl Historic Landmark |

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
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Shippensburg Corn Festival Shippensburg PA August31 The downtown main streets are closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a huge street fair for the day.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.