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Downtown Coudersport is the location of this festival celebrating the historical and cultural significance of Eliot Ness in Coudersport.  Local merchants and historians will work together to take the heart of Potter County back to the Prohibition Era for a weekend.  An expanded planning committee has been busy laying the groundwork for a celebration that returns all of the highlights from the first Eliot Ness Fest and adds several more attractions.


Townspeople and visitors dress in Roaring '20s activities! There will be fun and interesting activities all around town.

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In its fourth year, the Eliot Ness Fest returns with an even bigger bang. Celebrate the life and times of Eliot Ness and his fight against Al Capone and other underworld figures in a biographical performance on Friday night.  On Saturday, join us for a classic car parade featuring vintage cars and law enforcement vehicles from the prohibition era. Saturday night enjoy an evening of live big band style music on stage in downtown Coudersport. Sunday we'll have a picnic and a fundraiser for local first responders. Everyday, you can see vintage vehicles lining the streets, Eliot Ness street theatre will entertain visitors, and everyone is invited to dress in their favorite roaring '20s outfits! Join us in July for a weekend of  fun and interesting activities all around Coudersport.


  • Where is the Eliot Ness Fest Held?
    The Eliot Ness Fest is held in Downtown Coudersport, Pennsylvania.
  • When is the Eliot Ness Fest?
    The Eliot Ness Fest is a 3-Day event held annually on the 3rd weekend in July! The 2023 Fest is Friday July 14th to Sunday July 16th!
  • Where can I find the event Schedule?
    You can find a detailed event schedule on the event schedule page.
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