Moore Pavilion at Little Buffalo State Park:
Moore Pavilion at Little Buffalo State Park was built by volunteers of the Perry County Council of the Arts Permanent Stage Committee, spearheaded by Thomas G.Vracarich and Senator William J. Moore (Ret.), and in collaboration with many partners: local offices of Department of Environmental Resources; Pennsylvania Council of the Arts; state legislators, senators Doyle Corman and Hal Mowery and representatives Allan Egolf and Dan Clark; and banks and other businesses. The performance stage was completed, September 1993, for the tenth anniversary of the Little Buffalo Arts Festival.
The stage location was selected to be east of Holman Lake, at the base of the dam, for its terrain and natural amphitheater performance. Design criteria for the stage were to blend into the natural surroundings, be durable, sustainable, maintainable, and perform well acoustically. The stage and roof, megaphone shape, amplify the sound into the surrounding landscape. The stage structure and natural terrain perform acoustically together.
The Moore Pavilion is a 48 x 24-foot performance stage with native hemlock support columns that amalgamate with the natural surroundings. The stage has accessible ramp, back stage storage with dressing rooms, cedar board siding, and sufficient electrical service to supply any perceivable musical performance.
Today, the Moore Pavilion stands as a monument to community effort and a model for public/private partnership. The Little Buffalo Arts Festival celebrated their twentieth anniversary in October 2013 on the Moore Pavilion at Little Buffalo State Park.
October 6, 2018, The Little Buffalo Festival celebrated 35 years since their establishment and 25 years of the Moore Pavilion permanent stage construction with recognition of the volunteers and builders and Architect.