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10 days until Groundhog Day 2021

There are now only 10 days until Groundhog Day. Are you eagerly anticipating the big day like the rest of us?[]

Groundhogs Around The World: Poppy the Groundhog

Last year saw the introduction of a new member to the Groundhog Day forecasting scene. That groundhog’s name is Poppy and she has quickly become one of the most popular groundhog weather predictors in the country.[]

Groundhogs Around The World: Susquehanna Sherman

Since the mid 2000s, a stuffed groundhog named Susquehanna Sherman has been predicting the weather on Groundhog Day to an audience of two people in Pennsylvania.[]

“Fireman Phil” Phantastic Phil

“Fireman Phil” is one of the Phantastic Phil statues that can be found around town in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce this Phil “is a tribute to the late firefighter Leroy ‘Cookie’ Depp. ” Additionally on the statue there are patches from three local fire companies as well as the number worn by Leroy. Leroy’s family sponsored the creation of the statue, not just as a memorial to Depp, but “as a tribute to volunteer firefighters everywhere.”[]

“Spirit of Punxsutawney” Phantastic Phil

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Philtuminous: The Heritage Hog Phantastic Phil

Philtuminous: The Heritage Hog – This Phantistic Phil is sponsored by the Miller Brothers Furniture and is located on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.[]

Punxsutawney Phil’s Stump

This is the stump that Punxsutawney Phil is pulled out of every Groundhog Day during the Groundhog Day ceremony.[]

Phillage Phantastic Phil

This is Phillage, the first Phantastic Phil, which was painted by artist Kelly Porada. It features Phil with the traditional tuxedo and top hat worn by the caretakers of Punxsutawney Phil.[]

Phil your Piggy Bank Phantastic Phil

Here’s an image of “Phil your Piggy Bank”, one of the Phantastic Phil statues in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, taken when we visited there a few years back. Created by Victoria Dicken, this Phil has a piggy bank in it’s stomach and has sayings such as “A penny saved is a penny earned” on it.[]

Punksutenink Phil

This is one of the Phantastic Phils that populate Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, named “Punksutenink Phil” created by artist Robin McIvaine. This statue is a nod to the name[]

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