Countdown to Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day 2020!

Well the big day is finally here! It’s Groundhog Day, again![]

How old is Punxsutawney Phil? Pretty old.

Did you know that there has only ever been one Punxsutawney Phil? While most groundhogs, according to Wookieepedia, only live on average six years in the wild, Punxsutawney Phil has been making weather predictions since 1886. That makes him at least 133 years old! That is older than the average groundhog lives. How is this possible? []

“Spirit of Punxsutawney” Phantastic Phil

The Spirit of Punxsutawney – According to the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce, this Phantastic Phil was created by artist Sandy Zambory, with the original design created by Rick Weiss. This Phil is sponsored by the Punxsutawney Spirit Newspaper, and stands outside their offices.[]

Six more weeks of winter 2018 according to Punxsutawney Phil

So Punxsutawney Phil has spoken! Six more weeks of winter! Sorry everybody![]

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.[]

Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow – six more weeks of winter

Well, it’s official! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. That mean’s “Six More Weeks of Winter.” Sorry everyone![]

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[]

Punxsutawney Phil – Countdown to Groundhog Day

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