Prediction Made: Groundhog Day 2021 in Punxsutawney will be Virtual

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow in February to predict 6 more weeks of winter weather or will we have an early spring?  That’s hard to predict but another prediction has already been made.  Groundhog Day 2021 in Punxsutawney will be virtual and no crowds will be allowed on Gobbler’s Knob due to COVID-19.

The Groundhog Club made the announcement in a video.

“Yes we’re going to have Phil, and the handlers in the inner circle, and we’re going to pull Phil out for his prognostication on Groundhog Day,” Groundhog Club President Jeff Lundy said in the video. “But, due to circumstances we’re all aware of, unfortunately, we’ll have no in-person viewing and no guests on our grounds.”

Instead, events will be online including a livestream of Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction. More information will be listed on

The club said it hopes to be back in 2022.
“The guests who come to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney each February from around the world are a key component to making Groundhog Day so special,” Lundy said in a statement. “We look forward to the day when we can welcome back all our guests and faithful followers, hopefully in February of 2022.”