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Corvettes from every era and from all around the world invade Carlisle this weekend, including this 1964 Corvette Convertible. You can find everything you need to know about Corvettes at Carlisle here http://bit.ly/XyrBvw #TBT
We're just a few days away from Corvettes at Carlisle and the Corvette Parade in downtown Carlisle! Join Corvette enthusiasts and thousands of America's classic sports car at the Carlisle Fairgrounds this weekend. You can find more information on this Cumberland Valley tradition, including how to book your stay and where to visit...all right here!
Labor Day is rapidly approaching, which brings the unofficial end of summer. Make the most of the next few weeks around the Cumberland Valley with fairs, events, and activities. Check out our newest blog for these can't miss events!
Once again, a Cumberland Valley hot spot ranks in PennLive.com Pennsylvania's Best Views 2. This by the King's Gap Environmental Education Center in Carlisle. Also mentioned is Pole Steeple at Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania. This weekend is the perfect time to go out and explore them!
It's a great weekend to go to the fair or explore the outdoors! Our event schedule includes the Cumberland Ag Expo and Oklahoma being performed at Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse, Find out what else is going on this weekend in the Cumberland Valley! #FoundItFriday
Did you know that before the Cumberland Ag Expo became what it is today, it was known as The New Carlisle Fair? This clipping is from the last year of the New Carlisle Fair in 1991 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The Cumberland Ag Expo is still going on through Saturday in Newville, with food,contests, and livestock. #TBT
1974, Carlisle Events has been hosting collector car, truck and motorcycle events on the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds in Cumberland Valley, PA. These family-friendly shows feature something for everyone!!
1. Shippensburg Corn FestivalAugust 30 - This will definitely be the corniest festival you'll ever experience and you will be happy that you did, especially if you love corn and crafts as much as we do. The Shippensburg Corn Festival has a craft show with over 300 vendors, corn in every form imaginable, live entertainment, a corn eating contest and an ... read more
Summer. School’s out. Cumberland County families can be found enjoying local fairs and festivals every weekend in the beautiful July and August weather. Agriculture fairs have been a tradition in the United States for over 200 years. The Cumberland Ag Expo in Newville has been entertaining and educating fair goers for over 100 years. Did you know that it is the ... read more
Summer, summer summertime in the immortal words of the “Fresh Prince” Will Smith and there is nothing better than beating the heat with ice cream. Regular ice cream, soft serve, frozen custard, milkshakes, and even frozen yogurt…they all do the trick. Types, flavors, kinds, and toppings all need to be considered when choosing your ice cream. Throughout the summer I’ve made ... read more
Music on the Mountain at King's Gap Environmental Education CenterSpend some time in Cumberland Valley and you may notice that it echoes with sound. From the South Mountain to the Blue Mountain, you will catch every musical rendering from classical orchestra to bluegrass and most genres in between.Music with a ViewIf you are seeking a unique music venue, look no further ... read more
The 19th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival is scheduled for July 12th at Dickinson College. From Noon - 9pm, music will fill the air in Carlisle with a variety of bands, most that return year-after-year. The Dismembered Tennesseans have been a part of the festival every year and now perform as the festival's house band. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax ... read more
Ahhh…one of my favorite days of the summer. The day America celebrates its independence and commemorates the Declaration of Independence (not because Will Smith got rid of those aliens). Did you know the Declaration of Independence passed through theCumberland Valley and was signed by Cumberland County officials at the FirstPresbyterian Church in Carlisle? America usually ... read more
Do you know when there’s that restaurant you keep hearing about and everyone tells you need to try? Food or a particular town pops up in conversation and you get a recommendation on a place to eat? A recent example for me is D’lish Bakery in Shippensburg. I decided to have lunch there on a recent trip to the town to see what all the fuss was about.The name D’Lish Bakery almost ... read more
The Cumberland Valley marks the midway point of the Appalachian Trail, the perfect base for a hiking or biking holiday and to get back to nature, to enjoy the hills and forests, the state parks and scenic trails of the area. The rolling hills, open fields, deciduous forests and gently meandering rivers invite the visitor to explore the charms of this country whatever the ... read more
It's no secret that Cumberland Valley loves cold treats, ranging from build-your-own frozen yogurt sundaes to more commonly known ice cream chains. My favorite ice cream is hand-dipped, and lucky for me, Cumberland Valley has some stellar parlors to indulge my cravings.This week I visited Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company, which is tucked away off of Market Street in ... read more