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Fall Carlisle roars into gear Wednesday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Celebrate 40 years with Spring Carlisle/ Fall Carlisle and some of the most beautiful and timeless cars known to man. The car show runs through Sunday and is the last chance to experience the Carlisle car show until April 2015!
Do you want to be on TV? “The Appraisers,” a new program on the Velocity Channel is filming at Spring Carlisle/ Fall Carlisle (Fall Carlisle). This show focuses on tales of barn finds, long-lost items salvaged from under tarps or hidden in garages; stories of vehicles bought at auction for a song, car memorabilia found in attics and of bikes and trucks owned by ancestors long gone. If you want to be featured, e-mail the production team now at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to like “The Appraisers” on Facebook too by clicking the link below. The Appraisers #FallCarlisle
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Enjoy the first weekend of the season out and about in the Cumberland Valley. This week's #FoundItFriday highlights include platinum-selling recording artist and Grammy nominee Taylor Dayne at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Friday night, and the 29th Annual New Cumberland Apple Festival on Saturday. Find more fun this weekend here!
Cumberland County has just been ranked as the #1 county in Pennsylvania by Movoto Real Estate. Known for our historic landmarks and beautiful scenery, we are very excited to be listed atop the Best Counties in Pennsylvania list. Whether it is the natural landscape or the fun family you're looking for, you can find it here!
#TBT to a pre-1962 Williams Grove Speedway and a look at the grandstand. There are still a few weeks left to check the dirt-track racing that has made Williams Grove so popular. Find more information and race schedule here. http://bit.ly/1CobEHh
I recently participated in a Yoga Sunset Hike hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). It was a beautiful evening with blue skies and temps in the low 70s. About 30 of us gathered on the grass near the gazebo next to Children's Lake in Boiling Springs at 6:00 pm. The yoga instructor led us through a 30-minute gentle yoga session. The easy-to-follow moves ... read more
In early September, a group of 6 of us went to Castlerigg Wine Shop on South Hanover Street in downtown Carlisle and we enjoyed it tremendously. It wasn’t crowded—partly because we went at 6 p.m., between afternoon drop-ins and evening revelers, I suspect. But there were enough people to make it feel as if we weren’t alone having fun. Amongst us we tasted quite a few of the ... read more
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