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Enjoy Fall Furnace Fest today and Sunday at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. There will be live music, food and craft vendors, pumpkin carving, hay rides, and more! There will also be a Pumpkin Float on Fuller Lake.
The weekend is here and it's time to enjoy the fall season. Go daytime trick-or-treating in Mechanicsburg or carve your pumpkins at Fall Furnace Fest at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Find your fun this weekend!
The Cumberland Valley Visitors Center and History on High will be closed through Thursday, October 23. If you are in need of a brochure, you can visit our office at 53 W. South St. in Carlisle Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. Thanks for your understanding.
Earlier this week I shared my Meadowbrooke Gourds tour experience, where I learned how this unique company grows and crafts gourds into fun, seasonal home decor items. What I didn't share, was that I also had the opportunity to take one of their gourd crafting classes to make my own Jack O' Lantern!There is a variety of crafting classes at Meadowbrooke for all levels of ... read more
Nothing says fall quite like decorative gourds and Jack O' Lanterns. Luckily for me, Cumberland Valley is home of the largest gourd crafting facility in the United States - Meadowbrooke Gourds. If you're not familiar with Meadowbrooke Gourds, you can take a free public tour to learn more about this unique facility. Tours are offered every Tuesday at 2pm and ... read more
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