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It's Labor Day weekend and there are some really fun events planned around the Cumberland Valley this weekend, including the 20th Annual McClain Celtic Festival and the Color Vibe 5K. You can see our top things to do this weekend in our Labor Day blog! #FoundItFriday
This afternoon our staff toured the new 30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast in Mechanicsburg. A beautiful new addition to the Cumberland Valley! If you're stopping by for a car show or just for a weekend getaway, this is a great place to stay.
Congrats to all of these great Cumberland Valley restaurants and businesses for being distinguished in Harrisburg Magazine's Simply The Best! Market Cross Pub & Brewery Carlisle, Arooga's, Jubilee Day, Sass Salon and Day Spa/Barber Shop, Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, The Pennsylvania Bakery, Camp Hill Bakery, Armitage Golf Club, West Shore Country Club, West Shore Theatre, Al's Of Hampden, Appalachian Brewing Co., Sophia's On Market, Nino's Bistro, Brewhouse Grille, Rillo's Restaurant, Sophia's At Walden, Dukes Bar and Grille, Dockside Willies, Tj Rockwells, Black N Bleu, The Pizza Grille Camp Hill, Jo Jos Pizza Mechanicsburg, Juice & Java, Bonefish Grill - Camp Hill, Rockbass Grill, Tavern on the Hill, Flinchy's, Akitas, Chalit's Thai Bistro, Bedford Street Antiques LLC, Antique Marketplace of Lemoyne, 2nd Floor Gallery, Cole Bicycles, Creative Elegance Boutique, Susan's Treasures, Whistlestop Bookshop, Cupboard Maker Books, Higashi Jewelry & Eyewear, JW Music, Cornerstone Coffeehouse,
Take time over these last few weeks of summer to reconnect with the beautiful outdoors in the Cumberland Valley! There's probably no better time to enjoy the picturesque views than late summer/early fall. Plan your next journey here!
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