Cumberland Valley features abundant and fertile farmland, with 43% of the county designated for agricultural use, supporting 1,400 working farms. It's no surprise that residents and visitors relish the taste of locally grown produce, dairy products, and meats, which can be found at roadside stands, weekly farmers' markets, or even at grocery stores sourcing local produce.

For a unique experience, visit one of the Valley's weekly and monthly farmers' markets, sourcing a variety of goods in an open-air shopping event. Or, attend a food festival, celebrating the season's bounty with food, entertainment, craft vendors, and more. Or embark on a journey along the seasonal Cumberland Valley Farm Fresh Trail where you'll find a variety of retail farm locations, u-pick fields, and farm attractions. Check in at participating locations and earn prizes while exploring delightful farm fun experiences.

However you slice it, you'll find a bushel of fun in Cumberland Valley.

Farmers' Markets

Farmers on the Square

Check off more on your list than just produce when you visit a weekly or monthly farmers' market. Many markets source their vendors locally, offering produce, dairy products, meat, prepared foods, artisan goods, and more. With markets scheduled for almost every day of the week, you can support Cumberland Valley's farmers no matter when you visit. TIP: Check the hours of operation. Many locations are open seasonally. 

Tuesdays

Market on Market

The market features 10+ regular and guest vendors furthering the #ThriveHere promise by providing the community with access to fresh seasonal produce and foods, supporting greater well-being, and promoting healthy eating choices.
Address: 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill
Hours: Tuesdays, 3 pm to 7 pm, from mid-May through mid-October.

Wednesdays

Farmers on the Square 

Featuring more than 30 regular and guest vendors, you'll find live music every week in the summer, Artisan Markets in May and December, and frequent special events and educational guests focused on agriculture, local food, gardening, sustainability, and healthy living.Address: Hanover & High Sts., Carlisle
Hours: Wednesdays, 3 pm to 7 pm, from May through October, and 2 pm to 5 pm, from November through April.

Thursdays

Adams-Ricci Farmers Market

Adams-Ricci Farmers Market features over ten vendors selling fresh, homegrown produce, farm-raised meat and poultry, homemade baked goods, honey, prepared foods, wine, and more.
Address: Adams-Ricci Community Park, Enola
Hours: Thursdays, 3 pm to 7 pm, from the third Thursday in May through the last Thursday in October.

Thursdays

Ship Market

Now in its 8th season, the market will continue in 2024 with a rebranded look and a new location. The market is now held at Memorial Park near the Peace Garden and features local food, craft, and artisan vendors and food trucks.
Address: 100 Park Pl., Shippensburg
Hours: Thursdays, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, from early May through the end of September (no market on July 4 in 2024)

Fridays

The Mechanicsburg Friday Market

Support local growers, makers, and creators at this all-new market in downtown Mechanicsburg. You'll find fruits, veggies, flowers, plants, and crafts.
Address: 300 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg
Hours: Fridays, 4 pm to 7 pm, from early May through the end of October

Fridays & Saturdays

West Shore Farmers Market

Upon entering this expansive indoor market, the delicious scents that greet you will make your mouth water. Over 40 food vendors sell everything from meats and cheeses to homemade dog treats, fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet coffee, baked goods, and soft pretzels. Lunch-to-go options include Mexican cuisine, crabcakes, sushi, pizza, and bbq. Upstairs, specialty shops sell gifts, jewelry, antiques, artwork, and more.
Address: 900 Market St, Lemoyne
Hours: Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm. 

Saturdays

Farmers Market on 4th

Farmers Market on 4th in New Cumberland is a great way to start off your weekend. Vendors offer seasonal produce and flowers, plants and hanging baskets, organic jams and jellies, apple butter, cider, baked goods, and more.
Address: 400 Bridge St., New Cumberland
Hours: Saturdays, 9 am to 2 pm, from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Saturdays

Farmers' Market on the Lawn

This small market, hosted by the John Graham Public Library, features locally grown produce, plants, and handcrafted items.
Address: 9 Parsonage St., Newville
Hours: Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm from May through October.

Saturdays

Dillsburg Farmers Market

This open-air market is home to over 15 vendors with an eclectic variety of produce, baked goods, dairy products, wine, honey, and more.
Address: 227 N. Baltimore St, Dillsburg
Hours: Saturdays, 8 am to 12 pm, from May through the end of November

Sundays

Farmers Flea Market

Browse up to 500 vendors selling everything from produce, plants, baked goods, home goods, clothing, and more on the grounds of the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association.
Address: 1 Steam Engine Hill, Mechanicsburg
Hours: Sundays, 6 am to 2 pm, year-round, weather permitting.

Food Festivals

A Man and child posing for a picture at the Shippensburg Corn Festival.

Cumberland Valley hosts a variety of exciting festivals and events that showcase different interests such as cars and artisan crafts. There are numerous where food takes center stage, and visitors celebrate the harvest of crops like corn, pumpkins, and apples. Here are some upcoming featured events. For a full list of events happening this week, browse our online calendar.

August 31, 2024

Shippensburg Corn Festival

Celebrating its 42nd year, guests will enjoy more than 250 craft and antique vendors, plus food booths selling corn in every available form.
Address: King St, Shippensburg

September 21 & 22, 2024

Pennsylvania Tea Festival

Celebrate all things tea at this unique festival! Held in an herb garden, the festival features guided tea tastings, samplings, merchants, informative programs, music, and more.
Address: 120 S. Market St, Mechanicsburg

September 28, 2024

New Cumberland Apple Festival

Apple treats are the name of the game at the New Cumberland Apple Festival! Over 70 food vendors and 200 craft vendors offer family-friendly offerings, complete with scarecrow making.
Address: 517 Front St, New Cumberland

October 12 & 13, 2024

Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest

The annual Pumpkin Fest features over 100 vendors, games, a car show, great entertainment, and many pumpkin-flavored treats!
Address: 100 E. Penn Dr, Enola

October 19 & 20, 2024

Fall Furnace Fest

This annual event at Pine Grove Furnace State Park features food and craft vendors, hayrides, scarecrow making, pumpkin carving, historical demonstrations, and more.
Address: 1100 Pine Grove Rd., Gardneres