Corvette shows, festivals, performance, and comedian Kevin James all make this list of events you'll want to mark on your calendar. See the Found It Top 10 below.
10. The Fantasticks
"Try to Remember a Kind of September." The world's greatest Autumn love story comes to Allenberry's stage for the first time in almost two decades. This charming story of star crossed lovers is the longest running musical in the world and has been an off Broadway perennial for 52 years. Come watch Matt and Luisa fall in love while their doting fathers play fun tricks to help bring them together. There is no better way to spend your Fall than with this fan favorite with such songs as "Soon it's Gonna Rain," "I Can't See It" and "They were You".
Date: September 2, 2015 to October 4, 2015 • Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
Phone: 717-258-3211• Website: www.allenberry.com
9. Farm Food Festival & Pizza Garden Party
It's the heart of the summer harvest season and we want to celebrate with you! Free farm games for kids of all ages (corn hole, washer board, ring toss, dime toss, "steer" roping, hula hooping contest and more...prizes too!) Corn on the Cob eating contest at 2:30 PM (sign up by emailing us here at firstname.lastname@example.org) $50 gift certificate for the Farm Market to the winner! All ages are invited to register. Watch the "Harvest Hiccup" pumpkin chunkin' cannon launch some spent summer produce (on the hour every hour from 12-3 PM). Free hayrides around the farm. Pizza garden tour/make your own mini pizza! (12:30 and 1:30). Admission includes all of the above; Fresh Farm food is always available for purchase!
Date: August 16, 2015 • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Paulus Farm Market
Address: 1216 South York Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-4330 • Website: www.paulusfarmmarket.com
Admission: $5 age 5-adult, $2 age 2-4, under 2 FREE admission
8. 93rd Annual South Mountain Fair
A small county fair featuring rides for kids, barns filled with farm animals, many homemade needlework exhibits, photography, home canned fruits and vegetables, fresh produce and fruit, and beautiful flowers, all on display. In addition, there is nightly entertainment in the auditorium, a draft horse pull on Wednesday evening, a fireworks display on Thursday evening, and the antique tractor and farm machinery parade on Saturday evening.
The admission prices includes unlimited carnival rides and all entertainment. Children under 36" tall ride free.
Date: Now through August 22, 2015 • Time: Tuesday-Friday 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: South Mountain Fairgrounds
Address: Route 234, Arendtsville
Phone: 717-677-6993 • Website: www.emmitsburg.net/smf/index.htm
Admission: $7; children under 36 inches tall are free
7. First Friday: Carlisle / First Friday: Mechanicsburg
The first Friday of September is a celebration around Carlisle and Mechanicsburg. Enjoy the unique downtown shops and restaurants.
Date: September 4, 2015 • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Carlisle) | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Mechanicsburg)
Location: Downtown Carlisle and Mechanicsburg
6. Williams Grove 57th Annual Steam Engine and Tractor Show
The event will include steam traction engines, an old PRR steam train, antique tractors, working saw mill, model train exhibit, food, flea market stands, and live music. Some highlights include:
- Consignment Sale, September 5, 8 am.
- Car Show August 30, 10 am to 2:30 pm.
- Tractor Pulls September 6, 12 noon
Date: August 31, 2015 to September 7, 2015 • Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Address: 1 Steam Engine Hill, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-4001• Website: www.wghsea.org
Get ready for the most colorful, fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than you can handle! The point of this event is not to race, but to literally become a canvas of color, to be active, and to share a life experience with friends and family. So get your friends and family ready for this amazing color blast event at the Adams-Ricci Park in Enola. You'll be blasted at four color stations throughout the awesome 5k run.
A typical race starts with packet pick-up/check-in the day before the event to alleviate congestion on race day. On race day, an MC pumps everybody up by leading the crowd in stretches and occasionally zumba. The countdown begins and color is thrown in every direction as all runners take on their colorful adventure! After finishing the race, join the colorful party of dancing, craziness, and color throwing.
Dates: August 15, 2015 • Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Adams-Ricci Community Park
Address: 100 East Penn Drive, Enola
4. 35th Annual Shippensburg Corn Festival
Shippensburg's downtown main streets are closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a huge street fair for the day. Crafts, an antique car show, food booths, entertainment, and children's activities offer something for the entire family. There are more than 300 crafts and antique vendors. Food booths feature corn in every available form. Entertainers perform all day at three sites and there are a variety of strolling acts and demonstrations. The Corn Festival is easily reached off of Exits 24 and 29 of Interstate 81. Parking is available at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds located off South Fayette Street. A shuttle bus provides transportation from the fairgrounds.
Date: August 29, 2015 • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Shippensburg
Address: King and Earl Streets, Shippensburg
3. McLain Celtic Festival
Join us once again for the 21st Annual McLain Celtic Festival. This is a great family-oriented event. There will be Highland athletics, events for children, Border Collie demonstrations, Irish and Scottish Dancers, re-enactors, Irish and Scottish musicians, bag pipes, kilts, vendors with gifts from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and, of course, delicious food.
Dates: September 5, 2015 • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $10 per person/children under 10 free
The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, burnouts and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle. In addition to the Corvette giveaway, the excitement continues with an incredible shopping experience, including a huge swap meet with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley.
Dates: August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015 • Time: Varies by Day
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr, Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: www.carlisleevents.com
Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the new ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels. James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. The Luhrs Center is excited to have the talented comedian, Kevin James, kicking off our 10th Anniversary season!
Date: August 21, 2015 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website: www.luhrscenter.com