The are no shortage of fall festivals and indoor performances this October in the Cumberland Valley. See what's ahead in the Valley below!

1. Price Is Right Live

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.

Date: October 14, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM
LocationH. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

2. American Craft Week

American Craft Week is the nation's largest annual craft celebration with the purpose of raising appreciation for handmade American craft and helping to build the craft economy. Cumberland Valley is rich in artists and artisans that will invite you in this October to witness their craft. Events range from artists-in-action, special demos, unique shopping events, children's programs and more.

Date: October 1-16, 2016 • Time: View website for details
Location: Throughout the Cumberland Valley

3. Fall Carlisle

The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral marks the end of the swap meet season each year and is an absolute must-attend event for thousands of enthusiasts who travel to Carlisle from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the 150 acres and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence. All roads lead to Carlisle, PA where you’ll find a community of passionate motorheads and a commitment to superb service that can only be achieved through more than three decades of know-how.

Date: Now - October 2, 2016 • Time: Varies by Day
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website:

4. Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, is free and open to the public. There will be fun for all ages, including the beer and wine garden, carnival rides, entertainment, arts and crafts fair, and the tapping of the Official War College Brew. There is ample parking on site and handicapped and auxiliary parking if needed. While at the event, you can treat yourself with a variety of foods provided by numerous vendors, and enjoy the many artisans and crafters.

Date: October 6-9, 2016 • Time: Thursday & Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday Noon to 7:00 PM
LocationU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center 
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-4069 • Website:

5. Carlisle Journeys: Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy

Join the Cumberland County Historical Society for Carlisle Journeys, a biennial symposium on the history of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The theme of this year's event is "Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy." Billy Mills will be the keynote speaker. He is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation and was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Billy became involved in distance running and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Kansas. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and continued training for the Olympic team in two events -- the marathon and the 10,000 meter run. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the world would witness one of the greatest upsets in Olympic History.

Date: October 7-9, 2016
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
Address: 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-249-7610 • Website:

6. 18th Annual Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest

A two-day community event featuring crafts, food, games, contests and entertainment. Enjoy a relaxing day of fun for the entire family. We will have approximately 250 crafters, community groups and business vendors for you to visit.

The weekend's activities include pumpkin carving, whoopee pie eating contest, pumpkin pie baking contest and paint a pumpkin.

Date: October 8 and 9, 2016 • Time: Saturday, Oct. 8 9:30am - 5:00pm; Sun, Oct. 9:00am - 5:00pm
LocationAdams-Ricci Community Park
Address: 100 East Penn Drive, Enola
Phone: 717-909-5630 

7. Fall Furnace Fest at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Join us for Fall Furnace Fest at Pine Grove Furnace State Park on October 15 and 16. This annual event features food and craft vendors, live musical entertainment, environmental education programs, historical demonstrations, hayrides, pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, kid's crafts and campsite decorating. Join us Saturday evening for the famous Hairy Hand and Pumpkin Float on Fuller Lake. Festival hours: Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM, followed by the Hairy Hand at 7 PM; and Sunday Noon to 5 PM. There is no charge to enter the park and attend the festival itself.

Date: October 15 and 16, 2016 • Time: Saturday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Address: 1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners
Phone: 717-486-7174 • Website:

8. Survivor

Legendary rock band, Survivor, is embarking on their next chapter with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 21-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group is delivering their trademark arena rock sound to their loyal and devoted fan base.

Survivor released their first album in 1980 and their first Top-40 on the Hot 100 came the next year with “Poor Man’s Son.” Their big break would come in 1982 when the band was asked by Sylvester Stallone to provide the theme song for Rocky III. That single, “Eye of the Tiger,” hit # 1 – staying there for seven weeks, winning a GRAMMY for “Best Rock performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal,” a People’s Choice Award, Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. The band also struck pay dirt as a result of a Stallone movie when “Burning Heart” appeared on the soundtrack of Rocky IV in 1985, hitting # 2 on the singles chart. Vital Signs, was another huge success for the band, peaking at #16 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart thanks to the Billboard Top-20 hits “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High On You,” and “The Search Is Over.”

Dates: October 26, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
LocationH. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

9. Silver Spring Township Fall Festival

Join us in celebrating the 14th annual Fall Festival, held at Stony Ridge Park. What started as a small event for artisans and businesses to display their wares has grown to a festival with over 100 vendors, including arts & crafts, food, games, and live entertainment. This hometown event offers hay rides, live music, fall-themed games for kids, chainsaw demos, face painting, BMX bike stunt shows, "Touch-A-Truck", and more! Country music will be featured by Laredo.

Date: October 22, 2016 • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Stony Ridge Park
Address: 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-766-1657• Website:

10. Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio, the Country music band known for playing every note on every album, recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary. They’ve sold more than 10 million albums, won a GRAMMY Award, a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM), released two Greatest Hit albums, a live and Christmas project, earned five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified platinum and five gold albums, released an autobiography – and with zero band member changes. 

With the release of “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first Country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band is also known for their hits “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two,” and more.

Dates: October 22, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
LocationH. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

Check out the entire event calendar for October here.