Every September

In 2019, Harvest of the Arts Festival will be held on September 28 from 10 am to 5 pm in historic downtown Carlisle with more than 100 juried artists exhibiting works in all mediums including pottery, photography, paintings, wood, glass, jewelry, and metal. Plan to experience the art, live music, and a large food court plus be sure to explore downtown Carlisle's many shops. In addition to the artisans, festival highlights include:

  • Kids' Alley provides non-stop children's fun with arts and crafts activities that encourage their creative side.
  • Meeting of the Marques Motorshow transforms West High Street into "Artistry on Wheels" with a collection of sports cars, sports touring cars, and all British-made cars that allow guests to experience the beauty of these vehicles as rolling sculpture and not just transportation.

While you’re visiting for Harvest of the Arts, plan a Weekend Easy getaway that includes one or more fun activities during your stay.

Fall Fun in the Valley - discover all the fall fun opportunities from pumpkin picking and hayrides to events and fall foliage tours

Artisan Adventure - explore all the arts and artisans the Valley has to offer in our shops

Cumberland Valley Beer Trail - tap, tour and try a pint while following the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail; several stops are located within walking distance of each other in downtown Carlisle, including Molly Pitcher Brewing Co., Cafe Bruges, Market Cross Pub & Brewery, Burds Nest Brewing Co., Hook and Flask Still Works, Castlerigg Wine Shop, and Grand Illusion Hard Cider.

Find Other Fall Events

  • New Cumberland Apple Festival
  • Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest
  • Meadowbrooke Gourds Sunflower Festival
  • Fall Carlisle Car Show
  • American Craft Week
  • Garden Harvest Day