Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end to an unusual summer in 2020. Here are some events and activities happening in Cumberland Valley to make this weekend a fun one!


Williams Grove Steam Engine ShowWilliams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association 62nd Annual Fall Show – August 30 to September 7

This event celebrates steam trains with train rides, tractor pulls and parades, live music, food, and more.

Cumberland Valley TrailFest/Ship First Friday – September 4

This year’s Cumberland Valley TrailFest (10k and 5k races and 25-mile bike ride) will take place on Friday, September 4, in conjunction with Ship First Friday. Come out and support the runners and bikers while enjoying live music, food trucks, beer from Appalachian Brewing Company, and wine from Castlerigg Wine Shop.

Kipona Food Trucks & Fireworks – September 5

Although modified from previous years, this annual event will feature 15 food trucks on City Island offering some of your festival favorites followed by fireworks. Bring your own chairs and blankets and settle in on City Island or along Riverfront Park for the evening.

1_fireworksSouth Middleton Labor Day Fireworks – September 6

Enjoy these fireworks from one of South Middleton’s parks including South Middleton Township Park or Spring Meadows.

Corn Maze -- September 7

Bring the family to walk the corn maze at Maple Lane Farm in Newville. This year's maze is in the shape of the fountain in downtown Newville. The corn maze is open weekends from September 5 through November 1 with a special Labor Day event planned for September 7. B&L Hotdogz will be on site selling meals and The Winery at the Long Shot Farm will be offering tastings and selling bottles to go. 

View our online calendar for a complete list of events.

Things to Do

My CV Summer Bucket List – It’s not too late to explore fun locations and find hidden gems. Check out My Cumberland Valley Summer Bucket List to find three suggestions of things to see and do in each of our towns.

Generic Picnic UnsplashPicnic – The long-weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a picnic and Cumberland Valley has a number of great locations to place your blanket.

Family Fun – Carlisle Sports Emporium promises hours of family fun with indoor and outdoor go-kart tracks, arcade games, batting cages, and mini-golf.

Ice Cream Trail – Summer might be drawing to an end, but it’s not too late to enjoy a delicious cool treat at one or more of the locations along the Cumberland Valley Ice Cream Trail.

Cumberland Drive-In – Pack up the car, practice social distancing, and enjoy a double-feature of family-friendly movies (G, PG, or PG-13) at Cumberland Drive-In – serving guests since 1952!

Cumberland Valley Beer Trail – The long weekend gives you plenty of time to try several of the locations along our Beer Trail. Be sure to pick up a passport and get your stickers. Visit just five locations to earn a prize.

Fishing – Cumberland Valley's scenic streams and lake make it a well-known fishing destination. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is offering $1 one-day adult resident and non-resident fishing licenses on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Click here to purchase your license. (NOTE: Fees will bring the final cost to $2.90.)