Enjoy the start of a new year with a variety of events in the Cumberland Valley!  A few highlights include the famous PA Farm Show, multiple performances, and fun activities for friends and families.

1. 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Take part in the annual week-long celebration of all things Pennsylvania agriculture! Come out to enjoy the famous Farm Show food, check out hundreds of agricultural exhibits, see the sculpture carved from over 1,000 pounds of butter, learn about the wonders of nature, and explore everything that makes agriculture Pennsylvania's leading industry.

Take it all in, meet some new friends, and enjoy the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show! Admission is free and parking is $15 at all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. 

Date: January 6 - 13, 2018 • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: PA Farm Show Complex
Address: 2300 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg
Phone: 717-787-2905 •  Website: http://www.farmshow.pa.gov/

2. Murder Mystery Weekends

Allenberry Resort's Murder Mystery weekends are back...with a vengeance! Enjoy an exciting weekend of fun and frivolity, death and deceit at "A Recipe for Murder," written by 10-year murder mystery veteran, Elizabeth Angelozzi. Allenberry is searching for a new chef to add to our talented kitchen staff. To make sure that we hire the perfect person, our new manager has assembled an expert panel of judges from the competition cooking show, "Sliced," to see how they work under fire. When too many cooks spoil the broth, guests start dropping like hot potatoes. With a little help from the Boiling Springs Police Department we'll find out who's going to bring home the bacon and whose goose is cooked!

Your culinary caper includes overnight accommodations for two nights, and a cocktail party and dinner on Friday evening. On Saturday, guests will enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, followed by a costumed cocktail party, live music and dancing. The event will finish with a delightful brunch on Sunday.  All rooms are double occupancy and the price is $499.50 per person. To book the Mansion, cottages or a single room, please call 717-258-3211. 

Date: January 19 - 21, 26 - 28, February 2 - 4, 9 - 11, 2018
Time: Starting Fridays at 5:00 PM and ending Sundays at 11:00 AM
Location: The Allenberry Resort
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
Phone: 717-258-3211• Website: www.allenberryresort.com

3. Research 101: Photographs at the USAHEC

Have you ever wanted to learn more about photographs, specifically those related to the Army? Or are you trying to find an image you can use as part of your personal or professional research? Come learn from our very own Reference Historian, Mr. Rodney Foytik, as he gives a presentation about how to research photographs in the USAHEC Collection. Mr. Foytik will assist participants with learning how to find captivating and expressive photographs in the USAHEC Collection to support personal research or a specific topic. With more than 15 years' experience in photographic research, scanning, and digitization of photos, Rodney Foytik is one of the foremost experts in the region on military photography and military associated photographs.

This event is free and open to the public, however, patrons are asked to make reservations prior to attending the event.

Date: January 20, 2018 • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center / USAHEC
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3828 Website: http://ahec.armywarcollege.edu/

4. The Bad Seed Performance

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg is proud to present Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson, as the fourth show in our 67th Season. The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. On the surface, little Rhoda Penmark is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, and admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her daughter. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

Tickets are available online or by contacting the Box Office. 

Date: January 12 - 13, 19 - 21, 26 - 28, 2018
Time: Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM; Sunday @ 2:30 PM
LocationLittle Theatre of Mechanicsburg
Address: 915 South York Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-0535 • Website: https://ltmpa.com/

5. Mile Twelve Performance

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.”

Dates: January 27, 2018• Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Holly Inn
Address: 31 South Baltimore Avenue, Mt. Holly Springs
Phone: 717-486-3823 • Website: http://www.hollyinn.com/

6. First Saturday Afternoon Tea

Celebrate the New Year with stars and glitz and all that's new again. A complete Afternoon Tea will feature salad followed by the three tiered tray complete with tea sandwiches, two varieties of scones, fresh fruit, and tasty desserts. Steaming hot pots of tea of course.

Visit The Rosemary House website for registration information. Early registration is encouraged. Some classes/events fill quickly.  

Dates: January 6, 2018 • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: The Rosemary House
Address: 120 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-5111• Website: http://www.therosemaryhouse.com/

7. Drink to the LeTort

Join Central Pennsylvania Conservancy (CPC), Friends of the Letort, and Molly Pitcher Brewing Company in support of CPC's acquisition and natural restoration of the former watercress farm surrounding this famous stream's headwaters. With over 90% of acquisition funds secured, CPC is set to close on the property in early 2018.

Help protect and restore the Letort headwaters – purchase a Letort Brew, a Crowler, or a Growler, and a portion will be donated to the project. Folks from CPC and Friends of the Letort will be there to provide information.

Dates: January 20, 2018• Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Molly Pitcher Brewing Co.
Address: 10 E. South Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-609-0969• Website: http://mollypitcher.com

8. Sacred Energy Circle - "Jumpstart January as Joy"

Every New Day/Year is an opportunity to mentally clear and open to the infinite realm of possibility, enabling each to break free of limiting patterns that have kept a stranglehold on one’s journey. Choosing joy jump starts the ability to see and experience life as more light, so any specific intention set is magnified with deeper resolve. Emotionally embracing a vibration of higher frequency amps up one’s entire energetic field and quickens the potential for succeeding wherever attention is placed. Opting for joy as a conscious focus ensures a shift in the entire earthly paradigm, not only broadening one’s personal horizon, and absolutely contributing to the collective awakening!

Please bring a water bottle and a light snack to share. Grounding with food afterwards is important.

Dates: January 5, 2018 • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Yoga at Simply Well
Address: 28 South Pitt Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-968-0167 • Website: http://yogaatsimplywell.com/

9. Regency Yule Ball

Pull on your best white gloves and fanciest petticoats for the Dill's Tavern Regency Yule Ball on January 13, 2018. Step back in time to 1812 with raging hearths, English Country Dancing, fine food, and live 19th-century music. Historical dress is encouraged, but not required.

Guests will enjoy a full ball supper including punch and three delightful courses of intricate house-made foods and desserts. Serving style is not a formal sit-down, rather a historical-style buffet consisting of specific foods designed to be served at balls where a free and easy style of dining was the norm for the time and occasion.

This special fundraising event is limited to 40 tickets, with proceeds going to NYCHAPS. Tickets are $98.00 per person.

Dates: January 13, 2018 • Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Dill's Tavern and Plantation
Address: 227 N. Baltimore Street, Dillsburg
Phone: 717-502-1440 • Website: http://www.northernyorkhistorical.org/

10. Winter Blues Party

Chase those winter blues away with our annual Winter Blues Party! Wear blue and donate canned goods for Project Share. The more blue and the more canned goods the better chance to win prizes!

Dates: January 27, 2018 • Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Castlerigg Wine Shop
Address: 110 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-462-4663 • Website:  http://www.castleriggwineshop.com/

Find more events this January with our online events calendar here.