August highlights include festivals celebrating everything from fly fishing and steam engines to corn, agriculture, and Cumberland Valley's Celtic heritage. Add in a few car shows, live music, and a bucket list challenge, and you have an action-packed August.

See the Top 10 below!

1. Carlisle Truck Nationals

Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUV’s, custom vans, and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. 

Date: August 2-4, 2019 • Time: Friday & Saturday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website:

2. Central Pennsylvania's Collector-Con

Central Pennsylvania's Collector-Con (CPCC) is a collector's symposium for people of all ages and all levels of collecting from the novice to the seasoned investor. This is a gathering of manufacturers, vendors, industry icons, and artists, under one roof with the sole purpose of creating a weekend experience like no other. It's an opportunity to meet your fellow collector, talk with retailers and manufacturers, find that one long lost missing item you have been hunting for, for years, or introduce your loved one or friend to the wonders of collecting.

Date: August 2-4, 2019 • Time: Friday 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Address: 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill 17011
Phone: 717-307-5466 • Website:

3. 2019 Cumberland Ag Expo

This annual agricultural fair, sponsored by the New Carlisle Fair Association, features plenty to do for the entire family. There are dairy and animal exhibitions, shows, 4H presentations, children's activities, tractor pulls, food, music and more.

Date: August 6-10, 2019 
Location: Newville Lions Fairground
Address: 437 Shippensburg Road, Newville 17241
Phone: 717-422-8216 • Website:

 4. Cumberland Valley Fly Fishing & Outdoor Festival

This 2-day festival celebrates fly Fishing and the outdoors and features live music, great food, Troegs beer, amazing product giveaways, educational seminars, and a cornhole tournament! Presented by TCO Fly Shop, Allenberry Resort & Troegs Brewing.

Date: August 10 & 11, 2019 • Time: Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Allenberry Resort 
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs 17007
Phone: 717-574-1366 • Website:

5. Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. James Tamelcoff III captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three.

Date: August 17, 2019 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Theatre
Address: 40 West High Street, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website:

6. Corvettes at Carlisle

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.

Date: August 22-25, 2019 • Time: Thursday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday & Saturday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website:

7. Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association 61st Annual Fall Show

The show includes steam engines, tractors, entertainment, live music, games, plowing, tractor and truck pulling, toys and model RR museum, blacksmith shop, souvenir stand, flea market, and more.

Date: August 25-September 2, 2019
Location: WGHSEA Fairgrounds
Address: 1 Steam Engine Hill, Mechanicsburg 17055
Phone: 717-766-4001 • Website:

8. 25th Annual McLain Celtic Festival

This year's festival features two days of family fun. There will be activities and athletics that you will not want to miss including the Haggis Eating Competition, the Short Bread Baking Competition, Highland games, children's activities, Border Collie demonstrations, live music, and more.

Date: August 31-September 1, 2019 • Time: Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
Address: 1189 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17015
Phone: 717-249-7610 • Website:

9. 39th Annual Shippensburg Corn Festival

Shop at more than 250 crafts and antique vendors as downtown Shippensburg’s main streets transform into a huge street fair. 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.

Date: August 31, 2019 • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Shippensburg
Address: King & Earl Streets, Shippensburg 17257

10. 2019 Destination Carlisle Downtown Summer Bucket List

Whether you're an out-of-town guest on a weekend trip or a local on a staycation, Downtown Carlisle offers you and your family so many unique experiences to make your summer memorable. The summer bucket list, which can be downloaded from Destination Carlisle's website, features 58 things to do in downtown, from dining al fresco to tracking down historical landmarks. Have an awesome summer by completing the items on the list to earn rewards and win prizes.

Date: July 1-August 17, 2019
Location: Participating businesses and locations in downtown Carlisle