March highlights feature food (including Girl Scout cookies!), a number of performances, outdoor events, and more. Don't miss out on all there is to see and do.
1. Taste of Carlisle 2020
Taste of Carlisle is Cumberland County's premiere tasting event. We bring together the 'best of the best' from local restaurants, pubs, caterers, cafes, bakeries, and chocolatiers to offer taste samplings to our attendees. With more than 60 of Carlisle's finest restaurants, retailers, and businesses, attendees will have a fun-filled day. Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary!
2. Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live on Stage
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mom find when she gets home? Family Series shows are 60-70 minute musicals directed towards a youth audience and fun for the whole family! All tickets are only $10 each.
3. Mutts Gone Nuts
Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that's leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world's most talented four-legged performers.
Dates: March 22, 2020 • Time: 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Address: 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website: luhrscenter.com
4. 1st Annual Steve Fealtman Memorial Awesum Possum Lake Trail Adventure
Join friends and family for a scenic 4-mile run/walk/hike at Opossum Lake! You'll be amazed at this little gem in the middle of Cumberland Valley and you'll be glad you tackled this well-loved and scenic course. The race is a 4-mile counterclockwise loop around the lake. The terrain includes grassy fields, pavement, rocks, roots, and mud. And since it's March there could be snow! Participants will see fabulous views of the lake and perhaps some wildlife,
5. Spring 2020 Create-Your-Own Gourds
There are many Spring gourd designs to choose from this year! All ages and levels of artistic skill are welcome. Bring friends and family for a fun day of creativity. You add your artistic (or not so artistic) touches with the help of our skilled crafters to make a unique gourd that is all your own. There are 6 workshops with staggered start times of 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, and 1:30 pm. Each class will last 2 1/2 hours.
Who can forget the incomparable music of the Carpenters? The popular brother/sister duo of the '70s and early '80s gave us some of the most unforgettable ballads and melodic pop songs of all time. This Carpenters Tribute Band brings the most authentic versions of the Carpenters music to the stage.
7. The Bachelor Live on Stage
The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to Shippensburg. The Bachelor Live On Stage official tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip, and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Come to enjoy the show, or come to fall in love! This engaging and hilarious experience will give you and your friends plenty to gossip about and fit an entire season of Bachelor drama into one evening!
8. Maple Sugar Festival
Enjoy learning the mysteries of maple syrup making, Native American sugar making, tree tapping, and children's activities. Taste test different types of maple syrup and enjoy an educational video that includes all aspects of the syrup making process.
9. Historic Tavern & Brewery Tour
Join TimeWalker Tours to sample Carlisle's popular downtown breweries and bars, and stop at sights of historic taverns along the way to hear their tales from times gone by. Our three "taverns" will be offering exclusive drinks for our tour, several of which are based on historical recipes! This 3-hour tour visits Market Cross Pub & Brewery, Grand Illusion Hard Cider, and Hook and Flask Still Works.
Dates: March 14, 2020 • Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: TimeWalker Tours
Address: 48 W. High Street, Carlisle
10. Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing
Come experience the joy of pairing your favorite Girl Scout cookies with an assortment of Reid's wines & hard ciders. We will walk you through all the tastings while providing the history of our winery as well as an intimate knowledge of the wines and hard ciders you will be enjoying. Join us for 6 cookie pairings and take home a free wine glass as a souvenir.
Dates: March 28, 2020 • Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Reid's Orchard & Winery Tasting Room & Cider House
Address: 400 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Phone: 717-334-7537 • Website: reidsorchardwinery.com