Effective 5/31/21, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and others businesses were lifted. The masking order will be lifted on June 28 or when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first. Ease back into travel with a Weekend Easy getaway in Cumberland Valley. Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels are ready to welcome you.

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Carlisle Ford Nationals

June 4-6, 2021

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Carlisle Ford Nationals is the largest all-Ford show in the world with over 3,000 vehicles spanning Ford’s production history.

Highlights include:

  • Vintage to Modern Ford vehicles and an opportunity to look at the future of Ford and their line-up of cars, trucks, and SUVs
  • The Ford Parade heads to downtown Carlisle on Saturday with over 400 of the hottest Fords from around the world (canceled for 2020)
  • World's largest All-Ford swap meet, car corral, and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying

Event details:

  • Aside from great cars, there will also be tasty fair-style food, automotive competitions, guests, and more!
  • Visit CarlisleTickets.com for your discounted admission tickets & event passes! Children 12 and under are free. For more information regarding, Carlisle Ford Nationals, visit CarlisleEvents.com
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Weekend Events

The celebration lasts all weekend around the Cumberland Valley.

First Friday - First Friday events take place in downtown Carlisle and Mechanicsburg. 

Foundry Day - Foundry Day takes place on the first Saturday in June every year. The juried arts and craft festival is an event the entire family will enjoy. 

Outdoors & History

When you're in town for the car show, take some time to reflect on the rich history and outdoor attractions of the Cumberland Valley. Step back in time and follow the traces of the Revolutionary and Civil War throughout the Cumberland Valley. Visit the statue of iconic Revolution War figure, Molly Pitcher in downtown Carlisle. Military history buffs will also enjoy the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center and the Carlisle Barracks, both just minutes away from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The Cumberland County Historical Society in downtown Carlisle provides great history of the Cumberland Valley.

Whether you're on foot, bike, land, or water, the Cumberland Valley has something for all outdoor types. Hike on the famous Appalachian Trail, or at one of three state parks, Kings Gap Environmental Education CenterColonel Denning, and Pine Grove Furnace. The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail connects Newville and Shippensburg, and provides walking and biking opportunities in a scenic setting.

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