Heritage Festival Weekend
Heritage Festival Weekend takes place over Labor Day Weekend with a few events the following week. The two main events happening this weekend are the McLain Celtic Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2nd and the Whiskey Rebellion Festival on Sunday, Sept. 3rd. See details and other events below.
Friday, Sept 1: Whiskey Tasting @ Cumberland County Historical Society
Join us at the Cumberland County Historical Society to taste Whiskey from regional distillers. Learn about how Whiskey is produced, and why Pennsylvania's rebelled in 1794. Food and a dram glass will be included in your ticket price. Tickets and event information to follow. Times: 6-9pm
Saturday, Sept. 2: McClain Celtic Festival @ Two Mile House
Join Cumberland County Historical Society for the 23rd annual McClain Celtic Festival at the Two Mile House (1189 Walnut Bottom Road). Enjoy food, activities and music throughout the day. Tickets are $10 (aged 10 and under free). Tickets can be purchased at Cumberland County Historical Society, History on High - The Shop or at the event. Times: 9am-5pm
Sunday, Sept. 3: First Annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival @ Downtown Carlisle
Reenactment, 18th century market, and tours of Historic Carlisle. This event is FREE and will be held rain or shine. Times: 10am-5pm
Monday, Sept. 4: Walk and picnic @ Mt. Holly Marsh Preserve
Come and explore the Mount Holly Marsh Preserve for a walk and history of the Preserve. There will be a short walk on the trails and loop back to the damn. Bring a packed lunch and sit on the former dam and hear about the history of the Preserve and Mount Holly Springs. This event is FREE. Meet at the parking lot in the Preserve. Time: 10:30am
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Bus trip to Mt Tabor Church & Cemetery
Join for a trip to Mt Tabor Church and Cemetery in Mount Holly Springs. Learn how a community story telling project brought people together to save the history of this historic place. FREE but must be booked in advance in ensure a place on the bus. Contact GreaterCarlisleProject@gmail.com to pre-book.
Saturday, Sept. 9: Bike Ride on Rails to Trails, Allen Road
Come out and ride on Carlisle's newest section of the Rails to Trails. Your guide will tell you about the history of the Rail Trail and future plans for the trail. Time - 9 am