Cumberland Valley Winter Festivals & Events
Cumberland Valley is brimming with exciting activities and events, even during the chilly winter weather. Below, you will find a list of winter festivals and events to explore, and if you're looking to plan a winter getaway, we have fun-filled trip ideas to offer. Whether you prefer shopping, music, indoor family fun, or checking out the Beer Trail hotspots, the winter months have something for everyone to enjoy.
Winter Featured Events
The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, held over the course of 8 days in early January at the PA Farm Show Complex in nearby Harrisburg, features fan favorites such as the 1,000-pound butter sculpture, the Farm Show Food Court, youth showmanship, sheep shearing competitions, cooking demonstrations, and more than one million square feet of hands-on agricultural opportunities and chances to engage with the people who power Pennsylvania's $132.5 billion agriculture industry.
Spend a magical winter weekend in historic downtown Carlisle during Ice Art Fest, held the first weekend of February. You'll find plenty of photo opportunities among over 100 ice sculptures along the streets in downtown Carlisle. Downtown businesses will offer special activities, discounts, music, and more. Explore the town and see all that it has to offer.
The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event held in early February at the PA Farm Show Complex, celebrating hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features nearly 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV's, and archery to art, covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam-packed schedule including concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations, and much more!
Motorama is "the" place for motorsports fans of all types and ages. The nation's largest all-indoor motorsports event features one million square feet of action with more than 2,000 racers and 800 exhibition races and show vehicles at the PA Farm Show Complex. This two-day weekend event, held in mid-February, features five racing arenas, more than 150 vendors, live music, a beauty pageant, great places to eat, and more.