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Lancaster County

Cherry Crest Farm opens at 10 a.m. on the days the farm is open to the public, and has numerous fun activities to keep the entire family entertained all day long. The biggest attraction is the Amazing Maize Maze, where guests will spend about an hour in a 5-acre corn maze with over 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges and clues. Maze Masters are on hand to help guests get back on track if they take the wrong path, too. There are also over 50 farm fun activities in the courtyard and barnyard. The courtyard offers entertainment and fun such as wagon rides, pedal carts, a petting zoo, food vendors, a gift shop and rubber duck races. The barnyard has an obstacle course, a singing chicken show, a giant hay chute slide, giant sling shots, the Little Farmers Playland and more.

 

Dauphin County

The men's professional outdoor soccer league team, the City Islanders, will go head to head with Oklahoma City on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with gates opening at 5:30 pm. The game will be held on the Islanders' home field at Skyline Sports Complex on City Island, 201 Championship Way in Harrisburg.

 

 

Dauphin County

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., the summer series, Concerts by the Creek, will feature another week of talented musicians performing for free for all who attend at Grater Park in Ephrata. Every week, the concerts are free to the public and offers food from local vendors that are all nonprofit organizations from the Ephrata area. Concerts are held rain or shine, and this week's performers will be the Kelly Bell Band, a blues band from Baltimore, MD.

Cumberland County

The Shippensburg Community Fair is a six day festival that is always held the last full week of July. This year, the fair will be held from Monday, July 21, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. Every year, the fair is located at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds, 10131 Possum Hollow Road in Shippensburg, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the area.

Dauphin County

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is 50 acres of zoo exhibits and displays that are both educational and entertaining for the whole family. The park also offers Safari Tours, which are the main attraction. The Safari Tour is held in an open-air cruiser that will take tourists across 150 acres of land, through pastures and wooded areas, to observe herds of wild and exotic animals from around the world. Throughout the tour, an expert tour guide will give information on the various species and their habitats.

 

Dauphin County

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 3 – 7 p.m., the Dauphin County Brew Fest will be held at Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg. This annual event is presented by Dauphin County Parks and Recreation, and features over 30 craft brews available for guests to sample. There will also be delicious food from local restaurants and great music being performed by local talents such as Colebrook Road, Mar DeRose, and The Ogham Stones.

 

 

Dauphin County

From Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20, 2014, the Dream Car Sprint will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Gotham Dream Cars presents this exciting event, with autocross courses designed for fun and excitement, with twists and turns and enough room to really experience fun behind the wheel. After a safety briefing and vehicle overview, a professional instructor will guide drivers through the course, and from there, they are free to drive behind the wheel of some of the world's greatest exotic sports cars. Drivers will also have their photo taken to remember this amazing experience.

York County

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 2 – 4:30 p.m., the Yorktowne Hotel will feature an Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea includes a variety of teas, chef's selection of assorted tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Groups of less than ten and individuals are encouraged to make reservations, but walk-ins are welcome to attend. After enjoying tea, our guests are welcome to stay for Bridge and other card games.

York County

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Codorus State Park will feature Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program, where attendees can enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water's edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Boats, paddles, vests and binoculars are provided. Beginners are welcome. Experienced guides are DCNR conservation volunteers. Program cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required.

Dauphin County

Indian Echo Caverns is open daily 9 AM – 4 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day and offers 45 minute tours led by professionally trained interpretive guides that explain the geology, history, and beautiful formations inside the limestone caverns. There is also a Gem Mill Junction, where guests can search for gemstones, chunks of amethyst, jasper, calcite, agate and more. The grounds around the caverns also have a gift shop, picnic areas, a playground and a petting zoo.

Dauphin County

On Monday, July 14, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hershey Gardens will hold its weekly summer event, Marvelous Mondays. This event is for families to enjoy, with the marvelous The Children's Garden! The whole family is welcome to attend, as each week features entertainment, crafts and discovery stations. Each week brings a new theme and is free with admission. On July 14 will be the Puppet Patch Players performing.

Lancaster County

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Lancaster Newspaper will present its annual Food and Spirits Festival at the Lancaster Convention Center in downtown Lancaster. This is the fourth annual event that was created for those who enjoy good food, fine wine, craft beer and lively music. The festival will feature a showcase of local restaurants, food vendors, vineyards, microbreweries, distilleries, art galleries and more. Chefs will showcase their talents with tastings for guests to enjoy. There will also be a celebrity chef demonstration by chef and reality TV star, Robert Irvine, who is best known for appearing on a variety of Food Network programs, including Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, and Restaurant: Impossible.

York County

On Friday, July 11, 2014, from 6 – 9 p.m., the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia will be holding, Hops 'n' Clocks, an annual beer and local restaurant tasting event.

Every Thursday, HarrisburgPA.com's Weekend Preview walks you through some of the weekend's most exciting events. This weekend includes Indian Nation Motorcycle Exhibit, Art of the State, DJ's Rankin and Rossi,  Chris Gassaway, Paul Zavinsky and Kirby Storms, Pennsylvania Music Expo, The Felice Brothers and more! Read on for the full weekend lineup.

Dauphin County

Every Thursday from June through October, the Pride of the Susquehanna will hold Jazzin' on the Pride, an event where guests can enjoy smooth jazz from talented local jazz musicians, cool breezes and cold drinks. From 5:30 – 7:30 PM, the Pride of the Susquehanna is docked on City Island and will have free admission for Jazzin' on the Pride. From 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., there will be a sunset cruise for $10 a person and the music and fun will continue. The Pride will have a signature food menu for dining and a cash bar available, and there will be drink and food specials all night.

Lancaster County

All summer through December, the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory will have bakery tours open from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In 1861, Julius Sturgis switched from being a bread baker to establishing the first commercial pretzel bakery in America, and to this day, the Sturgis family continues to bake pretzels using the same old-fashioned recipe. The hands-on tours include the original bakery, where visitors get their own piece of dough and are taught how to twist a pretzel, and the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis.

Dauphin County

Troegs Brewing Company offers self-guided brewery tours that provide a full facility tour at the visitors' pace. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the production brewery works and taste and smell all that goes into brewing Troegs favorite beers. The tour offers an up-close look at the 'Scratch Beer' brew house, the fermentation/filtration hall, the quality lab, the kegging and bottling lines and the brewery's barrel aging room. There is also a Tasting Room and General Store, where staff members will be able to answer any questions guests may have.

York County

The 15th Annual Mason Dixon Fair will be held from Monday, July 7 through Saturday, July 12, 2013. At this six day event, there will be local food products, farm animals, youth programs, crafts, and plants.

There will also be dirt drag races, tractor pulls, monster trucks, live musical performance and much more. The fair provides friendly competition among neighbors and a wholesome, educational atmosphere for all ages to enjoy.

Cumberland County

On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Kings Gap in Carlisle will feature a concert as a part of their summer series, Music on the Mountain. From 3 – 7 p.m., a bluegrass performer, Erica Lyn Everest, then classic rock band Second Time Thru, will perform as guests enjoy relaxing on the mansion lawn. This program is free to guests and is presented by the Friends of Kings Gap. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and chairs, and they can enjoy delicious food from several vendors that will be present.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - Eve Butcher and Ben Aigler at Whitaker Center to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy perform. Image courtesy of Jesus Martinez of JesusMphotography.com.

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AGENDA: UPCOMING EVENTS

47th Annual Art of the State
Wed July 23 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Wed July 23 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Wed July 23, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Kimistry Community Day
Wed July 23, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Reservoir Park
Market Square Concerts Summermusic 2014 Concert III
Wed July 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ~
47th Annual Art of the State
Thu July 24 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Thu July 24 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Discovering Forensics Camp
Thu July 24, 8:00 AM ~ Central Penn College
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Thu July 24, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Kimistry Community Day
Thu July 24, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Reservoir Park
47th Annual Art of the State
Fri July 25 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Fri July 25 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Noel Gevers
Fri July 25 ~ Carley's Ristorante
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Fri July 25, 9:00 AM ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Kimistry Community Day
Fri July 25, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Reservoir Park
DJ's Rankin and Rossi
Fri July 25, 5:00 PM ~ Big Woody's
Dick Dale
Fri July 25, 7:00 PM ~ Appalachian Brewing Company - Abbey Bar
Cazhmiere
Fri July 25, 9:00 PM ~ Hollywood Casino
47th Annual Art of the State
Sat July 26 ~ State Museum of Pennsylvania
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Sat July 26 ~ Antique Auto Museum at Hershey

Upcoming Arts Events

Wed Jul 23 @12:00AM • State Museum of Pennsylvania
47th Annual Art of the State
Wed Jul 23 @12:00AM • Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America
Wed Jul 23 @ 9:00AM • Antique Auto Museum at Hershey
Motoring Mysteries of the Far East – A Curious Collection of Asian & Pacific Vehicles
Wed Jul 23 @ 6:00PM
Market Square Concerts Summermusic 2014 Concert III
Fri Aug 01 @ 5:00PM • Downtown Lancaster
First Friday

Upcoming Entertainment Events

Fri Jul 25 @12:00AM • Carley's Ristorante
Noel Gevers
Fri Jul 25 @ 5:00PM • Big Woody's
DJ's Rankin and Rossi
Fri Jul 25 @ 7:00PM • Appalachian Brewing Company - Abbey Bar
Dick Dale
Fri Jul 25 @ 9:00PM • Hollywood Casino
Cazhmiere
Sat Jul 26 @12:00AM • Level 2
DJ Impulse

Upcoming Community Events

Wed Jul 23 @ 1:00PM • Reservoir Park
Kimistry Community Day
Sat Jul 26 @ 8:00AM • Fredricksen Library
Library Loop 5K
Sat Jul 26 @ 1:00PM • Reservoir Park
Kimistry Community Day
Mon Jul 28 @ 6:00PM • Cumberland County Historical Society
Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour
Sat Aug 02 @10:00AM • Cumberland County Historical Society
Civil War Walking Tour of Carlisle

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