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Some of the best attractions and activities in the Central Pennsylvania region.
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Just Around The Corner
Noteworthy Events In The Capital Region
Concert: Roy Clark
Pat Garrett Amphitheater, Strausstown
On September 15, famed musician and star of TV’s "Hee Haw," Roy Clark, will be taking the stage at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater.
Known world wide as a "master of guitar and banjo," Clark has spent the past few decades on the country music charts, garnering 23 Top 40 hits, including his Top 10 single, "Yesterday When I Was Young." Clark has also won such awards as Entertainer of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, Comedy Act of the Year, and Best Country Guitarist. In 1999, he was presented with the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Opening for Roy Clark will be the Pat Garrett Band; Conway Twitty tribute Band, Twitty Fever; and East Side Dave and the Mountain Folk Show. Clark is expected to take the stage at 8:15 p.m.
The Pat Garrett Amphitheater is located 20 miles north of the Reading airport along Route 183, and at Exit 7 along Route 78, between Harrisburg and Allentown.
For tickets and information, call 610-488-1782 or check the website at patgarrett.com.
Fort Hunter Day
Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg
Described as an "annual outdoor fall festival that provides wholesome fun for everyone in the family," Fort Hunter Day is the perfect opportunity to welcome the fun of fall. With children’s activities, demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment the annual Fort Hunter Day has become an area tradition. Set in the tree-lined scape bordering the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has long been a favored spot of locals and Fort Hunter Day is one more reason to make a visit.
The events of the Day will also feature a petting farm, hayrides and carriage rides, displays of 18th century life, live music, and arts and crafts.
Fort Hunter Day will take place at the Fort Hunter Park along Front Street in Harrisburg on September 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
History Comes Alive:
Third Annual Tour of the Harrisburg Cemetery
Members of the Camp Curtin Historical Society will be conducting tours through one of Pennsylvania’s most historic cemeteries. The Harrisburg Cemetery, located at the eastern end of the State Street Bridge, is the final resting place of many notable people who had "an impact on local, state, and national history," including Brig. Gen. Joseph Knipe, the man who named Camp Curtain.
The day will also include presentations, displays of local Civil War history, and an encampment of the 17th Pennsylvania Calvary with their horses. Tours will also be offered at the Salem United Church of Christ, which housed wounded Confederates during the War. There, members of the 42nd Mississippi Infantry Company F will be speaking on Victorian mourning practices and the life of a member of the Confederate Army.
Cost of the tour is $5 for non-members of the society, $4 for members, and $1 for children under 16. Tours will leave the Caretaker’s House every 20 minutes from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.; the last tour will embark at 4 p.m. Each tour will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, e-mail GENJENKINS@aol.com.
Media Play, Harrisburg
On the heels of their August performance as part of WQXA’s "A Day in the Park" in Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park, 550 Music recording artist Fuel is coming back to the ’Burg. The band will be at Media Play on September 18 at 10 p.m. to celebrate the release of their latest album,Something Like Human.
Sponsored by 105.7 the X (WQXA-FM) and Media Play, the hometown band will be on hand to perform an acoustic set and sign autographs. Fans will be able to purchase Something Like Human at midnight.
Media Play is located at 5047 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg.
Live Music: Paul O’Shaughnessy
Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg
Direct from Dublin, fiddler Paul O’Shaughnessy will take the Appalachian Brewing Company stage on September 18 for an evening of traditional Irish music.
Perhaps best known for his work as one of the original fiddlers of Altan — with whom he performed in the late ’80s and early ’90s and recorded three discs, including Harvest Storm— O’Shaughnessy plays in the "fast and furious style associated with Co. Donegal."
After the successful release of the 1996 album he recorded with flutist Paul McGrattan, Within a Mile of Dublin, O’Shaughnessy joined forces with McGrattan, Brendan Begley, Noel O’Grady, and Gavin Ralston to form the band Beginish, with whom he is currently touring and recording. The band released their self-titled debut effort in 1998 and are currently in the midst of recording a follow-up album to be released later this year.
Last year, O’Shaughnessy released his first debut effort,Stay Another While, which was voted best solo recording of 1999 by the Irish Voice and rated in the Top 10 in the Irish Echo.
Paul O’Shaughnessy will be at the Appalachian Brewing Company on Cameron Street in Harrisburg on September 18. O’Shaughnessy will be giving a workshop on traditional Irish music at 6 p.m.; the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for each event cost $10; the cost to attend both events is $15.
Seven Sweets and Sours Festival
Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse
September 21 – 23
Unlike the Festivals celebrating the freshness of summer harvests, the Seven Sweets and Sours Festival at the Kitchen Kettle Village celebrates the benefits of preservation — the bounty of condiments and relishes and fruits and vegetables that are sealed in preparation for the long winter.
Always the third weekend in September, the Festival is built upon the ‘seven sweets and sours’ theme with a variety of special events from food tastings and recipe sharings to corn shucking and pumpkin carving. The weekend will also feature live music and entertainment.
In addition to the Festival, Kitchen Kettle Village is also the home of the Jam and Relish Kitchen — where over 70 varieties of jams, jellies, and relishes are made — and 34 artisan, furniture, and food shops.
The Seven Sweets and Sours Festival will take place September 21 – 23 at Kitchen Kettle Village, located on Route 340 in the Village of Intercourse, 10 miles east of Lancaster.
Festival hours are Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, call 800-732-3538 or check the website atkitchenkettle.com.
Concert: Eddie Palmieri
Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle
Legendary Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri is set to take the Carlisle Theatre stage on September 22 at 8 p.m. The five-time Grammy winner, renowned for his masterfully crafted style of Salsa, Bomba, Plena, Son Montuno, and Latin Jazz, is touring in support of his latest CD,Masterpiece, a ‘tropical latin music collaboration’ he recorded with the late Tito Puente. Masterpiece has been the top seller in the latin music market around the world.
Presented by the Amani Festival Committee, Eddie Palmieri will be in concert at the Carlisle Theatre on September 22 at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 258-0666 or 800-797-4181.
Fifth Annual Autumn Equinox Music and
Arts Festival and Campout
Buffalo Gap Community Camp, Capon Bridge, West Virginia
September 22 – 24
What’s better than a fall night under the stars? A fall night under the stars listening to music. For the fifth year, Walther Productions has put together a stellar line-up of musicians, with scheduled performances by John Scofield, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Galactic (recently in town with Live/Counting Crows), All Mighty Senators, Acoustic Syndicate, and sometime Dave Matthews collaborator, Tim Reynolds, among others.
This year’s 19-band roster will take the stage during the weekend festival — three days of non-stop music that ends with Sunday’s acoustic format, a format "set to ease the transition back to the real world," that was just introduced this spring.
Festival gates open September 21 at 4 p.m. and close September 25 at 5 p.m. Live music performances will be Friday, 4:20 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 through September 20; $80 at the gate. Ticket prices include three days of parking and three nights of camping. Two-day Saturday/Sunday passes that include parking and tent camping are $60 and will only be available at the gate. For ticket information and to order, call 800-955-5566 or check the website:walther-productions.com.
This feature originally appeared in MODE Magazine, September 14, 2000.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Carlisle Chamber 100th Anniversary Celebration – “Celebrating a Century Under the Stars”Friday, June 21, 2013 • 9:37 am
Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Strites' Orchard in Harrisburg has been growing fruits and vegetables in Harrisburg since 1914. Over the summer, the orchard lets visitors pick their own fruits straight from the plant. Visitors bring their own containers, pick the fruits they want and pay by the pound. Different fruits will ripen throughout the summer, allowing visitors multiple opportunities to taste the freshest food of the season. Early summer will feature strawberries, cherries will be available mid-summer, and early fall will feature apples.
Strites' Orchard is also home to the Farm Market Bakery, which is open year-round and specializes in seasonal items like peach pies and cider donuts. The market also sells Strites' jams, jellies, honey, pickles and homemade Apple Butter Barbeque Sauce. To find out what's in season, or to find out more information about the farm's bakery, shop and CSA visit: