August 15, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Fun in Cumberland Valley

1. Shippensburg Corn Festival
August 30 - This will definitely be the corniest festival you'll ever experience and you will be happy that you did, especially if you love corn and crafts as much as we do. The Shippensburg Corn Festival has a craft show with over 300 vendors, corn in every form imaginable, live entertainment, a corn eating contest and an antique car show.

August 11, 2014

Cumberland Ag Expo

Summer. School’s out. Cumberland County families can be found enjoying local fairs and festivals every weekend in the beautiful July and August weather. Agriculture fairs have been a tradition in the United States for over 200 years. The Cumberland Ag Expo in Newville has been entertaining and educating fair goers for over 100 years.  Did you know that it is the continuation of the Carlisle Fair from the 1980’s? Everyone has a favorite part of the fair. For me, it is really more of an experience - the smell of the food stands, the taste of funnel cake and French fries.  Homemade ice cream –Leo’s Homemade, to be specific – and some burgers and sausage from the local butcher shop, grilled to perfection, leave me planning a return visit later in the week.

August 1, 2014

We All Scream...

Summer, summer summertime in the immortal words of the “Fresh Prince” Will Smith and there is nothing better than beating the heat with ice cream. Regular ice cream, soft serve, frozen custard, milkshakes, and even frozen yogurt…they all do the trick. Types, flavors, kinds, and toppings all need to be considered when choosing your ice cream. Throughout the summer I’ve made stops at some of the area’s best ice cream spots (I know you pity me, but somebody has to do it) and tried a lot new ice cream flavors and recipes.

July 14, 2014

Top Picks for Live Music in the Valley

Music on the Mountain at King's Gap Environmental Education Center
Spend some time in Cumberland Valley and you may notice that it echoes with sound.  From the South Mountain to the Blue Mountain, you will catch every musical rendering from classical orchestra to bluegrass and most genres in between.

July 3, 2014

Bluegrass on the Grass Comes to Dickinson - July 12th

The 19th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival is scheduled for July 12th at Dickinson College. From Noon - 9pm, music will fill the air in Carlisle with a variety of bands, most that return year-after-year. The Dismembered Tennesseans have been a part of the festival every year and now perform as the festival's house band. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax for the full day. A collection of regional food vendors will be on location to offer yummy options, ranging from french fries to Thai food. Get there early (lawn can be accessed starting at 8am) to claim your spot for a day of fun. The best part? This event is FREE!

Below is the entertainment schedule for the day. Find more details here.