What’s Happening | September 8, 9, & 10

Here’s a list of opportunities to get out and about this weekend!


A Doggie Dip will be held at the Shippensburg Memorial Park Pool on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 1PM – 4PM.  $5 per dog (with 2 people). The registration form is here.

On September 9, the Middle Spring Watershed Association will hold their annual Stream Awareness Day.  There will be aquarium exhibits featuring species from the stream, art activities, and more. Most activities are free.  This event beginning at 10AM will take place at the area behind Shippensburg Borough Offices at 111 N. Fayette Street and Burd Street, also near Branch Creek Place.  Food will be available for purchase.  A Rubber Duck Derby (tickets $4) will begin around Noon.

D.O.I.T. (Downtown Organizations Investing Together) is hosting its first “Farm to Table” Dinner on Sept. 9th!  The festivities will be located on McCreary Avenue.  Food will be served at 5PM.  For online tickets visit: HERE  You may also purchase tickets at local businesses.


Each year Sunflowers are planted in the Chambersburg area by Lesher’s Poultry Farm.  This year, the Sunflowers are planted in the rolling fields along Springview Drive off of Falling Spring Rd in Chambersburg.  The sunflowers should be in full bloom this weekend, Sept. 8 – 10.  A section of grass along the road is mowed and available to park.  There is also a farm lane with open parking.

Royer’s Flowers & Gifts will celebrate Grandparents Day with a free kids club event September 9th in all stores.  Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a fall arrangement featuring pompon daisies.  Time slots (10AM or 2PM) are available at each of Royer’s Flowers stores in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.  Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store.  

North Square Farmers Market at 50 N. Main Street, Chambersburg is Saturday, September 9 from 8AM to Noon

A Miniature Train rides the rails at Norlo Park, 3050 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville.  The train, complete with a cattle car and caboose, is FREE to ride on Saturdays weather permitting from 1PM to 4PM throughout Fall.  It is open to riders of all ages.

Lincoln Lanes is hosting Sunday Night Family Lazer Bowl on September 10.  Come out on Sunday evenings from 6PM – 8PM and bowl for $8 per person (includes shoes).  Lincoln Lanes is located at 2071 Lincoln Way East.


On Saturday, Sept. 9th (6:30PM) at Mont Alto Fairgrounds is a Tractor Pull.  $10 Adult; $5 ages 8-12.

8th Annual Dog Day at Northside Pool (138 Brown Street) is Saturday, Sept. 9th from 1PM – 4PM.  $5 for dog and owner.


Stoner’s Corn Maze opens Saturday, September 9th with a Chicken barbecue, bounce house, and seasonal attractions, including the sea-themed corn maze, pedal carts, corn cannon, and petting zoo.

A Native American Powwow will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Conococheague Institute.   Drums on the Conococheague: Then and Now is a blend of past and present history.  The dance circle is open, so all Nations and people are welcome. Visitors will also see Native craft and lifeways demonstrations, and re-enactment of 18th century events.   $5 per person/ Under age 16 is free.   Sat., Sept. 9, 9AM-8PM; Sun., Sept. 10, 11AM-4PM.   Bring your own chairs and blankets. 


At Paulus Orchards you can celebrate fall harvest season on a farm.  On Saturdays 9AM-6:30PM & Sundays 11AM-5PM, enjoy the 5 acre Corn Maze, Play Land, Wagon Ride around the orchard, pick-your-own apples, and enjoy the Pumpkin Patch.  All day Weekend Farm Admission $9 (ages 3 and up). Seniors $5 (age 65+). Children 2 and under are free.  Special Event on Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10, 2017:  All Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, and respective leaders in uniform receive free admission. Regular admission applies for additional guests and family members.


The Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival is this weekend, September 9 & 10.  Savor hundreds of wines from 27 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy great live music. 


The York Fair is September 8-17.  Admission:  $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-18 and college students with ID and free for children 5 and under.  Parking inside the fairgrounds is $7.  Gates Open:  11AM Friday-Sunday; Noon Monday-Thursday.  America’s oldest fair, with offerings including entertainment and concerts.  For Promo Days visit here.


The annual Fairy Festival in the herb gardens of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances, 120 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg is on Saturday September 9 and Sunday September 10, 2017 10AM – 4PM.  Admission: $5 for ages 3 years old and up. Under age 3 is free.  Music, activities, bubbles, fairy lore and more.  Rain or Shine.


The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is held on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate.  With over 90 stage shows daily, 22 Royal Kitchens and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Renaissance Faire invites guests to immerse themselves in the 35-acre village and experience the fantasy.  Each weekend will showcase a unique theme.  This weekend:  Wizarding Weekend


The Wings & Wheels Expo is Saturday, September 9 at Hagerstown Regional Airport.  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity to visit the airport and celebrate Hagerstown’s aviation industry.  From 9AM – 4PM, see modern aircraft, classic cars, trucks, RC model aircraft and enjoy live music and food!

HangarFest 2017 will be held later that day, at Rider Jet Center at the Hagerstown Regional Airport. Featuring the band The Reagan Years, HangarFest will feature dancing, music, food and more.  For ticket information visit here.


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