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Author Archives: Maria Shea

45th Annual Oyster Festival

Get your history on the half shell with fried, raw or stewed oysters, and plenty of non-seafood options along with beer, wine and apple cider, gallery tours, artisan demonstrations, and live music with Crossing Abbey Road. The fundraiser runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and benefits the York County History Center. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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“The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later”

This bold new work revisits the people whose words riveted audiences in the original play about the 1998 death of Matthew Shepard, as the company spoke with the two convicted murderers and Matthew’s mother, Judy Shepard. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center Studio Theater. Thursday is Student Night. For details, ...

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Film on the Farm

The brewery and restaurant will host its first ever film on the lawn with a screening of “Hocus Pocus,” the 1993 fantasy/comedy/horror starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. Admission is free. The movie starts at dusk and craft beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, the event ...

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Fall Foliage Walk

Join a park naturalist for a leisurely hike to learn why leaves change color and become familiar with the trees growing on the 400 acres around the Dauphin County Conservation District headquarters. The free hike is 1:30-3 p.m. Registration is not required. For details, click here.  

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Fall Harvest Festival

With the theme “A Very Hippie Harvest” in honor of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, the festival will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, inflatables, an original children’s play, pumpkin carving, face-painting, tarot-card readings, raffle baskets and more. The free fest is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the campus in Summerdale. For details, click here.  

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Yorktoberfest Beer and Wine Festival

Enjoy more than 120 wines from 14 Pennsylvania vintners, over 70 hand-selected craft ales and lagers, two dozen vendors and live bands at this family-friendly event. Hours are 12-5 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available. Get tickets in advance online. For details, click here.  

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“Jekyll and Hyde”

As Dr. Jekyll attempts to solve humanity’s most challenging dilemmas, his experiments spiral out of control and strengthen his notorious alter ego – Mr. Hyde – in this evocative, pulse-pounding musical. Performances are in the black box theater Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26. For details, click here.  

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28th Annual FallFest Country Music Festival

Headlined by Chris Janson, the line-up includes national artists Dylan Scott, Filmore, and Brandon Ratcliff, along with local musicians Olivia Farabaugh and Nathan Merovich. Also enjoy food, a conrhole tournament, and meet I-105 FM Morning Show hosts Rich & Casey. The event is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the racetrack, just over the Berks County line, four miles east of Bowmansville. ...

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Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr

This acoustic string band and husband and wife duo will bring their blend of original and traditional Celtic and Appalachian-style music for fiddle, banjo and guitar. The Susquehanna Folk Music Society concert is 7:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Fall Fest at Leg Up Farm

The event features a craft fair, food trucks, a trick-or-treat trail and pumpkin decorating, silent auction, horse rides for children, and more at the nonprofit therapy center. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Park at the Leg Up Farmers Market, Northeastern Middle School or Central York High School and take a free shuttle to the farm. For details, click here.  

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York Symphony Orchestra

The YSO opens its 2019-2020 Classical Series with a program of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances,” and three Latin American dances by Gabriela Lena Frank. The concert is 7:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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“The Will Rogers Follies”

  The rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved humorist, journalist and friend of presidents bursts to life in this Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. The musical runs through Nov. 9. For details, click here.  

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Roaring Twenties Car Show

Stroll among more than 30 impeccably restored antique cars from 1905 to 1923 and chat with their owners, who have traveled from 13 states around the country. There will be food trucks as well and attendees are encouraged to dress in period attire. The event is 1-4:30 p.m. at Thorn Hill’s tasting room in the Foxshire Plaza. Admission is free. ...

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Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest

The fall celebration includes more than 240 craft vendors, food trucks, a car show, inflatables, pony rides and a petting zoo for children, dance and martial arts demonstrations, and live music on two stages. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Park at Highmark and take a free shuttle. For details, click here.  

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