Today at the Great Gratz Fair the gates will open at 4:00pm and the rides at 5:00pm. Tonight all happening at 7:00pm will be dairy cattle show, the Thumbprint cookie and cupcake contest in the agricultural hall, also the talent show on the midway stage and last but certainly not least is the demo derby.
Wednesday, September 20
Happening today at the Great Gratz Fair. The gates will open at 4:00pm, the market swine, dairy beef & beef cattle show, rides will open at 5:00pm. Ray Pillow & the Cramer Brothers will perform at 7:00 and 9:00pm at the grandstand.
Thursday, September 21 Get in Shape Walks at Wildwood Park on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Enjoy a self guided 3 mile walk at Wildwood on level trails. This walk starts at the nature center, heads up the Towpath Trail, continues to the halfway point and teturns by the same route, avoiding the hills ont he east side of the park. Meet at the Olewine Nature Center.
Sunday, October 22
Community Halloween Parade Sunday, October 22 in Ickesburg. The Community Halloween Parade is brought to you by the Ickesburg Lions Club, Landisburg Lions Club & Loysville Community Club. Registration begins at 2:00 PM at the Ickesburg Firehouse located at 10350 Raccoon Valley Road, Ickesburg PA 17037. Parade starts at 3:00 PM. Cash prizes awarded. Rain date is Sunday, October 29, 2017. *The parade committee reserves the right to reject any entry*
Saturday, September 23 The Perry Farm Fest is a fun filled day on the Fuller Farm, 301 Roseglen Rd, Duncannon. It is open to the public. There will be food trucks, vendors and lots to learn about the farm! Sponsored by the Perry County Farm Bureau, Perry County Economic Development Authority, and Perry County Chamber of Commerce. It will be held on Saturday, September 23 beginning at 10:00 AM. Denby Quigley 1st Annual Memorial Walk at the Marysville Lions club hosted by the Marysville-Rye Library. Saturday, September 23. 9:00AM to 1:00 PM. For more info call 957-2851.
Sunday, October 1
Celebrate small town goodness at Canal Day, a street fair in the center square of Newport on Sunday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual celebration brings the community together for a day of food, crafts and music. A pep rally with Newport High School athletic teams, cheerleaders and band starts the day at 9:00 a.m. Popular local band Friend of Bob performs classic rock and roll at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The day also features Harleys for Heroes, Newport Fire Company bucket rides, a free children’s area with a bounce house and games, and free drawings for gift cards. Local churches and nonprofits offer food and local businesses and artisans offer their wares.
Saturday, October 7
The Messiah Lutheran Church Ladies Aid of Fisherville will hold a Pioneer Festival on Saturday, October 7 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Lake Tobias Park in Pavilion C & D. The Ladies Aid will be selling open kettle soups by the quart or bowl(chicken Corn & ham and bean), hot dogs with sauerkraut, BBQ, chips, chili dogs, baked goods and drinks. Free children's activities include hay rides, primitive shelter and animal skins, butter making, pioneer crafts, face painting and more.
Caitlin’s Smiles is dedicated to bringing joy back into the lives of children facing chronic or life-threatening illnesses through arts and crafts. Community members can help give children hope by attending “a Night of Smiles” art auction on Saturday, October 7, from six to nine pm, at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill. All proceeds support Caitlin’s Smiles. For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, visit caitlins-smiles.org.
Saturday, October 14
The Spirits of the Community Home Brew Competition! The event will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training, at 262 Silver Spring Road in Mechanicsburg. This is the perfect venue for this event. They have the ability to host up to 30 home brew vendors who will enter their exclusive recipes for a chance to win exciting prizes. Attendees will be able to sample the beer and vote for their favorites. There will be food, music, and silent auctions. Regular tickets are $35.00 and DD tickets are $20.00. There is no fee to enter the competition.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host the 26th Annual Urban Folk Day on Saturday, October 14., from 7:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. at the church grove at 1473 Urban Road, Herndon.
October 21 & 22
An Old Fashioned Apple Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Little Buffalo State Park. Tour Shoaff's Mill where you can sample fresh cider and watch it being made. Then to the second floor to nsee millstones grinding cornmeal. For more info call 717-558-2711.
Saturday, October 28
On Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1473 Urban Road, Herndon, will host Trunk or Treat. Trunk or Treat is a trick or treating event that takes place in the safety of the church parking lot.
Saturday, November 4
Annual Chili/soup Cook-Off on Saturday, November 4, at 11:00 am. Everyone welcome to enter or come out and try all the delicious recipes. Downloadable registration forms can be found at www.ndcs5k.com or by calling ndcs at 717-692-1940. All proceeds benefit Northern Dauphin Christian School.
The 7th Annual Read, Write and Race 5k & kids' fun run. Will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 10:00 am. Race will be held rain or shine and begin at Word of Life Chapel, Halifax. For additional information and to download registration forms visit www.ndcs5k.com or call NDCS at 717-692-1940.