Looking for something to do this weekend? You have plenty of options throughout the Hanover-Adams area.
Dig in to Mulligan MacDuffer's ice cream eating contest
Test your ice cream eating skills (and tolerance for brain freeze) at Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf's Summerfest.
While the contest is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, other family activities will also take place all day Saturday and Sunday.
All festivities will take place at the golf course and ice cream shop, 1360 Baltimore Pike, across from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center.
Have a bash with Utz
Utz Quality Foods Inc. will hold the 2nd Annual Utz Summer Bash on Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Outlet Store and Utz Pavilion area, 861 Carlisle St., Hanover. There will be food vendors, free prize giveaways, face-painting and free carnival-style games for children of all ages.
Celebrate Hanover's heritage at the Dutch Festival
The annual free festival will take place on Hanover's Center Square on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which celebrates the town's Pennsylvania Dutch roots, includes local food, entertainment and vendors.
Visit the Pleasant Hill carnival
The annual Pleasant Hill carnival ends Saturday, with events running daily starting at 6 p.m. The carnival takes place at 3003 Baltimore Pike, five miles south of Hanover.
Festivities include rides, food and live music.
Check out the local music scene
Kerensa Grey: Jazz and blues vocalist Kerensa Grey will perform at Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Cross Roads Band: The group will play at Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Prison Earth: The group will play at Zippers, 55 E. Hanover St., Bonneauville, at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Gettysburg Big Band: The band plays at the American Legion in Gettysburg, 528 E. Middle St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month. The group specializes in swing, Latin, waltz and ballad selections for ballroom dancing. Admission is $9 at the door. For more information, call Joel Sears at 717-845-4277.
The Al Parsons Band: The group will play at Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Disorderly Conduct: The group will play at Zippers, 55 E. Hanover St., Bonneauville, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Kirk Wise: The group will play at Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
See a play
"Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln": This play will continue through Sunday at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Performances starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $20 to $45. More information is available at totempoleplayhouse.org or by calling 717-352-2164. Read more about the performance.
"Mary Poppins": This Disney musical is presented by Acts of Kindness Theatre Co. with a local cast of children and adults. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. Tickets are $12 to $19. For more information, visit www.theeich.org or call 717-637-7086. Read more.
"The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again": This children's performance of the fable will make its last appearance at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, at 10 a.m. Saturday. The performance is free.Read more.