It's going to be a busy weekend around Hanover and Adams County. Here's how to make sure you don't miss out.
Immerse yourself in World War II history
History buffs can take part in two World War II living history events this weekend.
The New Oxford Area Historical Society, in cooperation with the Borough of New Oxford, will host a World War II re-enactment between 8 and 11 a.m. on Saturday around the town's center square.
A World War II-era swing dance and show will take place later from 7 to 10 p.m. at the New Oxford Borough Municipal Building at 124 North Peter St. Tickets for the swing dance show are $15.
This weekend is also World War II Weekend at Eisenhower Historic Site.
The National Park Service will sponsor this living history event Saturday and Sunday at the Eisenhower National Historic Site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eisenhower National Historic Site is located at Eisenhower Farm Road, Gettysburg.)
Admission for adults is $7.50; admission for children 6-12 is $5; children age 6 and under are admitted free. Call 1-877-874-2478 or visit www.nps.gov/eise for more information.
Enjoy some local art
Food, wine and, maybe, some new home decor. What more could an art lover want?
Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m., Hauser Estate Winery will host Art on the Hill, a free event at their 410 Cashtown Road location in Biglerville.
The event includes an exhibit and sale with more than 20 artists, demonstrations, food from the Ragged Edge, music by Ron Nicodemus and wine. Proceeds benefit the Adams County Arts Council.
Call 717-334-5006 or visit www.adamsarts.org for more information.
This month's exhibit at the Hanover Area Arts Guild also continues this weekend. It shows the work of award-winning artists Bob Kenyon, Ray Hartland and Jerry Gadd. Artist of the month is Anita Mitchell.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Everything takes place at the Hanover Area Arts Guild, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover. Admission is free.
Call 717-632-2521 or visit www.hanoverareaarts.com for more information.
Go on a festival marathon (or just pick your favorite)
York isn't the only place having a fair this weekend; the Hanover-Adams area will host festivals galore Saturday and Sunday.
Check out your favorite or, if you're feeling adventurous, take on a few.
Sweet Potato Festival: Food, bluegrass music, vendors, children's activities and alpacas will be present from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Thomason's Olde Thyme Herb Farm, 170 Stoney Point Road, East Berlin.
6th Annual Party in the Park: This free event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, includes entertainment by Shane Speal, Trilogy, Strange Foke, Six Whiskey Revival and Sons of Man, as well as a car and bike show, carnival games, food, a Thomasville Fire Department display and more to benefit Autism York. The party will take place at Elickers Grove Park, 511 Roths Church Road, Spring Grove.
Fall Festival: This free event includes folk and bluegrass from Klinger McFry, wine tastings from Halbrendt Winery, hay rides and a potluck dinner 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The festival will take place at Hundredfold Farm, 1400 Evergreen Way. Call 717-334-4587 or visit www.hundredfoldfarm.org for more information.
Adams County Heritage Festival: The free Adams County Heritage Festival will be held noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gettysburg Area Recreation Park. The park is located at 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg. Call 717-334-2028 or visit www.gara-recpark.info for more information.
Hanover Heart Walk and Festival: Hanover Hospital and the American Heart Association will hold the 11th Annual Hanover Heart Walk and Festival on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hanover Hospital, 300 Highland Ave., Hanover. The free event includes a 1- or 3-mile fitness walk, entertainment, activities for kids and health information. Register at www.heart.org/yorkwalk.
Have a laugh at Hanover Little Theatre
"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" will close out its run at Hanover Little Theatre this weekend, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
This Neil Simon comedy follows a middle-aged man as he tries, and fails, to have affairs with three women while in the throes of a mid-life crisis.
Read more about the play, and how to purchase tickets, here.