York Fair, haunted houses, drive-in movie
Summer might be coming to a close, but it's still warm enough to enjoy outdoor movies, festivals and fairs this weekend.
Here are six things to do in York County.
Penn State York is hosting a free drive-in movie night, complete with free popcorn Friday night. The event begins with a showing of Disney's "Inside Out" at 7:30 p.m., followed by "Jurassic World" at 9:30 p.m. Parking is available in the lower parking lot behind the Pullo Center. Details here.
This weekend is your last chance to see a pig race, eat some funnel cake or go to a concert at the York Fair. The 250th celebration comes to a close on Sunday with a free concert by "American Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina and a fireworks display at dusk. Other performers this weekend include Andy Grammer and American Authors Friday night and Alabama Saturday night. Details here.
Several of the region's haunted houses are now open for the season. You can experience the urban legend of an 1800s mental asylum at Halloween Park in York Haven, or if you're up for a drive, check out the zombie safari hayride at Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring. At this attraction, you'll not only witness zombies up close, you'll also have the chance to shoot them with a paintball gun if they attack. Details here.
Free, family-friendly entertainment is coming to York at the Central Penn Parent Family Festival Saturday at Cousler Park, 1060 Church Road in Manchester Township. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can listen to live music and enjoy educational programs, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, crafts, costumed characters and more. For details, visit familyfavoritesfestival.com. Other festivals on Saturday include the New Freedom Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown New Freedom and Septemberfest at 11 a.m. at Spring Grove Middle School, 244 Old Hanover Road, Spring Grove. Both events include games, food and more.
Grab a lawn chair, blankets and a yoga mat for a free concert at Kiwanis Lake on Sunday. A yoga class by instructor Nicole Montanarelli starts at 11 a.m., and the music will follow from noon to 6 p.m. Bands include Kingsfoil, 3 Dollar Suit, D.C. Papke, Voices in the Hall, The Ok-Oks and the J.C. Fisher Band. Food will also be provided by Healthy World Café. Details here.
River of Lights
Participate in a twilight lantern launch to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Sunday night at John Wright Restaurant, 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville. The free event begins with a festival from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music, a silent auction and children's activities. For details, call 717-252-0416.
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