From the York Fair to a bar crawl, here's how to have a fun weekend in York. Abbey Zelko, FlipSidePA
You won't have to look far for entertainment in York County this weekend.
The York Fair is back with lots of live entertainment, animals and delicious food, starting Friday. But if the fair's not your thing, you can find several art, food and beer events in the area as well.
Here are six fun events to check out in York.
Go to the York Fair
Who’s ready for fried food, farm animals and carnival rides? The York Fair is back this Friday with a lineup of plenty of new things to do this weekend.
Country singer Chase Rice will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He’s known for the single “Ready Set Roll” and for finishing second on “Survivor: Nicaragua” in 2010.
Before the show, hit the fair’s new beer garden, featuring free samples from Wyndridge Farm from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, don’t miss the Salute To Our Heroes Parade at 4:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, which will conclude with a patriotic show by Dennis Lee at the Grandstand.
And, if you’re an animal lover, be sure to stop by the fair’s new animal exhibits – the Stingray Encounter (where you can pet live stingrays!) and the Butterfly Encounter. Both are open daily.
Try a new pop-up restaurant
Cancel your lunch/dinner plans this weekend. We have a better idea. Head over to YorKitchen on Friday, Saturday or Sunday for your chance to try gourmet hot dogs from the limited time pop-up restaurant King Brat.
I know what you’re thinking. Hot dogs? But these aren’t your average franks. The Kona Dog is topped with grilled pineapple, sriracha cream sauce and crumbled bacon, and the Carolina Slaw Dog features Baron Von Schwein pulled pork, barbecue sauce, cole slaw and crunchy fried onion.
If that doesn’t make you hungry, we don’t know what will.
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner Friday and Sunday and for dinner only on Saturday.
Take the kids on an arts and crafts tour
Want to treat your kids to a day of fun? If they love making art at home, they’ll love this Downtown York Walking Tour – designed just for children. From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, they’ll make four stops at downtown art galleries, where they’ll make crafts like stained-glass kites and owl masks.
Tickets are $20 per child and free for parents.
Check out the Live Arts Festival in Glen Rock
If you find yourself in Southern York County on Saturday, head over to the Live Arts Festival in Glen Rock. Ruins Hall will become an interactive, open-air art gallery from 2-9 p.m. Saturday.
You’ll see some of the area’s talented graffiti artists, muralists and musicians like Darla from Philadelphia and Dr. Slothclaw from York.
Find a Halloween costume at DreamWrights
Maybe it’s a little too early to be thinking about Halloween. Or maybe it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on costume shopping.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts will give you that chance this weekend as it hosts a huge costume and prop sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
You’ll be able to find everything from hats, gowns/dresses, suits, furs and jewelry to dance costumes, military uniforms and show props. And it’ll be cheap. Most items range from $1-$20.
Go on a beer crawl
In case you haven’t heard, downtown York is becoming a destination for craft beer drinkers. With the recent opening of Collusion Tap Works, York now has three craft breweries, each within walking distance of one another.
Want to try them all? So did we. So FlipSidePA food and drink reporter Anthony Machcinski put together this helpful beer crawl guide so you can check out all three breweries on a weekend night.
Prefer cider? Try one of these area cider tours instead.