Yorkfest, scavenger hunt, plaza party
Downtown York is the place to be this weekend.
From the Yorkfest fine arts festival to a city-wide scavenger hunt to a Cigar Box Guitar Festival, there's plenty to keep you busy all weekend.
Here are six things to do in York County.
Yorkfest is the place to be Saturday and Sunday. Close to 20,000 people are expected to make their way downtown for the annual fine arts festival, which includes works by just under 100 artists, food trucks, spoken word artists, live music, a jazz concert and children's activities. Here are some of the festival highlights.
Cigar Box Guitar Festival
Just two blocks west of Yorkfest on Saturday, is the sixth annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival. The free event features 14 blues and rock bands on two stages from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pedi Cabs, a new human-powered taxi service will also be available to transport guests from one festival to the other. For more information about the festival, visit the Cigar Box Guitar Festival Facebook page.
Also downtown Saturday is the York Young Professionals Foot Rally. Teams of four or five will navigate downtown York Saturday afternoon, solve clues and complete tasks in a city-wide scavenger hunt to discover the hidden gems of York. The foot rally will highlight downtown businesses that some might not know about. Teams who finish with the fastest time will win prizes, and if they can be one of the first ones to spot FlipSide reporter Abbey Zelko along the route, they'll win some awesome FlipSide shot glasses! Get details here.
Bring the kids to a plaza party filled with carnival games, gift card giveaways and food Buffalo Wild Wings and Firehouse Subs. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Manchester Town Center to celebrate its revamped shopping destination. Get details here.
Beaver Creek Project
Stop by White Rose Bar & Grill, 48 N. Beaver St., York Saturday night and bid on a beaver. Beaver lawn ornaments that have been hand-painted and decorated by local artists will be auctioned off to raise money for the Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna to protect the Codorus Creek. The auction will also feature Chesapeake fare from local eateries and live music from Mojo Vishnu. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Welcome fall with a Harvest Hoedown from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Logan's View Winery, 3840 Hildebrand Road, Glen Rock. The festival includes barbecue sandwiches, a wine glass, tastings and live music from Kayla Kroh. Tickets are $25 at the door. Click here for details.