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7 things to do in York this weekend

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You won't be bored in York this weekend.

From fall festivals to haunted houses to country concerts, the York area is jam-packed with fall fun.

Here are seven local events to check out.

Comedy show

Need a laugh? The Capitol Theatre in downtown York is kicking off its new comedy club series on Thursday with national-touring comedian Jody Kerns. Kerns is a mother of five in her late 50s who jokes a lot about motherhood and marital relationships.

The CapComedy series will continue to bring rising professional comedians to York on the first and third Thursday of every month for $15 – just a little more than the price of a movie ticket.

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and should be wrapped up by 9 p.m.

Click here for more details.

FlipSidePA's Fall Jam Sesh

There are lots of great reasons to visit downtown York this First Friday, like art exhibit openings, free movies and FlipSidePA’s first-ever Fall Jam Sesh. FlipSidePA’s Sound Lab and Parliament Arts are teaming up to bring locals a night of free live music and fall fun from 7-9 p.m.

Local bands Soulphire from York and DANDY from Harrisburg will entertain you as you make s’mores by the fire, try beer samples from Brewery Products and join in shenanigans like face painting and cornhole in the courtyard behind Parliament Arts, at 116 E. King St.

We hope you can join us!

Click here for more First Friday events and activities to check out.

Nashville's hit songwriters in concert

Penn State York’s Pullo Center is the place to be for country music fans Friday night. Four Nashville songwriters will perform and share the stories behind some of your favorite hit songs recorded by artists like Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and $35.

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Panic at the Ballpark

Ghosts are coming to life at PeoplesBank Park for downtown York’s new haunted attraction, Panic at the Ballpark. And your first chance to check it out is this Saturday. You’ll never be able to look at the York Revolution’s stadium the same way again once you see it as a terrifying den of horrors.

Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance or $24 at the gate.

Visit for details.

Fall Harvest & Music Fest

Celebrate the fall season with vineyard tours, traditional grape crushing, wine tastings, live music, fireworks and children’s activities at Naylor Wine Cellars in Stewartstown.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Visit for more info.

Global Cardboard Challenge

Get your creativity on at the Global Cardboard Challenge at York’s Agricultural & Industrial Museum on Saturday. It’s a chance for kids and adults alike to use their imaginations to build anything they can think of using provided cardboard and recycled materials.

Local artists David Lynch will be there as well, encouraging participants to help him build the York cityscape of their dreams in honor of the city’s 275th anniversary.

Lynch has already started working on the project, and his work is pretty amazing. Get a sneak peek at York’s cardboard cityscape (so far) here.

The goal is to finish the cityscape at the Cardboard Challenge, held from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and then display it at the museum starting Oct. 16.

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John Wright Restaurant’s Oktoberfest in Wrightsville is one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations around. It has German beer, German food (bratwurst, knockwurst, homemade kraut and potato pancakes) and German folk dancers for entertainment.

Festivities go from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $40 for a commemorative beer mug and unlimited refills.

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