Franklin County Celebrates Labor Day Weekend

Franklin County Celebrates Labor Day Weekend

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to celebrate this Labor Day weekend in Franklin County.   Summer is winding down and Labor Day is approaching, but no need to worry about the end of fun. There is plenty of fun in Franklin County with tailgating, pop-up markets, food trucks, and live music.

Start the celebration at Food Truck Friday in Waynesboro, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on September 3. Enjoy lunch from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood Truck and catch singer/guitarist Brad Munn in the Main Street Park.

On Friday evening, festivities move to Shippensburg for September First Friday. Enjoy music by Evan Crider and visit the local shops of downtown. The Cumberland Shop is having a Red Dot Sale, artisans at work, and a chance to make a decorative card. Find local deals and special events throughout the town, plus plenty of tasty food and beverages, including Uncle Eddie’s BBQ and The Dog Cart, Grand Illusion Hard Cider, Appalachian Brewing Company, and Castlerigg Wine Shop.

On Saturday, September 4, the fun continues in Waynesboro with the pop-up Market in the Park, 8:30 AM – 12 PM, with local vendors selling fresh produce, meat, baked goods, plants, handmade items and more! More fun on Sunday, September 5, at Jammin’ in the Park Music & Arts Festival, 1 PM – 7 PM. It will be a day full of entertainment with two stages, art demos, food trucks, breweries, raffles, kids’ activities and more!

TBC Brewing Company, located on North 3rd Street in Chambersburg, is launching Patio Weekends with the inaugural TBC Tailgate to celebrate the kick-off of college football season with game between Penn State Nittany Lions and Wisconsin Badgers. Party all weekend, September 3rd – 5th and find a variety of local food vendors including, Sweet Rollers, Goosebrothers Ice Cream and Artisan Pizza, happy hour specials, beer releases, live music, and brunch on Sunday.

Head over to Hip Gypsy Emporium on Mont Alto Road in Chambersburg for a groovy time at KarmaFest, Sept. 4th & 5th. Camp out or just stop by to hang and have a blast checking out drum circles, yoga, free lectures, food, vendors, music, and great people! Check out the line-up and get tickets here.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods, and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com regularly or contact the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 866.646.8060 for information on 11/30 Visitors Center activities.

Celebrate National Peach Month at Franklin County Farm Stands and Festivals

Celebrate National Peach Month at Franklin County Farm Stands and Festivals

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to celebrate National Peach Month with sweet, delicious Franklin County peaches. Local farm stands, farmers markets, and festivals are ready to share Franklin County gold — “Chambersburg peaches.”

Get ready for a day of family fun at Country Creek Produce Farm’s Pickin’ Play Peach Fest on Saturday, August 14, 9 AM – 3 PM. Enjoy pick-your-own peaches, pick-your-own flowers, ice cream smothered in fresh peaches, and lots of fun for children, including mountain slides, jump pads, zip lines, rat racers, tube swings, and a chance to feed farm animals.

Fort Loudon is gearing up for its 10th Annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 21st from 9 AM – 3 PM on the grounds of the Fort Loudon Community Center on Mullen Street. This free event is all about peaches and hosts lots of entertainment throughout the day, more than 80 craft and home-based business vendors, pony rides, face painting and, of course, lots and lots of decedent peaches served up in a variety of ways!

Franklin County is home to more than 20 farm stands, farmers markets, and locally owned grocery stores where peaches are plentiful this August. Local produce is the freshest option, with the most nutrients and flavor. There are lots of ways to enjoy locally made peach products. Stop by the Butcher Shoppe in Chambersburg and grab a jar of locally made Pappy J’s BBQ Sauce. With a dash of hot sauce, a little honey, peach preserves and chunks of peaches, it is a perfect peach glaze for summer grilling. JanZell Wines, now located in Jim’s Farmers Market on Grant Street in Chambersburg, offers refreshing peach wines…while supplies last.

Plan a road trip to pick up Franklin County gold—sweet, delicious peaches, known for decades as the “Chambersburg peach.” Check out orchards, markets, and produce stands throughout the county in Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide here.

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Fireside Pub

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Fireside Pub

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the Greencastle Golf Club greens and community is a charming pub. The Fireside Pub at Greencastle Golf Club is a public restaurant that offers a modern yet rustic atmosphere, a beautiful fireplace inside, incredible views outside and a divine menu sure to suit many tastes. They offer indoor and outdoor seating which includes several firepits that can be reserved in advance or guests can take a chance and see what is available when they arrive.

Back to the food, did we mention it is divine? The Fireside Pub believes in supporting local small business and guests will find locally sourced meats, cheeses, produce, beer, spirits and more! Some of their local partners include Gearhouse Brewery, Roy Pitz Brewery, Cold Spring Hollow Distillery, Amazin Grazin Farm, Pipe Dreams Dairy, Martins Potato Rolls and Bean & Biscuit. From burgers with locally sourced beef, salads with fresh, local cheese and produce, delectable desserts and adult beverages, they definitely emulate farm-to-table quality and their menu changes throughout the year giving guests a chance to explore seasonal flavor! Adult slushies seem to be all the rage and Fireside Pub is excited to provide both wine and spirited slushies in a changing variety of flavors. Condiment lovers, Fireside Pub has a variety of sauces made fresh, weekly and don’t forget to grab a side of Fireside Sauce which goes with pretty much everything on the menu; in fact, they give you a side of it with almost everything, but if you want the recipe you will need to ask the cat. He’s the only been known to share the secret recipe with a very few amount of guests!

Fireside Pub isn’t just for the grown ups and is certainly not only a place for members, its a place for friends, families and co-workers and they have all the fun and games! Sundays are for nothing but fun with yard games including corn hole, yard yahtzee, connect 4 and more. Mondays are family night followed by Trivia on Thursdays. You can finish the week with Firepit Friday complete with S’mores kits and then turn it up on Saturday with live entertainment!

The Fireside Pub and Greencastle Golf Club is a beautiful, open and accommodating space to hold your wedding or event and of course, golf! Golf memberships are available as well as daily passes. If the weather isn’t ideal, guests can head down to the Golf Shop just below the Fireside Pub and take a few swings on their virtual golf simulator, daily passes and yearly memberships are also available for the simulator. There’s lots to enjoy at Greencastle Green and the Fireside Pub, to learn more about golfing, special happenings, see menus or book your own special event, visit: https://greencastlegolf.com/ or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firesidepubrestaurant or https://www.facebook.com/greencastlegolf 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed by Lauren Formosa

Franklin County Gold – Chambersburg Peaches!

Franklin County Gold – Chambersburg Peaches!

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to enjoy Franklin County’s 100-year-old sweet, golden treasure, Chambersburg peaches! Near and far, Chambersburg is known for delectable, juicy peaches found in many orchards in and around the South-Central Pennsylvania county. What makes these peaches so desirable? Franklin County has the rich soil and ideal climate for these sought-after peaches, such as the Redhaven peach, often compared to the Georgia peach. Other well-loved peaches that are in peak harvest through Labor Day are the Donut Peach, White Peach, Cresthaven, Sunhigh, and Baby Gold with freestone, cling-free and clingstone varieties.

Stumped on what to do with your yummy peaches aside from just sinking your teeth into the soft and juicy fruit? Peach fans love making jam, in-fact that is one of the first uses for peaches grown in the area. It’s a great fruit to use for jam because the entire fruit including the skins and pits can be used during the process and the sweetness makes for a perfect jam! Thinking outside the box (or crate), peaches can top sundaes, milkshakes, funnel cakes, donuts or fill a warm pie or cobbler. Peach lovers also get creative and make salsas and bar-b-que sauces with locally sourced Chambersburg peaches.

August is National Peach Month and Chambersburg peaches are celebrated throughout Franklin County. On Saturday, August 7th and 14th visit Country Creek Produce Farm for the Pick & Play Peach Festival! Enjoy peach treats, pick your own peaches from their peach orchard, and visitors can feed the farm animals and play on the slides, jump pads, zip lines, mountain slide and more! On August 21st head to Fort Loudoun for the 10th Annual Peach Festival from 9 AM – 3 PM for a day full of peachy fun including musical entertainment, food, kids activities, magic, reptile and puppet shows throughout the day and of course lots of peaches!

Franklin County is loaded with farm stands for all to quench their cravings and take home fresh, orchard-to-hand peaches! Peaches can be purchased at Tracey’s Orchard, Shatzer’s Orchard Fruit Market, Hess Orchard, Andrew’s Orchard and Farm Market, Country Creek Produce Farm and farm stands, Jim’s Farmers Market, Country Breeze Farm Market and many other locally owned grocery stores, markets, and roadside stands. For a full list and details on Franklin County markets and fruit stands check out the “Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide” here.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods, and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com regularly or contact the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 866.646.8060 for information on peaches and 11/30 Visitors Center activities.

Contributed by Lauren Formosa

The Curtain Rises Again at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Chambersburg

The Curtain Rises Again at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Chambersburg

The curtain is rising again at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Chambersburg with the exciting new, upcoming 2021-2022 season! 

(Chambersburg, PA…)   The Capitol Theatre Center is looking forward to welcoming patrons back with the following fun-filled season of entertainment for all ages including live shows, concerts, 21+ outdoor events and movie events!  Local, regional and national touring performers are sure to entertain.

Beginning August 16, tickets to all events for the 2021-2022 season will go on sale to the general public online at thecapitoltheatre.org or click here: https://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/shows-movies-events/live-shows-2021/ or by calling or visiting the Box Office.  The Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00pm and one hour before show time unless otherwise noted.  The Box Office can be reached at (717) 263-0202 and is located at 159 S. Main St. in Downtown Chambersburg.   Discounts are available for select shows for: seniors ages 60+, students 18 yrs. and under or over 18 yrs. with a college ID; and military and frontline workers with ID.  Discounts for Groups of 10+ are also available for select shows by calling the Box Office for reservations.  Current CDC guidelines are being followed.

UPCOMING 2021 – 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Season Kick-Off event!

BLUES, BREWS & BARBECUE   Sat., Sept. 18, 2021 from 1pm-7pm (Doors Open at 12:30pm) Rain/Shine

with TWO BLUES BANDS:  TAS CRU AND JO’ BLUES  

The 21+ crowd has been supporting this popular outdoor annual fundraising event for the Capitol Theatre Center in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA for ten years!  Guests bring their own lawn chairs and simply chill out with friends or get up and dance to the live music, sip craft specialty, domestic brews, wine or non-alcoholic beverages and grab delicious eats.  No outside coolers, food or beverages are permitted. No pets/service animals only.

Tickets: $15 all event admissions plus additional processing fees will apply.

 

SECOND HELPING: THE AMERICAN LYNYRD SKYNYRD SHOW   Sat., October 2, 2021 at 7pm

The audience can reminisce and sing-a-long with this national touring tribute showcase of the American rock band, that rose to prominence during the Southern rock boom of the 1970’s.  This night of entertainment will bring the audience back to a time of youth, fun and hope.  “These guys are the real deal. They do Skynyrd right.” — Randall Hall, Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist

Tickets: $30, 25, 20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Concessions available for purchase when the doors open at 6pm.

 

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW MOVIE EVENT Sat., October 30, 2021 at 9pm

The Halloween season is not complete for many viewers 18 yrs. and older without this interactive movie event featuring the popular 1975 musical comedy horror movie (R).  Come in costume as your favorite Rocky Horror character if you choose, and join in the Costume Parade at 9pm before the movie begins!

No food or liquid props will be permitted. Prop bags will be sold while supplies last.  See website for details.

Tickets: $10 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Concessions available for purchase.

 

KELLY BELL BAND   Sat., November 6, 2021 at 7pm

An upbeat night of hip-hop, funk and blues electrified! Originally formed as the back-up band for rock and roll pioneer, Bo Diddley, Kelly Bell Band from Maryland has been touring the world ever since. The band has won two prestigious Maryland Music Awards, including “Best Blues Band.” KBB has been voted “Best Blues Band” in the Mid-Atlantic Region (12 years in a row), and was recently named “Best Band” by Baltimore Style Magazine.

Tickets: $30, $25, $20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic drinks, Concessions available for purchase when the door open at 6pm.

 

ELVIS CLASSICS CONCERT with DAVID KING & THE SPIN-OUTS TRIBUTE BAND Fri., December 3, 2021 at 7pm

International award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, David King and The Spin-Outs Tribute Band, will take the audience on a heartfelt and lively trip down memory lane.  Enjoy an evening of your favorite Elvis classics sprinkled with Christmas music.

$30, $25, $20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Group discount available for 10 or more by phone

Concessions available for purchase when doors open at 6pm

 

POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY & MOVIE Sat., Dec. 11, 2021  Party at 11am   Movie at 12pm

Come watch Polar Express on the big screen in your comfiest pajamas with friends and family this Winter! Young children and their families will enjoy the Capitol’s “Pajama Party” including a hot cocoa bar, a feature in the Polar Express movie! The 1985 Polar Express storybook made its way to the big screen in 2004 and is a classic Christmas story that has been enjoyed by young children year after year.

About the Movie: On the night of Christmas Eve, a boy is growing bitterly skeptical of the existence of Santa Claus. As he struggles to sleep, he is roused by a steam locomotive, Polar Express, bound for the North Pole. He boards the train and embarks on the journey of a lifetime as he rediscovers his belief in Santa Claus and the Christmas Spirit.  Runtime:  1 hr. 40 in.

Tickets: Adults – $15, Students – $10 plus additional processing fees will apply.  Ticket prices include movie and snacks/hot cocoa bar.  Advance ticket purchase is required for this event.

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE & HOLIDAY SOCIAL EVENT Thurs., Dec. 23, 2021

Movie Times:  3:00pm & 6:30pm with holiday social festivities between screenings.

For many, this 1954 nostalgic and classic Christmas movie event at the historic Capitol Theatre has become a holiday tradition. Patrons can stay after the 3:00 showing or come before the 6:30 showing for social mingling, festive holiday treats, adult beverages, non-alcoholic drinks and concessions.

About the Movie:  Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen ~A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.  Runtime:  2 hours

Tickets:  $5.00 Movie plus additional processing fees will apply.

 

LOVE ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE with KIP CALAHAN YOUNG AND THE FOREVER YOUNG BAND

Sat., February 12, 2022 at 7pm

Join local performance favorites, Kip Calahan Young and The Forever Young Band as they bring the iconic love songs of Patsy Cline alive! This show is the perfect Valentine’s date.

Tickets:  $25, 20, 15 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Concessions available for purchase when doors open at 6pm

 

MOUNTAIN MUSIC & MOONSHINE Sat., February 26, 2022 at 7pm

with BANDS: REMINGTON RYDE AND DEAD HORSE REVIVAL

Folks looking for their Winter bluegrass fix will find it at the Capitol Theatre with this foot-stompin’ good time when two popular bluegrass bands take the main stage, plus moonshine and more…all night long!  Remington Ryde returns to the Capitol and will headline the night!  With their ten SPBGMA Awards in Nashville TN including Entertainer of the Year…this band is sure to please!  Also taking the stage will be high energy bluegrass band, Dead Horse Revival also from the Harrisburg area will share their wealth of experience as musicians, songwriters and vocalists.

Tickets:  $30, 25, 20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Moonshine, Whiskey, Bourbon, Beer & Wine all night long starting when doors open at 6pm.

Concessions available.

 

IRISH HAPPY HOUR   Fri., March 18, 2022 from 5:30pm – 8pm

with ACROSS THE POND BAND

Continue your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at our traditional Irish Happy Hour taking place in the Capitol Theatre Center’s more intimate multi-purpose space called the Wood Center!  It is recommended that tables of eight be reserved in advance to ensure admission to the event and to make sure friends can sit together.  Otherwise individual event admissions will be at the door only, as available.  Across the Pond Band returns with their liltingly authentic Irish music!  Two gifted regional Irish dancers from the Hooley School of Irish Dance in Lancaster will have anyone who chooses, up learning the jig, plus guests can savor authentic Irish food while sipping Irish specialty drinks.  The luck of the Irish will be tested with the crowd pleasing raffle.  Patrons have enjoyed this unforgettable evening year after year!

Adult Irish Specialty Drinks, Beer, Wine and Food will be at an additional cost.

Tickets: Table of 8 – $120 (Must reserve in advance: includes one free drink per person.)

Individual Event Admission: $12 (at the door only, as available)

plus additional processing fees will apply.

 

EMISUNSHINE   Fri., March 25, 2022 at 7pm

As seen on American Idol 2021!  EmiSunshine is a young Americana, Country singer and songwriter from Tennessee.  Rolling Stone once named 15-year-old EmiSunshine among “10 new country artists you need to know.” Emi has been attracting national attention since the age of nine, with appearances on “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. In 2018, she was featured in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film “The King,” alongside Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ashton Kutcher, Alec Baldwin and other stars.

Tickets: $30, $25, $20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Concessions available for purchase when doors open at 6pm

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE with JAMES GARNER & BAND   Sat., April 2, 2022 at 7pm

National touring professional act returns to the Capitol with Johnny Cash’s biggest hits faithfully recreated with stunning accuracy.

Tickets:  $30, $25, $20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Concessions available for purchase when doors open at 6pm

 

ELVIS GOSPEL CONCERT with DAVID KING & THE SPIN-OUTS TRIBUTE BAND   Sat., May 7, 2022 at 3pm

Elvis Presley shocked the world with his exciting style of rock ‘n’ roll, but he also took the world to church with his beautiful, soulful gospel music. Elvis loved and sang a number of his favorite hymns in his concerts, and received 3 Grammy Awards for his gospel music. This performance featuring award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, David King and The Spin-Outs Tribute Band will take the audience on a journey through a vast catalog of Elvis Presley’s finest gospel and inspirational hits featuring songs such as; “Peace in The Valley,” “He Touched Me”, “You Gave Me A Mountain”, How Great Thou Art” and many more!

Tickets:  $30, $25, $20 plus additional processing fees will apply.

Concessions available

 

21+ BACKLOT BLAST Sat., July 9, 2022 from 4pm-8pm (Doors open at 3:30pm) Rain/Shine

with THE REAGAN YEARS ‘80s TRIBUTE BAND

Outdoor fundraising event for the 21+ crowd to benefit the Capitol Theatre Center featuring the wildly popular original ‘80s tribute band, The Reagan Years, food trucks, beer, wine & non-alcoholic drinks.  This is an upbeat crowd-pleasing event with dancing or just chilling out with friends.  Bring your own lawn chair.  No outside coolers, food or beverages are permitted.  No pets/service animals only.

Tickets:  $20 all event admissions plus additional processing fees will apply.

Stay connected with what the Capitol Theatre is presenting and more by frequently visiting our website at thecapitoltheatre.org or click here https://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/shows-movies-events/live-shows-2021/ signing up for email notices via our website; liking us on facebook and instagram @capitoltheatrecenter; or stop by or call the Box Office for a brochure, at (717) 263-0202 Monday – Friday from 11:00 – 4:00pm.  The Capitol Theatre Center is located at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg – Franklin County – PA.

All donation levels are appreciated and go a long way to help make it possible to continue bringing quality entertainment to the community and preserving this cherished cultural and historic venue for future generations.  Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and can be made by: Checks made payable to Capitol Theatre Center Foundation and mailed to Capitol Theatre Center 159 S. Main St. Chambersburg, PA  17201; clicking the blue donate button on our website or directly by clicking here; https://ci.ovationtix.com/36040/store/donations. Donations are also graciously accepted by calling or visiting the Box Office M-F 11am – 4pm (717) 263-0202.

Article contributed by The Capitol Theatre