Two great events set for Shippensburg on September 24th.
Come out to Shippensburg Fairgrounds in the afternoon and enjoy an afternoon of sampling beverages from from a variety of breweries, wineries & distilleries, while also enjoying food trucks, vendors, live music, and games. (ID Required for admittance to the festival, must be 21 & over to attend. No coolers or pets allowed.)
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Price: $25 in advance/$30 at the gate (Designated Driver: $10) Location: Shippensburg Fairgrounds, 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Round out the day and enjoy Lonestar at the Luhrs Center. LONESTAR has sold more than 10.5 million records since their formation, charting more than 20 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. With their new TEN to 1 album, the award-winning band—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)—take a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs, including “No News,” “Come Cryin’ to Me,” “Everything’s Changed,” and the beloved global smash “Amazed”, bringing to Luhrs Center “by far the best show we’ve ever taken on tour!” Experience the best of Lonestar’s signature pop-country sound with this rousing and high-energy performance. Click here for tickets.
All ages welcome! Check out Tuesday evenings at Britton Park, located at 304 Britton Road. Performances begin on June 1 and run through August 3. Masks will be required if within 6 feet of others. Register to secure your spot and reserve special supplies and/or snacks.
Campfire Tales Kickoff June 1st – Register 6:00 or 6:30pm @ Britton Park
Secure your spot and reserve your campfire kickoff snack pack for your family, craft supplies, and a spot to enjoy our kickoff entertainment with Lampyridæ! Lampyridæ is a talented, up-and-coming original works fiddle trio.
*Special Campfire Raffle! Everyone who attends kickoff will be entered to win a raffle basket with a campfire blanket, snacks and more!
Creatures Great and Small June 8th 6:30-7:30pm @ Britton Park
We will be sharing facts about a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and bugs along with showing a couple demonstrations. Register here.
Kit’s Interactive Theatre June 15th – Virtual – Register here. July 20th – 6:00pm @ Britton Park
Kitty Jones performs her one-woman show titled, “Mother Nature”. The program combines improvisation, dance and music where audience members are cast right into the show! The delicate balance of ecosystems is revealed by Mother Nature and her friends. Respect for our good Earth and all her creatures is whimsically yet poignantly depicted!
Dan & Galla Musical Show June 22nd 6:00pm @ Britton Park
Join us for an upbeat, family-friendly evening of “Tails and Tales” with Dan & Galla Musical Show! With Dan & Galla, each show is fresh and unique, with “feel-good” music from the 50’s & 60s, country, patriotic, Russian and lots more. They are so much fun!
Turtle Dance Music July 13th – Virtual – Register here. July 27th – 6:00pm @ Britton Park
Flap your wings, jump up and down like five little monkeys jumping on the bed and roar like a polar bear! This performance celebrates famous children’s stories and songs about animals! The show will also celebrate biodiversity – the more wild our planet is the healthier it is! Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations and connect with new friends. The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children and a great time for parents and caregivers!
Tail-End Awards Party August 3rd 6:00pm @ Britton Park
Join us for free pizza, awards, and celebration! The Happy Tails Prize Shop will be open for participants to redeem their tokens for exciting prizes!
Downtown Shippensburg has a new store—the Cumberland Shop. Local and handmade items are the centerpiece of the new boutique, located at 16 West King Street. The shop is a place where local artisans of all genres can showcase and sell their handiwork. From beautifully crafted wood pieces like charcuterie boards and manipulated serving boards to hand-crafted scarves, bags, children’s clothes, and various wall art from local artists, the Cumberland Shop gives holiday gifting a double benefit. The gifts not only bring pleasure to the giver and receiver but also fulfill the artisans who created them.
Nancy Hudson, pastor at Oasis of Love Church in Shippensburg, had the vision for the Cumberland shop. “I’ve done a lot of traveling. I like to get something hand-crafted in the areas that I visit. I thought that Shippensburg had so much to offer and felt there was a void. I wanted to bring all the makers and creators together from this area,” she said.
The Cumberland Shop offers an outlet for people to earn money through the sale of their handiworks. The majority of items are locally crafted, but some items originate in other countries. An example is Ghana where a multi-faith training center specializes in using local batik fabric to create bags and purses for the shop. The cloth is made by painting cloth with hot batik wax and dying it. The cracks in the batik wax give the material its special appearance. Hand-crafted glass beads made in Ghana are also used to create a variety of beautiful jewelry, again made specifically for the shop. A short video on display, gives the consumer a birds eye view of the intricate process of bead making, and that makes their purchase all the more meaningful.
Because the Cumberland Valley aligns with the mid-point of the Appalachian Trail, one of the shop’s artisans is making walking sticks. A portion of the proceeds from the walking sticks is given to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which oversees the national trail.
The quality of items at the Cumberland are matched by the variety. Some of the many items are: honey products of Honey Bee Friendly, LLC; original paintings, cards and ornaments by TokkiDesign; charcuterie boards by Natures Platters, a special Cumberland roast by Abednego Coffee Roasters; children’s clothing by Plum Baby; fabric art by Afinchsong Creation; paintings by Jean Frey; jewelry, crocheted, and hand woven items plus hand-made purses by Kasudelu; soaps by Fourth Century Farms; ceramic art by Yellow Door Studio; hand-knitted shawls by Debbie Rhinehart; photography by Judy Witter; Hot Head Hot Sauce and Sadie’s Dressing.
Looking ahead, the Cumberland plans to offer classes. For now, less than a month after opening, the Cumberland shop is happy to be inspiring artists, providing a means of sharing works and supporting a variety of makers as they grow and earn a livelihood—all in the heart of the beautiful Cumberland Valley.