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Festivals

It doesn’t matter the season, the South Mountain region is always hopping with fun and festivities! Christmas parades, summer fairs, autumn Oktoberfests, spring blossom festivals and so much more all happen here!

Spring Weekend

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association 1 Steam Engine Hill, Mechanicsburg

This three-day steam engine and tractor show, hosted by the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, promises fun for the entire family. Thursday, May 19 4:00 PM: Show opens 6:00 …

Free

Maryland Iron Festival 2022

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont

Celebrate our region’s history as an early center for iron making at this festival featuring blacksmithing demonstrations; hands-on casting and molding demonstrations by experts from Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site; …

Free

Caribbean Festival

Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy

One of the longest-running and most popular festivals on the Atlantic coast, the original Caribbean Festival is back! Listen to the sweet soulful sounds of the Caribbean with its steel …

Prices Vary

Carlisle Ford Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products …

$15 – $30

Cider Fest Of PA

The Outlet Shoppes 1863 Village Drive, Gettysburg

Join cider makers from all over Pennsylvania for the state's premier cider-tasting event! A portion of the festival proceeds will go toward the Pennsylvania Cider Guild. The Pennsylvania Cider Guild …

$35

Illuminate Gettysburg

Gettysburg College - College Union Building Ballroom 242 West Lincoln Avenue, Gettysburg

Join us for a wonder-filled day of arts and wellness! Aura photography, bodywork, energywork including Reiki, original art, vetted intuitive readers, crystals, essential oils, handmade jewelry and gift items, luxurious …

Free

Carlisle GM Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Bring your vehicle and join over 1,000 other participants at the Carlisle GM Nationals. All General Motors vehicles are welcome from vintage & classics to the modern 6th Generation Camaro, …

$10 – $15

Carlisle Summerfair

Carlisle Carlisle

After a break of several years, Summerfair returns in 2022 with its commitment to provide the community with family-friendly events offered at no cost. Summerfair offers 30 events over 10 days. …

Free

Carlisle Truck Nationals

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Be a part of one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world! See or Show your lifted, lowered, classic, antique, modern, two- or four-wheel drive, jeep, …

$15 – $25

Augustoberfest

University Plaza 50 West Washington Street, Hagerstown

Our annual festival pays tribute to the area's rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown's Sister City—Wesel, Germany. This exciting event is run by the nonprofit …

Free

Corvettes At Carlisle

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle

Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest and most fun-filled Corvette car show in the world.  The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features thousands of Corvettes representing all generations of America’s …

$20 – $35

In The Streets 2022

Downtown Frederick Frederick

The 40th annual In the Streets festival includes four stages of live entertainment and nine blocks of themed fun, including areas highlighting children's activities, local art organizations, regional artisans, history …

Free

Uprise Festival 2022

Shippensburg Fairgrounds 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg

Uprise Fest returns for 2022. It's always more than just an outdoor music festival. It's an experience with bands, artists, activities, food, merchandise, and more. Uprise Festival is a non-profit …

$39 – $100

Homegrown Hay Days 2022

Frederick County Farms Frederick

Get ready to visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Homegrown Hay Days is traditionally held during the third weekend of October. Participating farms are stepping it up …

Free

Fall Furnace Fest 2022

Pine Grove Furnace State Park 1100 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners

A family weekend with food and craft vendors, entertainment, and historical demonstrations. Saturday night features the annual pumpkin parade and Legend of the Hairy Hand. The Friends can be found …

Free