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Homegrown Hay Days 2022

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 this year! On October 15th and 16th  2022, area farms will open up their doors. There’s no registration or ticket required. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them! Each farm plans to host a variety of special activities and events. While you’re enjoying your time on the farm, you’ll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County.

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 this year! On October 16th and 17th  2021, area farms will open up their doors. There’s no registration or ticket required. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them! Each farm plans to host a variety of special activities and events. While you’re enjoying your time on the farm, you’ll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County.

Please visit here for a map of farm locations: http://www.homegrownfrederick.com/homegrown-haydays

Join Reins of Rhythm Riding & Horsemanship for their first Charity Benefit FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL. Let’s come together and celebrate community and support local businesses, non-profits and artists! A day in the park with delicious food, great live music, pony rides, and fun for the kids! What a great day out in Shippensburg this will be! Be sure to save the date for the 2nd Saturday in October. You are not going to want to miss this.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Frederick County’s single largest event, featuring 18,000 competitive exhibits, ranging from livestock, home arts, farm & garden to 4-H/FFA. A premier showcase for agriculture and education.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Free to the public, all ages welcome! No tickets or RSVP necessary. Come on out and enjoy the fresh country air, the open fields, and of course our friendly llamas and alpacas! While you’re here, be sure to shop our quaint gift shop, the Llamalicious Boutique, with the most llama and alpaca treasures under one roof.

Please note: Appropriate Covid-19 precautions will be taken.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Experience the music, food, agriculture, exhibits, and more that only come from our community! There will be livestock exhibits, home products, tractor pulls, horse shows, rides and games for all ages, food, a craft show, and more!

SUNDAY, JULY 25

  • 3:00 PM – Livestock Stockman’s Contest – Livestock Show Ring
  • 7:00 PM – Shippensburg Band Concert – Stage
  • 7:30 PM – Community Vespers Service – Stage
  • Please note: No rides, games, vendors, or exhibits are open or operational on Sunday. Limited food items may be available at some stands. The Regular Fair schedule begins on Monday.

MONDAY, JULY 26

  • 8:00 AM – Open & Junior Breeding Goat Show – Livestock Show Ring
  • 1:00 PM – Open Rabbit Show & Rabbit Skill-a-thon – Livestock Show Ring
  • 6:00 PM – 2021 Little Miss Shippensburg Community Fair Contest – Stage
  • 6 & 8 PM – The Comedy Magic of Lee Germain & Judi – Beside Home Products Bldg. #1
  • 7:00 PM – Youth Showing and Fitting Contest – Jersey & Milking Shorthorns – Dairy Show Barn
  • 7:30 PM – 2021 Miss Shippensburg Community Fair Queen Contest – Stage
  • 8:00 PM – Barnyard Olympics – Gro-Mar Ring

TUESDAY, JULY 27

  • 9:00 AM – Youth-Farm-Home Products Exhibit Judging Begins
  • 9:00 AM – Open & Junior Breeding Beef Show – Livestock Show Ring
  • 1:00 PM – Baked Goods Judging Begins
  • 1:00 PM – Open & Junior Breeding Sheep Show – Livestock Show Ring
  • 4:00 PM – Milking Shorthorn Show – Dairy Show Barn
  • 4:30 PM – Alpaca Show – Livestock Show Ring
  • 5:30 PM – Baked Goods Auction – Between Home Products Bldg. #1 & #2
  • 6:00 PM – District II Jersey Show – Dairy Show Barn
  • 6 & 8 PM – The Comedy Magic of Lee Germain & Judi – Beside Home Products Bldg. #1
  • 6:30 PM – Horse Pulling Contest – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 8:00 PM – Dirt Drags – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 7:30 PM – On Stage: “The Chris Ruble Band” – Country/Classic Rock (free admission)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

  • 9 AM – 4 PM – 51st Annual Craft Show
  • 10:30 AM – 4 PM – Kiddies’ Day – Special ride prices; all rides discounted to 1 ticket until 4 PM. Ticket windows close at 3:30 PM.
  • 3:00 PM – The Comedy Magic of Lee Germain & Judi – Beside Home Products Bldg. #1
  • 6 & 8 PM – The Comedy Magic of Lee Germain & Judi – Beside Home Products Bldg. #1
  • 7:00 PM – Youth Dairy Judging Contest – Dairy Show Barn
  • 7:00 PM – Antique Tractor Pull – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 7:30 PM – On Stage: “Into The Spin” – Pop, Rock, and Soul (free admission)

THURSDAY, JULY 29

  • 8:00 AM – Open & Junior Market Beef Show – Livestock Show Ring
  • 1:00 PM – Open & Junior Market Lamb Show – Livestock Show Ring; followed by Open & Junior Market Goat Show
  • 6 & 8 PM – The Comedy Magic of Lee Germain & Judi – Beside Home Products Bldg. #1
  • 7:00 PM – Youth Showing and Fitting Contest – Holstein, Ayrshire, Guernsey, and Brown Swiss – Dairy Show Barn
  • 7:00 PM – Tractor Pull (Farm Stock) – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 7:30 PM – On Stage: “Presley & Taylor” – Country duet (free admission)

FRIDAY, JULY 30

  • 8:30 AM – Open & Junior Market Swine Show – Livestock Show Ring
  • 4:00 PM – Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, and Guernsey Show – Dairy Show Barn
  • 5:00 PM – Supreme Livestock Showman Contest – Livestock Show Ring
  • 6 & 8 PM – The Comedy Magic of Lee Germain & Judi – Beside Home Products Bldg. #1
  • 6:30 PM – Holstein Show – Dairy Show Barn
  • 7:00 PM – Tractor & Truck Pull – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 7:30 PM – On Stage: Karaoke Contest FREE Admission! Registration for participants begins on stage at 6 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 31

  • 8:00 AM – Draft Horse Show – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 8:30 AM – Chuck Lesher 5K Classic – 5K Run/Walk hosted by Chambersburg Road Runners Club; registration inside Gate #7 on top of the hill
  • 10:30 AM – 4 PM – Kiddies’ Day – Special ride prices; all rides discounted to 1 ticket until 4 PM. Ticket windows close at 3:30 PM.
  • 5:00 PM – Annual Horse Show – Gro-Mar Ring
  • 7:30 PM – On Stage: “The Hobbs Sisters” – Modern Country(free admission)

 

Note: The Fair has free admission, only pay for parking.

Start your day out on the farm! Kris will be brewing delicious coffee from the Backyard Beans Coffee Co. (they have a llama logo!) Sip your coffee from one of her whimsical llama/alpaca coffee mugs as you sit out in the pasture along with the herd. Such a relaxing yet energizing way to start your day. Group size will be limited to 12 people. Let’s talk llamas! Let’s giggle at Frankie’s bottom teeth! Let’s see what smells better…our coffee of Lucia’s top knot! Let’s join together in llama llove and start our day out right. Note: Must be 15 years old to participate. Regular and decaf coffee and tea will be provided.

Free to the public, all ages welcome! No tickets or RSVP necessary. Come on out and enjoy the fresh country air, the open fields, and of course our friendly llamas and alpacas! While you’re here, be sure to shop our quaint gift shop, the Llamalicious Boutique, with the most llama and alpaca treasures under one roof.

Please note: Appropriate Covid-19 precautions will be taken.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Join us for the 61st Annual Newville Fair at Newville Fairgrounds from July 7 to July 10.

Wednesday July 7th
5:30 pm            Vendors, Food Stands, Games Open
6:00 pm            Miss Newville Pageant  (ages 16 – 20)
6 – 8 pm           Free Vision Screening
6:30 – 8:30 pm      Critter Connection (animal exhibit)
7:00 pm            Bingo
7:15 pm            Little Miss Newville Pageant (ages 6 – 9)
8:30 pm            Jr. Miss Newville Pageant (ages 10 -15)
9:00 pm            50/50 winner announced
Thursday  July 8th
5:30 pm            Vendors, Food Stands, Rides, Games Open
6:30 – 8:30 pm   Critter Connection (animal exhibit)
7:00 pm            Bingo
7 – 9 pm           Band, southern gospel:  REUNITED
9:00 pm            50/50 winner announced
Friday  July 9th
5:30 pm            Vendors, Food Stands, Rides, Games Open
6:00 pm            Bingo
6 – 8 pm           Free Vision Screening
6:30 – 8:30 pm  Critter Connection (animal exhibit)
7:15 – 9:45 pm   Band: NORTH MOUNTIAN RAMBLERS
9:00 pm             50/50 winner announced
10:00 pm           Annual Fireworks Display
Saturday July 10th
11am – 2 pm  Chicken/ribs Barbecue (pre order pickup)
5:30 pm            Vendors, Food Stands, Rides, Games Open
6:30 pm            Tractor Pull
8:00 pm       Pageant Scholarship Raffle winners announced
9:00 pm            50/50 winner announced
-THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THIS YEAR’S FAIR
-PROCEEDS GO TO THE LIONS CLUB PROJECT FUND

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Please join us for a bird walk through farmland, into a forested area, and along a stream on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 AM.
We will be meeting at the home of Cynthia and David Salisbury – 320 Scott Road, Gettysburg.
Directions to their home are as follows:
From Gettysburg, take 116W, turn left on Knorr Rd (just past Weikert’s egg farm). Knorr Road changes to Scott Road at a sharp bend. Their farm is the second home on the right after that bend. Someone will be at the end of the driveway to give parking directions upon your arrival.
Hiking boots are recommended and bug repellent might be needed.

SMAS member, Bonnie Portzline, will present a new slideshow of her best photos of birds in and around Gettysburg National Military Park. There also will be a few “Name that Bird!” challenges as she tells backstories to the photographic drama, behaviors, beauty, problem-solving and lighter moments she has witnessed with her camera as birds go about their lives on land hallowed by the ultimate sacrifice. Since the 2013 sesquicentennial of the battle, she has given more than 50 slideshows of her ongoing photography project, “Birds With A Gettysburg Address.” She continues research on her thesis that the birds of Gettysburg provide another historical lens for greater understanding of the story of this most famous little town.

The parking area is located off of Long Lane behind the Gettysburg Hospital.

We will have light refreshments beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by a very brief business meeting. Presentation to start at 7:10 pm. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Start your day out on the farm! Kris will be brewing delicious coffee from the Backyard Beans Coffee Co. (they have a llama logo!) Sip your coffee from one of her whimsical llama/alpaca coffee mugs as you sit out in the pasture along with the herd. Such a relaxing yet energizing way to start your day. Group size will be limited to 12 people. Let’s talk llamas! Let’s giggle at Frankie’s bottom teeth! Let’s see what smells better…our coffee of Lucia’s top knot! Let’s join together in llama llove and start our day out right. Note: Must be 15 years old to participate. Regular and decaf coffee and tea will be provided.

Llamaste! Channel your inner llama as a professional yoga instructor leads you through a gentle and meditative yoga session out in the field with the llamas and alpacas. Experience the healing powers of our peaceful herd in this beautiful country setting with mountain and farm views. No experience necessary. Must be at least 13 years old.

Free to the public, all ages welcome! No tickets or RSVP necessary. Come on out and enjoy the fresh country air, the open fields, and of course our friendly llamas and alpacas! While you’re here, be sure to shop our quaint gift shop, the Llamalicious Boutique, with the most llama and alpaca treasures under one roof.

Please note: Appropriate Covid-19 precautions will be taken.