Carlisle, Pennsylvania located in Cumberland County just a short distance from Harrisburg has a long history dating back to the American Revolution. Now home to Dickinson University, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and the National War College, Carlisle is best known as Pennsylvania's "car capital".
Since 1974, Carlisle Events, one of the largest collector car and truck entertainment presenters worldwide, has been producing annual car, truck, and motorcycle events on the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds.
Carlisle Events began because there was no venue for collectors of older vehicles that did not fall into the "antique" class. Carlisle Events has transformed the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds to suit the needs of car show participants and visitors - paved roads, manicured landscaping, and more than 10 permanent buildings. And, to serve the larger crowds, Carlisle Events plugged in consumer-friendly services like on-site bank financing, notary/title service, and a buffet of varied dining options. Centrally located, the fairgrounds are accessible by major highways, provide extensive parking options, and invite trailers and camping with support facilities.
To bring comfort to vendors and attendees, a non-denominational church service is held in the grandstand on Sunday mornings. There are security services and protection, a retail store for souvenirs and promotional items, and a buy/sell corral and auction. Vendors get top level support, and swap meets are well organized and heavily promoted. You can sponsor a midway space, form and compete as a club, or participate in programs such as that for teen hot rodders.
Today, Carlisle Events presents 14 events in their annual schedule with 11 events held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. Other locations include the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, Pennsylvania, two shows at Festival Park in Zephyrhills, Florida and one event at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
Specialty events include:
Carlisle Events also hosts five collector car swap meets and corral events with four of the five featuring collector car auctions.
These events are:
The Carlisle-based automotive events generate approximately $98 million per year to the local economy. More than 500,000 auto enthusiasts converge on the Carlisle area annually.
Towson, Maryland, just an 18-minute drive from downtown Baltimore, is an ideal place to live for those working in the city. A busy community with an active nightlife, there seems to be always something going on. Towson University and Goucher College add an energetic, college town feel to the local area. Here are just a few ways to pass an evening in Towson.
Just like the Phoenix, Charles Village Pub (known as CVP to Towson residents) has risen from a devastating structural fire in January, 2011 better than ever with a revamped menu and ambience to match. Located in the center of historic Towson at 19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, CVP is a Towson landmark and local favorite famous for its mouth-watering burgers, sky-high sandwiches, and unique drink specials.
A popular nighttime attraction for local college students, Charles Village Pub serves a great meal at reasonable prices, but only serves libations to those 21 years and older with a proper ID to match.
Located at 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Pho Towson and Bar is a great place to pop into for a quick treat or to start a night out on the town. Serving a variety of Vietnamese dishes complemented by a selection of creative cocktails and quality beers, this is a favorite of Towson residents.
Appetizers include fried mussels with a black bean sauce and a salted shrimp dish. In addition to the famed noodle dishes Vietnamese cuisine has become famous for, Pho Towson's offers rice dishes, such as chicken, shrimp or squid stir-fried with lemon grass, and an assortment of seasonal dishes. The cocktail menu features such drinks as the Wheel Chair, Momotaro, and Hawaiian Margarita.
Custom cocktails and half-price appetizers are just part of the appeal of this East Joppa Rodd establishment. The Bahama Breeze atmosphere is fun and energetic, well complemented by great food showcasing the flavors of the Caribbean. Pulled pork sliders and Skillet Simmered Jerk Shrimp are just a couple of their crowd-pleasing appetizers.
They serve lunch and dinner, with entrees like their special Seafood Paella, Baby Back Ribs and Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Crema. For something lighter, Bahama Breeze serves great salads and sandwiches.
If you're going to drink, please don't drive. Jimmy's Cab Co. is a smart and affordable option when out for the night in Towson. Call their local Towson phone number at 410-296-7200.