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September
15

Apple Picking 2022 - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Fall is almost here, and you know what that means—time for apple picking! The area around our Harrisburg homes for sale has plenty of pick-your-own apple farms for your family's next weekend outing. Here are a few of the orchards we are returning to year after year.

  1. Mt. Airy Orchards – 522 East Mount Airy Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019
    Mt. Airy Orchards' picturesque fields are brimming with 25 varieties of apples, including Mutsu, Daybreak Fuji, and Crimson Crisp. Whether you like your apples sweet or tart, they have something for everyone. For customers' convenience, the orchard is open every day during the fall.

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September
8

Chocolate Day Destinations 2022 - Hershey, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

You'd be forgiven for thinking every day should be International Chocolate Day, but the good news is that we have the perfect place for you to celebrate on September 13 when the real day arrives! Hershey, PA, is a dream destination for chocolate lovers of all ages on International Chocolate Day this September or any time throughout the year. Experience all the chocolate you can handle at Hershey's Chocolate World and Hersheypark, then be sure to leave some room to sample sweet treats from local small businesses as well. Our real estate agents have all the delicious details on five destinations for International Chocolate Day in Hershey this year.

  • Create Your Own Candy Bar – 101 Chocolate World Way, Hershey, PA 17033
    Hershey's Chocolate World is an amazing destination for all things chocolate near Hershey homes for sale, and Create Your Own Candy Bar is one of the most fun, popular attractions you'll find there. You get the full experience of designing your own chocolate bar from start to finish, seeing each step in the process of how your custom candy bar is made, and even customizing the packaging for the final product. If you're celebrating International Chocolate Day with your kids, this is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy together.

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August
18

Sunflower Fields - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Who doesn't smile when they see a sunflower? Tall, bright yellow, and always cheery, these blossoms are a classic sign that summer is coming to a close. These sunflower fields near our Harrisburg homes for sale offer you the chance to spend an afternoon among the blooms and even take some home for a personal display. Many of these locations also offer extra activities to complete your fun family outing.

  • Second Mountain Sunflowers - 324 Second Mountain Rd., Orwigsburg, PA 17961
    Second Mountain Sunflowers is a peaceful sunflower farm surrounded by tall trees, rolling hills, and other natural beauty. Admission is just $10 for people over 12, and you can cut your own sunflowers as you walk through the fields. You're allowed to take as many blooms as you can carry, so this is a great stop for people who want to pick up a whole bouquet.

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August
11

Food Trucks - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Looking for your new favorite meal? It might just be parked around the block. Food trucks provide a quick and easy way to try something new. Since many great restaurants start as food trucks, they're also a good way to discover a new up-and-coming local eatery. 

Our real estate agents are big supporters of the Harrisburg food scene, and we know how to spot a good food truck when we see one. Whether you're in the mood for a sandwich, some great BBQ, or even some dessert, here is a quick list of the best food trucks you'll find around town.

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June
16

Lancaster, PA Lakes for Fishing - BHHS Homesale Realty

Spending an afternoon fishing is one of our real estate agents' favorite ways to unwind. If you're a fishing enthusiast, too, you'll be happy to hear that there are plenty of great fishing spots near our Lancaster homes for sale. Visit one of these five locations this weekend for a little quiet time angling in the summer sun. 

  • Lake Grubb Nature Park - 671 Hempfield Hill Road, Columbia, PA 17512
    Lake Grubb Nature Park spans over 54 acres of land once used as an iron mine. This beautiful park near our Columbia homes for sale is one of the most comfortable areas for extended fishing sessions. On top of its eponymous Lake Grubb, it also contains grill stations and working bathrooms to help make your time at the park more pleasant.

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June
9

Capture Nature in Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

June 15th is a special day for anyone who enjoys nature, photography and spending time outdoors. It's Nature Photography Day, a holiday dedicated to professionals and amateurs who appreciate the beauty of the natural world. If you're looking at Harrisburg homes for sale, there are some lovely places to stop and take nature photos nearby. Here are a few top suggestions.

  1. Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center: 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA  17110
    Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center is a 229-acre preserve with plenty of great photo ops. You can walk along the 6-mile trail or the boardwalk, spotting various birds, frogs, and even turtles along the way. The preserve also has a shallow lake, where you'll often see water birds resting.

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June
2

Family Bike Ride - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

There is no better way to enjoy spring than spending some quality time with the family outdoors, and Dutch Country is filled with great places to explore. A family bike ride is an excellent way to see the sights, with a wide variety of quiet country roads, beautiful parks, and scenic trails. Ready to ride? Our real estate agents have the details on five of the best places for a family bike ride in Dutch Country.

  1. Northwest Lancaster County River Trail – Northwestern Lancaster County, PA
    One of the longest trails near Lancaster homes for sale, the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail is about 14 miles long and connects with five different local municipalities. The trail was built along the historic Pennsylvania Mainline Canal route, with plenty of historic industrial sites to visit and interpret as a family along the way. There are some relatively flat sections of the trail that make it suitable for families with young children, and other parts of the trail are still under development to extend the length in future years.

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May
26

Restaurants for Hamburgers - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Just about everyone loves hamburgers in one form or another, and that's why the popular food gets the entire month of May designated as National Hamburger Month. They're amazingly versatile, ranging from traditional ground beef, chuck, or other meat to black bean vegetarian options. Toppings are also nearly endless, so you can customize your burger the way you like.

Our real estate agents suggest trying the following National Hamburger Month destinations in Harrisburg, PA.

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March
17

Quilting Shops - Lancaster, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Lancaster is famous for quilts, often stitched by Mennonite and Amish women with great attention to detail. Whether you'd like to buy a fully finished quilt or need some help completing the project you've started, the area has many shops you'll want to visit. This is especially true on or around National Quilting Day, held on March 19.

Our real estate agents recommend stopping by the following five quilting shops around Lancaster.

  1. Rachel's of Greenfield - 2060 Creek Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
    Wall quilt patterns from Rachel's of Greenfield make it easy to start your own projects. They're pre-cut and are perfect for anyone from beginners to experienced crafters. The kits contain everything you need, including fabrics, embellishments, batting, patterns, and illustrated instructions. You'll have your choice of cute wall quilts that are ideal for a baby's nursery or Christmas-themed quilts to give as gifts or use as part of your own holiday decor. Others, such as spotted hen or tumbling blocks patterns, are a perfect addition any time of year. In addition to plenty of quilting patterns, the shop also carries ornament patterns and punch needle kits.

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November
25

Small Business Saturday - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop small and bring more holiday shopping to local small businesses. Small Business Saturday is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and lands on Nov. 27 this year. Our real estate agents encourage you to extend your purchasing power to stores in Harrisburg, PA, many of which are convenient to Harrisburg homes for sale.

  1. Stash Vintage - 11 S. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Established in 2013, Stash Vintage is a glorious mix of vintage pieces with real personalities. Stash maintains an incredible collection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Occasionally, they have smaller, vintage furniture pieces, art, house-ware items, handmade wares, plants, and odds and ends. Stash shares a storefront with The Midtown Dandy, a local men's vintage retailer. Their collection varies in era and style, but they make sure to stock unique pieces that can be added to any modern home. Because all of the pieces in the shop are authentic antique pieces from throughout the '50s into the '90s, you can always count on Stash to have unique pieces that are sure to make an amazing impression.

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October
28

Chocolate Day Around Harrisburg - BHHS Homesale Realty

Calling all chocolate lovers! This one is for you. National Chocolate Day is quickly approaching on October 28th. If you don't already have plans to celebrate, we highly recommend making some. There are so many places to stop and enjoy some chocolate while looking at Harrisburg homes for sale.

October
7

Fall Motorcycle Rides - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

October 9 is National Motorcycle Ride Day, and we can't think of a better way to explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country than on a motorcycle. In honor of the occasion, our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorite scenic drives in the Harrisburg and Lancaster areas!

  • US-15 - Summerdale, PA to Shamokin Dam
    U.S. Route 15 traverses nearly 800 miles from North Carolina to New York, but the 50-mile stretch from Summerdale, PA to Shamokin Dam is one of the most scenic. This section of US-15 runs alongside the mighty Susquehanna River and offers some truly spectacular views. The starting point is just across the river from these Harrisburg homes for sale. There are numerous parks and pull-offs along the way where you can stop and enjoy the river scenery, including McKee's Half Falls Rest Area.

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September
23

Kayaking Adventures - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

September 26 is World Rivers Day, and it's a beautiful time of year for a kayaking trip in Pennsylvania. We decided to mark the occasion by singing the praises of some of our favorite local streams in Dutch Country. 

If you're ready for an adventure, there are some truly amazing rivers and creeks in our neck of the woods. These are our real estate agents' favorite places to paddle in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. 

  • Susquehanna River - Harrisburg, PA 17101
    The city of Harrisburg overlooks the Susquehanna River, one of the most spectacularly beautiful waterways in Pennsylvania. This wide, meandering river flows between rocky shores and scenic forests for most of its course and is easily accessible at numerous points along the way. In Harrisburg, City Island is a great place to start. Located in the middle of the river not far from these Harrisburg homes for sale, the island is operated as a public park and is a prime launch site with amazing views of the city skyline. Just across the river, Susquehanna Outfitters offers guided trips and kayak rentals.

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August
26

Cumberland Valley Things to Do - BHHS Homesale Realty

Are you a history buff, culture maven, fitness fanatic, or all of the above? Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it in the Cumberland Valley. Our real estate agents share five of their favorite activities that are just minutes from Harrisburg homes for sale.

  1. Appalachian Trail Museum - 1120 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324
    Cumberland Valley is such a spectacular area for hiking that it's also the site of the only museum in the country dedicated to the activity. The Appalachian Trail Museum has a mission to share the history of the iconic hiking route, along with stories of those who have traveled along it. In 2016, the museum opened a children's section that includes a mini-version of the trail with educational interactive features. Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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July
1

Horseback Riding - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

There are a lot of great ways to explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Our real estate agents love going for scenic drives along the Susquehanna River, or refreshing hikes along the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. But if you want to know the truth, the best way to experience it is on horseback. 

From secluded equestrian trails to farms that specialize in showing new riders the ropes, Pennsylvania offers a lot of great horseback riding options. If you happen to be in the area looking at Harrisburg homes for sale, we highly recommend checking out these great destinations for horseback riding in Dutch Country. 

  1. Winsome Farm - 444 Nealy Rd., Newville, PA 17241
    A picturesque farm spanning 50 rolling acres of meadows and woodlands, Winsome Farm is a lovely spot to go for a ride. The farm is located just a few miles from these Newville homes for sale and offers year-round guided trail rides on their network of private trails as well as the nearby Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. They also offer horse boarding, training, and riding instruction.

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June
10

Harrisburg Area Yoga Studios - BHHS Homesale Realty

Monday, June 21st, is International Yoga Day! This is the perfect opportunity to try yoga for the first time, get back into yoga after a pause, or take a class at a new studio you've been meaning to visit. Luckily, the Harrisburg areas offer some amazing yoga studios. Here are a few that our real estate agents recommend. 

  • Studio B Power Yoga: 233 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey PA, 17033
    If you're looking at Hershey homes for sale, then Studio B Power Yoga is close by. They offer classes for all levels, and their focus is on powerful, Vinyasa-style yoga. Classes take place in heated rooms, so you can really get your sweat on.

    Studio B Power Yoga offers early morning classes and evening classes, so you can work around your schedule. Buy single class passes, monthly passes, and multi-class packages on their website.

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May
27

Dutch Country Trails to Cover New Ground - BHHS Homesale Realty

Ready to point your compass toward adventure? Our real estate agents have some great ideas for places to explore in the Harrisburg area!

Reading a map is something everyone who owns a bike or a pair of feet should be able to do. And since the final week in May is officially Map Reading Week, we thought we'd take the opportunity to share some parks and trails in Pennsylvania Dutch Country where you can put your skills to good use. 

  • Conewago Recreation Trail - 2385 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    Utilizing the former Cornwall-Lebanon rail line's path, the Conewago Recreation Trail is a beautiful 5-mile trek near the border of Lancaster and Lebanon counties. It's a level, well-graded and easy-to-follow path through shady woods and expansive meadowlands, with frequent views of  Conewago Creek. The trail is open to hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing, and it's located a stone's throw from many Elizabethtown homes for sale. Keep your eyes open for blooming wildflowers if you hike it in spring.

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April
22

Gardening Supply Stores - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Whether you're buying your first home or selling, you don't need our real estate agents to tell you the impact stunning landscaping makes. When you tour Harrisburg homes for sale, you'll see that for yourself. To help you maintain impressive curb appeal, several garden centers are located nearby. Beyond carrying the supplies you need to work in the yard, you'll find gorgeous plants appropriate to the local environment and experts willing to advise you. Here are a few places you may find interesting to investigate:

  • Highland Gardens - 423 S. 18th St., Camp Hill, PA
    Located just of the I-83, this location has helped make Camp Hill homes for sale look their very best for decades. Unlike the big box stores, Highland Gardens is family-owned and operated, with more than 50 years serving this area. Delivery services add to the convenience of shopping here. Not only does the store carry a vast selection of flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees, it's also home to Stihl equipment. For those perfect finishing touches, consider some of the many pots, containers, and garden decor. Sketch and design services are also available to help start any landscaping venture.

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April
15

Arboretums Around Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

As the weather starts to warm up, we're all excited to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of springtime. If you happen to be in the area exploring some of the great Harrisburg homes for sale, we recommend taking a break to visit a few of the nearby arboretums and gardens. You might be surprised to learn just how many options you have to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

  1. Harrisburg Sunken Garden: 1210 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102
    While it's a small park, the Harrisburg Sunken Garden is worth a visit. It features a formal garden and a gazebo, both of which are excellent spots for photoshoots. This free garden is conveniently located near Riverfront Park, so it's easy to visit any time you're in the area.

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March
4

Craft Stores Around Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

March is Craft Month, so why not celebrate – or find – your favorite craft by heading out to a shop for supplies or inspiration? Crafting is relaxing yet productive since the result is a beautifully handcrafted piece to keep or give as a gift.

Our real estate agents suggest stopping by the following craft shops:

  • Tandy Leather Harrisburg – 3835 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109   
    Founded in 1919 with the goal of sharing leathercraft with the world, Tandy Leather carries anything you might need for your projects, including leather, machines and accessories; tools such as a stitching groover; hardware including buckles; and books and patterns. You'll also be able to learn about leathercraft through Tandy's Maker Spotlight, projects, and more at the shop, which is located near Harrisburg homes for sale.

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January
14

Dutch Country: 5 Places for Winter Hiking - BHHS Homesale Realty

There's something special about Pennsylvania Dutch Country in wintertime. Our real estate agents love getting out to explore the snowy landscape this time of year, and we're excited to share some of our favorite winter hiking destinations near Harrisburg homes for sale!

  1. Lancaster County Central Park - 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
    The largest park in Lancaster County, Lancaster County Central Park encompasses 544 acres of picturesque fields and forests. It's a lovely place for a family hike in any season, with over 12 miles of trails open year-round from dawn until dusk. In winter, the Conestoga Trail is a good place to start. Lancaster County Central Park is home to 3.3 miles of this long-distance hiking route, which traverses mostly flat, easy terrain as it crosses Lancaster County, often mere minutes from these Lancaster homes for sale.

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November
26

Landmark Farms - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

It's impossible to overestimate the impact that farmers have on our lives every single day. It's also easy to forget about all that farmers do, which is a problem National Farm-City Week hopes to rectify. The event is coming up November 20-26, and there's never been a better opportunity to appreciate our local farmers. 

With that in mind, our real estate agents are delighted to share some of our favorite farms in and around Pennsylvania's Dutch Country. Whether you're looking for a place to pick apples, cut down a Christmas tree, or simply enjoy the fresh bounty of the season, these are some of the best places to go: 

  • Lapp Valley Farm - 244 Mentzer Rd, New Holland, PA 17557
    Lapp Valley Farm has become one of the most popular ice cream destinations in Dutch Country. This dairy farm has been making homemade ice cream from the milk of their own dairy cows for decades, and the results are unlike anything you've ever tasted. The farm also offers fresh eggs and a variety of dairy products, along with a chance to see the cows being milked and hang out with a friendly cadre of cats and peacocks. You'll find Lapp Valley farm in the heart of Lancaster County, just minutes from these New Holland homes for sale.

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October
15

Dessert Destinations - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

The Dutch country of Pennsylvania is known for its serene country vistas and prosperous farms, but also its vibrant urban areas close by. If you're touring Harrisburg homes for sale or in nearby locations, our real estate agents can steer you in the right direction. 

  • Made With Love Not Gluten Bakery - 76 E. Main St., Mount Joy, PA 17552
    Need to go gluten-free? Just as the name implies, MWLNG bakery is here to help but also proves you don't have to give up on tasty food when you cut out the gluten. Enjoy a variety of food items, but if you're just in the mood for dessert after shopping among Mount Joy homes for sale, sample the cakes, muffins, biscotti, and scones.

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August
24

Elizabethtown Locals Come Together at the Fair

Elizabethtown PA


Elizabethtown, PA is a thriving picturesque community located in northwestern Lancaster County, PA. Just 10 miles south of Hershey and 20 miles from Harrisburg, Lancaster and York, Elizabethtown is a welcoming, tight-knit community with boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, microbreweries and coffee shops, and plenty of community events. Perhaps no Elizabethtown event is looked forward to as much as the Elizabethtown Fair.  

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June
15

Best PA Cities to Live


When people who live outside of "Lancaster County" hear that name, the first thing they think about is probably the amazing handicrafts and produce of the Amish. However, there's much more to Lancaster--in fact, several of its local cities have been named to WalletHub's list of the Best Places for Families to Live in Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County is dotted with picturesque small towns that offer a glimpse into the earliest past of the United States. Each town has its own story, and the best way to see it all is by visiting for yourself. Our team at BHHS Homesale Realty is available to give interested buyers a tour of both historic and modern homes.

Let's look at these top destinations in Lancaster County:

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August
19

When: August 22nd – 27th
Monday 5pm-11pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-11pm

 

Where: 900 E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

 

It's that time of year again to celebrate Lancaster County's agriculture, civic organizations, and local businesses at the Elizabethtown Fair! Beginning August 22nd this free event will offer various exhibits featuring animals, agriculture, competitive, and commercial exhibits.  The Etown Fair is the perfect place for people of all ages to get together with family and friends for a safe, fun, and exciting experience. The fair offers a petting zoo, entertainment, contests for all ages, rides, delicious food, and a fireworks display on the last night. Every day of the fair offers new activities to enjoy.

 

Monday: Let your kids cool off at the children's water balloon toss. At night listen to the sounds of The Fabulous Heartbreak, a tribute to Patsy Cline and Elvis.

 

Tuesday: Support your favorite local talents at the Talent Show with Dana and Galla

 

Wednesday: Let your children test their steadiness at the Egg and Spoon Race. Later get down with the Uptown Band.

 

Thursday: Take a couple minutes (or hours) to pet the some of the fluffiest farm animals at the Angorapalooza petting zoo.

 

Friday: Listen to the local country band Laredo and then catch Ashley Fletcher's Equine Show.

 

Saturday: You are getting sleepy, very sleepy…don't miss your chance to witness real hypnosis with Mike Bishop, Comedy Hypnotist.

 

For a full list of scheduled events visit http://Etownfair.org and also to get the latest information on sponsors, contests and more!

 

While you're enjoying yourself at the fair, stop by our Homesale Realty stand and say hello to our agents from the Elizabethtown and Mount Joy Offices! This year our children's coloring contest winner will win a Skyzone Trampoline Park Family Pack. Download the Image HERE and then drop off your kid's artwork at our stand or to our Elizabethtown Office by August 27th.

June
30

Elizabethtown PA Ribs & Riffs FestivalElizabethtown, PA is known for its quaint Main Street that is home to a variety of shops, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Many of the downtown buildings that give the city its charm and defines its history are original 19th and 20th century historic architectural structures.


Elizabethtown is also a city where local business organizations and residents work to keep their community alive and beautiful.  One such organization is the Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) group.

Market Street Improving Business

Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainability of the Elizabethtown, PA downtown area and its surrounding community. The group was formed by five local business owners who came together to keep the business district, center square, and main street thriving and self-sustaining. 


The orgnaization's main objectives are to revitalize and stabilize local businesses, educate local residents about the value of shopping locally, beautification projects around town, and opening channels of communication between the many groups, organizations, and businesses of Elizabethtown.


MSIB hosts several Elizabethtown events to bring the community to its downtown including E-Town 2nd Fridays, Elizabethtown's Arti Walk, 1st Annual Beans and Brew, Wine Walk, and the 1st Annual Ribs and Riffs Music Festival.  All funds raised or donated to MSIB are put directly into activities and improvements in the area.

Ribs & Riffs Music Festival

In what is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the summer, the first annual Ribs & Riffs Music Festival will be held Sunday, July 13th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ribs will be provided by Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille and the riffs will be provided by:

  • Little Heartbreakers. Start the afternoon off with the fresh pop sounds from this duo from Enola, PA.
  • Jason Gray Band. Liven up the afternoon with folk sounds from Lancaster, PA
  • Juan Catorce Band. Heat things up with the original pop sounds from this group based in Lancaster, PA.
  • Silver City Rodeo. With seven members playing instruments from steel guitar to the violin, the Americana sound of this Lancaster County band will get everyone on their feet.
  • The Octavia Blues Band. The evening will close with the powerful vocals and harmonica sounds from Octavia backed by her three-man band to create their unique "blues-roots" sound.

The festival will be held behind E-Town Rita's, located at 30 N. Market Street. Tents will be provided for shade and everyone is encouraged to bring their own chair to relax. Additional food vendors are expected to participate and will be announced as the event gets closer.

Getting Involved in MSIB

If you're an Elizabethtown business owner, MSIB could use your help. From fundraising events to marketing to planning events and activities, there's so many ways to lend your expertise to help keep Elizabethtown a place where local businesses can thrive. If you have a few hours to spare each month, take a look at where MSIB needs help, and pitch in.  

Living in Elizabethtown PA

If you'd like to become a part of our community, view our real estate listings for homes in Elizabethtown and contact Homesale Realty to schedule a showing.

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Elizabethtown College (or E-Town as it is fondly referred to by area residents) is located in western Lancaster County's Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.  A short drive from Harrisburg, Hershey, and Lancaster, almost 20,000 people call Elizabethtown home with more than 1,900 students enrolled at Elizabethtown College during the school year.

Elizabethtown College History
Chartered in 1899, by members of the Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown College was founded as an institution of higher education to support their denomination's beliefs.  The founder's charter stated the goal of Elizabethtown College was "to give such harmonious development to the physical, mental, and moral powers of both sexes as will best fit them for the duties of life and promote their spiritual interests." Today, the College's mission is dedicated to the same philosophy of "educating students intellectually, socially, aesthetically and ethically for lives of service and leadership as citizens of the world."

Elizabethtown Academics
Educational opportunities are excellent at Elizabethtown College. In addition to its professional studies, sciences and liberal arts programs, students have the opportunity to participate in service-learning programs, including student-faculty research, internships, fieldwork, and studying abroad.

The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, with 19 academic departments offering 53 majors, and 90+ minors.

E-Town is More Than Just School Books
E-Town takes a holistic approach to education, seeking to encourage not only academic education, but also personal growth and maturity. Education is more than its market value, but also a means to performing service to those around us in need. At Elizabethtown College, education expands beyond the classroom to include practical, real-life experiences through a variety of service and internship programs. These lead to valuable connections and networking opportunities, contributing to the high rate of post-graduation success E-Town students enjoy.

Elizabethtown Home Away from Home
Elizabethtown College's faculty and administrators strive to make each student feel as if E-Town is their home away from home.  The College provides a comfortable and safe environment with multiple dining locations, housing options, recreational and entertainment opportunities, college store, post office, and bank.  The campus is well-lit, and well-maintained with 24-hour security.

Elizabethtown College brings a wide variety of people to the area. Students, staff, and educators bring something special to the Elizabethtown. If you are ready to find a home in Elizabethtown and experience all the area has to offer, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group for the most comprehensive listings and friendliest service in Lancaster County.

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