Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So many festivals and events to choose from!

Nestled in Carroll Valley, PA, our resort is near the scenic Catoctin Mountains and is just a short drive from historic Gettysburg. The exciting and active surrounding area offers a nice compliment to our private and relaxing mountain setting. From Washington, D.C. to Harrisburg, PA, Liberty Mountain is at the center of this region's booming spring, summer and fall events calendar. With such a long list of events and festivals scheduled so close to home, which will you choose to attend?

The 23rd Annual Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Boiling Springs, PA will be held on Saturday, June 6th from 9am to 6pm. The festival features a long list of fine artists, great food and entertainment. There's FREE admission, FREE parking and FREE shuttle service which is practically unheard of in the world of festivals and craft shows. Boiling Springs is located about 45 minutes north of Liberty Mountain. Learn more about the festival here.

The Gettysburg Festival is one of the area's largest and most popular summer events. From June 18-29, the Gettysburg Festival will feature events in the culinary arts, visual arts, dance, theater, and music. Over 800 artists will participate in 100 spectacular events, many being free to the public! Click here for a full list of events and to buy tickets. With Gettysburg only being a short drive from Liberty Mountain, consider taking a break in between shows and events by spending a night or two in our hotel.

What could be better than spending the 4th of July watching Civil War Battle Reenactments at one of the most popular Civil War battle sites? The Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment will take place from July 3-5, celebrating the 146th anniversary of the battle. With five exciting battles, a Living History Village, fire demonstrations, food & beverages, and more, Gettysburg will be full of activity and adventure this upcoming 4th of July holiday. Click here for more information and to order advance tickets online.

Looking further into the calendar, we next mention the 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Ardentsville, PA. The weekends of October 3rd and 4th, and 10th and 11th will offer hundreds of arts & crafts vendors, demonstrations, food, entertainment, and contests. The festival is located at the heart of Pennsylvania's Apple Country and is only 20 miles northwest of Liberty Mountain. Check out a list of vendors and read about the festival's history here.

Only two more festivals to mention, promise!

There's only one word to describe the Catoctin Colorfest: HUGE! With over 350 arts & crafts vendors, the Colorfest is one of the area's largest festivals. For one weekend, October 10th and 11th, the town of Thurmont, MD is practically shut down to accommodate all the festival's activities and visitors. Fortunately, this wonderful festival is located just 15 minutes south of Liberty Mountain. Come spend an entire weekend with us and enjoy all of what Colorfest has to offer! The Catoctin Colorfest website is currently undergoing a "facelift", but keep checking it!

And last but not least, the Liberty Mountain Fall Fest. This event serves as both a fall festival and customer appreciation picnic. On Sunday, October 18th from 12 Noon to 4pm, Liberty Mountain invites friends, families and Season Passholders to visit the resort and get ready for the winter season! A special meal on the Alpine Patio will be prepared and Season Passes can be purchased and picked up. Kids and families can enjoy the pumpkin patch, scarecrow building and chairlift rides. Check out our website closer to fall to find out more!

As you can see, the area is certainly booming when it comes to events and festivals in the spring, summer and fall months. Both our Event Calendar and list of Regional Activities can keep you up-to-date on what's happening both at the resort and in the surrounding area. How awesome would it be to spend a night or two in the Liberty Hotel all while being at the center of this season's wonderful events opportunities!?! Call our resort today to book your stay - 717-642-8282! We hope to see you soon.

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