The 48th annual National Apple Harvest Festival boasts hundreds of vendors, food, contests, children's activities, animals, entertainment and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at South Mountain Fairgrounds along Route 234 near Arendtsville, Adams County. Admission: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and older, free for children under 12. Information: (717) 677-9413 or www.appleharvest.com.
Eat, Drink and Be Scary First Friday events run from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in downtown York. Several breweries will offer samples for the third annual Beer Festival, and the Yorktowne Hotel will feature a Howl-o-ween dog costume contest at 5:30 p.m. Children will get their own fun with a costume parade at 6 p.m. at Growing Up Green and a free comic-book class and other kid-friendly activities at 7 p.m. at The York Emporium. Didi Deluxe and The Dirty Devils will play rockabilly music on North Beaver Street all evening, and the Strand-Capitol will host its $3 Jazz in the City concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Information: (717) 849-2331 or downtownyorkpa.com.
The 15th annual Women's Show features hundreds of exhibitors, live entertainment, demonstrations, fashion shows and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Admission: $4. Information: (717) 792-0098 or www.thepeak985.com.
The rocking Texan-Latino blues brothers of Los Lonely Boys will perform with special guest Thom Chacon at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $29-$39. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
Comedian Margaret Cho brings her stand-up show “Mother” to York at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Click here to read an interview with Cho about the show. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
New York-based Irish musical group Girsa will give a music and dance performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Marketview Arts Center, 37 W. Philadelphia St. Local favorite Irish Blessing will open the show. Bring your own instruments along for a pre-show music session at 2:45 p.m. followed by a reception. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 3-22. Information: (717) 763-5744 or www.sfmsfolk.org.
The annual Shrewsbury Fall Fest features arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations, food and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown Shrewsbury. Information: (717) 235-8210 or www.visitshrewsburypa.com.
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DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., re-imagines the classic fairy tale “Snow White” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Performances continue at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: (717) 848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.
The York Symphony Orchestra's classical concert season begins with selections from Stravinsky's “Firebird,” Mussorgsky (Ravel) and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Russian pianist Valentina Igoshina will be the featured guest. Tickets: $36-$56. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
The annual Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to the Capitol Theatre with 10 short films the audience can vote on to determine the winner. The festival films will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Tickets: $9. Information: (717) 846-1111, www.strandcapitol.org or www.manhattanshort.com.
The District 3 Individual Golf Championships will take place Friday and Saturday at Briarwood Golf Club. The York-Adams League will be led by West York's Josh Rinehart, the three-time York-Adams champion.
All 22 York-Adams League football teams will take to the field this weekend, with nine games on Friday night and two more on Saturday afternoon. It's the first weekend of league action for Division I and Division II teams.
Tickets to see “Bad to the Bone” blues rockers George Thorogood and the Destroyers in concert at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. Tickets are $42-$52 and will be available by calling (717) 846-1111 or visiting www.strandcapitol.org.
Tickets for the first-ever Sweetest Pint Pub Tour in downtown York are on sale now. The guided tour will last from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at Central Market and visiting several local pubs to sample craft beers paired with chocolate-inspired dishes. Tickets are $30 before Wednesday, Oct. 10, and $35 afterward. Get tickets at www.sweetestpint.com or sweetestpint.eventbrite.com.