Best of October entertainment in York
The second annual Glen Rocktoberfest Beer Festival runs 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Ruins Park in Glen Rock. The event offers craft beer samplings from 11 breweries and live music on two stages throughout the day. Tickets: $15 VIP, includes noon admission, wristband for beer and wine, tickets for five beer samples and souvenir beer mug; general admission $10; $1 admission doesn't include craft beer samples. Information: www.glenrockmillinn.com.
Visit the world of Beatrix Potter with "The Adventures of Peter Rabbit," Oct. 7-23 at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, 100 Carlisle Ave. The play follows Potter's life and how her stories came to be. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 or $14. There is also a tea with Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, with tea and confections served and garden-party finery encouraged, tickets $10 include $3 off a ticket for that afternoon's matinee. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 848-8623.
Help assemble a York Cityscape in cardboard at We Can Build This City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The event is part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, with more then 270,000 participants in 53 countries building anything they can dream of using cardboard. The 6-foot tall York Cityscape will celebrate York's 275th anniversary and will be available to walk through at the museum Oct. 15 through November. Free. Information: www.facebook.com/wecanbuildthiscity/or 717-812-9255.
Oktoberfest comes to Hanover, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 throughout downtown Hanover. Ticket holders can try samples of wines, beers and ciders at local businesses along with live music. Tickets: $15, designated driver $5. Information: www.mainstreethanover.org.
See the bright colors of the fall with the Ma and Pa Railroad Foliage Rides. The train takes riders through the Muddy Creek Valley during one of the most beautiful times of the year. Trains run hourly, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9-23, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, from the Ma and Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaandPaRailroad.com.
PeoplesBank Park will transform for Panic at the Ballpark, Oct. 8-29. A "twisted spin on baseball" will include theatrical performances, special effects and interactive audio and visual media that will turn a force of vengeance and evil against spectators. Tickets: $19 in advance, $24 at the gate, best suited for ages 12 and up. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Information: www.panicattheballpark.com.
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 join forces for The Summit, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. The pop vocal groups will combine for a concert event. Tickets: $69-$49. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
The York Symphony Orchestra makes a stop on its Musical Journey Through Time season with A Baroque Beginning, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The concert features guest violinist Odin Rathnam on Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons." Tickets start at $9 adults, $5 students. Information: www.yorksymphony.org or 846-1111.
Get your oysters at History on the Half Shell (formerly Oyster Festival), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The feast features oysters stewed, nude and fried, steamed shrimp, crab cakes, apple fritters and more York County favorites. Benefits the York County History Center. Free, food a la carte. Information: yorkcountyhistorycenter.org.
Find out about the dark history of York at the Spooky York Downtown Dark History Tour, a walking tour through downtown York that will introduce you to a famous murder trial, a ghost at the Yorktowne Hotel, a worker who just won't stop and York's connection to the Underground Railroad. Tours: 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26, beginning at Continental Square. Tickets: $20. Information: downtownyorkpa.com.
Arlo Guthrie comes to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., for a performance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The prolific songwriter, storyteller and activist has become an icon in folk music. Tickets start at $45. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
What's spookier than the woods in fall? YWCA York's Camp Cann-Edi-On will make those woods spookier with Haunted Trails, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the camp, 870 Sheepbridge Road, York Haven. There will be plenty of thrills for everyone as well as a less scary kiddie trail for the younger guests, trick-or-treating at the cabins, games and food. Admission: $5, young children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 717-845-2631.
Share an Intimate Performance by Sarah McLachlan, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The singer-songwriter has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and won three Grammys, founded the Lilith Fair and raised $7 million for local and national charities. Tickets start at $65. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The Pennsylvania Philharmonic will perform Beethoven Masterworks, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Pullo Center. The concert includes Symphony No. 7 and the Choral Fantasy. Tickets: $39-$35. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
See the dark side of theater at the first DreamFrights Haunted House, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at DreamWrights, 100 Carlisle Ave. The theater's creative minds are scaring up an event with three fright factor levels for different ages. Open: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28 (menacing); 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29 (mild); 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 (medium); 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 (menacing). Tickets: $10. Information: www.dreamwrights.org.
Barry Bostwick hosts a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" 40th anniversary screening, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Pullo Center. Tickets: $95 VIP, $45. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
It isn't Halloween in York without the York Halloween Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The parade features floats, bands, dance troupes, individuals and groups celebrating Halloween. The parade starts at the York Fairgrounds and goes east on Market Street to Broad Street. The route features a Family Fun Zone, 1-3 p.m. at the corner of Market and George streets. Information: www.yorkhalloweenparade.com.
The York Jewish Community Center features its 2016 Jewish Film Festival, Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. The films featured are "For the Love of Spock," Oct. 30; "Remember," Nov. 13; and "The Last Laugh," Nov. 20. Showtimes: 4 p.m. at Frank Theatres Queensgate Stadium 13. Tickets $12. Information: yorkjcc.org.