What's happening in York this weekend
The York Fair runs Sept. 8-17 at the York Expo Center, with a huge variety of games, rides, foods, contests, vendors and performances. Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday and noon Monday through Thursday. Admission: $8 adults, $4 children 6-18 and college students with ID, 5 and under free, parking $7. For special deals on admission, check http://yorkfair.org.
Randolph Mantooth, star of "Emergency!" on NBC, will hold fundraising autograph sessions for the public Saturday and Sunday. Sept. 9-10. He'll be present at the rededication of the York Fair Fire Department Station 51 and will be the grand marshal of the annual Salute to Heroes Parade.
Frankie Ballard, Michael Ray and Danielle Bradbery kick things off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Bradbery, Season 4 winner of the TV show "The Voice," gets things going before Ballard and Ray — who have combined for five No. 1 country singles — take the stage. All tickets $20.
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are together again, bringing their blue-collar comedy to the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets: $39-$54.
Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The group's Southern-style rock classics include "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man" and "Free Bird." Tickets: $29-$44. There are also meet-and-greet and VIP packages available.
The parking lot at Penn State York's Pullo Center will turn into a drive-in movie theater for the night on Friday, Sept. 8. The University Programming Board will present "Despicable Me 3" at 7:30 p.m. and "Baby Driver" at 9:30 p.m. Free, popcorn provided. A tuner system will allow people to stay in their cars, and there will be a spot available for people to sit on lawn chairs or blankets that they bring.
Revel in the wackiness that is Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs." The "Star Wars" spoof starring Rick Moranis and John Candy will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Rated: PG. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.
Enjoy the blooms of the season with Late Summer and Fall Flowers, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Nixon County Park. A naturalist will lead a hike to see the blooms and the animals that rely on them. Ages 10 and up. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
The Vintage Wine Fest pairs wines from around the world with food from local restaurants in an afternoon of outdoor entertainment in downtown York. From 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Cherry Lane will have tastes of more than 60 wines to go with bites from more than 10 restaurants, with some of the proceeds going to the Cultural Alliance of York County. Tickets: $45-$75, designated driver $25. Information: www.vintagewinefest.com.
The Belmont Theatre presents "Les Miserables: School Edition," Sept. 15-24 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. The beloved musical will be performed entirely by students. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org or 717-854-5715.
Port Ellis, a five-piece band from York, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at York College's DeMeester Recital Hall. The band uses vocals and textured arrangements to create emotive soundscapes. Free.