What's happening this weekend in York

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Joan Osborne


Hear seven-time Grammy Award nominee Joan Osborne at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, as the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. presents Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: www.appellcenter.org.

Dressed as a princess fairy, Harmony Brown, 4, of Lancester poses for a photo in the Dark Realm area Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the 25th Annual Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm in Codorus Township. Amanda J. Cain photo


Fairies will come out for fall as Spoutwood Farm Center presents its first Fall Fairie Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14-15 at the center, 4255 Pierceville Road, Glen Rock. The festival will include many elements of the popular May Dy Fairie Festival, including live music, bubbles, magicians, goblins, fairies and drum circles, with the addition of autumnal elements such as pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples and scarecrow making.  Admission: $15 adults, $5 children. Information: www.spoutwood.org.

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John Ellis of Spring Garden samples the "peaches own" IPA at the Gift Horse Brewing Company booth during Yorktoberfest Beer and Wine Festival at the York Fairgrounds, Sunday October 11, 2015. John A. Pavoncello - jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com


Yorktoberfest brings a huge selection of beers and wines to the York Expo Center Saturday, Oct. 14, with more than 120 Pennsylvania wines and more than 80 craft ales and lagers available for tasting, along with local foods and live music. Time: noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $20 wine pass includes wine glass and limitless sampling; $35 beer pass includes souvenir glass and limitless sampling; $15 desginated driver includes T-shirt, craft sodas and water. Information: www.yorktoberfest.com.

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Take in the Rail Trail with a Halloween twist with the Pumpkin Walk, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. A 0.6-mile stretch of the Heritage Rail Trail by the Seven Valleys parking lot will be decorated and lit with hand-carved pumpkins; pumpkin decorators of all ages are invited to participate in advance. Donation: $5. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.

Want to get into the Halloween Spirit? Enjoy silent films? You're in luck as the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., presents Lon Chaney in the 1925 classic "Phantom of the Opera" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. There will be live organ accompaniment by Don Kinnier. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.

Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck will have hr debut with the York Symphony Orchestra Oct. 14.


The York Symphony Orchestra will begin its classical series with "Prost! A Toast to Oktoberfest," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The concert, the second of the "World Tour" season, will feature works by Brahms, Schubert and Mozart, the debut of concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck and works featuring the York Symphony Chorus. Tickets begin at $9 for adults, $5 students. Information: www.YorkSymphony.org or 717-846-1111.

Raw oysters are shown during Oyster Festival Heritage Celebration at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum in York City, Pa. on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Dawn J. Sagert - dsagert@yorkdispatch.com


Oysters take center stage at History on the Half Shell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the York County History Center's Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The event, formerly the Oyster Festival, features oysters stewed, nude and fried, as well as steamed shrimp, crab cakes, pork barbecue, mac and cheese, chicken corn soup, apple fritters and beer, wine and soda,  along with music, historic crafts and the exhibits in the museum. Free, pay for food and drinks. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.

The Spooky York Downtown Dark History Tour follows Scott Butcher's book "Spooky York" and former Gettysburg ghost tour guide Megan Feeser through downtown York's creepiest sites. Starting at Continental Square, Feeser will give some background York history followed by a 90-minute excursion to places such as the old York County courthouse on Market Street, where the hex murders were tried, and the former Lafayette Club, which Stuart, the caretaker, continues to haunt, according to accounts from York College employees.  Admission: $20, $25 for Saturdays. Dates: Oct. 18, 21, 25, 29 and 30. Kristen Dempwolf, from Downtown Inc, was trained under Feeser and will lead the Oct. 29 and 30 tours.Time: 6:30 p.m. Each tour will admit 30 guests. Website: downtownyorkpa.com/spookyyork.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band's Rhythm in Blues jazz ensemble will bring American jazz to the Pullo Center for a free concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, on the campus of Penn State York. The 13-piece ensemble tours the Eastern U.S. to inspire patriotism and share the story of the Air Force. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.

Brian Regan


Get ready to laugh with Brian Regan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. The stand-up comedian presents material that is relatable to generations and suitable for all ages. Tickets: $49.50-$59.50. Information: www.appellcenter.org.