What's happening in York this weekend
The York Fair runs Sept. 6-15 at the York Expo Center, and along with the rides, food, contests, games and exhibits, the fair will feature concerts, shows and special appearances through the run. Favorites that are coming back include the racing pigs and dogs, Goat Mountain and the duck slide. Opening times: 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, noon Monday through Thursday. Admission: adults $8, children 6-18 and college students with ID, $4; free for children 5 and under; promos offer discounts most days. Parking: $7. Information: https://yorkfair.org.
See a free screening of "Akeelah and the Bee" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. The film is part of the Capitol's Black Film Series and is also the First Friday Family Film. When 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson unexpectedly wins her school's spelling bee, her principal pushes for her to go all the way to the national bee. Information: appellcenter.org.
The York Fair has a full lineup of concerts scheduled at the grandstand. Country superstar Brad Paisley opens with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, with guests Tyler Rich and Payton Smith; tickets: $45-$60. "America's Got Talent" winner ventriloquist Darci Lynne brings her friends to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; tickets: $20-$35. Bethel Music will perform worship music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9; tickets $20-$35. Triple Play Tuesday features classic rock from Tesla, Jackyl and Kix, 7 p.m. Tuesday; tickets $25-$35. The free Let Freedom Ring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, includes Shatter X, Stoney Lonesome, Dave Bray USA and Kayla Kroh. Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band bring more country star power to the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12; tickets $20-$35. Information: https://yorkfair.org.
The story of York native and pro wrestler BJ Walker comes to the screen as the Capitol Theatre screens "Wrestling with the Streets," with an introduction by documentary filmmakers Francisco Soto and Miles Murdaugh. Showtime: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Free. Information: appellcenter.org.
Help the Penn State Master Gardeners preserve their garden at the York County Annex during a Native Plant and Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at the annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road. The gardeners have spent decades building a native garden around the annex, and with the land sold and nowhere to transplant the plants immediately, a plant rescue is underway. The Master Gardeners will dig plants from the garden for a $5 per plastic grocery bag, with the buyers taking them to establish native landscaping on properties around York County, Information: https://extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/york,
Kent McCord of "Adam 12" will be at the York Fair, with appearances at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the grandstand. VIP tickets: $45. Information: https://yorkfair.org.
Enjoy nature with a Fall Bird Wander, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Nixon Park. Naturalist Andrew Wolfgang will lead the hike to identify birds that are moving in for the winter and those who are just passing through. For ages 10 and up. Free. Information: yorkcountyparks.org.
Dweezil Zappa comes to the Strand Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 8, leading a seven-piece band in energetic versions of his own work and the songs of his father, Frank Zappa. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $34.63. Information: appellcenter.org.
Country band Reckless Kelly brings decades of musicianship to the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The group has had a string of critically acclaimed albums, including "Long Night Moon," which won a Grammy in 2013. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $19. Information: appellcenter.org.