Quick bites: Brown’s fall fest; Yorktoberfest; oyster fest


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York History Center

Oyster celebration

The York County History Center’s long-running oyster festival, now dubbed History on the Half Shell, returns this month to perk up Yorkers’ palates.

The fun goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York. Admission and parking are free, with food pay as you go.

Food options include oysters — served stewed, nude and fried — as well as crabcakes, shrimp, soup, apple fritters and other items. Live music will be provided by the Indian Summer Jars. Artisans will demonstrate their crafts, and gallery tours will be available.

For more details, visit or call 717-848-1587.

York Fairgrounds

Beer, wine fest

Sample more than 200 alcoholic beverages during the Yorktoberfest beer and wine festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township.

Organized by CrocodileDog Marketing to benefit the Sons of the American Legion, the annual festival this year features more than 120 Pennsylvania wines and more than 100 craft ales and lagers. Live music will be playing all afternoon, and a variety of vendors will have stands.

Attendees receive a souvenir glass and samples. A wine pass is $20 and a beer pass is $35. VIPs pay $25 for the wine pass and $40 for the beer pass but are admitted at noon for a first crack at the offerings. Designated drivers, for $15, receive craft sodas, water and a T-shirt.

For more details, visit

Brown’s Orchards

Fall Fest

Bring the family and celebrate the season at Brown’s Orchards Fall Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the orchard and farm market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South near Loganville.

The festival features arts and crafts, children’s activities, wagon and pony rides, games, food and more. Admission is free; some activities have a fee.

For more details, visit or call 717-428-2036.

Note: An earlier version of this article contained incorrect information from the Yorktoberfest website. It has been updated.