Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Autumn destination: Authentic Adams County near Gettysburg in southern Pennsylvania

Apple Harvest Festival is first two full weekends in October (NAHF)

Planning to tour historic Gettysburg this autumn; or traveling near Washington D.C., Baltimore Md. and Harrisburg Pa.? Consider routing your RV through ‘Authentic’ Adams County in south-central Pennsylvania.

National Apple Harvest Festival

For the 54th year, the National Apple Harvest Festival is being held outdoors the first two full weekends in October. It is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country,

"We continue to focus on what people want when they come to an old-fashioned festival like ours,” says Andrew Robinson, festival publicity official. “We’ve adapted over the years to include dozens of new food options, as well as, craft beers, wine and distilled beverages.”

Admission tickets include all the live entertainment, attractions, exhibits and orchard bus tours. There is lots of room for RVs in several parking fields along with shuttle bus or wagon service to the festival grounds.

(National Apple Harvest Festival)
The National Apple Harvest Festival
615 Narrows Road
Biglerville, PA 17307
(717) 677-9413

Dates & Times rain or shine
Oct. 5-6 and 12-13, 2019
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays 

General (12+) - $10, Seniors (60+) -  $9, Military w/ ID - $9 (at gate).
Kids under 12 - Free.
Two-Day Flex Admission (12+) - $17.

The Barns of Adams County

"The scenic landscape of Adams County is peppered with barns. Some are new, many are aged, many are kept alive more than a hundred years by love and restoration,” according to the Destination Gettysburg website.

"Each barn has a story of the people who built it, who have used it, for some it is a story of bloodshed." The barns of Adams County "have become more than just a place for animals and feed."  Discover how they have been used "for celebrations, for interpretation and for nourishment.”

Looking to spend a few days?  Here’s a link to cabins and campgrounds.

--  Julianne G. Crane

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

'Long Live Rock' front of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland. (RockHall.com)

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame could take days to fully explore and enjoy. There are dozens of galleries and exhibits in its seven levels of building space. The average stay is a little under three hours.

R & R Hall of Fame, from Lake Erie. (Wikipedia)
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was formed in 1983, with the physical Rock Hall opening its doors in 1995 on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. The "mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and concerts."

Elvis - the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Exhibit. (RockHall.com)
There cannot be a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame without the "King." In 1986 Elvis Presley was one of the first ten performers to be inducted.

Since 1995 there has been a permanent Elvis exhibit. "Each year new artifacts are sent in from Graceland, a longstanding agreement that keeps the exhibit alive, dynamic, and as unpredictable as the next swivel of his pelvis," according to the Rock Hall officials.

This exhibit takes "a deeper look at the man behind the myth." There is an exclusive film on the artist’s life and impact on pop culture ... along with his custom 1975 SuperTrike motorcycle.

Live performances

2019 Inductees 'The Zombies' perform Aug. 17 at Rock Hall.
One of the extremely popular features of the R & R Hall of Fame are the live outdoor performances.

The Zombies, one of the 2019 Rock Hall Inductees, will perform on the Rock Hall Live stage on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3 pm ET.

"Innovative arrangements, gorgeous choral harmonies, and impeccable musicianship made the Zombies one of the most admired and influential groups of the 1960s."

Ticket holders will be able to tour the Rock Hall’s exhibits, including the brand new exhibitions celebrating the 2019 Inductees and 'Woodstock at 50'.

Click here for a complete list of Summer Events.

If you go:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 781-7625

Summer Hours
July - August
Sunday - Tuesday 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 10 am-9 pm

Regular Hours of Operation
Daily 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am-9 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Ticket Prices
General Admission: $26
Senior (65+): $24
Youth (6-12): $16
Ages 5 and under: Free

Box Office Only
College Students: $24*
Military & First Responders: $24*
Northeast Ohio Resident (zip codes 440-443): $21*
*available only at Rock Hall box office; requires valid ID

Motor Coach/RV/Bus parking (April-January Only)
North Port Lot, Dock 32
Contact: Mac Howard at mhoward@spplus.com and dtomco@spplus.com
Rate: $30 - $42 (subject to change)
Overnight parking is available.

-- Julianne G. Crane
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