Hershey Harrisburg Blog

Category - Families

Mar 16, 2017

2017 Springtime in the Park

Stop. Now, listen very carefully. Do you hear it? If you visit the Hershey Harrisburg Region in April, the sound will be hard to miss. Gears churning. Wood vibrating. Steel roaring. The unmistakable sounds of Hersheypark ® , alive for the season and ready for visitors. Springtime in the Park TM opens April 8-9, 14-16. This year, there’s an additional
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Feb 6, 2017

Winter in Hershey Harrisburg

Winter in Hershey isn’t quite the sleepy town you may picture it to be. Yes, the rollercoasters are hibernating and the carousel horses are taking a rest. But the town is still alive with many winter-friendly activities worth a weekend getaway. Let’s start with a warning about bears. Not the kind you see in the woods, but the kind that are
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Jan 4, 2017

Engaging Education in the Region

When you’re looking for indoor fun this winter season, consider these museums and attractions. These places aren’t simply areas where you walk through and look at photos. Instead, each place is immersive and hands-on. Your family will love learning through these unique and engaging opportunities found in the Hershey Harrisburg Region. At a place
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Dec 5, 2016

The 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Each year, more than half a million visitors – and 6,000 animals - arrive at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this particular event is hailed as the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition. And while we can’t unveil what this year’s butter sculpture will be (trust us, we tried!), we can give you a few farm
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Nov 18, 2016

Holiday Films at Midtown Cinema

While you’ll find the usual suspects at this independent film cinema (popcorn, candy), you’ll also find a few other snacks that are less common. Like cappuccinos and ice cream. You can even bring in a beer from the brewery next-door . Nestled on the corner of Riley and 3rd streets, Midtown Cinema provides an inviting atmosphere to bring the family,
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Oct 26, 2016

Honoring Our Veterans

On the first anniversary of World War I in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson marked November 11 as Armistice Day: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory." Armistice Day continued through 1954, when Veteran’s Day
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Sep 29, 2016

Take a Peek at These Leaves

It’s the most colorful time of the year! The time of year when you can feast your eyes on fall foliage. Tucked within the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains, The Hershey Harrisburg Region transforms into a festival of fall colors. Golden yellows. Rusty reds. Fiery oranges.
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Sep 29, 2016

Festive Fall Days and Sweetly Spooky Nights

Autumn days are ablaze with the colors of the season. With cold weather right around the corner, it’s best to soak in as much outdoor time during the weeks leading up to the holiday season as you can. So, spend cool fall days down on the farm (or in the orchard), and crisp nights with the sweet sensations in Hershey. Strites Orchard has been
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Sep 12, 2016

Therapy Riding at PA National Horse Show

Are you a “horse person?” There are probably a lot of people who would say, "no." Sure, you like horses but you don’t own one or ride one and you’ve never been to a competition. So if you’re not a horse person, then why go to a horse show? Oh, so many reasons! But we want to start by highlighting one very special reason that may all-too-often go unnoticed.  
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Sep 2, 2016

Naturally Enthralling Family Outdoor Adventures

Warm weather seasons are the perfect time to bring your family to experience the natural beauty and wonderful learning opportunities at Wildwood Park & Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg, Hershey Gardens in Hershey, and the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art in Millersburg. Located on the edge of Harrisburg, the fun and free Wildwood Park offers
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