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Story Ideas - Fall Flavored Features 2010 - Aug 2010 - FINAL

Dear Friends,

Summer 2010 will soon be a memory and it’s time to start thinking about the fall travel season.  There is no better place to get a taste of autumn than in the Hershey Harrisburg region!

This region is perfect for the season with local farmers’ markets, a massive national car show, and of course Halloween in Hershey.  We also have annual Jazz Festivals, covered bridges, wineries, pumpkin patches, local cuisine, and more.

If you have interest in any of the 2010 Fall Flavor Feature Ideas, I would be happy to work with you. As always, if you are on assignment for a story featuring our area, it would be my pleasure to work with you to develop a customized itinerary for a visit this fall. Contact Rick@HersheyHarrisburg.org or call 717-231-2992.

Looking forward to working together,


Rick Dunlap
Director of Communications & Public Relations


2010 Fall Flavored Features
“Ten for ’10 – Story Ideas”
Seasons are the reason to visit the HHR

3 Unique Destinations in 1 Sweet Vacation – Hub & Spoke Travel

ANYTIME -- Families can experience “3 American Originals In 1 Sweet Vacation” by staying in Pennsylvania’s Hershey Harrisburg Region.  The historic Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish communities in Lancaster and legendary battlefields from the Civil War in Gettysburg are quick and easy day trips from centrally located Hershey Harrisburg.

Harrisburg’s History Through Art – Art of History

NOW – JAN 2, 2011 -- Harrisburg continues to celebrate its SusqueCentennial in 2010 – misspelled to celebrate the mighty Susquehanna River that runs through the city.  Through January 2, 2011, the Susquehanna Art Museum is hosting “People, Places and Things: A Celebration of Harrisburg’s Artistic Heritage” that will showcase portraits, landscapes, and still life through a variety of artistic mediums. This is just one of the many unique museums and art galleries in the region.

Taste of the Town – Restaurant Week

SEPT -- Both Harrisburg and Hershey will host Restaurant Week this September.  Harrisburg will Pamper Your Palate from September 13-17 with 3 course meals for just $30 at select participating restaurants.  Hershey Restaurant Week will offer the same deal from September 12-18 at nine of the resort town’s most elegant restaurants including the famed Circular Dining Room at The Hotel Hershey, the delectable Devon Seafood Grill, the local cuisine of Harvest, and the new Trevi5 Italian restaurant.  Three course dinner meals are $30, with some of the restaurants having three course lunches for $15. Schedule a visit to taste the difference in the HHR.

Festivals & Finds – Music & More

SEPT & OCT -- The Summer Music Series winds down at Fort Hunter with the 4th Annual Jazz Festival from September 11-12.  This serene park along the Susquehanna River also hosts the Pennsylvania Indians’ Festival on October 3.  The city of Harrisburg caps the summer season with the popular Kipona celebration with art, music, and food along Riverfront Park from September 4-6.    

It’s Hockey Season In Chocolatetown – 2010 Champions

OCT-APR -- Get your game on! From October through April, come out to GIANT Center and see the 11-time Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears skate to perfection and listen to the roar of the enthusiastic crowd. Tickets start at $16.50.

A Town Made for Halloween - Hershey, PA

OCT -- October is a spooktacular time to visit The Sweetest Place On Earth® for Hersheypark® In the Dark; Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica; Hershey®’s Chocolate World attraction’s new Create Your Own Bar experience; The Hershey Story, the Museum on Chocolate Avenue’s Chocolate Lab; and Hershey Gardens fall foliage. The Hershey Resorts Advantage packages makes this an affordable time to stay at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, or Hershey Highmeadow Campground.

AACA 2010 Rolls Into Hershey – World’s Largest Car Show

OCT -- The Antique Automobile Club of America’s 2010 Eastern Division’s Fall Meet makes its way into Hershey over four days this fall. From October 6-9, this massive event will overtake the expansive grounds surrounding the GIANT Center and Hersheypark.  It is the largest flea market and show of its kind in the world!  Gotta see it to believe it.

A Horse is a Horse, of Course, of Course – PA National Horse Show

OCT -- Recognized in the equine world as one of the premier events of the year, professional and novice riders and general fans of horses attend this spectacular event. This annual event takes place from October 14-23 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.

U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review – March Into History

NOV -- This November the region will host a commemorative weekend of activities including a historic precession with over 100 African American soldiers in Civil War uniforms marching as they did in 1865. This event commemorates the only Grand Review of African American patriots who fought in the Civil War. Harrisburg was the only city in America to host such an event following the war when U.S. Colored Troops were not invited to the Grand Review of the Armies event in Washington D.C.

2010 HHRVB Photo Contest - "Friends & Family In Focus 2010" 

ENDS NOV 15 -- Our photo contest is asking for your favorite pictures and fondest memories from your vacation with family and friends in the HHR. Tell us the story behind the photo and your entry could land your smiling faces and entertaining stories in our 2011 Visitors Guide and on our web site.  Email photos & story submissions for this contest to photos@HersheyHarrisburg.org. 

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110