This Media Round-Up is continually updated as new info becomes available on What's New in 2019 for PA's Hershey & Harrisburg Region.

Harrisburg, PA - UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2018


Media Days Return In 2019

VHH has announced the popular Media Days Program will return in June and September 2019. The PR Department is accepting Media applications for the program until February 14, 2019. See more details...

Media Group 2018 - Fadra's Fallies

Media Tour & Tastings at Troegs Brewery (L-R): Susan Pazera, Moments on the Map and She's On the Go; Anne Parris, Midlife Boulevard; Shannon Entin, The TV Traveler; Fadra Nally, All Things Fadra; Lindsay Frank, See Mom Click


Opening in summer 2109, Reese’s Cupfusion attraction merges the world’s love of chocolate and peanut butter with a dark ride experience and state-of-the-art, multi-level game player technology that has something for everyone. Reese’s Cupfusion will engage multiple senses during the ride; sight, smell, touch and sound. The love for Reese’s is the center of it all as guests experience interactive family game play throughout the attraction with multiple ways to earn points. As a Reese’s Agent Trainee, it’s the guests’ mission to protect the Crystal Cup and ensure that the factory keeps running under the guidance of Commander Cup, a new character to be introduced in 2019. 


  • 100th Anniversary of Hersheypark Carrousel

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the iconic Hersheypark Carrousel, a featured attraction at the front of Hersheypark since 1944. Built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1919, the Hersheypark Carrousel is beautifully resorted and maintained with 42 hand-carved jumpers, 24 standers and two chariots. It was originally at Liberty Park in Baltimore, Maryland, until 1929 before it moved to Enna Jettic Park New York. The band organ is an elaborate 1926 Wurlitzer 153, creating an authentic sound to this historic carrousel that has delighted guests of all ages for decades.

MEDIA CONTACT: Reilly Fies, Communications Manager
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Request images/logos via email or 717-534-3396

Tröegs Brewery

  • General Store Selling Beer To-Go

New for 2019, the General Store inside the brewery in Hershey will offer growler and crowler fills of your favorite Tröegs beers including year-round favorites, Hop Cycle seasonals, limited Once-a-Year releases, Scratch Series beers, and more.

Splinter beers are for the believers, and the guided Splinter Tour is a deep dive into not only how Tröegs ages beer on wood, but why. You’ll taste developing beers from the handmade wood foeders alongside finished versions (pictured below), and you’ll sample barrel-aged beers with a perfectly paired small bite.

Troegs Splinter Cellar Area 2016

  • Tart & Fruit Series

The new Tart & Fruit Series is the perfect place to showcase the union of jammy fruit and the pucker of lactobacillus. Tröegs will feature three rotating Tart Ales throughout the year: Boysenberry, Raspberry, and Blood Orange & Cranberry. Pick up a 6-pack of cans, or look for bottles in their Anthology variety 12-packs.

  • Beer Garden

If you enjoy the outdoors, be sure to check out the seasonal Beer Garden and Food Truck at the Tröegs Brewery in Hershey. They feature “Second Friday” firkin tappings and live music throughout the summer months, plus seasonal Food Truck specials created in-house by the Snack Bar team. Beer Garden opens spring 2019. Follow @troegsbeer for details.

  • Harvest Hopfest

Every fall, the Tröegs Brewing Team heads to the Pacific Northwest for one of the most critical trips of the year: hop selection. They invite fans to join them to celebrate all things hoppy at the annual Harvest Hopfest weekend. Enjoy hop-centric beers, signature HopDash 5k Race, live music in the Beer Garden, and more. Details at

  • Bikes & Beers

Bikes & Beers returns to Tröegs this summer. Participants enjoy a casual 15- or 30-mile ride beginning and ending at the brewery. The course traverses the greater Hershey area and includes pit-stops along the way offering snacks to keep riders nourished throughout the day. All skill levels are welcome to participate. Learn more at

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Herb, Marketing Communications Coordinator
Tröegs Independent Brewing Company or 717-534-1297 x119

Susquehanna Art Museum

In 2019 Susquehanna Art Museum at The Marty and Tom Philips Family Art Center is pleased to bring the Hershey & Harrisburg Region a selection of exciting and diverse exhibitions and educational programs.

Susquehanna Art Museum

  • Rotating Exhibitions: Contemporary Israeli artists, international photographers, painters, and even Picasso.
  • Educational Programs: kids classes, yoga in the gallery, figure drawing, and more.
  • See more at

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Nye, Director of Exhibitions
Susquehanna Art Museum at The Marty and Tom Philips Family  Art Center or 717-233-8668 x2003

PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

The massive venue announced it will be undergoing a $20 million capital project. Details of that project will be released at a later date.


Click HERE to see a complete listing of what is new for the PA Farm Show Event taking place at the complex Jan. 6-12, 2019.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Opened in Hershey Towne Square

The four founders of the Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery + Restaurant opened the doors of their 16th brewery location in November 2018 in the new Hershey Towne Square retail complex in downtown Hershey. The new 9,000-square-foot brewery and 290-seat restaurant includes a full bar and outdoor seating.

  • REVIEW: Iron Hill Brewery + Restaurant in Hershey posted Nov. 19, 2018 on It's A Brew Life.

Iron Hill Brewery Rendering 2018

Iron Hill was founded in 1996 by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies. It now operates more than a dozen locations including Delaware and New Jersey well as an upcoming location in South Carolina, according to a article.

The brewery is joined in the new commercial complex by Primanti Bros., Starbucks, Jersey Mike's Subs, Jerky Outlet, Freshido, and Three Little Birds Boutique, with more to come according to the two companies behind the project, Lancaster-based TONO Architects and RVG Management & Development Company in Wormleysburg, PA.

Rubber Soul Brewery Coming to Hershey in 2019

The historic Englewood Barn, once home to dairy operations on the Milton Hershey Farm, will soon be home to the newest brewery and restaurant in the Hershey & Harrisburg Region in 2019.

Englewood Barn Rendering for Rubber Soul BreweryDevelopers Loto Station, LLC and Rubber Soul Brewing Company will begin a multi-million dollar renovation to the 150-year-old barn that is slated to include a brewery, 130-seat restaurant and 200-seat patio area with fire pits, plus an area for live music by local and nationally touring musicians. The venue will also have ample special event space for corporate events and weddings for up to 700 people. 

Rubber Soul co-founder Jesse Prall is a native of the Hershey & Harrisburg Region, growing up in the small town of Steelton near Harrisburg and graduating from Bishop McDevitt High School. Prall co-founded the popular micro-brewing brand with friends in Salisbury, MD in 2012 and said he is excited the new project will bring him home again.