Tourism officials reporting preliminary results from 2nd Annual Great American Outdoor Show and four other major events in February will have an economic impact of at least $75 million for the Hershey Harrisburg Region.
A roster of special events and programs throughout the Hershey Harrisburg Region will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in 2015 by honoring the significant people, places, and events of the war.
The widely popular Chocolate-Covered February celebration returns to Hershey, PA for the 11th year with more ways to enjoy the entire month of events, programs, packages, and activities dedicated to all things chocolate. Get an overview of the events calendar & costs and see what is new for 2015.
HHRVB reported an impressive year of results for the fiscal year and the best year for the local tourism industry since 2008. Accomplishments include 122 new events secured worth over $102 million to the regional economy; spikes in website traffic and travel planner requests; 14,000 new followers on social media and increased interest from travel media. See charts outlining region's recovery in 3 major travel indicators from 2008 to 2014.
Following big Mecum Auction debut for the HHR in July, the area's tourism industry prepares for popular car shows and events that help to drive visitation to the region in late summer & fall. See just a sampling of the events for the car culture enthusiast.
Mecum will return to the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015 following reports of unprecedented sales and attendance for its first car & motorcycle auction in the North East U.S. held this July in the HHR.
Live music & beer tasting highlight the third annual Brewfest at Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg from 3-7pm on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Local HH Craft Beer Country partners Troegs; ABC Brewery; Millbock Brewing; and Lancaster Brewing will help guests tap into the local flavor along with other brewers from around the country.