Summer Celebration

July 13 ~ 8:00am-2:00pm

Summer
Celebration

Join us for a free festival to celebrate summer

July 13th from 8am - 2pm

This free festival is held on our 200-acre farm among the blue mountains.

Enjoy beautiful scenery while you shop, dine, have a drink, and make your very own birdhouse, bird feeder, or butterfly house with the help of our crafting experts!

There's So Much to Do!

Oops! Sale

Get excellent deals during this awesome annual Oops Sale! This is the perfect time to stock up on discounted hand-crafted gourds that have a minor blemish (or may have just been retired).

Make sure to visit the Oops Sale first to receive a discount for items in the store.

Artisan craft vendors

Stroll through our grassy lawn and shop a variety of Artisan craft vendors! Each booth will be filled with artisan-made goodies for you to enjoy!

Live Music

Enjoy live music from 10:00am-12:00pm on our grassy event lawn. Tony Fitting will be here to play a variety of music acoustically.

Paint Your Own

While you are at the farm, stop in our building to Paint Your Own Birdhouse, Birdfeeder, Butterfly House or all three. You can enter from the retail store or through the center door of the building.

No reservations are required to participate. Pay for what you make: $10 for birdhouse, $7.50 for birdfeeder, $15 for butterfly.

Trolley Rides

Take a trolley ride around our 200-acre farm to see beautiful sights of our gourds and other crops growing during the summer. Our Trolley Rides take approximately 45 minutes and are $5.00. Handheld infants are free. Be sure to get your tickets before the event as they tend to sell out.

Get Tickets

Gift Shop

Visit our 7,000 sq ft Gift Shop on the farm filled with gourds for all seasons as well as other artisan crafts, gifts, raw hard-shell gourds for crafting, food items and more!

Make sure to visit the Oops Sale first to receive a discount for items purchased in store.

Blood Drive 8am-2pm

We are excited to be able to host our first blood drive at the farm during our Summer Celebration.

Each day in Central PA, patients at area hospitals utilize between 275 to 300 units of blood and products derived from blood.

This is a great way to give back to your local community!

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Oh Look, Facepainting by Amber

Bring the kids (and kids at heart) to get their face painted by Amber.

Lots of designs to choose from!

Yard games

NEW this year, Yard Games!

We will have several Jumbo Yard Games for you to enjoy while you are enjoying your time on the farm.

Games available in the yard will be Jumbo Connect Four, 4' Jenga, Corn Hole, Ladder Toss and a Giant Checkerboard located in the one cottage!

Beer & Wine

Enjoy a craft beer from Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, or PA wines from Castlerigg Wine Shop!

Food Trucks

Enjoy a variety of local food trucks to keep your belly happy while you exploring the farm.

Sweet Patch - breakfast sandwiches, crepes, fruit bowls and so much more!

Dad's Famous Cold Brew - Delicious cold brewed coffees and teas, gourmet homemade ice pops and smoked candied pecans!

Redemption BBQ - bringing you the best BBQ in town! Smoked daily and deliciously juicy!

Italian Job Food Truck - serving mouthwatering subs and sides.

Whistlestop on Wheels - DESSERT!! Ice cream, sundaes and milkshakes.

Playa Bowls - healthy, delicious bowls and smoothies made with fresh fruit and superfoods.

Vendors attending the Summer Celebration:

FAQs

The festival is on our 200-acre farm at 125 Potato Road, Carlisle, PA 17015.

Parking is free!

Though dogs are welcome on the farm most days, we ask that your furry friends stay home during our festivals as there are lots of people, and rescue dogs will be visiting this event.

For vendor information, please contact Dori at dorih@mbgourds.com or 717-776-6029.

This event is hosted rain or shine.

Not all vendors accept debit/credit cards, but we do have an ATM inside.