July 15 ~ 8:00am-2:00pm


Join us for a free festival to celebrate summer

July 15th 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! Accepted vendors are listed below.

Live Music

Enjoy live music from 11:00am-1:00pm 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.

Beer, Hard Cider & Wine

Enjoy a craft beer from Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, a hard cider from Under the Bridge 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 mouth watering subs and sides.

Hall's Ice Cream - DESSERT!! Ice cream, sundaes and milkshakes.

Event Map

Here is map of our event so you can find your way around. Booth numbers are beside the artist below.

Print Map Here

Vendors attending the Summer Celebration:

5: Stone Grove Pottery: handmade stoneware pottery

20: Jack & Joan's Kettlecorn: Sweet and salty kettlecorn, apple cider slushies and huge dill pickles

14: Kapp Woodworking: Repurposed/Upcycled wood products, bowls, boxes and barware

5: Leah's Quilts & More: Quilted quilts, bowl cozies, bags, burp clothes and more

13: Rock Run Animal Rescue: Horse rescue. Baked goods, dog and cat items and treats, plants and magnets

7: Rolling Acre Farm: CBD/CBG products

9: Speranza Animal Rescue: Selling Speranza merchandise, collecting bedding/food/treat donations

10: Artful Things by Darcie: Hand dyed and pained wood flower arrangements, wall decor, magnets and ornaments

8: T&C Crafters: Handmade crochet and knit items. Stuffed animals, home decor, hats, scarves and seasonal items

19: Molly Pitcher Brewing Company: Serving their local crafted ice cold beer

17: Castlerigg Wine Shop: Serving and selling PA wines from Seven Mountains Winery

6: Toast & Co: Handcrafted jewelry made using polymer clay

12: Magnolia Birch Design Co.: Sublimation keychains, earrings, tumblers, car coasters, stickers and shirts.

4: Beautiful Vision Designs: One-of-a-kind travel cups that a fit your personality.

3: Soaps by Survivors: Offers handmade bath and beauty products while supporting women escape sexual exploitation and trafficking.

15: Deibler Family Adventures: Freeze Dried ice cream, cookie dough, fruit, candy, pickles and more.

2: Rhoads Runner Ornaments and Home Decor: Resin printed, hand painted personally designed Christmas ornaments.

16: Sweeter than SAP: Freshly baked cakes and pastries.

18: Under the Bridge: A veteran owned and operated cidery out of Lebanon, PA. Serving mimosas, cider by the glass, slushies and wine bottles to go.

1: ElevenEleven Studio: Colorful handmade items including tie-dyed apparel, landscape paintings and quilled paper art.

11: Bitty Critters: Small polymer clay animals. Great as gifts, decor for fairy gardens and miniatures shelves and tiny playmates for kids.


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.