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7 things you can do in Lancaster County this weekend: from a horror circus to a fundraiser for the fire service | Entertainment

It may be spring, but at least two events in Lancaster County this week will make it feel like Halloween.

For those who are brave, there is a paranormal circus with a rating of R. If others want a family vacation, Elizabeth will celebrate “half way” to Halloween by hunting for garbage, which involves Jack and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Other options this week include a fundraising event for food trucks, a favorite of fans of arts and crafts shows, a public carnival and the release of an EP from The Interruption.

Here are seven events to check out this weekend in Lancaster County.


Carnival Benefit Park Buchanan Park

The African-American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster will host a three-day carnival in the parking lot of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital. There will be rides halfway, fair games, food and more. Today is Family Day, which means all bracelets for rides cost $ 30. This carnival is traditionally held in Buchanan Park, but its location has changed this year due to the smaller size of the event. The carnival is expected to return in full force in 2023.

Additional information: Thursday and Friday, 17:00 to 22:00, Saturday opens at 16:00 | Parking at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, 250 College Ave., Lancaster Price: Admission is free, but the trip is worth the money More information


Paranormal circus

Under the black and white tent in the parking lot of Park City Center is a circus performance on the theme of horror. His website describes it as a “crazy but hilarious fusion of circus, theater and cabaret”. Visitors must be at least 13 years old, and all persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian over the age of 21.

More information: Thursday and Friday from 19:30 to 21:30, Saturday from 18:30 to 20:30 and 21:30 to 23:30, Sunday from 17:30 to 19:30 and 20:30 to 22:30 | Parking in downtown Park City, 142 Park City Center, Lancaster | Price: Tickets cost from $ 10 to $ 50 depending on age and location More information


Art break

The Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has organized an art holiday during which people can eat, bring friends and make items during the lunch break.

Additional information: Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Second Floor of Lancaster Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square, Lancaster Price: The recommended donation is $ 2 | More information


A nightmare on Market Street

Elizabethtown will host a family event on the second Friday on the theme of Halloween with the participation of hunting for garbage, and the main prize – four VIP tickets to the show Field of Screams halfway to Halloween. Everyone who takes part in the hunt will receive a prize. Jack and Sally from “Nightmare Before Christmas” will roam Elizabethtown during the event. More information on the sewer hunt will be published Liv_Etown’s Facebook page.

Additional information: Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. | Market Street in downtown Elizabethtown Price: Admission is free More information


Release of EP Interruption

R&B and hip-hop band The Interruption, which includes Michael Ray Fisher, DeHuan Rasada, Benjamin Weiss (Teheru), Emanuel Nsingani and Douglas Thomas, will release two short EPs called “Foreplay” and “Hindsight”. Some of their music can be found advance on Soundcloud.

Additional information: Friday at 19:30 | Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, 112 N. Water St., Lancaster | Price: $ 15 upfront, $ 20 per day | More information


Exhibition of Arts and Crafts “Heart of Lancaster”.

More than 100 artists will take part in the third annual Heart and Lancaster Show of Arts and Crafts. This show is a companion to the fall show that has been held in Lancaster for the past 34 years.

Additional information: Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00 | Roots Country Market, 705 Graystone Road, Manheim | Price: Admission is free More information


Food truck madness

More than 10 food trucks, from Holy Smoked Meats to Walk-O Taco and Here We Dough, will be involved in this fundraiser for the Mannheim Fire Department. There will also be live entertainment programs by musicians Gillian Smith and Grant Brian, as well as activities for children and ax throwing for adults. There will also be several vendors in place.

More information: Sunday from 12 to 18 hours | Mannheim Fire Service, 83 S. Main St., Manheim | Price: Admission is free, but some activities are worth the money More information

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