Best of October 2013
The York Weekend Best of October entertainment calendar highlights some of the fun events in York County this month. Scroll down and click on the pdf icon to open a printable version. (Todd Stouch illustration )
The York Weekend Best of October entertainment highlights:

Comedy premiere

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli's one-woman theatrical comedy piece, "Skinny B*tch: Not a Stand-Up Comedy Show," premieres Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Shows start at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $29. Information: (717) 846-1111 or

With a 'Vengeance'

OrangeMite Studios debuts an original Western, "Vengeance for Hotspur," with saloon-style seating and a pie auction at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover Township. Shows start at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 814-1151 or

'Sleepy Hollow'

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" delivers laughter and lighthearted spookiness with stage shows Oct. 4-20 at DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: (717) 848-8623 or

Harvest time

The 49th annual Apple Harvest Festival features food, children's activities, live music, antique cars and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Biglerville fairgrounds on Route 234. Admission: $9 for adults, free for kids under 12. Information: (717) 677-9413 or

Film festival

The annual York Jewish Film Festival opens with "Nicky's Family," the story of an Englishman who helped rescue hundreds of children from the Holocaust, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Queensgate Stadium 13 in York Township. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 843-0918 or

Best of October 2013 printable calendar
Click to open or download the Best of October 2013 printable calendar. (Todd Stouch illustration)

I can go anywhere

The York County Libraries present Reading Rainbow, a free family event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Byrnes Health Education Center, 515 S. George St., York. Author Jackie Urbanovic and others will appear. Information: (717) 846-5300 or

Brews, Brats and Bands

The fifth annual Brews, Brats and Bands festival brings live music, meals and munchies, and nearly three dozen craft brewers from as close as York and as far as Europe to Sovereign Bank Stadium in York City. The festival runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 with a VIP session starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$65. Information:

Season opener

The York Symphony Orchestra's classical concert series begins with guest conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and guest clarinetist Jon Manasse at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Selections include Mozart and Shostakovich. Tickets: $36-$56. Information: (717) 846-1111 or

Strong women

The Singing for Survivors concert features Sabrina Duke, Dana Alexandra, Carman Bryant and others in a show benefiting the YWCA Access-York program to raise awareness of domestic violence. The concert goes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Shop at New Grounds, 284 W. Market St., York. Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Information:

Cult classic

"The Rocky Horror Show" returns to the York Little Theatre stage in time for Halloween. The classic musical comedy starts at 9 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at midnight Oct. 19 and 26 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or

Music festival

My Rural Radio Fall Music Fest 5 opens at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Naylor Winery, 4069 Vineyard Road near Stewartstown, with children's activities, music and more. Two stages feature more than a dozen bands going until at least 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities. Admission: $15 for adults, free for ages 15 and under. Information:

Book fair

Bibliophiles and ephemera lovers can catch the next York Book and Paper Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2000 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 846-2866 or

Oysters ahoy!

The 39th annual York County Heritage Trust Oyster Festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York. The free, family-friendly festival includes live music and craft demonstrations as well as a variety of food and beverages. Information: (717) 848-1587 or

Country concert

Country singer-songwriter Phil Vassar performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Local up-and-coming singer Leah Burkey will be the special guest performer. Tickets: $36-$46. Information: (717) 846-1111 or

Hit the road

The second annual Dream Derby Road Rally sends players on a scavenger hunt to benefit DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The registration deadline is Oct. 21. Fee: $30 per player. Information: (717) 848-8623 or

Raise a stein

The Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival is just what it sounds like, a toast to grapes and hops from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York. The fun includes live music and an assortment of food and arts vendors. Tickets: $10-$55. Information:

Halloween Parade

The 64th annual York Halloween Parade steps off at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 with bands, floats, classic cars, dancers and more. The free, family-friendly fun marches east on Market Street from the fairgrounds to Lehman Street. Information: