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Special Events, Contests & Trips

special events
Events listed below are supported by the volunteer Board of Recreation appointed by the Township Commissioners. If you are interested in assisting with an event please call the Recreation Department to inquire. We are always looking to involve more community members in our events. Recreation Board Meetings are open to the public and are held at 7pm the first Monday of every month (except July & August), following a Friends of Recreation at East Pennsboro Parks meeting at 6pm. If interested in getting involved, we encourage you to join us!

Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest– Always held the Saturday and Sunday before Columbus Day at Adams-Ricci Park. This is a Community Event featuring crafts, food, games, contests, and entertainment. We expect over 240 vendors! Vendor Applications are available in April.

Halloween Parade – Usually the Wednesday before Halloween at 7 pm. Parade route goes from the High School parking lot, across Shady Lane and down Enola Drive to finish at the Township Building. Individuals, groups and floats can register to be judged on their costumes for prizes.

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa Visit  Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of December for some Holiday Fun at the Township Building. Come see Santa and the Children's Holiday Contest displays starting at 5:30pm on the 2nd floor, The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 7pm in front of the building.

Holiday House Decorating Contest - The Board of Recreation invites residents of East Pennsboro Township to enter to win Best Entryway, Most Traditional, Best Use of Inflatables & Animation, and Wow-Factor Awards. Families MUST REGISTER in order to be eligible for the contest. Enter your decorated house into the competition online or by calling 717-732-0711, option 3. For more information and questions, contact the Recreation Department.

Children's Gingerbread House Contest - Formerly the Children's Christmas Coloring Contest, students of East Pennsboro Township (Pre-K through 5th Grade) can create their own gingerbread house using leftover Halloween candy, stickers, decorations, etc. 

Easter Egg Hunt– Held Saturday, the weekend before Easter at Adams-Ricci. Children ages 3-8 are welcome to come out and fill their baskets with eggs. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures!

Wheel Food Wednesdays - Enjoy dinner at the park every 4th Wednesday of the month from April until September, 4pm - 8pm. 2019 was our inaugural effort to bring the community together to enjoy the Food Truck craze at Adams-Ricci.

Kids Only Yard Sale – One Saturday after school lets out in June from 9 am – 12 pm at Adams-Ricci Park. Vendor spots are free to school-aged children to sell their toys. This is an excellent chance to purchase toys at great prices or find something new to you. Don’t miss this great chance to shop!

Bus Trips with Lowee’s Group Tours
Details and itineraries can be found in the Township Newsletter. To book a trip, please contact Chrissy Kelly with Lowee’s Group Tours at (717) 657-9658.