York County Carnivals and Fairs

Don't miss these fun filled Summer Carnivals, Street Fairs & Festivals!

By Sarah Frane Editor-Publisher Macaroni Kid York April 23, 2024

Summer in our family means lots of outdoor fun! From family picnics and fishing to catching fireflies, there's always something to do. Our favorite Family Summer Tradition, however, is to attend every town carnival, fair and festival in Southern York County!  There's just something about the smell of cotton candy,  the rides, the sound of the bands playing in the background, the food, and the bright lights of the fireworks that always takes me back to my childhood.

Summer  Carnivals and Fairs in York County are also used to help raise funds for many of our local Fire Companies and Community Groups. This means there is no shortage of carnivals to pick from! To help you find all the info for the SoYoCo  Carnivals, Street Fairs, and Festivals we've compiled the list below. We hope that your family will be able to enjoy all of them!

1. Glen Rock Arts & Brew Festival 

June 1, 11:00 am -5:00 pm 

The Friends of Glen Rock Borough are proud to announce the 2024 Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, June 1 2024 in downtown Glen Rock!

This family-friendly event will showcase local businesses and artisans in a fun-filled, Borough-wide festival designed to encourage community connectivity, and promote economic and cultural growth.
- Vendors showcasing and selling locally made, original art, crafts, and foods
- Live musical performances in Ruins Hall
- Family fun games, crafts and entertainment throughout the day.
-Beer Garden

Entertainment schedules will be available online and at the information booth. All schedules are subject to change.


Brew tickets can be purchased here 


2.Codorus State Park: Experience Codorus Outdoors

June 8, 11-6 

June 9, 11-5  

Join us for a celebration of outdoor fun, environmental education, good food, live music and local craft artisans overlooking the beautiful Lake Marburg at Codorus State Park. In addition to  shopping with local artisan,  and  food vendors you can enjoy the following FREE activities: 

  • Kid's Zone 
  • Axe Throwing 
  • Interactive Nature Programs from CSP
  • Ryan the Bug Man
  • Planetarium
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Kayaking
  • Dunk Tank
  • Pontoon Boat rides
  • Slip 'n Slide & Water Fun
  • Kid's Dirt & Sand Fun 
  • Geocaching
  • Obstacle Course
  • Live Local Music
  •  And more!

LOCATION: Main Launch Dr. off Sinsheim Rd, Spring Grove, PA
(Event location GPS coordinates: 39/79433, -76.89528)

Tickets are $10 Per Car Admission  
Buy online soon or at the Gate (No refunds on pre-paid tickets.  There is limited cell service at the park, so please print your ticket.)
Main Entrance on Sinsheim Rd - Main Launch.

3.  St Joseph Carnival

June 11 -June 15 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  

Come out and enjoy the fun, community, rides, games, and food.  

Click here for full details 

4.   Penn-Mar Irish Festival

 June 15 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy some of the best traditional and contemporary Irish musicians in Pennsylvania and Maryland, along with special guests from Ireland, Canada, and around the U.S., plus Irish dancers, Irish food, cultural workshops, free children’s activities, and a wide variety of vendors offering Irish goods including gifts, clothing, jewelry, music, books, pottery, photography, stained glass, and more.

Admission is FREE for ages 15 and younger. Advance tickets are $15 Tickets at the gate will be $20.

Click here for full details and the entertainment schedule. 

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 

Pets are prohibited.

Children’s Tent ends at 6 p.m.

Retail vendors may start to pack up once the last band begins.

5.Fawn Grove Olde Tyme Days 

June 28 - 30 

The 34rd Annual Fawn Grove Olde Tyme Days is June 28-30 2024, and benefits the Citizens Volunteer Fire Company in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania. 

Come on out and take a step back in time to watch all kinds of tractor pulls on our track and gas engines, and LOTS OF TRACTORS! You can also enjoy dancing, live bands, kid’s events, great food, flea markets, a parade on Saturday and much more!
Admission is FREE! Parking is also FREE at Kennard-Dale High School with a FREE shuttle to the show grounds.

Click here for the full schedule will be posted soon! 

6. Shrewsbury Volunteer Firemen’s Annual Carnival and Parade 

June 24 – June 29 

The 75th annual Shrewsbury Fireman's Carnival will be held June 24-June 29, 2024! One of York County's greatest carnivals returns with rides, games, food, nightly entertainment, vendors, and SO MUCH MORE!

Fire Company Stands:
-Carl's Cookshack
-Funnel Cake Stand
-Soda Stand
-Dime Pitch
-Flower Wheel
-Pull/Rip Tickets
-Chance Stand
-Candy Wheel
-Grocery Wheel (at stage)

Nightly Entertainment(Starting @ 7pm)
Monday: Chris Woodward & Shindiggin
Tuesday: The Wyatt Becker
Wednesday: Vertigo Vultures
Thursday: Danny Paisley & Southern Grass
Friday: Stonewood
Saturday: Colt Wilbur Band

Friday, June 28 @ 10pm
(Shuttle service available from Grace Fellowship Church- across from Wendy’s)

Fireman’s Parade:
Saturday, June 29
Time: 2:30pm
Interested in joining the parade lineup?
Online Registration:

Rides by Russ Amusements-
Wristbands: TBD
Tickets: 1-$1 🔴 20-$20 🔴 50- $40
Rides: TBD

Monday-Thursday: 5:30-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30-11pm

Parking: $1.00 donation
No Alcohol-No Coolers- No Pets
Enter Playground Ave.- Off N. Main St.

🖐️Interested in being a volunteer?
The carnival is always looking for volunteers. Businesses/organizations welcome. Email:

All proceeds benefit the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company


7. Pirate Quest York PA

Ahoy Mateys !! It is the 2nd Annual Pirate Quest!

This is a family friendly event being held at Pheasant Run Greenhouse and Garden Center on June 29th from 2-8pm If you got what it takes to be a true pirate, this is your chance to show it off!

Dress up for the adventure! When you arrive you will get checked in and can see what your pirate name is (name tags will be provided). If you choose to do the quest first please set aside about an hour for that, however, we have designed it so that you can do part of the quest and rest and go back and do more if you so dare! The quest is for the entire family so young and old can be involved.

We will have lots of fun things to do including :

  • Pirate obstacle challenge
  • Pirate games
  • Bounce houses
  • Giant inflatable slip n slide ( you will get wet)
  • Treasure dig
  • Foamy sea time (bubble foam),
  • Dunk a pirate
  • and more 

We will have food, vendors and some entertainment as well!
Tickets for families are $25 per car 


8. New Freedom Lions Carnival  

July 1st – July 6th, 2024

Each year the New Freedom Lions Club hosts an annual carnival to raise funds for local charities. All funds raised go directly back to the community, organizations like the girl and boy scouts, the New Freedom Fire Company, New Freedom Ambulance Service,  SYC Library,  New Freedom Community Center, and many others. The carnival is manned by many volunteers who work for the good of the community. If you would like to volunteer or help out in any way please contact our club president   Patti Wurtzbacher 443-955-8697

The carnival is located at Marge Goodfellow Park in downtown New Freedom, Pa.

Entertainment and Activities Schedule:

Coming soon! 

The fireworks display will be on Friday, July 5th at 10:30 PM with a rain date scheduled for Saturday, July 6th at 10:30 PM.


9.Mason Dixon Fair 

July 8 - July 13

There's so much to experience at the Mason-Dixon Fair we can not list it all! Please click here for a full schedule of events. 

Monday through Thursday 

General Admission: $5.00

Ride Wristband: $24.00

Friday and Saturday

General Admission: $10.00

Ride Tickets: $1.00 each

Children 12 and under always enter the fair FREE

Midway Opens Everyday 5PM- 10 PM


10.Eureka Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

July 15-July 20

Entertainment Schedule: 

Monday July 15: Borderline

Tuesday July 16: RockBox

Wednesday July 17: Mason Dixon Line

Thursday July 18: Stonewood

Friday July 19: Colt Wilbur Band

Saturday July 20: Tanner Mountain Band

Parade July 20th. 

11.Jefferson Carnival  

July 15th to July 20th Gates Open at 5:30 pm

Jefferson Carnival has been located in Jefferson since 1954. It is a non-profit organization that helps to support 3 different organizations. A majority of Carnival stands are run and operated by volunteers. Bring your family and friends and support the carnival while eating great food, playing games, enjoying the rides and listening to great music.

Entertainment and Activities Schedule: 

July 15 – Summit Hill – (Blue Grass)  

Rides - $20 Armband or Books & Tickets

July 16 – Elly Cooke –( Central PA Female Country Music Hall of Fame Award)  

 Rides- $20 Armband or Books & Tickets

July 17 – Brodbecks Band 

 *** Fireworks @ 10:00 pm***

 Rides - $20 Armband or Books & Tickets

July 18 – Pigeon Hill Pioneers – (Blue Grass &Country)

Rides - $20 Armband or Books & Tickets

July 19 – Stone Country Band – (Traditional Country Music)

Rides - $20 Armband or Books & Tickets

July 20 – Wyatt Becker Band – (Country Music)

Rides - $20 Armband or Books & Tickets








ATM onsite 

12. York Fair

July 19 - 28, 2024!

Click here for full details and the entertainment schedule 

13.Red Lion Street  Fair 

August, 10

Red Lion Area Business Association (RLABA) is proud to offer the local community the Red Lion Street Fair event each summer. This year’s Street Fair will be held from 9 AM-4 PM, rain or shine. Vendor registration and information is scheduled to be available on the RLABA website. Looking forward to seeing you in August!

14. Dallastown Carnival 

2024 info coming soon! 

The Carnival is held at Dallastown Community Park located behind S.A.F.E.R. #13-1 (50 S. School Pl., Dallastown)


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday- 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Friday & Saturday- 5:00PM to 10:00PM

Free parking & admission 

15Hellam/Eastern York Rec Carnival 

2024 info coming soon! 

16. Dover Fire Co Carnival 

August 29-September 2

Dover Fireman’s Fair 2023 will be Thursday August 29th thru Monday September 2nd. 

Rides, games, food, bingo and displays will be available.

 Dinner serving at 4 pm daily. 

Rides open at 5 pm on Thursday, Friday and Sunday

3 pm on Saturday and Monday.

Watch for more details on meals and entertainment here

For more carnival fun be sure to check out our Gettysburg-Hanover Carnival Guide here

Know of a carnival, or festival we missed? Let us know  by emailing the info to 

For more carnival fun be sure to check out our Gettysburg-Hanover Carnival Guide here

Know of a carnival, or festival we missed? Let us know  by emailing the info to