2013 will be the 150th year since the battle of Gettysburg. Before the troops got to Gettysburg they tried to cross the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville. The goal was to reach Philadelphia, Harrisburg and other key locations. The residents of Columbia (just a little river town) stopped the advancement by burning the bridge that connected Wrightsville with Columbia. Columbia will be celebrating this event on the actual date of the burning. June 28, 2013. Civil War buffs can come and experience this event before going on to Gettysburg for the celebration there. Plan now.
It’s that time of year, I can already feel it as I sit outside in the evening; the humidity is lower, the evenings are cooler and the crickets are chirping, it must be time for the fairs to begin. All of this is right on schedule because next week the 20th – 25th it is the first farm fair, Elizabethttown, a lovely town just 6 miles from us. You can get up close and personal with farm animals, taste food till you think you will burst, view arts and crafts done by locals, and observe people ( I find this very interesting).
In Lancaster County we are unique in that instead of a County Fair we have 8 local fairs with the first being Aug. 20-25 (mentioned above) and the last one October 8-12. Pick a time and come we have a fair almost every week somewhere. If this is the reason for coming be sure to ask.