Sunday, September 19, 2021

Best Kept Secrets Tour - Sept. 23 - Oct. 9 - Join in the fun!

What do a chocolate shop, a gourd farm, a coffee house and a purveyor of fine oils and vinegars have in common? They are 4 of the 27 tour stops on the Cumberland County Best Kept Secrets Tour! Cumberland County is full of  hidden gems but many of us have not had the chance to explore our own backyard. It is time for a local fall adventure and the Cumberland County Best Kept Secrets Tour is just the event to help you find all the tucked away treasures this county has to offer. Do you know where to find the shop with 55 loose-leaf teas, sugars and local honey or the gallery with its own resident fine art carver? A shop with imported UK and Irish groceries? A refreshing drink called "The Cash"? A bottle of famous Sadie's dressing? The Queen Anne full of good cheer? How about the spot where you can "loaf" around and enjoy the food, fields, flowers, and chickens? Where to find the largest gourd crafting company in the world? Or the most unique boutique full of PA preferred products? These spots and many more can be visited during the tour. The Cumberland County Best Kept Secrets Tour runs September 23 thru October 9. Set up like a home or garden tour, you'll travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects, etc.) the businesses have planned for you. Your ticket is valid the entire time - do what you can in a day or tour all the days - it's up to you. Plus, every business gives you a valuable coupon. Tickets are $10 each ($1 per ticket is donated to Vickie's Angel Foundation) and are on sale now in participating businesses, including The Rosemary House. So, not only will you enjoy all the surprises throughout the county, you will also be helping a local non-profit and supporting your local economy. 

What a great way to enjoy the fall season!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Hello, September! A month of festivals!

Farewell, August! Hello, September!

 September marks a month of festivals at The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances. In the early part of the month, we are celebrating our 17th Annual Fairy Festival on the weekend of September 11th and 12th from 10 am - 4 pm. Perhaps you can join us in the magical gardens for a day full of whimsical fun! Activities include Fairy Fashions, Ivy Fairy Halos, Magic Wands, Fairy Crafts, Pixie Face Paining, Fairy Food on the Fly, and much more! We are looking forward to hosting this festival again this year.

And, at the end of the month is the 4th Annual PA Tea Festival, also held outside in the fragrant herb gardens of The Rosemary House in charming downtown Mechanicsburg. Held of Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 from 9 am - 4 pm, there is a variety of merchants and vendors, a wide range of teas and herbal tisanes to sample and purchase, tea tastings, informative programs, and musical entertainment. Admission is $15/person with additional fees for specific tea tasting sessions. 

We hope to see you this month! Dancing with fairies, and sipping tea. Won't you join us?