There's more to summer food than funnel cakes and chili dogs. Food festivals throughout the Tri-State boast summer bounty -- in most cases, it's fresh strawberries and peaches that get the top billing.
The following is a list of a few food festivals coming up in the Tri-State region this summer.
This is not an all-encompassing list, but we do try to include complete listings of Tri-State area events in our calendar listings each week.
-- compiled by Tiffany Arnold
Strawberry Festival | June 5
10 a.m. until sold out. Ringgold Ruritan Club building, 14247 Windy Haven Road, north of Smithsburg and west of Leitersburg. Strawberries and strawberry desserts, plus chicken-corn soup, ham-and-bean soup, hot dogs, chili dogs and steamers. Call John Lefebure at 301-824-3084.
Buchanan Lioness Club of Mercersburg's Strawberry Fest | June 6
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lions Park, 405 Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. Food includes strawberry desserts and barbecue chicken. As for activities, there will be craft and flea market vendors, a dog show at 10 a.m., and a quilt and cash drawing at 2 p.m. New events include exercise stations and a fitness trail. For more information, contact Shirley Keyser at 717-328-3104 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Gloria Pine at 717-328-3862.
Rohrersville Ruritan Strawberry Festival | June 12-13
Ruritan Park, Rohrersville School Road, off Main Street, Rohrersville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, J.R. Smith at 301-791-2369 or e-mail email@example.com"> firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leitersburg Peach Festival | Aug. 14-15
Hosted by the Leitersburg Ruritan Club. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park, 21427 Leiter St., Leitersburg. Fresh peaches and peach desserts; arts and crafts vendors; antique tractor display; petting zoo; pony rides and a barrel train. Call 301-797-1335 or 240-420-5795.
Shippensburg Corn Festival | Aug. 28