• Baroque concert Sunday features harpsichordist Charles Sherman

    Do you know what Baroque music is? To find out, come to the concert this Sunday at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center at 2:30 p.m.
    The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players will be performing “The Virtuoso Baroque,” featuring music by composers from the zenith of the Baroque musical period, around 1685. The program includes familiar names such as Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, as well as not-so-familiar composers Scarlatti and Stradella.
    Nationally-known harpsichordist Charles Sherman organized the concert.

  • Learn how to fish at Day at the Park

    A day of free family fun at Andrew Jackson State Park is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
    The Indian Land Fall Festival has joined with the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization to host Day at the Park.
    “It will be a great day to allow families to come out and love on one another,” said FCA Indian Land area representative Mike Davis.

  • ‘Best Week of Fall’ features tournaments and more

    In addition to the weekend Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3-4, many events are planned throughout the week to make Oct. 27-Nov. 4 the “Best Week of Fall.” 
    Multiple tournaments will be held, including cornhole, golf and skeet and trap. A networking event is also in the works.
    “The goal of these additional events are to provide more ways to connect Indian Land – its people, schools, churches, businesses and civic organizations,” said Mike Neese, festival organizer.
    Cornhole tournament

  • Neese column: Get set for fun at the Indian Land Fall Festival

    We are excited as the Indian Land Fall Festival continues to grow each year. This year we are seeing many changes, most notably the addition of a second day as we transition into a multi-day event.
    The Fall Festival showcases Indian Land and Lancaster County – its people, businesses, schools, churches and civic organizations. It takes all of us working together to put on an event of this size, and it is exciting to see the new faces standing side by side with folks who have been here from the start over 13 years ago.

  • Ferris wheel, rides, amusements for every age

    Soaring swings, towering slides, furry farm animals and a Ferris wheel are among the entertainment options for children of all ages at the Indian Land Fall Festival.
    The 13th annual event stretches over two days this year, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Indian Land schools complex.

  • Who's on festival stages?

    Expanding with a third stage and a second day of shows, the bigger and better Indian Land Fall Festival offers lots of opportunities for good music and entertaining performances Nov. 3 and 4.

  • Culinary options galore all around festival

    Let’s face it. Festivals are all about the food.
    Funnel cakes, barbecue, shaved ice and hot dogs go hand-in-hand with a good time.
    “We pride ourselves in the variety of food we offer,” said Mike Neese, organizer of the Indian Land Fall Festival. “From full meals to specialty items like shaved ice, popcorn and coffee, there are dozens of options for festival-goers.”
    For early risers, vendors and volunteers, there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

  • Flashy classic cars a festival favorite

    Rev the engines and polish the fenders, because the VFW’s Honor our Heroes car show is coming to the Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3.
    The local VFW Post 12136 hosts the annual event as part of its community involvement mission.
    “It’s a win-win,” said organizer Jim Taylor. The VFW gets to help the community as well as build awareness of its programs.
    At recent events, more than 60 local car enthusiasts have brought their classic, modified, exotic and other vehicles out for a looksee.

  • Shop til you drop at 200 vendor booths

    Visitors will have no shortage of vendors to explore at the Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3-4.
    Want steampunk-inspired jewelry, handmade soap, or new gutters for your house? You can find it as you browse the nearly 200 arts and crafts, business and nonprofit vendors that have signed up for the two-day festival to be held at the Indian Land schools complex.
    “We are going to have a wide variety of things at the festival so it should be informative and fun,” said Robin Hensel, volunteer festival coordinator and local real estate agent.

  • ‘Night of One Acts’ seeks to spook you

    To build some anticipation for Halloween, the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is performing “A Night of One Acts,” a hair-raising production including “The Unscary Ghost,” “The Nightmare of Frankenstein” and “The Lottery.”
    “For a small theater with a not-very-big budget, we put on some awesome shows,” said stage director Catherine Wallace.