Oyster Festival Brings Food, Music To York Museum

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

York may not be known for its oysters, but according to the York County Heritage Trust, it hasn’t always been that way.

“When they were doing the restoration of the Colonial Complex, they found oyster shells in the ground surrounding the buildings,” said Melanie Hady, director of marketing and public relations at the trust.

“There was obviously some trade going on between our area and the Chesapeake Bay area.”

In tribute to that historic link, the trust is celebrating its 40th annual Oyster Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_26746337/oyster-festival-brings-food-music-york-museum

Downtown York Benefits From Tourism Spike During Gettysburg 150 Events

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

York, PA – When a wave of tourists descended during the recent 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, it sent a ripple effect through nearby economies.  Some of those visitors’ dollars ended up in downtown York.

People escaping overcrowded restaurants and shops at the event epicenter gave a boost to York businesses during what is typically a quiet holiday week, said David Albright, chef and owner of The Left Bank Restaurant and Bar at North George Street.

“The numbers have definitely been higher,” Albright said.

After fielding a high volume of advance bookings, the Yorktowne Hotel called in additional staff for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the July 4th week.

Read more:  http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_23649056/downtown-york-benefits-from-tourism-spike-during-gettysburg