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Whether you like Broadway shows, symphony concerts, or country music, there is no need to leave the county for a little "big city" entertainment. From "A Christmas Carol" to Mandy Patinkin to Jim Brickman, the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center hosts a full slate of big-name entertainers and touring Broadway Shows. The "Strand" as the locals call it is also home to the York Symphony Orchestra. Quality local productions can be found at York Little Theater and Hanover Community Playhouse. Every September, the Great York Fair the oldest fair in the United States plays host to a number of well-known performers in the pop, rock, and country genres.

There are also a number of museums located in and around the York area. The York County Heritage Trust maintains a museum in center city York which includes among other things a replica of the town square from a bygone area. The Heritage Trust also oversees the Colonial Courthouse and Gates House/Plough Tavern, Bobb Log House, the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, Indian Steps Museum, and the Fire Museum of York County.

Every August, Yorkfest (formerly the Riverwalk Arts Festival) is held along the banks of the Codorus Creek. Here local and regional artists display and sell their paintings, photographs, sculptures, and crafts. York Arts, Inc. in downtown York, maintains a showroom featuring local artists.

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