We Have a Winner!

The first annual Scarecrow Contest has come to an end, the votes are in, and winners have been selected.  It wasn’t an easy decision.  Everyone who entered did a great job designing a scarecrow.

Here are the winners ~

  • First prize – Marsie Wynn for “Wanda the Witch” (Scarecrow #1)
  • Second prize – David and Erin Kreitzer for “Ride ‘em, Cowgirl” (Scarecrow #3). This scarecrow also won the “Most Artistic” prize!
  • Third prize – Stephanie Spurgeon family for “Penguin Dancer” (Scarecrow #5)
  • Fourth prize – Brenda Lytle for “Pumkin Head” (Scarecrow #6).  This scarecrow also won for “Scariest Scarecrow”!
  • Fifth prize – Kylee Turnbaugh for “The Minion” (Scarecrow #2). And this little guy also won the “Funniest Scarecrow” prize.

Congratulations to everyone who entered!  See you in October 2021!

Thanksgiving Hours at the Market

Thanksgiving picture

Thanksgiving is coming up soon on Thursday, November 26, 2020, and the Carlisle Country Market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

These are the Market’s hours over the Thanksgiving holiday ~

  • Wednesday, November 26 – 7 am to 2 pm
  • Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day – Closed for holiday
  • Friday, November 27 – 7 am to 4 pm – Normal Hours
  • Saturday, November 28 – 7 am to 2 pm – Normal Hours

The Carlisle Country Market is the perfect place to pick up the items you need for your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Bartoli Produce has a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, and other items for holiday cooking.

You can order a home-baked pie from Harner’s Bakery – apple, blueberry, pumpkin, cherry. Last day to order a pie is Saturday, November 21, 2020.

The vendors at the Carlisle Country Market wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Scarecrow Contest Ends on November 7

Just some of the entries in our 2020 Scarecrow Contest at the Carlisle Country Market!
Just some of the entries in our 2020 Scarecrow Contest at the Carlisle Country Market!

Bring your scarecrow to join our crew!

We have several entries in our Scarecrow Contest, and we’re waiting for yours. Judging continues through Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2020. The contest ends on Saturday, November 7.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Good luck to everyone who entered!

Pick-a-Pumpkin Specials at Equine Country Gifts


Halloween means treats, and you’ll find special treats at Equine Country Gifts when you “pick a pumpkin”.

You could get a discount of 5%, 10%, or 15% off anything – excluding private label food – in any of Deb McLaughlin’s three shops, including ~

Equine Country Gifts
ECG Kitchen and Home
Holiday ECG Shop

Deb can help you find the perfect gift for your home, your family, your friends, or for you!

Swedish Weaving, Rock Talk, and Word Burning Demos ~ Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

rocks and wood-burning

If you’ve ever wondered about Swedish weaving, rocks and crystals, or wood burning, the Carlisle Country Market is the place to be on Saturday, October 24, 2020, when some of our vendors will host craft demonstrations.

The program will run from 9 am to 12 noon. Check out the schedule below ~

9 am – Swedish Weaving – Barb Daniel, inside, in the middle section of the Market

10 am – Rock Talk with Mr. Fred – Fred Bothe, outside on the side porch

11 am – Wood Burning with Bill – Bill Williams, inside, in the middle section of the Market.

Barb Daniel, who will demonstrate the art of Swedish weaving, owns and operates Wooden You Creations, with her husband Michael.

Fred Bothe offers all sorts of rocks and crystals in his vendor shop The Cave – Nature’s Collectibles. His wife Tina can turn the prettiest crystals and beads into hand-made and custom-made jewelry at The Bothe of Us.

And check out Bill Williams’ beautiful woodcraft at Woodworks by Bill! He’ll demonstrate the art of wood burning.

Come on out on Saturday, October 24, and meet our talented and crafty vendors!

Market Hours


The Carlisle Country Market’s vendors are open during these hours ~

The Java Junky ~

  • Monday through Thursday – 6:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Fridays – 7 am to 4 pm
  • Saturdays – 7 am to 2 pm

Farmer’s Market, Food Court, and Specialty Shops ~

Including Bartoli’s Produce, Harner’s Bakery, Highland Spring Farm, MaryLee Nut Shop, Quy’s Vietnamese, Southside Deli, Triple B Café, AJB Thrift Shop, Equine Country Gifts, The Bothe of Us, and all other indoor vendor shops.

  • Fridays – 7 am to 4 pm
  • Saturdays – 7 am to 2 pm

We look forward to serving you!

First Annual Scarecrow Competition ~ October 2020


October means Halloween, and Halloween means scarecrows – and all through the month of October, 2020, the Carlisle Country Market is holding its first annual Scarecrow Competition.

The contest begins on Friday, October 2, and ends on Halloween. Winners will be announced on Saturday, November 7.

Entry forms, including rules and instructions, are available at the check-out counter at the Market.

Anyone can enter – Individuals, families, groups, businesses, and organizations. We’re also looking for the artistic, the funniest, and the scariest scarecrows for special prizes.

The scarecrows will be displayed on hay bales in front of the Market and judged by visitors and patrons to the Market throughout October. Pick up a judging card at any of the vendors, then drop off the completed card at the check-out counter.

On Halloween, the cards will be counted up, and the winners notified by phone and on the Market’s Facebook page.

Eight winners will be selected, with three “Special Recognition” prizes.

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Apples and Pumpkins . . . and Little Gourds, Too!

Apples, pumpkins, cider

The sights and scents of fall are abounding! 

Visit Joe Hays and his staff at Bartoli Produce, and you will find a great selection of apples . . . for both eating and baking!

The stand also has a great selection of adorable gourds and small pumpkins.

And don’t stop with just apples . . . Pick up some fresh tomatoes,  bananas, pears, squash, and a great variety of fresh herbs.  If you can’t find it here, you aren’t looking!

Pumpkin Pies at Harner’s Bakery

Pumpkin Pie

The season of fall means fresh pumpkin pies, and at Harner’s Bakery, you’ll find freshly-baked pies for your Halloween and holiday dinner table.

From October through the end of December, Harner’s has pumpkin pies available to purchase – and you can also pre-order them by calling the bakery Monday through Thursday at 717-440-5317.

Also available seasonally are éclairs – fall, winter, and spring, during the coolest months of the year.

Harner’s Bakery looks forward to serving you this weekend!