It’s Festival Week

Welcome to Festival Week, when all cars turn to the Fairgrounds of the Lisburn Community Fire Company, and all stomachs yearn for homemade french fries, hamburgers, open face sandwiches, cakes, pies, sausage sandwiches…

Well, you get the picture; plenty, we’re sure.

When you snap a photo at the Festival and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, please tag the pic with #LCFCfestival. We’ll share the best ones here and our Facebook Page.

IMG_0783With four days of fun and excitement on tap, your local firefighters and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming you, your friends, and families to the 62nd Annual Olde Time Festival. We’ve ordered some spectacular weather, so schedule your visits now.

Wednesday, Aug. 5 – Ride Night

The rides run from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. with a complement of light refreshments in the Small Pavilion. Park the little ones at the kid’s games or on the hay ride while you enjoy music from JukeBox Hits, sponsored by Susquehanna Valley Federal Credit Union. Thank you, SVFCU!

Remember, no pets are allowed on the grounds, and the Large Pavilion and most food stands open Thursday, not on Ride Night.

Thursday, Aug. 6 – Full Swing

The Large Pavilion kitchen begins serving at 4:00 p.m., so hurry down for a delicious meal before checking out the rest of the Festival fare. Additionally, we’ll serve sausage, BBQ chicken, and french fries to the rear of the pavilion, complemented by hand dipped ice cream piled atop a slice of homemade pie or cake.

Wash it all down with music from the Carroll County Ramblers. Entertainment runs until 10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 7 – Run for the Borderline

Hours are extended until 11 p.m. to make sure you get to enjoy all the caramel dipped apples, cotton candy, and Ferris Wheel rides you can fit into an evening. The tractor parade jumps off shortly before sunset for the second night.

Entertainment Friday is provided by Borderline, an Olde Time Festival favorite. Park your lawn chair in front of the bandshell early before you grab another helping of french fries.

Saturday, Aug. 8 – Crisp Country Close

Don’t miss this evening’s performance by Laredo, featuring front man Dave Kelly.

The last night of Festival also features the 8 p.m. wrap up of our annual Silent Auction held in the Social Hall. Don’t miss wandering through our fabulous vendors on the parking lot outside the Hall before bidding on a new favorite item in air conditioned comfort.

Bingo runs for the third night in the Social Hall. If that’s not quite your speed, drop by our Small Games of Chance table to take a chance on some rip off tickets, or pick up an arm’s length of 50/50 tickets at the Fire Company tent in the middle of the Fairgrounds.

All proceeds go towards the operation of Lisburn Community Fire Company, and help its firefighters protect life and property in Lower Allen, Fairview, Monaghan, and Upper Allen Townships.

Lisburn Community Fire Company is located at 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg, convenient from Interstate 83 as well as PA Routes 15 and 581. Festival parking is free, and spaces are reserved for those with disabilities.

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 2.02.29 PMFrom wherever you are in central Pennsylvania, Lisburn is just down the road. We’re less then 20 minutes from downtown Harrisburg, less than 30 minutes from the center of Carlisle and York, and less than an hour from the heart of Lancaster.

Drop by; you won’t leave hungry.

Fifth Annual Gun Raffle On Tap

Tickets for the fifth annual Gun Raffle at Lisburn Community Fire Company, 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg, co-sponsored by LCFC and the Lower Allen Township Fire Department, are now on sale.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, join us as we raffle off 20 guns at the four-hour event. Tickets cost $20 for one, or $100 for six.

For tickets, please contact us by email or by phone at (717) 610-4824. Tickets are also available from LCFC and LATFD firefighters, as well as from each company’s volunteers.

One gun from the following list will be raffled every 15 minutes. You do not need to be present to win.

Join us on the Fairgrounds on Sept. 19, and help support your local firefighters.

Tickets On Sale Soon For Hard Pressed: Cider and Wine Festival

hard pressedHard Pressed is an outdoor Cider and Wine event nestled in Lisburn PA. Join them for limitless samples of a growing array of PA Ciders and Wines while enjoying local food and live music.  You’ll even be able to buy bottles and enjoy them on the lawn on Saturday, August 22 from noon to 5 p.m.

Hard Pressed is a new festival to support Lisburn Community Fire Company. Don’t let the small town guys fool you though, they’ve partnered up with some big guns from CrocodileDog Marketing (the guys behind Brew Kids on the BlockTaste of PAYorktoberfest, and Hibrewnation) to bring you something special.

YOU choose the ticket price!

A ticket costs you whatever you want to donate. Tickets are limited, and you will need to get them online, then present them at the gate to enter. To ensure everyone gets a chance to buy a ticket, each order is limited to one ticket and one buyer. BUT…you can keep placing orders for additional tickets for additional attendees. We encourage you to have your friends get their own so they have them in their email.

On Sale Monday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m.

To ensure everyone gets a chance, you can only purchase a single ticket at a time. However, you can complete as many orders as you like. To ensure a smooth gate process, use the persons name and email address who will be receiving the ticket so they digitally receive the ticket!

Stay tuned to the event website as more information is released.


Mother’s Day Dinner On Tap

Bring Mom, or another special lady, to Lisburn Community Fire Company on Sunday, May 10, for our Roast Beef dinner. We will serve from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

roast-beef-520-aIn addition to roast beef, we will have mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, tossed salad, rolls, drinks, and homemade desserts. The cost is $10 for adults and $4.25 for children.

Thanks to everyone who comes to our dinners and other events.  We couldn’t continue to serve the Community without your help. For more information, call 766-3994 or email us.

Festival Vendor Registration Open

Lisburn Olde Time Festival Vendor MapLisburn Community Fire Company welcomes vendors for its 62nd Annual Old Time Festival, August 5 to 8, 2015. Approximately 20,000 people attend the event last year, so register now to reserve your spot complete with free electricity.

Located on the Lisburn Community Fire Company Festival Grounds, 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg, the Festival is open 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, 4-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 4-11 p.m. Saturday. Vendors, including those featuring arts and crafts, packaged food, specialty items, antiques, and collectibles are welcome, as are area non-profit organizations.

Please download the registration form, complete it, and return by mail to reserve your spot. A map of the vendor spaces is also available.

Questions? Contact Elaine Cady at (717) 620-8486, or via email.

Eggs Two Ways on April 4

Fishermans breakfast flyer 2015On Saturday, April 4, scramble out of bed early to catch two great annual events at Lisburn Community Fire Company: a Fisherman’s Breakfast and an Easter Egg Hunt.

Early birds can enjoy a delicious home-cooked Fisherman’s Breakfast from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. For a $7 donation, anglers from small fry to grizzled veterans can enjoy eggs, bacon, potatoes, and bottomless cups of coffee.

Join us before you catch your limit, or on your way back from the Breeches. Either way, you’re guaranteed a filling meal.

On the same day, at 1:00 p.m., come to the Fairgrounds for the Easter Egg Hunt. Prizes for kids of all ages are sure to please.

Fisherman’s breakfast and the Hunt; eggs two ways on April 4 equals one sunny-side-up day. And that’s no yolk.

Annual Banquet Enjoyed By All

Lisburn Community Fire Company members enjoyed a fantastic annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Lower Allen VFW Post 7530.

Awards and special recognition honors were distributed as we celebrated another year of firefighting, training, fund raising, and public service. Notably, State Rep. Sheryl Delozier presented the Fire Company with a special citation marking the company’s 60 years of service to the community.

Shop Amazon To Help LCFC

From paper towels to parakeet food, turkey hats to tomatoes, every dollar spent on Amazon, the world’s second largest online retailer, can benefit your local firefighters when the order is placed at Lisburn Community Fire Company receives five cents of every dollar spent when you select it as your charitable organization of choice.

To get started, visit If it’s your first visit to the site, you’ll be prompted to select a charitable organization. Type “Lisburn Community Fire Company” and follow the prompts to lock in your choice.

When you’re done, you’ll see a message at the top of your main Amazon page showing you the organization you support.

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If you previously selected an organization, changing that selection is simple. Click on Your Account and select Change Your Charity.

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Type in “Lisburn Community Fire Company.”

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Then follow the prompts to complete the change.

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Next time you want to place an Amazon order, be sure to visit to make the purchase. Orders entered on the main Amazon site do not support the Fire Company.

More information on is available online.

Thank you in advance for your support of Lisburn Community Fire Company.

Come Early For Turkey March 8

Join us on Sunday, March 8 in the Lisburn Community Fire Company Social Hall, 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg, for our spring Roast Turkey Dinner. Service begins at 11 a.m., and runs until 2 p.m., or we run out of turkey.

We always run out of turkey. Well, except for the occasional whimsical volunteer headgear.

We have the best volunteers.Dinners cost $10 for adults and $4.25 for kids ages four to 10. Seconds are complimentary, and additional servings require patrons to purchase another meal.

For more information, please call (717) 766-3994 or send us an email.

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