Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival CANCELLED

Festivals & Fairs

July 25, 2020

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art

Dear Friends of the Ned Smith Center

Over the past few weeks, the Staff and I have been doing what we can to maintain some semblance of normal here at the Center.  The mail is being processed, memberships and donations are being properly managed, and the bills are getting paid. Overall, I could not be more pleased with how the Center is working through the COVID challenges.  That said, over the last few days we have had to make some very hard choices.

Due to the guidelines presented by the “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania” the Ned Smith Center will be either cancelling or postponing the following activities.

  • The Nature and Arts FESTIVAL in July is Cancelled.

    Other Ned Smith Center Activities are also cancelled:
    • Arts and Entertainment
      • Ben Gallaher is Cancelled but can be rescheduled
      • Erin Cruise and Cruise Control is Cancelled.
      • Hybrid Ice is Cancelled
      • Shakespeare in the Woods is Cancelled
    • Discovery Series
      • Salamander Search is Cancelled (A NedTalk will be put out in its place)
      • Fairy Garden Workshop is Cancelled
    • Summer Camps
      • Fishing for Families is Cancelled
      • Outdoor Adventure Camp is Cancelled

We did not come to these decisions easily. Based on the current “Red-Yellow-Green” phases we would not be able to host the A&E events or the Festival even if we were in the “Green”.  We will investigate possibly conducting the balance of the Summer Camps if Dauphin County is moved into the “Yellow” within the next two or three weeks.

As we move forward, more decisions will need to be made for MAJOR events in August and September.  We will be looking at those over the next 3 to 5 weeks.  If you have any questions or wish to contact me personally, I am happy to take your call.


John P. Booth, E.D. NSCNA
717-649-3090 Cell       717-692-3699 Office


Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
Connecting Nature, People and the Arts
176 Water Company Road, Millersburg PA 17061
717.692.3699 | [email protected]
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