July First Friday tonight in Greencastle will offer finger lickin’ BBQ

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Follow up your Fourth of July festivities with a stop by Greencastle's First Friday on Friday, July 5.

Enjoy the small town atmosphere as the downtown shops stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. and team up with local artists, vendors and performers for an evening of entertainment, food and shopping.  

Back by popular demand will be a free kids' craft. This month join Joyful Arts Studio, 55 W. Baltimore St., on the front lawn to create your free painting using BBQ tools and foods.  Also make a stop by the face painting booth, a kids' favorite.

On Center Square (in front of Susquehanna Bank), you'll find music by RS Entertainment.   Highline Restaurant & Railway Lounge will also have music in the Courtyard with pianist Rob Earp.

As always, First Friday will have wine and beer tastings.  Tuscarora Mountain Winery will be featuring wine tasting at their location, John Allison Public House will be featuring samples from Great Lakes Brewing Company, and Highline Restaurant and Railway Lounge will be featuring tastings of their handcrafted Watermelon Mojitos.

Instead of cooking, consider stopping by one of the downtown restaurants for dinner and dessert. Another option available on the square will be free barbecue samples by Mason Dixon BBQ Services, sponsored by F&M Trust.  Fresh pretzels and bread will be sold by Baker's Nook.  Tracey's Orchard will also be downtown with their seasonal produce.  Enjoy dessert at one of our specialty shops.

The First Friday Committee and the Greencastle Area Arts Council have many wonderful artists to share their talents. Weather permitting, many of the participants will be set up outside and showcasing a mix of pottery, prints, photography, homemade soaps, mixed media, pet supplies, home goods and jewelry.