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First Ever ChambersFest Restaurant Week July 9-16

Help us celebrate ChambersFest 2016 with the first ever ChambersFest Restaurant Week!

Visit participating restaurants from Saturday, July 9 through Saturday, July 16 to take advantage of their restaurant week specials and enter to win prizes! Specials will include meal deals at $18.64, to commemorate the year Chambersburg was burned by Confederates during the Civil War, and $30, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ChambersFest.


Cafe d’italia

The Cottage

EJ’s Grill

Main Street Deli

Molly’s Restaurant & Carry Out

The Orchards

Relax Lounge

Roy-Pitz Brewing Co.

Check back as the list of participating restaurants continues to grow!


Did we mention you can win prizes? Use the hashtag #CburgEats when you post a picture to social media throughout the week to enter the daily contest. Each unique visit to a participating restaurant is an opportunity to post and tag a picture. The more locations you visit, the more chances you have to win!

How to Enter to Win:

Step 1: Dine at a participating restaurant.

Step 2: Take a photo of you and/or your food at the restaurant.

Step 3: Post your photo to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using #CburgEats to be entered to win.

Step 4: The next day at noon, check the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for the announcement of the winner from the previous day’s entries (www.facebook.com/cburgchamber)

Step 5: On Monday, July 18 at noon check Facebook for an announcement of the GRAND PRIZE winner!

Contest Rules:

Photos must be taken at participating restaurants and posted during ChambersFest Restaurant Week from July 9-16, 2016.

Posts must include #CburgEats to be entered.

One entry per person per day.

Only entries on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are eligible.

All entries from posted July 9-16 will be considered for the Grand Prize drawing on July 18.

Coordinated by the Chambersburg Chamber.

Wings That Buzz performing for Second Saturday concert on July 9 at Chambers Fort Park

On Saturday, July 9, Downtown Chambersburg will host its second “Second Saturday” concert for the summer, having band Wings That Buzz perform along with opening act solo artist Jon Ingels. The event is set to start at 5 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Wings That Buzz is an all original band from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Their unique blend of strong melodies, warm textures, and toe-tapping rhythms are both fresh and familiar. Fluid, energetic music and thought-provoking lyrics, about the joys and struggles of life, combine to create an uplifting sound that aims to inspire the listener and is as likely to get you moving too.

Jon Ingels is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Waynesboro PA. Jon performs with the Slackwater 4 as well as the Blues Rock outfit Big Whiskey. In his solo performances Jon draws from all his influences ranging from blues to country, rock to reggae, and all points in between!

Following the performances, the movie “Back to the Future” – PG (1985) will be shown as a conclusion to the night. If interested in a fun night with music and a classic movie, be sure to attend! It’s bound to be fun for the whole family! Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics.

Full Second Saturday Schedule:

June 11th

Music – The Hello Strangers with opener Soleil

Movie – Inside Out – PG (2015)

July 9th

Concert – Wings That Buzz with opener Jon Ingels Music

Movie – Back to the Future – PG (1985)

August 13th

Concert – Shawan And The Wonton with opener Carly Clark

Movie – Zootopia – PG (2016)

September 10th

Concert – Nick Andrew Staver tio performance with opener Waylon K. Smith (the music of) from The Positronic Cats

Movie – Star Wars :Episode VII – The Force Awakens – PG13 (2015)

Coordinated by Downtown Chambersburg Inc.


Student Life in Franklin County

Submitted by Colleen Hoover


I have attended school in the Franklin County area since I was three years old. Starting with pre-school at a local church in Waynesboro, PA to attending middle school and high school in Chambersburg, undertaking dual enrollment classes at Wilson College (while still in high school) to ending my long journey by achieving my Bachelors of Business at Shippensburg University.

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Trail Riding in Franklin County

Submitted by Colleen Hoover

Riding in Franklin County’s majestic mountains on the back of a horse is absolutely breath taking. Franklin County has many options for riding one of the most popular is Caledonia State Park: Michaux Forest which is part of the Appalachian Trail.  A few other locations such as Steel House Hollow in which you can see across several valleys and Tea Berry trail (a part of South Mountain).

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