Relax, enjoy the outdoors, and shop. Bring a friend, bring the family, or make it a surprise weekend getaway for someone special! Festivities begin in mid-September and run through the first weekend of November.
Sign up for a Fall Do Dine Stay Getaway!
Throughout the fall season, enjoy Destination Arts in Waynesboro, Stoner’s Corn Maze in Mercersburg, and
Country Creek Corn Maze in Chambersburg. Here is a little more information on each.

DESTINATION ARTS DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO

All galleries are open
– Thursday. 1-4 PM
– Friday, 5-8 PM
– Saturday, Noon-6 PM;
– Sunday, Noon – 4 PM.
Destination Arts! is Waynesboro’s special way of revitalizing the downtown. Vacant buildings were converted into curated art galleries. Art is also on display in storefronts. A variety of entertainment each week with special art demonstrations and activities. Art is local, regional, and national. Most is available for purchase.

 

COUNTRY CREEK CORN MAZE

Off Route 11 on Etter Road, Chambersburg
NIGHT MAZE AND AFTER DARK HAYRIDES
– September 16 through November 4.
Open: Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
(last entry to maze at 4 PM),
Saturdays 10 AM to 6 PM,
All Sundays in October, Noon to 5 PM.
Plus the three Fridays and Saturdays between October 13-28, 7 pm-10 pm are special flashlight pickin’ in the pumpkin patch and corn maze at night!

countrycreekproducefarm.com
717.729.5343

STONER’S DAIRY FARM

Oelig Road MERCERSBURG: SATURDAY 10AM – 5PM,
Sunday – Noon – 5 PM
Through November 5.
Wander 5 acres of a themed maze, visit the petting zoo & play area, or take in the beautiful, spacious skies on a hayride. 2017 maze honors America! Special Weekend for 2017 is October 7 with mini maze, petting zoo, pedal cart track, pumpkin contest, farm tours by wagon, magic show, and giant inflatables.

stonersdairyfarm.com
717.328.3617

Browse these upcoming fall festivals and events and plan to visit Franklin County this fall. Pair a visit with a fall drive.
Throughout the fall season, enjoy Destination Arts in Waynesboro, Stoner’s Corn Maze in Mercersburg, and
Country Creek Corn Maze in Chambersburg. Here is a little more information on each.

As Route 30, the historic Lincoln Highway, leaves Chambersburg, it takes on a more rural flavor. It passes orchards, historic Fort Loudoun, and gives a great view of the mountains, dabbled in yellow, orange, and red that pop against the bright blue sky of autumn.

After passing through the village of Fort Loudoun, pick up Route 75. It is a breathtaking drive through Path Valley to Spring Run. Many of the farmers are Amish and with the harvest season in full-swing, the families are working in the field.

Take a drive and enjoy a weekend in Franklin County.

SEPTEMBER 15-17
TWO TOP RURITAN GAS
& STEAM SHOW

12270 Two Top Road in Mercersburg.
September 15 includes a Truck & Tractor Pull at 6 PM. September 16 offers a 10
AM Pedal Pull and a 3 PM Tractor Pull. September 17 has a 10 AM Garden Tractor Pull. Entertainment each day with Clearspring Bluegrass on September 15 at 6 PM and Stony Creek, featuring Libby Files, on September 16 at 3 PM and New Country at 7 PM. Homemade food with breakfast of at 7:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

twotopruritan.com
717.328.9837

 

SEPTEMBER 30
9 AM – 2 PM

38TH ANNUAL TOWNFEST

HOSTED BY ~ TUSCARORA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE! – Featuring more than 120 Crafters ~ Artisans ~ Local Vendors ~ Entertainment by Community & School Bands ~ Kids Korner at Mercersburg Elementary School Grounds.

mercersburgtownfest.com

SEPTEMBER 30
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MERCERSBURG BEER
& WINE FESTIVAL

Lions Club Park ~ 405 S. Park Ave. in Mercersburg. Gates for regular admission open at 2pm and close at 5pm, VIP Entry is at 1pm (for online and pre-ticket sales), the Mercersburg Beer and Wine Festival will offer an impressive array of 5+ wineries and vintners and 25+ Breweries with 50 craft beers. Parking is FREE at the event. This is a rain or shine festival.

mercersburgbeerandwinefestival.com

OCTOBER 7~ 9 AM – 4 PM
MARKET DAY
DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO

Entertainment all day entertainment, including live music, dancing demonstrations, plus children’s activities. Sidewalk sales and Mad Anthony's Chili-Cookoff, Entries in the annual Scarecrow Contest are displayed along Main Street lamp posts.

mainstreetwaynesboro.org

OCTOBER 7
4 PM – 9 PM

2 nd ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
WAYNESBORO

Enjoy a traditional German event, presented by Renfrew Museum & Park and held at the Post 15 American Legion, 63 East Main Street in Waynesboro. Includes the tradition horse-drawn wagon and the tapping of the keg. Admission is $50 and includes a buffet of traditional German foods and a Daniel Royer craft beer brewed specially for this event. Plus, a live Oom-pah band and a silent auction.

renfrewmuseum.org/oktoberfest

OCTOBER 7
NOON – 5 PM

4th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
DOWNTOWN CHAMBERSBURG

Held in the parking lot on Hood Street between Lincoln Way West and Wet King Street. The event includes the John H. Harmon Memorial 5K Run and Duck Derby on the Conococheague. It features Roy Pitz beers and seasonal brews. Live German music, costume contest, and October-themed games.

downtownchambersburgpa.com/oktoberfest

OCTOBER 7
9 AM – 3 PM

APPLE FESTIVAL
at TAYAMENTASACHTA in GREENCASTLE

Apple dumplings and barbecue chicken. Hayrides pumpkin decorating, scarecrow stuffing, face painting and live music. Lots of apple goodies for sale, including homemade apple butter.

OCTOBER. 21 – 9 AM – 4 PM
APPLEFEST in DOWNTOWN CHAMBERSBURG

Arts ~ Handmade Crafts ~ Food ~ Kids' Activities ~ Music. A fabulous family day where apples take center stage for the day.

Facebook.com/ChambersburgAppleFest

OCTOBER 21
11 AM – 4 PM

PUMPKIN FEST
at RENFREW PARK in Waynesboro

Come out and enjoy pumpkin carving, hayrides, live music, children’s activities and fun games at this popular joint fundraising event benefiting both Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum and Park. Barrel Train with free rides through the park for kids! ~ Try the Pumpkin-Chuckin’ Trebuchet! Free soup, cider, and bread included with admission. Hot dogs, steamers, country chicken sandwiches, fries, sodas, and bake sale items sold separately. Admission fee $8 adults, $4 kids aged 4-12, and kids age 3 and under are free.

renfrewinstitute.org/event/pumpkin-festivaltute.org
renfrewmuseum.org/pumpkin-fest
717.762.0373

OCTOBER 28 & 29
10 AM – 5 PM

14TH ANNUAL GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL
at WHITETAIL SKI RESORT in MERCERSBURG

Come out and enjoy, hay rides, chairlift rides, climbing wall, castle moon bounce, barnyard buddies, catch and release fishing, ski board swap, 2nd Annual Whitetail Fall Downhill 5-K Trail Run. Food & Fun for the entire family!

skiwhitetail.com

OCTOBER 30
7:30 PM

MERCERSBURG HALLOWEEN PARADE

The parade, held on a Monday evening, is a tradition since 1941.