Fall Is Fabulous

in Franklin County, PA

 

Take An Autumn Drive!

As Route 30, the historic Lincoln Highway, leaves Chambersburg, it takes on a more rolling, hilly terrain. It becomes more rural and passes orchards, historic Fort Loudoun, and gives a great view of Mount Parnell. The mountains are dabbled in yellow, orange, and red and pop against the bright blue sky. It is autumn in Franklin County.

After passing through the village of Fort Loudon, pick up Route 75. It is a breathtaking drive through Path Valley to Spring Run. Many of the farmers in the area are Amish. Fall is the harvest season, and many of the Amish families are at work in the fields.

From the square of Chambersburg, this is a 35-mile drive in one direction. Retrace the route to return or pick up the turnpike at Willow Hill.

Wineries

Franklin County’s newest winery is Jan Zell Winery located inside Jim’s Farmer’s Market on Grant Street in Chambersburg. Just two blocks from the downtown, the location is housed on the former property of the Cumberland Valley Railroad and offers a chance to enjoy wine with great farmers market shopping and atmosphere. Owners Arnie and Laura Jansen mix and match juices to create their exclusive versions of Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and rotating varieties at the Fort Loudon production facility. Plus, Jan Zell’s newest items are dry, sweet and hopped hard apple ciders, using local apples from Shatzer’s Orchards. Jan Zell wines can also be purchased at some area convenient stores including Rutters on Rt. 11, St. Thomas, Main St. in Mercersburg and S. Potomac St. in Waynesboro. Many Franklin County restaurants proudly serve Jan Zell wines as well including, Roy Pitz Brewing Company, GearHouse Brewing Co., The John Allision Public House and Fireside Pub. 

Make It A Wine Weekend!

Enjoy a weekend at one of Franklin County’s bed and breakfasts by pairing up with Jan Zell Winery with the orchard wineries of nearby Orrtanna, PA. Visitors can enjoy six wineries within 25-miles and less than an hour of each other. The Orrtanna wineries, just east of Caledonia State Park, are Boyer Cellars, Adams County Winery, and Halbrendt Winery.

Adams County Winery

Jan Zell Wines

Fall family fun awaits you in Franklin County!

Whether you are getting lost in a corn maze, playing with barnyard animals, or picking your own pumpkins, Franklin County has fall fun. Bring your family to a Harvest Festival or Corn Maze weekend and make great memories.

CELEBRATE FALL SEASON WITH
STITCHES IN TIME BARN QUILT TRAIL

THROUGHTOUT FRANKLIN COUNTY
Celebrate with Renfrew all month long with family-friendly activities that includes a pumpkin patch with pumpkins available for purchase, generously donated by Hess Farms and Winterbrook Farms. In addition to pumpkins, scarecrow kits will also be available — with all supplies to make your very own scarecrow, including pants, shirt, newspaper, string, pins, and instructions!  Scarecrow-making is one of Pumpkin Festival’s most popular activities and Renfrew is pleased that the tradition can continue under this modified format.

Download the Stitices in Time Barn Quilt Guide Book HERE.
Or, call to have  copy mailed.
717.552.2977 or 866.646.8060

STONER’S DAIRY FARM
& CORN MAZE

7678 OELLIG ROAD | MERCERSBURG, PA
Fun awaits you at Stoner’s Dairy Farm & Corn Maze. Wander 5 acres of a themed maze, visit the petting zoo and play area, or take in the beautiful, spacious skies on a hayride. Enjoy a mini maze, petting zoo, pedal cart track, pumpkin contest, farm tours by wagon, magic show, and giant inflatables. Come enjoy a beautiful autumn day in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and you’ll find Stoner’s Dairy Farm a memorable experience.

Visit website for most current information.
stonersdairyfarm.com
717.328.3617

COUNTRY CREEK CORN MAZE
& PUMPKIN PATCH

3794 ETTER RD | CHAMBERSBURG, PA
Spend about 45 minutes in Franklin County’s largest Corn Maze with over 4 miles of paths! If you need help, our mailboxes scattered throughout the maze will guide you in the right direction. If you aren’t up for the entire maze, don’t worry. An exit is set up half way. There is lots to do, including jump pads, zip lines, mountain slides, rat racers, petting zoo, corn hole and more. 

Please visit website for more information.
countrycreekproducefarm.com
717.729.5343

MAPLE LANE FARM & CORN MAZE

150 CROSSROAD SCHOOL RD. | NEWVILLE, PA
In 2021, Maple Lane Farm Corn Maze is the Big Spring Presbyterian Church. Visit the farm to see if you can find your way around the  church! Open Labor Day thru October31, you can enjoy the elaborate maze, pony and horse rides, tractor rides, food trucks, wineries and a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds! Follow Maple Lane Farm on Facebook for updates to weekly events and details on the farm here.

Maple Lane Farm is open Saturdays from 11am – 7pm and Sundays from 1pm – 6pm. Admission is $9.00 and Children 5 and under are FREE!
Contact: 717-462-2669 / jmiller260pm@gmail.com

DESTINATION ARTS DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO

DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO, PA
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.

Due to Covid-19, please visit website for updated information.
artsalliancegw.org
717.655.2500

STITCHES IN TIME QUILIT SHOW

11/30 VISITORS CENTER, DOWNTOWN CHAMBERSBURG PA
The Chambersburg Quilt Guild is displaying nearly 200 quilts at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center.throughout the month of October,The exhibit includes Civil War, patriotic, local 4H, breast cancer survifor and tribute quilts as well as boutique handmade items and quilts for sale. Also on display is this year’s raffle quilt,  Autumn Glory. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drop into the 11/30 Visitors Center at 15 South Main to purchase tickets; open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Roxbury Holiness Camp is this year’s quilt raffle benefactor.

For more on the Chambersburg Quilt Guild, please  visit
chambersburgquiltguild.com

6th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
AT RENFREW MUSEUM & PARK


1010 E MAIN ST | WAYNESBORO, PA

September 18, 2021 from 12pm-7pm. Join the fun at this “family-friendly celebration of history and the harvest” on the beautiful farmstead at Renfrew Museum & Park. Enjoy authentic German music by the Dockenspielers from Noon to 3 PM and the Shippensburg German Band from 4 PM to 7 PM plus demonstrations of 18th century beer making, traditional blacksmithing, and dressmaking.Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-18, and free for children 6 and younger.

For tickets and more information, visit
renfrewmuseum.org/oktoberfest
717.762.4723

MERCERSBURG TOWNFEST
in MERCERSBURG, PA


DOWNTOWN MERCERSBURG, PA

September 25, 2021 from 9am-3pm, come and join us for our 42nd annual Mercersburg Townfest! The event, hosted by the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce, features more than 120 crafters, artisans, culinary and local vendors, entertainment from community and school bands, with a children’s fun section on the grounds of the Mercersburg Elementary School.

Please visit website for more information.
mercersburgtownfest.com
717.328.5827

FALL DuffieldFest
in Chambersburg, PA


2168 Mont Alto Rd | Chambersburg, PA

Fall DuffieldFest is set for Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10 AM to 5 PM. There will be food, crafts, artisans, and upcyclers. The event is rain or shine.
Catch the high energy of JESTER, who will take the Hip Gypsy Stage, playing current and classic rock. Dancing is always welcome!
DuffieldFest and Hip Gypsy Emporium are in the former Duffield School, located amid the beautiful farmland along the base of South Mountain

Please visit website for updated information.
hipgypsyemporium.com
717.552.1840

MAINSTREET WAYNESBORO
MARKET DAY


DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO, PA

October 2, 2021 from 9am-4pm.  Crisp fall weather brings Mainstreet’s annual Market Day, always on the first Saturday in October. The event features all-day entertainment, including live music, dancing demonstrations, sidewalk sales, children’s activities and dozens of craft, specialty and food vendors. Entries in the annual Scarecrow Contest are displayed along Main Street lamp posts.
Please visit website for more information.

MERCERSBURG BEER & WINE FESTIVAL


LION’S PARK, MERCERSBURG PA

Join the Tuscarora Chamber of Commerce for the annual Mercersburg Beer & Wine Festival, on October 9 at Lion’s Club Park on Park Avenue. Lots of fun with food truck, craft breweries, local distilleries, and wineries.

Please visit website for more information.
tachamber.org
717.328.5827

APPLEFEST in DOWNTOWN CHAMBERSBURG


DOWNTOWN CHAMBERSBURG, PA

October 16, 2021 from 9 AM- 4 PM come and enjoy: Arts ~ Handmade Crafts ~ Food ~ Kids Activities ~ Music. A fabulous family day where apples take center stage for the day! Visit the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center for the Chambersburg Quilt Guild’s Stitches in Time Qyuilt exhibit of 200 quilts. From 11 AM to 1 PM, join The Foundation For Enhancing Communities (TFEC) as it dedicates the TFEC-sponsored launch of Civil War Trail signs in Franklin County. Living history portrayers, refreshments, Civil War walking tours, and a preview of the TFEC time capsule.

Please visit website for more information.
Facebook.com/ChambersburgAppleFest
717.261.0072