Pumpkins & Pippins Fall Festival

Pumpkins & Pippins Fall Festival

Saturday October 15th, 2022 * 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Support The Institute by bringing your family to a fall celebration of Pumpkins & Pippins!
Our second annual Pumpkins and Pippins fall festival will be held at Pine Hill Recreation Area, Waynesboro.
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd. Waynesboro, PA 
Rain location is the Waynesboro Area Middle School.
A fundraiser for The Institute, the festival includes a full slate of activities and fun for all ages, including a ‘kid zone’ with yard games, a StoryWalk® hike & activity, a photo stand and more.
Pony rides for kids from Serendipity Horse Meadows Farm provide a fun, memorable experience during the festival.
In addition, craft vendors offer a variety of wares.
“We also have a pie walk, a pumpkin patch, and a decorated pumpkin contest,” said Jessica Watson, the Institute’s assistant director and event organizer. “We invite everyone to support The Institute by bringing your family to a fall celebration of Pumpkins & Pippins.”
A star attraction is the ever-popular trebuchet pumpkin launcher, which will run throughout the day sending pumpkins flying through the sky.
Trebuchets are giant catapult devices that originated in medieval times.
“The Institute’s trebuchet was built by volunteers who researched the devices thoroughly to create an authentic working model,” Watson said. “Our trebuchet hurls pumpkins, and it’s great fun to watch how far they fly.”
For the DECORATED PUMPKIN CONTEST (click here for details!), pumpkins may be painted or carved—or both.
Contest entry is free.
Votes from those in attendance determine the winner, who receives a $100 prize.
Live music is a festival mainstay.
The bluegrass band, Marv Ashby and High Octane, will be the featured entertainment.
Based in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., the band is known for dynamic traditional and contemporary bluegrass.
Those attending can buy lunch from Summer Creek BBQ food truck.
A bake sale offers a variety of homemade goodies for dessert.
Pumpkins, apples and cider will be available for purchase.
Admission is $10 per car, cash only.
Ice Cream Social & Book Sale, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library & Summit Plaza

Ice Cream Social & Book Sale, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library & Summit Plaza

Saturday July 16th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Books for everyone (Adults, Teens, Kids)
** Music, Food, Drinks, Bake Sale, Face Painting, Plants, Artists, Authors, Fire Truck Rides, and so much more.
Jess the Reptile Guy – Interactive fun, Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, and Crocs. Touch a sea turtle shell and a Nile crocodile, shells, eggs and skins from many exotic reptiles, hands on fun for all ages.
For more information, visit their website
Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13767 Monterey Ln, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
Chase-ing the Dream Fundraiser, Goldfish Barn

Chase-ing the Dream Fundraiser, Goldfish Barn

Saturday July 16th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Goldfish Barn 11436 Lincoln Way West, Ft. Loudon
Live Auction
Silent Auction
Bake Sale
Kids Games
Food Trucks
All proceeds of the event will go towards treatment for Chase, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
These treatments have helped him thrive, and we want to keep that going!
A Live Auction will take place on the upper level of the barn, and Kids Entertainment will be happening outside.
A Vendor Event will also be happening in the lower level of the barn
Earth Celebration Day 2022, The Institute

Earth Celebration Day 2022, The Institute

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Our 2022 Earth Celebration will happen at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
Spend a day in the park and celebrate spring and the Earth!
Yard Sale Fundraiser: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Earth Celebration: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Earth Celebration Day features:
• Environmental Exhibitors
• Paper Shredding by OSI
• Goodwill Truck Pick Up
• Drug Take-Back by Washington Township Police
• Eye Glasses & Cell Phone Recycling by WALL Lions Club
Plus, Franklin Co. Commissioners Earth Day Proclamation at 1:30 p.m.
Also featuring Environmental Artists and Craftsmen
• Student Art Show
• Environmental Artistry Award 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Educational Experience of the: Pennsylvania WoodMobile!
For more info: info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org
Fundraiser: Bring Cash!
• Decorated Rain Barrel Silent Auction
• Raffle Items
• Bake Sale
• Food Trucks: Jenni’s Knife & Spork and McCoy Pop-Up Pizzas
Enjoy Live Music by Mountain Air!