1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Living History Re-enactment & Light Show

1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Living History Re-enactment & Light Show

Join us on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, in Downtown Chambersburg as the town is set ablaze to commemorate the day that Chambersburg was held for ransom and then burned by the Confederate army under General McCausland.
We celebrate community, rebirth and Chambersburg’s rise from the ashes with a day full of events:
So Much to Do – July 16
Old Market Day Street Festival, Civil War Walking Tours, 11/30 Visitors Center Exhibits,
1 PM- Free Kid Canvas Painting – Register for FREE here.
3 PM- 1864 Corn Hole Tournament – Register your team here.
6 PM- Kids Games & Franklin Fresh Food Tastings
7 PM Finals of Acapella & Unplugged plus Voting for the Winner
8:15 PM Winner Announced
8:30 PM History Happened Here T-Shirt Trivia
9 PM – 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Living History Re-enactment & Light Show
The re-enactment and light show done completely with atmospheric effects, lights, and actors!
Join the thousands that gather to watch as the town is transported back to 1864 and history comes to life.
Ride-A-Thon Festival – September 22, 11 AM-4 PM

Ride-A-Thon Festival – September 22, 11 AM-4 PM

A 29-mile, 13.5-story high-voltage power line is proposed for Franklin County PA. Much of the impacted land is to farmland with breathtaking views. Three rides bike rides are being offered–33-mile, 16-mile, and 4-mile. It is shows the farmland and the beauty it brings, plus what should be nurtured, preserved, and protected. Following the Ride, is a Ride-A-Thon Festival. The public is welcome to come out for the music, food, and family fun. Suggested donation for entry to the Ride-A-Thon Festival is $20. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon

Think about our future! All funds raised support the costs of legal fees in opposing the Transource Project, which does not bring power to anyone that does not have power and brings ZERO benefit to Franklin County and Pennsylvania!

Register here.