Saturday November 19th – Friday December 2nd, 2022
Benefits Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance
Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is excited to bring holiday cheer at the 4th annual 2022 Festival of Trees, held in the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center–the former 1865 National Bank of Chambersburg on the square.
The festival opens at 4 PM on November 19th.
Come see beautifully decorated trees and wreaths.
Enjoy a holiday train display, courtesy of Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, in the lobby of the visitors center, and family fun in downtown Chambersburg.
Visitors can vote for their favorite tree or wreath as well as participate in the silent auction to take home a tree or wreath.
Funds raised will support Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance..
Admission to Festival of Trees is Free.
Trees and wreaths are being decorated by local organizations.
Visitors may vote for their favorite tree or wreath by purchasing four ballots for $1.
Silent auction amounts will be displayed in the Visitors Center and online.
Current bid amounts will be updated online daily at explorefranklincountypa.com.
Final votes for favorites and final bids for the silent auction will close at 7 PM on December 2nd with winners being announced the same night.
The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro.
Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
Plan a visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com, contacting 866.646.8060, or stopping by the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center on the square in downtown Chambersburg.
The Pine Grove Furnace State Park festival is a fun, two-day family-oriented event with food and craft vendors, entertainment, free hayrides, pumpkin carving, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl appearances, scarecrow making, beekeeping, broom making, apple cider making, candle dipping, kids activities, Birds of Prey, and historical demonstrations, including charcoal making and blacksmithing.
Saturday night will feature the annual pumpkin parade followed by the Legend of the Hairy Hand. There is no charge to enter the Park or the Festival, and most activities are free!
The famous Hairy Hand and Pumpkin Float is Saturday evening, October 15.
The pumpkin parade is at 6:15 PM, followed by the Hairy Hand Legend at 6:45 PM on Fuller Lake beach.
The legend will be told, and the raft of glowing pumpkins will be set afloat on the lake to keep the hairy hand away.
Pine Grove Furnace State Park is located at 1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners.
The rain or shine event is held in the Furnace Stack and Fuller Lake Day Use Areas
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.”