Fall Furnace Fest – Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Fall Furnace Fest – Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Saturday October 15th, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM & Sunday October 16th, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park will host its annual fall festival.
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
Garden Harvest Day – Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Garden Harvest Day – Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Sunday October 2nd, 2022 * 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate Nature and Art in the Fall at Kings Gap during Garden Harvest Day on Sunday, October 2, 2022. From Noon to 5 PM, the Friends of Kings Gap will have a variety of activities for all ages.
Activities include hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, pumpkin bowling, mum walk, eco-art, food trucks, nature storytime, apple cider press, chicken corn soup, and more.
There will also be handmade crafts from local artisans, including paintings, wooden bowls, dried flower wreaths, and more.
A nominal fee for some activities and “make and take” items will be charged, but parking and admission are free.
In addition, do not forget cash for food trucks and craft vendors.
Be sure to visit the mansion for the opening of the first Kings Gap Mansion Art Gallery featuring a wide variety of nature art from 14 local artists.
The gallery opens on Garden Harvest Day and continues throughout October.
The mansion will also be decorated with flowers generously donated by Roots Cut Flower Farm.
Garden Harvest Day will be held at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle.
All activities will be held in the mansion area.
Food, Friends, and Fun virtual program at Grove Family Library

Food, Friends, and Fun virtual program at Grove Family Library

Monday September 26th, 2022 * 1:00 PM
We meet via Zoom monthly and have a different theme for each gathering.
Participants prepare and share their chosen recipe.
September’s theme is Harvest Vegetables.
We always have interesting discussions, learning new baking and cooking tips.
We hope you will join us!
Here is the link:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87847263692?pwd=NkZRV00xeDFqQ0Jhd3hZaS9kZ1UxZz09
7th Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser Renfrew Museum and Park

7th Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser Renfrew Museum and Park

Saturday September 17th, 2022 * 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come enjoy a fun-filled day at Renfrew’s Seventh Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser!
This seasonal favorite is held at our beautiful historic farmstead to take full advantage of the scenic autumnal views in a unique period setting.
As always, this traditional signature event will have a distinctive Renfrew feel as we honor the German roots of the Royer family that worked this land.
It’s fun for everyone with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly celebration of history and the harvest!
Your admission includes entry into the festival featuring live traditional music, full tours of the 1812 Royer House, historic trade demonstrations, silent auction, family fun area, farmstead activities, and so much more!
Purchase tickets and learn more about this event, Click Here

 

Victory Garden: Harvesting the Bounty. Penn State Master Gardeners

Victory Garden: Harvesting the Bounty. Penn State Master Gardeners

Tuesday July 19th, 2022 * 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Penn State Extension Franklin County
181 Franklin Farm Ln.
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Participants will learn about fertilizing their vegetable garden, harvesting crops at the right time, growing perennial edible crops, and have a question-and-answer session and guided walk with Master Gardeners!
Learn more, Here