2023 A Cappella & Unplugged Champion: Elijah Myers

2023 A Cappella & Unplugged Champion: Elijah Myers

Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) congratulates Elijah Myers, winner of the 2023 A Cappella & Unplugged competition, plus the recipient of the $500 prize!!!  FCVB gives a huge thank you to all the amazingly talented perfomers who showed up for open mics, Round 1 and all of the incredible finalists– The RMS Experience , Robert Twine, Paul Minnich and Marrisa Porter. Thank you to the public for coming out to support and enjoy the the talent of A Cappella & Unplugged.

The 1st open mic for 2024 A Cappella & Unplugged will be held during IceFest Pa at the 11/30 Visitors Center.

IceFest 2023 + What’s Happening at the 11/30 Visitors Center

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to IceFest 2023, January 26 through January 29. See blocks of ice transformed with chain saws and blow torches. Take a turn on the FREE double-wide ice slide. Taste chili and BBQ at Chili-Q. Dance at the Snowfall Ball. Enjoy more than 100 sculptures. A complete day-to-day schedule is available at IceFestPA.com. Everything kicks off Thursday, January 26, at 5 PM on Courthouse Plaza with a ribbon cutting and free cupcakes.

The 11/30 Visitors Center, the former 1865 bank-turned-visitors-center on the southwest corner of the square, is open 8 AM to 7:30 PM on IceFest Thursday and Friday, 10:30 AM to 8 PM on IceFest Saturday, and Noon to 4 PM on IceFest Sunday. Drop in, warm up and explore the art of Penn’s Woods Printmakers, artist Brandii Kligge’s life-size floating tree, and the Chambersburg Quilt Guild’s annual raffle quilt. Check out Ben Franklin inspired exhibits in the old bank teller drawers, plus more than 100 National History Day Contest projects of the Chambersburg High School students. The 2023 theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.

Penn’s Woods Printmakers will showcase original works of art created by the artist with an original plate run through a small press, one at a time, on high quality art paper. See the beauty of the process. All art is for sale.

The Chambersburg Quilt Guild comes together around the art of quilting. Each year, the Guild creates a raffle quilt to share talents and gives proceeds to a local cause. The quilt is on display and tickets are being sold throughout IceFest.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau kicks off its annual A Cappella & Unplugged competition with the first open mic of 2023 at 5 PM on Saturday, January 28. Held in the second level Great Room, overlooking the square of Chambersburg, a variety of performers begin the competition to win a grand prize of $500.

IceFest 2023 is made possible by the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg, Downtown Chambersburg Inc., and Council for the Arts of Chambersburg and through the sponsorship of M&T Bank. IceFest is all about community, bringing together many organizations, civic groups, and businesses to create an experience with something for everyone.

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 from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Plan a visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com, contact 866.646.8060, or stop at the new Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in downtown Chambersburg.



New Year’s Eve Candy Drop Chambers Fort Park, Chambersburg

Saturday December 31st, 2022 * 7:00 PM
Join Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg and Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, Inc. in partnership with Shafer Equipment Company and Downtown Chambersburg for a New Year’s Eve Candy Drop!
Join us at 7:00pm in Chambers Fort Park as we drop a variety of candy from a Shafer lift!
Stick around for a chance win $1,000 at 8:45 PM and to see the Martin’s Famous Potato Roll Drop in Downtown Chambersburg: A New Year’s Eve event!
Thank you to Art Sign Company of Chambersburg LLC and Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service for your donations!!

FREE Double-Wide Ice Slide, Downtown Chambersburg

Thursday January 26th, & Friday January 27th, 2023 * 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 28th, 2023 * 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 29th, 2023 * 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come take a ride on the FREE Double-Wide Ice Slide!
Located in the parking lot on the second block of South Main Street (next to YP Jewelers).
Sponsored by: Chambersburg Borough Recreation Department.



Run Your Ice Off 5k Run, Part of the Chambersburg IceFest

Sunday January 29th, 2023 * 1:00 PM
The Run Your Ice Off 5k is one of the final events of IceFest, the largest community event in Chambersburg.
Beginning right through the middle of the festival down Main Street, the Run Your Ice Off 5k is a refreshing way to end the 4 day festival.
Proceeds from the 5k benefit IceFest, Leadership Franklin County Alumni Scholarship and Relay for Life.
Go to www.icefestpa.com for more information on IceFest.
For more information and to register, Click Here