Weekend of October 5-6:  Community Uniting! – Salute to African American Heritage

Weekend of October 5-6: Community Uniting! – Salute to African American Heritage

Join Community Uniting! on Saturday, 10 Am to Noon, for a walking tour of Arican American sites in downtown Chambersburg. The weekend dedication continues on Sunday with Free Festival at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau from 2 PM to  PM. Activities for the African-American Heritage Weekendinclude:

Saturday Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon – Walk thru History!

Meet at St. James AME Church 510 So Main St, Chbg.

 Park on South St. lot btw Main & 2nd Sts. or at SCCAP on So. Main St.

Learn the history of South End Chambersburg:  3 Churches (St. James, John Wesley, Mt. Moriah), Mike Waters Park, Kerrstown Neighborhood, notable residents, & more!

12 pm Lunch at St. James – BYO or place a hoagie order ($8) on Saturday a.m.

Sites included on the walk are: St James AME Church, Marin Delany residence, Kerrstown Square, John Wesley AME, Frederick Douglas-John Brown meeting site, 1967 fair housing march, original Mt Morial Baptist Church, Liberty Street neighborhoods, Mike Waters Playground


Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 – 4 p.m. Free Festival!

at Franklin County Visitors Center on the Square, 15 South Main Street,

Storytelling – Joseph Winters: Local Inventor & Abolitionist

Gospel Dancers – Stepdancers – Music & Book-Talk & Book-Signing

Mask-Making   –   Refreshments   –   & More!

Fall Is Fabulous in Franklin County!

Fall Is Fabulous in Franklin County!

Kick off the fall season with Franklin County’s Fall Festival Season at Mercersburg’s 40th Annual Townfest and save the date for a festival every weekend through October. Try finding your way out of one of Franklin County’s corn mazes—Stoner’s Dairy Farm on Oelig Road in Mercersburg or Country Creek Corn Maze on Etter Road in Chambersburg. Fall is fabulous in Franklin County.

Mercersburg Townfest

Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Downtown Mercersburg
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend this year’s 40th annual Mercersburg Townfest. The event, hosted by the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce, features more than 120 crafters, artisans, culinary and local vendors, entertainment from community and school bands, with a children’s fun section on the grounds of the Mercersburg Elementary School.

Waynesboro’s Market Day  – Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crisp fall weather brings Mainstreet’s annual Market Day, always on the first Saturday in October. The event features all-day entertainment, including live music, dancing demonstrations, sidewalk sales, children’s activities and dozens of craft, specialty and food vendors. Entries in the annual Scarecrow Contest are displayed along Main Street lamp posts.

Mercersburg Beer & Wine Festival – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Enjoy plenty of room to spread-out and enjoy some great samplings, food, and entertainment. Hosted by the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce at the Mercersburg Lions Club Park at 405 S. Park Ave. in Mercersburg. Gates for regular admission open at 1 PM and close at 5 PM. VIP Entry into the park will be at Noon The Mercersburg Beer and Wine Festival will offer an impressive array of 5+ wineries and vintners and 15+ Breweries with 30+ craft beers. Parking is FREE at the event. This is a rain or shine festival. Click here to purchase tickets.