3rd Annual Franklin County Festival of Trees

3rd Annual Franklin County Festival of Trees

Saturday November 20th – Friday December 3rd, 2021
Benefits Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance
Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is excited to bring holiday cheer at the 3rd annual 2021 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 20.
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 bids can be placed in person, via phone at 866-646-8060 or by emailing fcvbfestivaloftrees@gmail.com.
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 3 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.
We hope to see you!
Holiday Fun Continues in Franklin County With The Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Open Houses

Holiday Fun Continues in Franklin County With The Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Open Houses

There is still a chance to enjoy the holiday open houses at the Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club (CVMRRC), named for the Cumberland Valley Railroad which began operations in Chambersburg during 1837. Open from noon to 4 PM on Saturday, December 30, and Sundays, January 7 and January 14, the varied train display has ten gauges of trains and more than 55 trains running the rails.

Freight hobbyists, families, young and old can enjoy the imagination and creativity shown in the many displays. Displays include Jurassic Park, the beautiful countryside of Pennsylvania, an oil refinery, biker’s hangout, Bedrock quarry with Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Ninja Turtles, Paddington Bear, a lumber yard, plus Batman and Star Wars. Showcased are an operating Lego layout plus Thomas the Train with friends Lady, James, Gordon, Percy, Jeremy, Emily, Donald, Douglas, Hank, and Rosie.

Visitors are challenged to find Smokey Bear in the forest. Other hidden characters are Bugs, Daffy, Tasmanian Devil, plus Tom and Jerry. Admission to the open houses are free. Children receive coloring pages, and adults can enjoy complimentary train magazines.

The Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club is a membership organization, whose members share an interest in trains, train collecting, and train displays. Over the years, CVMRRC collected 3,700 pieces of rolling stock. In addition to the open house location at 440 Nelson Street in Chambersburg, CVMRRC maintains a display at Texas Lunch on Lincoln Way West and maintains the authentic boxcar at Norlo Park along Route 30 in Chambersburg. A special holiday display at Black Rose Antiques in the Chambersburg Mall can be viewed until mid-January.