4th Annual Festival of Tree, 11/30 Visitors Center Chambersburg

4th Annual Festival of Tree, 11/30 Visitors Center Chambersburg

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 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 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.
We hope to see you!
Fly Into Action Kite Festival, Nitterhouse Soccer Fields Chambersburg

Fly Into Action Kite Festival, Nitterhouse Soccer Fields Chambersburg

Saturday October 22nd, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us for the inaugural Fly Into Action Kite Festival.
The event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.
FREE KITES will be given to the first 500 attendees!
Make memories with family and friends while celebrating our right to vote in America.
Enjoy music, food vendors, family crafts, kids’ activities, community vendors, giveaways, and more high-flying fun!
Community organizations, food vendors, and businesses are invited to join us at the event.
Sign up here: form.jotform.com/fccp/kite-fest-vendor (vendor fee: $10)
Christmas Cookie Crawl

Christmas Cookie Crawl

Downtown Waynesboro
Saturday, December 12, 2020 * 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Music, Great Specials, Shopping Fun, and Lots of Holiday Cheer!
Free Cookies (1 Per Shopper) at many of your favorite downtown stores * Vote for your favorite cookie for a chance to win cool prizes.

 

Light It Up Contest

Light It Up Contest

Between December 1st and December 20th, vote for your favorite 2020 Heritage Christmas Light It Up Contestant
A list of participating homes can be found Here
Sponsored by Antrim Insurance Agency and organized by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, the Light It Up Contest raises funds, at a $1 per vote, which are then donated to the Greencastle-Antrim Food Pantry.
Votes can also be dropped off at the Chamber (217 E. Baltimore St.) or delivered to the Holiday House on Friday nights, December 4th and 11th in the Square during Heritage Christmas events from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Winners will be announced on the Chamber website and Facebook page on December 20 and announced in the Echo-Pilot on December 24.
Click Here for Online Voting
Final Week of Festival of Trees 2020

Final Week of Festival of Trees 2020

Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is excited to bring holiday cheer to a challenging 2020.  A COVID-friendly Festival of Trees is ready to spread smiles while raising funds to support cancer services of WellSpan Health in Franklin County PA.

Decorated trees and wreaths will be displayed in the elegant lobby of the 11/30 Visitors Center, formerly the National Bank of Chambersburg. 2020 decorators include:  OSI, Renfrew Museum & Park, Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassadors, Shabby Chic Farmhouse Boutique, Chris’s Thrift, Chambersburg Quilt Guild, Oasis of Love Church, WellSpan Health, RE/MAX Prestige – Amanda Ridgway, Sellers Funeral Home, YMCA, F&M Trust, Phab Photos, Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, A Matter of Taste & Formosa Family, Totem Pole Playhouse and Conococheague Audubon Society.

Visitors can vote for their favorite tree or wreath as well as participate in the silent auction. Details here. The 2019 Festival of Trees, the first hosted by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at the 11/30 Visitors Center, raised $2000 for WellSpan cancer services.

In addition to beautifully decorate trees and wreaths, enjoy a holiday train display, courtesy of Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, Santa’s Workshop, and a Victorian village. Special appearances by Santa on opening night, Friday, November 20, Small Business Saturday, November 28, and closing night, Friday, December 4. Take socially distanced photos with Santa! Since the 11/30 Visitors Center used to be a bank, and the teller line is still intact, Santa will be safely tucked behind the teller line more than 6-feet away from the closest visitors.

Join FCVB on Facebook Live for holiday art with Susan Shaffer of Joyful Arts in Greencastle plus FCVB staff cookie decorating tips and home-for-the-holidays decorating fun. Details here.

Final Week of Festival of Trees hours:

  • Monday, November 30, 8 AM – 4:30 PM & later by appointment –
  • Tuesday, December 1, 8 AM – 4:30 PM & later by appointment – SPECIAL FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: Home For The Holidays Decorating hosted by Leisa McCracken – Noon – 1 PM
  • Wednesday, December 2, 8 AM – 4:30 PM & later by appointment – – SPECIAL FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: JOY Painting with Susan Shaffer of Joyful Arts in Greencastle- 6 PM to 9 PM. Fee is $15.
  • Thursday, December 3, 8 AM – 4:30 PM & later by appointment – SPECIAL FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT: Cookie Decorating Tips & Tricks – 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Friday, December 4, 8 AM – 8 PM; voting closes at 7:30 PM; winner announced by 8 PM – SPECIAL GUEST: Santa for socially distanced selfies and photos, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Admission to Festival of Trees is free. To view Festival of Trees, outside the regular hours, please contact FCVB at 717.552.2977 or 866.646.8060 to make an appointment.

Check out the trees or place a bid here and follow Facebook.com/FCVBen for previews and more.