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CHAMBERSBURG: ChambersFest Is Coming – July 13th – 20th
July 13 @ 7:00 am
From July 13-20, 2019, Chambersburg, PA will be bustling with activity for the 33rd Annual ChambersFest community celebration. A range of events will be held during the festival including ChambersFest Restaurant Week, Scoop-a-Palooza, Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race, Old Market Day and 1864: The Burning and more! ChambersFest celebrates the spirit of the townspeople with fun, family-friendly events for thousands of people to enjoy. ChambersFest 2019 Schedule of Events – Complete Details Here
July 13th – 20th – 3rd Annual Restaurant Week
Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week will feature unique cuisines and specials to showcase the best in dining. More than 20 restaurants will participate showcasing special cuisines, meal deals and prizes for patrons. Discover the wide variety of dining options during the week of ChambersFest!
More information: Chambersburg.org/ChambersFestRW
Saturday, July 13th
16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race – CASHS Upper Concession Stand
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAIL & TO REGISTER
North Square Farmers Market
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Downtown Chambersburg
Enjoy Chambersburg’s only open-air farmers market offering farm fresh, seasonal and 100% locally grown produce. Products exclusively from local farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs in a fun, social atmosphere as well as kids’ activities, live music and more. Free!
More information: NorthSquareFarmersMarket.com – Coordinated by North Square Farmers Market.
July 13 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Chambersburg Area Senior High School
Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream samples from local ice cream shops! Once you enter the festival you can sample all the ice cream you want from a variety of area shops and then be sure to vote for your favorite flavors in each of the 5 categories! – Proceeds raise money for educational programs offered through the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.
Tickets: $6 adults, $4 kids in advance. – Purchase tickets online here: Scoopapalooza.org – At the door tickets also available for higher cost.
Saturday, July 20th – 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. – North Square Farmers Market
Downtown Chambersburg…Enjoy Chambersburg’s only open-air farmers market offering farm fresh, seasonal and 100% locally grown produce. Products exclusively from local farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs in a fun, social atmosphere as well as kids’ activities, live music and more. Free!
More information: NorthSquareFarmersMarket.com
Old Market Day – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Downtown Chambersburg
A ChambersFest tradition, this free street festival in downtown Chambersburg features art, craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, on stage entertainment and the North Square Farmers Market.
More information: Facebook
To apply to be a vendor, visit: DiscoverChambersburg.com
Coordinated by the Downtown Business Council. Sponsored by F&M Trust.
The “Old Jail” Franklin County, PA
Old Jail Tours – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Old Jail Tours
175 E. King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717.264.1667 – More Information
The Old Jail will be open for tours during Old Market Day! There’ll be extra tour guides on duty.
Children over 6 – $4.
$10 for families (2 adults and 2 children) as well as group rates available.
A Cappella & Unplugged – Downtown Chambersburg – 7:00 p.m.
The highlight event preceding the 1864 light show is the final round of A Cappella & Unplugged, performed on the steps of the courthouse. Spectators can vote for their favorite act and have their in-person vote tabulated with online voting to select the winner, who will received $500 and bragging rights to the 4th annual talent search contest. This Event Is Free & Open To the Public!
More information: 717.552.2977 or 866.646.6080 or Visit: ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com
1864: The Burning Burning of Chambersburg Downtown Chambersburg – 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
As darkness approaches, the town will transform to 1864 and the story of the town’s ransoming, burning and rebirth will come to life with incredible light and atmospheric effects. A variety of activities will lead up to the reenactment of the Burning of Chambersburg Light Show. Free!
More information: 717.552.2977 or 866.646.6080
Or Visit: ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com
ChambersFest began in 1986 when local organizations came together to create a festival commemorating the town’s rebirth after its burning on July 30, 1864 during the Civil War. On that fateful day, Chambersburg became the only town north of the Mason-Dixon line to be burned by Confederates during the war. More than 500 structures were destroyed and 2,000 people left homeless. The townspeople were resilient, however, and rebuilt the town, which enabled Chambersburg to grow and prosper.
Today, ChambersFest celebrates the spirit of the townspeople with fun, family-friendly events thousands of people enjoy every year.