Fort Hunter Day


Fort Hunter Day

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fort Hunter Park

This free, family festival celebrates autumn and old-time ways of life. Sponsored by M&T Bank, visitors will find arts and crafts, children’s games and activities, historic demonstrations and exhibits, entertainment, a bake sale, festival food and more.

New this year, visit Heckton Church throughout the day to hear Friends member Mary Ann Guerrisi on the violin, Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society, and Nan Bonnet playing the piano.  In the new church parking lot, view an antique hammermill with hit & miss engine and antique tractors from private collections. Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory nuts and sassafrass.

Archaeologists from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission will be excavating in the side yard of the Mansion to find the 1750s Fort Hunter.

Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage, in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. At 10 a.m. jam along with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society Jam. From 12 noon through 2 p.m. enjoy local folk musicians Rivers  (Joe Schaefer and Vincent Yarnell,) Michael Arthur and Kristina Machusick. Colebrook Road performs from 2 – 3 and Hot House Jazz band closes the festival with some jazz favorites.

Sincere thanks to event sponsor M&T Bank and Media Sponsor WITF for their support of this fun, family day.   Free

Calling all amateur pie bakers – participate in the apple pie baking contest,click here for an application. Applications due by September 8. Craft vendors,  click here for a vendor application.