Fort Hunter Day
This annual festival, sponsored by M & T Bank, celebrates the past and simple family pleasures with children’s crafts, games and activities, an arts and crafts show, demonstrations of 18th and 19th century life, tours of Fort Hunter Mansion, strolling musicians, pony rides, hayrides, carriage rides in a scenic outdoor setting.
Archaeologists from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will be excavating in the side yard of the Mansion as they continue to look for evidence of the old 1750’s Fort Hunter
As a Victorian bicycle weaves through the day, the barbershop Quartet and a bagpiper will stroll the grounds.
Old-time crafts such as bee keeping, quilting, soap making, distilling, rug hooking, knitting, apple butter making, hair jewelry, cooking and sheep shearing introduce the visitor to 18th and 19th century life. Take a guided walk to the McAllister Cemetery and visit the quilt exhibit by the African American Quilters Gathering. Other crowd favorites are the strolling soft-pretzel vendors and apple cider samples. A wide range of foods will also be on hand for purchase.
On the Corncrib Stage a variety of musical entertainment will be presented in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. Jam at 10 a.m., from 12 noon through 2 p.m. enjoy local folk music. At 2 pm Mal Scoppa and the Tall Tales takes the stage and the afternoon concludes with Octavia.
All attractions are free of charge, with the exception of Mansion tours, children’s crafts and food. Many thanks to M & T Bank’s generous sponsorship.
Sincere thanks to M&T Bank for their support of this fun, family day. Click here for craft vendor application.