Calendar of Events

  • 6/29/18

    Movies in the Park: Airplane!

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the film Airplane! on this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  Free

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  • 7/21/18

    Dauphin County BrewFest

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    We welcome over 30 craft brews to the 7th Annual BrewFest! Sip on craft brews while tasting foods from area restaurants and listening to great music! Set along the Susquehanna River in front of the Fort Hunter Mansion – this is an event not to be missed. Pretzel necklaces available by donation from the Friends of Fort Hunter, donate generously!   Tickets $35 in advance, $50 at the door, $15 designated drivers.

    Click here for more information and tickets.

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  • 8/26/18

    Farm to River

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

     

     

    The 2018 Friends of Fort Hunter annual fundraising event includes a new, fun and localized twist – a farm-to-table experience. On the front lawn of Fort Hunter Mansion overlooking the river, as the warm summer day winds down, attendees will enjoy locally-sourced, homemade dinner offerings, (click here for a sneak peek at the menu), along with local brews, wines and live acoustic music by RiverRat Jenkins. Be amazed with sleight-of-hand tricks by David Peka.  Patrons will be hosted prior to the dinner, at 5 p.m., Dinner-only begins at 6pm.  Tickets Patrons $150 and up, $60 dinner only guests

    Would you like to be a sponsor at this event, click here for more information.

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  • 9/5/18 to 10/5/18

    Archaeological Excavation

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    See state archaeologists unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians. For the twelfth season, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff will search for evidence of the 1750s French and Indian War fort. Weekdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (plus Sun. 9/16)  Free

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  • 9/7/18

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists. The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz will host Friday night’s entertainment! Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Continued on Saturday and Sunday September 8 and 9. Weekend Pass $50 in advance, $60 at the door.

    Click here for more information and tickets.

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  • 9/8/18

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists. The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz will host Friday night’s entertainment! Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Concerts also Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8. Weekend Pass $50 in advance, $60 at the door.

    Click here for more information and tickets.

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  • 9/9/18

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists. The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz will host Friday night’s entertainment! Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Concerts also Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8. Weekend Pass $50 in advance, $60 at the door.

    Click here for more information and tickets.

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  • 9/16/18

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Celebrate fall with a craft show, children’s crafts and games, hay rides, carriage rides and pony rides, pumpkin baking contest, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner. Free

    Pumpkin Baking contest application click here.

    Click here  for the Vendor Application.

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  • 9/22/18

    Fallingwater and Flight 93 National Memorial Bus Trip

    Time:
    7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for a scenic bus trip through Laurel Highlands fall foliage.

    *Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater                                       *Savor a delicious buffet lunch at the historic Stone House Inn   *Visit the Flight 93 National Memorial

    The trip will leave promptly at 7AM from the Fort Hunter east parking lot where cars will be safely parked throughout the day.  After the tour of Fallingwater, you’ll have time to explore the property and visit the Museum Store.  Back on the bus for the trip to the Stone House Inn for a scrumptious lunch and then on to the Flight 93 Memorial where there will be time to visit the Visitor Center exhibits and Memorial Plaza.

    Ticket price includes Fallingwater admission, lunch, transportation and driver tip.  Members $112.50   Non-Members $125.  Click here to reserve your seat online or send a check made payable to Friends of Fort Hunter , 100 Fort Hunter Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Deadline for reservations is Saturday, September 1.

    7:00 AM – Bus departs Fort Hunter for Fallingwater

    10:00 AM – Check-in     10:30 AM Tours begin

    Time for exploring the property and browsing the gift shop

    1:00 PM – Bus departs for a buffet lunch at The Stone House Inn

    2:30 PM –  Bus departs for the Flight 93 National Memorial

    5:30 PM – Bus departs for Fort Hunter

    8:30 PM – Arrive at Fort Hunter

     

     

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  • 10/28/18

    Howl-O'Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Celebrate the household pet with dachshund races, pet and owner costume parade, take your picture with the Reily monkey, parrot and Jim the pig, kids activities, craft and pet product vendors, Steppin’ Woofs demonstration, Humane Society pet adoptions, hot dogs and beverages for saleFree

     

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