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  • 4/17/20

    Golden Shoals - Canceled

    Time:
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, this concert has been canceled.

    An entertaining evening of roots music from four young musicians who are already masters of Old-Time traditions. Asheville, NC duo Golden Shoals (formerly Hoot and Holler) joins forces with Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement of Baltimore’s Charm City Junction.   Visit the Susquehanna Folk Music website for more information or to purchase tickets online.  Tickets $24, members $20, students $10

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  • 4/19/20

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Jam Session is canceled for April.

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. We welcome everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age, talent or training. We get together for the joy of the company and making music.  Visit Susquehanna Folk Music for more information. Note change of date!  Free

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  • 5/3/20

    Garden Faire

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

    Kick off your gardening season at Garden Faire and celebrate the opening of Fort Hunter Mansion. Purchase some plants, try your hand at croquet, explore the craft show, dance a Maypole dance, try on a Victorian outfit and have a scrumptious lunch. Returning this year, the cultured game of croquet will be demonstrated in the barn green.

    Visit 45 craft vendors and the Friends of Fort Hunter Plant Sale. And of course there’s tasty food available for purchase, Ikebana and Bonsai exhibits, Maypole dances, Victorian music and cake walks, as well as The Paxtang Art Association’s show and sale. Fort Hunter Mansion tours will include viewing the Needle Arts Exhibit.  Many thanks to the Pennsylvania Bakery for donating the favorite Teapot Cake for the cakewalk. Craft vendors can download the application for our 2020 event here.      Free

    Schedule of Events
    Throughout the Day
        Café   
       Food Stand 
       Dirt Therapy
       Needle Arts Exhibit
       Bees, Natives and Rain Gardens
       Friends Plant Sale
       Ikebana International and Bonsai exhibits  
        Paxtang Art Show and Sale
        Mansion tours
       Vendors/crafters                                                               
        Victorian displays
    Garden chats                                                    12- 2 p.m.
    Children’s activities                                        10-4 p.m.
    Victorian Dance Ensemble 
         & Susquehanna Travellers                       12 & 1:30 p.m.               
    Cakewalks                                                         12:30 & 2 p.m.
    Cemetery Walk with Dr. Donald Koones   1 p.m.
    Birdwalk                                                            2 p.m.
    Croquet Demonstration                                 2:30 p.m.
    Maypole Dance                                               1 & 2:15 p.m.

     

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  • 5/3/20 to 6/14/20

    Needle Art Exhibit

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View the handiwork of local needle artists from Susquehanna, York White Rose and  Nittany Valley chapters of the Embroiderers Guild of America.  The needle works will be on display from May 3 through June 14 and can be viewed on a tour of the Mansion, during museum hours, regular admission charged.  Discounted group tours are available and can be arranged by calling 717-599-5751. For information on other local needle works opportunities visit halfmoonhandwerks.com.

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  • 5/10/20

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. We welcome everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age, talent or training. We get together for the joy of the company and making music.  Visit Susquehanna Folk Music for more information.  Free

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  • 5/17/20

    Mrs. Reily's Tea

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Enjoy an afternoon high tea, an illustrated talk and a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion and the Needle Art exhibit.

    Begin the afternoon with local favorite Dr. Donald Koones, providing an illustrated talk entitled “If The Walls Could Talk- Hampton Court and the Royal School of Needlework”. Learn about the amazing Tudor dynasty of England, take a look inside Hampton Court, home of Henry VIII, and see the work of the current residents, the Royal School of Needlework.

    Then enjoy a high tea, featuring homemade rolls, chicken salad and cucumber soup, homemade fancy cookies and scones, fresh fruit and unending cups of tea.

    The afternoon will conclude with a walk through the Mansion and the Needle Art Exhibit.  For more information, contact Julia Hair, jhair@dauphinc.org or 717-599-5188, ext. 2116.

    In light of the COVID-19 potential closings, tickets will be for sale closer to the Tea date.

    $30 non-members/$25 members   

     

     

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  • 6/5/20

    Movies in the Park

    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. Movie TBA 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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  • 6/12/20

    Movies in the Park

    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. Movie TBA 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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  • 6/13/20

    Proudly PA

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    New for 2020, celebrate the best that Pennsylvania has to offer.  Overlooking the Susquehanna River at scenic Fort Hunter Park, guests will savor locally sourced food while enjoying the sweet sounds of Pennsylvania based musicians.  Agricultural industries including wineries, breweries and distilleries will be highlighted.  $25 in advance | $35 at the door   

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  • 6/22/20 to 6/23/20

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame Bus Trip

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Summer has arrived! Celebrate with the Friends of Fort Hunter Hit the Road Educational Tours for a trip to Yankee Stadium to watch the New York Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles. *Hint* – This makes a great Father’s Day gift!

     

    Trip Includes:

    • Transportation and ticket to game on Monday, June 22nd in section 214 B (near first base)
    • Dr. Donald Koones will give an exciting lecture on Yankee Stadium’s rich history as well as historic memories of baseball greats Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and more!
    • Comfort stops
    • Bus departs at 1:00 p.m. from Fort Hunter Park for New York  and returns to Fort Hunter Park by 2:00 a.m.

    Non-members $175; Members – $160  Click here for tickets.

    Not a member of the Friends of Fort Hunter?  Join now and save!

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  • 6/26/20

    Movies in the Park

    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. Movie TBA 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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  • 7/18/20

    Dauphin County Brewfest

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

    Sample over 50 craft brews at the 9th Annual BrewFest! Sip on different styles of beer while tasting foods from area food trucks. Interact with brewers and listen to great music. Set along the Susquehanna River in front of the Fort Hunter Mansion, this event is not to be missed.   Get your tickets now, this popular event always sells out, designated driver tickets are available. $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $15 designated driver

     

     

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  • 8/16/20

    Farm to River

    Time:
    4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Farm to River – a farm to table experience, returns by popular demand. Don’t miss this unique experience.

    On the front lawn of Fort Hunter Mansion overlooking the river, as the warm summer day winds down, attendees will enjoy creatively made and locally sourced dinner offerings by Healthy You Café.  A cash bar (free to Patrons) with local brews from a local brewery and winery. Guests at the dinner will enjoy acoustic music by RiverRat Jenkins.  Sleight-of-hand tricks by Daniel Clemente will entertain.

    The dinner begins at 6 p.m. but Patrons will be hosted prior to the meal, at 4:30 p.m., enjoying hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks on the west lawn overlooking the river. Tickets Patrons $150 and up, $60 dinner only guests.

    Would you like to be a Sponsor of this event? Sponsors levels and benefits differ, learn more here.

    Patrons are recognized in the invitation and at the event and may attend the exclusive reception hosted on the West Lawn overlooking the river, prior to the dinner.  Consider supporting the Fort by becoming a patron.

     

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  • 8/22/20

    For Families - Native Americans Along the Susquehanna

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Experience what life was like for Native American Woodlands people living along the Susquehanna River hundreds of years ago. Throughout this two hour program you and your children will hear stories, make crafts, visit a wigwam, handle artifacts and play Native American children’s games. This special workshop is designed for adults and young children (ages 5-10) to participate together as they work, learn and play.

    This program is ideal for young families, grandparents and grandchildren and aunts and uncles with their nieces and nephews who want to have fun and enjoy time together in a planned learning experience.  If younger children need to come with the family, there is no charge for under 4 years old but adults must provide additional activities for them.

    Preregistration is required.  $5 per person.

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  • 9/9/20 to 10/2/20

    Archaeology Excavation

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

    Will this be the year that we find evidence of the original Fort? The search continues. Since 2006 the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission archaeologists have been looking for the remains of the 1750’s French and Indian War fort. Based on historical accounts and archaeological findings, the British supply fort is in the vicinity of the Fort Hunter Mansion.

    Work in 2020 will focus on the areas behind and to the west of the rear Mansion where an earlier excavation revealed plentiful artifacts. Past discoveries have included a French and Indian War bake oven, a cannon ball, Reily pet dog skeletons and many artifacts from the Reily era. Although the Native American occupation of Fort Hunter dates as early as 9000 years ago, the most intensive occupation dates to between 2000 and 4000 years ago and findings include cooking hearths, early clay pottery, stone axes and stone spear points.

    Open on weekdays only, except Fort Hunter Day, Sunday, September 20.  Work is cancelled for rain.    Free

     

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  • 9/11/20

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join Dauphin County Parks and Recreation 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.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $60 in advance, $75 at the door, tickets on sale after March 1.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 9/12/20

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists.  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.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $60 in advance, $75 at the door, tickets on sale after March 1.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 9/13/20

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists.  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.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $60 in advance, $75 at the door, tickets on sale after March 1.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 9/20/20

    Fort Hunter Day

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

    Fort Hunter Day ushers in fall with a free celebration of the old-time way 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.

    View a butterfly habitat, visit with the PA Honey Queen, see old farm implements and hear a street organ played.  Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras.

    Visit Heckton Church throughout the day to enjoy casual musical offerings, Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society 12 – 2p.m.. View antique tractors, a 1947 Mac fire engine and an antique hammermill from private collections.

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

    Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.

    Click here for craft vendor application.

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

    Highlights

           Butterfly Habitat Demonstration
           Arts and Crafts Show
           Honey Bee Queen
           Dairy Cow
           Chalk Art Demonstration
           Antique Tractors, Fire Engines, Old Time Wagon and Tools
         Children’s Hands-on Activities
         Heckton Church Concerts –  Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society
         McAllister Cemetery Walking Tour, 1 pm
          Hay rides
         Children’s Games and Play Area
         Archaeology Excavation and Interpretation
          Pretzel Purveyors
         Strolling Musicians – Gents Night Out” barbershop
         Craft Demonstrations – native foods demonstrationapple butter making, spinning and weaving,
         quilting, needlepoint, soap making, woodworking, bee keeping, chair caning, home canning
          Mansion Tours – $3.00
          Quilt Exhibit – African-American Quilters Gathering of Harrisburg
         Children’s Crafts
         Exhibits – Old Time Native Foods
         Corncrib Stage Entertainment –Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session
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  • 10/17/20

    For Families - Native Americans Along the Susquehanna

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Experience what life was like for Native American Woodlands people living along the Susquehanna River hundreds of years ago. Throughout this two hour program you and your children will hear stories, make crafts, visit a wigwam, handle artifacts and play Native American children’s games. This special workshop is designed for adults and young children (ages 5-10) to participate together as they work, learn and play.

    This program is ideal for young families, grandparents and grandchildren and aunts and uncles with their nieces and nephews who want to have fun and enjoy time together in a planned learning experience.  If younger children need to come with the family, there is no charge for under 4 years old but adults must provide additional activities for them.

    Preregistration is required.  $5per person.

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  • 10/24/20

    "Hit the Road Educational Tour" Haunting Halloween Adventure

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn
    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for a trip to Philadelphia to tour the home of Edgar Allen Poe and the Eastern State Penitentiary.  Dr. Donald Koones will provide an energetic historical review of Poe and his home where he wrote “Black Cat” which describes the basement in the tour of the home and the Peniteniary, one of the most haunted places in the world.
    Tickets on sale after May 1
    $95 Non-Member, $85 Member
     

    Trip itinerary:

    • Bus departs Fort Hunter Centennial Barn parking lot at 8 a.m. and returns by approximately 7:30p.m.
    • Escorted tour at Edgar Allen Poe Historic Site
    • 12:15 Lunch on your own at Jack’s Firehouse, Urban Saloon, OCF Coffee House, Hickory Lane American Bistro, Fare, Philly Flavors or Fairmont Pizza and Grill
    • Guided audio tour of Eastern State Peniteniary
    • Comfort stop on the way home
     

    Tickets include:

    • Transportation by Cross Country Coach
    • Admission to Edgar Allen Poe Historic Site and Eastern State Peniteniary and narration by Dr. Donald Koones
    • Not included – Gratuity for the bus driver and lunch
    • All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.
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  • 10/25/20

    Howl-O'Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dogs, people and costumes celebrate the household pet!  Participate in a pet and owner costume contest at 2:30 p.m., view pet agility training and obedience training throughout the afternoon. Enjoy Steppin’ Woofs dog dancing, shop for craft and pet products, dress up your pet in the photo booth, free activities for kids, face painting, and pet themed snacks, hot dogs and beverages for sale. Visit with local pet rescues – find that forever companion!  Not only for pets, enjoy the afternoon with or without a dog or costume!  Thanks to Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., for joining us.   Free

    Would you like to be a vendor? Click here for vendor application, click here for pet rescue application.  Spaces are still available, contact Julia at jhair@dauphinc.org or 717-599-5188.

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  • 11/28/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 11/28/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 11/29/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 11/29/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/1/20 to 12/23/20

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View the Mansion adorned for the holidays with traditional decorations of fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers.  Guided tours highlight the seasonal trimmings and holiday customs of the Reily’s. Many thanks to the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg for their inspired decorating creations. Open through December 22, Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM- 4:30PM; Sunday 12 – 4:30 PM.  Closed Mondays.  Admission charged – $7 Adults; $6 Senior Citizens; $4 Students and Children

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  • 12/4/20

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A cherished holiday tradition, this festive event features the finest selection of handmade works, with roots in the traditional crafts of Central Pennsylvania.

    Originally located at Third Street Pottery, the boutique-style open house continues today, known to local fans as “the greatest little craft show in town”.  Functional pottery is a cornerstone of the show, joined by jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wearables, wooden toys, photography, glass, soap, candles, and holiday ornaments of every hue.    Free admission

     

    Friday, December 4       12 – 9PM
    Saturday, December 5  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 6    11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/5/20

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A cherished holiday tradition, this festive event features the finest selection of handmade works, with roots in the traditional crafts of Central Pennsylvania.

    Originally located at Third Street Pottery, the boutique-style open house continues today, known to local fans as “the greatest little craft show in town”.  Functional pottery is a cornerstone of the show, joined by jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wearables, wooden toys, photography, glass, soap, candles, and holiday ornaments of every hue.    Free admission

     

    Friday, December 4       12 – 9PM
    Saturday, December 5  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 6    11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/5/20

    Greens Sale

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Featuring decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches and more for sale.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

     

    Saturday, December 5  10am – 2pm    
    Sunday, December 6  11AM until sold out

     

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  • 12/5/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 12/5/20

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/5/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/6/20

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A cherished holiday tradition, this festive event features the finest selection of handmade works, with roots in the traditional crafts of Central Pennsylvania.

    Originally located at Third Street Pottery, the boutique-style open house continues today, known to local fans as “the greatest little craft show in town”.  Functional pottery is a cornerstone of the show, joined by jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wearables, wooden toys, photography, glass, soap, candles, and holiday ornaments of every hue.    Free admission

     

    Friday, December 4       12 – 9PM
    Saturday, December 5  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 6    11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/6/20

    Greens Sale

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Featuring decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches and more for sale.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

     

    Saturday, December 5  10AM – 2PM    
    Sunday, December 6  11AM until sold out

     

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  • 12/6/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 12/6/20

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
     
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  • 12/6/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/6/20

    Clear Toy Candy Making Demonstration

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    A sweet reminder of the past; clear toy candy making will be demonstrated in the summer kitchen of the Mansion during the Victorian Tea. This Pennsylvania-German tradition that dates back to the 1700s involves molding sugar into a hard-candy sculptures. This candy was, and still is, a traditional holiday gift among local Pennsylvanians; one-part play-thing, and one-part edible treat. Candy makers George Kopp and Gina Napoli will demonstrate in the Mansion summer kitchen during the Victorian Tea and have candies for sale.  Free

     

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  • 12/6/20

    Victorian Tea

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Sample sweet and savory treats as you sip cups of spiced tea and enjoy the Mansion adorned for the holidays with fresh greens and natural trimmings. Members of the Civil War Dance and Arts Society greet guests and pour the tea in 1860’s era costume. Enjoy the sounds of holiday music on harp and flute by Liz Weiner and Becky Boone.  Clear toy candy making will be demonstrated in the summer kitchen. No reservations necessary.  Admission $10 at the door.

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  • 12/9/20

    St. Thomas Dulcimer Society in Concert

    Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a collection of holiday and seasonal tunes played on mountain dulcimers,  Baritone dulcimers, a Bass dulcimer, banjammer (plays like a Dulcimer sounds like a banjo), harps, and hammer dulcimer.

    A holiday sing-along will conclude the concert and the Toy Train Exhibit will be open for a visit at the conclusion of the concert. Seating is limited.   FREE

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  • 12/12/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 12/12/20

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/12/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/13/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 12/13/20

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/13/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/19/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 12/19/20

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/19/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/20/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 28- December 20    Free

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  • 12/20/20

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/20/20

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/20/20

    Brass Triumphant in Concert

    Time:
    2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a free concert of Christmas music.  Join the 11 member, Mechanicsburg area brass group as they play familiar holiday tunes and Christmas songs in an informal concert setting. Many thanks to Polly Rubendall for underwriting this concert.  Free

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