Fort Hunter Day


Fort Hunter Day

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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 learn about antique clock repair.  Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras. Visit Heckton Church throughout the day to hear music played by the Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society. View antique tractors and a hammermill with hit & miss engine from private collections.

Apple pie bakers cut up the apples and fire up the ovens, may the best apple pie win!  Click here for an apple pie contest application.

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.  Troy Engle and the Southern Skies conclude the afternoon from 2- 4 PM.

Click here for craft vendor application.

Sincere thanks to event sponsor M&T Bank and Media Sponsors CBS21 and The CW Central PA for their support of this fun, family day.  Free


       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
     Apple Pie Baking Contest  
     Heckton Church Concerts –  Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society
     McAllister Cemetery Walking Tour, 1 pm
      Hay rides,  Pony rides
     Children’s Games and Play Area
     Archaeology Excavation and Interpretation
      Pretzel Purveyors
     Strolling Musicians – Gents Night Out” barbershop, bagpiper David Weisman
     Craft Demonstrations – native foods demonstration, antique clock work, apple butter making, spinning and weaving, quilting, hair jewelry, English paper piecing, soap making, woodworking, lace making, bee keeping
      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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