Fort Hunter Day
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 for entertainment throughout the day: Jim Thorne playing Americana music from 2 – 4p.m. View antique tractors, a 1947 Mac fire engine and an antique hammermill from private collections.
Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.
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HighlightsButterfly Habitat Demonstration Arts and Crafts Show Honey Bee Queen Dairy Cow Antique Tractors, Fire Engines, Old Time Wagon and Tools Children’s Hands-on Activities Heckton Church Concerts – Jim Thorne McAllister Cemetery Walking Tour, 1 pm Hay rides, Pony rides Children’s Games and Play Area Archaeology Excavation and Interpretation Pretzel Purveyors Craft Demonstrations – native foods demonstration, apple 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