Fort Hunter Day

9/19/21

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.

Shop at the arts and craft show, learn about rug hooking, spinning, old-time cooking and soap making.  Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras and take short, guided walks. Visit Heckton Church for entertainment throughout the day:  Mary Ann Guerrisi on violin from 10:00  am – 12:00 pm, A-Pealing Priase Bells 2:30 – 3:00 pm. View antique tractors, a 1947 Mac fire engine, a 1931 Custom Imperial Roadster and a 1929 Chrysler Imperial Roadster from private collections.

Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society hear Still Limber from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, American blues with Hank Imhof from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm , end the afternoon with live performance by the Short Hill Mountain Boys.

Sincere thanks to Event Sponsor M&T Bank and Media Sponsor abc27 for their support of this fun, family day.

 

Free

Highlights

      Arts and Crafts Show
      Dairy Cow and Goat Milking
      Antique Tractors, Vintage Cars, Antique Fire Engine
     Children’s Hands-on Activities
     Heckton Church Concerts – Mary Ann Guerrisi Violin,
                                                         A-Pealing Praise Bells
     Walking Tours: Pre-colonial Era Along the Susquehanna, 11:00 am
                                   McAllister Cemetery, 1 pm
                                   Fall Fruiting Trees and Shrubs, 2:00 pm
     Hay rides
     Children’s Games and Play Area
     Strolling Bagpipe – Amanda Baughman
     Archaeology Excavation Interpretation
     Pretzel Purveyors
     Craft Demonstrations – native foods demonstration, foraging,
          broom making, apple butter making, spinning,
         quilting, soap making, woodworking, bee keeping
     Mansion Tours – $3.00
     Quilt Exhibit – African-American Quilters Gathering of
            Harrisburg
     Children’s Crafts
     Corncrib Stage Entertainment –Susquehanna Folk Music
           Still Limber, Hank Imhoff, Short Hill Mountain Boys
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