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 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.

Click here for craft vendor application.

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




      Butterfly 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 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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