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.
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.
HighlightsArts 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