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.

Shop at the arts and craft show, learn about rug hooking, spinning, old-time cooking and woodworking.

Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras and take short, guided walks.

View antique tractors, a 1947 Mac fire engine, and several vintage automobiles from private collections.

Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.

Sincere thanks to Event Sponsor M&T Bank and Media Sponsor ABC27 and CBS21 for their support of this fun, family day.



      Arts and Crafts Show
      Nutmeg the Dairy Cow and Goat Milking
      Antique Tractors, Vintage Cars, Antique Fire Engine
     Children’s Hands-on Activities
     Heckton Church Concerts –MaryAnn Guerrisi – violin,
                                                              Saint Thomas Dulcimers,
                                                              Jim Thorn – guitar
     Walking Tours: Pre-colonial Era Along the Susquehanna, 11 am
                                        McAllister Cemetery, 1 pm
                                        Fall Fruiting Trees and Shrubs, 2 pm
     Hay rides
     Children’s Games and Play Area
     Strolling Bagpipe – David Weis
     Archaeology Excavation Interpretation
     Pretzel Purveyors
     Book Signing and TalkJoyce L. Keiffer
     Craft Demonstrationsnative foods demonstration
          broom making, apple butter making, spinning,
         quilting, candle making, woodworking, bee keeping,
         open hearth cooking, hair jewelry, chair caning

     Mansion Tours$3.00    Gilded Age Exhibit

     Quilt ExhibitAfrican-American Quilters Gathering of
     Children’s Crafts
     Corncrib Stage EntertainmentSusquehanna Folk Music
        Jam – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Zach King – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm,
       Fire in the Glen – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm,  Seldom Say No –
       2:00 – 4:00 pm