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.
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.
HighlightsArts and Crafts Show Dairy Cow and Goat Milking Antique Tractors, Vintage Cars, Antique Fire Engine Children’s Hands-on Activities Heckton Church Concerts 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 – 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