Garden Faire


Garden Faire

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

Kick off your gardening season and celebrate the opening of Fort Hunter Mansion at this free event. Purchase some plants, visit over 30 craft vendors, dance a Maypole dance, enjoy lunch and experience Victorian Dancing and music.

View Ikebana and Bonsai exhibits, as well as The Paxtang Art Association’s show and sale. Fort Hunter Mansion will be open for abbreviated tours at a discount price of $5, reservations required. Farm Show milkshakes are also returning this year!

Many thanks to Doug Bonsall and Craig Staller for underwriting this annual spring festival.

For continued Covid safety in staggering visitors arrival times, guests must register for timed entry to attend the event, only one registration per person required.  Additionally, all guests must wear a mask and social distance in our outdoor event space.
Click here for your free ticket.

Craft vendors can download the show application here.


Schedule of Events
Throughout the Day
  Dauphin County Library System – MARCO 
   Food Stand 
   Farm Show Milkshakes
   Friends Plant Sale
   Ikebana International and Bonsai exhibits  
  Paxtang Art Show and Sale
  Mansion tours – reservations required
  Susquehanna Art Museum – Van Go! (canceled if rain)
Timed Events                                           
  Garden chats                                                               12- 2 p.m.
  Victorian Dance Ensemble 
     & Susquehanna Travellers                                   11:30, 12:15 & 1 p.m.
   Cemetery Walk with Dr. Donald Koones            1 p.m.
    Maypole Dance                                                        1:30 & 2 p.m.
    Croquet Demonstration                                         2:30 p.m.
    Herb Gardening – Erica Jo Shaffer                    2:30 p.m.
    Gardening with Annuals – Erica Jo Shaffer    3:15 p.m.