Calendar of Events

  • 4/18/21

    Maple Sugar Festival

    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Fort Hunter Park
    This sweet event is free for everyone. Enjoy learning the mysteries of maple syrup making, Native American sugar making, tree tapping and children’s activities. Taste tests different types of maple syrup and enjoy an educational video that includes all aspects of the syrup making process.  Pennsylvania maple products for sale in the Tavern House during the event.
    Due to Covid 19 precautions, this event, normally held in March, has been postponed to April to hold all of the festival activities outdoors.
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  • 5/2/21

    Garden Faire

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

    Kick off your gardening season at Garden Faire and celebrate the opening of Fort Hunter Mansion. Purchase some plants, try your hand at croquet, explore the craft show, dance a Maypole dance, try on a Victorian outfit and have a scrumptious lunch. Returning this year, the cultured game of croquet will be demonstrated in the barn green.

    Visit 45 craft vendors and the Friends of Fort Hunter Plant Sale. And of course there’s tasty food available for purchase, Ikebana and Bonsai exhibits, Maypole dances, Victorian music and cake walks, as well as The Paxtang Art Association’s show and sale. Fort Hunter Mansion tours will include viewing the Needle Arts Exhibit.  Many thanks to the Pennsylvania Bakery for donating the favorite Teapot Cake for the cakewalk. Craft vendors can download the application for our 2021 event here.      Free

    Schedule of Events
    Throughout the Day
       Food Stand 
       Dirt Therapy
       Bees, Natives and Rain Gardens
       Friends Plant Sale
       Ikebana International and Bonsai exhibits  
      Paxtang Art Show and Sale
      Mansion tours
      Victorian displays
    Garden chats                                                    12- 2 p.m.
    Children’s activities                                        10-4 p.m.
    Victorian Dance Ensemble 
         & Susquehanna Travellers                       12 & 1:30 p.m.               
     Cakewalks                                                         12:30 & 2 p.m.
     Cemetery Walk with Dr. Donald Koones   1 p.m.
     Croquet Demonstration                                 2:30 p.m.
     Maypole Dance                                               1 & 2:15 p.m.


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