Calendar of Events

  • 8/13/21 to 8/13/21

    Sunset Series - Open Stage of Harrisburg presents An Evening of  Broadway Cabaret 

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy An Evening of Broadway Cabaret with Open Stage of Harrisburg, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.  Rain Date:                                          Sunday, August 15

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Shreddrrz and Sarah’s Creamery serving Penn State Ice Cream
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Open Stage of Harrisburg this evening. 
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.
     
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  • 8/15/21 to 8/15/21

    Farm to River 4

    Time:
    4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:

    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for their much anticipated annual fundraising farm-to-river experience. Attendees will enjoy locally-sourced, homemade dinner offerings, along with local brews, wines and live acoustic music.

    Socially distanced, on the front lawn of the Fort Hunter Mansion overlooking the river, as the warm summer day winds down, dinners by Healthy You Café will be served individually boxed.  Floral arrangements are provided by Jeffrey’s Flowers. Enjoy a cash bar (free to Patrons) with local brews from Boneshire Brew Works and wines. Enjoy strolling acoustic music by RiverRat Jenkins and sleight-of-hand tricks by Daniel Clemente .

    Patrons will be hosted, prior to the meal, at 4:30 p.m., enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a signature drink.  Guests are  encouraged be creative and bring festive table decorations to compete for the “Best Dressed” table prize.

    A gift card raffle will be available for $20 per ticket.

    Would you like to be a Sponsor of this event? Sponsors levels and benefits differ, learn more here.

    Patrons are recognized in the invitation and at the event and may attend the exclusive reception prior to the dinner.  Consider supporting the Fort by becoming a patron.

    In the event of inclement weather, all guests may gather their meals and depart to the safety of their vehicles.

    Reservations are required, click here for tickets.

    Dinner: $150

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  • 8/20/21 to 8/20/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night - The Bee Movie

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy The Bee Movie, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date: Sunday, August 22

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Stocks on 2nd food truck
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     

      Free

     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Central PA  Beekeepers this evening. 
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
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  • 8/27/21 to 8/27/21

    Sunset Series - Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents Colebrook Road

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a concert with Colebrook Road, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.  Rain Date:  Sunday August 29

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Shreddrrz or Sarah’s Creamery  featuring Penn State Ice Cream food trucks 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     

      Free

     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Susquehanna Folk Music Society this evening. 
     

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     

     
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  • 9/19/21 to 9/19/21

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    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.

    View a butterfly habitat, visit with the PA Honey Queen, see old farm implements and learn about antique clock repair.  Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras. Visit Heckton Church for entertainment throughout the day:  Jim Thorne playing Americana music from 2 – 4p.m. View antique tractors, a 1947 Mac fire engine and an antique hammermill from private collections.

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

    Click here for craft vendor application.

    Sincere thanks to event sponsor M&T Bank for their support of this fun, family day.

     

    Free

    Highlights

          Butterfly Habitat Demonstration
          Arts and Crafts Show
          Honey Bee Queen
          Dairy Cow
          Antique Tractors, Fire Engines, Old Time Wagon and Tools
         Children’s Hands-on Activities
         Heckton Church Concerts – Jim Thorne
         McAllister Cemetery Walking Tour, 1 pm
         Hay rides,  Pony rides
         Children’s Games and Play Area
         Archaeology Excavation and Interpretation
         Pretzel Purveyors
         Craft Demonstrations – native foods demonstrationapple butter making, spinning and weaving,
         quilting, needlepoint, soap making, woodworking, bee keeping, chair caning, home canning
         Mansion Tours – $3.00
         Quilt Exhibit – African-American Quilters Gathering of Harrisburg
         Children’s Crafts
         Exhibits – Old Time Native Foods
         Corncrib Stage Entertainment –Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session
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  • 10/25/21 to 11/16/21

    Online Greens Sale

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Moving to an online order format, decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, kissing balls, door baskets, sprays, arrangements, decorative glass blocks and live plants may be ordered online.  Made by Friends of Fort Hunter members, arrangements are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

    Greens arrangements will be sold online and picked up in person at the Centennial Barn this year.  Check back for selections and prices and to place your order.

    Orders due by November 16.

    Pick up days and times, at the Centennial Barn, will be selected at the time of order.
    Sunday, November 28, 1:00-3:00 pm
    Monday, November 29, 4:00-6:00 pm
    Tuesday, November 30, 9:00-11:00 am
     

    Greens will be sold in-person at the Centennial Barn on Saturday, December 4.

     

     

     

     

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  • 11/27/21 to 11/27/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 27- December 19    Free

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  • 11/27/21 to 11/27/21

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 11/28/21 to 11/28/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

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  • 11/28/21 to 11/28/21

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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