Fort Hunter Day


Sunday, September 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fort Hunter Park
5300 N. Front Street | Harrisburg, PA 17110
Sponsored by:
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Welcome fall with a festival celebrating the old-time ways of life. Join us for the 65th annual Fort Hunter Day!

Visitors will find arts and crafts, children's games and activities, historic demonstrations and exhibits, entertainment, a bake sale, festival food, and more!

 Gain knowledge about native foods - pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts, and sassafras. 
Vintage vehicle enthusiasts will love the antique cars and tractors that will be on view. Learn about the history of vintage gas stations in central Pennsylvania with a visual display and book signing of "Got Gas?" Go inside the Centennial Barn to see the Fort Hunter antique carriage collection not normally on public view. 

Get a peek inside historic Heckton Church and enjoy entertainment throughout the day.  

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Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the Corncrib Stage in partnership with the
Susquehanna Folk Music Society


Corn Crib Stage

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Jam

 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Zach King

 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Fire in the Glen

 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Seldom Say No

 3:30 pm
Dauphin County Commissioners Presentation

 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Seldom Say No


      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
11:00 a.m. - Pre-colonial Era Along the Susquehanna
   1:00 p.m. - McAllister Cemetery
2:00 p.m. -Fall Fruiting Trees and Shrubs
     Hay rides
     Children’s Games and Play Area
     Strolling Bagpipe – David Weis
     Archaeology Excavation Interpretation
     Pretzel Purveyors
     Book Signing and Talk – Joyce L. Keiffer
Book Signing & Vintage Gas Station Photo Exhibit - Jimmy Rosen
     Craft Demonstrations
native foods demonstration | broom making | apple butter making |
spinning |
quilting, candle making, | woodworking | beekeeping
      open-hearth cooking | hair jewelry | chair caning

     Mansion Tours – $3.00    Gilded Age Exhibit

     Quilt Exhibit 
African-American Quilters Gathering of Harrisburg
     Children’s Crafts

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