Fort Hunter Day


Sunday, September 19, 2021
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. 

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 - paw paws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras. 

Get a peek inside historic Heckton Church and enjoy  entertainment throughout the day.  Mary Ann Guerrisi will be playing violin from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and A-Pealing Praise Bells from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

View antique tractors, a vintage  fire engine, antique automobiles from private collections.  Automobiles will include a 1931 Chrysler Imperial Eight LeBaron-Bodied Roadster and a 1929 Chrysler Imperial 80 Locke-Bodied Roadster. Go inside the Centennial Barn to see the Fort Hunter antique carriage collection not normally on public view. 

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See old-time crafts such as native foods,  apple butter making, spinning and weaving, quilting, English paper piecing, soap making, open hearth cooking, woodworking, broom-making, and more.

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Still Limber
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Hank Imhof
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Short Hill Mountain Boys
3:00 p.m. - Dauphin County Commissioners Presentation
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm - Short Hill Mountain Boys
Short Hill Mountain Boys

Food Vendors
Bucky's Festival Foods | Mad Dash | Williams Catering | Sherries Crab Cakes | Derby Dash Kettle Korn 
Halls Ice Cream | Lemonade & Cotton Candy Vendor

Vendors interested in participating in this year's event can download an application by clicking here


In the past few weeks there has been an increase in COVID cases among the unvaccinated (children included). The new variant, Delta, has a high transmission rate. The CDC has elevated the Dauphin County community to be that of substantial risk of exposure. We strongly encourage our guests to wear masks during this event. While we encourage mask wearing, we are not mandating it.