ChambersFest 2019

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Name: ChambersFest 2019
Date: July 13, 2019 - July 20, 2019
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join us for the 33rd Annual ChambersFest community celebration July 13-20 with events for the whole family! Thousands of visitors will travel to Chambersburg during the festival for a variety of events including Restaurant Week, the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race, Scoop-A-PaloozaOld Market Day Chambersburg, Reenactment of The 1864 Burning of Chambersburg, Second Saturday in Downtown Chambersburg, Movie Screenings at Capitol Theatre, live music and more. 

ChambersFest celebrates the spirit of the town with fun, family-friendly events for members of the community and visitors to enjoy.

Visit http://www.Chambersburg.org/ChambersFest for the Complete Event Schedule or see below. 
 

 

ChambersFest 2019 Schedule of Events


Please note: This schedule is updated on a regular basis to reflect the most current event information. Events may be added/changed.

 

Restaurant Week July 13-20.

Participating Chambersburg Restaurants
Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week will feature unique cuisines and specials to showcase the best in dining. More than 20 restaurants will participate showcasing special cuisines, meal deals and prizes for patrons. Discover the wide variety of dining options during the week of ChambersFest! 

More information: Chambersburg.org/ChambersFestRW

Sponsored by Penn National Insurance and Strickler Agency, Inc. Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

 

Saturday, July 13


16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race
July 13 - 7 to 9:30 a.m. - CASHS Upper Concession Stand
Proceeds from this race are donated to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School. 7 a.m. Registration begins at Chambersburg Area Senior High School's upper concession stand; 8 a.m. Women?s/Girl?s Race/Walk; 8:30 a.m. Men?s/Boy?s Race/Walk; 9:30 a.m. Results Ceremony. 
For more details, contact Angela Schaeffer at aschaeffer@chambersburg.org.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. 

 

North Square Farmers Market

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg

Enjoy Chambersburg's only open-air farmers market offering farm fresh, seasonal and 100% locally grown produce. Products exclusively from local farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs in a fun, social atmosphere as well as kids' activities, live music and more. Free!

More information: NorthSquareFarmersMarket.com

Coordinated by North Square Farmers Market.


Scoop-a-Palooza
July 13 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Chambersburg Area Senior High School
Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream samples from local ice cream shops! Once you enter the festival you can sample all the ice cream you want from a variety of area shops and then be sure to vote for your favorite flavors in each of the 5 categories! Proceeds raise money for educational programs offered through the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. 
Tickets: $6 adults, $4 kids in advance. Purchase tickets online here: Scoopapalooza.org. At the door tickets also available for higher cost.
Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

 

Sunday, July 14

 

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

2 p.m. - Totem Pole Playhouse at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Experience one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the U.S. with this hilarious show that is fun for the whole family! Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter for over 50 years - don't miss this stunning performance at the Playhouse. Tickets are $50 per person with special group rates and specials. Purchase tickets here: TotemPolePlayhouse.org. 

Coordinated by Totem Pole Playhouse.

 

Tuesday, July 16

 

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

2 p.m. - Totem Pole Playhouse at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Experience one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the U.S. with this hilarious show that is fun for the whole family! Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter for over 50 years - don't miss this stunning performance at the Playhouse. Tickets are $50 per person with special group rates and specials. Purchase tickets here: TotemPolePlayhouse.org. 

Coordinated by Totem Pole Playhouse.

 

 

Wednesday, July 17


Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

2 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Totem Pole Playhouse at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Experience one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the U.S. with this hilarious show that is fun for the whole family! Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter for over 50 years - don't miss this stunning performance at the Playhouse. Tickets are $50 per person with special group rates and specials. Purchase tickets here: TotemPolePlayhouse.org. 

Coordinated by Totem Pole Playhouse.

 

Thursday, July 18

 

Old Jail Tours
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Franklin County Historical Society, 175 E. King St.
The Old Jail will be open for tours and feature a special WWII exhibit. Cost for tours is $5 for adults, $4 for children over 6, $10 for families (2 adults and 2 children) as well as group rates available. Call 717-264-1667 for more information or click here. 

Coordinated by the Franklin County Historical Society.
 

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

2 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Totem Pole Playhouse at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Experience one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the U.S. with this hilarious show that is fun for the whole family! Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter for over 50 years - don't miss this stunning performance at the Playhouse. Tickets are $50 per person with special group rates and specials. Purchase tickets here: TotemPolePlayhouse.org. 

Coordinated by Totem Pole Playhouse.

 

Dirty Dancing - Film Screening

3 p.m. & 7 p.m. - The Capitol Theatre Center at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa 17201

Join the Capitol Theatre during their Summer Movie Extravaganza for the screening of Dirty Dancing. Admission is $5 at the door. For more details, visit TheCapitolTheatre.org.

Coordinated by The Capitol Theatre Center.

 

Friday, July 19

 

"The Art of Quilting" Quilt Show

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and 11/30 Visitors Center on the Square
Beautiful, handmade quilts will be on display at this popular Quilt Show, along with demonstrations of various quilting techniques. You'll also have an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a quilt! Handmade items and quilting supplies will be available for purchase. Admission is $5, children are free.
More information: ChambersburgQuiltGuild.org

Coordinated by the Chambersburg Quilt Guild.

 

Old Jail Tours
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Franklin County Historical Society, 175 E. King St.
The Old Jail will be open for tours and feature a special WWII exhibit. Cost for tours is $5 for adults, $4 for children over 6, $10 for families (2 adults and 2 children) as well as group rates available. Call 717-264-1667 for more information or click here. 

Coordinated by the Franklin County Historical Society.
 

Saturday, July 20

 

North Square Farmers Market

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg

Enjoy Chambersburg's only open-air farmers market offering farm fresh, seasonal and 100% locally grown produce. Products exclusively from local farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs in a fun, social atmosphere as well as kids' activities, live music and more. Free!

More information: NorthSquareFarmersMarket.com

Coordinated by North Square Farmers Market.

 

Voice & Drama Camp Performance

9 a.m. - The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.

Cumberland Valley School of Music summer camp attendees will present a free showcase during the Chambersburg Old Market Day festivities. Chambersburg YMCA Sam?s Camp and CVSM Voice & Drama Camp participants will sing and dance for their audience at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg. The performance is designed around songs and scenes from ?The Wizard of Oz.? The YMCA Sam?s Camp children will work with Babette Wenerd (music), Courtney Burkholder (dance), and Tarryne West (art). The children will sing, dance, and create art over the week-long camp, culminating in the Saturday performance.

Coordinated by Cumberland Valley School of Music.

 

"The Art of Quilting" Quilt Show

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and 11/30 Visitors Center on the Square
Beautiful, handmade quilts will be on display at this popular Quilt Show, along with demonstrations of various quilting techniques. You'll also have an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a quilt! Handmade items and quilting supplies will be available for purchase. Admission is $5, children are free.

More information: ChambersburgQuiltGuild.com

Coordinated by the Chambersburg Quilt Guild.


Old Market Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg
A ChambersFest tradition, this free street festival in downtown Chambersburg features art, craft and food vendors, kids? activities, on stage entertainment and the North Square Farmers Market. 
More information: Facebook.com/OldMarketDay.
To apply to be a vendor, visit: DiscoverChambersburg.com/event-applications.html
Coordinated by the Downtown Business Council. Sponsored by F&M Trust.

 

Old Jail Tours, Exhibit & Book Signing
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Franklin County Historical Society, 175 E. King St.
The Old Jail will be open for tours, feature a special WWII exhibit with reenactors and a book signing. Carlton Bigler and Ann Hull will sign their new photo book: The Way We Were: the Decades of the 40's to the 80's. Cost for tours is $5 for adults, $4 for children over 6, $10 for families (2 adults and 2 children) as well as group rates available. Call 717-264-1667 for more information or click here. 

Coordinated by the Franklin County Historical Society.

 

Pop-up Beer Garden & Multicultural Cuisine

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Capitol Theatre Greenway, 159 S. Main St.

Downtown Chambersburg Inc. will host their popular Pop-up Beer Garden during Old Market Day! There will be craft beer, cider and wine for purchase from more than five vendors. Admission is free for those 21 and over - valid ID is required for entry.

Coordinated by Downtown Chambersburg Inc.

 

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

2 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Totem Pole Playhouse at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Experience one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the U.S. with this hilarious show that is fun for the whole family! Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter for over 50 years - don't miss this stunning performance at the Playhouse. Tickets are $50 per person with special group rates and specials. Purchase tickets here: TotemPolePlayhouse.org. 

Coordinated by Totem Pole Playhouse.

 

A Cappella & Unplugged
6 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg
The highlight event preceding the 1864 light show is the final round of A Cappella & Unplugged, performed on the steps of the courthouse. Spectators can vote for their favorite act and have their in-person vote tabulated with online voting to select the winner, who will received $500 and bragging rights to the 4th annual talent search contest. Free!
More information: ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com
Coordinated by the Capitol Theatre and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.


1864: The Burning
9 to 10 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg
As darkness approaches, the town will transform to 1864 and the story of the town?s ransoming, burning and rebirth will come to life with incredible light and atmospheric effects. A variety of activities will lead up to the reenactment of the Burning of Chambersburg light show. Free!
More information: ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com
Coordinated by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.


History

ChambersFest began in 1986 when local organizations came together to create a festival commemorating the town?s rebirth after its burning on July 30, 1864 during the Civil War. On that fateful day, Chambersburg became the only town north of the Mason-Dixon line to be burned by Confederates during the war. More than 500 structures were destroyed and 2,000 people left homeless. The townspeople were resilient, however, and rebuilt the town, which enabled Chambersburg to grow and prosper.

Today, ChambersFest celebrates the spirit of the townspeople with fun, family-friendly events thousands of people enjoy every year. 


Special Thanks to Our 2019 ChambersFest Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here or call Lark at 717-264-7101 ext. 206. 


Corporate Sponsors

            

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Premier Sponsors

Chambersburg Area Development Corp.F&M Trust, Menno Haven, Penn National Insurance,  TB Woods - Altra Industrial Motion

 

Benefactor Sponsor

Valley Agency Company

 

Contributor Sponsor

Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46, The Chambersburg ClubNoelker and Hull Associates, Inc.

 

Location:
Chambersburg, PA
Various locations depending on the event.
Date/Time Information:
July 13-20, 2019
Contact Information:
Lark Kennedy
Fees/Admission:
Varies per event.
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Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A  |  Chambersburg, PA 17201 
(717) 264-7101  |  Fax: (717) 267-0399