ChambersFest Kicks off Saturday

ChambersFest 2022 kicks off on Saturday! The weeklong community festival includes events such as Restaurant Week, Scoop-a-Palooza, Tim & Susan Cook Race, Burning of Chambersburg and more.

Check out the full ChambersFest Survival Guide provided by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce below!

Event Schedule

July 1-31Scoop-a-Palooza Ice Cream Trail: 15+ Participating Ice Cream Vendors

Scoop-a-Palooza has returned as a month-long Ice Cream Trail! Throughout the month of July, you’ll be able to download and print a FREE Scoop map online, visit participating ice cream vendors of your choice, take pictures of your sweet treats and enter to win $2,300+ in prizes.

This Saturday, July 9, stop by the Chambersburg high school at 511 S. 6th St. at 12:30 p.m. to witness the creation of this year’s human Celebrity Sundae. More details and activities at ScoopAPalooza.org.

July 9-16 – 6th Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week: 30+ Participating Restaurants

For the 6th year, Restaurant Week will feature unique meals, deals and daily prizes to showcase local dining. More than 30 restaurants will participate including Avocado Cafe, Big Oak Cafe, Bistro 71, Fireside Pub, GearHouse Brewing Co., Johnnie’s Family Restaurant, Kenny’s Grill & Ice Cream, Ledo Pizza, LongHorn Steakhouse, Roy Pitz Brewing Co., South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream & Cafe, Subway (Norland Ave. & Wayne Ave.), The Orchards Restaurant, RELAX Lounge, Veroni Cafe and more. 

Visit the ChambersFest Restaurant Week Facebook page and post pictures at any participating restaurant to be entered into giveaway drawings all week!

Saturday July 9th

18th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race

Participate in the 18th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS) upper stadium area, with the women’s race/walk at 8 a.m. and the men’s race/walk at 8:30 a.m.

Money raised from this event is contributed to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to two seniors from CASHS. Day-of registration is $25 with a T-shirt (if available).

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 percent locally grown produce. Free! Click for more information.

Scoop-a-Palooza10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., CASHS cafeteria

Taste samples from local vendors and vote on your favorites during the unlimited ice cream event. Kids activities include a clown, magician, Book Buggy and more. Stop by at 12:30 p.m. for the Human Sundae event where kids can decorate a local celebrity, complete with a cherry on top! Click here for more information.

Totem Pole Playhouse: Beehive

Saturdays and Sundays July 9-10, 12-13, 16 Totem Pole Playhouse
Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Told from the perspective of six young women, they look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation. See you at the Playhouse! Click here to get tickets.

Sunday July 10th

Summer Concert Series: Reunited Quartet – 7 p.m., Chambersburg Memorial Park
Gather at the Chambersburg Memorial Park Kiwanis Bandshell to enjoy this free southern gospel concert. This is a smoke-free environment; please bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Click here for details.

Tuesday, July 12 – Friday, July 16

Franklin County Historical Society “The Patriots of WWII” Exhibit – 175 E. King St., Chambersburg
The Franklin County Historical Society invites you to experience the local service men and women from Franklin County who served in World War II. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For large groups or questions, call 717-264-1667 or visit FranklinHistorical.org. 
Council for the Arts Exhibit – 103 N. Main St., Chambersburg
Visit Council for the Arts and view their new exhibit called Architecturally Designed: The Places We Live, Work and Play. For more information, call 717-264-6883.

Thursday, July 14

Summer Concert Series: JCM Band – 7 p.m., Chambersburg Memorial Park
Gather at the Chambersburg Memorial Park Kiwanis Bandshell to enjoy this free oldies, 50s & 60s concert. This is a smoke-free environment; please bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Click here for details.

Saturday, July 16

North Square Farmers Market8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Downtown Chambersburg
Products exclusively from local farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs in a fun, social atmosphere as well as kids’ activities, live music and more. Free! Click for more information.
Old Market Day9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Main Street, Chambersburg
Enjoy this free, family event in Downtown Chambersburg from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of art, artisans, craft vendors, food trucks and community organizations will line the streets of downtown. Come join the fun! More details here.
Franklin County Historical Book Signing175 E. King St., Chambersburg
The Franklin County Historical Society invites you to visit the Old Jail on Old Market Day. Virginia Stake will be signing the reprint of John Brown in Chambersburg 1859 with additional chapters. Executive Director Ann Hull and Carlton Bigler will sign their new book “The Way We Were Continues…” The museum is located inside the Old Franklin County Jail, 175 East King Street, Chambersburg and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For large groups or questions, call 717-264-1667 or visit franklinhistorical.org.
Council for the Arts Exhibit103 N. Main St., Chambersburg
Visit Council for the Arts and view their new exhibit called Architecturally Designed: The Places We Live, Work and Play. They will also be open late for Old Market Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 717-264-6883.
Train Rides at Norlo Park1-4 p.m., 3050 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is hosting summer train rides! The miniature train is complete with a cattle car and caboose. Train operates from 1 to 4 p.m. with the last train boarding at 3:50 p.m. It is open to riders of all ages. Donations accepted.
A Capella & Unplugged Finals7 p.m., 15 S. Main St., Chambersburg
The 2022 winner of A Cappella & Unplugged receives $500 and will perform before the 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Reenactment. Join us for a night of entertainment. Coordinated by the Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau. Click here for more information.
1864: The Burning of Chambersburg Reenactment6-10 p.m., 15 S. Main St., 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.More details at ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com.
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