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Fountain Festival: A Celebration of Spring, Community, and Local Flavors

Chambersburg invites residents and visitors to the vibrant Fountain Festival, a much-anticipated celebration of spring presented by Shoemaker’s Insurance & Financial Services. This community event is set to dazzle attendees with a variety of attractions, including over 30 food trucks, more than 40 mobile retail vendors, captivating local music, refreshing local brews, and the exciting attractions of Snyder’s Attractions. Mark your calendars for April 19th through April 21st for an unforgettable experience!

Event Highlights:

  • Dates & Time: The festival runs from April 19th to April 21st. Keep an eye out for announced time frames!
  • Location: The heart of Chambersburg will transform into a festive wonderland, with streets closing on April 20th for an old-fashioned street fair, enhancing the festival atmosphere.
  • Food Vendors: Indulge in a feast for the senses with vendors like Antietam Dairy, Bernard’s Jerk Chicken, Ce-Ce’s Lemonades, and many more offering their delicious specialties.
  • Mobile Retail Vendors: Available on Saturday, April 20th, from 11 AM to 5 PM, featuring a diverse range of products from 2 Crafty Sister’s Treasures, Amanda Lowry Independent Norwex, and others.
  • Music: Enjoy the sounds of local talents such as Dezzie Renae, Cody Wilt, and Elijah Myers, promising a musical backdrop that’s as varied as it is entertaining.
  • Beer Garden: Exclusively on April 20th, savor craft beers and wines from Rough Edges Brewing, Adams County Winery, and others, creating the perfect setting for relaxation and socializing.
  • Amusement/Entertainment: From April 19th through April 21st, Snyder’s Attractions along with the G3 Ranch Petting Zoo will provide fun and excitement for all ages.

Special Invitation:

In conjunction with the Fountain Festival, the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg & Shippensburg invites you to their Great Futures event on April 20th. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause while enjoying the festival’s offerings.

Sponsorship and Vending Opportunities:

Interested in being a part of the festival as a sponsor or vendor? Reach out to Sam at to join the vibrant marketplace and community celebration.


A heartfelt thank you goes to Shoemaker’s Insurance & Financial Services for presenting the festival, along with our gold sponsors Patriot Federal Credit Union and Beam Graphix, and our dedicated sponsors for the Beer Garden and Live Music stages.

Join us for the Fountain Festival to welcome spring with open arms, indulging in the best of local food, music, and community spirit. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, this festival promises an array of experiences to remember. Don’t miss out on this celebration of community and the season’s joys in Chambersburg!


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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