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Two Great Events in Mercersburg This Saturday

Nestled in the foothills of the Tuscarora Mountains; Mercersburg is a quaint town with a historic past. This Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM, the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 43rd Annual Mercersburg Townfest will be taking place on East and West Seminary Streets.

This event is a large one-day festival, attracting a wide variety of crafters, artisans, jewelers, food vendors, civic groups, and local businesses that participate. Downtown merchants and restaurants are also in full swing during the festivities.

The popular Amish Donuts will be joining the event again, as well as Cold Spring Hollow Distillery and Rough Edges Brewing (offering samplings and purchases) by One North Coffee & Bake Goods.

The JBHS band will be there from 10-10:30 AM to perform. The JBHS Music Boosters will also be sponsoring the PA Farm Show Milkshake Machine. On the Irwin House patio, Speaks DJ will be jamming out (9 AM – 12 PM), along with local artist, Samantha Press (from 12-3 PM).

This event is a way for the community to celebrate small town, main street America; local businesses could use your support more than ever. The Chamber thanks Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Truist Bank and Patriot Federal Credit Union for their exclusive sponsorships.

At the same time, Mercersburg Vibrancy is sponsoring the Mercersburg Music & Film Fest from 12 to 7 PM. They invite you to join them for FREE music and movies as our community celebrates the Fall season with an array of family-friendly activities.

Live Music and Free Movies

LIVE MUSIC – Experience food and drink specials at the James Buchanan Pub (15 N. Main Street) while enjoying live performances in the magnificent courtyard (admission is free). Mitchell Burrows, solo artist will be playing from 12-2 PM; The Jazzholes will be playing from 2:30-4:30 PM; followed by the Stable Shakers from 5-7 PM.

FREE MOVIES – Stop by the historic Star Theatre (23 W. Seminary Street) for a free showing of two classic films featuring the music of Johnny Mercer, a descendant of Mercersburg’s namesake, Hugh Mercer. At 12 PM, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Not Rated) will be shown and at 3 PM, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will be shown (Rated R).

Mercersburg Vibrancy thanks D.L. Martin Company for their exclusive sponsorship for this event.


Samuel R Welsh 1945-2024

Samuel was an avid sportsman all his life and enjoyed both playing sports and watching them on the television. He enjoyed playing golf.

Betty Marie Miller 1937-2024

Betty worked for 36 years in the Alumni office of The Mercersburg Academy. She enjoyed travel, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

M Marie Trostle 1919-2024

She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

John Harvey Hoffman 1941-2024

John enjoyed target shooting, fishing and was known for telling great stories. He was also very proud of his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

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