There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Franklin County in June 2022. Here’s a selection of events to add to your social calendar, listed by date:
Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Firefighter Carnival
When: from Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 11; doors open at 5 p.m.
Where: FVFD Carnival Grounds, 101 W. Main St. Fayetteville
Cost: Free admission and parking
The Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fire carnival will feature rides from Penn Valley Shows, entertainment and food, including Uncle Eddie’s BBQ and Alycia’s Food Truck.
A fireworks display at nightfall on Saturday June 11 will crown the carnival.
The entertainment program includes: Thursday, June 2, the Reagan years; Friday, June 3: Chris Woodward-Shindiggin (country); Saturday, June 4, JJ Billings (rock variety); Sunday, June 5: The Hubcaps; Monday, June 6, Road Ducks (variety); Tuesday, June 7, Jill Fulton Band (country); Wednesday, June 8, Amish Outlaws; Thursday, June 9, Stick Time (classic rock); Friday, June 10; Hit Parade (pop-rock); Saturday June 11, Cash Unchained (Johnny Cash tribute band).
For information, visit www.fayettevillefirerescue.com
Ornithology initiation workshop
When: 7:45 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 4
Where: Caledonia State Park
The Conococheague Audubon will host the Birding Workshop for beginners ages 6 and up, who will learn how to use binoculars and recognize birds. Audubon members will lead bird and nature walks and “Birding Buddies” will help participants identify birds.
For the children there will be a scavenger hunt, bird watching bingo and a children’s corner with other activities.
Participants should bring binoculars and a field guide if they have them; there will be a few pairs of binoculars to borrow.
The workshop will take place rain or shine and participants must meet in the first parking lot after the visitor center at 7:45 am.
March of the Chiefs
When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4
Where: Avenue Alexandre, Chambersburg
Cost: $60 per adult; and with the purchase of an adult ticket, $35 for teenagers (13-20) $20 for children (6-12), free for children under 5
The Cumberland Valley School of Music will present Chefs Walk, a celebration of food and drink, music and community. Chefs Walk is a food and music tour featuring local chefs, beer and liquor tastings, and local musicians performing along Alexander Avenue in Chambersburg.
This year’s event will feature eight food stations – Pully Wissle Provisions, Mikie’s Ice Cream, Mrs. Gibble’s Restaurant, CulTured Soul Food, Montezuma (Wayne Avenue), Maddie Ann’s Perogies, The Butcher Shoppe and Breadbasket.
A number of breweries will have a selection of beers to sample and full-size pours will be available for purchase. This year’s participants are Battlefield Brew Works, Gearhouse Brewing Co., TBC Brewing Co. and Rough Edges Brewing. There will also be samples from Cold Spring Hollow Distillery and Undone Kombucha.
Four live music stages will feature Carlisle Brass Quintet, CASHS Choristers, CVSM Jazz Quartet (Tim Gotwald, Sam Hepfer, Andrew Sussman and Ken Jankura), Devin Fields, Ethan Larsh, Hershey Accordion Trio, Loose Screws, Mar-Le-Nie Dance Studio, Marlin Barnes, Mission Road, New Horizons Band, Tresa Day Trio and CVSM students.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/chefswalk or by calling CVSM at 717-261-1220. A limited number of tickets will be available at the event.
Mainstreet Waynesboro Father’s Day Weekend Auto & Truck Show
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Where: Main Street, Waynesboro
Cost: Free for spectators; $12 free entry for vehicles
Waynesboro’s Main Street will be lined with vehicles from the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library to Potomac Street for the annual Father’s Day Weekend Car and Truck Show hosted by Applachian Golden Classics in conjunction with Mainstreet Waynesboro . The trophies and awards will be presented at 2 p.m.
Visitors can also stop by the Park Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Main Street Park.
The Waynesboro Theater will offer the vehicle films “Cars” at 11 a.m. and “American Graffiti” at 5 p.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com and at the door, while supplies last.
For more information about the show, visit www.MainstreetWaynesboro.org or call 717-762-0397.
Fort Loudoun Market Fair, Fort Loudoun Historic Site
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26
Where: Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 Brooklyn Road North, Fort Loudon
Cost: $5 for adults, free for children 17 and under
Visitors can experience the sights and sounds of an 18th century trade fair that includes more than 50 artisans, a camp, demonstrations, artisan food, a blanket dealer, a flea market, early American music and Celtic and Circus Faire Wynd.
For more information visit http://www.fortloudounpa.com/
Shawn Hardy is a reporter for Gannett’s Franklin County newspapers in south-central Pennsylvania – Echo Pilot in Greencastle, The Record Herald in Waynesboro, and Public Opinion in Chambersburg. She has over 35 years of journalism experience. Contact her at [email protected]