Catch the Spirit - ChambersFest
From July 11-18, 2020, Chambersburg, PA will be bustling with activity for the 34th Annual ChambersFest community celebration. A range of events will be held during the festival including ChambersFest Restaurant Week, Scoop-a-Palooza, Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race, Old Market Day and 1864: The Burning and more! ChambersFest celebrates the spirit of the townspeople with fun, family-friendly events for thousands of people to enjoy.
ChambersFest 2019 Schedule of Events
Please note: This schedule is from 2019 and will be updated on a regular basis closer to the event to reflect the most current event information. Events may be added/changed.
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 25 restaurants will participate showcasing special cuisines, meal deals and prizes for patrons.
Restaurants include: Brussel's Cafe, Chris's Kitchen, CJ's BBQ Smokehouse, Fuddruckers, INKA Kitchen, Molly's Restaurant and Carry-out, Square 1, The Meadows Original Frozen Custard of Chambersburg and Veroni Cafe. Discover the wide variety of dining options during the week of ChambersFest!
More information: Chambersburg.org/ChambersFestRW
Presented by Penn National Insurance and Platinum Sponsor West Penn Power, A First Energy Company. Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Register online here: Chambersburg.org/Events
For more details, contact Angela Schaeffer at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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