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ChambersFest is coordinated by the following organizations:

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
717-264-7101
Contact for general information about ChambersFest, or for details about the Scoop-a-Palooza, ChambersFest Restaurant Week and Social Media Theme-a-thon.

Downtown Business Council
717-261-0072
Contact for more information about Old Market Day street festival and/or how to become a vendor.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau
866-646-8060
Contact for more information about Acapella & Unplugged or the Burning of Chambersburg.

ChambersFest July 11 thru 18 2020

Catch the Spirit - ChambersFest

ChambersFest 2020 will be a memorable community collaboration as the residents of the greater Chambersburg area unite during Covid-19. Due to social distancing, traditional events like Old Market Day and the Burning of Chambersburg will not happen in person. Instead, these and other events will be converted to follow safe gathering practices. Events from July 11 to 18 will include Restaurant Week, virtual Acapella & Unplugged, Scoop-a-Palooza ice cream trail, North Square Farmers Market and more. ChambersFest began as a tribute to the resilience of the people who rose up following the devastating burning by Confederates in 1864. Our celebration in 2020 will witness the community standing together once again to overcome the global pandemic and boost the area economy.

ChambersFest 2020 Schedule of Events

Please note: This schedule 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 4th Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week will feature unique cuisines and specials to showcase the best in dining. More than 30 restaurants will participate showcasing specials, meal deals and prizes for patrons.

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.

Throughout July - Participating Ice Cream Vendors & on Facebook
This year, Scoop-a-Palooza will take on a different format: an ice cream trail during National Ice Cream Month! 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 prizes. On July 19, celebrate National Ice Cream Day by tuning in to Facebook Live and watching our traditional human Celebrity Sundae. Kids 3-12 can also decorate printable coloring pages and enter to win prizes of their own!

Visit ScoopAPalooza.org for more details.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

Saturday, July 11

Social Media Theme-a-Thon
July 11-18 - Facebook & Instagram
Join us by posting photos on Facebook & Instagram correlating with our theme of the day! Be sure to tag @CburgChamber.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

 

North Square Farmers Market
July 11 & 18
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.

Restaurant Week
July 11-18, Participating Chambersburg Restaurants
Back by popular demand, the 4th Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week will feature unique cuisines and specials to showcase the best in dining. More than 30 restaurants will participate showcasing specials, meal deals and prizes for patrons.

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.

 

Scoop-a-Palooza
Throughout July - Participating Ice Cream Vendors & on Facebook
This year, Scoop-a-Palooza will take on a different format: an ice cream trail during National Ice Cream Month! 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 prizes. On July 19, celebrate National Ice Cream Day by tuning in to Facebook Live and watching our traditional human Celebrity Sundae. Kids 3-12 can also decorate printable coloring pages and enter to win prizes of their own!

Visit ScoopAPalooza.org for more details.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

Sunday, July 12
Monday, July 13
Tuesday, July 14
Wednesday, July 15
Thursday, July 16
Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18
History

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 2020 ChambersFest Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here or call Lark at 717-264-7101 ext. 206.

Corporate Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Click here for the sponsorship form.
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