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Contact Information

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.

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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.

Download the official app of ChambersFest - Franklin County Connects!
Download the official app of ChambersFest - Franklin County Connects!

Franklin County Area

ChambersFest 2020 will stand as a memorable community collaboration as the residents of Franklin County unite following Covid-19. To show your local town pride, join the #FranklinCountyStrong Movement! Here’s how to participate:

  • #1 Pick up a pre-printed sign at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau to decorate or make your own with #FranklinCountyStrong on it. Place in the window of your home or business.
  • #2 Pick a purple flower (the color of hope and rebirth) and display it proudly in your home or business.
  • #3 Post a photo of your sign or floral arrangement to social media and be entered to win a prize! Posts on Facebook should tag @BenFranklin and posts on Instagram should tag @FranklinCountyTourism.
  • #4 Include #FRANKLINCOUNTYSTRONG on your digital or traditional letterboard sign.

Details at ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com.

Coordinated by the Chambersburg Chamber and Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Ice Cream Trail - 20+ Vendors

Scoop-a-Palooza, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation’s yearly ice cream festival, has transformed into an “Ice Cream Trail” with visits to local vendors, prizes and special virtual events lasting throughout July. Sponsored by ACNB Bank, Scoop-a-Palooza Ice Cream Trail will take place from July 1-31. Join the fun by following a downloadable trail map to local ice cream shops and taking pictures of your sweet treats to 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.

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 40 restaurants will participate with special meals, deals and prizes for patrons. Restaurants include Big Oak Café, Brussel’s Café, CJ’s BBQ Smokehouse, Cracker Barrel, Fuddruckers, GearHouse Brewing Co., Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Johnnie’s Family Restaurant, Meadows Frozen Custard, Montezuma (LWE & Wayne Ave), RELAX Lounge, Subway, Teriyaki Madness, The Orchards Restaurant, Veroni Café and others.

More information: Chambersburg.org/ChambersFestRW

Presented by Penn National Insurance and Platinum Sponsors The Franklin Shopper and West Penn Power, A First Energy Company. Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, July 11

Chambersburg Art Showing
July 11-18 - The Foundry
The Foundry Art Co-op at 100 South Main St. will participate in ChambersFest by dressing up its windows with vibrant new artwork! Be sure to stroll by and check it out. More details at FoundryArtMarket.com.

 

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 40 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.

 

#FranklinCountyStrong Movement

Franklin County Area

ChambersFest 2020 will stand as a memorable community collaboration as the residents of Franklin County unite following Covid-19. To show your local town pride, join the #FranklinCountyStrong Movement! Here’s how to participate:

  • #1 Pick up a pre-printed sign at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau to decorate or make your own with #FranklinCountyStrong on it. Place in the window of your home or business.
  • #2 Pick a purple flower (the color of hope and rebirth) and display it proudly in your home or business.
  • #3 Post a photo of your sign or floral arrangement to social media and be entered to win a prize! Posts on Facebook should tag @BenFranklin and posts on Instagram should tag @FranklinCountyTourism.
  • #4 Include #FRANKLINCOUNTYSTRONG on your digital or traditional letterboard sign.

Details at ExploreFranklinCountyPa.com.

Coordinated by the Chambersburg Chamber and Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Sunday, July 12
Monday, July 13
Tuesday, July 14
Wednesday, July 15
Thursday, July 16
Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18
Sunday, July 19 (Bonus!)
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

Benefactor Sponsor

Valley Agency Company

Interested in sponsoring? Click here for the sponsorship form.
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