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Contact Information

ChambersFest is coordinated by multiple community organizations including:

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

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
717-552-2977
Contact for more information about Acapella & Unplugged or the Burning of Chambersburg.

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38th Annual ChambersFest

ChambersFest 2024 will be enjoyed by thousands in the Chambersburg community. Events from July 13 to 20 will include Restaurant Week, Old Market Day, Burning of Chambersburg, A Capella & Unplugged, Scoop-a-Palooza, North Square Farmers Market, Tim & Susan Cook Race and more.

ChambersFest began as a tribute to the resilience of the people who rose up following the devastating burning by Confederates in 1864. Join us for the greatest community celebration of the year!

 

ChambersFest is coordinated by multiple community organizations including: Chambersburg Chamber, Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, Downtown Business Council, North Square Farmers Market, Franklin County Historical Society and others.

ChambersFest 2024 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.

Ice Cream Festival on July 13, 10:30-2 p.m.

Scoop-a-Palooza, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation’s yearly ice cream festival returns on July 13 at Chambersburg Area Senior High School Cafeteria. Sponsored by ACNB Bank, the festivities will include ice cream tastings, activities for kids, human sundae event and more! GET TICKETS.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

Participating Chambersburg Restaurants

Back by popular demand, the 8th Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week will feature unique cuisines and specials to showcase the best in dining. More than 25 restaurants are expected to participate with special meals, deals and prizes for patrons.

VIEW ALL THE DEALS HERE.

Presented by Penn National Insurance. Thanks to Platinum Sponsor Ventura Foods for your support. Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, July 13

20th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race

July 13, 7 - 10 a.m., Chambersburg

Participate in the 20th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS) upper stadium area, with the women’s race/walk at 8 a.m. and the men’s race/walk at 8:30 a.m. Money raised from this event is contributed to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to two seniors from CASHS. Day-of registration is $25 with a T-shirt (if available). Register here or call 717-264-7101.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

 

North Square Farmers Market

July 13, 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.

 

Scoop-a-Palooza

July 13, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Scoop-a-Palooza, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation’s yearly ice cream festival returns on July 13 at Chambersburg Area Senior High School Cafeteria. Sponsored by ACNB Bank, the festivities will include ice cream tastings, activities for kids, human sundae event and more!

Visit ScoopAPalooza.org for more details.

Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

 

Franklin County Historical Society: Louisa Brand Tombstone Dedication

July 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery

Join the historical society as they honor Louisa Brand, heroine of the Burning of Chambersburg. Louisa Brand was twenty-one years old when the Confederate Army ransomed and burned Chambersburg in July 1864. She stood on her front porch with a pistol in hand and wrapped in an American flag, now on display at the Franklin County Historical Society. She dared any Confederate to try and burn her home down during the attack, earning herself the nickname “the heroine of the Burning of Chambersburg.” This event is free and open to the public.

Coordinated by the Franklin County Historical Society.

 

 

 

Restaurant Week
July 13-20, Participating Chambersburg Restaurants

Back by popular demand, the 8th Annual ChambersFest Restaurant Week will feature unique cuisines and specials to showcase the best in dining. More than 25 restaurants are expected to participate with special meals, deals and prizes for patrons.

VIEW ALL THE DEALS HERE.

Presented by Penn National Insurance. Thanks to Platinum Sponsor Ventura Foods for your support. Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, July 14
Monday, July 15
Tuesday, July 16
Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 18
Friday, July 19
Saturday, July 20
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.

2024 ChambersFest Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here or call Lark at 717-264-7101 ext. 206 or email lkennedy@chambersburg.org.

 

Corporate Sponsors

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