Enjoy Fort Hunter Day on September 18

Fun for the whole family

August 21, 2022

Welcome fall with a festival celebrating the old-time ways of life. Join us for the 65th annual Fort Hunter Day!

Visitors will find arts and crafts, children's games and activities, historic demonstrations and exhibits, entertainment, a bake sale, festival food, and more!

Gain knowledge about native foods - pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts, and sassafras. 

Get a peek inside historic Heckton Church and enjoy entertainment throughout the day.  


  • 10:00 – 12:00 pm: Susquehanna Folk Music Jam
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Zach King
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Fire in the Glen
  • 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Seldom Say No
  • 3:30 pm: Dauphin County Commissioners Presentation
  • 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Seldom Say No

View antique tractors, a vintage fire engine, and antique automobiles from private collections. Go inside the Centennial Barn to see the Fort Hunter antique carriage collection not normally on public view. 

See old-time crafts such as native foods,  apple butter making, spinning and weaving, quilting, English paper piecing, soap making, open-hearth cooking, woodworking, broom-making, and more.

Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the Corncrib Stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.