Preservation and Enhancement


New Freedom Fest
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10 AM – 5 PM

New Freedom Fest is an old-time “festival of small town life”. It includes music, arts and crafts, animals, food, games, a pie eating contest, an art tent with pumpkin painting, and much, much more – all centered around the beautiful and historic town of New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

Fine Art & Crafts

Local artists and craftsmen including jewelers, potters, photographers, weavers and sculptors, will be selling their work and demonstrating from 10am to 4pm.

There will be kid’s games ($5 lets you play all day), a pet parade, great food from local restaurants and world-class live entertainment at the Freedom Green. Local non-profit organizations and businesses provide information and offer fun insight into small town life. Free parking and free admission make this a day fit for any budget.

Heritage Stage

10:00 AM – Stu Miller
11:00 AM – Blue Mack
12:00 Noon – Laurence Baer
1:00 PM – Hank Imhof
2:00 PM – Michael Arthur
3:00 PM – John Kingman Smith

4:00 PM – Mike Munford & Line Drive

Mike Munford & Line Drive

The IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award winner, Mike Munford headlines the 2019 New Freedom Fest with the critically acclaimed bluegrass band, Line Drive.

Freedom Stage

10:00 AM – Lizzie Engle and Friends
11:00 AM – Kim’s Karate
12:00 Noon – Hunter Davis
1:00 PM – Mr. Bond “The Science Guy”
2:00 PM – Space Program
3:00 PM – Stu Miller

The Liberty Stage – Sponsored by EMC

10:00 AM – Discovery Gym Demonstration
11:00 AM – Community Drum Circle
12:00 Noon – Come Get Info About EMC Programs / Meet and Greet with The Director
1:00 PM – Dance Performance: Boy Band Medley
1:30 PM – Dance Performance: Showstoppers
1:45 PM – Dance Performance: Halloween Sneak Peek
2:00 PM – Acrobatics Performance: Hot Shots Demonstration
2:30 PM – Dance Performance: Fosse Medley

All Day For The Kids

All Day Kids Games and hands-on activities including arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, face painting, and much more.

Pet Parade

The Pet Parade is a growing annual attraction at New Freedom Fest and something you and your family will not want to miss! 2:00 PM on the trail in front of the historic New Freedom Train Station. Nothing could be cuter than the Pet Parade benefiting Animal Rescue, Inc. Costumed animals and their owners parade through the entire New Freedom Fest grounds as bystanders snap pictures and exclaim with delight. All species are welcome.

Take A Ride On The Trains

Take a ride on the Steam Into History Civil War train! The Old #17 faithful replica of the Civil War steam engine that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address will not be used for this year’s rides at the fest. The Pennsylvania RR 7580 diesel will be in use as the locomotive instead. These same tracks carried Lincoln’s funeral train two years later.

The Stewartstown Railroad Company will offering rides on the Speeder Cars heading south, too!


A varied selection of excellent food will be provided for sale from regional restaurants including crab cakes, pit beef, pulled pork, burgers, fries, kettle corn, fancy cookies, ice cream, smoothies and much more. Various soft drink beverages will be available for sale.