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New Freedom Fest
Saturday, September 16, 2017 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.

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 – Stuart Miller
11:00 AM – Michael Arthur & Friends
12:00 PM – Free Range Blue
1:00 PM – The Black Jacks
2:00 PM – The Wild Hymns
3:00 PM – 3 Dollar Suit

  Headline Artist
4:00 PM – The Hickory Project

 
Freedom Stage

10:00 AM – Amy’s Fiddle Troup
10:45 AM – Christian Academy Demonstration
11:00 AM – Kim’s Karate Demonstration
11:30 AM – Furry Tails With A Twist, Shannon Hallisey & Chris Roemele
12:00 PM – Mr. Bond “The Science Guy”
1:00 PM – Kim’s Karate Demonstration
1:30 PM – Christian Academy Demonstration
2:00 PM – Colleen Craven and Friends
3:00 PM – Callie Tomblin

The Liberty Stage – Sponsored by EMC
Performances by EMC dance company all day.

10:00 AM – Discovery Gym Hot Shots
10:30 AM – Discovery Gym Tumble Weeds and Tykes
11:00 AM – Discovery Gym Levels 1, 2, 3
11:30 AM – Discovery Gym Hot Shots
12:15 PM – Dancers – Autumn Medley
2:15 PM – Dancers – Showstoppers and Evolution of Jazz Medley
3:15 PM – Dancers – 80’s 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! Old #17 is a faithful replica of the Civil War steam engine that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln’s funeral train two years later.

For the first time this year, we welcome The Stewartstown Railroad Company. They will be providing transportation from Stewartstown to the New Freedom Fest. Ride the speeders at the Fest, too!

Food

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.


 
fest@newfreedomheritage.org