Preservation and Enhancement


New Freedom Fest
Saturday, September 19, 2015 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 – Stu Miller
10:45 AM – Laurence Baer
11:30 AM – Wallis & Co.
12:15 PM – Winding Wheel
1:00 PM – Cindy David & Art Wachter
1:45 PM – Stringtown
2:30 PM – Free Range Blue
3:15 PM – 3 Dollar Suit

4:00 PM – DEL REY (Headline Artist)

Del Rey Headlines at 2015 New Freedom Fest

Del Rey Headlines at 2015 New Freedom Fest

Freedom Stage

10:00 AM – Becky Rose
11:00 AM – The Black Jacks
12:00 Noon – Amy Hopkins Fiddle Troup
12:45 PM – EMC Gymnasts
1:15 PM – EMC Dancers
2:00 PM – Pet Parade
2:15 PM – The Chris Davis Drum Circle Celebration
3:00 PM – Maria Crawford and Friends

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.

Steam Into History

Take a ride on the 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.


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.