Preservation and Enhancement


New Freedom Fest
Saturday, September 15, 2018 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
11:00 AM – The Black Jacks
12:00 PM – Michael Arthur & Friends
1:00 PM – Stringtown
2:00 PM – John Smith & Jenny Pickle
3:00 PM – The Mayo Family Band

4:00 PM – Headline Artist
Troy Engle and Southern Skies

Freedom Stage

10:00 AM – Lizzie Engle and Friends
11:00 AM – Amy Hopkins Band
12:00 PM – Kim’s Karate Demonstration
12:30 PM – Mr. Bond “The Science Guy”
1:30 PM – Katelyn Gabler
2:30 PM – Interactive Pirate Story Time

The Liberty Stage – Sponsored by EMC

10:00 AM – Discovery Gym Demo
11:00 AM – The Black Jacks perform on Heritage Stage
12:00 PM – Come Get Info About EMC Programs/Meet and Greet With The Directors
1:00 PM – Empowerment Medley
1:40 PM – Showstoppers
2:00 PM – Halloween Sneak Peak
2:20 PM – Hot Shots Demonstration
3:30 PM – Chance Dance 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!


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.