Friday night's Dixieland concert and Saturday's full day of music, arts and crafts, are just a part of ChambersFest, the 10-day commemoration of the 1864 burning of the city and the celebration of its rebirth, says Melissa Knepper, event coordinator at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
ChambersFest previews today with tours of the Old Jail and opens Friday, July 19, at noon with Civil War music in Chambersburg's Courthouse Square. There is a history quiz for fifth graders on Sunday, July 21, a Pet Parade on Monday, July 22, "Almost Anything Goes Games" Tuesday, July 23 and a U.S. Army Band concert on Thursday, July 25.
A Civil War seminar on Antietam, featuring nationally recognized speakers, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, July 28.
On Saturday, July 27, the Festival for Better Living will be held at Laird Hall at Wilson College.
Highlights of Saturday's schedule, July 20