Magician Dean Burkett goes on at 1:30 p.m. and the pie eaters begin their contest at 7:30 p.m. The Money Machine Raffle starts at 8:30 p.m. followed by the annual fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
The parade route is reversed this year, running west to east down Main Street. It begins at 10:30 a.m. at Cumberland Valley Avenue and ends at Virginia Avenue.
Chambersburg begins its celebration at noon at Memorial Park on McKinley Avenue with a craft show and an antique auto show at 1 p.m. Food and game stands will be open from noon to 5 p.m. in the rear of the band shell.
The Mercersburg Community Band will give a concert at 8 p.m. in the band shell. Fireworks get under way at 9:30 p.m.
The third annual Greencastle-Antrim July 4th Celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center.
Organizers opted to hold the event on Saturday because several area churches will hold patriotic events Sunday.
The Rev. James Herman and his little friend Chester will present a half-hour ventriloquist show for children at 11:15 a.m. while vocalists and musicians perform nearby for adults.
The Children's Parade begins at 11:45 a.m.
Families planning to join in the Most Patriotic Family Contest can sign up at the registration table.
Vocal and band music with patriotic themes will be provided by Richard Besecker and his son, Dave, along with performances by Barry and Mandy Stottlemyer; David King; The Rev. Stacy and Lisa Crawford; Dave Reeder and his band, A Wing and a Prayer; and the Greencastle Area Community Band.
Mark Herman will present a magic show at 12:45 p.m. followed by a peanut and candy scramble for children and a watermelon party.
Families may bring picnic lunches or visit one of the concession stands.
Everyone is invited to get into the spirit of the day by dressing in red, white, and blue.
For more information call the Greencastle- Antrim Chamber of Commerce office at 717-597-4610.
Mercersburg will celebrate the Fourth with a carillon recital at 2 p.m. Sunday as part of a national bell-ringing ceremony, coordinated by the Sons of the American Revolution, at Mercersburg Academy.
John Widmann, guest carillonneur from Frederick, Md., will perform.
The event commemorates the founding of America and coincides with bell-ringing at schools, colleges, governmental installations and all United States Navy ships.