"In the past, it's just been deer hunting. ... We'd like to open it up to even more vendors," Hershey said.
The medical center changed the fair's name from the "Healthy Hunter Fair" and moved it to the headquarters of American Legion Post 561 in anticipation of a record crowd.
Within a half-hour of the four-hour fair, 90 people had signed in compared to 150 overall in 2006.
"This is a great opportunity for the community," said Liz Sheehan, a Mercersburg, Pa., resident who only does a slight bit of hunting.
She underwent cholesterol and glucose screenings to determine the effectiveness of her prescribed medications. Sheehan said she goes to the fair each year, then follows up with her annual physical with her doctor shortly thereafter.
"I've been checked and most of them come back pretty good, but you never know," said Guy Truax, of Harrisonville, Pa.
Truax, who has hunted since childhood, said he has only missed one year of the fair since its inception.
Mabel Weller, of Cove Gap, Pa., was one of several people who said they don't hunt, but use the health fair as an opportunity to monitor their health.
"I wanted to get an EKG done and a blood sugar test," Weller said.
She explained that she has had heart problems and knows that diabetes runs in her family.
"It's just a chance for a checkup," Weller said.
Kim Harnish guided visitors to her booth through a series of questions that determine risk for heart disease.
As the manager of the medical center's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program, Harnish told people about the 12-week course for those who have suffered a heart attack.
Exercise is combined with education, she said.
"They can identify other patients that have been down the road with heart disease and talk," Harnish said.
They often share tips about making food taste better and sleeping easier, she said.
Anthony Carbaugh, a deputy wildlife conservation officer, represented the Pennsylvania Game Commission at the Healthy Sportsman Fair.
"Basically, we're here to answer questions," Carbaugh said.
Early archery season started Saturday, and squirrel and grouse season begins in two weeks, Carbaugh said. Concurrent buck and doe seasons will again start the Monday after Thanksgiving as is tradition, he said.
"Fulton County is a heavily hunted area," Carbaugh said.