MERCERSBURG - One tiny borough, two great events: the 37th Annual Mercersburg Townfest and the 3rd Annual Mercersburg Beer & Wine Festival both take place on Saturday, September 24.
Townfest will take place in downtown Mercersburg from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. with around 120 craft and food vendors. “Kids Korner” at the Mercersburg Elementary School will feature a petting zoo courtesy of Stoner’s Hijos Hill Inc. Dairy Farm, a moon bounce, pony rides, face painting and more.
The popular Amish Donuts will be back this year, along with a wide variety of artisans, crafters, musicians, jewelers, businesses and other exhibitors.
For more information visit mercersburgtownfest.com/
Beer & Wine Festival
The Mercersburg Beer & Wine Festival takes place at the Lions Club Park from 1-4 p.m. Online ticket-holders can enter the event at noon.
The festival will feature 10 wineries and more than 25 breweries with more than 50 brews. Admission is $25; ticket-holders will receive unlimited responsible samples of beer, three samples from each winery/ vintner, a commemorative mug, a can coozie and a wine bag. Attendees will also be able to purchase glasses or bottles of wine, and purchase unlimited responsible full pours of beer for $10.
The event will host live classic rock, rhythm and blues and funk from SlamDunk, games, small games of chance, cigars for sale, and great food by Flannery’s Tavern on the Square.
HopStuff, a local company founded by Melissa Stuff and Donna Stuff Fields, will be onsite. Many breweries attending the event will offer a special brew produced with their locally grown hops.
The SafeRide free shuttle is available again this year. Visit the festival website for shuttle locations.
And that's not all
The Mercersburg Park Association will be holding their first ever “Mercersburg Craft Half-Marathon” on the same day, beginning at 7 a.m. Runners can receive $5 off their admission into the beer and wine festival. More information can be found on www.eventbrite.com.
The First United Methodist Church will also be holding their annual Fall Festival from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the church on Fayette Street, featuring a large yard sale, massive silent auction, tasty baked goods and great food.
In addition, Mercersburg Presbyterian Church will host a country breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the church, 34 W. Seminary St.