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Cumberland Valley's many fairs and festivals are diverse and include an abundance of mouth-watering foods, handcrafted items and toe-tapping music. Some highlight our nation's history while others showcase farming, food products and art.

Below are some area fairs and festivals for 2015:

THE 2015 FAIRS

July 5-11: Franklin County Fair, Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club; www.franklincountyfair.org

July 20-25: Shippensburg Community Fair, Shippensburg Fairgrounds; www.shippensburgfair.com

Aug. 9-15: Mercersburg Lions Club Fair, Lions Club Park, Mercersburg; 328-3701

August 16-22: Fulton County Fair, fairgrounds, McConnellsburg; www.fultoncountypafair.com

THE 2015 FESTIVALS

July 11: Fannettsburg Fest, Metal Township Fire Company, Fannettsburg; www.metaltwpfire.com

July 11: Rural Life Festival, 9 a.m., Newburg United Methodist Church; www.newburgumc.com

July 11: Arts and Crafts Fair, Caledonia State Park, Fayetteville; www.dcnr.state.pa.us

July 11-18: ChambersFest, Chambersburg; chambersburg.org/pages/ChambersFest

July 18: Old Market Day, downtown Chambersburg; 261-0072, www.chambersburg.org

July 13-18: Fireman's Carnival, by Rescue Hose Company, Greencastle; www.rescuehose.com

Aug. 7-8: St. Thomas Community Ox Roast, St. Thomas American Legion; www.post612.com

Aug. 1, 8, 15: Greencastle Sportsman's Association ox roasts, Greencastle; www.greencastlesportsmans.com

Aug. 7-9: Cumberland Valley Steam & Gas Show, C.V. Antique Engine Grounds, Chambersburg; www.cvaema.org

Aug. 7-9: Civil War Encampment, Renfrew Park, Waynesboro; www.renfrewmuseum.org

Aug. 11-15: Cumberland Ag Expo, Newville Lions Fairgrounds; 249-8434 or www.cumberlandagexpo.com

August 12-15: Path Valley Picnic and Homecoming, Hammonds Grove Picnic Grounds, Spring Run; 349-2212

Aug. 15: Peach Festival, Fort Loudon community grounds; arotz@comcast.net

Sept. 4-7: Quincy ox roast, community ox roast grounds, Quincy; 749-7199

Aug. 29: Corn Festival, downtown Shippensburg; www.shippensburgcornfestival.net

Sept. 12-13: Rural History Festival, Rock Hill Farm, Mercersburg; www.cimlg.org/ciblog

Sept. 13: Latino Harvest Festival, Memorial Park, Chambersburg; www.hispanicamericancenter.com

Sept. 18-20: Two Top Ruritan Club Steam and Gas Show, Mercersburg; www.twotopruritan.com

Sept. 19: Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest, Dennis and Lisa Diehl farm, Chambersburg; Franklin County Farm Bureau at 264-4090

Sept. 26: Mercersburg Townfest, downtown Mercersburg; www.mercersburgtownfest.com

Sept. 11-13: Civil War re-enactment and living history, C.V. Antique Engine Grounds, Chambersburg; 369-2327

Oct. 3: Harvest Farm Festival, Stoner's Dairy Farm & Corn Maze, Mercersburg; www.stonersdairyfarm.com

Oct. 3: Market Day, downtown Waynesboro; www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org

Oct. 2-4 and 10-11: Apple Harvest Festival, South Mountain Fairgrounds, Arendtsville; 677-9413 or www.appleharvest.com

Oct. 10: Apple Festival and Antique Engine Show, Tayamentasachta Environmental Center, Greencastle; 597-6458

Oct. 16-18: Fulton Fall Folk Festival, Fulton County and McConnellsburg; 485-4064 or www.fultoncountypa.com

Oct. 17: Applefest, downtown Chambersburg; Facebook at ChambersburgApplefest.

Oct. 17: Pumpkin Festival, Renfrew Museum and Park, Waynesboro; www.renfrewmuseum.org

Oct. 24-25: Great Outdoors Festival, Whitetail (ski) Resort, Mercersburg; www.skiwhitetail.com

Nov. 20-21: Dickens Days, downtown, Shippensburg; 254-9550

Dec. 4, 11, 18: Heritage Christmas, downtown Greencastle; www.greencastlepachamber.org

2016 EVENTS

January

• IceFest, downtown Chambersburg; www.icefestpa.com

March

• Children's Fair, Shippensburg University; 477-1710

April

• Earth Celebration Day and Festival of Art, Renfrew Park, Waynesboro; www.renfrewinstitute.org

• April 30; Polka Dinner Dance charity benefit, Fayetteville; 263-3673

May

• Youth Fest, Renfrew Park and Museum, Waynesboro; www.renfrewinstitute.org

• Solstice Arts Festival, Shippensburg Township Park; 532-7137 or www.shapeart.org

June

• Mount Parnell Lions Club Ox Roast, St. Thomas American Legion; www.post612.com

• Newville Fountain Festival, Big Spring Avenue and Parsonage Street, Newville; 776-7633 or www.newvilleborough.com/fountain-fest

• Mountaintop Heritage Days, Blue Ridge Summit; www.onemountainfoundation.org

• Mont Alto Fire Department Carnival, Mont Alto borough; 749-5151 or www.montaltofire.com/events

Fourth of July

• Summer Jubilee, downtown Waynesboro; www.summerjubilee.org

• Concert and fireworks, Kiwanis band shell, Chambersburg Memorial Park; www.chambersburgpa.gov

• Fireworks, Shippensburg Veterans Memorial Park; www.borough.shippensburg.pa.us

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