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4 things to do in Franklin Co. this weekend

Don't know what to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for events happening in or around the Franklin County area.

Sept. 9-11

"The Uninvited"  

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Chambersburg Community Theatre will present "The Uninvited." This play follows a brother and sister from London after they purchase lonely cliff-top house near the sea in Ireland, only to discover it comes with a few ghosts. This gothic classic is sure to be one the whole family will love. The play will be held on Sept. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at 159 S. Main St., #3. For more information on the event, visit

Saturday, Sept. 10 

Bearding Man Facial Hair Competition

It's the battle of the beards! Competitors will duel for the best mustache, partial beard, full beard, freestyle beard, fake beard, spicy ginger beard (red beard) and wizard beard (gray/white beard) during the Bearding Man's 3rd Annual Bearding Man Facial Hair Competition. Families can also compete together with their real and fake facial hair in the Heritage Beard category. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Thought Lot, 37 E Garfield St., and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the week of the event. For more information and the complete schedule visit

Second Saturday

You won't want to miss the last Second Saturday of the summer! Come out to Chambers Fort Park, relax and listen to some live music by the Nick Andrew Staver Trio, who will play some old school roots and blue music. If live music isn't your thing, bring out the family and unwind by watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie starts at dusk. For more information on the event, visit

Puppy Paddle 

Need a break from the summer heat? Bring your furry four-legged friend and cool off at the Puppy Paddle at the municipal pool in Chambersburg. The event will feature several fun contests including a doggie swimsuit styling content, a quickest retrieval contest,  a doggie paddle race and a longest leap contest. The event will run from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and tickets cost $4. Humans must bring proof of a county license and vaccination records for their furry friends. For more information, visit