WAYNESBORO, Pa.—The triennial WaynesboroFest celebration will be held from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 8.
WaynesboroFest began in 2000, evolving from the 1997 bicentennial celebration. The mission of the nonprofit organization is “to provide the community with educational, historical, cultural and entertaining events” for all ages.
Although the celebration is being held during a holiday week, the WaynesboroFest committee has not planned any activities for the Fourth of July.
All events that day will be planned and sponsored by the Waynesboro Jubilee, a separate entity.
Here is a look at the event schedule:
WaynesboroFest will kick off with the revival presentation of “Fifteen Days Under the Confederate Flag,” a dramalogue written by H. Clayton Moyer that depicts Waynesboro in the summer of 1863.
The opening show will be held on Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Harbaugh Hall of Trinity United Church of Christ.
It will be repeated on Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $2 each, and advanced purchase is encouraged as the number of tickets are limited for all performances.
On Friday, June 29, the Waynesboro Country Club will host a wine tasting and pairings with tapas at 6:30 p.m. for adults.
Advanced sales are encouraged to ensure adequate portions of food and wine. The cost is $20 per person.
Festival of Praise
New to WaynesboroFest is the Festival of Praise that will be held on July 1 at 7 p.m. in Otterbein Church.
Dave Besecker will be the director and coordinator of the worship service conveyed through vocal and instrumental music.
Committee members are hoping for more than 100 voices in the choir.
To accomplish that goal, it will be necessary for volunteer choir members to spend three days in rehearsal: Mondays, June 18 and 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. until noon.
To sign up, call Besecker at 717-762-7147 by June 15.