Totem Pole Playhouse Fun Fest

Totem Pole Playhouse Fun Fest

Summer is approaching and Totem Pole Playhouse is back with a full roster of activities. Fun Fest usually opens each season on Memorial Day Saturday. Our Fun Fest sponsor is Orrstown Bank.
Bring the whole family to the annual Fun Fest, free for children and adults, on Saturday, May 24 from 10am to 3pm rain or shine. Or, come as early as 8 am for our yard sale in the area.
Items come from the Totem Pole Attic and beyond. Follow the signs at the traffic signal, at the intersection of US Route 30 and PA 233 South, midway between Gettysburg and Chambersburg in Caledonia State Park.
Among the scheduled events are backstage tours hosted by Mister Ed of Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Outlet fame, including rehearsals for our May 31st opening night performance of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, children's story theatre led by Ian Jacobs & the Drama Club of Chambersburg and others.
Displays of costuming, set design and the art of stage make-up include face painting. Russ Smith & Maxx Anker of Chambersburg Magic Club will perform Magic Shows at 11am & 1pm. Children's theatre crafts in the form of sock puppets, theatrical masks and funky hats will be available all day under the children's tent on the east lawn. Kids can even build their own small tee pee and totem pole.
Cumberland Valley Indian authorities, Connie & Gene Niswander, will show arrowheads and artifacts found along the same South Mountain ridge where Totem Pole Playhouse is located. Children will be able to make bead bracelets and leather headbands plus learn the art of bow shooting.
The Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band will play from 10am to 1pm on the west lawn. This music will set your toes a tapping and your hands clapping. You might even want to sing along. The music is in the traditional folk music presented at German festivals.
All day long there will be an All-American Picnic with burgers and hotdogs right off the grill. We will also have Award-winning chili, chicken corn soup and more. A bake sale tent holds delicious baked goods donated by friends of the theatre. Come early for the best selection because they go fast.
Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss the excitement at Totem Pole Playhouse on Saturday, May 24. See you there!