2021 Historic Old Annville Day
HISTORIC OLD ANNVILLE DAY 2021 –  Writing a New Chapter with the Annville Free Library

We are thrilled to be hosting the 32nd Annual Historic Old Annville Day on Saturday, August 14 in historic downtown Annville. Music, food, arts & crafts, historic reenactors, informational booths, and more await you on one of South Central PA’s most popular and memorable local street fairs.

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Friends of Old Annville will present the 32nd Historic Old Annville Day (HOAD) on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. As in previous years, West Main Street will be closed for eight blocks to create the massive street fair of 150 vendors, a great variety of food, and two stages of music performances, but the event is being postponed from its usual June date until August to allow as many to be vaccinated against Covid 19 as possible prior to the day. The 2020 event had to be cancelled.

The history of this event goes back more than a century to Annville Days at Hershey Park when members of the community would travel by train and trolley to the Park for a day of picnicking, rides, swimming and other sports. These days, HOAD retains the focus on community in Annville with the celebration occurring right in the middle of town. Local residents enjoy visiting with their neighbors, previous residents who come back for the event and visitors from nearby communities. Vendors, including local retailers and restaurants will display a variety of products, food and drink for sale. Many local non-profits also have booths to share information about their work and to fundraise through selling food and drink.

There will be self-guided historic walking tours of Main Street, stopping by the many limestone and log structures constructed in Annville in the 1700’s and early 1800’s. On Main Street there will also be reenactors showing some of the processes involved in home construction in the 1700’s, including a blacksmith, carpenter, and mason. Guided and self-guided tour booklets of the National Historic District, prints, book and t-shirts will be available at the Friends of Old Annville Information Booth.

The Annville Free Library always has a fun and interactive booth for kids promoting their summer and fall programs. This year they are also unveiling the library’s exciting expansion project. The project includes new construction, adaptive reuse of a neighboring property and renovations to the existing building. This will provide a larger integrated facility to meet the changing and growing needs of our community. Stop by the AFL booths and learn about this important project including how you can help the library write its next chapter.

This year’s free musical offerings will include nine different acts representing a variety of musical styles at two different locations. Tapping Annville and Lebanon County talent, the program includes performances by the Washington Band, the Quittapahilla Highlanders, Mockingbird, Life After Work and and Nearly York at the Main Stage. Matt Miskie, Jim Rule, Keith n’ Sonya Acoustic Roadshow, and Abigail’s Garden Celtic and Bluegrass will perform at the Rotunda Stage. Download or view the 2021 HOAD music schedule:  HOAD Music Schedule.

We will keep you posted on this web site and on our FOOA Facebook Page: FOOA on Facebook.

We hope to see you all in August!