Heritage Fair - Sept. 19, 2020

Everyone is invited to the Middle PA District's 40th annual Heritage Fair at CBD on Sat., Sept. 19th, 2020. For all those helping with set-up on Friday or lodging overnight, there will be a hot dog and hamburger cook-out from 5 - 6 p.m. near the Lodge. There is no set fee - donations will be accepted. 

Overnight lodging is available in the Lodge ($24/person), the summer camp cabins ($12/person) and the campground. Please contact CBD (814) 667-2355 after Jan. 15th to make a reservation. 

Saturday, Sept. 19th, is Heritage Fair Day. The fair begins with a diner style breakfast served in the Lodge from 6:30- 8:30 a.m. There will be a 5K Run/Walk starting at the Directors' House at 7 a.m. and Food and Craft Booths will beginning selling their wares at 8:30 a.m. 

During the day there will be a variety of demonstrations, displays, and activities available. An Auction featuring baskets, handmade items and quilts begins at 11 a.m. and concludes around 1 p.m. 

Activities at the fair will include a ‘Dunk the Dunker’ tank, the auction, roving musicians, escape rooms and karaoke. For children, there’s a large, special area with scarecrow making, cookie painting, balloon animals, face painting, a bounce house, the saw dust pile, and a wide variety of crafts and games. 

The Brethren Heritage Tent has displays from various Brethren agencies and charities in Pennsylvania. Dr. Jeff Bach, a leading Brethren historian, will be representing Elizabethtown College's Young Center. 


Craft & Food Items will be available from about 30 church sponsored food booths. The making of many regional and traditional favorites will be demonstrated at the fair, including cider, apple dumplings, ham pot pie, chicken corn soup, bean soup, apple butter, homemade desserts, kettle corn, apple butter pies, 40+ varieties of fudge, whoopie pies, and assorted desserts. The Heritage Fair auction, booths and activities typically end at 2 p.m. 

On Sunday there will be a complimentary continental breakfast at 9:15 a.m. in the Main Lodge followed by morning worship at 10 a.m..

Originally organized in 1981, the fair has been held each year since, with the proceeds being split between Camp Blue Diamond and Middle PA District Church of the Brethren ministries.  Come have a great day of friends, fun and food, and help the churches of the Middle PA District raise money for several worthy causes. 

The fair will be held rain or shine. Because of the large crowds and many children, pets are not welcome at Heritage Fair. Families staying overnight in the RV Campground may bring pets, but these must stay in the campground during the fair.  

If you would like to help as a volunteer at Heritage Fair, please contact CBD. Auction Aides, Parkers, Traffic Controllers, and Maintenance Volunteers are all needed for the day long event. Volunteers can also work through their local Church of the Brethren congregation, helping with demonstrations or manning a booth. See you at Heritage Fair!


Contact Us

Do you have Heritage Fair questions or want to reserve overnight Lodging or a campground site? Contact the CBD office or send us an email. 

Camp Blue Diamond

4013 Blue Diamond Dr., Petersburg, PA 16669

(814) 667-2355