What do archery tag, authors, alpine eats, pink zebras and everything in between have in common? They are all part of the 50th Annual celebration of Greencastle Sidewalk Days taking place on July 7 and 8, 2017, sponsored by Lumber Direct. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has been preparing for the event since last October and has once again secured road closure from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, assisted by volunteers who are sponsored by elm Shoes.

A full slate of entertainment is planned for both Friday and Saturday, sponsored jointly by Corning Credit Union, Manitowoc and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. Additionally, a Kids Zone area, sponsored by First Community Bank of Mercersburg, will include plenty of free activities for the kids and a climbing wall for a small fee. Food vendors include BBQ and crab cake favorites, along with German fare and carnival treats. Merchant vendors include elm Shoes and ELM Department Store, many national vendors, handcraft vendors and other community groups. Sidewalk Days 2017 promises to be the biggest and best event yet!

“Once again, we sought and received permission from the Borough of Greencastle and PennDOT to close down the main streets of Greencastle to create an atmosphere of safety and enjoyment for vendors and participants alike.  We received great feedback from this initiative last year and are pleased to have the support of the Borough and Fire Police. Without the help of our selfless volunteer fire police, this event could not take place,” said Georgina Cranston, Executive Director for the Chamber.  “It’s a great showcase for our downtown and around town merchants and brings many people to Greencastle which is our goal.”

Again, the hours for the event are Friday, July 7 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For a full listing of vendors and activities planned, please visit the Chamber website: greencastlepachamber.org or visit the Facebook page: Greencastle Sidewalk Days. For more information, call the Chamber office at 717-597-4610.