Projects

The Corn Festival, which was rated the best one-day festival in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Festivals Association, is presented by the Corn Festival Committee, a small group of dedicated volunteers. All the monies generated are returned to the community for a variety of preservation and enhancement projects.  Past Festivals have supported the Historic District Survey; historic marker signs; sidewalk, fence, and lighting at the entrance to the municipal parking lot; downtown period lighting; the restoration and landscaping of the Gazebo; iron wreath Christmas decorations; trees and flowers for downtown; roof replacement of the oldest church in town; preservation of the historic Dykeman’s Spring Hatch House; and construction of a brand new gazebo in a pocket park next to the new Shippensburg Senior Center.  The Corn Festival Committee also provides donations to the three local fire companies, the public library, and various local organizations.