The Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival is held rain or shine on the first Saturday in June. Over 100 juried craftsmen and artists surround the scenic Children's Lake in the middle of town selling handmade jewelry, photography, fine art, pottery, furniture, metal work, and other unique treasures.
Shopping for fine crafts isn't the only thing to do at Foundry Day. Plan to spend the whole afternoon in Boiling Springs with the family. There are a variety of food concessions along Third Street including funnel cakes, crab cakes, braided pretzels, apple dumplings, pulled pork, kettle corn and more. At the Walnut Street end of the food court, guests can enjoy live music from 11 am to 1 pm. Times for entertainment will be posted on sandwich boards throughout the festival and on Twitter (@foundryday).
At the Appalachian Trail Conservancy office on the east side of Children's Lake, visitors can find children's activities and nature programs in celebration on National Trails Day on June 2 as well as the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Stop by to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and the conservation partners and volunteer groups who protect and maintain the trail. You can also stop by TCO Outdoors, located right along the lake, to shop for fishing and outdoor gear.
This year Foundry Day also features the biannual Quilt Fest by the LeTort Quilters of Carlisle. The show will take place at the Iron Forge Educational Center and include s a display of 150 to 200 quilts, raffle quilts, raffle baskets, vendors, demos, a boutique, and appraisals for a fee. Admission to Quilt Fest is $6.00. Visit LetortQuilters.com for more information.
There truly is something for everyone!
Other Things to See & Do
Make it a crafty weekend getaway to the Cumberland Valley. After taking in Foundry Day, you can explore all the arts and artisans the Valley has to offer by following the Artisan Adventure Trail. If you brought the kids, view our top Family Amusements or explore the outdoors with our Top 10 Hikes.
Dining & Lodging
When it's time to grab a bite, there are great options right in Boiling Springs. You can also travel to nearby Carlisle for flavors from around the world, or head to Wormleysburg for dinner along the Susquehanna River.
Plan to stay for the weekend and spend the night at the newly renovated and reopened Allenberry Resort.