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Celebrate at Summerfair 40!

​For 40 years, Carlisle Summerfair has been providing family friendly events at no cost to the public around the 4th of July holiday. We have great events like open pool nights, concerts, musicals, kid’s activities and an ice-cream social. Check our our schedule to learn more.

I can remember my parents bringing me to the peanut carnival when I was a kid. It's great to serve on the Summerfair board and make sure that my kids are able to have fun at the same event I loved at their age! - Heather Mowers

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Started in 1978, Summerfair was the brain child of Wayne Powell, formerly of The Sentinel. With high gas prices, he wanted something for the familes in the area to do over the Fourth of July. As the years have gone by and events and board members have come and gone, one thing stays the same - the committment to the community to have family-friendly events at no cost to the public. We all thank the dedicated men and women that have made, and will continue to make Summerfair what it is today!

Past Chairpersons

Carlisle Summerfair Founder - Wayne Powell

1978 - Wayne Powell
1979 - Wayne Powell
1980 - Don Esper
1981 - John Ross
1982 - Denver Tuckey
1983 - Jack Weller
1984 - Albert (Skip) Marcello
1985 - Donald Raley
1986 - Lyle Shughart
1987 - Kirby Burkholder
1988 - Diane Vaughn
1989 - Dave Johnson
1990 - Albert Masland
1991 - Aaron Hurwitz
1992 - Dan Kingery
1993 - Brad Adcock
1994 - Deborah Ryerson
1995 - Dr. Robert Miller
1996 - Michael Hurley
1997 - Michael Eschenmann
1998 - Kathy Snyder
1999 - Joan Dickinson
2000 - Michael Hanft
2001 - Jim Jones
2002 - Denny Lebo
2003 - Fred Withum
2004 - Dottie Warner
2005 - Beth Eppley
2006 - Sean Shultz
2007 - Heather Mowers
2008 - Curtis Stambaugh
2009 - Deb Sowers
2010 - Mark Blum
2011 - Robert Byrne
2012 - Jeff Seiple
2013 - Russ Yinger
2014 - BJ Cashman
2015 - Dottie Warner