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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 Warne

2016 - Tara Salisbury

2017 - George Douglas