Happening On Sunday, July 17

Al Capone Gets His Just Desserts!

Al Capone will be nervously awaiting his fate as he waits things out in the Potter County Jail. He will emerge on Sunday to face a jury of his peers. Meanwhile, our protagonist, Eliot Ness, and his wife Elisabeth invite the public to join them at an old-fashioned worship service before he heads to court to testify against Public Enemy Number 1. And at the courthouse square, you can kick back, listen to some lively music, and celebrate the restoration of law and order to a town that had gone badly to seed.

Capone Trial


Vendors/booths at courthouse square

Hours, additional details to be announced.


Go to Church with the Nesses: ‘50s style service

Location: First Presbyterian Church (at Second and Third Street intersections)

The Nesses attended this church during the time in Coudersport (1956-57). Our character actors will portray them and sit in the very same pew as the Nesses did. This will be an ecumenical worship service with period costumes and music. All are welcome.


Sunday on the Square: We Saved Our Town!

Noon to 3 pm, Courthouse Square

Live music, food and relaxation. Eliot Ness Fest characters on hand. (Rumor has it there’s going to be a ruckus sometime around 1:45 to 2:00)


The People vs. Alphonse Capone (trial re-enactment)

Location: Potter County Courthouse, East Second Street.

Two performances: 12:30 to 1:30 and 2:30 to 3:30.

Tickets, $10 each, can be ordered at eliotnessfest.com (Get Tickets)

Al Capone, Public Enemy Number 1, thought he had a pat hand as he headed to trial. He would find out differently, but would jurors have the courage to convict him?

Capone Led Out Curt Jared

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