July 30th - August 3rd
A small country fair featuring rides for the kids, barns filled with farm animals, many homemade needlework exhibits, photography, home canned fruits and vegetables, fresh produce and fruits, and beautiful flowers, all on display and lots of food!
In addition there is nightly entertainment in the auditorium, a fireworks display one evening, and the antique tractor and farm machinery parade another evening, and so much more. Something for everyone to enjoy!
August 9th - August 18th
Celebrate the bounty of harvest from orchards around Adams County with the 2nd annual Bounty of the County foodie event. Chefs at restaurants around Adams County have crafted special menus that feature locally grown produce in new dishes and beverages. The event is a new way to connect locals and tourists to the best that our county offers - produce from the orchards of the South Mountain Fruit Belt. Local farms have donated their peaches, apples, and other in-season produce to turn into special appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages that highlight the great tastes and textures that come from farms right here in Adams County.
Following three-and-a-half hours of socializing with representatives from the breweries and enjoying camaraderie with their fellow “crafties”– plus the occasional cannon round firing– attendees will be entertained by some great beer-themed music and enjoy appropriate “beer cuisine” prepared by some of the region’s most creative food trucks!
September 7th and 8th
Where North meets South, let's drink wine! Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA's premier wine event. Sample and purchase wine from 27 Pennsylvania wineries, take in offerings from more than 50 food and craft vendors and dance to the region’s best live music.
September 21st and 22nd
Get ready for the National Park Service's World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site with authentic recreations of Allied and German army camps, complete with original World War II vehicles. Several hundred living history enthusiasts from over forty organizations will portray military personnel from the European Theater in 1944.
More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South will converge in Gettysburg.
The proceeds from this semi-annual event continue to support the community activities of the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association.
October 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th
The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for over fifty years. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment.
November 22nd -24th
Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.
The parade will line up on Lefever Street, will make a left onto Baltimore Street, right onto Steinwehr Avenue and will proceed up Steinwher Avenue and will make a left onto Taneytown Road, up Taneytown Road and then a left onto Cyclorama Drive where the parade will disperse.
Join us during the month of December to see the town decorated for the holiday season! More details about events to come!
Have you decided what you are doing this New Year's? Why come to town for some good food and drinks?
Hang around to see the amazing firework show in the square and then head back here for a good night's rest to start off the New Year!