Local Events

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Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

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Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show

May 18th 

  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.

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Gettysburg College Graduation

May 18th - 19th 

Gettysburg College graduation will be taking place on the 18th and 19th of May 2019. Do you have your room reserved?

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152nd Memorial Day Parade

May 27th

 The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2:00pm at Lefever Street in  Gettysburg and head northeast to Middle Street; turn west on East Middle  Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers’ National  Cemetery. The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the  Rostrum in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.   

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Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

June 6th - 8th

 The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, made possible by donations from  individuals and businesses, highlights the tradition of Brass Band.  Performers from the Mid-Atlantic and the area perform at various  locations. The Festival has a new home, the main stage and Community  Brass Picnic will be held at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary. Plein  Air Artists will also be on site, as will a Brass Band Petting Zoo,  where children and adults will have the opportunity to try different  brass instruments. 


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63rd Annual Antique Market & Craft Show

 June 15th  

The 63rd Annual Antique Market & Craft Show will be held on  the historic Center Square and surrounding streets in New Oxford. Ample  parking will be available nearby.

This is the longest continuous running antique show in the country  and has one of the largest attendances of street shows in Pennsylvania.  Over one hundred quality dealers will be offering a wide variety of  crafts, homemade items and antiques. Food vendors will also be in  attendance.

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PA Cider Fest

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156th Reenactment Weekend

July 5th, 6th and 7th

One of the busiest weekends of the year,  this is a weekend you won’t want to miss! There really is so much to do while in town. Rooms fill up quickly. Call to reserve yours now!  


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Bike Week

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National Baseball Festival

July 19th-21st 

The 2018 edition of the Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball  Festival may have been a partial washout but that is not discouraging  anyone from coming together this July  for the very special 10th  Annual event in 2019! 

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Adams County Irish Festival

July 20th

 The Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg will be held rain  or shine at Moose Park in Straban Township about 3½ miles east of  Gettysburg. The festival offers family fun for everyone with Irish music  all day, dancers, vendors of Irish goods, food and beverages, living  history, Irish wolfhounds and more!   

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97th South Mountain Fair

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! 


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Bounty of the County

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. 

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Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

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Gettysburg Brewfest

August 17th

 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! 

https://gettysburgbrewfest.com/

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Wine and Music Festival

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.  

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World War II Weekend

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. 

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Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show

September 28th
 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.

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National Apple Harvest Festival

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. 

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Remembrance Weekend

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. 

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December in Gettysburg

Join us during the month of December to see the town decorated for the holiday season! More details about events to come!

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New Year's Eve 2019/2020

 

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!

For a full event list, visit Destination Gettysburg's Website...