Local Events


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! 


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. 


Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival


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! 



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.  


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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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!


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...