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Can’t-Miss Fall Festivals and Events in Gettysburg

September 19, 2019

Cooler temperatures, changing leaves, apples galore – it’s fall in Gettysburg! Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Gettysburg area, and there’s a great line-up of festivals and events taking place this year. No matter your interests, there’s a festival on the list below for you! These fall festivals are listed in chronological order – pick your favorite and get ready to make your own history in Gettysburg this fall!

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Adams County Pour Tour Beverage Maker’s Favorites

May 9, 2019

From wines, meads and spirits to craft beer and hard cider, the Adams County Pour Tour has flavorful beverages for everyone’s palate. Our creative and knowledgeable beverage makers work hard to perfect each beverage release. We’ve asked these beverage makers to do the impossible – to choose their favorite of their creations. We’ve compiled a list of Adams County Pour Tour beverage maker’s favorites, so you know exactly what to order next time you embark on the trail.

India Pale Ale at Thirsty Farmer Brew Works

“Our ‘brewer’s pet’ is the India Pale Ale, known simply as IPA. Our IPA is brewed ... Read This Story

Adams County Pie Trail

October 18, 2018

If Adams County had a signature dessert, it would be pie. If you want to eat like a local, make your way through this pie trail on your next trip to the area.

Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, don’t worry – this trail includes both. While there really are endless pies to try in Adams County, here are seven places to get you started!

Dunlap’s

Enjoy casual family dining at Dunlap’s and take this tip from us: don’t pass on dessert. Dunlap’s offers a variety of homemade seasonal desserts, including rotating mile-high meringue pies. You may see chocolate meringue, coconut meringue or lemon ... Read This Story

Test your Adams County Apple Knowledge!

September 28, 2018

We love our apples in Adams County, Pennsylvania! Our countryside is brimming with orchards, and while there is something to love about the entire growing season, we especially love apple harvest time! A fall visit to the Gettysburg area isn’t complete without experiencing a component of the county’s annual apple harvest. There is no shortage of ways to celebrate apple season in Adams County – we enjoy this time of year through festive events, fresh-from-the-orchard apples, in tasty desserts and craft beverages.

In the name of fall and harvest season, take this quiz to test your Adams County apple knowledge. Be sure to share ... Read This Story

Road Cycling in Adams County

September 20, 2018

If you are into road cycling and haven’t been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to ride – here is your invitation. The area offers not only incredible historical experiences and exciting culinary and craft beverage scenes, it also boasts some fantastic road cycling opportunities. Aside from the very bikeable Gettysburg National Military Park, there are endless country roads surrounding the town of Gettysburg that provide stunning scenery and fun cycling. While the route possibilities are seemingly endless, here are three routes to get you inspired for your Gettysburg road cycling adventure. Each route below includes a map, cue sheet, description of the ... Read This Story

Bounty of the County – Harvest to Dish

August 8, 2018

One of the most incredible things about Adams County, Pa., is it’s farming community. Orchards cover more than 20,000 acres of land in Adams County, and those orchards provide both stunning scenery and unbelievably delicious fruit. Lots of fruit – Adams County growers harvest 280 million pounds of apples each year, as well as countless other fruits and vegetables.

Aside from enjoying that produce fresh, it’s amazing to see those fruits and vegetables turned into mouthwatering dishes. Many Gettysburg area restaurants incorporate seasonal, fresh produce in their dishes when possible, and for the second year, Adams County is celebrating that farm-to-fork idea ... Read This Story

Which Adams County craft beverage are you?

May 9, 2018

There’s nothing quite like a perfectly poured craft beer, the first glass of wine out of a freshly corked bottle, a spirit aged to perfection, or the bubbles of a sparkling cider hitting your palate just right.

Rooted in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Fruit Belt, Adams County is home to more than 20,000 acres of apple trees, making it an ideal location for growing not only 100 varieties of apples, but peaches, grapes, hops and more. Tucked among the farm markets, orchards and vineyards is a growing number of wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

Experience the variety of craft beverages that our ... Read This Story

Pick-Your-Own Paradise

May 3, 2018

Adams County, Pennsylvania is the fruit belt, technically we are part of it, but once you have made a trip here you will understand exactly what we mean. Our fresh fruit includes every berry imaginable – melons, 100 varieties of apples, 30 varieties of blueberries, peaches, apricots, plums, the list goes on and on! The best part of this, is that throughout the summer and early fall, several of our farms offer pick-your-own – talk about truly knowing where your food comes from!

June really kicks off the picking season with sweet and sour cherries at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. These ... Read This Story

Test your knowledge on Adams County’s blossoms!

April 18, 2018

You know it’s springtime in Adams County, Pennsylvania when the orchard-covered hills are vibrant shades of pinks and whites as the fruit trees begin to blossom. Visitors from all over look forward to these gorgeous blossom views. And Adams County is home to many different types of fruit trees, so there’s a wide variety of blossoms for visitors and locals alike to admire. While many enjoy the annual blossoming, how much do you really know about blossoms? Take the quiz to find out!

Click here for a list of places to view these springtime blossoms in Adams County. And take a look ... Read This Story

Adams County Growing Season – Blossom to Harvest

April 10, 2018

In Adams County’s countryside, time is measured in growing seasons. It begins in spring – when we start to see the first signs of new growth – buds pushing their way through the branches of fruit trees. Those buds then turn to beautiful, vibrant blossoms that create a blanket of color on the orchard-covered hills of the countryside. Take a look:

The yearly transformation of Adams County’s countryside is an amazing thing to witness, and if you’ve never seen Adams County in bloom, we highly recommend adding it to your bucket list – and making your way through this list of ... Read This Story

Falling for Pumpkin in Gettysburg

October 13, 2017

We have enjoyed the growing season in Adams County this past year – from asparagus to strawberries, cherries, summertime veggies, peaches and apples – it’s been a delicious year. And with fall now here, and the growing season coming to an end, we are fully embracing pumpkin season. To celebrate the season, we felt inspired to get to the kitchen to bake a tasty treat, using homegrown Adams County pumpkins. We turned to the Inns of the Gettysburg Area cookbook, where we found a fabulous recipe from the Historic Fairfield Inn 1757 for homemade pumpkin pie filling. This is a ... Read This Story

An Authentic Adams County Autumn Date

October 6, 2017

By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that brings romance to the air. Maybe it’s cozy campfires, sharing warm fall foods or squeezing in close to the one you love as the temperatures drop. In Adams County, Pa., there are endless ways you can celebrate fall with that special someone. Check out this authentic Adams County autumn date itinerary.

Stop 1: Fields of Adventure

Begin your date with a trip to Fields of Adventure in Aspers, Pa. Fields of Adventure is bursting with fall fun waiting to be had by children and adults alike. A favorite by many couples is ... Read This Story

10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg

July 14, 2017

So you’re planning your first trip to Gettysburg, where do you start? With the variety of experiences available in Adams County – from history, recreation, shopping and agritourism – it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. We’ve got your back – here’s a list of 10 things every first-timer should experience in the Gettysburg area.

Get acquainted at the Museum and Visitor Center

It’s a good idea to check out the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center to get a solid overview of the Battle of Gettysburg before venturing off to the battlefield. The Visitor Center features a ... Read This Story

10 Ways you know you’re from Adams County

May 3, 2017

By Stacey Fox – If you’re from Adams County, Pennsylvania, or have lived here for most of your life, there are a few things that you know to be true. We love our farmlands, we love our history and we love our heritage. Check out our list of ways you know you were born and raised in Adams County.

1. You know spring has arrived by the fruit blossoms.

Cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and of course, apples, are abundant in Adams County. Spring officially arrives when each blossom has bloomed. If you happen to be from the northern parts of Adams County, ... Read This Story

Top 10 Places for Springtime Blossoms in Adams County

March 23, 2017

There is something to love about every season in Adams County, Pa., but when it comes to stunning views, springtime holds a special place.

Adams County is the number one apple producing county in Pennsylvania, meaning we have a lot of trees here. Orchards cover tens of thousands of acres in the county, where not only apples are grown, but peaches, pears, cherries, plums and a variety of other fruits as well. When spring rolls around, all of those fruit trees produce vibrant blossoms, creating a spectacle of color among the rolling hills of the countryside. For photography enthusiasts, nature lovers ... Read This Story

Celebrate Autumn in Gettysburg: Five Flavorful Fall Drinks

October 6, 2016

By Jess Clevenger – Fall is officially here and there are signs of it everywhere in Gettysburg, Pa. The days and nights are crisper and cooler, the leaves are just beginning to turn, there is that “fall smell” in the air and seasonal specials are being featured at all of our favorite restaurants and shops.

For when you’re looking to unwind after a long day, relax with friends on the weekend, or if you just want to try something new and different, we’ve got a round-up of Gettysburg’s must-try fall cocktails and drinks. There’s nothing better than the warm, rich flavors ... Read This Story

Top 10 Things to be Excited for in Gettysburg this Fall

September 22, 2016

By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that awakens the senses! We gaze upon the beauty of vibrant and colorful leaves falling from the trees, smell a campfire on a crisp fall night, hear leaves crunch beneath our feet as we walk, taste freshly baked pies of the apple and pumpkin variety and feel the warmth of a cozy sweater wrapped close around us during these fall days and nights. In Gettysburg, these 10 things will give you all of the fall feels!

1. Fall Foliage

Gettysburg is beautiful any time of year. However, take a carriage ride on the ... Read This Story

Cider Town, Pa. – Gettysburg is the Go-To Destination for Hard Cider

September 16, 2015

By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – If you’ve had a conversation with me in the last year or two, the following subject has definitely come up: cider. And the discussion starts with something like this: “Did you know that hard cider is the new champagne?”

It’s true! I’m so passionate about this easy-to-sip beverage that I want to share with everyone that hard cider is not just for gluten-free folks. It’s a trending, delicious product that’s turning heads in the beverage world and has strong roots in (my hometown) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to being rich in history and abundant with dining options ... Read This Story

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