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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Civil War Sisters Tour

Saturday, October, 2020

On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil Wa...

339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Oct03

A Taste of Apple Harvest Fundraiser

Saturday, October, 2020

Did you know? Each year the Upper Adams Jaycees donate a majority of the proceeds from the National Apple Harvest Festival to Oakside Community Park. Due to the pandemic, the Festival was cancelled. D...

Oakside Community Park
2880 Table Rock Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-7820
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Oct03

Capt. Bob’s Dine & Ride Special

Saturday, October, 2020

Capt. Bob’s Crabs and Northern Central Railway come together to bring you a special package to enjoy a scenic train ride to Seitzland followed by a delicious meal at Capt. Bob’s Crabs in Railroad,...

Northern Centrail Railway
2 W Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
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Oct03

Apple Harvest Festival Weekends at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, October, 2020

While the main festival takes place at the South Mountain Fairgrounds just a few miles from the farm, no trip to Adams County would be complete without a stop at the market to stock up on all things a...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Oct03

Celebrate Christmas All Year – Spirit Theater & Events “Past, Present & Future”

Saturday, October, 2020

Yes, we are open and celebrating Christmas all year in Gettysburg with spiritual translator and medium, Sharon Young! The performance takes place in the beautiful Skyroom, table seating, limited to 20...

Sky Breakfast Room
301 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
833-SPIRIT3
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Oct03

National Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, October, 2020

*The 2020 National Apple Harvest Festival has been canceled. The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, gr...

South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-9413
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Oct03

2020 Farmers Market Season

Saturday, October, 2020

The Adams County Farmers Market is a vibrant direct-to-consumer market where local farmers, growers and other businesses sell a variety of great fruits, vegetables, farm products and other delicious t...

108 North Stratton Street
108 N. Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Oct03

Happy Sally at PloughTap

Saturday, October, 2020

You guys. This show… folks, we’re so excited for this one. We first heard this group at Gettysburg Rocks last year and they blew us away. A contemporary take on a classic sound that will h...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Oct03

Live-Stream Ghost Tour of Gettysburg

Saturday, October, 2020

Explore the history and hauntings of each of our carefully selected stops. Through well researched, up-to-date, and authentic ghost stories our entertaining and family-friendly guides will paint a viv...

Online Live Stream Ghost Tour
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Oct03

Sunset Guided Double Decker Bus Tour

Saturday, October, 2020

See the spectacular autumn sunset from Little Round Top on our Sunset Guided Double Decker Bus Tour. Tour is two hours in length and covers all three days that took place in Gettysburg. You will depar...

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours
778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Oct03

Yoga and Fall Harvest on the Hill

Sunday, October, 2020

Relax with 45-minute gentle yoga on the terrace guided by Judy Redding followed by a 15-minute walking meditation on the picturesque Hauser Hill grounds led by Down Dog Gettysburg owner, Elle Everett....

Hauser Hill Event Center
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-752-0277
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Oct04

The 1818 School Experience

Sunday, October, 2020

It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpreters will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Oct04

Goat Yoga

Sunday, October, 2020

Join us at the Land of Little Horses for an exciting evening of Goat Yoga! This is a beginner level yoga session and we ask that you bring your own towel and yoga mat. Come enjoy a 45-minute yoga ses...

Land of Little Horses
123 Glenwood Dr, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7259
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Oct04

Marc Charisse on the Glen Rock Express

Sunday, October, 2020

Travel to Glen Rock, PA with our vintage 1959 PA GP 9 diesel locomotive at the only place in the world where an original Pennsylvania railroad locomotive runs on a genuine Pennsylvania rail line. Your...

Northern Central Railway
2 W Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Oct04

Evan Crider LIVE!

Sunday, October, 2020

We invite you to come and celebrate Apple Harvest with Boyer Cellars and Evan Crider! Please call Diane Woodward for reservations @ 717-398-7536 Due to Covid rules/regulations please note:...

Boyer Cellars
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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Oct04

Labrador Retriever Club National Show

Monday, October, 2020

*This event has been canceled. Please join us in Gettysburg, PA. Using a line from the Moving Gettysburg Address, Help Us: Celebrate “THE FULL MEASURE” of our Labradors Devotion! Be it in ...

Allstar Eisenhower Complex
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Oct05

President Abraham Lincoln’s Visit Evening Walking Tour

Monday, October, 2020

Experience President Lincoln’s 25 hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. H...

In front of the Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Oct05

Tai Chi Chih on Zoom

Tuesday, October, 2020

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness practice designed to enhance awareness, inner stability and balance.  Studies using evidence-based research show positive effects on the immune system, arthritis, dep...

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Oct06

Dr. Jazz Jam

Tuesday, October, 2020

Calling all supporters of jazz music and musicians young and old to Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square every Tuesday! Professor Paul Austerlitz (saxophone and VodouHorn) is hosting a new jazz jam, accompan...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Oct06

Ethan Larsh Duo

Friday, October, 2020

One of the best songwriters and performers we have in this area, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Ethan Larsh back on the Square. He writes with honesty and transparency and packages it with...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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