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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 Encampment & Living History

Saturday, July, 2020

Two days of special events commemorate Civil War history at the actual encampment sites of J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry and Sykes’ Union V Corps.  Cavalry, Infantry and Artillery drills, living histor...

Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland Union Mills Homestead
410-848-2288
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Jul18

Pour Tour Shuttle–Wine Sunday

Sunday, July, 2020

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We have selected a combination of Wineries, Breweries, Cideries and Distilleries from the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Ad...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Jul19

POSTPONED – DSP Shows presents Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Sunday, July, 2020

*This event has been postponed. Date TBD. Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define hi...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Jul19

Pots for Tots – ages 6-8

Monday, July, 2020

Young potters learn beginning hand-building techniques using stoneware clay. Creativity runs wild as your child hand-builds pots, creatures (real or imagined) and more, using slab, pinch, and coil tec...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Under the Sea – ages 5-7

Monday, July, 2020

“Each little clam here, know how to jam here…Each little slug here, cuttin’ a rug here – that’s why it’s better down where it’s wetter, under the sea!” Explore the sea’s colorful cre...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Sweet Treat Baking Around the World – ages 7-10

Monday, July, 2020

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats from all over the world! We’ll explore places like Turkey, Greece, Spain and Egypt with our taste buds, making treats like Turkish delight, baklava, flan...

125 S Washington St. Gettysburg, PA
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7173345006
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Jul20

Beginning Stained Glass – ages 13 and up

Monday, July, 2020

Create a simple suncatcher and hanging flat panel in the tradition of Tiffany stained glass. Learn basic techniques of design, cutting down and construction. Tools and supplies are included. Instructo...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Sewing for Your Room – ages 12 and up

Monday, July, 2020

This camp is for students with some sewing experience. Campers will focus on stitching and increasing their skill level with projects like a quilt square pillow, pillowcase, shoe bag, laundry bag and ...

125 S Washington St. Gettysburg, PA
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Sewing is Fun – ages 10-12

Monday, July, 2020

Join this beginner’s class where students learn to use the sewing machine and practice basic hand stitches. Projects include a computer sleeve, pillow and tote bag. Sewing machines and fabrics are p...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Kids Table: Fun with Food Camp – ages 8-10

Monday, July, 2020

Develop your inner chef and confidence in the kitchen as you learn to prepare fresh food and veggies and put a new spin on your favorite dishes. Learn to measure and read recipes for new dishes, too. ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Hanover Dutch Festival

Saturday, July, 2020

Delicious foods, handmade crafts, classic cars, and great music – combined, these traditions have drawn thousands of people to downtown Hanover for three decades for the Hanover Dutch Festival...

Downtown Hanover
Center Square, Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6130
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Jul25

Pour Tour Shuttle–Beer Sunday

Sunday, July, 2020

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We have selected a combination of Wineries, Breweries, Cideries and Distilleries from the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Ad...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Jul26

The Wonder of Colored Pencil – ages 12-16

Monday, July, 2020

Take your drawing skills and expand them in color! This course covers the basics of colored pencil to help students create beautiful pieces with the proper techniques, while developing strong composi...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Sweet Treat Baking Around the World – ages 11-14

Monday, July, 2020

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats from all over the world! We’ll explore places like Turkey, Greece, Spain and Egypt with our taste buds, making treats like Turkish delight, baklava, flan...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Tutus & Tiaras – ages 4-5

Monday, July, 2020

Learn creative movement combinations and ballet steps, while dressed as your favorite Disney Princess! Crafts, learning activities and a snack break are provided each day, with a mini performance at t...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Wizarding Writers: Creating Characters through Writing – ages 9-12

Monday, July, 2020

Let your imagination run wild as you learn to develop characters as incredible and unique as Harry Potter, Matilda and Percy Jackson. Campers will practice writing, sketching, storyboarding and other ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Japanese Teapot Set – ages 12 and up

Monday, July, 2020

Create a Japanese-inspired teapot and set of cups and start your own tea drinking tradition. Design and sketch out your teapot, and then create and embellish your collection for a unique and fabulou...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

South Mountain Fair

Tuesday, July, 2020

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 beau...

South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-9663
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Jul28

West Side Story

Friday, July, 2020

Theatre a Go-Go presents West Side Story inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the battleground of New Y...

Totem Pole Playhouse
PO Box 603, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222-0603
717-352-2164
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Jul31

POSTPONED – Rocky Bleier: The Play

Friday, July, 2020

*This event has been postponed. Date TBD. Four-time Super Bowl champion, Rocky Bleier, performs his one-man show, The Play, based on his almost unbelievable life story. Directed by Scott C. Wise and w...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Jul31

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