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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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50th Annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival

Saturday, August, 2020

Come enjoy an old-fashioned meal featuring corn roasted in the husk, served at your table. Meal ticket buys: Serving of fried chicken, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, roll and butter, iced tea or lemonad...

Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland Union Mills Homestead
410-848-2288
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Aug01

Hickory Bridge Farm’s “Music to your Ears”

Sunday, August, 2020

A wonderful addition to your dining experience at Hickory Bridge Farm – enjoy a variety of musical genres offered select dates throughout the year. Hickory Bridge is well known for their ho...

Hickory Bridge Farm
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-642-5261
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Aug02

Throw a Pot for Beginnings – ages 11 and up

Monday, August, 2020

Learn to “throw” pottery on the potter’s wheel! Mr. Jack will teach you how to create mugs, small bowls and pots while working at your own pace. Choose cool glaze colors to finish your pieces. Y...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Jewelry Junkie Camp – ages 11-15

Monday, August, 2020

Discover the world of jewelry design and the history of beads. Create fabulous pieces inspired by artists from around the world, using resourceful and effective design and construction techniques. Ins...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Painting without Brushes for preschool – ages 4-5

Monday, August, 2020

Leave the brushes in the cupboard and discover endless combinations of designs, color palettes and messy fun! Finger painting, toy trains and cars, toothbrushes, sponges and potato stamps are just a f...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Tiny Chefs in the Kitchen – ages 5-7

Monday, August, 2020

Make kid-friendly, delicious foods with Chef Subarna. Each day, students will learn to make a meal such as breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. On the last day, campers will make their favorite food f...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Paint, Paint, Paint – ages 9-12

Monday, August, 2020

Spend the week painting abstracts, portraits and more with mediums including watercolor, acrylic and sharpie markers. Experience the effects of salt, rubbing alcohol, rubber cement and even throwing t...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Express Yourself – Creative Writing for Teens – ages 13 and up

Monday, August, 2020

Learn to be a creative writer and thinker by using informal, playful and expressive writing exercises as a way to strengthen your ability to creatively reduce inner turmoil and increase calmness. Disc...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Explore an Art Museum – ages 7-9

Monday, August, 2020

Create 2D and 3D works of art inspired by the masters! Students will create a paper mâché Egyptian mug, produce pre-historic cave art, explore the color and brush work of Van Gogh, venture into abst...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug03

Exploring Historic Flohr’s Church Cemetery (Walking Tour)

Tuesday, August, 2020

Located in Franklin Township between McKnightstown and Cashtown, Flohr’s Lutheran Church is one of the earliest German Lutheran congregations in the area. With headstones dating to 1790, this Fr...

Flohr's Church Cemetery
598 Old Route 30, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4723
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Aug04

Bounty of the County

Friday, August, 2020

Celebrate the bounty of harvest from orchards around Adams County with the annual Bounty of the County foodie event. Chefs at restaurants around Adams County have crafted special menus that ...

Gettysburg and Biglerville Restaurants
Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-677-7444
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Aug07

Gettysburg Rocks

Friday, August, 2020

Gettysburg Rocks is a bi-annual music festival, held in February and August. The festival features over 130 live bands across multiple venues in the Gettysburg area. The event benefits Four Diamonds, ...

Various Locations
Various locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2200
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Aug07

Pour Tour Shuttle–Wine Friday

Friday, August, 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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Aug07

30th Annual Peach Festival at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, August, 2020

Our annual Peach Fest weekend is always full of great family activities and awesome food. And, of course peaches, peaches and MORE PEACHES! We hope you will plan to join us for Peach Fest 2020! Highl...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Aug08

World War II

Saturday, August, 2020

See a different side of Gettysburg, with this look at the people and places that played a part in World War II. You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp. Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, ...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Aug08

Fun with Baking – ages 10-12

Monday, August, 2020

Discover how fun it is to bake from scratch. Learn to measure, read recipes, and mix and create yummy, healthy treats, such as soft pretzels, brownies, sweet and savory tarts, and more. Yum! Instruc...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Throw a Pot for Advanced – ages 11 and up

Monday, August, 2020

This camp is for campers with wheel throwing experience.  You will work on more involved wheel throwing projects to include hand building techniques to incorporate into your thrown pieces. Instructo...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Painting with Watercolor – ages 12-16

Monday, August, 2020

Create a landscape, seascape and still life with watercolor while learning wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn how to splatter and texturize with brushwork to create realistic effects. Instruc...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Exploring Fun Printmaking Technique – ages 10-12

Monday, August, 2020

Transfer your favorite images and patterns to a variety of surfaces as you explore the art of printmaking, including gel plate printing and Pennsylvania’s unique clay monoprints, where prints are ma...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Aug10

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Thursday, August, 2020

Internationally acclaimed bluegrass festival in Gettysburg! Four days of music on two stages, informative workshops, All-Star jam, Bluegrass Academy for kids, food, merchandise and arts and crafts ve...

Granite Hill Camping Resort
3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-642-8749
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