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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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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

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

Labrador Retriever Club National Show

Monday, October, 2020

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 the ring, the field or cuddling...

Allstar Eisenhower Complex
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Oct05

Pour Tour Shuttle–Beer Saturday

Saturday, October, 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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Oct10

Sunset Guided Double Decker Bus Tour

Saturday, October, 2020

Gettysburg National Military Park Licensed Guide will do the presentation on Double Decker Bus (weather permitting). Tour is two hours in length and covers all three days that took place in Gettysburg...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Oct10

Fall Seminar 2020 – Overlooked & Often Not Visited

Friday, October, 2020

The 2020 Spring Seminar will kickoff on Friday evening, October 16 at 6:30pm with participant registration and a reception at the Gettysburg Heritage Center at 297 Steinwehr Ave. Beginning at 7pm that...

Hilton Garden Inn
1061 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Oct16

RESCHEDULED: Gettysburg Festival of Races

Sunday, October, 2020

***This event has been rescheduled for October 18th, 2020. What does this mean to people who registered already?  You are automatically moved into the fall event and don’t need to do anything, just...

Around Gettysburg
East Broadway, Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-329-9382
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Oct18

Introducing Rosie the Riveter, Don’t mess with Harry the Neck! & Other Gettysburg Town Unknowns

Tuesday, October, 2020

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Educational Speakers Series: Licensed Battlefield Guide, Fairleigh Dickinson University instructor and reenactor, Elaine Leslie, has compiled intriguing short stories ...

G.A.R. Hall
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8312
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Oct20

Annual Harvest Day & Parade

Saturday, October, 2020

The Annual Harvest Day & Parade takes place "On the Square" in New Oxford, PA with events that include: craft & food vendors, free kid’s activities and an exciting parade that ...

New Oxford Center Square
Center Square, New Oxford, PA 17350
717-624-2800
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Oct24

Pour Tour Shuttle–Mystery Tour Friday

Friday, October, 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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Oct30

Ghost Stories in the Parlor with Lance Windish

Monday, November, 2020

Enjoy local Gettysburg ghost lore and site-specific stories about paranormal experiences here at Battlefield B&B in the cozy Parlor of our 1809 Farmhouse. Lance Windish is a professional acto...

Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
917-449-9199
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Nov02

Honk! Jr. The Ugly Duckling Musical

Friday, November, 2020

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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Nov06

World War II

Saturday, November, 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, ...

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours
778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-680-8687
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Nov07

What Did Your Ancestors Do For a Living? Business & Employment in Adams County, 1880-1930

Tuesday, November, 2020

Join longtime ACHS Volunteer Bonnie Richardson as we explore the types of businesses and occupations that existed in Adams County over a century ago. While you may have heard of some of them, many of ...

Valentine Hall
61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4723
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Nov10

Tea Time at Hickory Bridge Farm

Tuesday, November, 2020

Excitement is in the air during ”tea time” at Hickory Bridge Farm. Everyone appreciates the details including lace tablecloths, tea cozies, fresh flowers and a delicious menu paired with specialt...

Hickory Bridge Farm
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-642-5261
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Nov10

Follow the 20th Maine on the Battlefield, The Chamberlain you Never Knew

Saturday, November, 2020

First, join us for a battlefield walk for this two-part event. We will meet at Little Round Top and join Ted Chamberlain, aka Joshua Chamberlain, as we walk to the 20th Maine monument with General C...

Little Round Top and Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9508
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Nov14

Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Thursday, November, 2020

November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Sena...

Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
203-770-3421
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Nov19

Remembrance Day Illumination

Saturday, November, 2020

Gettysburg Foundation presents the Annual Remembrance Day Illumination in the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery (weather permitting). The commemoration features a luminary candle on al...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Nov21

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

Saturday, November, 2020

Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade. The parade will line up on Middle Street and then proceed to Baltimore Street and then turn onto...

Middle St., Baltimore St. & Steinwehr Ave.
Middle St., Baltimore St. & Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325
740-369-3722
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Nov21

Christkindlmarkt

Saturday, November, 2020

Come and join us for a German style Christmas Mart. The Shrivers, who founded Union Mills, were grandsons of German immigrants leaders in the German-speaking community in Piedmont, Maryland. Our Chris...

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