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Events are subject to change without notice. Please call numbers or visit websites listed with the event you wish to attend in case of changes or cancellations.December


Friday, May 1 First Friday. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Includes artist receptions, lectures and book signings, musical entertainment, demonstrations, special sales, and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area businesses.

Friday, May 1-Saturday, May 2 Historic East Berlin Antique Show. At the East Berlin Community Center, 405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA. Presented by the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. From noon until 6 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Call 717-630-2468 for details.

Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 31 Women at Gettysburg Walking Tour. Daily walks through the month of May feature many of the town’s courageous women during and after the battle in 1863. Tours depart from 33 York Street. Fee charged. Call 717-253-5737
for details.

Saturday, May 2 Gettysburg Farmers’ Market. Held in downtown Gettysburg from 7 a.m. until noon. Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more. Held every Saturday in May except for Outdoor Antique Show on May 16th. Call 717-359-9989 for more information.

Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 Heritage Hike. Presented by Friends of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Foundation. A two-day, 15 mile hike on the battlefield in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought in the battle in 1863. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Must pre-register. Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 60th Annual Apple Blossom Festival. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Arendstville, Pennsylvania. Featuring many special events and family friendly entertainment associated with this time honored country festival. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free parking, $5 entry fee. Contact the website: appleblossomfestival.org or call 717-677-7444 for details.

Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 Living History Demonstration. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet living historians who portray people of Civil War history. Free to the public. Held every weekend in May. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Thursday, May 7 National Day of Prayer.

Friday, May 8 History of Cross Stitch Samplers Event. At Simply Stashing Fabric & Quilts, part of Quilt Patch Village of Shoppes, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown, PA.
From 7-9 p.m. Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, May 9 World War I Encampment. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg. Featuring U.S., British and French encampments and displays, with emphasis on Gettysburg’s historic Camp Colt, which was commanded by Dwight D. Eisenhower during WWI. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Buses run at regular intervals to the historic site from the Visitor Center. Call 717-338-9114 for additional information.

Happy Mother's DaySunday, May 10 Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 10 Singer Roseanne Cash. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 3 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Sunday, May 10 Music, Gettysburg! Arias by Handel and Mozart. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 111 Seminary Ridge Road. Free to the public. Performance begins at 3 p.m. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Sunday, May 10 Early American History Event. At The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes living history tents, exhibits, and reenactments – from 1750 to 1850. Fee charged, children under 12 free. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Thursday, May 14-Sunday, May 17 69th Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. At Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Road (Rt. 116), Gettysburg. Many national country and bluegrass stars are scheduled to appear. Includes crafts, vendors, information workshops and more. Call 800-642-8749 for more information.

Saturday, May 16 48th Semi-Annual Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. Presented by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants’ Association. Held in downtown Gettysburg, rain or shine, with 75 vendors from 5 states. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-253-5750 for more information.

Saturday, May 16 John Scott Adams Seminar “Off the Beaten Path”. Seminar begins at Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Sponsored by The Friends of Gettysburg. Must pre-register. Call 717-339-2159 for details

Saturday, May 16 Outdoor Antique & Vintage Market. At Rebel’s Roost, 2885 York Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-479-5524 for more information.

Saturday, May 16 Camp Eider Benefit Golf Tournament. At Mountain View Golf Course, 4099 Bullfrog Road, Fairfield. Proceeds benefit Camp Eider Children’s Summer Camp. Call 717-642-8256 for more information.

Saturday, May 16 Tea With General & Mrs. Robert E. Lee. At Gettysburg Emporium, 421 Baltimore Street, 2 p.m. Call 717-338-0000 for reservation details.

Monday, May 18-Saturday, May 23 National Specialty Dog Show. At the All Star Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road. Presented by The American Belgian Tervuren Club. Call 717-334-6363 for more information.

Tuesday, May 19 Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7 p.m. Free to the public. Featuring a light and sound presentation of Gettysburg 1863 by licensed battlefield guide Joe Mieczkowski.
Call 717-334-8312 for more information.

Friday, May 22 An Evening with the Painting. An up-close, more personal look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting, created in 1882. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Event begins at 6 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, May 23 Voices of the Confederacy Living History Encampment. At the Federal Pointe Inn, Buford Avenue (Route 30), Gettysburg. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Call 412-638-7191 for details.

Saturday, May 23-Sunday, May 24 9th Annual Military Timeline & Parade. A tribute to U.S. servicemen and women throughout history. At The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-338-1776 for details.

Sunday, May 24 Ballroom Dancing. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street. From 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music by the Gettysburg Big Band. Fee charged. Call 717-845-4277 for more information.

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day.

Monday, May 25 148th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. Held on and around the Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg. Parade begins at 2 p.m. from Lefever Street, up Baltimore Street and into the Cemetery. Ceremony begins in the Soldiers National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Free to the public. One of the longest-running Memorial Day observances in the nation. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission. Call Gettysburg National Military Park at 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 14 The Nerd. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, May 30-Sunday, May 31 Living History Encampment. Featuring the 149th Pennsylvania “Bucktail” Regiment. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-6245 for more information.


Monday, June 1 Cumberland Township Historical Society Public Meeting. At the Church of the Brethren, 1710 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Featuring the history of the Marine Corps maneuvers and the 1922 reenactment of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. Free to the public. Contact by email at cumberlandwphs@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, June 3 Classic Summer Movie Night Debut. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, June 6 Camp Eder’s 3rd Annual Tea-Lightful Celebration. At Camp Eder Geigley Lodge, 914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield. From noon until 3 p.m. For ages 12 and up. Fee charged. Includes afternoon tea, guest speaker, tea vendors and live Celtic music. Bring your own tea cup. Reservations suggested. Call 717-642-8256 for reservation information.

Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival. At various Gettysburg venues, including the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Gettysburg National Military Park. Call 717-334-5006 for details.

Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14 18th Annual History Meets the Arts. A festival of history and art at historic Gettysburg. Featuring the visits of dozens of nationally acclaimed artists and artisans at participating Gettysburg galleries. Call 717-334-7950 for more information.

Saturday, June 13-Sunday, June 14 Soldiers of the Civil War Living History Demonstrations. At The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. Featuring military and civilian encounters, with a special emphasis on the caring of the wounded. nps.gov/gett Call 717-338-1776 for details.

Friday, June 19-Tuesday, June 23 2015 Civil War Institute. At Gettysburg College. Featuring the topic The War in 1865. Conference includes an overnight stay in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. Pre-registration required. Call 717-337-6590 for more information.

Friday, June 19-Sunday, July 5 Shenandoah, The Civil War Musical. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, June 20 Antique Market & Craft Show. Held in downtown New Oxford, PA. Located 10 miles east of Gettysburg via Route 30. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the New Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Call 717-624-2800 for more information.

Saturday, June 27-Sunday, June 28 42nd Annual Civil War Collector’s Show. At the Allstar Events Complex, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10-2 on Sunday. Includes all types of Civil War antiques, militaria, and collectibles.
Call 717-334-2350 for more information.


Wednesday, July 1-Friday, July 3 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This annual commemoration marks many battlefield walks, living history events, author and historian lectures and book signings, artist appearances and more. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 or visit the website: nps.gov/gett for more information.

Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 152nd Anniversary of Gettysburg Battle Reenactment. Presented by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. At 965 Pumping Station Road. Featuring live mortar demonstrations, reenactment battle scenes, living history tents and more. Contact the website at: GettysburgReenactment.com for tickets and additional information.

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 26 The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. A special 25th anniversary performance, in remembrance of the 16th U.S. President. Call 888-805-7056 for times and ticket information.


Saturday, August 22 Gettysburg Brew Fest. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary. From 4-8 p.m. A sampling experience, with over 50 brews available. General admission tickets available beginning April 15. Call 717-334-0853 for more information.


Saturday, September 12-Sunday, September 13 11th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. At Gateway Gettysburg, located at the Route 15 and Route 30 interchange. From noon to 6 p.m. Call 717-334-8151 for details.

Saturday, September 26 48th Annual Gettysburg Semi-Annual Outdoor Antique Show. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Held in downtown Gettysburg, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-253-5750 for more information.


Saturday, October 3-Sunday, October 4 51st Annual Apple Harvest Festival. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, Arendstville. Held also October 10-11. Call 717-334-6274 for more information.


Saturday, November 21 Remembrance Day. This annual Gettysburg event includes a Civil War parade at 1 p.m., wreath laying ceremonies on the battlefield, and an annual illumination at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at dusk. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for additional information.


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The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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