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.
Friday, October 2 First Friday. Presented by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Featuring artist receptions, demonstrations, musical entertainment, book signings and special sales. Participating businesses also offer later business hours, until 8 p.m. Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg shops, museums, galleries, tours and restaurants.
Friday, October 2 West Virginia Inspiration Trunk Show. At Simply Stashing Fabrics and Gifts, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-359-4121 for details.Friday, October 2 Artist Reception: Voices of Pauper Children in the Industrial Age. At the Schmucker Art Gallery, 300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg College. Featuring artist Rebecca Duffy. Lecture at 5 p.m., reception follows at 7 p.m. Exhibit continues until October 24. Call 717-337-6080 for more information.
Friday, October 2 Grand Opening Open House. At the Claudia McCarthy Legal Center, 18 Carlisle Street, 4-8 p.m. Presented by Survivors, Inc., a non-profit organization that aids abused and endangered women and children. Call 717-334-9777 for more information.
Friday, October 2 In Lincoln’s Footsteps. Event begins at the corner of Baltimore and Lefever Streets, from 5-8 p.m. See Gettysburg as Lincoln did in 1863. Free to the public. Call 717-337-3491 for details.
Friday, October 2-Saturday, October 3 Hauser After Hours. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville. From 7-10 p.m. Featuring live musical entertainment, wine tasting, tours. Food available. Held weekends through October. Call 717-334-4888 for details.
Friday, October 2-Saturday, October 3 Citizens at a Crossroads. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge. An interactive theater presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Held weekends through October. Call 717-339-1300 for ticket information.
Saturday, October 3 Gettysburg Farmers’ Market. Held every Saturday in October in Lincoln Square, from 7 a.m. until noon. Call 717-359-9989 for details.
Saturday, October 3 Civil War Barn Dance. At the Beech Springs Farm, 784 Mount Carmel Road, Orrtanna. Doors open at 5 p.m., dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. Music provided by The Susquehanna Travelers. Presented by Historic Gettysburg/Adams County. Call 717-334-5185 for tickets and additional information.
Saturday, October 3 Beyond the Battlefield: A Saturday Spotlight. At the Gettysburg Heritge Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. Program begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-334-6245 for details.
Saturday, October 3-Sunday, October 4 51st Annual Apple Harvest Festival. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 415 Narrows Road, Arendstville. An old-fashioned country fair celebrating the apple in Adams County. Includes family friendly activities, musical entertainment, contests, tractor pulls, crafts and food. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held also on October 10-11. Call 717-677-9413 for more information.
Saturday, October 3-Sunday, October 4 Living History Weekend at Gettysburg National Military Park. Held at various locales on the battlefield. Obtain information at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Includes ranger walks, living history encampments, and campfire programs. Held weekends through October. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.
Saturday, October 3-Sunday, October 4 Living History Encampment. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to the public, held weekends through October. Includes the 1st Pennsylvania on October 3-4, the 16th Pennsylvania on October 17-18, and Officers of the Union on October 24-25.
Call 717-334-6245 for more information.
Saturday, October 3-Sunday, October 4 Living History Chats. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to the public. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Held weekends through October. Call 717-338-1243 for more information.
Thursday, October 8 (Un) Governed Spaces: A Panorama of Afghanistan. At the Schmucker Art Gallery, 300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg College. An artist reception and lecture given by Gregory Thielker at 5 p.m. with reception following at 7 p.m. Exhibition continues through December 11. Call 717-337-6080 for details.
Saturday, October 10 The Pumpkin Festival. At the East Berlin Community Center, 405 North Avenue. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 717-259-8848 for details.
Saturday, October 10 An Evening with the Painting. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. A closer, more personal look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at 6 p.m. Call 877-874-2478 or visit the website at gettysburgfoundation.org/18 for ticket information.
Saturday, October 10 Songs & Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At the Christ Lutheran Church, 44 Chambersburg Street. Program begins at 8 p.m. Free to the public.
Call 717-334-5212 for details.
Saturday, October 10-Sunday, October 11 Fall Fest Weekend. At Rebel’s Roost Antique Center, 2885 York Road. From 10-6 on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call 717-479-5524 for details.
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day.
Wednesday, October 14 Lessons from Eisenhower. A half-day workshop on Ike’s leadership, given on the 125th anniversary of his birth. At The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 717-334-9089 for registration information.
Thursday, October 15 Seize the Book. At the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, 5-7 p.m. A celebration for book lovers. Free to the public, reservations suggested. Call 717-334-5006 for details.
Saturday, October 17 The Year of the Barn Annual Road Rally. Presented by the Land Conservancy of Adams County. Contact the website at LCAC.net.org for more information.
Tuesday, October 20 The Barns of the Gettysburg Battlefield: Their Arcthitecture and Role in the Battle. Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park cartographer Curt Musselman. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Historic Gettysburg/Adams County. Free to the public. Call 717-334-5185 for more information.
Friday, October 23 Booksigning and Reading Presentation. Featuring author Michael Bennett, author of the trilogy Missing You in Belmar, NJ. At the Blue Parrot, 35 Chambersburg Street, 4-6 p.m., with reading at 5 p.m. Call 717-337-3739 for details.
Friday, October 23 Gettysburg Masquerade Party. “Come As You Aren’t”, Presented by the Adams County Arts Council. At The Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom, One Lincoln Square, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 717-334-5006 or check the website at adamsarts.org for details.
Friday, October 23 Cocktails for a Cause. Presented by Survivors, Inc. At the Hilton Garden Inn, 1061 York Road, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds protect women and children from domestic violence. Contact the website at enddvsa.org for details.
Saturday, October 24 Rhythmic Circus. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Featuring a fresh from Broadway performance, which begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.
Saturday, October 24-Sunday, October 25 Soldiers of the Civil War Living History Encampment. At the Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road, Gettysburg. Presented by the American Living History Education Society. Donation requested. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.
Saturday, October 24-Sunday, October 25 Autumn Civil War, World War I, World War II and Antique Gun Show. At the Allstar Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road. Call 717-642-6600 for more information.
Sunday, October 25 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. Food available. Call 717-845-4277 for details.
Tuesday, October 27 Gettysburg Halloween Parade. An annual event held in downtown Gettysburg through Lincoln Square. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1518 for more information.
Friday, October 30 Trick or Treat at the Outlet Shoppes. At The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive. From 4-6 p.m. Call 717-337-9705 for more information.
Saturday, October 31 Halloween.
Saturday, October 31 Meet Author Mark Nesbitt. At Ghosts of Gettysburg, 271 Baltimore Street. From 7-10 p.m. Mr. Nesbitt will sign copies of his books, including the bestselling Ghosts of Gettysburg series. Call 717-337-0445 for details.
Sunday, November 1 Daylight Savings Time Ends. Be sure to turn clocks back one hour.
Sunday, November 1 “Race For an American Hero” Blue-Gray Half Marathon. Pre-registration required. Those who race for the benefit of a paralyzed veteran may do so free of charge. Proceeds benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The 13-mile race will begin at 9 a.m., the 5K will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Straban Township Rec Park. Entrants must be at least 11 years of age. Call 202-416-7667 or 703-901-1868 for details.
Friday, November 13-Saturday, November 14 Fall Open House. At Quilt Patch Village of Shops, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-359-4121 for details.
Saturday, November 14 Share the Love Holiday Bazaar. At Saint Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring raffles, baked items, holiday crafts and collectibles. Call 717-334-0333 or visit the website at sfxpccw.org for details.
Saturday, November 14 The Majestic’s 90th Birthday Gala Event. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 8 p.m. Featuring 100 Years of Broadway. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information and details.
Thursday, November 19 152nd Anniversary Commemoration of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. At the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg. Free to the public. Commemoration begins at 10 a.m. Sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Gettysburg National Military Park. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 or check the website at nps.gov/gett for details.
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 various activities in town. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 or contact the website atwww.suvcw.orgfor additional information.
Saturday, November 21 13th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination. In The Soldiers’ National Cemetry, Gettysburg. From dusk to 9:30 p.m. Free to the public. Luminary candles will be placed on every Civil War grave to remember those who fell at Gettysburg in 1863. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 717-338-1243 for more information.
Saturday, November 21-Sunday, November 22 Christmas Open House. At Yesteryear Antique Center, 441 Pine Street, Hanover. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call 717-637-1612 for details.
Friday, November 27 Santa Comes to Gettysburg. St. Nick will arrive for the holidays at his Shanty in Lincoln Square. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Call 717-359-0776 for more information.
Tuesday, December 1-Thursday, December 31 An Eisenhower Christmas. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for Christmas Day. See Ike's and Mamie's home decked in 1950s style for the holidays. Tickets and access to the site available from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-338-9114 for more information.
Friday, December 4-Saturday, December 5 Gettysburg Gingerbread Creations Contest and Auction. Presented by the Adams County Arts Council. At HACC Gettysburg Campus, 731 Old Harrisburg Road. From noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Adams County Arts Council. Call 717-841-4390 for details.
Saturday, December 5 Christmas Greens and Gourmet Gifts Annual Holiday Event. At the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snow date is December 6. Proceeds provide scholarships for Adams County students majoring in horticulture, along with funds used to beautify Lincoln Square. Call 717-334-7688 for more information.
Saturday, December 5 Gettysburg Christmas Parade. An annual event, held through Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square. Parade begins at 7 p.m. Free to the public.
Call 717-334-8151 for more information.
Thursday, December 10-Sunday, December 20 A Christmas Carol. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. A live performance of the holiday classic. Call 717-337-8200 or visit the website at gettysburgmajestic.org for performance schedule and ticket information.
Saturday, December 12 Holiday House Tour. An annual event featuring many of Gettysburg’s historic homes, farms, churches and hotels decked festively for the holidays. Proceeds benefit local food pantries. Includes the James Gettys Hotel, the Lightner Farmhouse, the Daniel Lady Farm, Christ Lutheran Church, and many more. Tickets may be purchased in November or up to the day of the tour. Contact the website at gettysburgbedandbreakfast.com for ticket information.
If you have an item for our Calendar of Events, send it to us (be sure to include place, time of event and a phone number for information):
The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com
For special events only. Information must reach us by the 10th of the month which precedes the month of your event. Complete info MUST be sent to us-do NOT simply refer us to a Facebook page or website-for your event to be published in our calendar.