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The Gettysburg Experience magazine, a publication exploring the Gettysburg of yesterday and today. We offer an array of interesting articles – most of which have a direct relation to historic Gettysburg from the Colonial era through the turn of the 21st century, often with an emphasis on the famous battle that occurred in the summer of 1863.

The Gettysburg Experience also offers a comprehensive Events Calendar (for those who want to know what special happenings to attend when they visit – any time of the year), delicious recipes, Gettysburg trivia, profiles of people and area businesses.

Having served the Gettysburg area since 1997, The Gettysburg Experience now extends our magazine to a wider circulation of readers, offering a glimpse into one of America’s most fascinating towns.

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.

OctoberHalloween

Wednesday, October 1 Ladies’ Night. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 6-9 p.m. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Friday, October 3 First Friday. Includes artist receptions, book signings, special demonstrations, musical entertainment, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area establishments.

Friday, October 3 “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” Artist Reception. Featuring the art of Michael Scoggins. At Schmucker Hall, 300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg College. Artist talk begins at 4 p.m., with reception following from 5-7 p.m. Exhibit continues through December 12. Call 717-337-6080 for details.

Saturday, October 4 Gettysburg Farmers’ Market. Held in downtown Gettysburg, from 7 a.m. until noon. Held each Saturday in October. Call 717-359-9989 for details.

Saturday, October 4 Fall Fest. At Quilt Patch, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. Includes scarecrow making and petting zoo from 11-2. Reservations required for class.
Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, October 4 Battle of Gettysburg Special Tour. “Longstreet’s Countermarch July 2”. Includes visit to The Black Horse Tavern. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call 717-887-4174 for details.

Saturday, October 4 Historic Train Rides. Presented by Steam Into History, 2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA. Ride with General Robert E. Lee at 11 a.m. and take a Murder Mystery Train at 3 p.m. Call 717-600-6535 for ticket information.

Saturday, October 4 Rosa’s Demise. A special presentation, presented by Ghostly Images, 777 Baltimore Street. 8 and 10 p.m. Call 870-680-8687 for ticket information.

Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5 50th Annual Apple Harvest Festival.
Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, on Rt. 234 in Arendstville, Pennsylvania. An old-fashioned country fair celebrating the Adams County apple. Crafts, food, and entertainment. Free parking. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Held also on
October 11-12. Call 717-677-9413 for details.

Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5 Living History Encampment. Featuring the 1st Maryland at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-6245 for details.Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5 Colors in the Country Fall Festival. At The Land of Little Horses Farm Park, 125 Glenwood Avenue. Includes family activities, vendor booths, and more. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-420-5900 for details.

Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5 Pink Journey of Lights Festival. Held at various Gettysburg venues. Includes live music and fund raising for breast cancer awareness. Contact the website:pinkjourneyoflights.org for details.

Tuesday, October 7 Adams County Historical Society Monthly Meeting. At Valentine Hall Auditorium, 61 Seminary Ridge Road. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Free to the public.
Call 717-334-4723 for details.

Saturday, October 11 124th Eisenhower Birthday Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony and Luncheon. Wreath laying will take place at the Eisenhower statue at Carlisle Street and Stevens Avenue at the Gettysburg College Campus at 11 a.m. Luncheon follows at 12:15 p.m. at The Dobbin House, 89 Steinwehr Avenue. Luncheon includes lecture by author and historian Craig Symonds. Call 717-334-2100, ext. 124 for reservation information.

Saturday, October 11 Battle of Gettysburg Special Tour. "The Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg". From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 717-887-4174 for details.

Saturday, October 11 An Evening With The Painting. At The Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. 5-6:30 p.m. An up-close, more personal look at Gettysburg’s historic Cyclorama Painting. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, October 11 Author Booksignings. At Battlefields & Beyond Books, 777 Baltimore Street (Old Gettysburg Village), from noon to 3 p.m. Featuring various local authors. Call 717-334-4852 for details.

Saturday, October 11 Civil War Era Dancing. At The Village Hall, 108 West Main Street, Fairfield. From 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dance with instruction, $10 fee charged. Informal period attire or modern clothing acceptable. Call 717-337-0748 for details.

Saturday, October 11 Georgia, Your Sister Is Dead. A special presentation on the life and death of Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. At the Jennie Wade Museum, 548 Baltimore Street, 7 and 9 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.

Columbus DayMonday, October 13 Columbus Day.

Thursday, October 16 The Midtown Men: The Original Cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys”. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, October 17-Saturday, October 18 23rd Annual Fall Muster. At Gettysburg National Military Park. Includes battlefield tours, lectures, and banquet lunch. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Registration deadline is October 3. Open to Friends of Gettysburg members and non-members. Call 717-339-2148 for registration information.

Saturday, October 18 Annual Road Rally: The Churches of Adams County. Presented by the Land Conservancy of Adams County. Includes cemeteries, histories of congregations of various historic churches. Call 717-334-2828, or contact the website: LCACnet.org for details.

Saturday, October 18 Old-Fashioned Sock Hop. At the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. A fundraiser event presented by The Arc of Adams County. Call 717-677-8487 for ticket information.

Sunday, October 19 Wedding Showcase. At Sidney’s at Willoughby Run, 730 Chambersburg Street. From noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Call 717-334-3774 for details.

Sunday, October 19 Music, Gettysburg! Featuring the organ/piano duet of Felix Hell and Grace Eun Hae Kim. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road, 4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Tuesday, October 21 Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At The GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Featuring speaker is historian John Horner, presenting “Blood and Bones”, the chronicles of local doctors and civilians who helped the Gettysburg wounded. Call 717-334-8312 for details.

Tuesday, October 21 Gettysburg’s Annual Halloween Parade. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. and follows its traditional route from Steinwehr Avenue through downtown. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8151 for details.

Thursday, October 23 Outdoor Music Concert. Featuring the Muskingum University Wind Ensemble. At Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park and The Gettysburg Foundation. Free to the public. Concert begins at 2 p.m. Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Thursday, October 23 Gettysburg Civil War Round Table. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7 p.m. Featuring Diana Loski, author of the book A Gettysburg Collection. Free to the public. For details contact rdh1948@gmail.com.

Friday, October 24 14th Annual Masquerade Ball. At The Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom, One Lincoln Square. Presented by The Adams County Arts Council. Festivities begin at
7 p.m. Call 717-334-5006 for ticket information.

Saturday, October 25 John Scott Adams Seminar. At Gettysburg National Military Park. Topic is The “Other” Maine Units at Gettysburg. Must pre-register by October 14.
Call 717-339-2148 for registration information. Program is held also on November 1.

Saturday, October 25 7th Annual Harvest Festival. At downtown New Oxford, Pennsylvania. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes parade. Call 717-624-2800 for details.

Saturday, October 25 Halloween Festival. At Hollabaugh Brothers Farm Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. Free admission. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 717-677-8412 for details.

Saturday, October 25-Sunday, October 26 Autumn Civil War Show. At Allstar Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road. Contact the website:GBURGSHOW.com
for details.

Sunday, October 26 Gettysburg Blue & Gray Half Marathon. Held in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A wellness competition, with both Blue and Gray teams.
Call 866-329-9382 for registration information.

Sunday, October 26 Candy and Wine Pairing. At the Adams County Winery, 25 Chambersburg Street, 1-3 p.m. Reservations required. Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Sunday, October 26 Ballroom Dancing. At The Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7-9 p.m. Featuring live Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band. Call 717-642-8110 for details.

HalloweenFriday, October 31 Halloween.

Friday, October 31 Music, Gettysburg! Featuring an internationally acclaimed German Boy’s Choir. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197
for details.

Friday, October 31-Sunday, November 2 "Ghastly" Confederate Field Hospital. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to the public.
Call 717-339-2155 for details.


NovemberThanksgiving

Saturday, November 1 Paula Poundstone. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Tuesday, November 4-Friday, November 7 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Show. Presented by Ten Thousand Villages. At the Fairfield Mennonite Church, 201 West Main Street. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 717-721-8800 for details.

Friday, November 7 Adams County 4-H Benefit Auction. At the Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call 717-334-6271 for details.

Saturday, November 8 Share the Love Gift Fair & Holiday Bazaar. At St. Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 717-334-0333 for details.

Friday, November 14 A Night to Remember Book Signing Event. At Battlefields & Beyond Bookstore, 777 Baltimore Street (Old Gettysburg Village), from 6-8 p.m. Featuring authors Carol Reardon, John Michael Priest, and Bruce Mowday. Call 717-334-4852 for details.

Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15 The President’s 12th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball. At The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 717-420-5145 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 15 Remembrance Day. An annual event held in conjunction with the commemoration of Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Address. A parade of Civil War troops will take place at 1 p.m. along Baltimore Street and Steinwehr Avenue, culminating on Cemetery Ridge. Free to the public. Parade is sponsored by the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Call 717-259-6156 for details.

Saturday, November 15 12th Annual Illumination. At The Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. From dusk until 9:30 p.m. Free to the public. A luminary is placed for every Civil War grave in the cemetery, a remembrance of the sacrifice made at Gettysburg in 1863. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Wednesday, November 19 Dedication Day. An annual ceremony honoring the 151st anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery and The Gettysburg Address. The living history reenactment program of the event will be held in the Soldiers National Cemetery, beginning at 10 a.m. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023 for more information.

Wednesday, November 19 “Lincoln’s Words at Gettysburg”. Lecture by D. Scott Hartwig. At the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street, 4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1235 for details.

DecemberThanksgiving

Monday, December 1-Wednesday, December 31 An Eisenhower Christmas. Visit Ike's and Mamie's home, decorated in 1950s holiday style. Call 717-338-9114 for details.


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.

 

 

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