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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.

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

Friday, August 1 Exploring Eisenhower. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Special hourly presentations from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Access the site through the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Friday, August 1-Saturday, August 2 Lives Lost & Saved. At The George Spangler Farm, Gettysburg National Military Park. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park. Purchase tickets from the GNMP Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Friday, August 1-Saturday, August 2 Midnight in the Orphanage. Presented by Ghostly Images. Tours depart from the tour center at 777 Baltimore Street. Held also August 8-9 and 22-23. Call 717-334-6296 for ticket information.

Friday, August 1-Sunday, August 3 The Foreigner. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located about 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Rt. 30).
Call 888-805-7056 for times and ticket information.

Friday, August 1-Sunday, August 3 The Velveteen Rabbit. At Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. Call 717-334-2692 for times and ticket information.

Friday, August 1-Sunday, August 17 Eisenhower & the Men of D-Day. Learn about the epic D-Day invasion, 70 years later. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site, 12:15 and 3:15 p.m. Call 717-338-9114, ext. 4411 for details.

Saturday, August 2 Voices of the Confederacy Living History Event. At Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Avenue. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-3141 for more information.

Saturday, August 2 Adams County Arts Council Scavenger Hunt. Hunt begins at 125 South Washington Street. Registration begins at noon. Hunt begins at 1 p.m. Includes prizes and refreshments. Call 717-334-5006 for details.Saturday, August 2 Summer Concert Series. At Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. Free to the public. Outdoor concert and wine tasting from 2-5 p.m. Held every Saturday in August. Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Saturday, August 2 Courtyard Chats. A living history presentation at The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street. From 7-8 p.m. Free to the public. Held every Saturday, and sometimes every weekend, in August. Call 717-339-2157 for a list of participants or for more information.

Saturday, August 2-Sunday, August 3 Route 30 Three! World Premiere. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 7 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. Call 717-337-8200 for details.

Wednesday, August 6 Historic Church Tours. Tours depart from the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church at 208 Baltimore Street at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Free parking offered. Reservations recommended. Offered Wednesdays through August 27. Call 717-337-1718 for details.

Thursday, August 7 Hike With Ike. Meet a park ranger at the corner of Washington and Water Streets at 7 p.m. to visit the places Ike knew when he lived in Gettysburg. Free to the public. Held also on August 14. Call 717-338-9114 for details.

Friday, August 8 Lincoln & Gettysburg: The Sandburg Experience. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street. Featuring actor and journalist Bill Parkinson as Carl Sandburg. 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Encore performance on Friday,
August 22. Call 717-334-0572 for more information.

Friday, August 8-Sunday, August 23 Godspell. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7056 for performance times and ticket information.

Saturday, August 9 Hanover’s Second Saturday. At the Hanover PA Farmer’s Market, 210 East Chestnut Street, Hanover. From 6 a.m. to noon. Call 717-637-6130 for more information.

Saturday, August 9-Sunday, August 10 Peach Fest 2014. At Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. From noon to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission. Includes wagon rides, musical entertainment, and food honoring the Adams County peach. Call 717-677-8412 for more information.

Tuesday, August 12-Saturday, August 16 92nd Annual South Mountain Fair. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, Rt. 234, Arendtsville. Admission price includes access to all rides and exhibits. Free parking. Call 717-677-9663 for details.

Thursday, August 14 Registration Deadline. For Volunteer Service Vacation at Gettysburg. See September 14-18 listing for details.

Thursday, August 14-Sunday, August 17 69th Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. At Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Road. Call 717-642-8749 for more information.

Friday, August 15-Saturday, August 16 18th Annual Civil War Music Muster. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Additional events at The Dobbin House Courtyard on Steinwehr Avenue, and at the Pennsylvania Memorial in the evening. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 3251 for details.Friday, August 15-Saturday, August 16 Little Women. The Broadway Musical adaptation of the classic story. At Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. Held also August 22-23.
Call 717-334-2692 for ticket information.

Saturday, August 16 Encounters With History: Constitution and the Civil War Seminar. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. A study by licensed battlefield guide John Fitzpatrick ,examining the Constitution and the Civil War. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is August 1. Call 717-339-2148 for details.

Saturday, August 16 WCO David L. Grove Memorial Run. A 5K run along the battlefield and historic Adams County. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Boyds Bears Barn, 75 Cunningham Road. Proceeds benefit the David L. Grove Scholarship Fund. WCO Grove was murdered in the line of duty on November 11, 2010. Call 717-772-2207 for more information.

Saturday, August 16 Gettysburg Preservation Battlefield Association Annual Picnic. At The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. Call 717-891-6369 for ticket information.

Saturday, August 16 An Evening with the Painting. A closer look, with historic background given of the Gettysburg Cyclorama. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 6 p.m. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, August 16 Book Signing and Lecture Presentation. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street, 6:30 p.m. Author Mike Harris will speak on his book, Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America. Reservations recommended. Call 717-334-0572 for details.

Saturday, August 16 Songs & Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg Street. 8 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-5212 for more information.

Sunday, August 17 10th Annual Summer Picnic. For the Land Conservancy of Adams County, a non-profit organization that preserves the historic integrity of area farms and buildings. At Boyer Nursery, 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville. From 4-7 p.m.
Call 717-334-2828 for details.

Tuesday, August 19 Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Featuring Sue Hill, who will present the life of award-winning Gettysburg author Elsie Singmaster. Call 717-334-8312 for details.

Friday, August 22 Registration Deadline for Gettysburg’s First Corps Tour.
See September 5 and 6 listing for details.

Saturday, August 23 3rd Annual Tooth Fairy Family Fun Day. At the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane. 10 a.m. Call 717-334-8193 for details.

Saturday, August 23 175th Annual Buchanan Valley Picnic. At the St. Ignatious Loyola Church,1095 Church Road, Orrtanna. All day. And old-fashioned picnic, with music, games, and food. Call 717-677-8012 for details.

Saturday, August 23 Gettysburg Brew Fest. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg. Featuring brewers from Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the entire U.S. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 717-334-0853 or visit the website GettysburgBrewFest.com for details.

Sunday, August 24 Dog Days of Summer. At The Round Barn, located ½ mile north of the Rt. 30/Cashtown Road Interchange, Biglerville. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A day for pet lovers and their pets. Proceeds benefit Adams County SPCA. Call 717-334-1984 for details.

Sunday, August 24 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. Food available. Call 717-642-8110 for more information.

Thursday, August 28 Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street. 7:30 p.m. Featured speaker is author Carol Reardon. Free to the public.

Saturday, August 30-Sunday, August 31 2nd Annual French and Indian War Living History Encampment. At the Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road, Gettysburg. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 donation for entry, under 16 admitted free. Call 717-338-1776
for more information.

Sunday, August 31 Registration Deadline. For “The Unfinished Work” at Gettysburg National Military Park. See September 12-14 listing for details.

Sunday, August 31 19th Annual Hanover Chili Cook-Off. At the Good Field Complex, North Forney Avenue. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-465-8935 for details.

SeptemberBack to School

Friday, September 5-Saturday, September 6 Tour of the Union First Corps: “In the Footsteps of General George Meade from Maryland to Gettysburg.” At Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Pre-registration required.
Call 717-339-2148 for details.

Saturday, September 6-Sunday, September 7 10th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. Presented by the Gettysburg Area Chamber of Commerce. At Gateway Gettysburg, located at the junction of Routes 15 and 30, noon to 6 p.m.
Call 717-334-8151 for details.

Friday, September 12-Sunday, September 14 2014 Gettysburg Seminar: “The Unfinished Work.” Seminar begins at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Must pre-register. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 3251 for registration information.

Saturday, September 13 5th Annual Day of Caring. Sponsored by The United Way of Adams County. A day of service in the community. Call 717-334-5809 for details.

Saturday, September 13 40th Annual Colonial Day. An old-fashioned fair, celebrating Colonial times, set up along West King Street in East Berlin, Pennsylvania (located northeast of Gettysburg on Rt. 234). From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring artisan demonstrations, crafts, antiques, food, and entertainment. Free admission, held rain or shine. No pets please. Call 717-259-7049 for details.

Sunday, September 14-Thursday, September 18 Volunteer Service Vacation: Battlefield Preservation. Spend a week with the Friends of Gettysburg, offering service for preserving and cleaning the historic battlefield. Reservation fee includes accommodations, supplies, and most meals. Must pre-register. Call 717-339-2148 for more information.

Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 21 World War II Weekend. An annual living history event at The Eisenhower National Historic Site. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buses depart from the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at regular intervals. Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Sunday, September 21 Longaberger and Designer Handbag Fund Raising Event. At the Heidlersburg Fire Hall, 2720 Heidlersburg Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Adams County SPCA. Call 717-334-8876 for details.

Sunday, September 21 23rd Annual Adams County Heritage Festival. At the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane. From noon to 5 p.m. Celebrating Adams County’s ethnic heritage with music, exhibits, crafts, and food. Free admission and parking. Call 717-334-0752 for details.Saturday, September 27 Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Held rain or shine in downtown Gettysburg. Call 717-253-5750 for more information.

Saturday, September 27 Meet Artist P. Buckley Moss. At King James Gallery,
15 Baltimore Street. Call 855-855-1863 for details.

Saturday, September 27-Sunday, September 28 Fairfield Pippinfest. An old-fashioned street fair. Held in downtown Fairfield, Pennsylvania (located 8 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 116). Featuring exhibits, crafts, music, food, and a community yard sale. From 8-3 Saturday and 9-4 Sunday. Call 717-642-5640 for details.

OctoberHalloween

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 18 Annual Road Rally: The Churches of Adams County. Presented by the Land Conservancy of Adams County. Contact the website: LCAC.net.org for details.

NovemberThanksgiving

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. Ball follows dinner with live music by the Dodsworth Saxhorn Band. Call 717-420-5145 or contact the website: remembrancedayball.com 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.

Wednesday, November 19 Dedication Day. The commemoration of the 151st anniversary of Lincon's Gettysburg address. A living history reenactment program of the event will be held in the Soldiers National Cemetery, beginning at 10 a.m. Free to the public. Featured keynote speaker TBA. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023 for more 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.

 

 

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