Gettysburg Area Calendar of Events
Gettysburg is your four season destination. Join us in Spring to celebrate our agrarian roots and the start of the apple season. Come back again in Summer for festivals and the annual re-enactment. Come Fall, there are plenty of fun things to do along with the opportunity to relive historic events like the Gettysburg Address. When Winter arrives, we'll be ready for you with wonderful museums and exciting outdoor activities including skiing and much more.
The Irish in Gettysburg
March 16, 2019
General Hancock will lead us on a battlefield walk following the path of the Irish Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg followed by dinner at the Dobbin House. Find out more.
President Lincoln comes to Town
April 6, 2019
The day starts at the National Cemetery for a walk with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. He shares the story of how the cemetery came to be and the visit paid by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863 when he delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. The afternoon activities are followed by dinner at the Dobbin House. Find out more.
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
MAY 16-19, 2019
Spring Outdoor Antique Show
MAY 18, 2019
Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, this antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise with more than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and South with high quality antiques and collectibles. Find out more.
Re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg
JULY 5-7, 2019
Let the history books come alive with the re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. You can see battle reenactments, field demonstrations, a large living history village, living history activity tents, guest speakers, and an extensive Sutler area. Thousands of reenactors from across the nation and around the world will be staging the battle reenactments for this very special reenactment. Find out more.
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
AUGUST 15-18, 2019
Fall Outdoor Antique Show
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
This antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise with more than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and South with high quality antiques and collectibles. Find out more.
Apple Harvest Festival
2019 - First two full weekends of October
The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for forty-nine years. Find out more.
NOVEMBER 19, 2019
Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address featuring prominent speakers, annual recitation of the Gettysburg Address, and candidates taking the Oath of Citizenship. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation.
Holiday House Tour & Tasting
DECEMBER 14, 2019
Sponsored by the Inns of Gettysburg Association, join us for a festive tour of the historic homes, inns and properties decorated for the holiday season. Taste specialty dishes prepared by the inns and local wines too. All proceeds will benefit the South Central Community Action Program. Find out more.