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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.

2017 Events

Re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg

JULY 2017
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 2017
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is an internationally-acclaimed multi-day music festival held every May and August at Granite Hill Camping Resort. Find out more.

Fall Outdoor Antique Show

SEPTEMBER 2017
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

OCTOBER 2017
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.

Gettysburg Remembrance Day

NOVEMBER 2017
Remembrance Day is an annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. Find out more.

Dedication Day

NOVEMBER 2017
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. Find out more.

Meet Colonel Chamberlain

NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Sponsored by the Inns of Gettysburg Association, join us for a historical trip through time where we walk in the footsteps of the 20th Maine with Ted Chamberlain. Find out more.

Holiday House Tour & Tasting

DECEMBER 9, 2017
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.

2018 Events

Putting on the General; Dressing the Lady

January 13, 2018
Veteran reenactors, Patrick and Joanne Dunigan will entertain and educate us at a luncheon at the Dobbin House at noon. For anyone who has considered becoming a reenactor, this is a not to be missed event. In the evening we will join the Civil War Dance group at the Fairfield Town Hall for an informal evening of Civil War dance. A luncheon buffet will be served. Find out more.

The Irish in Gettysburg

March 17, 2018
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 8, 2018
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 2017
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is an internationally-acclaimed multi-day music festival held every May and August at Granite Hill Camping Resort. Find out more.

Spring Outdoor Antique Show

MAY 2018
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.
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