Special Events
What you'll find here: A listing of some of the current and upcoming events in Gettysburg and Adams County.

 

This page last updated July 22, 2014
July 2014-
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Day Date Time Category Name of Event Description Where Phone Comments
  1-31 All Day Your Event Dine at The Dobbin House Make Your Reservations now to Dine At The Dobbin 89 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, Pa 717-334-2100 Call today to make your Reservations!

www.dobbinhouse.com

Tue 22 3pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Wed 23  2-6 p.m. Agricultural Wednesday's Farm Fresh Market Beyond the battlefields of Gettysburg, are abundant orchards, wineries, dairies and generations of farming communities. Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
  Even though we are tops in Pennsylvania for apples and peaches, there’s more growing here than you may imagine. From the freshest fruits and produce to flowers, herbs, vineyards, artesian cheese, grass fed meats, alpaca yarns, farm eggs, pumpkins, homemade soaps, bakery, jams, jellies, kiwi berries (and more), our markets bring the best of Adams County to three convenient locations weekly. Market open seasonally, May through October.

Please be sure to check back for updates

http://www.acfarmersmarkets.org

Wed 23 7:30pm Theater Summer Classic Movies at the Majestic

Full of Laughter, Music and Love...... and of course John Wayne!

This summer make your Wednesday nights “Majestic” with Summer Classic Movies which include 6 comedies, 2 musicals, 2 love stories, 2 thrillers and of course a John Wayne movie! Relive these great films “on the Big Screen” in the historical Majestic Theater starting June 4, 2014 through August 27, 2014. Tickets are only $6. Majestic Theater

25 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-8200 Each classic film includes an informative and entertaining introduction by Mr. Majestic himself, Jeffrey Gabel, founding executive director and a free raffle drawing for a pair of Majestic Celebrity Live Performance tickets for the new 2014-2015 season.

◦July 23: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
◦July 30: Auntie Mame (1958)I

◦August 6: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
*$100 door prize for the best alien costume*
◦August 13: A comedy classic double feature: The Music Box (1932) & It's a Gift (1934)
◦August 20: The Third Man (1949)
◦August 27: The Producers (1967)

http://gettysburgmajestic.org/

Wed 23 6:00pm & 6:30pm Educational Historic Church Tours of Gettysburg On Wednesday evenings during the summer months, enjoy a walk along old town streets of Gettysburg as you visit our historic churches. Eight churches participate (four each week) and allow you to go inside and hear heroic stories about what happened in that church during and after the battle. Historic Church Walking Tours

208 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-420-5642 You will be able to admire the many beautiful features of our historic churches while short programs are presented about the sacrifices made by the citizens. You'll also hear about the conditions found around Gettysburg in the aftermath of the fighting. Volunteer guides will escort you from one church to the next.
These 90 minute tours begin in front of the Presbyterian church, 208 Baltimore St. (two blocks from the square). The first at 6:00pm and a second at 6:30pm. No reservations are required but arrive at least ten minutes prior to departure time to purchase tickets - Adults are $5; Children 12 and under are free. Park free behind the church.
For 2014, the churches toured on the following Wednesdays (6/11, 6/25, 7/09, 7/23, 8/06 & 8/20) are: Prince of Peace Episcopal, St. Francis Roman Catholic, St. Paul's AME and Christ Lutheran. This is known as the West Tour.
On the alternate Wednesdays (6/18, 7/02, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, & 8/27) the churches toured are: Gettysburg Presbyterian, Trinity United Church Christ, Gettysburg Methodist and St. James Lutheran. This is known as the East Tour.

http://www.historicchurchwalkingtours.org
Wed 23 3pm & 8pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Thu 24  8pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Fri 25 9:30am-2:00pm Agricultural Friday's Farm Fresh Market Beyond the battlefields of Gettysburg, are abundant orchards, wineries, dairies and generations of farming communities. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

 
Even though we are tops in Pennsylvania for apples and peaches, there’s more growing here than you may imagine. From the freshest fruits and produce to flowers, herbs, vineyards, artesian cheese, grass fed meats, alpaca yarns, farm eggs, pumpkins, homemade soaps, bakery, jams, jellies, kiwi berries (and more), our markets bring the best of Adams County to three convenient locations weekly. Market open seasonally, May through October.

Please be sure to check back for updates and information on opening day.

http://www.acfarmersmarkets.org

Fri 25 8pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Sat 26 7:00am-Noon Agricultural Gettysburg Farmers' Market The friendly farmers bring the freshness of the farm to you. Our lovely historic downtown location makes a trip to the Gettysburg Farmers' Market a treat for visitors and locals alike. Historic Center Square, Downtown Gettysburg 717-359-9989 You'll find fresh local vegetables and fruits, native plants for the landscape, bouquets for the table, homemade breads, cookies, and jellies, artisan soaps, alpaca products, entertainment,& art displays, Something for everyone!

We'll see you Saturday morning on the Square! Open seasonally, April through October.

http://www.gettysburgfarmmarket.com

Sat 26 All Day Educational Living History Weekends on the Battlefield Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Various Locations 717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Sat 26 9:30am-2:00pm Agricultural Saturday's Farm Fresh Market Beyond the battlefields of Gettysburg, are abundant orchards, wineries, dairies and generations of farming communities. Even though we are tops in Pennsylvania for apples and peaches, there’s more growing here than you may imagine. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325
  From the freshest fruits and produce to flowers, herbs, vineyards, artesian cheese, grass fed meats, alpaca yarns, farm eggs, pumpkins, homemade soaps, bakery, jams, jellies, kiwi berries (and more), our markets bring the best of Adams County to three convenient locations weekly. Market open seasonally, May through October.
http://www.acfarmersmarkets.org
Sat 26 Saturdays 11:30am-1:00pm Educational Historic Christ Lutheran Church Tour Learn the history of this beautiful downtown Gettysburg church which served as a hospital for 140 soldiers during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. A guide will greet you, sharing with you the stories of this special church which has served the Gettysburg community since 1835. Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital - Candlelight at Christ Church

30 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-334-5212 Hear the story of Chaplain Howell who was cruelly shot down on the church steps, of "Old Liz" who used the Church as a hiding place to avoid being taken into slavery by the Confederates, and of Martha Ehler and the Patriot Daughters of Lancaster who brought aid and comfort to the wounded and dying soldiers.

Free of charge and accessible to all.

http://www.candlelightatchrist.org

Sat 26 10:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted Educational Living History Demonstrations & Events Offered on various weekends April through November, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope you will stop by the Rupp House to experience these live demonstrations of how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time.  The Rupp House

451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-338-1243 JULY 26-27: Great Valley Historical Group

These demonstrations and events run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

A complete schedule of these activities appears below. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org
 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 26 3pm & 8pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Sat 26 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Educational John Scott Adams Seminar

When Yankees Attack: Rare Offensive Actions by the Union at Gettysburg.

The Gettysburg Foundation announces their John Scott Adams Seminar to be offered July 19 with a repeat program on July 26, 2014. Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Ralph Siegel as he discusses When Yankees Attack: Rare Offensive Actions by the Union at Gettysburg. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center - Gettysburg Foundation & National Park Service

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA
17325

1-877-874-2478

An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour. Program begins at 9 a.m. in the Ford Education Center Classroom of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

The classroom seminar will review regimental actions, from the 6th Wisconsin’s charge on the Railroad Cut to the 14th Connecticut’s attack on the Bliss farm. The afternoon field tour will focus on two of the bloodiest offensive actions: the suicide charges of the 2nd Massachusetts and the 1st Minnesota. The afternoon tour is a moderate hike with rocky, uneven fields.

Registration deadline is July 4, 2014. Open to members and non-members, the cost is $70 members and $95 non-members.  Optional boxes lunches are available for pre-order at $12 each.

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 26  6:00pm  

 

Educational

 

"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, for “An Evening with the Painting” on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2148 Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country's largest painting. The painting concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session.

This special program lasts about two hours and is limited to 50 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $20 and youth ticket (age 6 to 12) is $10. This program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center.

The 2014 program schedule is as follows: February 22 at 5:00 p.m.; March 22 at 5:00 p.m.; April 26 at 6:00 p.m.; May 23 at 6:00 p.m.; June 7 at 6:00 p.m.; July 5 at 6:00 p.m.; July 26 at 6:00 p.m.; August 16 at 6:00 p.m.; September 27 at 6:00 p.m.; October 11 at 6:00 p.m.; November 14 at 4:30 p.m. with a repeat show at 6:30 p.m.; and December 6 at 5:00 p.m.


To order tickets, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18 or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the ticket counter in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA.

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 26 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Music Summer Concert Series No Reservations Necessary

Every Saturday in July and August join us for our Summer Concert Series. Each weekend will feature a different musical performance by live bands. The event is free and family friendly and includes free wine tastings, winery tours, lawn games, and food trucks.
Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

717-334-4631 Entertainment Schedule


July 5, Summer Concert, Rebel Red Days, Hard Driving original Blues by Skyla Burrell

July 12, Summer Fun, Free summer concert featuring classic/rock alternative with the Willys

July 19, Fun in the Sun, Free summer concert featuring classic rock/alternative with Flashback

July 26, Beach Party, Free summer concert featuring your favorite Buffet tunes and other TropRock songs performed by Island Fusion

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Sat 26 7:00 pm Educational "Courtyard Chats" Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, speakers and historians will be offering “Courtyard Chats” in the courtyard at the rear of the Rupp House, every Saturday. The Rupp House

Courtyard
451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2157 These talks will last approximately one hour. A list of scheduled topics appears below.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

July 26: Soldiers Caring for their Fallen Comrades

August 2: Gettysburg as the
County Seat

August 9: Sallie Broadhead

August 16: Children of the Battle

August 23: Sadie Bushman’s Story

August 30: The Confederate Surgeon

Sept. 6: Romance During War


Sept. 13: TBA

Sept. 20: TBA

Sept 27: TBA

** Dates and topics are subject to change **

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Sun 27 All Day Educational Living History Weekends on the Battlefield Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Various Locations 717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Sun 27 10:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted Educational Living History Demonstrations & Events Offered on various weekends April through November, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope you will stop by the Rupp House to experience these live demonstrations of how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time.  The Rupp House

451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-338-1243 JULY 26-27: Great Valley Historical Group

These demonstrations and events run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

A complete schedule of these activities appears below. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org
 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sun 27 3pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Sun 27 11:30am Festival 11th Annual Old-Fashioned CornFest Great food and entertainment for the entire family!!! Historic Round Barn and Farm Market

298 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

For more info call 717-334-1984 Enjoy Corn Roasted in the husk over an apple-wood fire, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, Peach Sundaes, Apple Dumplings, and MORE!!! Free entertainment provided. Haywagon rides around the farm, as well as free games and activities for children will be available.

Free Parking/No Admission Fee. Food will begin at 11:30am and entertainment will begin at noon.

http://www.RoundBarnGettysburg.com
Tue 29 6:30pm-9:00pm Wine Zumba, Sangria, & Skinny Jeans Zumba your way into skinny jeans and have a glass of wine while you do it! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

717-334-4888 Local instructor Sarah Isenberger will have you sweatin' your way into those skinny jeans! This event is held the last Tuesday of every month. The cost of a one hour class is $5. A two hour class from 6:30-8:30pm is available at a cost of $10.

A specialty glass of wine or hard cider from Hauser Estate Winery will be available for those interested for an additional $5.

Make sure to bring your water bottle, comfortable clothing and some good sneakers. For the winter and cold weather months class will be inside. Once the weather is warmer, zumba will take place outside amongst the vines on the Hauser concert stage or another knee-friendly surface (wooden deck or grassy area).

 

http://www.hauserestate.com

Tue 29 3pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Wed 30  2-6 p.m. Agricultural Wednesday's Farm Fresh Market Beyond the battlefields of Gettysburg, are abundant orchards, wineries, dairies and generations of farming communities. Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
  Even though we are tops in Pennsylvania for apples and peaches, there’s more growing here than you may imagine. From the freshest fruits and produce to flowers, herbs, vineyards, artesian cheese, grass fed meats, alpaca yarns, farm eggs, pumpkins, homemade soaps, bakery, jams, jellies, kiwi berries (and more), our markets bring the best of Adams County to three convenient locations weekly. Market open seasonally, May through October.

Please be sure to check back for updates

http://www.acfarmersmarkets.org

Wed 30 7:30pm Theater Summer Classic Movies at the Majestic

Full of Laughter, Music and Love...... and of course John Wayne!

This summer make your Wednesday nights “Majestic” with Summer Classic Movies which include 6 comedies, 2 musicals, 2 love stories, 2 thrillers and of course a John Wayne movie! Relive these great films “on the Big Screen” in the historical Majestic Theater starting June 4, 2014 through August 27, 2014. Tickets are only $6. Majestic Theater

25 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-8200 Each classic film includes an informative and entertaining introduction by Mr. Majestic himself, Jeffrey Gabel, founding executive director and a free raffle drawing for a pair of Majestic Celebrity Live Performance tickets for the new 2014-2015 season.


◦July 30: Auntie Mame (1958)I

◦August 6: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
*$100 door prize for the best alien costume*


◦August 13: A comedy classic double feature: The Music Box (1932) & It's a Gift (1934)

◦August 20: The Third Man (1949)


◦August 27: The Producers (1967)

http://gettysburgmajestic.org/

Wed 30 6:00pm & 6:30pm Educational Historic Church Tours of Gettysburg On Wednesday evenings during the summer months, enjoy a walk along old town streets of Gettysburg as you visit our historic churches. Eight churches participate (four each week) and allow you to go inside and hear heroic stories about what happened in that church during and after the battle. Historic Church Walking Tours

208 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-420-5642 You will be able to admire the many beautiful features of our historic churches while short programs are presented about the sacrifices made by the citizens. You'll also hear about the conditions found around Gettysburg in the aftermath of the fighting. Volunteer guides will escort you from one church to the next.
These 90 minute tours begin in front of the Presbyterian church, 208 Baltimore St. (two blocks from the square). The first at 6:00pm and a second at 6:30pm. No reservations are required but arrive at least ten minutes prior to departure time to purchase tickets - Adults are $5; Children 12 and under are free. Park free behind the church.
For 2014, the churches toured on the following Wednesdays (6/11, 6/25, 7/09, 7/23, 8/06 & 8/20) are: Prince of Peace Episcopal, St. Francis Roman Catholic, St. Paul's AME and Christ Lutheran. This is known as the West Tour.
On the alternate Wednesdays (6/18, 7/02, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, & 8/27) the churches toured are: Gettysburg Presbyterian, Trinity United Church Christ, Gettysburg Methodist and St. James Lutheran. This is known as the East Tour.

http://www.historicchurchwalkingtours.org
Wed 30 3pm & 8pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

Thu 31  8pm Theater The Foreigner by Larry Shue This award-winning and hysterical romp is from the creator of THE NERD. Totem Pole Playhouse

9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA
17222

1-888-805-7056 Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discused in front of him.

http://www.TotemPolePlayhouse.org

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