Gettysburg Events Schedule

Here is the Gettysburg Events schedule. Want to know when the next living history reenactment will be? Or what festival will take place during your visit? The Gettysburg Events schedule has the answer!

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September 2014

6-7 10th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival in the Gateway Gettysburg complex located at 95 Presidential Circle at the intersection of rt. 15 and rt. 30, noon-6pm.
20 Harvest Festival at the Adams County Winery with music, wine, games, tours, grape stomping, food, and entertainment by the Road Toads. Free admission.
20-21 World War II weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, featuring living history encampments on G.I. life and life on the home front, historic weapons and vehicles, and a German Enigma Code Machine. For times and admission prices, see the National Park Service website.
26-28 Common Ground on Seminary Ridge, an annual program of Common Ground on the Hill, Ltd. with art, music, and dance.
27 The Farmer's Market in the Square will not be open due to the Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show in downtown Gettysburg from 7am to 4pm. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association with 125 antique dealers from many states displaying their unique pieces on the sidewalks radiating from the historic Lincoln Square. Held rain or shine. Contact John Angstadt at 717-334-6741 for more info.
27 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
Every Wednesday Farm Fresh Market at Gettysburg Rec Park from noon to 4pm.
Every Friday Farm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 5pm.
Every Saturday Farm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 2pm.
Every Saturday Gettysburg Farmers Market, 7am-12 noon in Lincoln Square. Fresh produce, baked goods, and plants. 717-334-8151
Every Saturday and Sunday Living History Reenactors at various sites around Gettysburg National Military Park. See the National Park Service's schedule of events for who will be where. View battlefield map.

October 2014

4-5, 11-12 50th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival at South Mountain Fairgrounds (10 miles NW of Gettysburg) from 8am to 6pm. The festival features live entertainment, over 300 arts and crafts vendors, farm displays, antique farm equipment, antique and classic cars, steam engines, antique cider press, orchard tours, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors age 60 and up, children under 12 free, with ample free parking.
11 8th Annual Encore Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Race at 8:30am sponsored by the YWCA's Encore Breast Cancer Support Group. The race begins and ends at the YWCA on Fairfield Road and runs through Cumberland Township.
11 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
21 Gettysburg Halloween Parade through downtown Gettysburg at 7:30pm. The parade begins at the former Visitors Center parking lot off of Steinwehr Avenue and will travel onto Steinwehr, then north onto Baltimore Street, into Lincoln Square, east on York Street, south on Liberty, and disband at Lefever Street. Rain date: Oct. 28.
24-25 YWCA Children's Nearly New Sale, offering gently used seasonal clothing for kids as well as maternity clothes and toys.
26 4th annual running of the Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon.
Every Wednesday Farm Fresh Market at Gettysburg Rec Park from noon to 4pm.
Every Friday (starting 5/24) Farm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 5pm.
Every Friday and Saturday Farm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 2pm.
Every Saturday and Sunday Living History Reenactors at various sites around Gettysburg National Military Park. See the National Park Service's schedule of events for who will be where.

November 2014

2 Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall back!
14 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 4:30pm to 6:30pm or a repeat show from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Shows are limited to 50 people at a time. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
14 9th Annual Snowflake Gala Dinner at the Wyndham Hotel, proceeds to benefit Adams County Children's Advocacy. Call 717-337-9888 for more information.
14 The Remembrance Day Ball at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center from 8pm to midnight. 1860's period dress required, gentlemen in military or civilian and ladies in evening gowns. Purchase tickets online for $40 each or call 712-310-9383. All dances are called so beginners can participate, too.
14-15 The 12th annual President's Remembrance Day Dinner and Ball takes place in the main ballroom at the Gettysburg Hotel with the social hour beginning at 5:30pm and three course dinner served at 6:30pm followed by dancing. The Victorian Photography Studio will be present.
15 Remembrance Day Civil War era parade forms at 12 noon and moves at 1pm sharp, sponsored by Sons of the Union Veterans. Follows traditional route through Gettysburg: Lefever St to East Confederate to East Middle and Baltimore Streets, then up Steinwelr Ave. to end at the G.A.R. Memorial and High Water Mark Monument. Wreath laying ceremony at the G.A.R. Memorial at 10am.
15 A special performance of Candlelight at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8pm at 30 Chambersburg St. Free program with the songs and stories of a Civil War Hospital. Music begins outside at 7:30pm.
15 The National Civil War Ball (.jpg flier) to commemorate Remembrance Day, sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War organization. Takes place in the Wyndham at 8pm. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Ball proceeds are donated to Gettysburg National Miliary Park. Period dress is encouraged but not required. Authentic Civil War music provided by the Philadelphia Brigade Band (28th Pa.) and dancing led by the Victorian Dance Ensemble. Phone 740-369-3722.
15 12th Annual Luminary Commemoration held at the National Cemetery from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Over 3,500 luminaries are lit, one for each Civil War soldier buried in the Soldiers' National Cemetery. "Taps" will be played every half hour during the luminary presentation. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Free and open to the public.
19 151st Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Wreath Laying Ceremony at 9:30am, traditional Dedication Day proceedings, including the Gettysburg Address, at the brick rostrum at 9:45am. Free and open to the public. Keynote speaker: TBA. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Majestic Theater. Sponsored by the National Park Service, the Lincoln Fellowship of PA, and the Lincoln Forum Symposium at Gettysburg College.
19 Annual Graveside Salute to honor US Colored Troops from the Civil War, held in the Lincoln Cemetery beginning at the conclusion of the ceremony in the National Cemetery, approximately 10:30am. Pays tribute to Charles Parker and Henry Gooden, the only 2 colored veterans buried at Gettysburg. Contact Katie Lawhon at 717-334-1124.
27 Thanksgiving Day

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