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Local Gettysburg Events & Festivals


Living History Camps - Most Weekends April - November

Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts complimentary Living History Encampments. Visitors are welcomed to actively learn by strolling through the camp, viewing drills and demonstrations and engage in conversations with historians. 
Click here for Living History Camps information
For more information: 717-334-6245    or email: info@gettysburgmuseum.com

95th Annual South Mountain Fair- August 1-5, 2017

Head out to the South Mountain Fair for some old fashioned fun. Explore the exhibit buildings, watch the animal judging, ride the rides and take in some good food. Admission just $7.00 per person and includes the rides! (Children under 36" FREE) 
Click here for more information including the daily schedule: Click here

One Hundred Nights of Taps - Through Labor Day

The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers' National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Click here for website

Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - September 10 & 11, 2017

Where the North & South meet, let's drink wine! Enjoy a Fall festival at Central Pennslyvania's premier wine event. Savor hundreds of wines from oveEvents of Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburgr 25 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy great live music. Click here for website

4th Annual Sweet Potato Festival - September 16 & 17, 2017

Food, music and sweet FUN! The 4th Annual Sweet Potato Festival will have Larry Frey's Sweet Potato Fries, soup, funnel cakes, whoopie pies and more. Live music all day long! 
For more information click here


National Apple Harvest Festival - First two full weekends in October

The National Apple Harvest Festival celebrates beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food 50+ years and counting. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment.
Special Attractions Include: The Apple Auditorium and Antique Cars, Steam Engine Displays, Orchard Tours, Petting Zoo, Craftsman Demonstrations, and Appearances by PA Apple Queen.  For more information click here

Destination Gettysburg - Year round

Visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania can be a trip of a lifetime or an easy weekend getaway. Our rich history - which includes the Gettysburg Battlefield and so much more - will entice you to come, while our recreation and recent culinary resurgence will make you linger and return.
Click here to view Destination Gettysburg website: http://www.destinationgettysburg.com

Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon - October 22, 2017

Enjoy running 13.1 miles that wind through one of America's most historic areas, Gettysburg PA. The battle of Gettysburg symbolized the breach between North and South, and also marked the turning point of the war and the return to a single United States of America. The Blue-Gray Half Marathon is also a unique competition between runners representing the North and South. The Half Marathon starts/finishes on the Gateway Gettysburg Campus.
For more information click here: http://www.bluegrayhalf.com/about.html

Holiday Brunches 1863 Restaurant - Year Round

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with family. Start your family tradition in 1863 Restaurant located in the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. Our festive  holiday brunches are sure to please the entire family.
Reservations suggested  717-339-0020 x6019 or email us     
Visit our website: www.1863RestaurantandLounge.com