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Experience Gettysburg Culture During The Fringe Festival

Published June 17, 2011

While you’re checking out all of the wonderful events going on for the Gettysburg Festival this week, don’t forget to look into the Fringe Festival!

About the Fringe Festival:
The Gettysburg Fringe Festival is the community’s complement to the Gettysburg Festival. The Fringe Festival organizes, facilitates and promotes about 25 diverse events within Adams County’s thriving arts community and features a broad spectrum of talented artists, artisans, local businesses and other unique happenings in the area. From the local music scene and folk art, to garden tours and historic Gettysburg events, the Fringe Festival provides alternate programming–with local artistic flair–to the Gettysburg Festival.

At the 4th Annual Gettysburg Fringe Festival, June 10-19, 2011:  Experience first-hand the antiques, architecture and archaeology of a Federal-style house built in 1805. Watch, enjoy and ask questions of plein air artists as they paint the scenic, historic vistas of Gettysburg. See local artists’ exhibits and demonstrations, sample local foods and wine, and hear the sweet harmonies and melodies of community bands, musical ensembles and choruses. Through food, music, history, art and much more, each Gettysburg Fringe Festival event allows you to immerse yourself in the rich, local culture of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

View the entire list of events here.

Just a sampling of events…

Gettysburg Plein Air "Paint Out"

Plein Air “Paint Out” Remaining Dates and Times:

Saturday, June 18:
Henry Culp Farm, 9 am-noon
NPS Eisenhower Farm/Rose Garden, 9 am-2 pm
All American Brass Band Picnic, 11 am-5 pm

Sunday, June 19:
Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station, Plein Air Artists’ Reception, 1 pm–4 pm
Artists exhibiting artwork completed during the 10 days of the Festival; for sale to the public. Entertainment provided by artist Jonathan Frazier.
Please note that exact times and sites may vary depending on conditions beyond our control such as weather.

Historic Round Barn

Music and Machines at the Historical Round Barn:
This Father’s Day Fringe Festival event features a special display of antique tractors, engines and unique vehicles. Even “The General Lee,” of “Dukes of Hazzard” TV fame, will be on display. Kick back and relax to live music with the Klinger McFry Band–a well-known local band playing a variety of everyone’s favorites. Food offerings for Dad and the family include pit beef, pit ham and all the fixin’s. It’s the perfect combination to make Dad’s day special! Free admission.

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