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Celebrate Peach Season During August’s First Friday in Downtown Gettysburg

Published July 31, 2012

First Friday Gettysburg August

This Friday, August 3rd, is First Friday Gettysburg Style! Every month Gettysburg businesses join forces to offer special events and refreshments. Approximately 45 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg participate by hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours. This month’s event is a celebration of Adams County Peach Season. Most people know that Adams County is known as Apple Country, but did you know that along with apples, Adams County is the number one producer of peaches in Pennsylvania? Read about the 22 different peach varieties here from the Historic Round Barn and Farm Market.

Adams County Peaches

There is no doubt one of the many joys of summer in Gettysburg is the pleasure of sinking your teeth into a juicy, delicious Adams County peach! Be sure to experience this while in Gettysburg during First Friday.

Print out your First Friday coupon, get it signed by three participating retailers, and drop it off for a chance to win this month’s grand prize – a $75 gift certificate to Artworks.

Here are just a few things to put on your list during this very “peachy” Gettysburg First Friday:

Get your sweet fix at Sweeet! Candy Store.
Located at 100 Baltimore St. Sweeet will be offering free samples of Haribo Peach Treats and Albanese Peach Rings! They recommend washing it down with an ice cold Peach Nehi or choose from their selection of over 100 sodas!

Sip a Peach Slushie at Adams County Winery.
The forecast is calling for hot temperatures this Friday! This is a perfect reason to visit Adams County Winery at 25 Chambersburg St. to enjoy their Peachy Mango Tango Wine Slushies made with ACW wine. Normally sold for $5, these slushies will be on sale for $4 during First Friday.

Take home a peachy gift from Lord Nelson’s Gallery.
Lord Nelson’s Gallery, located at 27 1/2 Chambersburg St., will be debuting a brand new line of peach soaps by Greenwich Bay. Purchase a 6.35 oz. or 10.5 oz. size and receive a second soap of equal size half off!

Enjoy Dinner at McClellan’s Tavern located at the Gettysburg Hotel.
McClellan’s Tavern will be featuring Peach & Feta Quesadillas with Lime Honey Dipping Sauce and a Happy Hour Peach Bellini Drink Special. Enjoy dinner outside on the Patio at McClellan’s Tavern while overlooking charming Lincoln Square.

McClellan's Tavern outdoor seating on Lincoln Square

Enjoy outdoor seating at McClellan’s Tavern overlooking Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg

Visit the First Friday table located at Mr. G’s.
While you’re there (404 Baltimore St.), you must get a scoop (or two or three) of their fresh peach ice cream made with Hollabaugh Bros. fresh peaches!

Mr. G's Peach Ice Cream

Fresh peach ice cream from Mr. G’s

Visit GARMA’s website for a complete list of participating merchants and First Friday specials! See you for First Friday Gettysburg this Friday!

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