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The Fall 2018 Gettysburg Hit List

Published September 28, 2018

It’s already fall – can you believe it? We’ve enjoyed the summer so much here in Adams County – Bounty of the County, outdoor dining, and especially the rooftop pool – but there is just something about the autumn that makes us feel excited. Gettysburg and the surrounding area is full of life during the fall months and we can’t wait to share it with you. This month, we’re sharing the top five things that we think you need to experience for the best visit to Adams County.

#1 – The Annual National Apple Harvest Festival

South Mountain Fairgrounds
October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 2018

For over 50 years, this festival has brought people to Adams County from far and wide for family-friendly weekends. Crafts, live music, delicious food, petting zoo, demonstrations, and even an Apple Queen await you at this classic fall event.

#2 – Let Us Entertain You

Majestic Theater
Gettysburg Community Theatre
All autumn long!

Gettysburg has a bustling theater scene that you can’t miss! There are so many options to see live performances over the next few months in the area and we can’t decide which we’re most excitd about! Celebrate the 25th annual anniversary of the movie “Gettysburg” with the director Ron Maxwell at the Majestic, or take in bit of World War II history with “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Community Theatre.

#3 – Remembrance Day Dinner and Ball

Gettysburg Hotel
November 16th and 17th, 2018

Everyone in town always looks forward to Remembrance Day Weekend in Gettysburg. The dinner and ball at our hotel has been held here for the past 16 years and it just keeps getting better and better. Friday night’s dinner has been deemed ‘The Tartan Ball’ to commemorate those of Celtic heritage who fought during the Civil War. The night will include a Celtic harpist, the reciting of a traditional Celtic poem, and will be called to order with a ‘Calling of the Clans’. Saturday night will be a grand celebration of patriotic pride and everyone is encouraged to wear any period decoration that matches the theme.


#4 – Farmer’s Market Tour and Cooking Class

Downtown Gettysburg
For specific dates and times, visit the Savor Gettysburg website

As demonstrated this summer (link to Bounty of the County), Gettysburg is the welcome recipient of delicious local ingredients – proteins, produce, and the like are available at the weekly Farmer’s Market. Team up with our friends at Savor Gettysburg for a tour of the market and a cooking class teaching you how to best utilize the unique and fresh ingredients you’ll find.

#5 – Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Gettysburg Heritage Center
For dates and reservations, visit the Heritage Center’s website

Join Victorian Carriage Company as they partner with the Gettysburg Heritage Center to take you on a 30-minute horse-drawn tour with historian Ken Rich. Experience the first-hand accounts of soldiers and civilians who endured the battle and lived through the aftermath. It’s a unique way to experience the history of our downtown.

The Gettysburg Hotel offers many different packages to help make your stay in our historic town perfect. To view our offerings, visit our Gettysburg Hotel specials page. We hope to see you this fall!

Until next time,
Allie Harris
Gettysburg Hotel Insider

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