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Things to do in Adams County

Getting away to Gettysburg? Want to add something fun - take a short drive to one of the many small towns with big offerings. Love farm markets and crafts - head out to Apple Country and spend the day, or the weekend, at our overflowing markets and orchards. Wine tasting anyone - then head to our countryside and enjoy the flavors - and the scenic sights. Antique hunting - don't miss New Oxford or East Berlin. Be sure to take your time - wander through a covered bridge, have a picnic in the vineyard, or just take a country drive - just be sure to enjoy your stay.

Things to do in Adams County
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Gettysburg, PA
Shop the Market 7 am to 12 noon every Saturday morning from April to October on Lincoln Square.
Gettysburg, PA
Constructed in 1894 by Joseph Smith, this Burr-truss covered bridge is the only covered bridge in Adams County still used for daily traffic.
Fairfield, PA
Third & 4th generation family farm with seasonal, on-farm market featuring many kinds of tree fruit, vegetables, melons, berries, & fall ornamentals.
Arendtsville, PA
This quiet, genteel Bed and Breakfast is the best of beautiful surroundings, gracious hospitality, and exceptional service.
Gettysburg, PA
The Chamber advances, promotes, attracts, stimulates, rehabilitates and revitalizes New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
New Oxford, PA
Hickory Bridge Farm is a wonderful place to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the country in our lovely bed and breakfast.
Orrtanna, PA
Eight miles west of Gettysburg on Route 30, discover Gettysburg's first winery. Free tastings daily in a 130 year-old bank barn.
Orrtanna, PA
For nearly 200 years, the Cashtown Inn has greeted hungry travelers. Today's menu features traditional foods prepared in an eclectic fashion.
Cashtown, PA
1897 Victorian mansion of 6 rooms & suites personally decorated with Victorian and antique furnishings. Full breakfast & afternoon tea.
East Berlin, PA
Office machines and furniture for all of your business needs.
New Oxford, PA
Allenberry, a 57-acre Country Estate with professional theatre along the famous "Yellow Breeches," features lodging, restaurants, swimming and tennis.
Boiling Springs, PA
Just 5 minutes from Lincoln Square, our 3-bedroom home offers peace, quiet and privacy for 2 to 8 people with all the comforts of home.
Gettysburg, PA
Built at the turn of the 20th Century, discover old-world charm with modern day comforts. The home has been in the Martin family for 82 years.
Fairfield, PA
The Historic Round Barn and Round Barn Farm Market is owned and operated by Knouse Fruitlands, Inc. The barn is just 8 miles west of Gettysburg.
Biglerville, PA
Discover over 100 professional dealers in 300,000 square feet of display space. Just 10 miles east of Gettysburg on Route 30.
New Oxford, PA
On business or pleasure, the Whites cordially invite you to stay at The Beechmont, a place with all the comforts of home and none of the demands.
Hanover, PA
A free, self-guided tour takes of a small town, just 20-minutes east of Gettysburg. Allow approximately 60-minutes to complete the tour.
Gettysburg, PA
Local family owned builder with communities in both York and Adams Counties specializing in building new homes for all lifestyles.
Hanover, PA
Visit our 10,000 sq. ft. fireworks superstore! Pennsylvania's largest selection of fireworks under one roof! Nine miles south of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg, PA
Trone Outdoor Advertising brings your business message to the consumer with outdoor billboard advertising.
Hanover, PA
Built in 1743, the house was located along Mason & Dixon's survey line with half in PA & half in MD. Today, we offer 4 rooms, 3 in MD & 1 in PA.
Gettysburg, PA
Beautiful fruit farm & guest house attached just 15 minutes from Gettysburg. Enjoy picking fresh fruit, fishing in our pond, or gathering fresh eggs.
Biglerville, PA
We proudly serve regional airports to transport you to Gettysburg. Diana's Limousines is a proud member of the National Limousine Association.
Littlestown, PA
Located in Fairfield, minutes from downtown Gettysburg & Ski Liberty, The Corner Brick combines a taste of past elegance with today's comforts.
Fairfield, PA
Since opening in 1993, a favorite choice for local & visiting golfers offering an outstanding challenge with two distinctly different nines.
Littlestown, PA
Nowhere will you find more authentic German merchandise than at The Christmas Haus. Only 7 miles east of Gettysburg on Route 30. Open 7 days a week.
New Oxford, PA
The 1863 Gettysburg Civilians: Hear their stories! Experience their drama! Knowledgeable, period-attired guides bring Gettysburg's history alive.
Gettysburg, PA
A farm adventure waiting just for you - themed corn mazes with in-maze games, pick-your-own pumpkin field, hayrides, a zip line, corn box, and more!
Aspers, PA
Expansive views & wonderful wines made in our production cellar. Daily tastings. 8 miles west of Gettysburg off Rte 30, 1 mile North, look for signs.
Biglerville, PA
Hospitality & delicious dinners served in a 190 year-old barn. Family recipes served include American foods favored by the area's German settlers.
Orrtanna, PA
The self-guided tour takes you through Adams County's historic interests, natural beauty & rolling orchards covering over 36 miles around Gettysburg.
Gettysburg, PA
See over 10,000 elephants. Home to one of the most unique gift shops with plush room, Pez & magnet room, & the largest candy display in the territory!
Orrtanna, PA
A 3rd generation, family farm & market with fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, & fruit gift baskets; educational orchard tours for groups.
Biglerville, PA
Washington, DC tour by motor coach includes a stop at Arlington National Cemetery. Pick-ups at most Gettysburg accommodations.
Gettysburg, PA
This upscale limited service hotel offers free high-speed internet, guest laundry, fitness center, express start breakfast & 24-hour guest service.
Hanover, PA
Explore Adams County along this special trail including 2 of the area's newest wineries, 2 nurseries and 6 farm markets.
Orrtanna, PA
Est. 1790, ten contemporary & traditional furnished rooms offer private baths, some with whirlpool tubs, wireless internet & Continental breakfast.
Abbottstown, PA
Since 1950, Totem Pole Playhouse has provided professional summer theatre with high quality artists and a wide variety of theatrical programming.
Fayetteville, PA
Located in the quiet town of Blue Ridge Summet, PA is this beautifully restored springhouse. The Inn is very unique, as guests rent the entire house!
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.
Gettysburg, PA
10 miles of trails featuring woodlands, mountain streams, ponds, & a restored mineral quarry. Trails open daily; trail maps & birding lists at kiosks.
Fairfield, PA
Two dining options in one restaurant... Lunch and dinner served daily at Lulu's Grille and Spirits or the Underside Pub & Eatery.
Abbottstown, PA
Enjoy our Civil War Farm, located on 65 acres just 5 miles from the Gettysburg National Military Park. There are 2 beautifully decorated facilities.
Littlestown, PA
Two guided driving tours offering a look into the African American history of Gettysburg and Adams County. Reservations required.
Gettysburg, PA
Enjoy the Annual National Apple Harvest Festival at the South Mountain Fairgrounds. Join the fun the first 2 full weekends of Oct. rain or shine.
Biglerville, PA
Liberty Resort is a resort for all seasons!
Carroll Valley, PA
View a collection of vintage racecars, artifacts, research library of rare books, and sport of auto racing documents & photos, plus a gift shop.
York Springs, PA
Located on the Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg, July 4, 1863, food, spirits & lodging.
Fairfield, PA
Penn National Golf Course Community is a 1,400 planned recreational community nestled at the foothills of South Mountain.
Fayetteville, PA
A 5th generation family-owned business. The only complete wholesale/retail garden center & farm market in Adams County, plus pick-your-own in season.
Biglerville, PA
The self-guided tour travels east & northeast of Gettysburg to East Cavalry Battlefield, New Oxford & East Berlin, covering 40 miles of Adams County.
Gettysburg, PA
This brick encased log house is the second oldest building in New Oxford. Features private baths, sitting areas, fireplaces and central air.
New Oxford, PA
1840 four-bedroom farmhouse and cozy country cottage nestled in the middle of 83-acres of rolling Pennsylvania countryside.
East Berlin, PA
From the freshest fruits and produce to flowers, herbs, vineyards, and more, our markets bring the best of Adams County to three convenient locations
Gettysburg, PA
Inn, Estate & Full Spa on 30 acres of gardens, ponds, pasture, woods & waterfalls with 5 gracious Guest Quarters just minutes from Lincoln Square.
Gettysburg, PA
Circa 1797, 7 suites welcome you to an Inn where historians claim more Confederates passed through the front door than any other north of Richmond.
Cashtown, PA
Attractions for the entire family - indoor/outdoor electric go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, indoor play area, rollerball bowling and arcade games
Hanover, PA
Events
Zumba, Sangria, & Skinny Jeans
The last Tuesday of every month!
Presented by:
Hauser Estate Winery
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Thanksgiving Dinner
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Holiday Event
Resl Lenz Glass Ornaments
Live Demonstrations in English
Presented by:
The Christmas Haus
Time: See description for details
Holiday Event
The Log House Christmas Crafts Show
Presented by the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society
Presented by:

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Holiday Event
Home For The Holidays
Time: 7:00pm
Theater Event
Hosting Live Local Musicians
Featuring Blackhand
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert Event
Festival Choral Vespers for Advent presented by Music, Gettysburg!
Kicking off the holiday season with candlelight, prayer, hymns, and some of the most sublime choral music of the last 4 centuries.
Presented by:

Time: 7:30pm
Musical Event
Open For Lunch
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Culinary Event
Holiday Beer Tasting and Dinner
The Gaslight Inn's first Beer Tasting Dinner!
Presented by:
The Gaslight Inn
Time: See description for details
Culinary Event
Local Singer Songwriter Night
Featuring Ben Wenk
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Concert Event
Paint and Wine Night
Be an Artist for a Night
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Art Event
A Christmas Story
Time: See description for details
Theater Event
Feasts of Christmas
Annual holiday celebration
Time: 6:30pm
Culinary Event
Holiday Open House
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Holiday Event
Hosting Live Local Musicians
Featuring Rhyne McCormick
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert Event
Holiday Open House
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Holiday Event
Hosting Live Local Musicians
Featuring LeBlanc & Kissinger
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert Event
Saint Nicholas Day
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Family Fun Event
Craft Workshop - Holiday Greens Wreath
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Art Event
Muller Wooden Art from the Erzgebirge
Presented by:
The Christmas Haus
Time: Tuesday Noon-7:00pm & Wednessday 9:30am-3:00pm
Holiday Event
Women's Singer Songwriter Night
Featuring Kayla Kroh & Drummer
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Concert Event
Local Singer Songwriter Night
Featuring Doug Alan Wilcox
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Concert Event
A Christmas Story
Time: See description for details
Theater Event
Hosting Live Local Musicians
Featuring Across the Pond
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert Event
FREE HISTORIC DOBBIN HOUSE TOUR
Presented by:
Dobbin House Tavern
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Special Tour Event
Hosting Live Local Musicians
Featuring Pale Barn Ghosts
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert Event
Winter Wonderland at the Winery
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wine Event
Christmas Offering presented by Music, Gettysburg!
The annual holiday sampler, featuring "On Christmas Night," with Wayne Hill, Ed Stanley, the Gettysburg Children's Choir, and Bel Voce, led by Teresa Bowers.
Presented by:

Time: 7:00pm
Musical Event
Women's Singer Songwriter Night
Featuring Teresa Paul
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Concert Event
Local Singer Songwriter Night
Featuring Philadelphia Avenue
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Concert Event
Hosting Live Local Musicians
Featuring Strung Tight
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert Event
Zumba, Sangria, & Skinny Jeans
The last Tuesday of every month!
Presented by:
Hauser Estate Winery
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Live Piano Music
Featuring Ed Bower
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Musical Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
Souper Sundays at Adams County Winery
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: Sundays 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wine Event
Owl Prowl
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Outdoors Event
College Days and Nights at Liberty Mountain
Time: Wednesdays
College Event
Winter Trails Snowshoe Demo Day
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Outdoors Event
2015 Project Gettysburg-Leon Annual Nicaragua Night Auction
Presented by:

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Fundraiser Event
Hibrewnation Festival of Beer
Presented by:

Time: Noon-6:00pm
Beer/Craft Brew Event
Bridal Show Spectacular
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Special Exhibit Event
Burns Night presented by Music, Gettysburg!
Scottish music and poetry to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, ending with conversation and conviviality over tea and shortcake, with Cormorant's Fancy.
Presented by:

Time: 7:30pm
Musical Event
RENT
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning Rock Musical
Time: See description for details
Theater Event
Wine Cork Tray Craft Workshop
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Art Event
10th Annual Ryan Lichtenberg Memorial Rail Jam
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Sports Event
Seminary Ridge Museum History Conversations Book Series
The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African-American Experience by: Samuel Black
Time: 3:00pm
Educational Event
RENT
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning Rock Musical
Time: See description for details
Theater Event
Owl Prowl
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Outdoors Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
Gettysburg Rocks
Presented by:

Concert Event
Chowderfest 2015
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Culinary Event
Felix Hell, organist presented by Music, Gettysburg!
We've been counting the days since last year - the mighty Andover will sing and dance!
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO
Presented by:
Majestic Theater
Time: 7:30pm
Concert Event
TREASURE ISLAND
National Theatre Live from the London Stage!
Presented by:
Majestic Theater
Time: 2:00pm
Theater Event
Fiddler On The Roof jr.
Time: See description for details
Theater Event
8th Annual A Women's Purse Live & Silent Auction
Time: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Fundraiser Event
Home Wine Making Class
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wine Event
Mount Hope Maple Madness
Time: See description for details
Outdoors Event
Jeff Fahnestock, tenor, and James Hontz, guitar presented by Music, Gettysburg!
Two of Sunderman Conservatory's most honored faculty members climb the Hill for a magnificent evening
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
Wine and Cheese Sundays
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Culinary Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
Winter Fitness Hike
Baker's Knob Trail with Naturalist Guide
Time: Steps off at 2:00pm
Outdoors Event
The Irish in Gettysburg
A walking tour of the Irish Brigade
Living History Event
John Scott Adams Seminar
Pickett's Charge: 1922, The Marine Maneuvers at Gettysburg
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Educational Event
The Metta Ensemble presented by Music, Gettysburg!
Works by Copland and Dvorak highlight this new area favorite
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
Easter Candy and Wine Pairing
Presented by:
Adams County Winery
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Wine Event
John Scott Adams Seminar
Pickett's Charge: 1922, The Marine Maneuvers at Gettysburg
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Educational Event
Gettysburg College Choir presented by Music, Gettysburg!
The College Choir repeats the homecoming concert from its Nicaraguan tour as a benefit for Project Gettysburg-Leon.
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
Wayne Hill And Friends presented by Music, Gettysburg!
Some of the area's favorite performers celebrate Easter in style!
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
17th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg
Hosted By Nittany Greyhounds
Dog Show Event
"Living History" Demonstrations & Events
Presented by:
The Rupp House
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Educational Event
Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble with Schola Cantorum presented by Music, Gettysburg!
Party like it's 1500 as the world's finest Renaissance band returns to Gettysburg.
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
Gettysburg North-South Marathon
Presented by:

Time: 6:15am-Noon
Sports Event
American Odyssey Relay Race
a Race through History
Presented by:

Time: See Website
Special Tour Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
60th Annual Apple Blossom Festival
Sponsored by Adams Country Fruit Growers Association
Presented by:

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Agricultural Event
Hertitage Hike
Pickett's Charge: 1922: The Marine Maneuvers at Gettysburg
Time: See description for details
Educational Event
Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra presented by Music, Gettysburg!
A Mother's Day tradition, this year featuring soprano Margaret Folkemer, with arias by Handel and Mozart.
Presented by:

Time: 4:00pm
Musical Event
Mother's Day Celebration
Time: Noon-5:00pm
Family Fun Event
69th Semi Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Located at Granite Hill Camping Resort on Sterling Pavilion
Time: See Website
Concert Event
148th Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
sponsored by Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission
Presented by:

Time: 2:00pm
Parade Event
"Courtyard Chats" at the Historic Rupp House
Presented by:
The Rupp House
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Educational Event
Man and Superman
National Theatre Live from the London Stage!
Presented by:
Majestic Theater
Time: 7:00pm
Theater Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
2015 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival
Presented by:

Time: See description for details
Musical Event
8th Annual Gettysburg Fest
Time: See description for details
Festival Event
Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally
benefits Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation
Presented by:
Days Inn Gettysburg
Fundraiser Event
Celebrate Fathers
Time: Noon-5:00pm
Family Fun Event
42nd Annual Civil War & Collectors' Show
The largest Civil War artifacts & collectibles show in the nation!
Presented by:
The Daniel Lady Farm
Time: Sat. 10am-5pm & Sun. 9am-2pm
Collectors Show Event
152nd Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment
A 2015 American Bus Association Top 100 Event
Time: Gates open at 8:30am
Living History Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
Gettysburg Bike Week
Time: 10:00am-10:30pm
Motorcycle Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
Annual Peach Festival
Free Event!
Time: Noon-5:00pm
Festival Event
70th Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Located at Granite Hill Camping Resort on Sterling Pavilion
Time: See description for details
Concert Event
2nd Annual Gettysburg Brew Fest
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Festival Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
USO Show and Dance
Hosted by the New Oxford Area Historical Society
Presented by:

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Fundraiser Event
24th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival
Presented by:

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Festival Event
Fairfield Pippinfest
Presented by:

Time: 8:00am-6:00pm Saturday & 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday
Festival Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
51st Annual National Apple Harvest Festival
First 2 weekends in October!
Time: Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm Rain or Shine
Festival Event
Annual Olde Getty Place Gettysburg Halloween Parade
Presented by:

Time: 7:30pm
Parade Event
Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half Marathon & 5K
Presented by:

Community Health Event
New Oxford 8th Annual Harvest Day & Parade
New Oxford's Traditional Fall Classic
Time: 10:00am-4:30pm
Family Fun Event
55th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event
A Ten Thousand Villages Event
Presented by:

Time: See Listing for details
Gift Show Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
The President's 13th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball
Two evenings, Friday and Saturday
Presented by:

Time: See description for details
Civil War Ball Event
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
special discounts and late shopping hours
Family Fun Event
153rd Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment
Time: Gates open at 8:30am
Living History Event
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by:

Parade Event
154th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment
Time: Gates open at 8:30am
Living History Event
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by:

Parade Event
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by:

Parade Event
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by:

Parade Event
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by:

Parade Event
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by:

Parade Event
Packages/Specials
$49 Thursdays!
Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages for everyone ages 8 and up
Thursday, January 08, 2015 until Thursday, January 29, 2015
Winter Specials
30% Off
Sunday, November 02, 2014 until Saturday, February 28, 2015
College Days and Nights!
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 until Wednesday, March 25, 2015