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SEP 15

Canceled: Adams County Heritage Festival

***The planning committee for the Adams County Heritage Festival has determined that the 27th annual Festival, scheduled for Sunday, September 16, must be canceled. Due to recent rains, the Gettysburg Area Recreation Park is not in condition to host an outdoor festival, and there is a likelihood of further rain on the festival weekend. The indoor event, Bread for Each Other as part of the festival, is also canceled.The committee expresses regret to all who were planning to be part of the festival, celebrating the diverse cultural heritages of our community through sharing food, music, arts and crafts. It hopes everyone will be able to join next year, when the festival is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15. The committee will work to engage an alternative location in case weather again precludes an outdoor event.

The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children's play, as well as a full afternoon of children's activities, including games, storytelling and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaraunteurs and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

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