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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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The Best of Second City

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Chicago’s legendary improv comedy show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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OCT5

Twin Hearts

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Written by Gettysburg College Professor of Theatre, Susan Russell, this play tells the story of the lives of Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller and the incredible bond they shared...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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OCT5

Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

Sunday, October 6, 2019

We welcome everyone to join us four our annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services, where we honor and pray for the men and women who serve our country at sea. Saint Elizabeth Ann...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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OCT6

Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield

Sunday, October 6, 2019

From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life. Gettysburg National M...

Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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OCT6

Fall Carlisle

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fall Carlisle – a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction – is the next to last event of the calendar year for Carlisle Events and marks the en...

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-7855
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OCT6

Free Dobbin House Tours

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentation highlights the house b...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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OCT6

General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee on the Glen Rock Express

Sunday, October 6, 2019

General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee are brought to life by living historians Frank and Bonnie Orlando. Learn about these two great Americans as friends, husband and wife, father an...

Northern Central Railway- Steam Into History
2 W Main St, New, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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OCT6

General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee on the Hanover Junction Flyer

Sunday, October 6, 2019

General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee are brought to life by living historians Frank and Bonnie Orlando. Learn about these two great Americans as friends, husband and wife, father an...

Northern Central Railway- Steam Into History
2 W Main St, New, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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OCT6

Historic Downtown Food Tour

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Eat your way through Gettysburg! Enjoy downtown in a whole new way as we eat our way through the most delicious and historic neighborhoods on this Gettysburg food tour. Embark...

Downtown Gettysburg
101 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, pa 17325
717-688-9584
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OCT6

Hollabaugh Apple Harvest Weekends

Sunday, October 6, 2019

While the main festival takes place at the South Mountain Fairgrounds just a few miles from the farm, no trip to Adams County would be complete without a stop at the market ...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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OCT6

Live Music with The Willy's

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Spend a Sunday afternoon on the patio at Boyer Cellars listening to local favorite band "The Willy's" while sipping on wine and cider from the Tasting Room! The ...

Boyer Cellars
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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OCT6

Living History Encampments

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Special weekends throughout the season, the Gettysburg Heritage Center host living history encampments. These Civil War camps are free and open to the public. The reenact...

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6245
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OCT6

National Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for ove...

South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-9413
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OCT6

Orvis Game Fair & Sporting Weekend

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Come on out to Orvis Hill Country for our first annual Game Fair & Sporting Weekend! Embrace fall, and celebrate the season’s change surrounded by over 500 acres of ...

Orvis Hill Country - Shooting Grounds
519 Gladhill Road, Fairfield, PA 17320
717-253-9665
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OCT6

Pick-Your-Own Apple Harvest!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Pick-Your-Own Apple Harvest begins Labor Day weekend! Picking Dates: Starting August 31, 2019 and we plan to be open through October 20, 2019 (weather permitting) Pic...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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OCT6

Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Inspired by the permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith opens to the public July 20, 2019, in the Getty...

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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OCT6

Twin Hearts

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Written by Gettysburg College Professor of Theatre, Susan Russell, this play tells the story of the lives of Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller and the incredible bond they shared...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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OCT6

Month of Lunches: Taste of the Islands

Monday, October 7, 2019

Get a taste of the islands with the Adams County Arts Council's Month of Lunches Series with Chef Subarna. Each lunch is $15 (unless otherwise indicated) and includes...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT7

National Theatre Live

Monday, October 7, 2019

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. Plays are shown in high...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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OCT7

Pick-Your-Own Apple Harvest!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Pick-Your-Own Apple Harvest begins Labor Day weekend! Picking Dates: Starting August 31, 2019 and we plan to be open through October 20, 2019 (weather permitting) Pic...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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OCT7

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