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6 things to do in Hanover-Adams County this weekend

From a music festival to the re-enactments, there's lots going on locally this weekend.

Rock Gettysburg (and other places) for a cause

Dozens of bands will rock Adams County for the fourth time this weekend during the Gettysburg Rocks music festival.

The event, which kicks off Friday at Reid's Winery and Cider House, features dozens bands performing at venues throughout the Hanover-Adams area. Admission is free for most venues, but all will offer opportunities to donate to the Four Diamonds Fund.

New to the festival this month is a venue in Hanover. Read more here.

Connect with Civil War history

After being rained out in July, the re-enactments are returning to Gettysburg.

The annual event, which draws thousands to Adams County each year, is set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 965 Pumping Station Road, just outside Gettysburg.

Read more about what to expect this year, including information about Confederate flags and changes from the July event.

Visit the Littlestown Fireman's Carnival

Saturday is your last chance to visit the carnival at Crouse Park in Littlestown. The annual event, which started Monday, opens nightly at 6 p.m.

Check out photos from this year's carnival

Gain an appreciation for local art

A free show will take place Aug. 4-29 at the Hanover Arts Guild. More than 175 works in various media will be displayed, and $2,100 in prizes will be given. An artists' reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Artist of the Month is Jennifer Riggs. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-7 pm. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The guild is located at 32 Carlisle St., Hanover. Call 717-632-2521 or visit for more information.

Eat chicken and check out cars

Food, cars, crafts, books and more will be available 9 a.m-4 p.m Saturday at the 55th Annual Chicken Barbecue, Car Show & Auction , with an auction beginning at 1 p.m. in Nicarry Meetinghouse. The free event takes place at Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford. For more information, call 717-624-5203 or visit

See a play

"Grease": Joyce DeWitt, as Rydell High principal Miss Lynch, leads a young cast of 19 in the musical at Totem Pole Playhouse. Performances start at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday through Aug. 16. Tickets range from $20 to $50. More information is available at or by calling 717-352-2164. Totem Pole Playhouse is located at 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville.

Read more about the play

"Camelot": Lerner and Loewe's classic musical is based on the story of King Arthur, the once and future king. Shows are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Aug. 14-23 at Gettysburg Community Theatre, 49 York St., Gettysburg. Tickets are $18. Call 717-334-2692 or visit for tickets or more information.