Skip to main content

Gettysburg's 2015 festivals go from beer to apples

It's festival-orama in Gettysburg. For a small town, they know how to entertain.

Check out these annual festivals:

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Aug 13-16 (and again in May): Big names in bluegrass perform throughout each day (and there's a little bit of new grass, singer/songwriter and Americana as well). Performances this year will include Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Gibson Brothers and The SteelDrivers. Food vendors, arts and crafts and other shopping available. Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road.

Gettysburg Brew Fest, Aug. 22: More than 50 craft breweries from the region and country bring their beer and hard cider to this one-day event on Seminary Ridge. Unlimited tastings, provided in 3-ounce glasses, music, and four food trucks. VIP tickets are already sold out this year; general admission is $45. (Buy tickets in advance; the event sold out in 2014.) Hours: 4:30-8 p.m. Lutheran Theological Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge.

Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival, Sept. 12 and 13: The spotlight is on the wine here with 25 wineries in attendance. Live music goes from 12:30-6 p.m. each day. Thirteen food trucks are scheduled, including Keep It Smokin' BBQ and Nooners Wood-Fired Pizza. Booths will also include a wide variety of vendors, including jewelry and specialty foods. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance. Chairs and portable tents are welcome. 95 Presidential Circle (Gettysburg Gateway).

National Apple Harvest Festival, Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11: This is a family event with hay rides, pony rides, pie eating contest, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and much more, not to mention apples in every form. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $10 and free for children 12 and younger, includes shuttle bus from parking lot to the festival. South Mountain Fairgrounds, Arendtsville (10 miles from Gettysburg); use 614 Narrows Road, Biglerville on your GPS.

Also check out:

Discover fun, food and beer in Gettysburg