Celebrate art, culture, and cuisine at the Gettysburg Festival June 8-17

Gettysburg Festival

Immerse yourself in American arts, culture, and cuisine at the Gettysburg Festival June 8-17.

Now in its fifth year, the ten-day celebration features dozens of free and ticketed music, art, film, food, and theater events in a variety of locations around town.

A few examples of what's scheduled for this year's festival follow:

Chocolate on Broadway
Get ready for an evening of hilarious Broadway-style improv entertainment followed by a decadent chocolate Festival chefsreception designed by former White House Chef Walter Scheib (Majestic Theater).
June 15, 9:30 p.m.

Oklahoma! Film Showing, Pie Auction, and Reception
“Come sweepin' down the plain” with Shirley Jones and Gordon MacCrea in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s legendary musical. Following the movie, check out the pie auction and reception (Majestic Theater).
June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Childrens Arts Faire: A Step Back in Time
Children of all ages can bring history to life through music, stories, art, and fun at the Festival Main Stage (Memorial Field).
June 15, 12 p.m.

All-American Brass Picnic
A classic summertime experience, the All-American Brass picnic will spotlight a few of the best brass groups from the mid-Atlantic Festival attendeesregion at the Festival Main Stage (Memorial Field).
June 16, 12 p.m.

Adams County Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition
Artists throughout the mid-Atlantic region submitted a variety of two- and three-dimensional works of art for consideration by juror RenéTreviño (Schmucker Art Gallery).
June 8-17, 10 a.m.

Whether you’re watching improv, eating farm-to-table cuisine, listening to live music, or looking at beautiful pieces of artwork, you’re sure to have a great time at the Gettysburg Festival.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.gettysburgfestival.org. The Gettysburg Festival is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college, which enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students, is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Tracey Dukert, assistant director of news content, 717.337.6521

Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2012

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