If you “may,” you might celebrate this lovely May weekend with two semiannual events currently taking place—The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival and the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. Both events are celebrating their first 2015 event out of two that will take place this year, delivering the same traditional sense of fun and quality loyal attendees have come to know and love.
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival started its run on Thursday, May 14, and will continue on through the close of Sunday, May 17. Held twice a year on the site of Granite Hills Campgrounds, the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is now celebrating its 70th semiannual May event with four days of continuous entertainment and onsite activities. Ongoing entertainment can be found on two stages set up within the camp and includes an array of musicians and bands who will be singing, playing instruments, performing songs, and even leading workshops and open jam sessions.
Thursday and Friday events have already met with great success and Saturday and Sunday promise to deliver too, with a wonderful compilation of performers to take to the stage, lead informative workshops, and hold open workshops. Furthermore, in addition to the musical scene unfolding before you, you can also enjoy many other onsite amenities during the festival including great food, arts and crafts vendors, merchandise, and the numerous camp-related activities such as bonfires, hiking, onsite facilities, lodging, and more.
Granite Hill Camping Resort is located at 3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. For more information on the amenities offered, call 717-642-8749. For additional details about the Bluegrass Festival, visit www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.
Two times a year, the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association (GARMA) holds two open-air, outdoor antique shows right in the heart of Gettysburg. The first one takes place as a May springtime event and the other is held in September as a pre-autumn affair. The spring installment is among us today, May 16, in the form of the first of the 48th semiannual Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show.
Come out to Lincoln Square between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and you will find over 120 antique dealers and collectors setting up shop or browsing about. Dubbed a “buyer’s and seller’s paradise,” you can expect an abundance of great finds and high-quality antiques and collectibles. From primitive cupboards, farm tables and furniture, sideboards, glass, ironstone, lamps, coins, jewelry, old toys, clothing, knives, clocks, and more, you will find dozens of diverse collectibles. Brand name pieces you can expect to find include, but are not limited to: Heisley Cambridge, Fostoria, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Haviland, Rockwood, and Roseville.
Come out and celebrate May with a Gettysburg community tradition. Whether it’s Bluegrass or antiques, these events may take place twice a year, but each installment is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.