Gettysburg, PA - The flowering plants are poking out of the ground, the temperature is getting much warmer and everybody is itching to get outside of the house and get rid of their spring fever. Even after a mild winter, visitors will shortly celebrate at the chance to revitalize with a springtime escape to Gettysburg.
Gettysburg offers a perfect spring get away for those emerging from their cold weather hibernations. The apple and peach blossoms will before long be in full bloom all through the nearby Adams County country side, and a number of brand new events and festivals will certainly get tourists outdoors and making the most of the season.
“It’s thrilling to watch the Gettysburg countryside come alive in the spring,” said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. “In that spirit, it’s exciting to see travelers looking to get outdoors and get active with a spring getaway.”
This season, for the very first time, Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit & Farm Market in nearby Biglerville, Pa., is hosting its “Bees n’ Blossoms Festival” from April 28-29. Tours through the blossoming orchards, games and activities for kids, entertainment and educational activities are scheduled for this inaugural spring event.
Find out a lot more about the “Bees n’ Blossoms Festival” at www.HollabaughBros.com.
And a couple of weeks later, the Gettysburg BBQ Festival, also a brand new event, will showcase world class bar-b-que samples, a craft beer garden, live entertainment all day and a bbq competition certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The event will be held on Saturday, May 26 with tickets on sale now at www.GettysburgBBQFestival.com.
All these new happenings join a number of traditional events such as the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, May 17-20; the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show, May 19; and the Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade (one of the oldest in the United States), on May 28.
Spring in Gettysburg is a awesome blend of relaxation and entertainment. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve provides 10 miles of hiking trails, a nature center and programs that showcase the areas nature and wildlife. Strawberry Hill is a picture-perfect destination to enjoy a warm spring day relaxing or connecting once again with Mother Nature.
The Gettysburg country side is packed with golf courses, campgrounds, shopping and various other fun family activities like farm markets, roadside attractions, zoos and museums. For history enthusiasts, tours of the Civil War battlefield are in full swing, including horseback, bicycle, bus, Segway or scooter, and living history encampments are setting up around the battlefield and other Civil War sites.
The Gettysburg area includes a wide array of lodging, dining, entertainment and shopping that offers visitors from all-around the country with an ideal escape after winter thaws.