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Homegrown Hay Days 2022

Get ready to visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Homegrown Hay Days is traditionally held during the third weekend of October. Participating farms are stepping it up this year! On October 15th and 16th  2022, area farms will open up their doors. There’s no registration or ticket required. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them! Each farm plans to host a variety of special activities and events. While you’re enjoying your time on the farm, you’ll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County.

Celebrate our region’s history as an early center for iron making at this festival featuring blacksmithing demonstrations; hands-on casting and molding demonstrations by experts from Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site; guided tours of the historic village by costumed interpreters; a beer and wine garden; plein air artists; delicious historic foods; a wide variety of iron and metalwork arts, crafts, and jewelry; live period music; whimsical cannonball tosses and anvil-lifting contests; children’s activities; make it/take it opportunities, and more!  Partner events in surrounding parks and towns—including exhibits at the Museum of the Ironworker, educational speakers at the Thurmont Public Library, guided tours of the charcoal trail in nearby Catoctin Mountain National Park, and a commemoration of the role of Africans in ironmaking at Catoctin.

Back by popular demand!

Experience a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from Telluride’s annual Mountainfilm festival. These short films seek to use the power of cinema, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Rated PG-13 for language and thematic content.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Join Historians and Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman for a lively and fast-paced tour to some of Gettysburg’s most storied places with photos, fighting and folklore throughout.

The event will occur rain, shine, or snow. Please be prepared in terms of footwear and raingear, if needed. Some have found a portable stool to be helpful during stops. This eight-mile hike can only be enjoyed on foot. Expect rugged terrain but on established trails of grass, mulch or pavement. We will start, break for (BYO) lunch, and finish at the Museum and Visitor Center.

Tickets are $25 for current ACHS members and $40 for non-members. If you would like to become an ACHS member and take advantage of the lower price, please visit https://www.achs-pa.org/join-us/joinus.html to join today! If you are unsure of your membership status, please email us at info@achs-pa.org.

No refunds accepted unless there is a cancellation or rescheduling by ACHS.

UPDATE: As of 7/28 at 7PM, the program is sold out, but please consider adding your name to the wait list: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu5594qlYLqC-bQJ2YOyyr0LFNgdjeHnMQAQd2uvMUaCM9zQ/viewform

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

November 6th, 9:15 am – 11:30 am (3-5th grade) November 6th, 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm (6-8th grade)

Simplify work with simple machines. Join the exploration with us at the Oakes Museum of Natural History. Register online at https://www.messiah.edu/oakes/ Pre-registration and pre-payment is required as space is limited. $15 per individual/per activity or Pay $62.50 for all six activities and SAVE $12.50! Please make payments within 72 hours of the activity or the registration may not be held. Walk-ins may be accepted on the day of the activity as space allows for a cost of $18. Curators Club is a science enrichment program at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Using the museum resources, hands-on activities, games, and more, students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 dig deeper into into various topics. The 2021 Fall semester includes Fish, trees, big cats, simple machines and winter survival.

November 6th, 9:15 am – 11:30 am (3-5th grade) November 6th, 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm (6-8th grade)

Simplify work with simple machines. Join the exploration with us at the Oakes Museum of Natural History. Register online at https://www.messiah.edu/oakes/ Pre-registration and pre-payment is required as space is limited. $15 per individual/per activity or Pay $62.50 for all six activities and SAVE $12.50! Please make payments within 72 hours of the activity or the registration may not be held. Walk-ins may be accepted on the day of the activity as space allows for a cost of $18. Curators Club is a science enrichment program at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Using the museum resources, hands-on activities, games, and more, students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 dig deeper into into various topics. The 2021 Fall semester includes Fish, trees, big cats, simple machines and winter survival.

Experience President Lincoln’s 25-hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. Hear the civilians’ stories of what they saw and heard those two days in November.

This tour will be given daily, from November 1 through 21 at 1pm.

Duration is 60 minutes. Easy walking tour with stops around the center of Gettysburg. Social distancing will be promoted. By reservation only. Must reserve via phone or website within one hour of the tour. To schedule, call 717-253-5737 or go to our website: https://www.gbltg.com/

*Kids under 8 are free.

Our one-day clinic focuses on the fundamentals of fly casting. It is designed for beginners who want to get started on the right way in a relaxed atmosphere with patient instructors. It is also a great way for more experienced anglers to hone their casting skills by focusing on basic casting mechanics. You will master the roll cast, basic cast, false casting, and shooting line with the aid of video analysis. The origins and history of fly fishing along with terminology, knot tying, and tackle selection will be covered as well. Class includes lunch.

Call Dusty for questions: +1 (540) 220-9283

2-day schools are also available starting on the same dates as noted and continuing into the next day. It is tailored for the person who wants an in-depth introduction to the sport. You will leave this class with a foundation of skills and knowledge that will allow you to enjoy fly fishing and continue learning on your own. Class includes lunch. The cost for the 2-day session is $395.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Join us for a special walking tour that covers the battle action of Colonel Chapman Biddle’s Union brigade on July 1, 1863. This unheralded and often overlooked fighting unit suffered horrific losses on July 1st attempting to defend an indefensible position on McPherson’s Ridge. We will discuss the courageous actions of the commanding officers and the men in the rank and file, as well as the civilians who crossed paths with Biddle’s men at the Emanuel Harmon and John Herbst Farms during the thick of the fighting. Our trek will cover approximately 1/4 mile of walking and will include visits to both farms and each regimental monument. Join us for a story of bravery, courage, and sacrifice.

The tour will be led by Licensed Battlefield Guide and author Larry Korczyk, and Andrew Dalton, Executive Director of the Adams County Historical Society. Both have presented programs and published books and articles about the first day’s battlefield.

Please park at the Emanuel Harmon Farm NPS Parking area on Country Club Lane, or along the west (or non-residential) side of Country Club Lane near its intersection with Old Mill Road. The tour will begin in the parking area and cross Willoughby’s Run on the Old Mill Road bridge. please expect walking across uneven and uphill / downhill terrain.

Tickets are $15 for current ACHS members and $25 for non-members. If you would like to become an ACHS member and take advantage of the lower price, please visit https://www.achs-pa.org/join-us/joinus.html to join today! If you are unsure of your membership status, please email us at info@achs-pa.org.

No refunds accepted unless there is a date/time change due to severe weather.

Our one-day clinic focuses on the fundamentals of fly casting. It is designed for beginners who want to get started on the right way in a relaxed atmosphere with patient instructors. It is also a great way for more experienced anglers to hone their casting skills by focusing on basic casting mechanics. You will master the roll cast, basic cast, false casting, and shooting line with the aid of video analysis. The origins and history of fly fishing along with terminology, knot tying, and tackle selection will be covered as well. Class includes lunch.

Call Dusty for questions: +1 (540) 220-9283

2-day schools are also available starting on the same dates as noted and continuing into the next day. It is tailored for the person who wants an in-depth introduction to the sport. You will leave this class with a foundation of skills and knowledge that will allow you to enjoy fly fishing and continue learning on your own. Class includes lunch. The cost for the 2-day session is $395.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Get ready to visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Homegrown Hay Days is traditionally held during the third weekend of October. Participating farms are stepping it up this year! On October 16th and 17th  2021, area farms will open up their doors. There’s no registration or ticket required. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them! Each farm plans to host a variety of special activities and events. While you’re enjoying your time on the farm, you’ll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County.

Please visit here for a map of farm locations: http://www.homegrownfrederick.com/homegrown-haydays

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death.

Begin on West High Street where you’ll hear tales of poisoning, lost loves, and the accidental homicides that have marred these charming streets. The historic Dickinson College campus is a lovely place for an eerie walk and the most active location on the West Side Ghost Tour.

Set in the charmingly beautiful historic district of downtown Carlisle, our tour will take you on a journey into the past. Learn about Carlisle’s rich history from the American Revolution, to the Civil War and beyond. Discover the extraordinary, suspicious, and sometimes tragic tales of past residents and understand what led them to linger here after their death. Join us as we walk Carlisle’s east side. Travel along High Street toward the prison and South Hanover Street to the courthouse. Among other stories on this tour, you’ll hear about a hanging, a senseless duel, and Carlisle’s oldest ghost.

Join Licensed Battlefield Guides and Battle of Gettysburg Podcast co-hosts James Hessler and Eric Lindblade as we explore Barlow’s Knoll and the surrounding terrain. We will discuss the military action, the command decisions made on both sides, several noteworthy human-interest stories, and the impact on the local civilian population. Is it really a precursor to similar actions by Union General Dan Sickles on July 2? Examine the ground and decide for yourself, “Why did Barlow advance without orders?”

The walking tour will begin at 10:00 am and last for 2-3 hours. Meet in the parking lot of the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), 731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg and please expect walking across uneven and uphill / downhill terrain.

Tickets are $15 for current ACHS members and $25 for non-members. If you would like to become an ACHS member and take advantage of the lower price, please visit https://www.achs-pa.org/join-us/joinus.html to join today! If you are unsure of your membership status, please email us at info@achs-pa.org.

No refunds accepted unless there is a date/time change due to severe weather.

MycoFest is a 3 Day Festival focused on Ecological Literacy and Art!

Friday, August 6th to Sunday, August 8th

On the property of the Hip Gypsy Emporium in Chambersburg, minutes from the entrance to Mont Alto & Caledonia State Parks in the Legendary Michaux State Forest

On-Site Camping Available (Limited Sites)

Each day we host forays through the forest with expert guides to help identify mushrooms and where to find them. This year will feature our second ever Cordyceps-focused foray!

Experts in various areas of mycology, permaculture, and ecological literacy will be leading presentations and hands-on workshops on cutting edge work with fungi and sustainable practices!

Each morning we have yoga led by local teachers, and the evenings are full of live music and art to entertain all ages!