2015 Schedule

The following is the current list of scheduled events for Greyhounds in Gettysburg 2015. Note: The schedule may change as we get closer to the event date. Check back often to see the latest details.

There will be a First Aid Station open on Friday and Saturday at the Expo Center, and it will be staffed during our open times with a veterinarian, Metzger Animal Hospital. We also have an emergency vet clinic on call after hours.

There is a Gettysburg Town Trolley that runs from the Outlet Mall to downtown to the Eisenhower Hotel and to the battlefields all day every day, and the trip is free, but dogs are NOT allowed on the trolley.

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Event Long Activities

Allstar Family Fun Center Games  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
A-la-carte tickets are available for the following activities:
  • Laser Tag - $9
  • Go Karts - $8
  • Mini Golf - $6
$1 off all activities before 5:00pm!
Doggie Daycare  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
We will have supervised doggie daycare during vending hours on both Friday and Saturday (donations to the host group are appreciated) and muzzles are required.

We are asking that you limit your babysitting time to no more than 3 hours.

The location will be just outside of the large entrance doors in the old batting cage. There's plenty of room in there and shelter.
Off Leash Play Area  more...
We will have a large fenced area in the open field behind the Allstar Family Fun Center for off-leash play, and it will be open the entire weekend for your enjoyment.

Because the area will not be supervised at all times, we will be posting rules and then periodically monitoring the space to be sure that people are being considerate.

Your dog MUST be muzzled at all times in that area no matter what breed the dog happens to be. There will be a few extras available but don't take that for granted and bring your own. You must be with your dog in the off-leash play area and please pay attention to his/her behavior.

And it goes without saying -- clean up after your dog. There will be hundreds of poop bags around; please use them.
Poop Stations  more...
We will have several dog walk areas around the outside of the hotel that will be cleaned on a regular basis. You will be given poop bags with your registration, but there will also be rolls of them everywhere.

Please, please clean up after your dog(s). This is vitally important if we are to be welcomed back. Also, please try to walk your dogs outside so they do their business before coming into the Expo Center and/or hotel. We will have clean-up crews but they can't be everywhere at once.

We're depending on you to pay attention to what your dog is doing. If you are staying at another hotel, and you see someone else being inconsiderate, please clean up after them. We want to leave only a good impression no matter where we are in town.
Kathy, the Tooth Fairy  more...
Kathy, the Tooth Fairy, will be setting up a clinic during GiG, all the way from California, and will be set up in our First Aid area. You will have the opportunity to have your dog's teeth cleaned by the best! Kathy will be offering ultra-sonic, anesthetic-free teeth cleaning throughout the weekend. If you wish to have your dog's teeth cleaned, contact Kathy directly to setup an appointment, ask questions, or determine the fee. Email: pettoothfairy@gmail.com or Call: (310) 835-1919. Visit www.houndstoothdental.com and see for yourself the difference it can make and learn about the procedure.


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Shopping/Vendors 11:00am 2:00pm Super Shopper Extravaganza!  more...
@The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
  We'll meet at the Outlet Shoppes again this year for a day of special deals just for us. A goodie bag, refreshments, and other surprises. Most of the stores will allow your fur-babies inside, so it should be a great day of shopping for everyone!
Shopping/Vendors 2:00pm 5:00pm The In-Town Gettysburg Experience  more...
@Downtown Gettysburg
  The downtown merchants will again roll out the red carpets, water bowls, and special deals for us. Check back here for any special deals that will be provided. We're still working on that.
Food 5:30pm 7:00pm Hogs 'n Dogs Welcome Reception & Free Raffle  more...
@Battlefield Harley-Davidson
  Our host for this event will be Greyhound Way. Those of you who have attended this in the past know that it is a fantastic, relaxed, fun event with free hotdogs and drinks for all attendees. We also have a free raffle during our social; everyone gets one raffle ticket and a chance to win a prize from a local business.
Social Events 8:00pm   Ghosts and Fire; Blessings and Celebrations  more...
@Eisenhower Hotel Front Lawn
  Hosted by Dudley Doing Right. Join us again for a fantastic, huge bonfire and ghost stories event in the front yard. This year we are adding a Blessing of the Hounds to be given by a mystery guest.

We noticed last year that it was very dark getting to the fire ring so this year we'll light up the path with luminaries dedicated to our loved ones. If you have pre-ordered a luminary, it will be there when you get there, blank and ready for whatever names you care to inscribe on them. We'll provide the coloring materials and luminaries; you provide the artwork! Luminaries will also be available for purchase as well on site.

When finished, you may take them with you in remembrance. We will also take time during our event to do a short Celebration of Life.

There will be a Moon Howl for all those dearly departed.


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Social Events 8:00am 10:00am Early Morning Walk  more...
  Please bear with us; we're working on a new early-morning stroll
Social Events 10:00am 4:00pm Check-in  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  If you pre-registered, you may check in with us (at any time) where you will receive your Premium Bag, tickets, and other goodies. We will divide by alphabet this year so hopefully you won't have to wait in line. Day of registration is also avalable.

We can't guarantee the availability of banquet tickets, event t-shirts, or Premium Bags and goodies unless they are pre-ordered, so please consider pre-registering to lock in your goodies.

We will have new GiG logo merchandise this year as well, besides our annual Kent Robert t-shirts! In addition, our custom-made event Martingale collars will be available at the Nittany Store table.
Shopping/Vendors 10:00am 4:00pm Vendor Shopping  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  Look for 70 vendors selling everything canine-related! Some old favorites and some new friends will be joining us so please patronize our wonderful merchants! Be aware, shopping closes promptly at 4pm
Social Events 10:00am 4:00pm Raffles Open  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  Raffle tickets will be on sale beginning at 10am. The raffle "bags" will open and be ready for tickets at noon on Friday.

There will be 2 raffles again this year. A vendor prizes that will be pulled at 2pm on Saturday. And a higher-end prize raffle which will be on display on Saturday evening during the Brew and the Grey Social and pulled at 8pm (tickets will be on sale during this event as well).

You may pre-order raffle tickets with your pre-registration and your tickets will be available when you check in. We will be accepting Visa/MasterCard/Discover for the purchase of raffle tickets.
Seminars Noon 12:45pm Mr. Buck's Genuinely Good Pet Food & the Greyhound Boarding & Retirement Camp -- The Back Story John Kitto  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  John Kitto will tell us about how he went from greyhound owner to dog food manufacturer to keeper of the Camp! A fantastic story and one you won't want to miss!
Seminars 12:45pm 1:30pm The Sighthound Underground -- from the Middle East and Beyond Michael Owens  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Michael Owens highlights her rescue efforts with Galgos, Salukis, and other sighthounds from Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar, Spain, and Korea
Seminars 1:45pm 2:30pm The Dog Stays in the Picture: How My Greyhound Helped Me Cope With My Empty Nest Susan Morse  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Susan Morse, our newest American greyhound author, will do a lively, short reading from her new book, complete with a book signing at the end. Books will be available for purchase at the Nittany store throughout the weekend.
Seminars 2:30pm 3:30pm Current State of Affairs in Spain  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  The staff of the Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert, traveling here all the way from Seville, Spain, will enlighten us on the current state of affairs for Galgos and other sighthounds in Spain. Learn of the latest lobbying efforts to change a centuries old culture in this country with so many proud hunters and their packs.
Social Events 4:00pm 5:15pm Reception for Adoption Groups  more...
@Eisenhower Hotel
  Hosted by the Greyhound Project. More details to come.
Social Events 5:30pm   Pre-Banquet Reception  more...
@Eisenhower Hotel Pool Terrace
  A social gathering before the banquet for everybody. There will be a cash bar.
Food 6:00pm   Banquet Ernie Slone, Editor of Dog Fancy Magazine  more...
@Eisenhower Hotel Grand Ballroom
  Ernie Sloan, Editor of Dog Fancy Magazine will be this year's keynote presenter.

Note: There will be only a few banquet tickets available the day of the event. If you want to attend, guarantee your ticket by pre-registering.

Menu to come.

There will not be an auction this year in favor of a second raffle at The Brew and The Grey event.


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Seminars 8:30am 10:30am Art Workshop Linda Evans  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Cafeteria
  Linda will again offer both beginning and advanced instruction in her style of painting. You will begin with a basic design and add your spin on it. She will also offer some advanced technique styles for those of you who may have participated in the past. The session has limited attendance and available for pre-registration only. It always sells out!
Social Events 9:00am 4:00pm Check-in and Raffles Continues  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  Pre-registrants can check in at this time where you will get all the items you registered for. If the line is long, feel free to shop and try again later.

Raffle tickets will be sold and can be put into bags for a chance at winning great prizes donated by our vendors.
Shopping/Vendors 9:00am 4:00pm Vendor Shopping
@Allstar Family Fun Center
Social Events 9:00am 10:00am Agility & Fun Dog Game Demonstrations  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Off Leash Play Area
  Join Petra Postma and Jenn Lee for a fun, early morning romp and demonstration of how you and your grey really can do agility and obedience training together!
Social Events 10:30am   Costume Contest & Parade  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  Put on your best costume; dress up the hounds, and come to the Activities Area for a line-up. We'll parade around the Expo Hall and end up outside for judging of costumes in several categories: Best Military Theme; Most Amusing; Most Creative; and Best of the Rest.

There will be a $50 cash prize for the best in each category and a $20 cash prize for second place in each category. The Italian Greyhounds in Gettysburg Group will be our host for this event!
Social Events 11:30am   Stupid Greyhound Tricks  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Does your hound do something special? Show it off for a cash prize, as judged by the crowd!
Seminars Noon 12:30pm A Farewell to Nigel  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Neil Brogan, writer, web master, and greyhound advocate, will bid a fond farewell to Nigel, an icon, advocate, and beloved hound, known to thousands throughout the world for his funny and heartwarming antics. Neil will also talk briefly about his efforts and the state of the greyhound union.
Seminars 12:30pm 1:30pm The Amazing World of Blood Tests: Think They're Not Important? Think Again! Dr. Fred Metzger  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Dr. Fred Metzger, Metzger Animal Hospital, will discuss with us what all those tests tell us and why they are so critical to your hound's health.
Seminars 1:45pm 2:45pm What's New in Greyhound Medicine Dr. Guillermo Couto  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Dr. Guillermo Couto, Superstar of the Greyhound Medical World, will enlighten us about what's going on in the world of greyhound health and medicine. He will also tell us about the latest programs being established with The Greyhound Health Initiative and what great benefits you can receive with membership and how you can join.
Social Events 2:00pm 4:00pm Vendor Raffle Ticket Winners Posted  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  Vendor Raffle Ticket Winners' Names will be posted on the walls of the Activities Area. You will have until 4 pm to pick up your prize(s).
Seminars 3:00pm 4:00pm Pet Food Poison Megan Sanchez  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Megan Sanchez, dog nutritionist and behavior modification expert from Altoona, PA, will discuss with us the latest research in pet food issues. She will also talk about how we can improve our hound's health using diet, supplements, and other canine super foods.

Megan is an honors graduate of the Animal Behavior College and now a Mentor Trainer for the school’s curriculum. She holds certifications through ABC as a certified dog trainer, pet sitter/dog walker, pet nutrition and diet, conducting private lessons, and shelter dog training. Committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to clients’ pet needs, she avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending seminars, expos, and keeping current on all industry literature. When not helping clients relish easier lives with their canine companions, she enjoys time with her two dogs in the outdoors.
Social Events 5:00pm   Private Reception for Sponsors, Speakers and Special Guests
@The Brew and The Grey Tent
Social Events 5:00pm   GiG Family Photo  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Lake
  Come join us out by the lake for our annual family photo. Steve from Crackerdog Photography will again attempt to capture the essence of this event in one big happy take!
Food 5:30pm 9:00pm The Brew & The Grey  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Grounds
  Join us for this new, fun and relaxing evening under the stars in the big tent by the lake! We will feature six local wineries and breweries, who will offer tastings and some sales of their products. GiG pre-registrants will receive 5 free sampling tickets and more tickets will be able to be purchased at the event for $1 per ticket.

Our participants so far include Adams County Winery, Brewery Products, Hauser Estate Winery, High Rock Winery, Battle Field Brew Works, and Naylor Vineyards. There are some special PA rules for purchasing of certain products, and we'll be sure to post them when we are sure of what can and cannot be done.

There will be a barbeque dinner available for purchase, hosted by the Eisenhower Hotel, and a cash bar for other drink purchases. There will be another raffle during this event, for higher-end art and items, with raffle tickets available for purchase during the event. A musician will entertain us, and there will be door prizes and other surprises going on all evening long.

Ice Cream Social: This year we'll feature "people" ice cream for both you and your hound! This event will be hosted by Greyt Expectations this year, and donations would be appreciated during the social. This will be set up near The Brew & The Grey Tent.


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Social Events 8:00am 10:00am Blur of Fur Speed Run  more...
@Off Leash Play Area
  Think you've got the fastest hound? Maybe the slowest? Come find out as we'll warm up the radar gun and test out your theory! (If the grass is wet, this event will not be held)
Social Events 10:30am   Closing Ceremony
@The Brew and The Grey Tent