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Greyhounds In Gettysburg
April 28th - May 1st, 2016
18th Annual Event · 76 days until GiG!

2016 Schedule

The following is the current list of scheduled events for Greyhounds in Gettysburg 2016.
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. 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.

Entire Event

More Dogs welcome Doggie Daycare
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Batting Cages
There will be supervised doggie daycare during vending hours on Friday and Saturday, and during the Banquet. Donations are always appreciated to the hosting groups.

Muzzles will be required for the dogs and there is a 3 hour time limit so everybody can have an opportunity.
More Dogs welcome Off-Leash Play Area
  There will be a large fenced area in the open field behind the Allstar Family Fun Center for off-leash play! It will be available 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.

Sighthounds MUST be muzzled at all times in that area. If you have a dog other than a sighthound, they should be muzzled if able. Short-nosed breeds will not be able to wear a muzzle of course, so you will need to be extra careful.

You must stay with your dog at all times and pay attention to his/her behavior. No bullying will be allowed and if you notice that the area is very crowded, it may be best to come back at a different time.

There will be set hours for small dogs; please look at the sign that will be hanging on the fence and respect their time to play. Small dogs will not be required to wear muzzles.

And it should go without saying -- clean up after your dog. There will be hundreds of poop bags around; please use them.
More Dogs welcome Poop Stations
  We will have several dog walk areas around the outside of the Eisenhower 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.
More Dogs welcome Houndstooth Pet Dental
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Houndstooth Pet Dental, Non-Anesthetic Pet Teeth Cleaning will have a clinic at GiG. If you would like an appointment, email their office at (subject should be: 'GIG appt needed' or call (310) 835-1919. The fee is $150-$160 depending on the oral condition. Payment is check or cash and appointments take 20-30 minutes.

Go to their website ( for more information about this anesthetic free teeth cleaning, it's amazing.


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More Shopping/Vendors 11:00am 2:00pm Dogs welcome Super Shopper Extravaganza
  @The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
Full details to come...
More Shopping/Vendors 2:00pm 5:00pm Dogs welcome Gettysburg In-Town Experience
  @Downtown Gettysburg
Full details to come...
More Social Event 5:00pm 10:00pm Dogs welcome Greyt American Block Party!
  @Baltimore Street & Steinwehr Avenue
The Farnsworth House will be the hub for the event, with special deals just for us! There will be a "pup-tent" with free water & treats for our fur-kids and "Creek Side Ghost Stories" at 7pm and 9pm with a bonfire behind the restaurant all night. Hot dogs and bangers will be available for purchase, with the proceeds being donated to greyhound adoption. Additional special discounts will be offered for ghost tours and other food throughout the weekend.

To date, seven other stores and restaurants in the immediate area will participate in this event, with late shopping hours and special discounts and promotions. More details will be provided as they are finalized.


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More Social Event 8:00am 10:00am Dogs welcome Early Morning Walk
  Full details to come...
More Check-in 10:00am   Dogs welcome Check-in
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Stop by the registration table and get your your goodie bag. Pre-registrants will also receive anything purchased at this time. Day-of registration will also be available for $30.

We will also have a limited supply of t-shirts, banquet tickets, and other custom GiG goodies available. We can only guarantee these items if you pre-order when registering though.
More Shopping/Vendors 10:00am 4:00pm Dogs welcome Vendor Shopping
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
70 of your favorite and new vendors will be selling a huge variety or canine and human items! Shopping closes promptly at 4pm.
More Seminar 11:00am 3:30pm Dogs welcome Educational Sessions
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Multiple sessions will be available. Full details to come...
More Raffle Noon 4:00pm Dogs welcome General Raffle Bags Open
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Wonderful prize packages will be up for raffle! Tickets will be drawn at 2pm on Saturday and posted at the raffle tables. Winners will have until 4pm on Saturday to pick up prizes.

Raffle tickets will be available for sale when registering and during the event at the raffle table. The cost is 1 for $1, 6 for $5, or 30/$20.
More Raffle 5:00pm 6:00pm Dogs welcome "Friday Night Fever" Reception & Free Raffle
  @Eisenhower Hotel Pool Terrace
Channel your inner Travolta and join us for a fun reception in the Pool Area of the Eisenhower Hotel. We'll award a prize for the best Travolta costume, dog or human!

The Free Raffle previously held on Thursday evening, will be held at this reception. When you arrive, each person will be given one free raffle ticket. Tickets will be drawn at 5:45pm for prizes.

There will also be a cash bar available.
More Food 6:00pm     Dinner with the Dolls
  @Eisenhower Hotel Grand Ballroom
Buffet details to come...

We have a special treat for you this year! Along with our usual, delicious buffet dinner, our own CAROL BECKER (Gods Greyts, Florida) and her singing group, The Satin Dolls, will provide us with a fantastic musical show, featuring her husband Paul on the piano! You won't want to miss this terrific evening of dining and entertainment!

Tickets will be available when you register and should be purchased then to guarantee your seat. Only a few tickets will be available at the registration table on Friday.

Dogs will not be allowed, however, dog sitting will be provided from 5:30pm to 8pm. There is limited space and donations are appreciated to the hosting group.


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More Seminar 8:30am 10:30am   Art Workshop Linda Evans
  @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. Linda also promises something totally new for this year!

The session has limited attendance and available for pre-registration only. It always sells out!
More Seminar 8:30am 10:30am   Learning How to Listen to the Animals Workshop Diana "Dexter" Delmonte
  Workshop Flyer

Diana, renowned animal communicator from Los Angeles, is offering you the opportunity to deepen your bond with animals and gain a better understanding of how your animals think and feel, what animal communication is, how it works, and why it is even possible.

Diana is a proven communicator, with a unique understanding, and a belief that anyone can do this; you just have to know how to tune in. Diana has been a critical player in dozens of lost-animal cases, including 3 for Nittany Greyhounds! Read more at at This workshop is a rare peek into the special connection we all have with animals, and how to harness the skills we all possess in the quest for closer connections with our pets.

Attendance is limited.
More Check-in 9:00am   Dogs welcome Check-in and Raffle Continues
  @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.
More Shopping/Vendors 9:00am 4:00pm Dogs welcome Vendor Shopping
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Vendor Shopping continues and ends prompty at 4pm.
More Seminar 9:00am 10:00am Dogs welcome Agility and Fun Dog Game Demonstration
  Full details to come...
More Social Event 10:00am   Dogs welcome Costume Contest & Parade by Italian Greyhounds in Gettysburg
  @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 at 10am and end up at the Off Leash Play area for judging in several categories: Best Military Theme; Most Amusing; Most Creative; and Best of the Rest.

There will be a $40 cash prize for the best in each category.
More Social Event 10:30am   Dogs welcome Stupid Greyhound Tricks
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Does your hound do something special? Show it off for a fantastic prize!
More Seminar 11:00am 3:00pm Dogs welcome Educational Sessions
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Multiple sessions will be available. Full details to come...
More Raffle 2:00pm 4:00pm Dogs welcome General Raffle Ticket Winners Posted
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Winning numbers will be posted on the wall above the raffle prizes. You will have until 4pm to pick up your prize(s).
More Social Event 6:30pm   Dogs welcome The Brew & The Grey
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Continuing on the success of last year, The Brew & The Grey sampling event will be bigger and better with even more space inside the Allstar Family Fun Center!

Just like last year, each pre-registrant will receive 5 free tasting tickets, with more available for purchase at $1/each. Vendors will be sampling and selling their products during the event. We will post more about the wine, beer, and food vendors as they commit.

We will feature our high-end art raffle during this event, with raffle tickets available for purchase at the event. These tickets will be $2 each and winning tickets will be pulled at 8pm. You don't need to be present to win but a phone number on your tickets will be required and you will have 2 hours to pick up your prize or it will be forfeited.

There will also be a luminary garden at this time dedicated to loved ones. If you pre-order a luminary, you will them when you arrive to decorate and display.

The ice cream social will feature "people" ice cream again this year and will be hosted by Greyt Expectations. Donations are appreciated.


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More Social Event 9:00am 11:00am Dogs welcome Blur of Fur Speed Run
  @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 Event 11:00am   Dogs welcome Closing Ceremony