Greyhounds in Gettysburg 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.

Thursday

Start End Activity
Shopping/Vendors 11:00am 2:00pm Super Shopper Extravaganza!  more...
@The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
  Once again, the stores will roll out the red carpet with a reception, special deals, and surprises, all designed for you and your furbabies!

(more details to come)
Shopping/Vendors 2:00pm 5:00pm The In-Town Gettysburg Experience  more...
@Downtown Gettysburg
  Details to come
Food 5:30pm 7:00pm Hogs 'n Dogs Welcome Reception & Free Raffle
@Battlefield Harley-Davidson
Social Events 8:00pm   Bonfire & Ghost Stories  more...
@Eisenhower Hotel Front Lawn
  The hotel will again host a fantastic bonfire in the front yard! And, this year, we’re adding a new twist. We are offering luminaries to our guests for $5 -- decorate your own or we’ll do it for you, with the names of lost loved ones. At 9:00 pm, we will have a ceremony celebrating what the luminaries represent and a blessing of the hounds.

Friday

Start End Activity
Seminars 8:00am 10:00am To Be Announced
Social Events 10:00am 4:00pm Check-in and Raffles Opens  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. Day of registration and banquet tickets will be available while supplies last.

Raffle tickets will be sold and can be put into bags for a chance at winning great prizes donated by our vendors.
Shopping/Vendors 10:00am 4:00pm Vendor Shopping
@Allstar Family Fun Center
Seminars Noon 4:00pm Educational Sessions  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Details to come
Food 5:30pm 8:00pm Banquet Ernie Slone, Editor of Dog Fancy Magazine  more...
@Eisenhower Hotel Grand Ballroom
  At 5:30 pm there will be a reception with cash bar. At 6:00 pm the ballroom will open for guests. You must bring your banquet ticket with you.

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

Saturday

Start End Activity
Seminars 8:00am 10:00am To Be Announced
Seminars 8:30am 10:30am Art Workshop Linda Evans  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Art Room
  Once again, Linda will offer an art workshop for participants who want to put their own spin on one of Linda’s designs. And this year, she’ll offer an advanced technique session for those who may have participated in the past.

This session is limited to 18 people, so don’t wait, sign up right away!
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. Day of registration and banquet tickets will be available while supplies last.

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 11:00am   Costume Contest & Parade  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  Put your best costume on, dress up the dog(s) too, and come to the Activities Area for a line-up. Be there 10 minutes early to register for the contest. We'll parade around the Expo Hall, and end up outside in the grass for judging of costumes (or back in the Activities Area in case of bad weather) in several categories: Best Civil War Theme, Funniest, and Best of the Rest.
Social Events 11:45am   Stupid Greyhound Tricks
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Seminars 11:45am 3:30pm Educational Sessions  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
  Information to come
Social Events 2:00pm 4:00pm Raffle Ticket Winners Posted  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center
  All prizes will have raffle tickets drawn and posted above each prize. You'll have until 4:00 to pick up your prize.
Food 5:30pm   The Brew & The Grey  more...
@Allstar Family Fun Center Grounds
  Join us for a fun, relaxing evening under the stars, in the big "Mess Tent" by the Lake!

This new event will feature sampling from local breweries, wineries, and cideries.

GiG pre-registrants will receive 5 free sampling tickets! More tickets can be purchased for $1. We’ll also offer a BBQ dinner for purchase, a cash bar, and a special raffle with ticket sales throughout the evening. A wonderful musician will entertain us.

Ice Cream Social -- for both people and their hounds!

GiG Family Photo -- Steve, from Crackerdog Photography, will attempt to capture our hound family in one huge photo! Don’t miss it!

Sunday

Start End Activity
Social Events 8:00am 10:00am Blur of Fur Speed Run  more...
@Off Leash Play Area
  Come see how fast your dog really is! A radar gun will tell the tale! (Weather permitting)
Social Events 10:30am   Closing Ceremony & Celebration of Life
@Off Leash Play Area