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Greyhounds in Gettysburg™
19th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg™
April 27th – April 30th, 2017 · 141 days until GiG!

2017 Schedule

Notice: 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 trolley that runs between The Outlet Shoppes, downtown Gettysburg, the Eisenhower Hotel, and the battlefields all day, every day for free, but dogs are NOT allowed on the trolley.

Legend: Click to see more details, Dogs are welcome at this event

Entire Event

    Activity
More Dogs welcome Off-Leash Play Area
  There will be a fenced area in the open field behind the Allstar Family Fun Center for off-leash play! It will be available all weekend for large and small dogs.

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.

• Use of play area is at your own risk
• All dogs must be muzzled
• Dogs must be under sight and voice control of a adult
• No bullying or aggressive behavior
• No dogs under 35 lbs. during regular hours
• Limited to 10 dogs at a time
• Cleanup after your dog immediately

Small dog hours will be posted.

The play area will be closed from 2:30pm until 4:30pm on Saturday for the Blur of Fur Speed Run.
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.

Thursday

    Start End   Activity
More Shopping/Vendors 11:00am 2:00pm Dogs welcome Super Shopper Extravaganza
  @The Outlet Shoppes in Gettysburg
Good food, great shopping deals, and other surprises await us at the Outlet Shoppes again this year. Plan to join us... we'll add details as we get them
More Shopping/Vendors 2:00pm 5:00pm Dogs welcome The In-Town Gettysburg Experience
  @Downtown Gettysburg
The downtown merchants will roll out the red carpets, water bowls, and special deals just for us.
More Food 5:30pm   Dogs welcome Dogs & Dogs & Fire
  @To be determined
Join us this year for our Welcome Reception to feature free hot dogs, munchies, and drinks. We hope to have a bonfire with stories (weather and location permitting). We'll do a blessing of the hounds and have a free raffle.

Friday

    Start End   Activity
More Social Event 8:00am 10:00am Dogs welcome Early Morning Walk
  We're working on an all new walk this year!
More Check-in 10:00am 5:00pm 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 have a limited supply of t-shirts and other custom GiG goodies available, but these items can only be guaranteed if you pre-order when registering.
More Shopping/Vendors 10:00am 5:00pm Dogs welcome Vendor Shopping
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Your favorite vendors will be back along with a few new vendors selling a huge variety of canine and human items! Shopping closes promptly at 5pm.
More Raffle 10:00am 5:00pm Dogs welcome General Raffle Opens
  @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 during the event at the raffle table. The cost is 1 for $1, 6 for $5, or 30 for $20.
More Seminar 11:00am 4:00pm Dogs welcome Seminars and Speakers
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Details to come
More Social Event 6:00pm 9:00pm Dogs welcome Friday Night Social
  @Heritage Center & Appalachia Brew House
The old Wax Museum has been remodeled and is now the all new Heritage Center. They will host our Friday night social and you can bring the dogs into the Center for tours.

Appalachia Brew House will have some special things just for us and the large grassy area in-between the two buildings will serve as our base for food and drinks.

Saturday

    Start End   Activity
More Seminar 8:30am 10:30am   Art Workshop Linda Evans
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Cafeteria
Linda will 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.
More Social Event 8:30am 10:00am Dogs welcome Battlefield Walk
  @To be determined
Details to come
More Check-in 9:00am 4:00pm 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 registered for. If the line is long, feel free to shop and try again later. Raffle tickets will be for sale and can be put into bags for a chance at winning great prizes donated by our vendors.
More Social Event 10:00am   Dogs welcome Costume Contest & Parade
  @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, and Most Creative. There will be a $40 cash prize for the best in each category.
More Seminar 11:00am 3:00pm Dogs welcome Seminars and Speakers
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
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 3:00pm 4:30pm Dogs welcome Blur of Fur Speed Run
  @Off Leash Play Area
Come get your dog clocked to see how fast they really are! Prizes awarded for fastest and slowest dogs!If the grass is wet, this event will not be held. The Off Leash Play Area will be closed from 2:30pm until the speed run is complete.
More Social Event 6:30pm 9:00pm Dogs welcome Let's Party!
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
This is a combination food truck festival, brew fest, dance party, ice cream social, photo op, and raffle extravaganza. You won't want to miss this free event! We'll provide the means, you provide the fun! BYOB and we will have a bar set up for purchase of beverages.

The luminaries will also be set up at this event, lining the sidewalk down to the lake. You will be able to pick up your bag and coloring instruments at the beginning of the event, or purchase one when you get there while supplies last.

Sunday

    Start End   Activity
More Food 7:30am 9:00am   Buffet Breakfast
  @General Pickett's Buffet
Join us for this first ever buffet social! We'll have one last hurrah before getting on the road, and we'll have our closing ceremony immediately after breakfast in the yard behind the restaurant. You won't want to miss this because we'll also be doing some random door prize drawings for fabulous prizes! (sorry, no dogs allowed in the food area).