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Greyhounds in Gettysburg℠
19th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg℠
April 27th – April 30th, 2017 · 29 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

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.


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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, Music & Fire!
  @Hauser Winery (410 Cashtown Road, Biglersville)
We will gather at the Hauser Estate Wineries for a fun evening of food, a live band, a blessing of the hounds, and a bonfire (weather permitting). There will be more details to follow, with some free, exciting things to share!


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More Social Event 8:30am 10:00am Dogs welcome Early Morning Walk
  @Seminary Ridge Museum Walking Trail (111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg)
We'll have a free, guided tour of the Seminary Ridge battleground for GiG pre-registrants. It is a one-mile, 45-minute walk.
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 11:45am Dogs welcome How Smart Is Your Dog, Really? Bob Witmer, Doggie 911
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Ways to Help Your Dog Reach Their Mental Potential
More Seminar Noon 12:45pm Dogs welcome Fear-Based Behavior in Spanish Rescues Petra Postma, SAGE
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
More Seminar 1:00pm 1:45pm Dogs welcome Underground Racing and the Plight of the Lurcher Bonnie Mayo, Greyt Angels Lurchers
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
More Seminar 2:00pm 2:45pm Dogs welcome Saving the Sight of Our Hounds Dr. Brady Beale
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
This lecture on the health of sighthound eyes will cover topics ranging from breed-related ocular diseases to emergencies of the eyes. Practical tips will include signs to recognize that might signal impending eye trouble and how to construct a first-aid kit for eyes.

Dr. Brady Beale is a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist whose career is dedicated to the medical and surgical management of eye diseases in animals. Dr. Beale teaches at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and works in private practice at PETS in Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Beale received her veterinary diploma from the University of Pennsylvania where she also completed a year-long internship in medicine and surgery. She then completed a 3-year residency in comparative ophthalmology at North Carolina State University. Prior to pursuing her veterinary studies, Dr. Beale obtained her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, and she has interned at numerous animal care locations including The New England Aquarium and The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

From cataract surgery to cancer within the eye, Dr. Beale works closely with families and their vets to help them fully understand treatment options for their pets’ eye diseases. She is the consulting veterinarian to the Philadelphia zoo, surgically removing cataracts and restoring vision to a 62-year-old Andean condor last year. She was also recently featured in Animal Planet’s 2016 docu-series, Life at Vet U.
More Social Event 6:00pm 9:00pm Dogs welcome An Evening of Heritage & Beer!
  @Heritage Center & Appalachia Brew House
The old Wax Museum has been beautifully refurbished into the Heritage Center, and they have invited us (and our dogs) to be their guests for an evening of fun. We will have a tent outside between the Heritage Center and the Appalachia Brew House and there will be some special things planned. We're still working on a special happy hour or special food/drink deals just for us.

If you want an official tour of the Heritage Center, there will be a charge, but it will be a special discounted price for our pre-registrants with bracelets (we will post the price as soon as we have it).

At 7pm Shirl Knobloch will do a reading from her new book, The Voice of Their Hearts, and then a book signing after.

In the meantime, the Appalachia Brew House will be offering us special deals on food and drinks (more details to come), through their walk-up window.

There will be some seating there, but to be safe, bring your chairs! There will be a live band inside the bar later in the evening, but dogs cannot go inside of the building.


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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! More information about this year's workshop

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 Shopping/Vendors 9:00am 4:00pm Dogs welcome Vendor Shopping
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Vendor Shopping continues and ends prompty at 4pm.
More Social Event 10:00am 11:00am 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 11:45am Dogs welcome Dog Math on a National Level Dennis Tyler, Greyhound Adoption Action Alliance
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
The Complexities of How Many Greyhounds Could Become Available As a Result of Legislation in WV and FL and What We Can Do About It
More Seminar Noon 12:45pm Dogs welcome Emotional Baggage: Yes Dogs Have It, Too -- The Canine Emotional Roller Coaster Bob Witmer, Doggie 911
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
More Seminar 1:00pm 1:45pm Dogs welcome What Are You Really Feeding Your Dog (or cat)? Learn The Real Truth Susan Thixton, Pet Food Consumer Advocate
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
More Seminar 2:00pm 2:45pm Dogs welcome To be determined
  @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.


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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).