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Greyhounds in Gettysburg®
20th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg®
April 26th – April 29th, 2018 · 332 days until GiG!

2017 Schedule

There will be a First Aid Station open on Friday and Saturday staffed by a vet or vet tech during vending hours. We also have an emergency vet clinic on call after hours.

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

Entire Event

    Activity
More   Allstar Family Fun Center Games
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
The Allstar will offer arcade games on Friday and Saturday from noon to 5pm. Two-hour unlimited fun pass is $20/person. Individual tickets are: Laser Tag $9, Go-Karts $8, and Mini Golf $6.
More Dogs welcome Doggie Daycare
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Batting Cages
There will be supervised doggie daycare during vending hours on Friday and Saturday. Muzzles will be required for the dogs and there is a 3 hour time limit so everybody can have an opportunity. Donations are always appreciated by the hosting groups.
More Dogs welcome Houndstooth Pet Dental
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Houndstooth Pet Dental, Non-Anesthetic Pet Teeth Cleaning will have a clinic. If you would like an appointment, email their office at PetToothFairy@gmail.com or call 310.835.1919. The fee is $160-$180 depending on the oral condition. Payment is check or cash and appointments take 20-30 minutes. Go to their website, houndstoothdental.com, for more information about this anesthetic free teeth cleaning.
More Dogs welcome IDEXX Blood Draw program
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fadac23a7ff2-idexx

With over 30 years of providing innovative solutions to veterinarians across the globe, IDEXX Laboratories is looking to improve the diagnostics specific to greyhounds, and we need your help! Greyhounds are a special breed, distinctive in many ways from other dogs. Bred primarily for speed over hundreds of years, this remarkable dog experiences different medical conditions and scores differently on blood tests than dogs of other breeds. IDEXX recognizes the importance of identifying these differences, and strives to create specific products that veterinarians can rely on when assessing a greyhound’s health. Through a quick and routine blood draw performed by one of our licensed veterinarians, your greyhound dog will provide the critical component to improving diagnostics for the entire breed. As a thank-you, IDEXX will provide each participating pet owner a $25 Visa Gift Card.
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.

Please observe the posted rules while using the play area. Volunteers will conduct random checks to ensure that all visitors are being considerate in the play area. We take reports of inappropriate behavior from either dogs or humans in the play groups seriously, and reserve the right to remove anyone who is creating an unsafe or uncomfortable environment.

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

Small dog hours will be posted on the fence during the event. 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 Allstar Family Fun Center 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 your 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 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 at Gettysburg
Come join us at the the Outlet Shoppes for a shopping extravaganza. Their staff is planning a fun event, including a goodie bag, special discounts just for us, and a light breakfast spread. Dogs are welcome in almost all the stores now, so come on out and see what's new at the Mall!
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 Estate Winery
Come to Hauser Winery for an evening of fire, music, good food, tastings, and Blessing of the Hounds.

5:30pm: Burning of the Vines Bonfire (weather permitting)
6:00pm: Blessing of the Hounds (at the stage)
6:00pm: Live music by LeBlanc & Messano (on the stage, but if the weather is inclement, they will play in the tent)

Show up to Hauser Estate Winery early for full tastings until 5pm (however, dogs are not allowed in that space). Wine, cider, and beer will be available for purchase. Pre-registrants will be given a 10% discount coupon for purchases all weekend at the winery.

Food will be available for purchase from 5pm on, by Apple Bin Grill & Bakery and The Pretzel Spot; both will have choices for dinner (salads, wraps, sandwiches, hotdogs, pretzels, etc.). Water, soda, and iced tea, along with wine and Jack's Hard Cider will be available in the large tent as well.

There's plenty of parking, so come out and enjoy a beautiful evening among the vines! Please bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.

Friday

    Start End   Activity
More Social Event 8:30am 9:30am Dogs welcome Early Morning Walk
  @Seminary Ridge Museum Walking Trail (111 Seminary Ridge)
ALL NEW! This guided walk will encompass The Final Attack tour, which talks about the phases of the battle that took place on Seminary grounds, and the Seminary in the Battle Tour, which focuses on the people at and in the vicinity of the Seminary who were affected by the battle. This is an easy one-mile walk on a gently sloping trail. In addition to the tour, the FIRST 50 PRE-REGISTRANTS to arrive at the museum will receive a free ticket to the museum, good from Friday through Sunday. Dogs are not allowed within the Museum itself, but the free ticket will allow you to return at your convenience at a later time.

Note: This is the same walk as Saturday to allow for multiple options.
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 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 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 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!
  @Gettysburg Heritage Center & Appalachian Brewing Co.
There will be live music at the Appalachian Brewing Co. which will be played outside too, so be sure to bring a chair. Anybody wearing the GiG wrist band will get $1 off each beer at the Schwemmer walk-up window. There will also be a specialty menu with various entrees, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian dishes.

The old Wax Museum has been beautifully refurbished into the Heritage Center, and they have invited us (and well behaved dogs) to be their guests for an evening of fun. There is a discounted tour price of $7 for anybody wearing a GiG wrist band. At 7pm Shirl Knobloch will do a reading from her new book, The Voice of Their Hearts, and then a book signing after.

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! See the flyer for more information about this year's workshop. The session has limited attendance and available for pre-registration only.
More Social Event 8:30am 9:30am Dogs welcome Early Morning Walk
  @Seminary Ridge Museum Walking Trail
ALL NEW! This guided walk will encompass The Final Attack tour, which talks about the phases of the battle that took place on Seminary grounds, and the Seminary in the Battle Tour, which focuses on the people at and in the vicinity of the Seminary who were affected by the battle. This is an easy one-mile walk on a gently sloping trail. In addition to the tour, the FIRST 50 PRE-REGISTRANTS to arrive at the museum will receive a free ticket to the museum, good from Friday through Sunday. Dogs are not allowed within the Museum itself, but the free ticket will allow you to return at your convenience at a later time.

Note: This is the same walk as Friday to allow for multiple options.
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 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 Seminar 2:00pm 2:45pm Dogs welcome Lost Dog! AKA Behold, The Power of Bacon Michael Owens, SHUG
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
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 event has a little something for everyone!

At 6:45pm we welcome The Magic of Steve Hyde & Ashlyn! Our festivities will start with a family style magic show. Following the performance, Steve will be strolling our venue performing close-up magic while a live band, the Red Eye Kings, entertain.

There will be many food trucks to provide you with a fantastic meal: Mad Dash Concessions (artisan grilled cheese), Perk Up Truck (specialty drinks), The Chicken Truck (chicken tenders, sandwiches, fries), Mo's (soul food), and Sven's Cafe Food (sandwiches). Johnny Como's Cupcake Stand will provide a fantastic desert.

Battlefield BrewWorks & Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery, Halbrendt Winery, and Adams County Winery will provide excellent adult refreshments for tasting and for purchase. And don't forget to BYOB.

Axell Photography will be doing "Old Tyme Photos." They will be $40 a session and he will have a couple period costumes available for that perfect look. The photos will be E-mailed by default and you will have the right to print them or use them anywhere that you wish. What a deal! On top of all that, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bills local kennel, "Maine Greyhound Placement Services".

Greyt Expectations will be doing a fun ice cream social for you and your fur kids. And, our high end raffle items will be displayed and drawn by night's end, 9:15pm to be exact.

Finally, the luminaries will be set up, lining the sidewalk down to the lake.

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. 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).