Weekend Activities

APRIL FOOLS OPENING WEEKEND

March 31 – April 2

Start your camping season off right at Granite Hill Camping Resort! Come join us for our 2017 Opening Weekend, where we’ll have games, crafts, sports, tournaments, and lots of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Granite Hill for another season of great memories!


SPRING CLEANING WEEKEND

April 7-9

Springtime is officially here and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! Let Granite Hill help you kick start your spring cleaning with a complimentary Camper-Carwash! Our skilled maintenance men, Ron and Craig, will wash, scrub, and rinse all that winter grime off your campers! Weather permitting.


EASTER WEEKEND

April 14-16

Celebrate Easter at Granite Hill with a weekend full of fun, family activities! Kids 11 and under can search for prize-filled Easter Eggs hidden around the campground during one of our four Easter Egg Hunts! Meet and take pictures with Mr. Peter Cottontail on Saturday April 15th or join him for a hayride around the campground!
If you find the Golden Egg you’ll win a FREE weekend of camping!


45th ANNUAL TROUT DERBY with DJ JOHN

April 21-23

Calling all anglers! Open for fishing 45 years in a row! Our trout pond will be stocked and ready for your rod and reel to do your thing. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish in 3 categories: Men, Women, and Kids. Keep your eyes out for the tagged fish swimming around – three different colors mean three different prizes! Saturday night we’ll announce the longest trout winner and who is the lucky one to win a FREE WEEKEND!

5th Annual Gettysburg North-South Marathon & 10 Miler on Sunday, April 23rd.
Go to www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com to enter.


7TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF ft. SCHIZOPHONIC

April 28-30

Are you the Chief of Chili? Join Granite Hill Camping Resort for our 7th Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday April 29th and put your chili to the test! Serve up your best bowl of chili to our team of judges, all local chili-enthusiasts, for a chance to win awesome prizes, get your name on our Chili Cook-off trophy, and earn major bragging rights! Enter as a team, as an individual, or just come taste for yourself and vote for a People’s Choice winner! Live music provided by classic rock band Schizophonic!

Gettysburg’s Hard Cider Run, April 29th. Visit www.thehardciderrun.com to register, today!


45th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

May 5-7

Celebrate 45 years with Granite Hill Camping Resort this weekend! The past 45 years have been wonderful and we’re so happy to celebrate our anniversary with you! This weekend we are giving away many “party favors” just for celebrating this milestone with us and we’ll entertain the entire family all weekend long! Upon check-in campers will receive a complimentary round of golf for everyone in their party to use anytime over the weekend.  After setting up the camper wander down to the bonfire pit at 7PM for a campfire social and free s’mores . Start your Saturday with a complimentary cup of coffee from the new & improved Red Shed Café.  Then kids and adults can enjoy our old-time camping favorites including: crafts, ceramics, hayride, horseshoe tournament, and candy bar bingo.  Join us at 3PM for our anniversary celebration: Mix and mingle and share fond memories of past and present over free cake and refreshments.  At that time all campers are invited to contribute to our time capsule that we plan to seal at the end of the 2017 camping season and hold for future generations. Join us in celebrating 45 years of camping at Granite Hill where we make roughing it easy and create memories that last a lifetime! 


MOTHERS DAY & PAINT NIGHT with MARIE

May 12-14

It’s mother’s day! Thank your mother, grandmothers, aunts, or any other hardworking women in your life by spending a fun and relaxing weekend at Granite Hill! On Saturday night we will host a Paint Night with Marie ($35 per person), wine, music, and art supplies will be provided so that you can create your own masterpiece to take home with you! Be sure to register ASAP as space is limited! Don’t forget to head to the Red Shed Café early Sunday morning, with your family, for a complimentary mothers day pancake breakfast!


74th SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

May 18-21

Come and celebrate our 74th Bluegrass Festival! Our internationally acclaimed festival has hosted bands from around the world for more than 30 years! Be a part of Granite Hill’s Bluegrass Festival history and call for tickets today. You will enjoy 4 days of live music on two stages and informative workshops. For the latest information visit us on the web at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 26-29

Kick-off warm weather and celebrate the long weekend with a jam-packed weekend of fun at Granite Hill! There will be games, arts and crafts, a horseshoe tournament, a ping-pong tournament, a shuffleboard tournament, a cornhole tournament, a pie-eating contest, hayrides, dances, and a campfire social! Plan on coming in a day early for this weekend full of fun activities for everyone in the family!

Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg Monday, May 29, 2017 at 2 pm, followed by a ceremony in the Gettysburg National Cemetery with a host of guest speakers. Go to visitpa.com for more info.


VELVEETA, LIVE IN CONCERT

June 2-4

Back for another fun LIVE concert, State College’s #1 80’s cover band “Velveeta” www.80scheese.com will perform Saturday night. Get the best camping spots today and rock out with us at our Sterling Pavilion! If you’re camping here the concert is FREE, $5 admission to the public.


SUPERHERO WEEKEND with THE CENTRAL PA AVENGERS

June 9-11

The Central PA Avengers are coming to Granite Hill! Your favorite superheroes will be fighting the bad guys and saving the day around the campground! Dress up as your favorite superhero and come visit and get your picture with your heroes! Join us for a weekend of superhero themed weekend of fun and games and win prizes in our kids’ costume contest!


FATHER’S DAY AND BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT WEEKEND

June 16-18

It’s father’s day at Granite Hill! Bring your dad, grandfather, or uncle to Granite Hill to thank them for everything they do! Our Bass Tournament begins 7am on Saturday and the longest fish will win a gift card! Dads can compete in our horseshoe tournament while kids make a special gift for their dads! On Sunday morning dads can get free pancakes at the Red Shed Café when they come with their families!

New Oxford Outdoor Antique Market and Craft Show, June 17th: visit newoxford.org for details


HAWAIIAN LUAU FEATURING LIVE POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINMENT

June 23-25

Join Granite Hill for a Hawaiian Luau weekend full of live entertainment and a catered dinner! On Saturday evening we will host a catered dinner ($) that will be accompanied by live Polynesian entertainment, featuring traditional Polynesian dancing, story telling, and fire dancing! Reservations are required to reserve a spot for the buffet-style dinner and Polynesian entertainment. Pricing for adults is $18.00, children (11 and under) are $9.00. Bring a white t-shirt or buy one at our store to create your very own tie-dyed shirt!

PA Cider Festival, June 24th, click here for more info! www.paciderfest.com


JULY 4TH HOLIDAY WEEKEND

June 30 – July 4

Celebrate America’s 241st birthday with a patriotic and fun-filled weekend in historic Gettysburg, PA! Here at Granite Hill we will have a weekend full of ghost stories, hayrides, horseshoe tournaments, ping-pong tournaments, cornhole tournaments, karaoke, dance with DJ John, crafts, ceramics, and more!  Make us your base camp if you plan to attend the battle reenactments! We’re located just 2.2 miles down the road from the 154th Civil War Reenactment site.

154th Civil War Reenactment July 1-3, 2017, event location 965 Pumping Station Rd, Gettysburg. Please visit www.gettysburg.travel and www.gettysburgreenactment.com for more information
about events in Gettysburg!


BIKER WEEKEND

July 6-9

Granite Hill Camping Resort is the Official Campground of Gettysburg Bike Week! Gettysburg Bike Week events are held at the AllStar complex which is a short 4.4 miles from Granite Hill.  Let us be your base camp. Enjoy all the biker activities there and return to Granite Hill for a refreshing dip in the pool, a round of mini golf, and other fun-filled camping activities.  Campers, bikers and kids of all ages will enjoy ghost stories, hayrides, a horseshoe tournament, corn hole tournament, crafts, ceramics, and live entertainment all 3 nights! Camping reservations required. Request a site online here or call 800-642-8368.

Granite Hill Bike Week Party Live entertainment schedule @ Sterling Pavilion here at the campground:

Thursday, July 6th @ 8PM  VELVEETA ~ State College’s very own awesome 80’s cheese cover band that you do not want to miss!!!

Friday, July 7th @ 8PM  HOT LIKE MOLLY ~ Central PA’s “rock band with a uniquely undeniable edge that once you hear, you’ll never get enough of!”

Saturday, July 8th @ 8PM  SCHIZOPHONIC ~ Based out of Gettysburg and a local favorite delivering faithful reproductions of great rock songs from the 60’s to the 90’s!

BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE ON SITE AT GRANITE HILL – MAKE A CAMPING RESERVATION TODAY!


Visit Gettysburg Bike Week’s website for more information! www.gettysburgbikeweek.com


PIRATES VS NINJA WEEKEND

July 14-16

Arrrgh Matey! Join us at Granite Hill for a weekend of Pirates vs. Ninjas! Dress up as your favorite, either a pirate or a ninja, this weekend and represent your side as you compete to see who would win! There will be games, tournaments, a scavenger hunt, and plenty of cool prizes! End your action-packed day with dancing and more fun with DJ John!  Special group camping rates available for base ball teams, call Becca for details!  800-642-8368

17th Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg: www.adamscountyirishfestival.org
8th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Baseball Festival: gettysburgbaseballfestival.com


HARRY POTTER THEMED WEEKEND

July 21-23

Hogwarts comes to Granite Hill! Come join us as Granite Hill transforms into the magical world of Harry Potter this weekend! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character for our costume contest, play Harry Potter themed games with your favorite characters, go on a Potions Class scavenger hunt, and much more!


VINTAGE CAMPER WEEKEND WITH THROWBACK TUNES BY DJ JOHN

July 28-30

Take a trip down memory lane during our Vintage Camper Weekend at Granite Hill! If you have a vintage or classic camper, come to Granite Hill and show off your retro digs! We’ll have games, crafts, and more on Friday and Saturday! Dance Saturday night away to your favorite throwback tunes with DJ John!


DOGS LIFE WEEKEND WITH GREEN MEADOWS PETTING ZOO

August 4-6

We know you love your animals, and so do we! This weekend Green Meadows Petting Zoo will be bringing the petting zoo to Granite HIll . Check them out at greenmeadowsevents.com . Make sure to bring your dog(s) this weekend; we’re going to have a pet parade! Every doggie gets a treat for walking through, but we’ll have special prizes for most talented, softest ears, shortest legs, best eyes, and best dressed!


CRAB & CORN FEAST WITH DJ JOHN

August 11-13

Grab a mallet and join us at Granite Hill for our annual Crab and Corn Feast weekend! We’ll provide the fresh out of the water Maryland Blue Crabs $ and farm-fresh corn on the cob for this feast! Make sure to reserve a site in advance to secure your dozen (or more!) crabs!

Hollabaughs Peach Fest, August 12th and 13th from 12-5 pm each day: hollabaughbros.com


75th SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

August 17-20

It’s the 75th Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival! Our internationally acclaimed festival hosts bands and fans from around the world! Be a part of Granite Hill’s Bluegrass Festival history and call for tickets today. You will enjoy 4 days of live music on two stages and informative workshops. We also offer the Gettysburg Bluegrass Academy for Kids! For more information, call for a separate brochure, or check the web at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com  A Bluegrass tradition since 1979!


GH 500 RACE WEEKEND

August 25-27

Racers get ready! It’s Granite Hill’s 500 Race Weekend! Decorate your campsite and compete in games to win prizes at this race-themed weekend! Bring your Matchbox cars to compete in our Matchbox race to win trophies! We’ll have plenty of games, tournaments, and fun activities for everybody this weekend! And on Saturday night get your groove on with DJ John!


LABOR DAY(3 NIGHT MINIMUM)

September 1-4

Celebrate the end of summer with us at Granite Hill! We’ll have games, tournaments, crafts, and sports that everyone in the family can enjoy! From horseshoes to bingo you’ll be sure to find something fun this weekend! Spend the weekend nights having fun and dancing to the music of DJ John or listen to spooky ghost stories from a Ghostly Images from Gettysburg!


WINE FESTIVAL IN GETTYSBURG

September 8-10

Stay with us at Granite Hill Camping Resort and celebrate Gettysburg’s 13th Annual Gettysburg Wine Festival just down the road from the campground! Here at Granite Hill we’ll have a movie night, crafts, games, and more to keep you entertained. Or explore the Wine Festival, sample some wine, bring back your favorite bottles to camp and enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends! Whether you spend the weekend relaxing in the beautiful autumn weather here at the campground or enjoying all that the Gettysburg Wine Festival has to offer, you’re sure to have a wonderful weekend! Check out the festival at www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com


HALFWAY TO ST PADDY’S DAY WITH LIVE BAND: ACROSS THE POND

September 15-17

Top o’ the morning to ya! Come celebrate Celtic culture during this halfway to St. Paddy’s Day weekend! Join us for a 4-leaf clover scavenger hunt to find the gold at the end of the rainbow, make Irish-themed arts and crafts, compete in our “lucky” horseshoe tournament, and enjoy some live Irish music from Across the Pond on Saturday night! The show is free to all campers and off-the-road folks can purchase tickets for $5!


FAIRFIELD PIPPINFEST

September 22-24

This weekend the small town of Fairfield, PA will host Pippinfest, a community yard sale featuring food, entertainment, crafts, and lots of fun! Located just down the road from us at Granite Hill, you can spend the weekend exploring and finding one-of-a-kind goodies at the various yard sales that line the streets of the quaint little town of Fairfield! Enjoy the weekend activities of games, crafts, sports, and more back at Granite Hill all weekend!

Pippinfest Saturday & Sunday in Fairfield. Visit www.pippinfest.com for more information! ALSO Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show: www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com


CHOCOLATE LOVERS WEEKEND

Sept 29-Oct 1

Did someone say chocolate? The ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE weekend is here. If you enjoy sweet, sugary chocolate then this weekend is for YOU! We’ll have a chocolate fountain, a chocolate slip and slide, candy bar bingo, chocolate EVERYTHING! We’ll even have our own showing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Bring your sweet tooth for this chocolate filled weekend!


APPLE HARVEST

(1) October 6-8 (2) October 13-15

The Apple Harvest Festival lies in the orchard-covered mountains surrounding the historic town of Gettysburg, PA. Just a 20 minute drive from our campground will take you through beautiful scenic routes until you come to the town of Arendtsville. There’s food, games, shows, craft vendors and much, much more; this is truly a great local affair that anyone of any age will love! Back at Granite Hill we will have special activities going on all weekend long! Friday night we’ll be roasting s’mores at our fire pit and Saturday night DJ John will host another fun-filled dance!

Apple Harvest information available at www.appleharvest.com


HALLOWEEN

(1) October 20-22 (2) October 27-29 (3) November 3-5

Call NOW for your reservations if you don’t have them already! Halloween is so popular at Granite Hill that we host Halloween activities THREE weekends in a row! You and your kids should not miss our decorated pumpkin contest, costume parade and contest, Trick-or-Treat, site decorating contest, and our famous Haunted Civil War Barn! Even enjoy a FREE Ghost walk around the campground. Plus you won’t want to miss our Karaoke and Dance with DJ John. There will be something Fun for Everyone…..In Every Family!


VETERANS WEEKEND

November 10-12

Enjoy Fall Camping at its best with cooler temperatures while admiring the beauty of the leaves as they change color. While we are open for camping the month of November our Activities Director will conclude their season with our last Halloween Weekend. However, Downtown Gettysburg will be full of activities for you to enjoy the entire month of November! Make us your base camp for your visit to Gettysburg! Plan your trip using www.destinationgettysburg.com


153RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

November 17-19

This weekend there will be a dedication to the Gettysburg Address that will be held at the Military Park. Pay your tributes to this formally designated Dedication Day.


THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November 24-26

Come visit us and spend your holiday at our campground! We would be more then happy to direct you to places in downtown Gettysburg where you can visit and spend time with your family, do some site seeing, and enjoy the town with the locals! Not to mention, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast here at the campground!


*All activities tentative and subject to change*

Events listed in bold are held in Gettysburg or the Surrounding areas.
For information call (800) 337-5015.


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