2018 Weekend Activities

Thank you for your interest in Granite Hill!  Check out the list of themed weekends below!  There are fun activities planned for everyone.  Reservations are taken one year in advance on a rolling basis and the same or similar themed weekends are offered at the same time each year.  We are currently taking reservations for the following dates in 2018.  Did you miss getting a sewer site last year? or your favorite tent site?  Then secure your favorite site or sites NOW for these fun-filled camping weekends! Groups who would like to camp together are highly encouraged to call during the winter months to reserve sites! Keep in mind that special events weekends like Memorial Weekend and the Halloween Weekends usually sell out!  So, call soon!   Activities are subject to change without notice.  Check back for additional details and updates!

 


Winter 2018
While our office is open for reservations, the campground is closed December-March. However, if you are passing through Gettysburg and need a place to stay give us a call and we will try to accommodate you!

Scout Troops welcome for winter campouts! Call for details.

OPENING WEEKEND 2018

March 30 – April 1, 2018

Happy Spring!  Welcome to the 46th season of family camping at Granite Hill!  We hope you will join us for opening weekend and the Easter holiday!  Peter Cottontail will be making a few appearances throughout the weekend events.  Easter egg decorating,  Easter egg hunt, craft time, candy bar bingo, a hayride, and a horseshoe tournament are the highlights of opening weekend!  We hope you will choose to start your camping season at Granite Hill!

 


SPRING SPRUCE UP & BONUS WEEKEND

April 6-8, 2018

Springtime is officially here and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! Dust off your camper and join us for a quiet weekend of camping. Join in the fun and help us clean up the winter debris from around the campground and in appreciation we’ll treat you to complimentary chili at the Red Shed Café and a free round of Adventure Golf! Call soon to book your favorite site for opening weekend 2018!  Advance reserve your site for 2 nights and receive a $25 Bonus Gift Card to use on store purchases or at the Red Shed Café.  The $25 Bonus Gift Card is valid for the entire 2018 camping season.

 


HEROES WEEKEND BOGO & KARAOKE

April 13-15, 2018

As a thank you to heroes both past and present we are offering a buy one night get one night free to all past and present military and first responders including police officers, firefighters, rescuers, and paramedics.  Simply mention this discount when making your reservation and bring your ID card along to registration.  Reserve your site for Friday and Saturday nights and receive the second night for free excluding hookup charges & taxes.  Max Value: $45 discount.

 


46th ANNUAL TROUT DERBY & DANCE DJ JOHN

April 20-22, 2018

Calling all anglers! Open for fishing 46 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 22nd.
Go to www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com to enter.


8TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

April 27-29, 2018

Are you the Chief of Chili? Join Granite Hill Camping Resort for our 8th Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday April 28th 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 Pros or Joes, or just come taste for yourself and vote for a People’s Choice winner!  After a fun day of chili & beer then sing your heart out at Karaoke with DJ John!

Gettysburg’s Hard Cider Run, April 28th. Visit www.thehardciderrun.com to register, today!

 Chili Cook-Off Entry Form

 Chili Cook-Off Timeline, Rules and Regulations


CINCO de MAYO INFLATABLE FIESTA

May 4-6, 2018

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us!  We are making the campground into a inflatable fiesta!  We’ll have two different inflatables set up; a tropical obstacle course and a double lane jump and slide.  Don’t miss the piñata, hot chili pepper contest and taco battle!  We’ll have our regular horseshoe tourney, hayride and campfire social.  There won’t be any time for a siesta this weekend!

 


MOTHERS DAY & PAINT EVENT & KARAOKE

May 11-13, 2018

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 afternoon at 1PM Marie will return for the 3rd year in row to host a Paint Event ($35 per person)  art supplies provided, BYOB, join her and create your own masterpiece to take home! This year Marie is teaching a Paint your Pet class.  Advance reservation required and a picture of your pet must be sent in with registration.  Call for details.  Be sure to register early as space is limited! Sing your heart out Saturday evening at Karaoke with DJ John and then head to the Red Shed Café early Sunday morning, with your family, for a complimentary mothers day pancake breakfast!

 Mothers Day Paint Event Signup Form


76th SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

May 17-20, 2018

Come and celebrate our 76th 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, DANCE, KARAOKE

May 25-28, 2018

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, dance, karaoke, and a campfire social! Plan on coming in a day early for this weekend full of fun activities for everyone in the family!  Granite Hill sells out every Memorial Weekend so call soon to reserve your favorite site!

Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg Monday, May 28, 2018 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.

 


80’S THROW BACK  &  VELVEETA LIVE CONCERT

June 1-3, 2018

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.  Plus our full time activities director will be here to entertain the kids all weekend long with favorite camping activities including ceramics, crafts, hayrides, horseshoe tournament plus much, much more!  This is a very popular weekend so reserve your site today!!

 


SCHOOL’S OUT POOL PARTY WEEKEND!

June 8-10, 2018

Time to celebrate the end of another successful school year!  Come on down to the pool where DJ Jamey will be spinning tunes poolside and enjoy a complimentary poolside cookout!  Make your reservation early and let us know how many in your family plan to attend the cookout!

 


FATHER’S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT

June 15-17, 2018

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 them!   DJ John will be spinning tunes on Saturday evening after dinner. And, on Sundays Dads enjoy a free pancake breakfast when dining with their families at the Red Shed Café!  We hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day Weekend!

New Oxford Outdoor Antique Market and Craft Show, June 16th: visit newoxford.org for details

 


HAWAIIAN LUAU and LIVE POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINMENT

June 22-24, 2018

Join Granite Hill for a Hawaiian Luau weekend full of live entertainment and a catered dinner! On Saturday evening we will host a catered luau 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 dinner and Polynesian entertainment.  Adults $18.00 (ages 12+) and Children $9.00 (ages 3-11). Don’t forget to bring a white t-shirt or buy one at our store to create your very own tie-dyed shirt with our Activities Director

 Hawaiian Luau Reservation Form

PA Cider Festival, June 23rd, click here for more info! www.paciderfest.com


SPORTS WEEKEND ~ PIRATES VS. NINJAS

June 29- July 1, 2018

Arrrgh Matey! Join us at Granite Hill for a weekend of family friendly sports and athletic competitions! Are you a pirate or a ninja?  Represent your side as you compete to see who wins! Pirates and Ninjas will participate in races, athletic competitions, games, tournaments, and a scavenger hunt.  Win prizes along the way and overall prizes will be awarded at the dance on Saturday evening.  End your action-packed day dancing under the stars to the tunes of DJ John and relaxing by the campfire!  Make your reservations today!

 


JULY 4TH HOLIDAY WEEK, DJ, KARAOKE

July 1-8, 2018

Celebrate America’s 242nd 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 155th Civil War Reenactment site.

155th Civil War Reenactment July 5-8, 2018, event location 965 Pumping Station Rd, Gettysburg is just 2.2 miles from Granite Hill!  Please visit www.gettysburg.travel and www.gettysburgreenactment.com for more information about events in Gettysburg and advance reenactment tickets!


GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK

July 12-15, 2018

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 mile ride from Granite Hill. Let us be your base camp. Enjoy all the biker activities at AllStar 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, crafts and ceramics.  Or you may choose to take any early morning ride through the beautiful Adams County countryside then return to Granite Hill for a refreshing dip in the pool and enjoy music poolside styled by DJ John Saturday afternoon from 1-4PM.   Whether you choose to do it all or just relax at your campsite there is no better base camp for Bike Week than Granite Hill!  CALL NOW!

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

18th Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg: www.adamscountyirishfestival.org
9th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Baseball Festival: gettysburgbaseballfestival.com

 


CHOCOLATE WEEKEND & DJ JOHN

July 20-22, 2018

Did someone say chocolate? The ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE weekend is BACK by popular demand!!!  If you enjoy sweet, sugary chocolate then this weekend is for YOU! Kids can start the weekend with a viewing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Friday evening upon arrival. On Saturday kids and adults will have fun at chocolate craft time, a scavenger hunt, a chocolate fountain, a chocolate slip and slide, candy bar bingo….you get it….chocolate EVERYTHING! Then work those calories off at the dance Saturday night with DJ John! Bring your sweet tooth for this chocolate filled weekend!  The Activities Director will keep the kiddos happy and entertained all weekend long!  Call soon to reserve your favorite site!!

 


MIDSUMMER NIGHTS POOL PARTY WITH DJ JOHN & SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR VINTAGE CAMPERS

July 27-29, 2018

More summer fun at Granite Hill!  Join our activities director at the pool for poolside games, tunes, and a free hot dog!  Kids of all ages will enjoy the afternoon all while staying cool from the heat of the day!  DJ John will be here spinning tunes from 5-8PM at the pool.  For the 3rd year in a row we welcome guests to show off their vintage campers to the camping community!  Guests with vintage campers who reserve a site in the original section of the campground known as the Main Campground receive a 20% discount off camping fees! Give us a call today to reserve your site!

 


CHICKEN BBQ & DANCE WITH DJ JOHN

August 3-5, 2018

We know you love summer cookouts, and so do we! Join us for a delicious summer pot luck BBQ.  We’ll serve up the grilled chicken and corn and you bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share. Advance reservations for the dinner are required $. Choose to relax at your site and enjoy the great outdoors, take a dip in the pool, test your skills with rod and reel, brush up on your short game with a round of adventure golf, get artsy with crafts and ceramics or show off your skills at shoes and shuffleboard! There’s always something do for everyone at Granite Hill! Call for reservations today or submit an online reservations and a customer service representative will call to confirm your reservation!

August 3-5, 2018 – 96th ANNUAL SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR in Biglerville for information call 717.677.9663


CRAB & CORN FEAST & DJ JOHN

August 10-12, 2018

Grab a mallet and join us at Granite Hill for our annual Maryland Crab and Adams County Corn Feast! On Saturday We’ll provide the fresh out of the water Maryland Blue Crabs (1s & 2s) $ and fresh Adams County corn on the cob for this feast! Make sure to reserve a site in advance to secure your dozen (or more!) crabs! Crabs are $42/dozen and include 6 ears of corn. (price subject to change. market price is determined in late July 2018). The deadline to reserve your crabs and corn is Thursday, August 9, 2018. Campers can choose to dine in or carry the crabs back to their campsites. Don’t forget to pack your crab pickin’ supplies! DJ John will be here spinning the tunes on Saturday night outside at Sterling Pavilion (weather permitting of course) and Ashley will be here to entertain the kids ALL WEEKEND LONG!!!

 Crab and Corn Feast Dinner Reservations

Hollabaughs Peach Fest, August 11th and 12th from 12-5 pm each day: hollabaughbros.com


77th SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

August 16-19, 2018

It’s the 77th 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 24-26, 2018

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! Granite Hill is a proud sponsor of #69 Sprint Car driver, Shane Hoff! Winners of the campsite decorating contest will receive official Shane Hoff Racing gear!

 


 

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, DANCE & KARAOKE

August 31 – September 3, 2018

Don’t delay! Make your reservations now for the last camping weekend of the summer!  Labor Day Weekend is traditionally a very busy holiday at Granite Hill.  Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a weekend of family fun before the kiddos return to school!  We’ll offer games, tournaments, crafts, and sports that everyone in the family can enjoy! From horseshoes to candy bingo there’s fun for all ages at Granite Hill.  Spend the weekend nights dancing to the music DJ John or serenade your fellow campers during Sunday night karaoke!   Call NOW to secure your fav site!  800-642-8368 (3 night minimum)


 

14th Annual GETTYSBURG WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

September 7-9, 2018

Let us be your base camp for the 2018 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival!  Presented by the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce, this Central PA’s premiere wine event is held at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex just 9 miles down the road in Gettysburg.  Savor hundreds of wines from 27 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy delicious eats & live music!  Multi-act concerts are presented from 12:30-6:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.  35+ Arts and crafts vendors will be there for your shopping pleasure (think early holiday shopping!)   Here at Granite Hill we’ll have a movie night on Friday night, crafts on Saturday morning, a hayride, and horseshoe tournament!  Explore the Wine Festival, sample some wine, bring your favorite bottles back to Granite Hill and enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends around the campfire! A free shuttle was offered in 2017 and we hope to do the same for 2018.  Please reserve space on the shuttle when making camping reservations. For details on the festival schedule please visit the festival website at www.gettysburgwineandmusicfesitval.com.

GETTYSBURG WINE FESTIVAL for information: www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com

 


HALFWAY TO ST PADDY’S DAY WITH LIVE IRISH MUSIC – ACROSS THE POND

September 14-16, 2018

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 live Irish music Saturday evening with Across the Pond.  Of course our Activities Director will entertain the kids all weekend long with all the regular weekend activities including crafts, ceramics, games, campfire social, hayrides, and more!

Check out the Adams County Heritage Festival held at the REC PARK in Gettysburg.  Local Things to Do!:Destination Gettysburg 


HARRY POTTER WEEKEND ~ SECOND YEAR

September 21-23, 2018

In 2017, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter, Hogwarts came to Granite Hill!  The weekend was such a success we decided to do it again!   Join us as Granite Hill transforms into the magical world of Harry Potter!  Special surprises for second year students returning with their wands & pets they received in 2017!  First years will get sorted into their Hogwarts House then everyone will participate in Harry Potter themed activities with your favorite characters, go on a Horcrux scavenger hunt, and much more!  Find the Golden Snitch and win a FREE WEEKEND for next year!! Of course all of the regular camping amenities will be offered, such as, the Red Shed Café, the Adventure Golf & boats, ping-pong, shuffleboard, hayrides & horseshoes!  Cap off your weekend dancing the night away to the tunes of DJ John at the Hogwarts Yule Ball!  Make your reservations soon and let us know how many students will be attending Hogwarts for the first time this year and how many will be returning to Hogwarts for their second year!  Costumes are highly encouraged!


FAIRFIELD PIPPINFEST

September 28-30, 2018

This weekend the small town of Fairfield, PA will host Pippinfest, a community yard sale featuring food, entertainment, crafts, and lots of fun! Located 3 miles west of Granite Hill on route 116, 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! After exploring Pippinfest then take a ride into downtown Gettysburg and visit the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show on the streets of Gettysburg.  Here at the park we’ll offer a movie night on Friday night, crafts and ceramics on Saturday morning, games, hayride, and a horseshoe tournament in the afternoon!

Pippinfest Saturday & Sunday in Fairfield: www.pippinfest.com

Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show: www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com

 


APPLE HARVEST I

(1) October 5-7, 2018

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!

National Apple Harvest Festival: www.appleharvest.com


APPLE HARVEST II

October 12-14, 2017

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!

National Apple Harvest Festival: www.appleharvest.com


HALLOWEEN

(1) October 19-21, 2018 – call soon, limited availability
(2) October 26-28, 2018 – call soon, limited availability
(3) November 2-4, 2018- call soon!

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 9-11, 2018

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 Desintination Gettysburg

Please keep in mind that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent pipes from freezing.


 

155TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

November 16-18, 2018

Let us be your base camp as you enjoy all the events and activities planned for Remembrance Weekend in Gettysburg.

Please keep in mind that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent pipes from freezing.

Let us host your visit to Gettysburg and to attend the dedication to the Gettysburg Address that will be held at the Military Park.  For more information visit Destination Gettysburg!


 

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November 22-25, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Granite Hill! We are pleased to offer limited camping to guests for the holiday! Pick up holiday gifts for your favorite camper during our Black Friday Sale in the campstore. All gift items will be 30% OFF on BLACK FRIDAY! Camping is available on Breezy Hill, Safari Area, Tenting Grove, Stoney Point, and USA Tent Sites. The west bathhouse will remain open weather permitting. The Main Camp section will be closed at this time. The office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We ask that all campers call ahead and pay their balance due prior to the holiday. A welcome packet will be left at the night registration box for campers with reservations arriving after hours.

Thanksgiving Week Office Hours:

Monday, November 19th 8AM-7PM

Tuesday, November 20th 8AM-7PM

Wednesday, November 21st 8AM-7PM

Thursday, November 22nd **CLOSED**

Friday, November 23rd 8AM-7PM

Saturday, November 24th 8AM-7PM

Sunday, November 25th 8AM-5PM

 


*All activities tentative and subject to change without notice*

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


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