Weekend Activities

Thank you for your interest in Granite Hill and for perusing our list of themed weekends. We strive to offer a wonderful camping experience as well as a plethora of activities of all kinds for both the young and young at heart.   Reservations are taken one year in advance on a rolling basis.  Current campers have the first opportunity to renew their same site each weekend if done by close of business on Saturday evening.   We are currently taking reservations for the following dates and events in 2020.  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 are highly encouraged to call early to reserve sites together! Keep in mind that holidays and special event weekends like Memorial Weekend and Halloween Weekends usually sell out!  So, call soon!   Activities are held rain or shine (unless there is a safety concern) and subject to change without notice.  Thank you again for visiting our website.  We hope you find the perfect weekend for you and yours!


WINTER 2020

December 2019 through March 2020: While our office is open for reservations, the campground is closed December 9th – March 2020. However, if you are passing through Gettysburg and need a place to stay, give us a call and we will try to accommodate you!

Winter Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8-4, Saturdays 10-3, Closed on Sundays.  If our office is closed due to the weather, please submit an online reservation request and we will call you to confirm your reservation when the office reopens.

Is your SCOUT TROOP interested in a WINTER CAMP out?  Then give us a call!  Winter camping is a big hit for scouts!  Set your tents up on Breezy Hill or the MG Line and use the pavilion behind the office for cooking and meals!  Bathrooms are conveniently located by the office. Reservations required.


48TH OPENING WEEKEND  ~ Heroes BOGO

April 3-5, 2020

All are welcome, but heroes are revered with our two-night camping special! This first weekend of our 48th season will be dedicated to thanking the heroes with a buy-one-night-get-one-free bogo, applied only to reservations made in advance! When you come in to camp with us, make sure to show us your military, EMS, fire company, or police badge or card so the discount is applied to your reservation! Come relax by a bonfire in the cool spring weather, and watch the world bloom!

 


EGGCITING EASTER WEEKEND

With DJ John

April 10-12, 2020

Is your busy schedule starting to make you feel like a basket case? Don’t lose a hare of sleep—retreat to Granite Hill for a weekend where the only thing you’ll be concerned with is making time to come back soon! Peter Cottontail will be hopping in and out throughout the course of the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for him as you’re making your Easter bonnet for the parade and contest, playing Easter games, winning chocolate from candy bar bingo, going for a hayride around the campground, getting your boogie on at the dance with DJ John, and competing in the horseshoe tournament! Make the whole family happy with activities for all ages, and form eggstra special memories for the years to come!

 


48th ANNUAL TROUT DERBY

With DJ John

April 17-19, 2020

Show off your sgills and flex your fishing mussels this weekend at our 48th Annual Trout Derby! Our trout pond will be fully stocked and ready for you to cast your rod! Men, women, and children are invited to compete for prizes by catching the longest fish within their categories. Whether you catch the prize trout or not, everyone wins with activities all weekend, including a groovefest with DJ John where the Trout Derby grand prize winner will be announced and receive a FREE WEEKEND!

 


10TH ANNIVERSARY CHILI COOK-OFF & Live Concert with the Willy’s

April 24-26, 2020

Are you the Chili Chief? The Bean Boss? The Sultan of Spice? Join Granite Hill Camping Resort for our 10th Annual Chili Cook-off and show us what you’ve got! Brew up your most scrumptious batch of chili and set it under the scrutiny of our judges, all local chili-enthusiasts, for a chance to win prizes, including a trophy with your name on it and bragging rights! Enter your chili, be you an amateur or connoisseur, or just come to taste and vote for a People’s Choice Winner! When you’ve gobbled down all the chili a human body can handle, unwind and digest while you watch local band the Willys perform live at our beautifully-crafted Sterling Pavilion!

If beans aren’t your forte, go into town to experience first-hand Gettysburg’s rich history, or perhaps consider participating in Gettysburg’s Hard Cider Run! Visit www.thehardciderrun.com for more information, and find all the information you’ll need for the cook-off down below!

10th Annual Gettysburg North-South Marathon & 10 Miler on Sunday, April 26th.
Go to www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com to enter.

 Chili Cook-Off Entry Form

 Chili Cook-Off Timeline, Rules and Regulations

 


SPRING QUIET WEEKEND & DERBY FUN

May 1-3, 2020

At Granite Hill, we don’t horse around, we’re serious about the Kentucky Derby! Come adorned in your derby attire and participate in our festive hat contest—you can make your own artfully inspired hat at our Saturday morning craft time for a chance to win! As you’re saddling up for our Derby Trivia, don’t forget to take study breaks with classic mint juleps and caramel popcorn at the Red Shed Café. With horse racing for the kids, a horseshoe tournament in the afternoon, and the Second Annual Bees n’ Blossoms Festival at Hollabaugh’s all weekend long, there is something that will behoove the whole family to do! End the night beneath the night sky watching Secretariat on the outdoor movie screen, keeping warm under blankets with the people you cherish the most. Call soon to reserve a weekend’s worth of memories! For more information about the Bees n’ Blossoms Festival, visit hollabaughbros.com!

 

Second Annual Bees n’ Blossoms Festival at Hollabaugh’s May 2nd & 3rd, 2020: hollabaughbros.com

 


MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND & JEWELRY EVENT WITH LOCAL ARTIST

With DJ John

May 8-10, 2020

A mother’s work is difficult, painful, and ever-continuing; often requiring more selflessness and patience than one has to offer. Whether the job is inherited naturally or taken up over time, Granite Hill is here to offer the retreat from daily life that all mothers oh-so-desperately need to recharge their batteries. Call today to thank your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or any hardworking women in your life with a restful and rejuvenating weekend. The weekend’s itinerary will include a Moms-only jewelry-making class taught by local artist Wendy Heiges, where moms can design and create a pair of earrings and matching necklace pendant using their choice of stones, glass, metals, and color of leather. Pre-registration and payment of $40 per person is required and non-refundable, so do not delay registering the women in your life for this class, which is limited to 20 people! Once unwinding with some jewelry-making, pump up the jam and get down during karaoke with DJ John! Upon awaking Sunday morning, head over to the Red Shed Café for a complimentary Mother’s Day pancake breakfast! Give the mother in your life what she needs and deserves: a weekend all about her!

 


80th SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

May 14-17, 2020

Here at Granite Hill, we’d like to think that our Bluegrass Festival is a lot like fine wine and cheese—it only improves with age. Come experience our 80th festival, internationally acclaimed and growing more refined each of the 40+ years it’s been in existence. Call today to purchase tickets for access to a wonderland of interesting vendors, scrumptious foods, great company, and four days worth of live bluegrass. With lineups that include your long-time favorites in addition to nuanced newcomers, along with workshops to teach you the secrets of the trade, your weekend will be spent fully immersed in a genre that is as rich sonically as it is historically. Keep up with the latest Bluegrass Festival news at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.

 


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, DJ, Karaoke

With DJ John

May 22-25, 2020

Gettysburg’s history abounds with moments of valiance, victory, overwhelming loss, and ever-returning hope. Through all its wars and times of change, Gettysburg has blossomed into a vibrant hub for those who wish to celebrate the past and prepare a more fruitful future. Adam County’s deep and expansive history is precisely what makes Granite Hill a choice Memorial Day location — a long weekend is the perfect time to unwind with games, arts and crafts, horseshoe, shuffleboard, cornhole, and ping-pong tournaments, hayrides, some dancing and singing, and of course, s’mores! In town, campers can experience the depth of Gettysburg’s roots in any number of ways, including the Memorial Day Parade and following ceremony on May 25th. Call and reserve your favorite site today for a weekend to remember! Check out visitpa.com for more information about all the local happenings!

Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg Monday, May 25, 2020 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  &  LIVE CONCERT w/ VELVEETA, MAY 30TH

May 29-31, 2020

We’ll keep you cheesin’ all weekend long with our 80’s throwback weekend! With activities your kids will love– including (but certainly not excluded to) crafts, hayrides, and a horseshoe tournament– plus live music for everyone, it’ll be a win for the whole family! State College’s #1 80’s cover band Velveeta will perform Saturday night at no extra cost to campers, so bring a ques-o’ beer and a koozie and join us at our beautiful Sterling Pavilion for a wonderful evening. Have friends in the area? Admission to the concert is $5 for the public! The ol’ leg warmers are optional, but calling today to reserve your site is encouraged! If you find yourself with some gaps in your itinerary, or if you’d prefer to wave new wave goodbye, visit www.hollabaughbros.com to learn more about the Hollabaugh’s Strawberry Festival happening this weekend, or www.80scheese.com to learn more about Velveeta.

Strawberry Festival at Hollabaugh’s, May 30th and 31st: hollabaughbros.com

 


FAMILY ADVENTURE GOLF TOURNAMENT!

With DJ John

June 5-7, 2020

Whether your family feels like puttin’ or putzin’ around (or both), Granite Hill will gladly accommodate! Join us for a family-friendly mini golf tournament for the chance to win a free weekend of camping (of max $100 value) and various prizes which will be awarded to several categories! Age groups will be determined by the turnout, so no one will be left out of the fun. All participants can sign up at check-in, and are encouraged to take a free practice round the night before the tournament, as well as a complimentary paddleboat ride around Lake Lily on Friday evening only! Call today to for a fun time of eating free hot dogs and lemonade while you wow us with your million-dollar swing! Visit gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com for information about the Brass Band Festival happening this weekend!

Brass Band Festival – 15 bands from 7 states will be in attendance! More info at: gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com


SPORTS WEEKEND & LIVE CONCERT w/ NOWHERE SLOW

June 12-14, 2020

It’s time to find the answer to a question that has had philosophers scratching their heads since the dawn of time: which are better, pirates or ninjas? Whether you’re a pirate or a ninja, we
invite you to show the world who’s boss! Prove your side’s capabilities by competing in athletic races, various games and trials of the body and mind, including a scavenger hunt! Win loot and plunders throughout the day, and see who reigns as victor come the dance on Saturday evening. No matter if your side comes out on top; everyone will end the night triumphant as they swing and sway under the night sky to the euphonious sounds of Nowhere Slow. Straight out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this band is a favorite at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach and Sloppy Joe’s in Key West and Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland to name a few great venues. With great musicianship, stellar vocals, and over 3900 fans online, Nowhere Slow is always booked back.Once you hear them you will want to reserve a space for their return later this season on August 1st and September 26th!  Make your reservations today! Want a treasure chest full of fond family memories? Call to make your reservations today! For information about the coinciding New Oxford Outdoor Antique Market and Craft Show on June 13, visit www.newoxford.org!

New Oxford Outdoor Antique Market and Craft Show, June 13th: visit newoxford.org for details


FATHER’S DAY BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT

With DJ John

June 19-21, 2020

A good man is hard to find, which is precisely why it’s so important to celebrate the ones we’ve found! Treat your dad, grandfather, uncle, any other man who’s made a bright impact on your life to a weekend at Granite Hill to thank them for being the person they are! Join in on our Saturday bass tournament at 7am, where the catcher of the longest fish will win a gift card! Dads can face-off in a horseshoe tournament while kids make a gift just for them! Finish off a spectacular day by getting your boogie on with DJ John— show off your grooviest dad dance moves Saturday night after dinner! Sunday morning, Dads can enjoy a delectable, complimentary pancake breakfast at the Red Shed Café when dining with their families! Reserve a spot at Granite Hill by calling today! In addition, visit www.paciderfest.com for details about the PA Cider Festival on June 20th!

PA Cider Festival, June 20th, click here for more info! www.paciderfest.com


HAWAIIAN LUAU w/ LIVE POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINMENT

June 26-28, 2020

When you’ve been working hard and need a break, sometimes it’s best to just lei down! Treat yourself by retreating to Granite Hill for our big Hawaiian Luau, where vibrant Polynesian culture meets Gettysburg’s rich pastoral beauty. Experience traditional Polynesian dancing and storytelling over a scrumptious, Hawaiian-inspired catered meal, as well as the usual Granite Hill camping fun! This weekend, you can participate in tournaments, make arts and crafts, tie-dye shirts, watch fire dancing, and roast s’mores, all in one day! Advance reservations are required to reserve a spot for the dinner and Polynesian entertainment, which costs $18 per adult (ages 12+) and $9 per child (ages 3-11) are $9! Call today to reserve a spot at Granite Hill— it’s not too often when you can relax in Hawaii over the weekend and still be back in time for work on Monday!

 Hawaiian Luau Reservation Form

 


INDEPENDENCE DAY EXTRAVAGANZA, DJ, KARAOKE

With DJ John

July 2-6, 2020

244 years ago, America stood together and declared independence from the government that had ruled avariciously over them. This declaration was only the beginning, but it was a step towards a safe, self-determined, self-governed nation. Independence Day is a celebration of the day 244 years ago when the American people united to create a place where their kin to come could relax and enjoy luxuries they never had. Call now to reserve a weekend of honoring your ancestors’ sacrifices by relaxing, spending time with your family, and savoring the liberties they achieved for you! Celebrate at Granite Hill with a week jammed-full of ghost stories; hayrides; horseshoe, ping pong, and cornhole tournaments; karaoke night and a dance with DJ John; crafts; and more! Explore Destination Gettysburg at www.destinationgettysburg.com to find information on Gettysburg’s historical, cultural, and other entertaining events for the July 4th weekend.

 


GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK & LIVE CONCERT w/ SCHIZOPHONIC

July 9-12, 2020

Gettysburg Bike Week events are held at the AllStar complex, just a mere 4.4 miles from Granite Hill Camping Resort! These 4.4 miles not only make Granite Hill a convenient and accessible base for Bike Week, but they also provide a pleasant ride to begin and end your days here in Gettysburg. Granite Hill has many activities for you to fill any empty gaps in your Bike Week plans, like a refreshing time in the pool, a horseshoe tournament, or you can dominate in a couple games of mini golf! Throughout the weekend at the campground, we’ll have plenty of happenings to amuse campers and bikers of all ages such as ghost stories, hayrides, crafts and ceramics, and there’s never a wrong time to ride through the mountains and explore the striking scenery of Adams County. On Saturday night, Granite Hill will host local rock group Schizophonic to finish the day with a real ‘ol romp beneath the stars. Whether you want to do it all or unwind at your campsite after each bustling day of Bike Week, Granite Hill is here to help you have one of the best weekends yet! Call today to reserve your site at Granite Hill! Click here for more information about Gettysburg Bike Week, and here for information about the Hollabaugh’s Blueberry Festival on July 11th and 12th!

 


CHOCOLATE FIEND WEEKEND

With DJ John

July 17-19, 2020

If you’re loco for cocao, Chocolate Fiend Weekend is your time to shine! Here at Granite Hill we’ll be treating the chocoholics inside all of us with a viewing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, chocolate craft time, a chocolate fountain, a chocolate slip and slide, candy bar bingo, chocolate EVERYTHING! After you’ve consumed as much chocolate as is humanly possible,come catch a Saturday night fever by working it all off at the Saturday night dance with DJ John! With such a sweet theme, the whole family will find something to savor! Call soon to make sure you’ll be wrapped up in your favorite site! For more information about happenings in Gettysburg this weekend, visit gettysburgbaseballfestival.com and adamscountyirishfestival.org!

 


SUMMER HOEDOWN WEEKEND

With DJ John

July 24-26, 2020

Woah there, bucko! We hear you ain’t got nothin’ planned for this fine weekend, and it just so happens that we’re fixin’ for a shindig here at Granite Hill! If you’re hankerin’ for a getaway, saddle up and come on over to the campground for a slew of fun festivities such as arts and crafts, hayrides, game tournaments, and many others! Saturday night, get all gussied up and raise a ruckus at the hoedown with DJ John! As the night draws on, have a hoot and a half with your family roasting s’mores at your site, or hit the hay under the stars so you can wake up early and play in the pool! No matter what you’re lookin’ for this weekend, Granite Hill has got it all! Call today to reserve a campsite for an escapade that won’t be delayed!

 


SUMMER FUN WEEKEND & LIVE CONCERT w/ NOWHERE SLOW

July 31- August 2, 2020

What does the perfect summer weekend look like? We’ll put an image in your head at Granite Hill with a weekend brimming with arts and crafts, pool games, tie-dying, and a watermelon-eating contest! Watch the sun drop to the horizon from a paddle boat or kayak on Lake Lily, enjoy the late afternoon breeze while playing a couple rounds of mini golf, and cap off the evening dancing under the night sky to the songs of Nowhere Slow. Call soon to reserve a site to show your family a perfect summer weekend! For more information about another local happening, the 98th Annual South Mountain Fair in Biglerville, visit WWW.emmitsburg.net/smf/index.htm.

 


MARYLAND CRAB & CORN FEAST

With DJ John

August 7-9, 2020

Sink your claws into a delicious feast here at the campground with our annual Maryland Crab and Adams County Corn Feast! In addition to all the classic Granite Hill fun— roasting s’mores over ghost stories, sunbathing by the pool, going for a hayride jaunt, participating in game tournaments, making arts and crafts, and so on— Saturday night, we will be providing just-caught Maryland Blue Crabs (1’s and 2’s) and fresh, crisp corn on the cob from Adams County! Campers participating in the feast will have the option to dine in or scuttle back to their campsites for a more private meal. Although the price is subject to change, each dozen of crabs will be priced at $45 and includes 6 ears of corn. After treating yourself to a delicious meal, rave on as evening falls to tunes spun by DJ John outside the Sterling Pavilion (weather permitting)! The deadline to reserve your feast is Thursday, August 6, 2020, so call Granite Hill to make shore you can participate in all this weekend’s festivities! Visit hollabaughbros.com for information about the 30th Annual Hollabaugh’s Peach Fest and gburgrocks.com to learn about a Gettysburg music festival that benefits children struggling with cancer and their families, all happening this weekend!

 Crab and Corn Feast Dinner Reservations

30th Annual Hollabaughs Peach Fest, August 8th and 9th from 12-4:30 pm each day: hollabaughbros.com

Gettysburg Rocks August 7th – 9th. More info at: gburgrocks.com

 


81st SEMI-ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

August 13-16, 2020

Here at Granite Hill, we’d like to think that our Bluegrass Festival is a lot like fine wine and cheese—it only improves with age. Come experience our 81st festival, internationally acclaimed and growing more refined each of the 40+ years it’s been in existence. Call today to purchase tickets for access to a wonderland of interesting vendors, scrumptious foods, great company, and four days worth of live bluegrass. With lineups that include your long-time favorites in addition to nuanced newcomers, along with workshops to teach you the secrets of the trade, your weekend will be spent fully immersed in a genre that is as rich sonically as it is historically. Keep up with the latest Bluegrass Festival news at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.

A Bluegrass tradition since 1979!

 


ENDLESS SUMMER POOL PARTY

With DJ John

August 21-23, 2020

Pool yourself away from daily life and make one last splash before summer’s end! We hope you have enjoyed a fabulous summer and invite you to join us for a reenergizing weekend at Granite Hill before the kiddos return to school! Escape the summer heat at our end-of-summer pool party with a refreshing dip in the pool, tunes brought to you by DJ John, and a free poolside cookout. We invite you to make your reservations early so your whole family can enjoy the pool party, as well as backyard games, bingo, and an outdoor movie night!


HUGE BACK TO SCHOOL POTLUCK PICNIC

With DJ John

August 28 – 30, 2020

Nearly every four years is a leap year which has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 in the Gregorian Calendar.  Why have leap years?  Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun.  What does this mean for Granite Hill?  It means a shift in the calendar of events. In 2020 there will be two weekends between the 81st Bluegrass Festival and Labor Day Weekend, the Apple Harvest Festivals will shift weekends, and therefore our Halloween Weekends will also shift.  With one more weekend of camping prior to the start of school we thought it would be appropriate to host a huge multi-school back to school potluck picnic!  Regardless of where your kiddos attend school, they are welcome at our BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC!  We will grill burgers and dogs and you bring a side dish to share and we’ll top it off with a build your on sundae ice cream bar!!

 


LABOR DAY WEEKEND, DJ, Karaoke

With DJ John

September 4 – 7, 2020

Need some way to festively finish off a fabulous season? Call us now and book a site at Granite Hill for the last weekend of the summer! We’ll celebrate summer’s end with games, ghost stories, karaoke, and more! We’ll have fun for all ages—from shuffleboard to bingo to s’mores around the campfire—to leave your family buzzing with warm memories in spite of the cold weather to come. Do not delay, call today to secure your favorite site with a 3 night minimum!

 


PICL Bike Race Weekend

With DJ John

September 11-13, 2020

This weekend will be the third annual Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League event held at Granite Hill. Reserve a spot to attend these NICA-sanctioned races which provide student athletes an environment to bring to fruition their competitive aspirations! We guarantee every participating student athlete will be given a fast and fun atmosphere with NICA-refined class-leading professional race promotion, timing, course preparation, and risk management delivered by our highly experienced event promoters. Riders and other campers can also unwind with a couple games of bingo and a double feature, and those who are of age can take a free shuttle to the Wine Festival to sample some wine—bring your favorites back to enjoy with family and friends around the campfire! Please reserve space on the shuttle when making your reservations! For more information about PICL, visit http://www.pamtb.org/, and for more information about the Wine Festival, visit www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com.


WITCHES AND WIZARDS ~ FOURTH YEAR

With DJ John at the Yule Ball

September 18-20, 2020

In June of 1997, J.K. Rowling first released Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the premier of the series. No one had ever before read such wonderful, outlandish words. Readers all over the world became absorbed in the pages, immersed in the wizarding world. Children began to wait outside by their mailboxes come the arrival of their 11th birthdays, hoping to find a letter admitting them to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry engraved with their name. Join us at Granite Hill for our third annual Witches and Wizards weekend, and discover as your daydreams become tangible all around you! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, stroll down Diagon Alley, attend magical lessons, hunt for horcruxes, dance at the Hogwarts Yule Ball and much, much more, all with your favorite characters! Take your place among your Hogwarts peers of all ages and make a reservation today!

While you’re here, feel free to explore the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show which will line the streets of downtown Gettysburg on Saturday from 7AM to 7PM rain or shine, and the World War II Weekend on the 21st and 22nd! For more information, visit nps.gov/eise/index.htm.

 


FAIRFIELD PIPPINFEST & LIVE CONCERT w/ NOWHERE SLOW

With DJ John

September 25-27, 2020

This weekend, the cozy town of Fairfield, PA will host Pippinfest, a community yard sale featuring food, entertainment, crafts, and lots of bustling activity! Located just 3 miles west of Granite Hill, about 6 minutes on Route 116, you can spend the weekend finding unique antiques and one-of-a-kind goodies at the various sales that line the quaint little town of Fairfield!   End your action-packed day dancing under the stars to the tunes of Nowhere Slow !  Straight out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this band is a favorite at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach and Sloppy Joe’s in Key West and Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland to name a few great venues. With great musicianship, stellar vocals, and over 3900 fans online, Nowhere Slow is always booked back.Once you hear them you will want to reserve a space for their return again next year! Make your reservations today!

For information about Pippenfest, please visit www.pippinfest.com or www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com for information about the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show!

 


APPLE HARVEST

With DJ John

(1) October 2-4, 2020
(2) October 9-11, 2020

The National Apple Harvest Festival lies in the orchard-covered mountains surrounding the historic town of Gettysburg, PA. On the twenty minute drive from our campground, you will be submersed in robust pastoral scenes until you reach the town of Arendtsville. There you will find an old-time festival of apple products, live country music, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, antique autos, steam engines, orchard tours, and an abundance of food! Back at Granite Hill we will have special activities going on all weekend long—Friday night we’ll be roasting s’mores and listening to ghost stories at the fire pit; Saturday will start with a nature scavenger hunt and end with another fabulous dance with DJ John, with nothing but fun in between!
National Apple Harvest Festival: www.appleharvest.com


HALLOWEEN WEEKENDS ~  Call Early!

With DJ John

(1) October 16-18, 2020
(2) October 23-25, 2020
(3) October 30 – November 1, 2020

Gettysburg has many marks of a fangtastic Halloween vacation location—cool Autumn weather, cozy cafes in which to get your pumpkin spice lattes, and frequent ghost sightings! Consequently, Halloween is so popular at Granite Hill that we consecutively host three Halloween weekends in a row during the month of October! Spend some spooky time with the ones you love going on a FREE ghost walk around the campground, roasting s’mores, trick or treating, and decorating pumpkins! Explore our bloodcurdling Haunted Civil War Barn (if you dare), or sashay down the streets of our campground in our costume parade! Whether it’s playing horseshoe, singing karaoke, or goblin’ down some food at the Red Shed Café, we’ve got something to ensure that everyone in the family has the Hallowtime of their life! We specter see you there!


VETERANS WEEKEND

November 13-15, 2020

Experience the full serenity of a fiery fall weekend at Granite Hill. With the activities directors gone, you can choose between peaceful evenings at your campsite staying cozy by the fire, or have a high time delving into Gettysburg’s vibrant ambiance. Despite the leaves’ curling and falling, Gettysburg stays aglow all year long, buzzing with activity no matter the month you choose to visit– spend the weekend strolling through the battlefields, stepping in to the shops and cozy eateries, investigating our local artistry and craftsmanship, perusing Gettysburg’s historic breadth; and on Sunday, attend the Winter Wine Release at Adams County Winery. For more information about Gettysburg happenings, visit Destination Gettysburg to plan your trip!

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


DEDICATION DAY AND REMEMBRANCE DAY

November 19-22, 2020

Sevenscore and sixteen years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech that, in less than two minutes, changed the course of America’s future. Though Lincoln has long departed, as have many of the difficulties they faced at that time, the past lives on in the nation’s foundations and is important (and fun) to learn more about. Join other history buffs at the 157th Observance of the Gettysburg Address for Dedication Day at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg and pay tribute to a moment that has enriched America to become what it is today! There will be engaging activities for the whole family in the Military Park and around Gettysburg, and they are entirely suitable to your interests! Let us host your visit to Gettysburg, and call to book today! For more information for all that there is to do, visit Destination Gettysburg!

Remembrance Day isn’t just about the past… it’s about the future. Make this weekend the stuff of tomorrow’s reminiscing by calling to book your site today! Just fifteen quick minutes from the heart of downtown Gettysburg, Granite Hill is the perfect base for your travels, dually enabling you to join in on the festivities or retreat from all the hubbub. Join Gettysburg in honoring its history at the Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade and the Annual Remembrance Illumination, both commemorating soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War. You’ll find making memories easy this weekend with such activities as the Old Fashioned Tree Lighting, with free hot chocolate, cookies, carols, and Clause; the Pop Up Pub at the Gettysburg Outlet Shoppes, where you can purchase the products of local breweries; or even the Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour in nearby Fairfield, which is a free tour featuring the studios and works of local artists!
Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade held on the 21st, in Gettysburg.

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November 26-29, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Granite Hill! We are pleased to offer limited camping to guests for the holiday on Breezy Hill, Safari Area, Tenting Grove, Stoney Point, and our USA Tent Sites. The west bathhouse will remain open weather permitting, and the main camp section will be closed at this time. While the office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, we’ll give you a reason to be thankful when it opens up on Friday—all gift items will be 30% off on Black Friday! We ask that all campers call ahead and pay their full balances in full prior to the holiday. A welcome packet will be left at the night registration box for anyone arriving to their sites after hours! Don’t turk us for Granite, call to make your reservations today!

Thanksgiving Week Office Hours:

Monday, November 23th 8AM-4PM

Tuesday, November 24th 8AM-4PM

Wednesday, November 25th 8AM-4PM

Thursday, November 26th **CLOSED**

Friday, November 27th 10AM-5PM

Saturday, November 28th 10AM-2PM

Sunday, November 29th **CLOSED**

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


A GETTYSBURG CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL (in downtown Gettysburg) Presented by Main Street Gettysburg

December 4 – 6, 2020

For the most up to date information on the 2020 A Gettysburg Christmas Festival please visit Main Street Gettysburg’s website HERE!

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.

 

 

 

 

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