New Oxford, PA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Adams County Winery
Date and Time
Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 1:00pm
Cormorant's Fancy plays 1-1:15, 3:00-3:30, and 4;30-5:00pm. Cormorant’s Fancy will perform a variety of music from the Civil War Era. We will include standard American Civil War songs, as well as songs and tunes brought across the pond from Scotland and Ireland, including music that may have been heard in the camps of the units of the Irish Brigade. And it would not have been uncommon to hear much of this music in Adams County during and in the years following the Civil War, as the county had a high percentage of citizens claiming Irish ancestry. Cormorant’s Fancy has performed Civil War Caroling Feasts for Christmas at The Fairfield Inn for nearly a decade, and has performed monthly as the Inn’s house band.
Adams County Winery to Host “150th Gettysburg Commemoration Family Festival” on Saturday, June 29, 1-5 PM.
Adams County Winery,home to the official wines of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, today announced its “150th Gettysburg Commemoration Family Festival” to be The event, which is free to the public, will feature living history figures, local authors, re-enactors, live music, family- and children-related activities, the only official 150th Anniversary wines, and more.
What to Expect at the Family Festival: Guests visiting the winery on June 29 will be treated to an incredible experience! The list of family-friendly entertainment and activities will include:
· Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant and their wives will “meet and greet” with visitors throughout the afternoon, posing for photographs and recounting the battles and life during the Civil War.
· Local re-enactors will provide firing demonstrations and interactive events as they entertain guests of all ages.
· Licensed Battlefield Guides will be in attendance to give in-depth descriptions of the many attractions and historical accounts of the Civil War experience.
· Mark Nesbitt, author of 7 books in the Ghosts of Gettysburg series, will talk about hauntings and ghost sightings on and around the famed battlefields, and will be available for book sales and signings.
· Acclaimed local authors John M. Archer (The Hour Was One of Horror: East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg; Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg; Fury On The Bliss Farm; After the Rain: A Novel of War and Coming Home), Roy Frampton (Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery), and Philip M. Cole (Civil War Artillery at Gettysburg; Command and Communication Frictions in the Gettysburg Campaign; YOU'LL BE SCARED - Sure-you'll be scared: Fear, Stress & Coping in the Civil War) will discuss their books and be available for book sales and signings.
· Representatives from the American Civil War Wax Museum and the Adams County Historical Society will be present with collectibles and to share stories of the retreat that came down Orrtanna Road, and much more.
· Jewelry artist and designer Rebecca Marie Schmehl will demonstrate the art of antique jewelry making and will have items available for purchase.
· Places Through Time Living History president Myra Reichart will provide three programs: “We believed they would never come,” “The language of fans and parasols,” and “All things Victorian.”
· Representatives from the renowned Daniel Lady Farm will talk about the struggle of Southern surgeons and the farm’s role as a field hospital in treating the scores of wounded soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia.
· Local artist Kent Roberts will be drawing on-the-spot caricatures from life or photos, transforming guests into Civil War soldiers, medical staff, and heroes.
· Picture This Portrait Studio owner Brienna Smith-Waybrant will be available to take photos of guests with the many figures in attendance, and will assist the winery in creating one-of-a-kind custom labels for wine bottles.
· Music will be provided by woodwind quartet Revonah 4 inside the winery’s tasting room area and on the grounds by Cormorant’s Fancy.
· Free tours of the facilities will be conducted by Adams County Winery winemaker Michael Vorauer.
· Free wine tastings of all 6 wines in the official 150th Anniversary commemorative series, as well as other award-winning wines from Adams County Winery, will be provided throughout the day.
· Food will be available for purchase by Highwater Grill. No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.
Cost & Program Details: There is no cost to attend this event. Event and program descriptions for the Saturday, June 29 1-5 PM family festival can be found on the winery’s website at http://www.adamscountywinery.com/familyfestival.htm. Families and pets are invited!
Special Offers During the Event: Special offers for the June 29 Family Festival will include:
· The event is free and advance registration is not required; however, guests of legal drinking age who REGISTER BY JUNE 22 online (see Cost & Program Details, above) or call the winery at 717.334.4631 will receive a 9 oz. 150th Anniversary commemorative glass (a $7.99 value) free with the purchase of their first glass of wine.
· The first 500 guests to purchase at least one bottle of official 150th Anniversary wine from Adams County Winery will receive a coupon for one free admission to the American Civil War Wax Museum (a $3.95-$6.95 value).
· The first 100 children under the age of 12 years old to arrive at the event will receive a free Civil War coloring book (a $2.99 value), courtesy of the American Civil War Wax Museum.
· Regular Adams County Winery case discounts will still apply.
· Additional 150th Anniversary commemorative items, including corkscrews, boxed wine sets, wine glasses, and wine totes will be available.
Winery owner Katherine Bigler said, “With a wonderful range of opportunities to engage with historical Civil War figures, enjoy 1860s style music, learn about the Civil War from those who have devoted their lives to studying it, and so much more. We hope travelers making their first visit to Gettysburg as well as our regular guests will come out and enjoy what we anticipate will be one of the most exciting and fun-filled experiences during the entire 10-day commemoration schedule.”
Adams County Winery accepts Visa and MasterCard. Some, but not all, of the event’s vendors will also accept credit card payments. Guests are encouraged to bring cash.
For more information about events at Adams County Winery, call 717.334.4631 or visit the winery on the web (www.adamscountywinery.com/events.htm) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/adamscountywinery). Named “Best Winery” in the Gettysburg Times Pick of the County voting based on a 2012 survey, Adams County Winery celebrates 2013 as the only home to the official wines of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.