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Adams County Farmers Market Hosts Second Annual Fairy Festival in Gettysburg

The Adams County Farmers Market (ACFM) will host its second annual Fairy Festival on June 15 at the Gettysburg Rec Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, held alongside the regular farmers market, will feature over 25 vendors offering magic-themed products. Activities include family-friendly entertainment, face painting, wand-making crafts for children, and live music. Admission is free, supported by the Union Hotel in Gettysburg.

Following the success of the inaugural Fairy Festival in 2023, which significantly boosted sales for growers, the market aims to continue attracting a large audience and supporting local agriculture. This year’s festival will introduce East Coast Pirate Entertainment, a group providing interactive fantasy experiences and activities such as fairy-themed storytime and a costume contest.

Returning entertainers include Jillian Breneman, also known as Gingersnap the Fairy, Irish fiddle player Keith Engle, Highland Games Academy led by Aaron Zipp, and face painter Mirabella Took Creations. Among the vendors are Dancing Pig Pottery, The Magician’s Menagerie, Forest Fae Treasures, and Whispering Trees Fairy Gardens.

Children attending in costume will receive $2 in market tokens. The event is seen as a developing tradition for the Gettysburg community, providing a multigenerational experience designed to foster imagination and create lasting memories.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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