Mark Your Calendars Now - Join Us in 2024
Greyhounds in Gettysburg, or GiG as it is affectionately called, is a four-day annual fundraising event filled with shopping opportunities, seminars, socials and more.
Thanks to the dedication of countless volunteers and adoption groups, and with the continued support of our guests, sponsors and vendors, GiG has become the largest sighthound reunion in the country, with hundreds of people and their hounds enjoying this fun weekend in the beautiful Gettysburg countryside.
GiG began in 1998 with a small group of friends and has steadily grown every year. In 2013, Nittany Greyhounds took over the management of the event. Our mission has always been to raise awareness about greyhound adoption, and all proceeds from GiG benefit our adoption efforts.
Recently though, GiG has become so much more -- awareness of the plight of other sighthounds in this country and around the world, ex-racers from other countries such as Ireland and Australia, the joy of owning other sighthounds like Whippets, Italian Greyhounds, Borzoi, etc.
All these groups have found their place at GiG, and we welcome them to our event. We plan everything so your hounds are welcome at our events and venues.
Our event home in Gettysburg is the Allstar Family Fun Center (2638 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325), and our host hotel is the Eisenhower Hotel, with which we have a special rate for overnight rooms. Both are on the same property. We have a few off-property events, and those venues' names and addresses will appear on the schedule.
The 2023 Activities Area was Sponsored by Jersey Mike's of Gettysburg.
Dogs are welcome at all venues and events (except in the Seminary Ridge Museum).
Continue scrolling down to see our 2024 pricing structure and "Add-On" event options.
Mark your calendars now to Join us in 2024!
Greyhounds in Gettysburg 2024
April 18 - 21, 2024
2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
GiG Online Registration Now Open - This is a new format for registering. Please read all the options carefully when registering. You will order shirts separately before checking out.
$35 with Swag Bag / $30 without Swag Bag
$40 - After April 8th and for walk-ins at the event!
WALK-IN / DAY-OF-EVENT REGISTRATIONS will be accepted but will be $40 per person. However, we cannot guarantee that swag bags, shirts, or event tickets will be available.
We are holding the line again this year, so registration prices are the same as last year!
All registered attendees will receive a bracelet at registration to guarantee entrance to the daily seminar speakers' area. (See "Seminar Schedule" for details.)
Children under 12 are free and may attend the Speaker Seminars if accompanied by a registered adult. But if they want to attend Add-On Events (workshops, sunrise museum symposium, Thursday, Friday or Saturday Evening events), you will have to buy Event Tickets for them.
SO WHY REGISTER? This is a fundraiser for not only Nittany Greyhounds but many other adoption groups as well. Every penny over and above the actual event costs goes to our greyhound adoption and medical treatment efforts. Nobody is paid; we are all volunteers. Your registration dollars help us pay for the venue, floor coverings, off-leash play areas, free socials, entertainment, speakers, and other parts of the weekend that incur costs. Everything we do, we do for your comfort and enjoyment.
All "Add-On" Event Tickets will be in your registration packet provided at check-in. *You must be registered and have a ticket to attend these "Add-On" Events. Payment must be received to guarantee reservations to the Workshops & Events.
You will all recognize this art style, as once again, Linda Evans has provided us with our wonderful t-shirt art. This is a preliminary drawing; the final may vary slightly.
Note: You must order the shirts separately before "checking out" when you register for GiG.
You will receive your pre-ordered t-shirts when you check in at the event. If you select the "Shipping" option, shipping will be after the event.
We won't guarantee that shirts or swag bags will be available at the event or after unless pre-ordered. Best to pre-order!
Cost: $28 each
with GREYHOUND DESIGN ARTIST LINDA K EVANS
Come join "Hidden Hounds" Greyhound Design Artist Linda K Evans for GiG's longest running Art Workshop.
An all new theme again this year with
colored pencils, markers, ink stamping and Greyhound templates join the mix for you to let your creative side come and play!
You'll take home your own finished, framed piece of Greyhound art ready to hang and enjoy. All materials are provided and no artistic skills are required!
Please register to attend.
Registration is capped at 15, so don't wait!
When: 8:30 AM Saturday Morning - Allstar Cafeteria
Cost: $35 per person
*PAPER MACHE CARTUNA HOUND SPECTACULAR with STEVE WIRTZ *
A fun do-it-yourself workshop that allows you to create a paper mache sculpture in the style of master sculptor Steve Wirtz.
This 3-hour class will have you gluing paper strips over pre-made wire armatures (forms). That's right; the hard part is done for you. Wirtz will show you tips and techniques to make the most spectacular sculpture! Absolutely no artistic talent needed. Just show up wearing clothes you don't mind getting messy and bring a rag or towel to wipe off your hands. All other supplies/materials provided.
Additional wire forms/kits will be available for purchase at the workshop. Don't miss it!
*Pre-Registration Required - Registration capped at 50
When: 4:15 PM Friday - Allstar Cafeteria
Cost: $45 per person
*SUNRISE MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM*
This seminar will also include a free ticket for admission to the Museum, good for any time over the weekend (sorry, dogs are not allowed inside the Museum proper).
When: 8 AM Saturday
Seminary Ridge Museum 111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
*THURSDAY GAME NIGHT*
If you have ever attended this event, you know how much fun it is! This event helps everyone get to know each other and starts the weekend with a good laugh and new friends! At the end of the night, a grand prize winner will take home some cash and free registration for GiG 2025!
When: 7:00 PM Thursday
Eisenhower Hotel Grand Ballroom
FRIDAY NIGHT Banquet
If you have come to our parties before, you know how much fun they are! Bring your dog to our tie-dyed Woodstock Revival!
Music, games, great food and candy buffets, contests, and other surprises await! We will add more details as we go along, but dig out your platform heels and be prepared for an evening of fun!
(Event ticket required; purchase on your event registration form. Only a few extra tickets will be available, so register early.)
When: 6:30 PM Friday
Eisenhower Hotel Grand Ballroom
Cost: $29/person with Buffet
Cash Bar Available
Walk-ins Welcome After 7:30 PM (No Buffet)
SATURDAY NIGHT - Option 1
The Landshark Saga
Grand Ballroom, Eisenhower Hotel
Two showings: 6 PM and 8 PM
Join our event photographer and trivia host, Bill Axell, as he premiers his long-awaited documentary. The Landshark Saga follows a litter of NGA greyhound puppies from birth to retirement. Be the first to watch the final cut of this documentary before its release to the general public. A cash bar and munchies will be provided!
(No ticket required.)
SATURDAY NIGHT - Option 2
Hauser House Event Center
6 - 10 PM
Bonfire/Live Music/Wine-Tastings. We have been invited back to the Hauser Hill Event Center for an evening of fun, great friends, music and good food.
The Hauser House will have cheese and crackers and a variety of snacks available for purchase. The Mexican Food Truck and Sarah's Creamery Penn State Ice Cream Truck will also be there.
7-10 PM will be live music by Conewago Breakdown.
The event room, deck, terrace and tent will all have seating A heated tent will be provided if necessary. The wine-tasting room, terrace, and deck will be open to the dogs. This is a beautiful location with stunning views in every direction, so bring a chair, a blanket, and your hound(s) and join us for a relaxing evening under the stars.
(No ticket required.)
Nittany Greyhounds, Inc
30 Tld Circle, Port Matilda, Pennsylvania 16870, United States
Nittany Greyhounds, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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