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Adams County Heritage Festival

(9/1) The 25th Anniversary Adams County Heritage Festival, scheduled for Sunday, September 18, noon to 5 PM, will feature crafters, food vendors and non-profit organizations, as well as a full afternoon of free entertainment and children’s activities. This year’s Anniversary celebration centers on "The Best of the Best," a spectacular musical presentation of favorite performers from past years at the Gettysburg Recreation Park on Long Lane in Gettysburg.

One performer who has been with the Festival since its inception is Tom Jolin, folk musician and master of the hammered dulcimer. He will be joined by fellow musician Slim Harrison, as well as the Rock Candy Cloggers, Candy and Rock Howland and Mark Wilson, for renditions of knee-slapping American roots music.

Next in the line-up will be an Iranian santur player, Roya Bahrami, who will team up with a guitarist and flamenco dancer for "Persian Fusion." Playing mid-afternoon will be "Klingon Klez," an outstanding klezmer band from Philadelphia, featuring the haunting music of Ashkenazi Jewish Europe.

They will be followed by a superb local Chicano band, "Padrillo y Los Foresteros," led by musician Jesus Contreras; all 8 are from the same state in south central Mexico. The Festival will welcome back rhythm and blues singer Tyrone Burwell with his Motown-style group "N-A Chord," a trio noted for their close harmonies.

If you plan to attend, note that the Festival grounds at the Gettysburg Recreation Park are flat and friendly to wheelchairs and strollers. Great ethnic foods will be available for purchase all afternoon with picnic tables set up in front of the stage.

Free admission, free entertainment and free parking make this event an affordable family outing! More information about the Adams County Heritage Festival is available online at Call 717-334-0752 for questions.

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