Unfortunately, the 11th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival scheduled for July 18 and 19, 2020 has been canceled due to concerns of the COVID 19 virus pandemic that is sweeping the world.
“We did not want to put our participants, fans, and volunteers in harms way. With so many unknowns with the virus, we felt it prudent to cancel this year’s event and focus on an even bigger and better one in 2021”, said Bruce Leith the President of the Elkton Base Ball Club and Exhibition Company. The EBBC and E Co along with the Gettysburg Generals Vintage Base Ball Club are the organizers and managers of the event. 28 clubs from all over America were scheduled to converge on Gettysburg in mid July for 56 games of base ball played the same way it was played in 1864 using the same style equipment and uniforms and playing by the same rules and customs of the mid 1860s in Adams County. Next year’s event will be July 16 and 17, 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone then! Until then, be safe and we’ll see you soon!