Pennsylvania’s agricultural bounty was the star… at Gettysburg Festival’s ten masterfully-engineered culinary events, as designed by former White House Chef Walter Scheib. Gettysburg Festival is the only major arts festival in Pennsylvania, let alone the midAtlantic region, to present culinary arts events side-by-side alongside music, theater and visual art events.
The Festival enjoys a partnership with PA Preferred, the State Agriculture Department’s label for locally sourced, Pennsylvania products. And all ten Festival culinary events embrace a farm-to-table philosophy, emphasizing the many benefits of purchasing seasonally available products and supporting local farmers.
From a grand Civil War-themed dinner set on the Gettysburg Battlefield to a Caribbean-inspired cookout followed by a free Latin-inspired jazz concert, the Gettysburg Festival’s culinary lineup blends ten creative menus with unique locations, first-rate chefs, live entertainment and a bounty of Pennsylvania-produced ingredients.
The Culinary Food Fair was centered on the subject — where food comes from, how food is grown/produced, and how to best prepare it for your family.
Also featured: Chef James Parker demonstrated his popular award-winning “Veggy Art,” as seen on The Food Network. Parker, a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology, he created showpieces such as melon carvings and other spectacular designs from fresh fruits and vegetables.
The entire event took place on the shaded, rolling lawn of Gettysburg College, a classic summertime “picnic in the park” experience, accompanied by about a dozen brass performers in free concerts at the Festival Main Stage, including the U.S. Marine Corps Band from Quantico, Virginia and the world-famous Boston Brass.
For more information see http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/ or call 717-334-0853.