The Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show is a community fundraiser promoted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua. All proceeds benefit community projects.

Show Dates*

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

*Rain or Shine


The show is presented under the oaks of the Chautauqua section of Mount Gretna between Route 117 and Pennsylvania Avenue. Admission gates can be found at the following locations:


$2.00 discount coupons are available at Collin's Grocery (Colebrook), Mt. Gretna Pizzeria (Mt. Gretna), the Mt. Gretna Playhouse and from any participating artist. Order discounted tickets via mail-order through the show store.


Food and beverages are available from the food court and several restaurants located near the show.  Restrooms are located behind the food court off Carnegie Avenue and by the playground on Lehigh Avenue. Emergency medical services are located on Gettysburg Avenue just behind the Hall of Philosophy. Information booths are located at the Carnegie Avenue and Princeton Avenue north gates. An automated teller machine (ATM) is located behind the show gates on Chautauqua Avenue on the back side of Le Sorelle Porch and Pantry.

Patron Parking

Substantial free show parking is available at Philhaven Hospital Field near 283 S. Butler Rd, Lebanon, PA. Complimentary shuttle service is provided for patrons using the Philhaven lot (approximate 8 minute ride). Patrons who use the shuttle and purchase large items can get transportation assistance at the show office located at 100 Princeton Avenue. Limited free parking is available on Soldier's Field on Timber Road, approximately 500 feet from the Princeton Avenue entrance.

Paid parking options usually include the Mt. Gretna Roller Rink and other business entities on Route 117.

Show Site Map

Click here for a map of the immediate site area.


Nearly 200 volunteers are needed to operate this major, national art event. Come and participate in a variety of fun and interesting activities before, during, and after the show. Enjoy the show from a different angle and meet the great people that live in your community! In addition to free admission to the show, volunteers are treated to an appreciation event on the following Tuesday evening. Call the show office at 717-964-3270 to sign up!

Promotional Video

Emerging Artists

Emerging artist application information


We're sorry, but certain sites located behind show gates are not accessible during show hours unless an admission fee is paid. This includes The Jigger Shop, Le Sorelle Porch & Pantry, and the ATM located behind Le Sorelle.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the show grounds. Please no pets on Art Show grounds with the exception of "in service dogs" and exhibitor's pets (both must be on a leash).


Mount Gretna Art Show
PO Box 637
Mount Gretna, PA 17064

Phone: 717.964.3270
Fax: 717.964.3054


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