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The Great American Picnic
The Great American Picnic is a long-standing tradition of the Alumni Association. While the main purpose of the picnic is to raise funds for our organization, it is also a wonderful, old-fashioned way to spend a Sunday afternoon at Chautauqua. The GAP typically takes place in mid-July. See our full calendar for the current date and time.
Upon arrival, you will want to go to the Ticket Table and purchase tickets. Tickets are used to purchase any food or entertainment item available in the Grove. As an example, at the current time, a hotdog requires four tickets to purchase it. Auction items and copies of Chautauqua's Heart may not be purchased with tickets.
This is a family fun event. A brass band plays lively marches that echo around the Grove. There is plenty of picnic food available, as well as a bake sale, face painting, and games and prizes for the kids.
While you're in the Grove, take a tour of Alumni Hall and stop in to visit the CLSC Octagon across Cookman Ave. There, you can find out how to join one of the oldest continuously operating book clubs in America and find current CLSC reading material to purchase.
Come spend a lovely, sun-speckled afternoon in the Grove with your friends and family!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! This event takes many, many willing bodies to man tables and/or bake. If you can spare a few hours to help support your Alumni Association, we would be deeply grateful. Sign up by clicking the Volunteer Opportunities button on the right, finding Events and selecting the Great American Picnic.
Hours in Season
9 - 5