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Come experience beautiful Lancaster County, situated in the rolling green countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you’re here to explore Amish country as a family, or enjoy a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, Lancaster County has something for everyone.

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The opportunities for outdoor dining are many and varied.

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Miniature Golf

Test your skills (and your patience if you are playing with kids)

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The picturesque quality of Lancaster County’s lush fertile land makes it the perfect destination for the road-tripper and photography enthusiast alike.

After a fun day of discovery, dine at one of Lancaster County’s premier restaurants and get a restful night of sleep at one of many comfortable accommodations.

Kids can take a ride on the enchanting Strasburg rail road, and history buffs will enjoy the abundant notable sites.

Wake up and do it all over again the next day!

Come and Visit Lancaster County for the Weekend.

Lancaster County, PA is a remarkably diverse community with rolling hills, glorious farmland, and an artsy metropolis. During your visit, make sure you do these things!

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Aug30
6pm - dark
Suggested minimum donation of $15

10th Annual Car and Motorcycle Cruise

Rock Lititz | website | Lititz, false 17543 event website

It’s a very exciting time at United Zion Retirement Community! Join us for our 10th Annual UZRC Car and Motorcycle Cruise on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6pm – dark. Each year, our event grows by leaps and bounds, not only in attendance but also dollars raised, all because of the support from family and friends like you! This year’s event promises to not disappoint as we’ve relocated to our neighbors down the street – Pod 2 at Rock Lititz (201 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543). They have graciously partnered with us to allow for more show vehicles, more food trucks, more spectators, and more overall fun!
This event is open to all vehicles and is free to the public. Admission to show any vehicle is by a suggested minimum donation of $15, with all proceeds going to the UZRC Caring Fund. The UZRC Caring Fund provides resources enabling United Zion to continue the same quality of care and daily assistance, should a resident’s own resources become inadequate to cover the full cost of c

Sep2
7:30am
free

Hospice Labor Day Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds | Quarryvile, false 17566

The Hospice Labor Day Auction is a weekend filled with Amish food, vintage finds, raffles and thousands of auction items. This free event features Amish made food, handmade quilts, vacation packages, fine artwork and more. All proceeds from the Labor Day Auction directly benefit patients and families receiving Hospice care. Held at the Solanco Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Sep7
7:30pm

Doubt at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | Ephrata, false 17522

Doubt is one of the most renowned plays of our time. EPAC is thrilled to present this topical, relevant, and controversial play to you, our loyal audience. The play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx during the fall of 1964. It opens with a sermon by Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest, addressing the importance of uncertainty ("Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty," he says). The school's principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun vowed to the order of the Sisters of Charity, insists upon constant vigilance. During a meeting with a younger nun, Sister James, it becomes clear that Aloysius harbors a deep mistrust toward her students, her fellow teachers, and society in general. Naive and impressionable, James is easily upset by Aloysius’s severe manner and harsh criticism. Doubt takes the uncomfortable subject of child abuse within the Catholic Church and distills it down to a parable about the philosophi

Sep8
9am - 10:30pm
Early Bird: $379 (ends April 28, 2017);
Regular Price $419

HippoCamp 2017: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

Lancaster County Convention Center | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, now in its third year, is an in-the-flesh extension of Hippocampus Magazine, an online publication dedicated to creative nonfiction. The three-day Pennsylvania writing conference will feature 40+ notable speakers, over 30 engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, author and attendee readings, social activities, networking opportunities, and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops and post-conference pitch session. Headlining keynote speaker is Tobias Wolff (plus book-signing); visit website for full list of keynote and session speakers.

Phone: 866-503-3786
Sep9
9am - 9:30pm
Early Bird: $379 (ends April 28, 2017);
Regular Price $419

HippoCamp 2017: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

Lancaster County Convention Center | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, now in its third year, is an in-the-flesh extension of Hippocampus Magazine, an online publication dedicated to creative nonfiction. The three-day Pennsylvania writing conference will feature 40+ notable speakers, over 30 engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, author and attendee readings, social activities, networking opportunities, and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops and post-conference pitch session. Headlining keynote speaker is Tobias Wolff (plus book-signing); visit website for full list of keynote and session speakers.

Phone: 866-503-3786
Sep9
9am - 4pm
20.00

Celebration for Life 17th Annual Picnic, Auction and Car Show, at Clipper Magazine Stadium

Clipper Magazine Stadium, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers! | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

This is truly a fun family day including a picnic/all-you-care-to-eat pig roast, auction, raffles, door prizes, a children's carnival, and a popular choice Car Show!
The first 200 people who register for the Picnic get FREE tickets to the Barnstormer game versus Blue Crabs at 6:30pm and FIREWORKS that night.

Sep10
8am - 5pm
Early Bird: $379 (ends April 28, 2017);
Regular Price $419

HippoCamp 2017: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

Lancaster County Convention Center | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, now in its third year, is an in-the-flesh extension of Hippocampus Magazine, an online publication dedicated to creative nonfiction. The three-day Pennsylvania writing conference will feature 40+ notable speakers, over 30 engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, author and attendee readings, social activities, networking opportunities, and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops and post-conference pitch session. Headlining keynote speaker is Tobias Wolff (plus book-signing); visit website for full list of keynote and session speakers.

Phone: 866-503-3786
Sep10
2pm
FREE

Lucky Duck Miracle Derby

Lucky Ducks Bar & Grille | Elizabethtown, false 17022 event website

The Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey’s goal is to enhance the ability of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital to provide top-notch pediatric healthcare for the sick children of Central Pennsylvania, but they can’t do it without the community’s support! Help us raise money and awareness for an amazing and worthy cause.

Every dollar donated from the Lucky Duck Miracle Derby will go directly toward patient services, research, equipment and educational resources at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Event day activities include a rubber duck race, specialty food, face painting and crafts. The day will entertain people of all ages with music, games, a silent auction, drink specials and more.

The ducks who place in the top three of the derby will receive a cash prize with first place being awarded $250. Various merchandise will also be available at the event and all proceeds from the event will benefit CMN.

Sep15
10am

First Responders Corn Maze 2017

Oregon Dairy | website | Lititz, false 17601 event website

The First Responders Corn Maze 2017 at Oregon Dairy is fun for the whole family. Beginning September 15, 16, 17, stop by for family fun with activities including Pumpkin Skee-Ball, Pumpkin Bowling, Tire Pebble Playground, Replica Milking Cow, Straw Tunnel, Bean Bag Toss, Pumpkin Checkers, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, Pet a Calf and more!

Regular Maze
Hours:
Friday 10am – Dusk
Last Admission for Regular maze at 6pm.
Saturday 10am – Dusk
Last Admission for Regular Maze at 6pm.
Sunday 10pm – 7pm
Last Admission at 6pm.

Admission Prices:
Adults – $10
Children Ages 3 – 12 – $5
Children 2 & Under FREE!
Group Rate for 15 or More – $1.00 OFF each admission.

Phone: (717) 656-2856
Sep16
7pm

Chuck Girard Concert

Junction Center Hall in Manheim | website | Manheim, false 17545 event website

Singer, songwriter, recording artist, and worship leader Chuck Girard is in concert on September 16th at 7pm at Junction Center Hall in Manheim. Call (717) 459-3701 or visit www.thejunctioncenter.com for more information.

Phone: (717) 459-3701
 

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Ronks, PA
 

Katie's Kitchen

Ronks, PA
 

Strasburg Country Store & Creamery, The

Strasburg, PA
 

Uncle Leroy's Ice Cream & Candy Kitchen

Strasburg, PA

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Find the Village of Mascot and Tour Ressler's Mill

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home
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website | map it | (717) 656-7616 | Stumptown Road and Newport Road, Ronks, Pennsylvania, 17572

Visitors to the site, which features a remarkably preserved water-powered grain mill, step back in time to learn about milling history along the banks of scenic Mill Creek. The adjacent 1855 miller's house, home to three generations of Resslers, is a clear window to early 20th century housekeeping and family life. The home is preserved just as it was when brother and sister Franklin and Anna Ressler offered their neighbors the finest flour, along with neighborly hospitality.

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