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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 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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Aug15
9am - 7pm

Bookworm Frolic

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | website | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Over 40,000 good-quality used books in 24 different categories are for sale during this four-day event. The books are displayed under a huge tent so the sale takes place rain or shine.
Food is available.
The sale takes place over four days:
August 15, 16, 17: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
August 18: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (717) 393-9745
Aug16
9:30am - 5:30pm
$12 per day (classes extra)

Lancaster Fiber Festival: A Celebration of Paper, Fabric, Yarn & Thread

Marriott Hotel & Convention Center | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

The Lancaster Fiber Festival is a three day retail & educational event that will take place in the Lancaster Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Lancaster, PA from August 16th through August 18th, 2018. What makes this event unique is that it will bring together a wide range of mediums including: paper crafts, Zentangle, calligraphy, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, felting, spinning and weaving, hand embroidery and other fiber crafts all at one location. As a visitor, you will be able to learn techniques and tips as well as get a chance to try something new through in-booth demonstrations, stage demonstrations and available classes.

There is over 13,000 square feet of vendor space with vendors from around the country. Crafters will find a variety of unique and interesting supplies, books and patterns to enrich their craft. Classes from nationally and regionally know teachers and free demonstrations will be offered throughout the Festival.

Phone: 717-503-3786
Aug18
10am - 2pm
Free

DoMorr Community Day

Morr Range | website | Lancaster, false 17602 facebook

Join us on Saturday, August 18, for the first even DoMorr Community Day, benefiting organizations and nonprofits in the Lancaster County region. We are thrilled to bring together the local community by supporting and recognizing deserving organizations. Community day activities include a food drive, donation drive, blood drive signup, giveaways and more. We will also have free food including hot dogs and ice cream!

Participants are encouraged to bring needed items including nonperishable food item, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning wipes and laundry detergent. For anyone participating in the community day activities, you will be entered to win prizes including firearms, range passes and other fun giveaways. Check out the Morr Range Facebook page and DoMorr Community Day Facebook Event for more details.

Participating organizations include:
- American Red Cross
- Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
- Clare House Inc.
- Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Team

Phone: (717) 517-7135
Aug19
3 - 8pm
Free

Then Sings My Soul: Beloved Hymns & Songs inspired by the ministry of Billy Graham

The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurtant | website | Ronks, false 17572 event website

Sunday, August 19 | 3PM & 7PM

Featuring 4 professional vocalists from the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area, "Then Sings My Soul" highlights inspiring hymns of faith and devotion often sung at Billy Graham's famous Crusades. With the recent passing of Dr. Graham in February of this year, "Then Sings My Soul" highlights historical moments in Reverend Graham's ministry and includes a look at the history behind some of the most famous hymns - many of which were written as a result of tragic and trying circumstances. Featuring favorites such as In the Garden, It is Well with My Soul, Every Time I Feel the Spirit and Just As I Am, we hope to spread joy and encouragement amidst today's often broken world. We'll even have an old-fashioned hymn sing, just like in the "good old days"!

A free-will offering will be taken during the performance and will be donated to The Billy Graham Library Endowment in memory of Dr. Graham.

Phone: 717-687-5000
Aug29
6 - 8:30pm
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11th Annual United Zion Retirement Community Car and Motorcycle Cruise

Pod 2 at Rock Lititz | Lititz, false 17543 event website

Join us for our 11th Annual UZRC Car and Motorcycle Cruise on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 6pm – dark. With up to 200 show vehicles, many food trucks and hundreds of spectators, this event is sure to thrill any car enthusiast. 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 $20; no pre-registration is necessary. All proceeds from the Cruise will benefit the UZRC Caring Fund, which 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 care.

Phone: 7176262071
Sep1
7:30am - 5pm
free

Hospice & Community Care Labor Day Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds, | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

Join us at the best two-day event in the county and everyone’s destination on Labor Day weekend! With something for everyone's style and homemade food so savory and sweet you’ll find yourself stocking up until next year.
Saturday features: Plant Auction, Art Auction, and homemade pies, sticky buns, donuts, milkshakes and more!
Visit LaborDayAuction.org for a full schedule, to purchase raffle tickets, item list and both day's events!

Sep3
7:30am - 5pm
free

Hospice & Community Care Labor Day Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds, | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

Join us at the best two-day event in the county and everyone’s destination on Labor Day weekend! With something for everyone's style and homemade food so savory and sweet you’ll find yourself stocking up until next year. Monday features: Sports Memorabilia Auction, Quilt Auction, and Chicken & Rib BBQ, Raffle winners and Breakfast Logs!
Visit LaborDayAuction.org for a full schedule, to purchase raffle tickets, item list and both day's events!

Sep7
7:15am
Free to Watch. Prices Vary According to Event Participation.

Run, Ride, and Soar Weekend

Bird-in-Hand Events Field | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website

Run, Ride, and Soar is a 3-day weekend (Sept. 7th - 9th) to experience Lancaster County’s scenic beauty and strong sense of community through running, bicycling and hot air balloon rides. Events are coordinated by various community groups coming together in the quaint town of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania.
Runners take to the country roads in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Fun Run. Benefits Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company.
Cyclists have their choice of beautiful 12-, 23- and 62-mile metric century rides in the Amish Country Classic Bike Ride. Benefits Paradise Rotary Club.
Adventurists get to soar high over Amish country in hot air balloons, while the breathtaking sunrise and sunset launches at the Amish Country Balloon Fest treat spectators to picture-perfect moments.

Sep8
12 - 8pm
$5 Donation to CMN

Lancaster MusicFest

Buchanan Park | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Lancaster MusicFest is an all-day outdoor music festival experience to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. MusicFest will be held in Lancaster City at Buchanan Park on September 8, 2018, featuring local music acts from Lancaster County. The event will also feature food from local restaurants and food trucks, a beer garden, hot-air balloon rides, and plenty of space to relax with friends, all in a fresh air festival environment.

Sep14
9am - 5pm
$250+

Black Rock Retreat Bike A Thon

Black Rock Retreat Center | website | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

BR2RB is a destination cycling challenge from Black Rock Retreat (BR) to (RB) the Rehoboth Bay area – from the rolling landscape of Lancaster County to the flat waterways of Delaware. September 14-15, 2018 This year, riders can choose from any of the following challenge distances: 145, 125, 100, 80 or 50 mile rides. Learn more here https://www.blackrockretreat.com/donate/bikeathon/

Phone: 717-529-3232
 

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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Visit Chickies Rock County Park and Find the Ruins of the Henry Clay Furnace

Chickies Rock Park

Chickies Rock Park
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website | map it | (717) 299-8901 | Route 441 North, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17370

Perhaps SummitPost.org says it best: "Chickies Rock is merely a hill if you look at it by the map. Yes, it looks a little steep, but nothing like what you see when you stand at the base and look up the 220 foot vertical wall. Impressive........yes, definitely, especially for Pennsylvania. Chickies Rock is without a doubt the premier natural rock climbing location in the state. You can go there any day of the year and there will be at any one time at least 5-10 climbers heading up the steep precipice ... It has history, history, and even more history. It is now part of the Chickies Rock County Park which contains more than 422 acres of preservation land. Much of this land along the river was part of the old Pennsylvania Canal. Prior to that it was one of the largest Indian villages discovered in Lancaster County. Even more than that, it ran lines for the PA Railroad and still is active in shipping by rail. Geologically speaking Chickies Rock is something special to many people on the east coast. It is the largest exposed Anticline on the east coast. This geological feature is very easy to pick out as the rock arches up on the north and south sides of the outcropping. The center of the anticline is located right around the northwest corner of the outcropping and it forms a mini-cave." Simply put, Chickies Rock is breathtaking, and is worth a visit on your next trip to Lancaster County.

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