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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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1 - 4pm

Thorn Hill's Double Release Party

Thorn Hill Vineyards | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

The time has finally arrived! Be the first to taste our Newest 2015 Pinot Noir & 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers as we release our newest vintages of Thorn Hill Wines! Winemaker, Amy Thorn will be there in person to lead you through a guided tasting of each newly released wine. You are welcome to bring friends to the party!

2015 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lake County you will taste the dark plum and chocolate which culminates into a long peppery finish! This new 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel from Lake County, CA is remarkably delicious! You will also love the new 2015 Pinot Noir! We have waited a long time to make sure the Pinot Noir is perfect!

Phone: 7172993688
6 - 8:30pm

Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival

Church of the Apostles UCC | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website


Where? Church of the Apostles (1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster)
When: Saturday, October 20 from 6 pm-8:30 pm

6 pm-7 pm – Trick or Treating – Church Parking Lot
7 pm-8:30 pm – Rader Park Events (church lower campus)
->Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin Movie
->Snacks & Crafts at Schellenberger Pavilion

Decorate your trunk and you might win a prize!

Children must be accompanied by adult.

Here is How it Works: The middle parking lot is designated for “Trunk or Treating.” Anyone wishing to participate in handing out treats should park in this section. The children will walk a “treat trail” to each car. We encourage you to decorate your vehicle, but it is not mandatory.


Phone: 717-392-5718

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Benefit Performance

TellUs360 | website | Lancaster, false 17602

Hedwig is bringing her tour to the Lancaster stage! Tellus360 will be hosting a special concert performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at 6PM on Sunday, October 21 st . Proceeds from the tickets ($25) will benefit Lancaster PA Pride and Waves Ahead , an organization working to reestablish and strengthen vulnerable and marginalized communities in Puerto Rico.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” runs from October 18th – November 3rd at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. We will also be donating the proceeds from our preview night reception of “Hedwig” to Lancaster PA Pride and Waves Ahead. We are thrilled for the opportunities to help support both of these causes!
24 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602


Comedian Brad Stine

The Junction Center - Landis Hall | website | Manheim, false 17545 event website

Comedian Brad Stine on Friday, Oct. 26th at 7pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall in Manheim. Tickets $15-$25. 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701
7 - 10pm

UNFRACTURED Lancaster Screening

Stager Hall - Stahr Auditorium | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Pennsylvania’s own Better Path Coalition is honored to host the 5-city screening tour of UNFRACTURED this October!
Following the screening, award-winning director Chanda Chevannes and subject Sandra Steingraber will participate in a Q&A with the audience.
Hailed as a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra Steingraber quickly emerges as one of the leaders of New York’s biggest grassroots movement. Determined to win an uncompromising battle with the oil and gas industry, she devotes all of her time, energy and money to the campaign. But as the film opens, Sandra’s personal life is thrown into crisis when her husband begins having one stroke after another. Although she knows her family needs home, Sandra won’t stop—not until she and her allies win a statewide ban on fracking.

6 - 9pm

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Dance Party

Church of the Apostles UCC | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Join us to experience the world of Mexico’s ancestors this Halloween season!

On Saturday, October 27, Church of the Apostles will be hosting a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Dance Party in the Fellowship Hall from 6-9 pm.

Where: Church of the Apostles Fellowship Hall
1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster · (717) 392-5718
Admission: Donations will be accepted
What is Dia De Los Muertos? Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico (and elsewhere) that focuses on gatherings to remember and pray for friends and family members who have died. Traditions include colorful face painting, remembrance altars, and Mexican foods.

Come (and bring a friend!) for dancing, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more. All ages are welcome! Appropriate costumes are encouraged.

The award-winning movie "Coco", the story of a boy named Miguel who embarks on a journey to the magical land of his ancestors, will be playing on the big screen throughout the night.

Phone: 717-392-5718
4 - 6pm

Women and the Great War: Posters from the Collection of Pamela Tronsor Reception

ELizabethtown College, Zug Recital Hall | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website

World War I Posters exhibit reception in Hess Gallery, Zug Memorial Hall on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Phone: (717)-361-1000
7:30 - 9pm

2018 Distinguished Lecture Series: DR. LOUISE ARONSON – Reading Old Age: Medicine, Literature, and Life’s Third Act

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences - High Auditorium | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

This “edutainment” style talk will use images, quotations and various types of literature to explore one of the most important and fastest growing areas of health science: old age. The talk will help people see and understand aging more accurately, the first step in providing high-quality care to older patients. The speaker will explore medicine’s fraught relationship with old age, what works well, what doesn’t, and what matters most in life’s third act, as well as how reading and writing by and about key patient populations can inform clinical practice and relationships in critical ways.

DR. LOUISE ARONSON is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Louise’s research and scholarship focus on geriatrics education, reflective learning, and Public Medical Communication. Louise is also a writer and has won the Sonora Review Prize, the
New Millennium Short Fiction Award, and three Pushcart nominations.

Phone: 800-622-5443
8 - 11pm

Fall 2018 Theatre Musical: "If/Then"

Elizabethtown College, Tempest Theatre | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website

With unforgettable songs and a moving story by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, If / Then simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a portrait of the lives that we lead and those that we might have led. Elizabeth moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her plans collide with the whims of fate, her life splits into two parallel paths. If / Then follows both stories, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

Phone: 717-361-1000
11am - 12pm

Choose Happiness Book Discussion: Proud, by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Elizabethtown College, High Library | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website

This year's Leffler Lecture speaker, Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games, and the first female Muslim American to medal at the Olympic Games, winning bronze in the Women's Saber event.

But her path to Olympic Greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender.

"Proud" is the inspiring story of how Ibtihaj pushed past stereotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic glory.

Phone: 717-361-1000

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

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Katie's Kitchen

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Strasburg, PA

Uncle Leroy's Ice Cream & Candy Kitchen

Strasburg, PA

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Ramble through Tucquan Glen or Kelly's Run Glen

Kelly’s Run Pinnacle

Trail, Hiking, Bucket
website | map it | No direct road access (see LCC website), Martic Township, Pennsylvania, 17532

The remains of an old rocky road are visible where flat schistic rocks have been placed side by side in and beside the stream. The Conservancy’s “Kelly’s Run Pinnacle Preserve” now encompasses the Conservancy’s Kelly’s Run trails, the former PPL Pinnacle preserve and the former PPL Holtwood Nature Preserve.

Tucquan Glen

Trail, Hiking, Bucket
website | map it | River Road, Martic Township, Pennsylvania, 17532

A largely abandoned dirt road and well-worn trail meander through the heart of the ravine for nearly a mile. Occasionally the road and trail run together for short distances, but are generally apart. We suggest taking the trail down to the railroad and returning via the road. The round trip trail length is estimated at 2.4 miles.

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