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June 27 – August 10, 2019
Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite orphan is back! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie escapes the clutches of the greedy Miss Hannigan, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Filled with unforgettable songs like It’s a Hard-Knock Life, I Don’t Need Anything But You, Easy Street and the eternal anthem of optimism Tomorrow, you won’t want to miss this classic, timeless tale!
Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Peace, Love and CupcakesDutch Apple Dinner Theatre | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website
July 12 – August 9, 2019
For Kylie Carson, middle school is a very scary and unfriendly place. So she cooks up a sweet solution: form a cupcake club that’s open to anyone seeking friendship. But the popular clique turns bitter with jealousy and vows to destroy the club’s efforts. Kylie is now faced with a tough choice: stoop to the mean girls’ level or take the higher road. The delicious pop-infused score by Rick Hip-Flores brings the bestselling children’s book by Sheryl and Carrie Berk to life, and drives home a message of empathy, love, and the power of young people to change the world.
$24.95 for children ages 4-12;
children 3 and under eat free
Cornfield BanquetBird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website
Create memories and experience our tradition of good food as you treat yourself to a Banquet in a Cornfield. The Smucker family invites you to gain a deeper appreciation of Lancaster County’s agricultural heritage and enjoy a mouthwatering farm-fresh meal on our family homestead, all served under a tent among the rows of corn. From the moment you join us on the hayride until after the family-fun activities, corn maze, and music around the bonfire, you’ll create great memories of this relaxing evening in the country.
• Barbecue chicken and fresh-picked corn on the cob prepared on-site
• Baked Idaho and sweet potatoes
• Grandma Smucker’s baked lima beans
• Pennsylvania Dutch chow chow, cole slaw and applesauce
• Rolls, butter and apple butter
• Our famous whoopie pies from the Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe
• Angel food cake with seasonal berries
July 18, 25 at 5:45pm-8:45pm
August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 5:15pm-8:15 pm
A Tribute to the music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown
August 4 – 5, 2019.
The dynamic singers perform songs of The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and Motown all in one show! Hear songs like Jive Talkin’, Stayin’ Alive, Let It Be, he Loves You, Dancin’ in the Streets, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Surfin’ USA, I Get Around and more!
Community Blood Drive at Oregon DairyOregon Dairy | Lititz, false 17543 event website
Sponsored by Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank
Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on the Deck at Oregon Dairy!Oregon Dairy | Lititz, false 17543 event website
Labor Day Weekend - Pancakes on the Deck!
Now serving Saturday August 31st, Sunday Sept. 1st & Monday Sept. 2nd!
Enjoy fresh buttermilk pancakes, sausage and your choice of Oregon Dairy White Milk, Chocolate Milk, Orange Juice or Coffee on the deck with friends and family! Take-outs available
Prices Depend on Registration
Run, Ride, and Soar WeekendBird-in-Hand Events Field | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website
Be a part of a weekend September 6-8, 2019 that offers athletes an opportunity to experience Lancaster County’s famous farmlands in amazing ways. And hot air balloon enthusiasts get a chance to see the world famous region from the air.
Runners- Take to the beautiful country roads around Bird-in-Hand in a 13.1 mile half marathon or a 5k race.
Hot air balloon rides - The ultimate way to get to tour Lancaster County! And there is no more exhilarating way to experience hot air ballooning than launching with 15 other balloons! This unique and exciting experience cannot be replicated anywhere else. Run, Ride and Soar is the largest hot air balloon festival in Lancaster County and offers beautiful views of the countryside and of the races and their paths on the ground below. So whether you’re in town to see peaceful Lancaster farmland or to participate in the races, be sure to book a hot air balloon trip for your friends and family for this once in a lifetime experience! Space is limited!
Elton John Tribute
September 8-9, 2019
This is Elton! Rus Anderson is Elton John’s official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour Virtual Reality media campaign! Picked by the man himself, Rus performs as a young Elton John in The Rocket Man Show – driving a night of Elton’s greatest hits, with spot on vocals & fierce piano playing. Rus painstakingly recreates an early Elton concert with gorgeous, colorful & flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton – including boots, glasses & jumpsuits from 1973, as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984! With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing & participation.
Remember when rock was young? You will after the show!
September 26 – November 9, 2019
Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines and never met a man he didn’t like. The rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved humorist, journalist and friend of presidents bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. Family, fame and fate are center stage in Will’s rise from obsurity to stardom. Along the way, he’s arm-in-arm with vivacious showgirls and a slew of cowboys. Catch Williamania!
Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 10 and up
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
October 11 – November 8, 2019
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.
The Michael Jackson Experience is as close as you will get to seeing the King of Pop live in concert! Having performed to millions of fans worldwide, Michael Firestone has been hailed as the heir apparent to Michael Jackson. I AM KING takes the audience on a musical and visual journey into the world of the KING OF POP. The creators of I AM KING have put together an incredible cast of talented musicians and Broadway and Las Vegas dancers to bring Jackson to life in an explosion of unmatched energetic perfection. I AM KING features amazing renditions of Jackson’s biggest hits including Bad, Billie Jean, Thriller, Man in the Mirror, Human Nature and many more.
Bird-in-Hand A Christmas to Remember – Our Day in ParadiseBird-in-Hand Stage | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website
In this live holiday musical, Matthew and Mary face unforeseen challenges as the new owners of a thrift shop and caregivers for an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s. The play’s intriguing characters, unique situations and universal themes reveal unexpected treasures in the most unlikely places.
11:00am; 1:00pm; 3:00pm; 7:00pm Show Times Tuesdays-Saturdays
Magic & Wonder: A Magical Merry Christmas – Holiday Wishes Come TrueBird-in-Hand Stage | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website
Join Brett and his cast in a heartwarming new show for the holiday season. Family and friends of all ages will enjoy the illusions, comedy, costumes and music in this spectacular holiday production. Witness the impossible as toys come to life and wishes come true all while remembering the true joy of the holiday season.
11:00am; 3:00pm; 7:00pm Show Times Wednesdays-Saturdays
Veteran's Day at Oregon Dairy RestaurantOregon Dairy | Lititz, false 17543 event website
Veterans receive a 15% discount all day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a valid military ID
November 14 – January 4, 2020
Based on the classic film with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Holiday Inn is a whole year of holidays in one wonderful musical! It features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin hits including Blue Skies, Easter Parade, Steppin’ Out With My Baby, Heat Wave, Cheek to Cheek and many more! Celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July in this heartwarming, high energy, tap dancing extravaganza!
Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up
Running Time: 2 hours
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