April Events

Here is a listing and description of some of the special April events taking place throughout Lancaster County:


Live Auction Antique Benefit - A first-class auction featuring held at the Stoudt's Expo Center featuring a wide assortment of antique collectibles.

  • Location: Stoudt's Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: 717-484-4386
  • Date: April 22, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at 4:30 PM

Spring Antiques Extravaganza - Enjoy this special weekend devoted to antiques. Within a 3-mile radius, over 5,000 antique dealers display their wares at special outdoor displays.

  • Location: All along Adamstown, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: 717-738-9010
  • Date: April 26 through April 29, 2007



Wine Tasting at the Susquehanna Glass Company Factory Store - Sample some of the best wines from the Tamanend and Manatawny Creek Wineries. Learn more about the local wines from Linda Jones McKee from Wine East Magazine

  • Location: Susquehanna Glass Company Factory Store, 731 Avenue H, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Phone: 717-684-2155
  • Date: April 28, 2007
  • Time: From 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM



Tour de Ephrata - A Pennsylvania Cycling Association BAR event and part of the Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Road Series. This is an exciting 2-day 3-stage bicycle race.

  • Location: Starting at the Ephrata National Bank, 31 East Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-391-9722
  • Date: April 28, 2007 through April 29, 2007



Wine, cheese, and Chocolate Tasting at the Twin Brook Winery - Sample some of the best wines from the Twin Brook Winery along with some of the finest imported and domestic cheeses as well as the delicious Neuchatel Chocolate.

  • Location: Twin Brook Winery, 5697 Strasburg Road, Gap, PA 17527
  • Phone: 717-442-4915
  • Date: April 28 and April 29, 2007
  • Time: Saturday, April 28, 2007: From 10:00 until 6:00 PM; Sunday, April 29, 2007: From noon until 5:00 PM



Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale - Sale of quilts, arts & crafts, horses, furniture and more.

  • Location: Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: 717-284-3023
  • Date: April 14, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM

Lancaster City

Quilter's Heritage Celebration - Hundreds of beautiful quilts will be on display; demonstrations and classed on quilting; lectures, fashion show; and special items for sale. A must for quilt lovers or those wanting to learn more about Lancaster County's unique quilts.
  • Location: Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-299-5500
  • Date: April 12 through April 15, 2007
  • Admission: $10.00 for a single day; $18 for multi-days; $30-40 for luncheon and dinner events

Lancaster Spring Art Walk - If you like the arts, you will certainly enjoy this annual celebration taking place at more than 30 galleries, studios, and art shops.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City, 310 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-509-9869
  • Date: April 20 through April 22, 2007
  • Time: Friday, April 20, 2007: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, April 21, 2007: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, April 22, 2007: Noon to 5:00 PM.
  • Admission: Free

Hand Piercing Quilt Workshop - Interested in learning how Lancaster County's famous hand-made quilts are made? This workshop sponsored by the Heritage Center of Lancaster County will teach you the basic quilting stitch as well as the basics you will need to know to finish any quilting pattern.

  • Location: Jasper Yates Education Center, 24 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: April 21, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
  • Admission: $30 for non-members of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County; $25 for members. Registration deadline is march 31, 2007.

James Buchanan's 216 Birthday Celebration at Wheatland - Come to Wheatland, the Lancaster estate President Buchanan and help celebrate the 216th birthday of the only Pennsylvanian to serve as President of the United States (1857 to 1861. There are free tours and birthday cake during this event hosted by students from the Buchanan Elementary School.

  • Location: Wheatland, 1120 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-392-8721
  • Date: April 21, 2007
  • Time: Noon until 2:00 PM .
  • Admission: Free

Landis Valley Museum Benefit Auction - Special auction benefiting the museum featuring many unique collectibles and heirlooms including jewelry, toys, and artwork.

  • Location: Landis Valley Musuem, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-569-0401
  • Date: April 28, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Free


A Moveable Feast: From the Farm to the Table by Train - Over the last two centuries, America’s trains have transported food and food products across the continent, helping to feed millions of people. Through the use of photographs and artifacts, this exhibit chronicles how railroads delivered food from the farm to the table; how railroads –through advancements in technology –revolutionized both what we ate and the way in which we ate; and, how the culinary experience of railroad dining and café cars became a staple of passenger train service.
  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: January 2, 2007 through April 15, 2007
  • Time: Mondays through Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sundays: Noon to 5:00 PM. Note: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is closed on Mondays from November 1st to April 1st. It is open on Mondays from April 2nd through October 31st.
  • Admission: This special event is included in regular museum admission: $7.00 for Adults, ages 18 to 59; $6.00 for Senior Adults, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Youths, ages 6 to 17; and, Free for Young Children, ages 5 and under.

Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: April 14, 2007, April 21, 2007 and April 28, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.

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