August Events

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


Lancaster City

Summer Entertainment Series - Every Sunday evening in August, Long's Park invites you to a free musical concert. Bring a blanket and chairs and picnic under the stars. Family foods and desserts will also be available.

  • Location: Long's Park, Harrisburg Pike, Across from Park City Mall, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-735-8883
  • Date:
    • August 5, 2007: Savor the Blues with a concert by Tom Principato and Geoff Achison
      August 12, 2007: Become enchanted with Celtic and jazz performed by Eileen Ivers who has been named all-Ireland fiddle champion nine times
      August 19, 2007: Cajun meets the Blues with musician Tab Benoit
      August 26, 2007: Close out the summer with a concert of swing, jazz and big band music by the City Rhythm Orchestra
  • Time: Beginning at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free

Art in the Park - A free celebration of Art held in the relaxing environment of Musser Park. Over 40 artists will be featured. There will also be free hands-on projects for the entire family.

  • Location: Musser Park, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-291-4758
  • Date: August 18, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

29th Annual Long's Park Art & Craft Festival - Recognized as one of American's top fine art and contemporary craft shows, this annual Labor Day weekend event features 200 exhibitors from across the country. Exquisite jewelry, magnificent paintings, trend-setting apparel and leather, beautiful ceramics and mixed media creations, stunning sculptures and much more will be on display. In addition there will be plenty of live music and gourmet cuisine all weekend long.

  • Location: Long's Park, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-295-7054
  • Date: August 31, 2007 Through September 3, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Lititz

Lovin' Lititz Every Second - Enjoy an evening featuring art, history, shopping, fellowship and music throughout Lititz. Discover this historic town known for chocolate, historical buildings and great art. Musicians will perform, artists will exhibit works along the sidewalks and merchants will open their doors to visitors.
  • Location: Downtown Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-626-1919
  • Date: August 10, 2007
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Lititz Rotary Craft Show - One of the largest and most popular craft shows in Lancaster County. The entire downtown area is traditionally closed to traffic to accommodate all of the dealers and visitors.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park and Downtown Lititz, Broad and Main Streets, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-626-6875
  • Date: August 11, 2007
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Manheim

Friday Knights at the Improv Every Friday night until October 28, 2007, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire actors step out of their 16th century roles to provide improvised, modern day comic relief. Audiences never know what to expect.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: 717-665-7021
  • Date: August 10, 2007, August 17, 2007, August 24, 2007, August 31, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults only. $20 for adults, Ages 18 and up

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire- Welcome to the 27th season of the Renaissance Faire. Celebrate the traditions of music, arts and literature from 16th century England with hundreds of costumed merriemakers, Renaissance merchants, period foods, ales from a microbrewery, music, dance and over 80 stage shows including remarkably lifelike battles of lance and shield by the Faire's jousting troupe.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: 717-665-7021
  • Date: Beginning the weekend of August 11, 2007 and August 12, 2007 Through the weekend of October 27, 2007 and October 28, 2007. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Themes:
    • Weekend of Saturday, August 11, 2007:
      Opening Celebration Weekend
      Weekend of Saturday, August 18, 2007:
      Love & Romance Weekend
      Weekend of Saturday, August 25, 2007:
      Invasion of the Pirates Weekend
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Admission at the Gate: $27.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $9.95 for Children, Ages 5-11, Free for Young Children, Ages 4 and under. Tickets bought online in advance are$24.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $9.00 for Children, Ages 5-11. Parking is free.

New Holland

New Holland Summer Fest - A weekend of fun, food, games, and music. Great for the whole family.

  • Location: New Holland Community Memorial Park, 400 East Jackson St., New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: 717-355-0779
  • Date: August 24, 2007 and August 25, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free

Ronks

The Amazing Maize Maze - As seen in Sports Illustrated for Kids, the Amazing Maize Maze is high on the list of "25 Cool Things To Do This Summer". Your kids will love trying to find their way out of a giant maze carved into a 5-acre corn field. The walls of the paths are made of giant corn stalks about 10 feet high. In addition to the maze, admission entitles you to all the regular farm activities such as hayrides, wagon rides, a hay chute giant slide, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, a bee hive observatory, plenty of games and much more. There is also a picnic area and lots of great fresh food.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-6843
  • Date: July 7, 2007 Through November 3, 2007
  • Admission: $13.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $10.95 for Children, ages 3-11; Free for Young Children, ages 2 and under 2

Pedal Tractor Pulls Competition - Race foot-powered tractors in this annual friendly competition. There are two competitions daily. The first at noon and the second at 3:00 PM.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-6843
  • Date: August 7, 2007 August 11, 2007
  • Admission: Admission to the Pedal Tractor Pulls Competition is included as part of your regular entrance fee into Cherry-Crest Farm. $13.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $10.95 for Children, ages 3-11; Free for Young Children, ages 2 and under 2

2nd Annual Sweet Corn Festival - How many of your friends have ever been to a Sweet Corn festival? Your whole family will savor the exciting activities dedicated to this delicious vegetable. For instance, find out who will win the corn eating contest, build the tallest corn stalk, or devise the most creative corn stalk. Don’t forget to enjoy a free ear of roasted sweet corn while you're there.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-6843
  • Date: August 25, 2007
  • Admission: Admission to the 2nd Annual Sweet Corn Festival is included as part of your regular entrance fee into Cherry-Crest Farm. $13.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $10.95 for Children, ages 3-11; Free for Young Children, ages 2 and under 2


Strasburg

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: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Throughout August
  • Time: 7:00 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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