July Events

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


Oriental Rug Parade of Homes - Take a tour of fantastic Oriental rugs in a variety of old and modern homes. Styles range from classic to eclectic; and, from formal to casual.

  • Location: Ten Thousand Villages Store, Restaurant & Oriental Rugs, 240 North Reading Road, Route 272 North, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-721-8400
  • Date: July 14, 2007
  • Time: 10.00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free but it is recommended that you register in advance by calling 717-721-8400

Lancaster City

45th Annual Open Art Award Exhibit - The Lancaster Summer Arts Festival’s annual exhibition featuring art work by Lancaster County artists.
  • Location: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-394-3497
  • Date: June 2, 2007 through July 29, 2007
  • Time: Mondays - Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sundays: Noon to 4:00 PM

Fourth of July Celebration - Celebrate the fourth of July with ice cream, games, entertainment, an art contest for children and crafts by local and visiting artisans.

  • Location: Musser Park, North Lime and East Chestnut Streets, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-291-4758
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Date: July 4, 2007
  • Admission: Free

HISTORICON 2007 - HISTORICON is the largest wargaming convention in North America. Each year approximately 5,000 tabletop generals attend this gaming convention to send miniature troops into battle and play with history. The convention is open to the public and includes a giant exhibitor hall, tournaments, military history seminars, workshops, games, a flea market and much more.

  • Location: Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-299-5500
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Date: July 26, 2007 through July 28, 2007
  • Admission: $15 for the weekend for members; $35 for the weekend for members; $15 for one-day admission; Non-Playing family member of attendees are free; Minors, ages 14 and under are free.


190th Fourth of July Celebration - Celebrate July 4th in the same place that hosted the first ever fourth of July celebration.
  • Location: Lititz Springs Park Welcome Center, 18 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-626-8981
  • Date: July 4, 2007
  • Admission: Free

Lovin' Lititz Every Second - Enjoy an evening perfect for families, 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: July 13, 2007
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

41st Annual Outdoor Show - Over 200 artisans will be displaying their work for show. Artists compete awards in fine art and sculpture. If you enjoy art, you will love this highly regarded art show, which is presented by the Village Art Association of Lititz. Art will also be available for purchase.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-626-0866
  • Date: July 28, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Great Green America Fest - Annual festival dedicated to environmental awareness and preservation. There will be interactive and educational presentations; hands-on-activities; and, live music and food.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: 717-665-7021
  • Date: July 13, 2007 through July 15, 2007
  • Time: Friday, July 13, 2007: 5:30 AM - 11:00 PM; Saturday, July 14, 2007 and Sunday, July 15, 2007: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $15.95 per day for adults, ages 12 and older. $14.95 per day for adults if tickets are purchased in advance online. 2-day adult tickets are available online for $24.95. Four children, ages 11 and under are permitted free of charge with the purchase of one adult admission. There is also a Friday night concert which costs $27.95 if purchased at the gate and is $24.95 if purchased online. Tickets can be purchased online at www.greatgreenamericafest.com


Mount Joy

Cruisin' Cuisine: Taste of Mount Joy - An annual event exhibiting antique, classic and hot rod cars. There will also be delicious local cuisine from local Mount Joy restaurants. An essential July event for car and food lovers.

  • Location: Along Maine Street, between New Haven and Marietta Ave., Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Phone: 717-653-4227
  • Date: July 28, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


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

The Art of Flavor - Visitors sample authentic Lancaster cuisine specially prepared by local chefs and vote for the best

  • Location: Wenger Gallery, 811A Lincoln Highway East, Rt. 30 one mile east of Rt. 896 on the second floor above Millers Smorgasbord Restaurant., Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-5221
  • Date: July 27, 2007 through July 30, 2007
  • Admission: Free



Craft Show In the Woods and Quilt Auction - Annual craft show and auction.

  • Location: Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company, 2071 Main Street, Rothsville, PA 17543
  • Phone: Contact Kathryn Musser at 717-626-5193
  • Date: July 21, 2007
  • Time: Craft Show In The Woods: From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Quilt Auction starts at 2:00PM.
  • Admission: Free


Reading Railroad Days - Enjoy the remarkable Reading Railroad trains of eastern Pennsylvania history through tours of Reading Company equipment, a huge operating model railroad and special presentations.
  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: June 5, 2007 through July 8, 2007
  • Time: Mondays - Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sundays: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $7.00 for Adults, ages 18-59; $6.00 for Senior Citizen, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Young Adults, ages 6-17; Free for Children, ages 6 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: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Throughout July
  • 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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