June Events

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

Adamstown

Antiques Extravaganza - Nestled in the heart of scenic Pennsylvania Dutch Country, little Adamstown has become the premier year-round antiques destination in the Northeast. If you only have the opportunity to attend one antiques event, this is arguably the one to experience. Over 5,000 antique dealers will be on had to showcase and sell their treasures.

  • Location: Downtown Adamstown
  • Phone: 717-738-9010
  • Date: June 28, 2007 through July 1, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free to attend

 

Bird-In-Hand

Make your own Lollipops Day - Ever wonder how lollipops are made? Andy Duncan of the CTC Lollipop Company will be hosting two 2-hour sessions that are geared for your children. Each child will leave with 5 lollipops and the experience of making them all by themselves. They will be able to choose their own shapes and flavors out of the selection provided that day.

  • Location: The Lollipop Shoppe, 3109 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
  • Phone: 717-768-3414
  • Date: June 23, 2007
  • Time: The first session is from 1-3 p.m. and the second session will run from 3-5 p.m. There will be limited spots available for each session. Therefore, it is recommended that you call ahead to reserve your spot.
  • Admission: $10 per child

 

Columbia

27th Annual Antique, ART & CRAFT SHOW - This annual event features over 250 antique, art & craft vendors in the Locust Street area of downtown Columbia which is held rain or shine.

  • Location: Locust Street Park & Downtown Columbia, 445 Linden St., Columbia, PA 17512
  • Phone: 717-684-5249
  • Date: June 30, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend

 

Ephrata

14th Annual International Children's Festival - Your children will love this indoor and outdoor providing hands-on activities, games, food, and live music. Your children will learn to craft an Andean Panflute; learn Guatemalan weaving on a hand-held branch loom; design international jewelry; play with henna hand art; create a mosaic stepping stone, and much more. There will world music, international food, and opportunities to take a ride on a real southeast Asian rickshaw.

  • Location: Ten Thousand Villages Store, Restaurant & Oriental Rugs, 240 North Reading Road, Route 272 North, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-721-8400
  • Date: June 2, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: As an admission fee, please bring a bar of soap per person for Mennonite Central Committee's relief work around the world. Also, some activity booths may require a small fee to work on a craft.

Celebrations in the Gardens - Garden Tour 2007 - A garden tour featuring six beautiful Lancaster County gardens. Some include a themed celebration.

  • Location: Multiple locations in the Ephrata, Leola and Smoketown areas
  • Phone: 717-355-5540 or 717-354-3108
  • Date: June 2, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets are $10 on day of the tour. Advance tickets are $8. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Goody Expressions, 408 West Main Street, New Holland, Phone: 717-354-2555; Martin's Greenhouse, 5489 Division Highway, Narvon, Phone: 717-354-7546; and, The Charm House, 247 West Main Street, Leola, Phone: 717-656-7212

Building History: Making and Saving Historic Architecture - Experience Pennsylvania German Heritage. Ephrata Cloister’s architecture, known nationally for its significance to early American culture, forms the backdrop for this event. Learn about the region’s distinctive and historic buildings discover how you can help preserve the past. The program includes: opportunities to explore original structures from the 1700s; demonstrations of traditional building techniques; discussion about the benefits of historic preservation; tours of un-restored portions of the Cloister buildings; hands-on activities and special exhibits allow visitors to explore the buildings of early Pennsylvania German settlers.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-733-6600
  • Date: June 16, 2007 and June 17, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, ages 60 and up; $6 for young adults, ages 6-17

 

Intercourse

12th Annual Berry Festival - Turn-of-the-century community social with down home banjo music, street entertainers and old-fashioned family festivities. Indoors and out, find all types of food displays and cooking ideas featuring fresh, locally-grown berries.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: 717-768-8261
  • Date: June 15, 2007 and June 16, 2007
  • Time: Friday, June 15, 2007: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM: Saturday, June 16, 2007: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Intercourse Heritage Days - Enjoy an old fashioned family celebration with plenty of Pennsylvania Dutch food, music and fun activities. Festivities for all ages include tractor rides, horseshoeing, pony rides, a petting zoo, an antique classic car show, a volleyball tournament, a tractor parade,live music, fireworks and much more. There will even be a local skydiver who will parachute out of plane.

  • Location: Intercourse Community Park, Route 340, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: 717-768-8585
  • Date: June 15, 2007 through June 17, 2007
  • Time: Friday, June 15, 2007: 5:00 PM to 9.00 PM: Saturday, June 16, 2007: 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday, June 17, 2007: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Peach Jam Jam - Visit the Jam & Relish Kitchen for plenty of samples of tasty, freshly made peach and ginger peach jam. The friendly staff will answer your questions and provide cooking tips and information. Peach inspired foods will also be on the Kling House Restaurant & Kettle Cafe menus.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: 717-768-8261
  • Date: June 30, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

 

Kinzers

4th Annual Pennsylvania Gourd Fest - Gourd crafting classes & demonstrations; gourd crafting tools & supplies for sale; finished gourds & raw gourds for sale.

  • Location: Smucker's Gourd Farm, 317 Springville Road, Kinzers, PA 17535
  • Phone: 610-775-0526
  • Date: June 15, 2007 and June 16, 2007
  • Time: Friday, June 15, 2007: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Saturday, June 16, 2007: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Lancaster City

45th Annual Open Art Award Exhibit - 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

Feathers, Fills and Frills by Machine - Participants in this class will learn free motion quilting fills and feathers. This is a technique class working with 15” squares of muslin and batting, and each person will take home their samples. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Center of Lancaster County Registration deadline: May 17, 2007. Advance registration is required.

  • Location: Jasper Yeates Education Center, 24 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: June 2, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: $33; $30 for members of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County.

Lancaster's Summertime Blues Bash 2007 - Enjoy the entertainment at this annual bash devoted to the Blues which is held in an outdoor courtyard in historic Lancaster. This year's Blues performers include: “Princess of the Rockin’ Gospel Blues” Sharrie Williams & the Wiseguys, The Clarence Spady Band, and D.C. & Co.

  • Location: Marion Courtroom, 7 Marion Ct., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-399-1970
  • Date: June 2, 2007
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

Back to the Past - Your entire family will enjoy this street celebration held by the shops and restaurants of North Queen Street. Festivities include demonstrations, magic, exhibits, antique appraisals, an auction, contests and more.

  • Location: 300th Block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-291-4758
  • Date: June 3, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Demuth Garden Weekend Tour - Take a tour of the homes and gardens of eleven exclusive Lancaster County locations which reflect the work of Lancaster artist Charles Demuth.

  • Location: 120 East King Street (Rear), Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-299-9940
  • Date: June 8, 2007 through June 10, 2007
  • Time: Demuth Garden Gala is held Friday evening at Conestoga House. The tour hours are : Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $15 in advance; $18 day on the day of the tour.

World's Largest Shoo-Fly Pie Bake Off & Eating Contest - Join a panel of judges as some of the best bakers in Lancaster County compete to see who will be awarded the 2007 title of Best Shoo-Fly Pie in Lancaster County. Also, have fun while local contestants compete in a good old-fashioned pie eating contest. Find out who will win the title by eating the most pies in eight minutes.

  • Location: Rockvale Outlets Lancaster, 35 S. Willowdale Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-293-9595
  • Date: June 23, 2007
  • Time: Starts at 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Lititz

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: June 8, 2007
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

14th Annual Lititz' AMBUCS' Crafts-In-The-Park - Sponsored by the Lititz Chapter of AMBUCS, promoting the creation of mobility and independence for people with disabilities. This terrific day-long event showcases hand-crafted items, fine art, photography and so much more. Held rain or shine in the beautiful, historic Lititz Springs Park.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-627-3439
  • Date: June 9, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Lititz Historical Foundation's Annual Antique Show & Bake Sale - Over 50 top quality antique dealers will showcase and sell their prize pieces. There will also be a bake sale offering good old-fashioned Lancaster County baking.

  • Location: John R. Bonfield Elementary School, 101 North Oak Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-665-6978
  • Date: June 22, 2007 and June 23, 2007
  • Time: June 22, 2007: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; June 23, 2007: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.50 a person


Manheim

Celtic Fling and Highland Games - Enjoy the fun and excitement as hundreds of Celtic musicians, dancers, craftsmen, Scottish clans, Irish societies and rugged athletes from across North America and Europe gather for competition, sheepherding, crafts, food and music.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: 717-665-7021
  • Date: June 22, 2007 through June 24, 2007
  • Time: Friday, June 22, 2007: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Saturday, June 23, 2007 and Sunday, June 24, 2006: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Admission: At arrival: 24.95 for adults; $9.95 for children ages 5-11: By purchasing in advance online: 22.95 for adults; $8.95 for children ages 5-11

 

Ronks

Farm Baby Days - Every Saturday from May 26, 2007 to June 30, 2007, Cherry-Crest Farm invites you and your child for a hands-on visit with some of the farm's baby animals from the popular Farm Animal Center. On June 2, 2007, meet daisy, the baby lamb. On June 9, 2007, meet Kidder the baby goat. On June 16, 2007, meet Quacker the baby duckling. On June 23, 2007, Fluffy the baby bunny. On June 30, 2007, meet Brewster the baby Pig. Other fun activities include the Giant Hay Shoot Slide, Singing Chicken Show, and Lil' Farmers Playland. The Food Court offers fresh squeezed lemonade and their famous Kettle Korn.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-6843
  • Date: June 2, 2007, June 9, 2007, June 16, 2007, June 23, 2007, and June 30, 2007
  • Time: Courtyard and Barnyard Activities are from noon until 4:30 PM. "Meet the Babies" is from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
  • Admission: All-inclusive admission: $8.95 ages 3 and up


Strasburg

Pennsys Days 2007 - Pennsy Days annual weekend is traditionally filled with interesting activities for the entire family. There will be exhibits of original work by railroad artists and authors; displays of memorabilia and collectibles; historical presentations; tours of locomotives and railroad cars; operating model railroads and other special events for Railroad Museum visitors. The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, Philadelphia chapter.
  • Location: Railroad Musuam of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: June 1 thru 3, 2007
  • Time: Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 2007: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 3, 2007: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $7.00 for adults from (18 to 59); $6.00 for Senior Citizens (60 +); $5.00 for Children and Young Adults (6 to 17); Free for Young Children (under 6) .

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: June 2, 2007, June 9, 2007, June 16, 2007, June 23, 2007 and June 30, 2007
  • Time: June 2 & June 9, 2007: 6:00 PM and June 16, June 23, & June 30, 2007: 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.

Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine, a full-sized, operating steam locomotive, as he chugs into town with his friends. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. There will be storytelling, live music, and more fun for kids.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: June 16, 2007 through June 24, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $16 a person, ages 2 and up. It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance either online or by calling Ticketweb at 866-468-7630.



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