Lancaster County Events -
April, 2010

Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in April of 2010.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We plan to list more events as information becomes available.


Antiques Capital U.S.A Spring Extravaganza - Antique lovers will rejoice at this celebration where the town fills-up with more than 3,000 dealers from across the nation. All within a 3-mile radius.

There will be plenty of outside and inside markets as well as special outdoor displays.

  • Location: Throughout Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717) 738-9010
  • Date: April 22, 2010 through April 25, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Free


Community Days - Discover the activities of the Cloister during this special hands-on educational program. Stations present a variety of activities such as colonial clothing, printing, and the life of Ephrata’s earliest residents. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: April 30, 2010
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with regular admission for the Ephrata Cloister:
    Adults, ages 12 to 64: $9:00
    Senior Citizens (ages 65 and above): $8:00
    Youths, ages 3 to 11: $6.00
    Children under the age of 3 are free


Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale: Annual sale featuring quilts, arts & crafts, horses, furniture, homemade food, and more.

  • Location: Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: (717) 284-3023
  • Date: April 10, 2010
  • Time: Begins at 8:30 AM
  • Admission: Free

Lancaster County Longrifles' 18th Century Living History Event & Black Powder Shoot: Visit an 18th century encampment. Step back in time and see blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, shooting comepetitions, archery and tomahawk throwing, participants living in canvas lodges, cooking over an open fire and much more.

  • Location: Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Road, E, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: (717) 533-3652
  • Date: April 28, 2010 through May 2, 2010
  • Time: Begins at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.00 for Adults


Yummie's Giant Easter Egg Hunt: Yummie leads the Free Giant Easter Egg Hunt which is suited for children 10 and under. Guests can also enjoy breakfast with Yummie & the Easter Bunny in the Kettle Café. There will also be Easter crafts, entertainment, and various activities all day until 5:00 PM.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: (800) 732-3538
  • Date: April 3, 2010
  • Time:
    Breakfast with Yummie & the Easter Bunny begins at 9:00 AM
    The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 AM
  • Admission: Free

Lancaster City

First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Date: April 2, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Bluegrass Fest: Live Performance - American Bluegrass music is known for its unique acoustic stringed instruments and vocal harmonies. Loyal fans of Bluegrass, as well as those experiencing it for the first time, will enjoy this full line-up including: Nash Nash Street, Nothin' Fancy, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne and Rhonda Vincent.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 3, 2010
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.00

Lord of the Rings - The Franklin & Marshall Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents the following works: De Meij, Symphony No. 1 (“Lord of the Rings”); Van Der Roost, Manhattan Pictures; Hazo, Southern Hymn; Makris, Aegean Festival Overture.

  • Location: Barshinger Center for Musical ArtsFranklin & Marshall CollegeLancaster, PA 17604
  • Phone: (717) 358-4858
  • Date: April 9, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Drum Roll Please - The Chamber Music Society and Franklin & Marshall Philharmonia perform two works: Haydn, Symphony No. 103 (“Drum Roll”); Clarke, Requiem for A Soldier (premiere).

  • Location: Barshinger Center for Musical ArtsFranklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 17604
  • Phone: (717) 358-4858
  • Date: April 10, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

20th Annual Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale - Select Dealers from several East Coast States will be on hand offering something for everyone's budget. The show and sale is aimed for advanced collectors as well as beginners.

These minis are adult collectables and not toys. They are not intended for children under 13, although children are welcome to attend and view.

  • Location: Best Western Eden Resort & Suites222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (610) 689-4825
  • Date: April 11, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $5.00
    Children, ages 12 and under: $2.00

Music Friday - Each third Friday of the month, downtown Lancaster hosts Music Fridays. Sponsored by WXPN, live performances will explode throughout the 300 block of North Queen Street as well as retailers, restaurants, and attractions throughout Downtown.

Each month will bring new entertainment to the streets of downtown Lancaster.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City, 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 399-7977
  • Date: April 16, 2010
  • Time: Times vary starting at 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Venues are free unless a charge is noted at the location.

26th Annual Spring ArtWalk - The 26th Anniversary of the Lancaster Spring ArtWalk encompasses a wide variety of arts including: art exhibits/demonstrations, children's and student's art, some musical performances and returning this year, a Kid's ArtWalk.

During ArtWalk, Lancaster artists open their studios and galleries for the weekend and invite the public to stroll around downtown Lancaster and visit with the artists.

Area restaurants and shops will also open their doors with special exhibits.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster, 120 North Duke StreetLancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 431-7332
  • Date: April 17, 2010 and April 18, 2010
  • Time:
    Saturday, April 17, 2010: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 18, 2010: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

The Beach Boys: Relive the classic songs that epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle. The Beach Boys sing about sun, sand, surf, and a simpler time. Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re almost there.

Come see these American icons as they return to the American Music Theatre. The Beach Boys' first hit “Surfin’” launched a string of chart-topping songs that spans nearly forty years and includes eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Kokomo,” and more.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 21, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $70.00

Bill Engvall: Everyman comic, Bill Engvall, returns to the American Music Theatre with his own brand of down-home humor and country comedy. His debut album, “Here’s Your Sign,” has achieved gold record status, and has become his most well-known bit. He was named Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards, and took his act out on the road as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White. Engvall’s 2009 album, “Aged and Confused,” reached #2 on Billboard’s Top Comedy Album charts.

You won't want to miss this evening of fun and silliness with Bill Engvall.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 22, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $63.00

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - A powerful Southern family gathers at a birthday celebration for patriarch Big Daddy, who is unaware that he is dying of cancer. In a scramble to secure their part of his estate, family members hide the truth about his diagnosis from him and Big Mama.

Front and center as tensions mount are Big Daddy and Big Mama's alcoholic former football hero son Brick and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie "the Cat".

Sizzling with verbal fireworks, savage humour and sexual friction, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an American treasure. "There are few playwrights who plumb the human heart so deeply" The Daily Telegraph.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 176032
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: April 22, 2010 through May 9, 2010
  • Time:
    April's Schedule:
    Mondays: There are no Monday shows
    Tuesdays: April 27, 2010 - There will be a 7:30 PM show only
    Wednesdays: April 21, 2010 - There will be a 7:30 PM show only
    April 28, 2010 - There will be a 2:00 PM and a 7:30 PM show
    Thursdays: April 22, 2010 and April 29, 2010 - There will be a 7:30 PM show only
    Fridays: April 23, 2010 and April 30, 2010 - There will be an 8:00 PM show only
    Saturdays: April 24, 2010 - There will be 2:00 PM show and an 8:00 PM show
    Sunday: April 25, 2010 - There will be a 2:00 PM show only
  • Admission: $20 to $55

A Special Acoustic Evening with Bryan Adams: Legendary rocker and Grammy award winner Bryan Adams makes his American Music Theatre debut in an intimate, acoustic “Storytellers-style” event. His smash 1984 album Reckless turned Adams into an international superstar, selling by the truckloads in North America, Europe, and Asia thanks to the hits “Run to You,” “Heaven,” and “Summer of ‘69.”

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of Reckless and an evening of chart-toppers such as “All For Love,” “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” and “Everything I Do (I Do It for You).” It’s a night of classic songs, stories and singing along with Bryan Adams.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 24, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00

The Doobie Brothers with The Green Onions: As one of the most popular Californian pop/rock bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Along the way, the group racked up a string of gold and platinum albums in the U.S., along with a number of hits like "Listen to the Music," "China Grove," "Black Water," “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “What A Fool Believes.”

Lancaster's own classic rockers The Green Onions will be opening the show. With a style that melds the classic 70's rock n' roll sound with a modern jam-band twist, Corty Byron and company will get the show off to a rocking start.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 28, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00

Mount Joy

Fourth Friday in Mount Joy - Every fourth Friday of the month, downtown Mount Joy comes alive and offers unique entertainment and activities for your entire family. Enjoy a leisurely walk and browse the many little shops and dine in the many quaint restaurants. With a different theme each month, there will be plenty of fun as you and your family spend time together exploring this special town.

  • Location: Downtown Mount Joy, 15 Marietta Ave, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Phone: (717) 653-4227
  • Date: April 23, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

New Holland

Lancaster County Flower Show: The Lancaster County Flower Show exists to bring a sophisticated yet accessible flower and garden experience to the communities of Lancaster County.

A spectacle of color, the Show will be both captivating and engaging for the local community and those outside of the area.

  • Location: New Holland Rec Center, 123 North Shirk RoadNew Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (717) 354-4747
  • Date: April 15, 2010 through April 18, 2010
  • Time:
    Thursday, April 15, 2010: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, April 16, 2010: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, April 17, 2010: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    Sunday, April 18, 2010: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $8.00

Peach Bottom

Robert Fulton Fire Company Mud Sale: Annual sale featuring arts & crafts, quilts, furniture, farm animals, farm equipment, and homemade food. Over 70 venues.

  • Location: Rober Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy, Peach Bottom, PA 17563
  • Phone: (717) 548-8995
  • Date: April 3, 2010
  • Time: Begins at 8:00 AM
  • Admission: Free


The Great Train Robbery - As you enjoy a 45-minute ride to Paradise, PA and back, be on guard for a gang of robbers rumored to be in the Strasburg area. Not to worry, though, law enforcement will be on hand to protect the passengers and see that justice is served.

This fun and comical ride will feature adventuresome robbers, lots of "loot" and even entertainment. It's a ride you'll never forget ... but bring your camera to capture the action.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road , 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: (717) 687-8421
  • Date: April 17, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 P.M.
  • Admission:
    Coach Car:
    Adults and Young Adults, Ages 12 and up: $17.00
    Children, Ages 3 through 11: $10.00
    Young Children, Ages 2 and under: $3.00
    First Class Car: $23 for all ages
    Please call for prices for other seating arrangements

Terre Hill

Wine and Cheese Tour of Lancaster County: This tour will discover all that Lancaster County has to offer - great cheese, wine and everything in between.

You'll explore local cheese-makers, two wineries and tie it all together with a gourmet wine-paired dinner. The cost of the tour covers all tastings, tours, lunch, dinner and transportation.

  • Location: The Artist's Inn, 117 East Main St., Terre Hill, PA 17581
  • Phone: (888) 999-4479
  • Date: April 17, 2010
  • Time: Please call for start time
  • Admission: $150

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