Lancaster County Events -
August, 2008



Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in August of 2008.

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.





Adamstown


17th Annual Stoudts Bier Garden Microfest - Sample 15 of Lancaster County's finest micro-breweries. Enjoy unlimited samplings, a hearty buffet and music from Daisy Jug Band.

  • Location: Stoudt's Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub, 2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717) 484-4386
  • Date: August 23, 2008
  • Time: Noon to 11:00 PM. The festival sessions are from noon to 4 p.m. and 7-11 p.m.
  • Admission:$28 per session; you must be at least 21 years of age to participate.





Ephrata

3rd Friday's A Charm - On every third Friday of the month, the shops of downtown Ephrata invite you to a special celebration. The monthly event serves as the perfect introduction to this Lancaster County city as well as something to look forward to for regular visitors.

Enjoy great deals on shopping, exciting entertainment, delicious local food and so much more. New events will be held each night.

Ride the Red Rose Historic Trolley to your favorite downtown destination for only 25 cents.

  • Location: Throughout Ephrata
  • Phone: (717) 738-5060
  • Date: August 15, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Lancaster City

The British Invasion: Relive the biggest movement in pop music history with tributes to bands like The Beatles, Stones and Kinks. Come experience the British Invasion and enjoy the music that reintroduced America to the blues and shaped a generation. There has been nothing like it before or since.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Every Friday and Saturday from May 2, 2008 through October 11, 2007.
  • Time:
    Friday Shows: 7:30 PM
    Saturday Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for ticket prices.


Classic Crooners: This show celebrates all the iconic crooners like Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney. It will recreate the infamous evenings with The Rat Pack when Frank, Dean and Sammy owned Las Vegas. Relax and remember the smooth sounds, the larger than life entertainers, the Classic Crooners.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Every Tuesday through Thursday from May 6, 2008 through October 12, 2007.
  • Time:
    Tuesday Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Wednesday Shows: 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
    Thursday Show: 3:00 PM
    There is also an occasional Sunday show at 3:00 PM. Please call for dates.
  • Admission: Please call for ticket prices.


The Sound of Music : Revisit this timeless family classic which touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the stage.

Maria always wanted to be a nun since she was a little girl, but she's always getting into trouble. When Mother Abbess sends her to be a governess for the seven rowdy children of Captain Von Trapp, Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love. As she teaches the children to sing and play, she brings love back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family… including the Captain.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: July 24, 2008 through September 13, 2008
  • Time:
    Shows tend to begin at 1:15 PM and 8:00 PM with the meals beginning at 11:45 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively. Please call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets vary depending seating arrangements and other factors. Please call for details.


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: August 1, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade: You're sure to enjoy this classic Doo Wop with Charlie Thomas & the Drifters; Johnny Tillotson; The Devotions; Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, the Fireflies; Special Guests: The Brooklyn Reunion, Starring the Classics, the Excellents, and the Emotions.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 2, 2008
  • Time:
    2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00


Family Science Sunday : Family Science Sunday is truly science fun for everyone. Various hands-on activities, science demonstrations, interactive events are available along with an opportunity to witness some of the animals a little closer than normal in the Live Animal Room.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: August 3, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:
    General Museum Admission: $7.00
    Children ages 3 to 12 years: $6.00
    Senior - over 65 years: $6.00
    Young Children - Under 3 years - Free


Russian American Kids Circus : The Russian American Kids Circus is a breathtaking spectacle performed entirely by boys and girls aged 6 to 16. It is a professional Circus whose performers just happen to be kids. Their astonishing acts include: flying acrobatics, tightrope walking, juggling, spinning plates, unicycling, and of course, clowning.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 3, 2008
  • Time:
    3:00 PM
  • Admission: $22.00


Charley Pride: Live Performance by the silky-smooth baritone who ruled the country airwaves in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Discovered as a teenager by the great Red Sovine, Pride went on to tear down the accepted belief that country music’s primarily white audience would never accept a black performer.

To the contrary, Pride’s pure Nashville style has remained a staple of the scene. His better known hits include “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” “Help Me Make it Through the Night” and “I Don’t Think She’s in Love Anymore

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 8, 2008
  • Time:
    8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



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) 394-3497
  • Date: August 16, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


30th 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 30, 2008 Through September 1, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, August 30, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Saturday, August 31, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, September 1, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Monday, September 2, 2008: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Advance tickets are $8 for a one day pass or $10 for a multi-day pass.



Lititz

Lovin' Lititz Every Second- A great way to see historic downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania is to visit on the second Friday of every month when the town erupts for a special celebration for everyone.

Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special dinner menus & local food tastings, and much more.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 627-1919
  • Date: January 11, 2008, February 8, 2008, March 14, 2008, April 11, 2008, May 9, 2008, June 13, 2008,
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Russian American Kids Circus : The entire downtown area of Lititz will be closed to traffic to accommodate all of the dealers and visitors to one of the largest and most popular craft shows in the county.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park and Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 626-6875
  • Date: August 9, 2008
  • Time:
    8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend
Manheim

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 9, 2008 through the weekend of October 26, 2008. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Themes:
    • Weekend of Saturday, August 9, 2008:
      The Grande Arrival: During this two-for-one weekend, join Queen Elizabeth during her 28th visit to the Shire. The castle gates will open to reveal hundreds of characters and merchants, 23 Royal Kitchens, scores of stage shows and much more--all to fill the 35-acre village.
      Weekend of Saturday, August 16, 2008:
      Chivalry & Romance Weekend: Her Majesty’s 28th visit to the Shire inspires peasants and princes alike to celebrate 16th century culture. This weekend, dedicated to romantics of all ages, Knights, Ladies, Rogues and Wenches all want to woo and be wooed at this 35-acre village filled with 100+ merchants, costumed characters, stage shows and lots more.
      Weekend of Saturday, August 23, 2008
      A Swashbuckler Adventure: Celebrate the 16th century with a weekend full of Rascals, Rogues, Pirates and unscrupulous sailors as they invade the Shire.
      Weekend of Saturday, August 30, 2008
      Children's Fantasy Weekend: The longest weekend of the Faire is dedicated to its biggest fans, the knipperkins. Three days of special entertainment and 16th century fun is available for all ages at this 35-acre village.

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Admission at the Gate: $28.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $9.95 for Children, Ages 5-11, Free for Young Children, Ages 4 and under. Discount tickets bought online in advance are recommended. Parking is free.


Friday Knights at the Improv Every Friday night from August 15, 2008 until October 31, 2008, 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 15, 2008, August 22, 2008, August 29, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults only. $20 for adults, Ages 18 and up


Paradise

Hold That Thought! : A woman of a certain age decides to try dating again after 25 years. Unfortunately, planning three dates on one evening is not the best idea.

With the help of her friend, she puts each of her men on hold and runs to the next. You'll think of Lucy and Ethel, as you watch them juggle their problems. Lots of frantic fun and loads of laughter.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Route 30 East, Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: May 6, 2008 through August 2, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Please call for details.


Barefoot In The Park : Whether or not you have seen it before, you and your family will love Neil Simon's story of newlyweds Corrie and Paul, as they begin their marriage and start to walk the twisty road to love and life. If you've never seen it, you must; if you have, it's time to climb up five flights and visit their tiny apartment again.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Route 30 East, Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: August 12, 2008 through November 1, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Please call for details.




Quarryville

Trucker's For Miracle Kids : Your whole family will enjoy this event which benefits the Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Children's Hospital at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

There will be a truck driving competition; Big Rig Show-n-Shine; vendor displays; a benefit auction which includes Amish furniture and food; and plenty of fun activities for kids and their parents.

  • Location: Buck Motorsports Park, 900 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Phone: (800) 795-2468
  • Date: August 16, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend


Strasburg

Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: March 28, 2008 through September 20, 2008
  • Time: There is a show every day except on Mondays. Please telephone for show times.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00


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 Friday and Saturday in August
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00. 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.


Railroad Family Days - Sing along with popular railroad songs, enjoy legendary railroad stories, view operating model railroad layouts and displays, make take-home crafts and learn important railroad safety messages. This event provides a variety of other activities designed especially for families.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: August 13, 2008 to August 16, 2008
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission fee. $8.00 for Adult, ages 18-59; $7.00 for Senior Citizen, ages 60 and over; $7.00 for Children and Teens, ages, 6-17; Free for Young Children, ages 6 and under


Hogwarts Express Parties - Children are encouraged to dress like their favorite Harry Potter character (optional) as they thrill to a reading from one of the J. K. Rowling new classic novels in the Railroad Museum’s historic P70 coach.

Kids also will enjoy nibbling on an especially "horrible" snack and making a take-home craft following the reading. Hogwarts Express Party activities are recommended for children ages 8 to 13, but children and adults of all ages who enjoy Harry Potter are welcome to participate

  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: August 13, 2008 to August 16, 2008
  • Admission: Advance registration, along with a $5.00 per child fee, is required for the limited number of places available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children age 6 and above and adults also will pay the usual admission to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

    $8.00 for Adult, ages 18-59; $7.00 for Senior Citizen, ages 60 and over; $7.00 for Children and Teens, ages, 6-17; Free for Young Children, ages 6 and under







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