Lancaster County Events -
August, 2009


Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in August of 2009.

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

18th Annual Stoudts Bier Garden Microfest - Join fellow beer enthusiasts in the Bier Garden to sample fifteen of the country's finest micro-breweries. Enjoy a tasting glass, unlimited samplings, a hearty buffet featuring chef specialties and music by the 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 22, 2009
  • Time: Two sessions: Noon to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: $30 per session


Christiana

Opal's Million Dollar Duck - Searching for costumes for their next production, Desmond and Queenie stop by Opal's Antique Jungue Shop. While rooting through Opal's treasures they spot an oil painting- a still life of a dead mallard duck and an apple.

Recalling the morning paper, an article about a painting which has disappeared from the local art museum, they think that this may be it. Summoning up all their acting skills, the pair try to persuade Opal to sell the painting. But she is going to give it to her friend Rosie, who rejects the painting because it reminds her of her pet duck.

The plotters march off triumphantly with their prize, unaware that a later edition of the paper says the painting has been found and what Desmond and Queenie have found was a copy thrown out with the garbage.

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (717) 610-593-7013 (
  • Date: April 11, 2009 through October 3, 2009
  • Time:Tuesdays through Fridays:Matinee Dinner: 11:30 AM
    Matinee Show: 1:00 PM
    Saturdays:Evening Dinner: 6:30 PM
    Evening Show: 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Dinner and Show: $49.00 a seat
    Show Only: $27.00 a seat



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 21, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Lancaster City

Route 66 Revisited - The Roots of American Rock n' Roll - This show traces the history of America’s music, from Memphis to San Francisco and everywhere in between. Explore the Georgia soul of Brother Ray, the California harmonies of The Eagles, and the Jersey rock n’ roll of The Boss. From the Man in Black to Mellencamp, it’s all branches on the same musical tree. Revisit the artists of Woodstock, and travel back in time to Newport when Dylan plugged in and a new sound was born.

With the best music from the classic artists that defined the landscape of American culture, Route 66 Revisited is a musical journey you’ll never forget.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 19, 2009 through August 8, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50



The Wedding Singer - Go back to 1985 when rock star wannabe Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiance' leaves him at the altar and he vows to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.

With an '80s style score, a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. .

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: June 30, 2009 through September 12, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: The first and third Thursday of each month will have two shows: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM; the second and fourth Thursday of each month will only have a 7:30 PM show
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: August 1st, 8th, 22nd, and September 12th: There will be two shows: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM; on August 15th, 29th, and September 5: There will be one show at 7:30 PM
    Sundays: August 2nd, 23rd, and September 6th: There will be a matinee show at 1:30 PM; on August 9th, 16th, and 30th: There will be a twilight show at 7:00 PM.
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $49.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Agegs 12 and under: $18.00
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Agegs 12 and under: $16.00



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 7, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Neil Sedaka - It is hard to imagine the history of rock and roll without the many contributions of Neil Sedaka. For over four decades, Sedaka's timeless standards have helped change the face of popular music.

With countless hit singles, and numerous platinum and gold records, he is recognized as one of pop music's legendary pioneers, and remains as vital a force today as he was when he first achieved his string of hits back in the late 1950's. Neil Sedaka has penned such classics as: “Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do,” “Laughter in the Rain,” “Solitaire” and “Love Will Keep us Together.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 14, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65



BROADWAY’S BEST : The Music - Join the American Music Theatre and travel the Great White Way from the classic standards of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin to the blockbusters of today like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Jersey Boys.

You’ll revisit all of your favorites and as well as experience something new.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 21, 2009 through October 9, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50






Lititz

Downtown Lititz Farmers Market - The Downtown Lititz Farmers Market opening. Enjoy shopping for your fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, etc. in the lively friendly atmosphere of the market.

  • Location: Water Street Parking Lot of Susquehanna Bank,1/2 block off of Main Street
  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: Market hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission



Lititz Rotary Craft Show : 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 on the east coast.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park and Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 626-6875
  • Date: August 8, 2009
  • Time:
    8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend



Lititz Historical Foundation’s Evening of Music in the Gardens - Held in the lovely Mary Oehme Gardens, directly behind the Lititz Museum on Main Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tell people to bring their own lawn chair so they can comfortably enjoy beautiful, soothing music under the stars..

  • Location: Mary Oehme Gardens, directly behind the Lititz Museum on Main Street
  • Phone: (717) 627-4636
  • Date: August 9, 2009
  • Time: Begins at 6:30 PM
  • Admission: Free



Lovin' Litiz 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: August 14, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Leola

Bareville Fire Co. Public Auction - Annual auction featuring auction featuring the sale Amish quilts, collectibles, galssware, tools, equipment, furniture, and more.

  • Location: Bareville Fire Co. Public Auction, 231 E. Main St., Leola, PA 175401
  • Phone: (717)656-7554
  • Date: August 22, 2009
  • Time: From 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.7:30 AM: Breakfast
    8:30 AM: Grocery Auction
    9:30 AM: Tool Auction
    10:00 AM: Glassware Auction
    12:00 PM: Lumbar Auction
    1:00 PM: Furniture Auction
    2:00 PM: Quilts and Specialty items Auctions
  • Admission: Free to Attend





Manheim

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire- Welcome to the 28th 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 8, 2009 through the weekend of October 25, 2009. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $29.95
    Children, ages 5 to 11: $9.95
Paradise

There Goes the Bride - As a socially prominent family prepares to wed their daughter to the son of an equally upper-crust set of in-laws to be, what's the worst that could happen? You can't even imagine!

After an unexpected whack on the head, the father of the bride begins seeing a 1920's flapper, unfortunately no one else can. This makes the new in-laws very nervous and when the bride lets slip that she is already acquainted with the birds and the bees, the wedding is almost called off.

Just when you think it's on, it gets called off again and again, each time for reasons zanier than the last.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, 3065 Lincoln Hwy E (Route 30 East), Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: August 1, 2009
  • Time: There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
  • Admission: $52.00 a seat.



Uncle Chick's Last Wish - Uncle Chick was the uncle everyone loved: the practical joker and the happy-go-lucky life of every party. Even when he passed on, he wanted the last laugh.

So the nicest man in the world's last request was to have his ashes scattered on his favorite beach. His sweet wife, her niece and the niece's daughter face this very humorous dilemma posed by Uncle Chick's last wish when they find out Uncle Chick's favorite beach was a nude beach. And the only way they can get on the beach is to well, you know.

You won't want to miss this fresh new comedy.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, 3065 Lincoln Hwy E (Route 30 East), Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: August 11, 2009 through October 31, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
    Wednesdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
    Thursdays: Matinee only. Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
    Fridays: Evening only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Saturdays: Evening only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Sundays: There will be single Twilight show on August 16th. At the Twilight show, dinner is held at 2:30 PM followed by a 4:00 PM show.
  • Admission:
    Matinees: $43.00 a seat
    Evenings - Thursdays and Fridays: $46.00 a seat
    Evenings - Saturdays: $52.00 a seat
    Twilight: $46.00 a seat


Strasburg

Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God. They didn't always understand God's plan, but they came to understand that He does always keep his promises - in His time.

Desperately wanting a child, Abraham and Sarah are thrilled when God promises to bless them with one. But years go by. Decades. Their faith becomes tinged with bitterness, their trust overshadowed by willfulness. In His love, God helps them through the problems they create, shows mercy to the innocent Hagar and her son Ishmael, and - when Abraham is 100 years old - fulfills His promise. Their belief restored, the couple weathers an even more brutal test when God instructs Abraham to sacrifice their treasured son.

Follow Abraham up the mountain to carry out his unimaginable duty. Experience God's insistence on complete devotion, and the rewards He extends to those who give it. Accompany Abraham and Sarah on their incredible journey, and learn anew the overwhelming power of faith.

  • Location: Sight & Sound® Living Waters Theatre, 202 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: April 11, 2009 through September 19, 2009
  • Time:August Schedule:
    Tuesdays: 12:30 PM (There will be no show on Tuesday, August 18th and August 25th).
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM and one at 3:45 PM. (There will be no shows on Wednesday, August 19th; Thurday, August 20th; Wednesday, August, 26th; and, Thursday, August 27th).
    Fridays: There will be a show at 3:45 PM and 7:00 PM.
    Saturdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM, one at 3:45 PM, and, one at 7:00 PM.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00



Trains In Motion Pictures Exhibit - From flickering shadows to Hollywood blockbusters, this exhibit will reveal the starring role that trains and railroads have often played in the magic of motion pictures through video clips, historic photographs and amazing artifacts.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: May 16, 2009 through December 31, 2009
  • Time:
    April through October:
    Open Mon.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Sundays, 12:OO PM - 5:00 PM
    November 1 through March:
    Open Tues.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Sundays, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Closed Mondays
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for Adults(12 to 64);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (Ages 65 and over);
    $8.00 for Children (Ages 3 to 11);
    Free for Young Children (under 3)



In the Beginning - In a spectacular staging of the biblical account of creation, Sight & Sound opens the original production, In the Beginning. Be there as the Garden of Eden appears before you - the waters, vegetation, and animals of the newly created world enveloping the Millennium Theatre. Experience God's pleasure at his most awesome creation, Adam and Eve, and the complete beauty of their unbroken relationship with God.

With special effects that surpass all you've previously seen on Sight & Sound stages, In the Beginning promises an experience beyond your imagination. Enhanced by magnificent staging, stirring musical compositions, and captivating live and animatronic animals, the stage will spring to life with the phenomenal story of creation.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, 1 mile from Rockvale Square Outlets, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: June 13, 2009 through Octobet 17, 2009
  • Time:August Schedule:
    Tuesdays: August 4th: There will be a 1:00 PM show; on August 11th: There will be a show at 4:15 PM. (There will be no show on Tuesday, August 18th and August 25th).
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM and one at 4:15 PM. (There will be no shows on Wednesday, August 19th; Thurday, August 20th; Wednesday, August, 26th; and, Thursday, August 27th).
    Fridays: There will be a show at 4:15 PM and 7:30 PM.
    Saturdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, one at 4:15 PM, and, one at 7:30 PM.
  • Admission:
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
    Adults: $47.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00
    Fridays and Saturdays:
    Adults: $54.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00








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