Lancaster County Events -
August, 2010

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


Music in the Vineyards - Every Saturday evening from July 3rd through September 4th, the Nissley Winery hosts a series of open-air lawn concerts from 7:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.

Enjoy an evening under the stars as the best of region's big bands, light-rock and oldies groups perform. Bring a picnic supper, good friends as well as lawn chairs or a blanket.

  • Location: Nissley Winery, 140 Vintage Drive, Bainbridge, PA 17502
  • Phone: (717) 426-3514
  • Date: July 3, 2010 through September 4, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details

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: August 6, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Kinzers Fire Company Mud Sale - Catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare. This mud sale features plants, groceries, antiques, furniture, sheds, gazebos, buggies, quilts, horses and much more.

  • Location: Kinzers Fire Company, 3521 Lincoln Highway East,Lancaster, PA 17535
  • Phone: (717) 442-4121
  • Date: August 28, 2010
  • Time: Breakfast begins at 7:00 AM
  • Admission: Free


Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire- Welcome to the 30th 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 14, 2010 through the weekend of October 30, 2010. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Online: $24.95
    At the gate or by phone: $29.95
    Children, ages 5 to 11: $9.95

Friday Knights at the Improv Every Friday night 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: Every Friday night from August 27, 2010 to September 24, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults only. $20 for adults, Ages 18 and up

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: August 27, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

New Holland

Beer and Pretzel Tour of Lancaster County - Did you know that Lancaster used to be known as the Little Munich of America? Or that 75% of America's pretzels are made within 100 miles of Lancaster?

Explore three local breweries, learn the history of Lancaster's beer industry and watch as two local pretzel factories show you how to do the twist.

To top it off, you will end the day with a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with… guessed it…

Package covers lunch, dinner, tastings, tours, snacks, demonstrations, transportation, and a gift from the innkeepers.

  • Location: The Artist's Inn, 311 East Main St., New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (888) 824-3763
  • Date: August 7, 2010
  • Time: Please call for times
  • Admission: $150 per person

11th Annual New Holland Summer Fest - Where the bikes meet the brisket. Enjoy and support the Pennsylvania State Championship BBQ Cook-off as well as the Motorcycle ride and show. This is the state championship, so don't miss the fun.

  • Location: New Holland Community Park, 400 East Jackson Street, New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (717) 354-7533
  • Date: August 27, 2010 and August 28, 2010
  • Time: Please call for times
  • Admission: $1 per person


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, along with 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 11, 2010 through August 14, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for adults from (12 to 64);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (65 +);
    $8.00 for Children and Young Adults (3 to 11);
    Free for Young Children (ages 2 and under)

Hogwarts Express Parties - Kids are encouraged to dress like their favorite Harry Potter character for a reading from a J. K. Rowling novel in one of the Museum’s historic coaches. Your children will be amazed as they create and sample especially horrible potions and fashion a Hogwarts-inspired take-home craft.

Hogwarts Express Parties are offered on a first come basis. Recommended for children ages 8 to 13. .

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-8628
  • Date: August 13, 2010 and August 14, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Advance registration, with a $10 per child fee ($5 per child for Museum members))

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