Lancaster County Events-
June 2008

Here is a listing and description of some of the special upcoming Lancaster County events in June 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.


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: June 14, 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.

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 27, 2008 through June 29, 2008
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free to attend


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: June 20, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


13th 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 20, 2008 to June 21, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, June 20, 2008: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Saturday, June 21, 2008: 9:00 AM to 6:00 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.

Footloose : This hit captures the heart of America with its youthful spirit, electrifying dance and music including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For the Boy and of course Footloose.

The musical tells the story of a Chicago boy who moves to a rural town where dancing has been banned by the town council and the preacher. It’s the youth of the town that teaches the parents the lesson that it’s no sin to be young, have fun and dance.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: May 29, 2008 through July 19, 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.

Back to the Past: A unique street celebration by the shops and restaurants of the 300 block of North Queen Street. Your entire family will enjoy the community spirit of the creative demonstrations, magic shows, exhibits, antique appraisals, auction, contests and more fun events taking place throughout the day.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster at the 300 Block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 509-7660
  • Date: June 1, 2008
  • Time:
    11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Admission: Free

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: June 1, 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

George Jones: Live Performance by the country legend who continues to produce hits in every decade of the second half of the 20th century with his own unique brand of country music. In fact, Jones has had more charted singles than any other artist in any format of popular music. One of the greatest honky tonk singers of all time, his songs include: “White Lightning,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 1, 2008
  • Time:
    3:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00

Long’s Park Summer Entertainment Series:Enjoy free concerts all summer long every Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day at Long’s Park.

  • Location: Long's Park, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 735-8883
  • Date: June 3, 2008, June 10, 2008, June 17, 2008 and June 24, 2008
  • Time: Beginning at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free

Brigadoon - Come visit a place where love and magic are one and the same. Brigadoon has become one of America's bestloved musicals. Two American tourists lost in the hills of Scotland stumble across an enchanted village that only appears for one day every 100 years.

In this magical land called Brigadoon, replete with swinging kilts, bonnie lassies, Highland flings and Heather on the Hill, Tommy must choose between returning to his frosty fiancée in New York or remaining forever with the lovely Fiona in Brigadoon.

The musical has plenty of clever dialogue as well as a catchy Lerner and Loewe score that features such classics as I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean, From This Day On and Almost Like Being in Love.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 291-6440 ext.235
  • Date: June 5, 2008 through June 29, 2008
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PMMatinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. Call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $45 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the location of your seats. 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: June 6, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Bobby Vinton: Bobby Vinton's sentimental balladeering and orchestral, middle-of-the-road arrangements were a throwback to a decade before rock 'n roll had found its mass market. Among some of his biggest hits are "Melody of Love," "Roses are Red (My Love)," "Blue on Blue," "There! I've Said It Again," "Mr. Lonely" and "Blue Velvet."

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 7, 2008
  • Time:
    3:00 PM
  • Admission: $59.00

Demuth Garden Tour Weekend : Discover the history and heritage of Lancaster while touring seventeen city and suburban gardens in Lancaster, including Charles Demuth's garden, a horse farm and a unique cluster of seven city gardens.

  • Location: Throughout Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: Contact The Demuth Foundation at(717) 299-9940
  • Date: June 7, 2008 to June 8, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of the tour.

Peter, Paul & Mary: One of the most popular folk group of the 1960’s, Peter, Paul & Mary iare among the most durable music acts in history. During the first ten years they recorded about one album a year and many of the songs are classics – “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “If I Had A Hammer,” “Puff, The Magic Dragon,” “Lemon Tree,” “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” “500 Miles,” “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” and “This Land Is Your Land.”

Over the last 40 years, Peter, Paul & Mary’s commitment to the struggles for social justice has never diminished.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 8, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: 75.00

Celebrate Lancaster! 2008 : Begin your Independence Weekend early. Entertainment and a huge fireworks display in downtown Lancaster will start your 4th of July off with a bang!.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: June 27, 2008
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Puerto Rican Festival : Come and experience the wonderful food, art, and music of the Puerto Rican culture. There will also be rides and games at the festival.

  • Location: Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology
  • Phone: (717) 397-8597
  • Date: June 27, 2008 through July 1, 2008
  • Time:
    Tuesday-Thursday: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Friday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Saturday: Noon to 11:00 PM

The Lettermen: Nine gold albums and scores of top singles attest to the enduring popularity of The Lettermen.

Whether singing acapella or backed by an entire symphony orchestra, The Lettermen continually showcase a wide variety of musical styles - adapting through the years to include whatever the current trend may be. From their first hit in 1961 - "The Way You Look Tonight" - through current hits of today, they have proven with their well-known harmony that love ballads have an appeal that knows no boundaries

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 27, 2008
  • Time:
    8:00 PM
  • Admission: $34.00

Riders in the Sky: Riders In The Sky are the multi Grammy Award winning Western music group whose music is firmly grounded in the rich American music traditions of such legendary cowboys singers as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers—and whose fun-filled performances have enchanted audiences of all ages for nearly 30 years.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 29, 2008
  • Time:
    3:00 PM
  • Admission: $25.00


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: June 13, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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 27, 2008 through June 29, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, June 27, 2008: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM;
    Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    Sunday, June 29, 2008: 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


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.


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

Pennsys Days 2008 - The 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 Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: May 30, 2008 through June 1, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, May 30, 2008 & Saturday, May 31, 2008: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday, June 1, 2008: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $8.00 for adults from (18 to 59);
    $7.00 for Senior Citizens (60 +);
    $6.00 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: Every Saturday in June
  • Time:
    Saturday, June 7, 28 at 6:00 pm
    Saturday, June 14, 21 at 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.

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 14, 2008 through June 22, 2008
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: $18.00 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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