Lancaster County Events -
June, 2009


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

  • Location: Stoudt's Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub, 2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717)484-4386
  • Date: June 13, 2009
  • Time: Two sessions: Noon to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: $30 per session



Bird-in-Hand

Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale: Catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare.

The Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale features antiques, harness & tack, specialty items, quilts, crafts, carriages, buggies, wagons, food and much more.

  • Location: Along Rt. 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike), Across from Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
  • Phone: (717) 392-0112
  • Date: June 27, 2008
  • Time: Begins at 8:00 AM<
  • Admission: Free



Christiana

Amish Vows in Paradise - You are invited to the wedding of Rachel and Jacob. The King family will warm your heart. You will feel like you are peeking into the window of their home and are privileged to hear what is happening. Share the family's humor, joy and sorrow. Amish prayers and chants are included in the Amish Wedding ceremony.

This show traveled to Madrid, Spain in 2007 and will go to Canada this August for 21 sold out shows.

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (717) 610-593-7013 (
  • Date: June 16, 2009 through July 25, 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

Building History - Discover the history of old houses and learn how to care for your historic home. Craftsmen will be demonstrating a wide variety of building techniques including 18th-centiury wall construction, log hewing and shingle making. Special lectures will offer information on preservation and clues to researching old houses.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: June 6, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for Admission charge



Ephrata Community Hospital "Day in the Park" - The 56th Annual Ephrata Community Hospital "Day in the Park" promises great food, fun and entertainment for the entire family including games, pony rides, inflatables games, batting contest, pet show, Health Fair, CHIP program, quilt auction, C.C.Quacker Duck Race (top prize $1000), art & craft exhibitors, Jack Hubley's "Wild Critters" program, and acoustic music by Bill Floyd.

  • Location: Grater Memorial Park, Between S. Oak St. and Cocalico Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 738-3556
  • Date: June 6, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission and free parking along the street



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 19, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Dressed for the Part - Enjoy a leisurely afternoon while exploring history. What did people wear in early Pennsylvania? Why did Cloister members wear special white clothing? How was it made? Was it comfortable? Discover the dress of the day in a special presentation combining clothing with historic documents.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: June 28, 2009
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Program is part of regular admission.



Kinzers

Gourd Festival - Everything you've ever wanted to know about gourds but were afraid to ask.

Raw gourds, crafted gourds and gourd crafting supplies will be on sale. There will be gourd crafting classes and children events.

The Kinzers Gourd festival is held on a working Amish farm.

  • Location: Smucker's Gourd Farm, 317 Springville Road, Kinzers, PA 17535
  • Phone: (610)369-0658
  • Date: June 12, 2009 and June 13, 2009
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Free. However, there will be a fee for the gourd crafting classes.



Lancaster City

Rocketmen - “Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,” and help Lancaster County celebrate the music of two of pop’s most enduring icons: Billy Joel and Elton John. The American Music Theatre cast and band, led by piano virtuoso Charles B. Ancheta, will recreate the signature sound of these legendary artists on hits from Tiny Dancer to River of Dreams and everything in between.

You'll be reintroduced to classic characters like Levon and Captain Jack, and reminisce with Brenda and Eddie “at a table near the street, in that old familiar place, face to face...” This show is sure to put you in a "New York State of Mind.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 17, 2009 through June 6, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesday, June 2,2009: 3:00 PM
    Wednesday: June 3, 2009: 3:00 PM
    Thursday: June 4, 2009: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Friday, June 5, 2009: 7:30 PM
    Saturday: June 6, 2009: 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



Dinner and a Movie - Enjoy dinner Downtown followed by an outdoor movie in Binns Park every Thursday evening during June through August.

  • Location: Binns Park, 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: Every Thursday in June
  • Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



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



Downtown Block Party & Antique Show - Annual block party featuring antiques, art, collectibles and craft show, plus food vendors, live music and entertainment, contests, appraisals, carnival games and more.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster on the 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-7660
  • Date: June 6, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Les Misérables - Based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel, the international sensation Les Misérables tells the story of one man striving for a better future and another who can’t let go of the past.

As a young man, Jean Valjean was caught stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family and spent the next 19 years at hard labor. When he’s finally released, desperation leads him to steal again, but eventually the forgiveness of one man leads Valjean on the road to redemption.

Still, the dogged Detective Javert cannot forgive him his relapse and vows to bring Valjean to justice. Spanning a period of 17 years, Valjean and Javert play a never-ending game of cat and mouse that eventually takes a painful toll on both men. Meanwhile, their lives weave in and out of those of a destitute Paris on the brink of revolution.

Don’t miss your opportunity to thrill to the electric spectacle that has enthralled millions of theatre-goers around the world, Les Misérables.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: June 11, 2009 through July 5, 2009
  • Time:
    Wednesdays: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 8:00 PM. However, the Friday show on June 26th will be held at 7:00 PM
    Saturdays: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sundays: 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats and on whether you book an evening show or a matinee. Please call for details.

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




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



Motorcycle Show- Rumble in the Park - Lititz Spring Park Motorcycle Show.In addtion to the show, there will be organized scenic ride from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will also be live music and activities from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

  • Location: Please call for details
  • Phone: For information, please contact Jessica Kister at 715-2527
  • Date: June 6, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details



Family Farm Days - You entire family will have fun riding on authentic tractors and wagons, touring the local Pennsylvania Dutch barn and milking facility; petting animals on the farm zoo; witnessing chicks hatching and sheep being sheered; and, much more. Your children can even take pony rides and get lost in the specially built straw tunnels.

Taste free samples and enjoy a Chicken BBQ Dinner, served on the retaurant's deck featuring chicken, applesauce, chips, roll and a drink.

  • Location: Oregon Dairy Country Restaurant & Buffet, 2900 Oregon Pike, 5 miles N. of Lancaster on Route 272, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 661-6804
  • Date: June 9, 2009 through June 11, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Chicken BBQ Dinner is served from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM; the pony rides are held from 4:00 Pm until 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Chicken BBQ Dinner is $3.50; pony rides are $2.00.



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, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



AMBUCS 16th Annual Arts and Craft Show: This annual day-long event showcases hand-crafted items, fine art, photography and so much more.

The show is sponsored by the Lititz Chapter of AMBUCS which promotes the creation of mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

The event is held rain or shine in the beautiful, historic Lititz Springs Park.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, 48 N. Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 627-3439
  • Date: June 14, 2009
  • Time:
    9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend



Music and Art with the Wolves - Live music, local artists and lots of fun for kids as well as the entire family.

  • Location: Wolf Sanctuary, 465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.
  • Phone: (717) 626-4617
  • Date: June 20, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details



Lititz Historical Foundation’s Antique Show & Bake Sale: A popular, annual antique show.

  • Location: John R. Bonfield Elementary School, 101 North Oak Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 627-4636
  • Date: June 26, 20089 and June 27, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, June 26, 2009: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Saturday, June 27, 2009: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details



Lititz Moravian Independence Celebration Lovefeast Service: Service honoring Moravian independence.

  • Location: Lititz Moravian Church
  • Date: June 28, 2009
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Admission: Free to attend



Manheim

Celtic Fling Friday Night Concert - Kick off the annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games with a dose of high-energy Celtic rock you can dance the night away to.

Throughout the evening, fabulous foods and brews are available at the Swashbuckler Brew Pub.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-7021
  • Date: June 26, 2009
  • Time: Begins at 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $19.95
    Children, ages 5-11: $9.95



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 26, 2009 through June 28, 2009
  • Time: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, 2009 through June 28, 2009
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    • Admission:
      At arrival: 25.95 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



New Holland

Lancaster Farmland Trust - Pedal to Preserve : Pedal to preserve Lancaster farmland. With distances of 6, 20, and 51 miles, this ride meanders through beautiful Lancaster County Farmland offering something for all ages and all abilites.

  • Location: Garden Spot Village, 433 S Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (717) 687-8484
  • Date: June 6, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $25.00



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: May 5, 2009 through August 1, 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. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. On June 18th and 25st, there will also be an Evening show. At the Evening show, dinner is held at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Fridays: Evening only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Saturdays: Evening. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show. On June 13th, there will also be a Matinee. At the Matinee show, dinner is held at 11:30 AM followed by an 1:00 PM show.
    Sundays: There will be single Twilight show on June 21st. 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



Refton

Refton Fire Company Mud Sale - Pedal to Preserve :This colorful and traditional mud sale features hardware, shop tools, plants, furniture, antiques, crafts, hay & straw, quilts, horses, food and much more.

  • Location: 99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17658
  • Phone: (717) 786-9462
  • Date: June 27, 2009
  • Time: Begins at 7:00 AM
  • Admission: Free



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:June Schedule:
    Tuesdays: 12:30 PM
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM and one at 3:45 PM.
    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)



Pennsys Days 2008 - The Pennsys 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: June 5, 2009 through June 7, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, June 5, 2009 & Saturday, June 6, 2009: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Sunday, June 7, 2008: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for adults from (18 to 59);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (60 +);
    $8.00 for Children and Young Adults (6 to 17);
    Free for Young Children (under 6)



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 October 17, 2009
  • Time:June Schedule:
    Tuesdays: June 16th: 1:00 PM; June 23rd: 4:15 PM
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM and one at 4:15 PM.
    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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