Lancaster County Events -
June, 2010

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


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 25, 2010
  • Time: Begins at 8:00 A.M.
  • Admission: Free


30th Annual Columbia Antique Art & Craft Show: More than 20,000 people attend this beautiful outdoor juried craft show. You will find artists, crafters, antiques and much more.

  • Location: Locust Street Park & Downtown ColumbiaLocust Street Park, Columbia, PA 175125
  • Phone: (717) 684-5249
  • Date: June 26, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • Admission: Free


15th Annual Berry Jam Festival, : “Jam out” and celebrate berries, music and jam at this lip-smacking, toe-tapping event that you won’t want to miss.

Saturday features the “Kettle Berry Cooking Challenge,” as well as a berry eating contest. Enjoy “Simply...World-Famous” strawberry shortcake, berry beverages, dips and sauces galore.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: ((800) 732-3538
  • Date: Friday, June 18, 2010 and Saturday, June 19, 2010
  • Time:
    Friday, June 18, 2010: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Saturday, June 19, 2010: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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: June 4, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Christian Family Fest - Live musical performances by The Doughnut Man, Steven Courtney Band, and other Christian groups, plus special festival activities as well as the regular fun rides and great entertainment of Dutch Wonderland.

  • Location: Dutch Wonderland, 2249 Lincoln Highway EastLancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-1888
  • Date: June 5, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Regular admission fees apply

The Passing of the President - On June 2, 1868, the Pittsburgh Gazette reported that ex-President James Buchanan had died saying with his last breath, "God Bless my Country."

Step back into history with Harriet Lane Johnston and James Buchanan Henry as they mourn and remember their Uncle James, 15th President of the United States.

  • Location: Wheatland, 230 North President AvenueLancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 392-4633
  • Date: June 12, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • Admission: Please call for details


Celtic Fling - Join hundreds of musicians, dancers, craftsmen, Scottish clans, Irish societies and rugged athletes from across North America and Europe gathering for the Celtic Fling.

The faire will be covered in kilts, cabers, Irish Dance & Highland game competitions, crafts, food and music.

  • Location: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, 83 Mansion House Road, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-7021
  • Date: June 25, 2010 through June 27, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission:
    Adults: Ages 12 and older: $25.95
    Children: Ages 5 to 11: $9.95
    Young Children: Ages 4 and under: Free

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: June 25, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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 abilities.

Proceeds benefit Lancaster Farmland Trust and help to save farmland in Lancaster County.

  • Location: Garden Spot Village, 433 S Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (717) 687-8484
  • Date: June 5, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults, ages 13 and older:
    Pre-registration: $25.00. Day of registration: $35.00
    Children under 12 ride for free.

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: June 12, 2010
  • Time: Please call for times
  • Admission: $150 per person


Refton Fire Company Sale: Enjoy some local color and sample traditional Lancaster County farm fare. This mud sale features hardware, shop tools, plants, furniture, antiques, crafts, hay & straw, quilts, horses, food and much more

  • Location: Refton Fire Company,99 Church Street,Refton, PA 17658
  • Phone: (717) 786-9462
  • Date: June 26, 2010
  • Time: Breakfast begins at 7:00 A.M. followed by the Mud Sale
  • Admission: Free


A Day Out with Thomas - Your entire family will love this fun-filled event that offers families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series.

The event provides a unique, interactive family experience, offering a variety of entertaining activities that feature Thomas & Friends™ themed entertainment.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road , 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: (866) 468-7630
  • Date: June 12, 2010 through June 20, 2010
  • Time:
    Day Out With Thomas Train rides depart every half hour. Event activities are:Saturday, June 12th: 9:15 A.M. until 3:45 P.M.
    Sunday, June 13th: 9:45 A.M. until 3:15 P.M.
    Monday, June 14th through Friday, June 18th: 10:15 A.M. until 2:15 P.M.
    Saturday, June 19th: 9:15 A.M. until 3:45 P.M.
    Sunday, June 20th 9:45 A.M. until 2:45 P.M.
  • Admission: Ages 2 and up: $18.00


Traditional Cherry Fair: Held since the 1700's, the Cherry Fair fills visitors with cherry treats and entertainment. Enjoy dozens of skilled artisans, early American entertainment, skilled demonstrations, great food, field demonstrations, unique family games.

There will be lots of great food and cherry goodies to eat, cherry pie eating and pitting contests, the Sit-&-Spit, cake walks, a family corner, a pig roast, garden and house tours, demonstrations and crafters, a raffle drawing, horse wagon rides, and saw mill demonstrations. On sight apprentices will be there making candy and candles, and many more crafts.

  • Location: Alexander Schaeffer Farm, 213 S. Carpenter St, Route 501 S., Schaefferstown, PA 17088
  • Phone: (717) 949-2244
  • Date: June 26, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Admission:
    Ages 12 and older: $5.00
    Children under 12 are free.
    Tour of Schaeffer farmhouse circa 1736 is free.


Pennsylvania Railroad "Pennsy" Days - Discover the rich heritage of the famous Pennsylvania Railroad, the "Standard Railroad of the World."

Noted railroad artists, photographers and authors will be on hand to display and sell their works. There will also be special presentations, operating layouts, memorabilia and tours of "Pennsy" equipment as well as a huge, operating model railroad.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: June 4, 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)

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 or (866) 468-7630
  • Date: June 12, 2010 through June 20, 2010
  • 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.

Reading Railroad Days - Enjoy the remarkable Reading Railroad trains of eastern Pennsylvania history through tours of Reading Company equipment, a huge, operating model railroad and special presentations.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: June 30, 2010 through July 5, 2010
  • Time:
    Tuesdays through Saturdays: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sundays: 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.MClosed Mondays.
  • 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)

Terre Hill

Beer and Pretzel Tour of Lancaster County - Learn about the early brewing days of Lancaster County, tour 2 microbreweries and 2 very different pretzel factories, and end the day with a fabulous meal. All expenses are covered in the tour, including tastings, lunch, dinner and transportation.

  • Location: The Artist's Inn, 117 East Main St., Terre Hill, PA 17581
  • Phone: (888) 999-4479
  • Date: June 12, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: $150

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