Lancaster County Events - March, 2008

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


Figures Circa 1950 Exhibit, Chocolate and Jazz : Jazz-influenced art. From the sketchbooks and journals of Fran Wagner Williams and Florence Starr Taylor.

  • Location: Lynden Gallery, 117 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 367-9236
  • Date: February 15, 2008 through March 22, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00 cover charge

Paul Galbraith Concert : Brazilian guitar virtuoso and legend, Paul Galbraith, will perform the music of Bach, Schubert and Mozart on his unique, 8-string guitar.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Perfomance Center, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: March 17, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: For those 27 years and older: $18.00 to $25 .00 depending on the location of the seats; for those between the ages of 19 and 26: 1/2 price; for those 18 years-old and younger: $1.00


Charter Day : Celebrate the founding of Pennsylvania at eh Ephrata Cloister, an example of America’s heritage of religious freedom. There will also be performances from the Ephrata Cloister Chorus.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: March 9, 2008
  • Time: Noon until 5:00 PM. The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will perform in the Saal at 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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: March 21, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale : Annual event is a showcase for quilts, horse-drawn carriages, wagons, buggies, furniture, arts & crafts, and more.

  • Location: Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527
  • Phone: (717) 442-8100
  • Date: March 24, 2008
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM


Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction : Don't miss this famous Mud Sale and auction featuring the sale of antiques, Amish quilts, farm animals, tools, equipment, and collectibles.

  • Location: Gordonville Fire Company, Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17529
  • Phone: (717) 768-3869
  • Date: March 8, 2008
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM
  • Note: There will also be a special Craft show on March 9, 2007 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Lancaster City

Local Artist Exhibition - View the art from four very talented local artists in four separate exhibitions: Shalya Marsh will present her clay sculptures; Thomas Scullin presents his paintings; Erik Miley presents his sculptures; and, Claire Giblin presents her painting. There will be a reception Reception Friday, January 4, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

  • Location: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 394-3497
  • Date: January 5, 2008, 2007 to March 2, 2008
  • Time: Museum hours are:
    Mondays through Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and,
    Sundays: Noon until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free. However, $2 donations per person are suggested

Handcranked Film Projects : Boston-area filmmakers Jake Mahaffy, Bryan Papciak, Jeff Sias, and Dan Sousa will present independent films that have been shown at festivals worldwide. Their sculptures, drawings, photography and more will also be showcased.

  • Location: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-396-7833
  • Date: February 1, 2008 – March 28, 2008

The Self-Portrait and the Artist Exhibit : Charles Demuth made several self-portraits during his lifetime which reflect his ever-developing style. This year the Demuth Museum’s Annual Invitational Exhibition features the work of over 20 local artists who have also explored the theme of self-portraiture.

  • Location: Demuth Museum, 120 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-299-9940
  • Date: February 2, 2008 – March 30, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission charge.

All Shook Up : A fun musical about a young girl’s dream of hitting the open road. Into her life comes a charismatic guitar-playing roustabout who turns the whole town upside down with his hip-swiveling, lip-curling and sexy singin’. Featuring 24 classic Elvis Presley tunes, "All Shook Up" is surefire fun for rock n’ roll rebels of all ages.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: February 14, 2008 – April 5, 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.

Teen Idols - Peter Noone, Micky Dolenz, Gary Lewis - Live performance.

Peter Noone: The Herman of the famed pop group, Herman’s Hermits sold 52 million records. the group is known for songs such as: “I’m into Something Good,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “There’s a Kind Of Hush” and “Henry VIII.”

Micky Dolenz: Micky of the Monkees. Micky Dolenz has been in the spotlight nearly all his life. He started his career starring in the ‘50s television show “Circus Boy,” but it was years later, when he won a role in the TV show called “The Monkees,” that his life would change forever. “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” and “Daydream Believer,” are just some of the hits of the Monkees.

Gary Lewis: The son of Jerry Lewis performed in the 60's with his group Gary Lewis and the Playboys. In 1964, their first single, “This Diamond Ring” went straight to number one. Other hits like “Everybody Loves A Clown” and “Sealed with a Kiss.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 1, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00

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.

Please note that there is a Special Exhibit running from January 25, 2008 until May 30, 2008 called, "Snakes, Rattles & Holes." Look at life through a snake's eyes at this exhibit by Purdue University. Feel a snake's skin, see how snakes slither, or help a snake get his dinner - on a video game.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: March 2, 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

Maple Sugaring Exhibit - Your entire family will enjoy this park naturalists' exhibit of showcasing the maple sugaring processes including its history, tree identification and selection, proper tapping, sap collection, sap boiling, syrup finishing and candy making.

  • Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion 11, 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 295-2055
  • Date: March 2, 2008
  • Admission: Free

Treasure Island - A Musical Adventure : Join the Fulton Theatre for the world premiere of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure. Witness all the suspense, excitement and laughs as young Jim Hawkins ventures into a world of cutthroat pirates—including the infamous, blood-thirsty culinary wizard, Long John Silver—to find where the "X" marks the spot.

After years of extensive development at several theatres in Chicago and elsewhere, this is your chance to see the first full production of this all-new musical that is sure to set sail soon across the country.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: March 6, 2008 – March 22, 2008
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees 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 placement 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: March 7, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Little Richard: Live Performance - When Richard Penniman from Macon, Georgia transformed himself into the flamboyant phenomenon known as Little Richard, Rock & Roll would never be the same. A true American innovator, singer and pianist, Little Richard’s hits dominated the charts in the mid-50s. His renditions of “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Long Tall Sally” and “Tutti-Frutti,” have no equal.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 8, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.00

22nd Annual Craft Show, Sponsored by the Covered Bridge Charter Chapter: More than 90 exhibitors will be presnting local and national crafts.

Homemade baked goods, chicken corn soup, hot dogs & sauerkraut, and much more will be available.

All proceeds benefit the Covered Bridge Charter Chapter Scholarship Fund which provides educational funds for deserving local students.

  • Location: Conestoga Valley High School, Rill Gymnasium, 2110 Horseshoe Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 354-9839
  • Date: March 8, 2008
  • Time: 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $2.00 for adults; free for children 10 and under

Tracy Lawrence: Live Performance - Tracy Lawrence is known for his classic blend of Honky Tonk and Southern Rock. He first came on the scene in the early ‘90s, amongst the likes of Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, and Clint Black, and quickly became one of Country’s solid hit makers including top tens: “Runnin’ Behind,” “Today’s Lonely Fool,” and “Somebody Paints the Wall.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 11, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00

Multicultural Day : Celebrate and learn about diverse cultures during an afternoon filled with music, ethnic food and crafts from around the world.

  • Location: Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-293-5000
  • Date: March 12, 2008
  • Time: 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM

Jungle Jack Hanna - Former Executive Director of the Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna brings his family-friendly animal show on the road.

Through his nationally syndicated television show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and hundreds of appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and Larry King Live, animal expert Jack Hanna has become a household name.

Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 15, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $29.00

The Golden Boys - Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell are together again. Frankie Avalon’s hits include “Venus,” “De De Dinah” and “Bobby Sox to Stockings.” Bobby Rydell’s hits include “Volare,” “Wild One” and “Kissin’ Time.” Some of Fabian’s hits include “Turn Me Loose,” “Tiger” and “I’m a Man.” The three stars also pay tribute to Elvis, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 18, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00

Easter Egg Hunt & Sidewalk Sales - Your whole family will have fun at Lancaster's largest Easter egg hunt. Enjoy sidewalk sales during regular mall hours.

  • Location: Rockvale Outlets Lancaster, 35 S. Willowdale Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 293-9595
  • Date: March 21-22, 2008
  • Time:
    March 21, 2008 - Sidewalk Sales during mall hours.March 22, 2008 - Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 AM, Sidewalk Sales during mall hours
  • Admission: Free to attend

Smothers Brothers with Judy Collins - For over 45 years, Tom and Dick Smothers have been entertaining audiences with their popular singing and comedy act.

In her 40-year career, Judy Collins has performed worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 26, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00

Quilter's Heritage Celebration: A special event for quilt enthusiasts. Hundreds of beautiful and unique quilts will be on display. There will also be quilt-making demonstrations, classes and items on sale.

  • Location: Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717)299-5500
  • Date: March 27, 2008 through March 30, 2008
  • Time:
    Thursday, March 27, 2008: 9:00 Am until 5:00 PM
    Friday, March 28, 2008: 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM
    Saturday, March 29, 2008: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
    Sunday, March 30, 2008: 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $10.00 for a single day: $18.00 for multiple days

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra: Classic Concert Series - Celebrate the 60th anniversary season of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. A Sea Symphony . The Lancaster Symphony Chorus accompanied by renowned guest soloists perform Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 1, “A Sea Symphony.” This optimistic expression of visionary rapture by Ralph Vaughan Williams was inspired by Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass."

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 291-6440 ext.235
  • Date: March 28, 2008 through March 30, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, March 28, 2008: 8:00 PM followed by a reception where you can meet the musicians;
    Saturday, March 29, 2008: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, March 30, 2008: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $21 to $58

Spring Doo Wop Cavalcade - As seen on PBS, some of the greatest doo wop performers of all time - all in one remarkable lineup. Come enjoy the lush vocal harmonies of your favorite groups of the Doo Wop era, including the Del Vikings; Vito & the Salutations; The Happenings; Little Peggy March; The Tymes; Earl Lewis & the Channels; The Passions; The Quotations; The Eternals.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Saturday, March 29, 2008
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00


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

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: March 14, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Spring Bazaar - Bring your family to the Annual UZRC Spring Bazaar. Anjoy homemade crafts, hot foods and baked goods all at great prices!

All proceeds will benefit the United Zion Retirement Community.

  • Location: United Zion Retirement Community
  • Phone: Please contact Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
  • Date: March 21, 2009
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission


Improv Comedy at the Brewery: Faire actors step out of the 16th century and into the 21st for an evening of modern-day comedy.

Audiences never know what to expect, but interactive, sidesplitting entertainment is always assured. The Swashbuckler Brew Pub’ highly acclaimed food and beverages will be available at ala Carte prices.

  • Location: Swashbuckler Brew Pub located on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Rd., Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717)665-7021
  • Date: Weekends of March 7-8, 2008 and March 14-15, 2008
  • Time: Pub opens at 5:30 PM; comedy performance begin at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $20.00. Must be 21 or older.


Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Festival : Everything you ever wanted to know about woodcarving but were afraid to ask. There will be competitions, displays, sales, demonstrations, prizes and plenty of entertainment. Vendors will be on hand selling tools, carving supplies, books, and local food. There will also be a raffle to benefit the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center.

  • Location: Student Memorial Center, Millersville University, 21 S. George Street, Millersville, PA 17551
  • Phone: (717)394-2262
  • Date: March 8, 2008 and March 9, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00

New Holland

Chocolate Covered Romance Weekend: Explore the sweet side of Lancaster by day and the romance of a Bed & Breakfast by night.

Three innkeepers (Artist's Inn, Sheep Hill, and Harvest Moon) have created a chocolate tour you won't want to miss. Events include a “chocolate getting to know you evening”, great chocolate inspired breakfast, tours of local confectioners, a chocolate themed dinner on Saturday, recipes to bring home, transportation and a special gift just for the romantic couple.

All costs included (chocolate party, tastings, tours, dinner, transportation, tax, and gratuity). Lodging is extra - contact inns. All are welcome

  • Location: Harvest Moon, Artist's Inn and Sheep Hill B&Bs, 311 East Main St., New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (717) 354-0213
  • Date: February 29, 2008 through March 1, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details for the times of the events.
  • Admission: $275.00 per couple


Paris is Out: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Brand as they try to plan the perfect trip. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brand dreams of Europe and Mr. Brand dreams of Pittsburgh.

Follow the entire family as the vacation changes and everyone tries to arrive at the proper destination.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Route 30 East, Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: February 6, 2008 through April 26, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Please call for details.


44th Annual Bart Township Mud Sale : Annual sale featuring antiques, quilts, furniture, buggies, farm equipment, crafts and food.

  • Location: Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Phone: (717) 786-3348
  • Date: March 1, 2008
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM

Bart Township Building Materials Mud Sale : Annual Mud Sale featuring building materials, such as wood and aluminum siding, windows, doors, paneling, bath tubs, wash bowls, and lumber.

  • Location: Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Phone: (717) 786-3348
  • Date: March 15, 2008
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM


Daniel and the Lions' Den - This musical drama features memorable moments such as the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to bow to the massive golden statute followed by their punishment in the furnace, along with Daniel's experience in a den of hungry lions.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: February 16, 2008, 2007 to May 17, 2008
  • Time: There is a show every day except on Mondays. Please telephone for show times.
  • Admission:
    Weekday (Tues-Thurs: adults-$47.00; teens-$28.00, children-$16.00Weekend (Fri-Sat): adults-$54.00, teens-$28.00, children-$16.00

Reading Railroad Days - Observe the 327th birthday of the Commonwealth, amid Pennsylvania made and operated historic rolling stock at the Keystone State’s official railroad museum.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: March 9, 2008
  • Time: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Easter Bunny Train - Your whole family will enjoy a ride through beautiful farmland with Peter Cottontail as your Conductor. Peter will delight boys and girls with an Easter surprise as he greets them on board this special train. The countryside is especially beautiful during the springtime.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: March 21, 2008 through March 23, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, March 21, 2008: Noon-2:00 PM;
    Saturday, March 22, 2008: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM;
    Sunday, March 22, 2008: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $15.00 a person, ages 12 and up; $9.00 for Children between the ages of 3 and 11; $3.00 for toddlers under 3 years of age.

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

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