Lancaster County Events -
May, 2010

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


Adamstown Community Days - Free nightly musical entertainment. There will be plenty of tasty food, games as well as a carnival in a small town atmosphere. There will even be a Spectacular fireworks display Sunday night.

  • Location: Adamstown Community Grove, E. Main St., Adamstown, PA, East Main Street, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717) 484-2262
  • Date: Friday, May 28, 2010 through Sunday, May 30,2010
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free


Community Days - Discover the activities of the Cloister during this special hands-on educational program. Stations present a variety of activities such as colonial clothing, printing, and the life of Ephrata’s earliest residents. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: May 21, 2010
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with regular admission for the Ephrata Cloister:
    Adults, ages 12 to 64: $9:00
    Senior Citizens (ages 65 and above): $8:00
    Youths, ages 3 to 11: $6.00
    Children under the age of 3 are free


Lancaster County Longrifles' 18th Century Living History Event & Black Powder Shoot: Visit an 18th century encampment. Step back in time and see blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, shooting comepetitions, archery and tomahawk throwing, participants living in canvas lodges, cooking over an open fire and much more.

  • Location: Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Road, E, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: (717) 533-3652
  • Date: April 28, 2010 through May 2, 2010
  • Time: Begins at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.00 for Adults


27th Annual Rhubarb Festival : Surround yourself in music, food, games, and fun for the entire family. Indulge in a menu of rhubarb-inspired treats, baked goods, jams, and beverages, Find out who will win the annual "Best Rhubarb Dessert in Lancaster County" baking contest. The kids will love the "Rhubarb Race Car Derby".

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: (717) 768-8261
  • Date: May 21, 2010 to May 22, 2010
  • Time:
    Friday, May 21, 2010: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Saturday, May 17, 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: May 7, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Herb & Garden Faire -Both amateur and seasoned gardeners will enjoy walking through the stands of over 65 vendors of heirloom plants - including tomatos and roses. Also on display are a variety of native plants, annuals, perennials, and art for the garden.

Fresh cut flowers, craft items and, of course, plants make this the perfect stop for Mother's Day gifts.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)569-0401
  • Date: May 7, 2010 and May 8, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $8.00 Children, ages 5 and under: Free


The Great Pennsylvania Flavor Fest - The Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest is an all-encompassing showcase of Pennsylvania's unique cuisines and the region's cultural diversity. Enjoy cooking demos each day that spotlight regional chefs, plus chef celebrities and brew masters.

Food lovers can also participate in lessons in the culinary art of pairing beer and wine with a variety of meals; workshops on an organic approach to eating; tasting and sales of the area's finest wine, beer sampling; regional foods; and much, much more.

A diverse mix of musical entertainment will create an exciting soundtrack for the weekend's activities, and exhibitors from the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will sell one-of-a-kind items that will pique the interest of even the most seasoned shopper.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) -665-7021
  • Date: May 29, 2010 to May 31, 2010
  • Time:
    Both Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

BrewFest at Mount Hope - At the Second Annual BrewFest there will be thirty to forty microbreweries from up and down the east coast. Enjoy the complimentary buffets, non stop music on two stages, cooking with beer demonstrations, keynote speakers, shopping and more. Must be 21 to attend.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate, 2775 Lebanon RoadManheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-7021
  • Date: May 15, 2010
  • Time: This festival will be comprised of two sessions:
    First session: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Second session: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Admission: $40 Advance ($45 at the gate)
    Must be 21 to attend.

Manheim Market on the Square - Celebrate spring and small town life with this community event that converts Manheim's lovely square into an open air market for bedding plants, garden treasures and features a free perennial exchange.

Live entertainment, tricycle races and chalk art all play into a fun and lovely day in Manheim.

  • Location: Market Square, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-1762
  • Date: May 15, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: 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: May 28, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Conrail Days - The Consolidated Rail Corporation arose from a federal bail out of the railroad inudstry in the 1970s to become a profitable and successful private enterprise? The equipment, history and spirit of conrail will be highlighted, in partnership with the Conrail Historical Society.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: May 21, 2010 through May 23, 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)

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