Lancaster County Events -
October, 2009


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

OKTOBERFEST - Celebrate German traditions right here in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in the colorful Gemutlichkeit Bier Garden at the Stoudt Brewing Co.

This is a fun-filled family event held the last weekend of September and every Sunday in October. There will be plenty of live German music and authentic German food.

Try the apple and beer sausage with slow roasted sauerkraut, Stoudt's award-winning microbrews, and the famous Pig Roast. Fresh baked hand rolled soft pretzels are a favorite treat for any age.

Wine and liquor also available.

Despite the beer and alcohol theme, this is a family-friendly celebration.

  • Location: Stoudt Brewing Co.'s Gemutlichkeit Bier Garden, 2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717)484-4386 (x204)
  • Date: Every Sunday in October: October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
  • Time: 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Admission: General admission tickets $8.00 - Children under 11 are free.
    Special Value Packages:
    Admission and 3 beverage tickets is $17.00. This a $21.00 value.
    Admission, 3 beverage tickets, & a souvenir glass is $22.00 which is a $30 value.
    Admission, 3 beverage tickets, a souvenir glass & a platter is $30.00 which is a $40 value.



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 bands, Borncross Eyed (on October 16, 2009), Octavia Blues Band (the afternoon of October 17, 2009) and The Youngers ( the evening of October 17, 2009).

  • Location: Stoudt's Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub, 2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717)484-4386
  • Date: October 16, 2009 and October 17, 2009
  • Time: October 16, 2009: One session: 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM October 17, 2009: Two sessions: Noon to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: $30 per session



Christiana

Opal's Million Dollar Duck - Searching for costumes for their next production, Desmond and Queenie stop by Opal's Antique Jungue Shop. While rooting through Opal's treasures they spot an oil painting- a still life of a dead mallard duck and an apple.

Recalling the morning paper, an article about a painting which has disappeared from the local art museum, they think that this may be it. Summoning up all their acting skills, the pair try to persuade Opal to sell the painting. But she is going to give it to her friend Rosie, who rejects the painting because it reminds her of her pet duck.

The plotters march off triumphantly with their prize, unaware that a later edition of the paper says the painting has been found and what Desmond and Queenie have found was a copy thrown out with the garbage.

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (717) 610-593-7013 (
  • Date: April 11, 2009 through October 3, 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



Amish Family Christmas - Returning for its third season! Introducing a new song, "Precious Angels" in memory of the vicitms of the Nickel Mines Amish School. Rachel and Jacob are expecting their first child near Christmas and many changes have occurred in the family. What new surprises are in store for the King family? What heartache have Amos and Sadie been hiding?.

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (717) 610-593-7013 (
  • Date: October 20, 2009 through December 23, 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



Columbia

21st Annual Bridge Bust - 300 vendors of crafts, antiques, art and food will display their wares along the one mile long Veterans Memorial Bridge linking Columbia and Wrightsville from Lancaster and York Counties. The bridge will be closed to ordinary traffic during this unique event.

  • Location: Rt. 462, Veterans Memorial Bridge between Lancaster/York Counties / 445 Linden St, Columbia, PA 175122
  • Phone: (717) 684-5249
  • Date: October 3, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $2.00
    Children, ages 13 and under: Free



Ephrata

Apple Dumpling Day - Enjoy a tasty treat: a warm apple with cinnamon and sugar wrapped in a flaky crust. Funds raised at this event help purchase original Ephrata Cloister artifacts.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: October 9, 2009 and October 10, 2009
  • Time: Begins at 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM



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: October 16, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • 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: October 23, 2009
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for Admission charge





Lancaster City

BROADWAY’S BEST : The Music - Join the American Music Theatre and travel the Great White Way from the classic standards of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin to the blockbusters of today like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Jersey Boys.

You’ll revisit all of your favorites and as well as experience something new.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: August 21, 2009 through October 9, 2009
  • Time:
    Thursday, October 1st: 7:30 PM show
    There will be no shows from October 2nd through October 5th.Tuesday, October 6th: 3:00 PM show
    Wednesday, October 7th: 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM shows
    Thursday, October 8th: 7:30 PM show
    Friday, October 9, 2009: 7:30 PM show:
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50



Smoke on the Mountain - It's Saturday night and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an uplifting evening of singin', clappin', and hilarious stories, with old gospel tunes like Church in the Wildwood, Rock of Ages, Whispering Hope and I'll Fly Away.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: September 17, 2009 through November 7, 2009
  • Time:
    October's Show Schedule:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 7:30 PM
    Sunday, October 4th, 11th, and 18th: 7:00 PM
    Sunday, October 25th: 1:15 PM
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $46.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Ages 12 and under: $18.00
    Note: Dinners - Cocktails/Salad Bar/Buffet - begin
    approximately 90 minutes before the show
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Ages 12 and under: $16.00



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: October 2, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Fall ArtWalk 2009 - Love the Arts? Lancaster City is home to over 90 top-notch art-related destinations and organizations. From fine art galleries & studios, art & cultural museums, and artisans, to performing art centers, antique art galleries, and arts educational institutions.

Fall ArtWalk presents a fusion of the arts with music in the galleries, dance in the streets, artists and artisans in their studios, interactive installations, and "Art on a Plate" - participating area restaurants will create special culinary offerings just for the event. There will be over 70 participating venues

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-2787
  • Date: October 17, 2009 and October 18, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free





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



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: October 9, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Artisans' Porchwalk - Sponsored By Moravian Manor, private porches and lawns throughout downtown Lititz will offer displays of fine art and crafts which will be available for purchase. There will also be an Chinese auction specializing in authentic Chinese crafts and artwork which will be held at the the Manor’s café and which will be open to the public..

  • Location: Throughout downtown Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-0214
  • Date: October 9, 2009 and October 10, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, October 9, 2009: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Saturday, October 10, 2009: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



The 8th Annual Lititz Chocolate Walk - "Trick or Treat for grownups” is often how the Lititz Chocolate Walk has been described by visitors. During this one-of-a-kind experience, you can sample decadent delights prepared by local candy makers and pastry chefs.

Over 20 chocolate tasting locations will be set up throughout downtown offering you chocolate treats as you stroll along enjoying the beauty and shops of downtown Lititz. There will also be live musical entertainment, a Chocolate Poetry Contest, and a Dark Chocolate Taste Test.

  • Location: Throughout Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-8141
  • Date: October 10, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Chocolate Walkers need to purchase an official Chocolate Walk button and punch card which enables the wearer to receive a free sample at each of the two dozen stops along the route. Buttons go on sale on July 1, 2009 at participating locations for the advance sale price of $15.00. Beginning October 1, 2009, the cost will increase to $20.00 per button. Button sales are limited to 2000. Patrons are encouraged to purchase their buttons in advance since they sell out quickly. ALL proceeds are donated to the Schreiber Pediatric Center, the Lititz Public Library, and Lititz Kiwanis children's programs.



Lititz Lions Halloween Parade - Annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Lititz Lions Club.

  • Location: Downtown Littiz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-4295
  • Date: October 26, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to Attend



Manheim

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire- Welcome to the 28th season of the Renaissance Faire. Celebrate the traditions of music, arts and literature from 16th century England with hundreds of costumed merriemakers, Renaissance merchants, period foods, ales from a microbrewery, music, dance and over 80 stage shows including remarkably lifelike battles of lance and shield by the Faire's jousting troupe.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-7021
  • Date: Beginning the weekend of August 8, 2009 through the weekend of October 25, 2008. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $29.95
    Children, ages 5 to 11: $9.95



Cruisin' the Square - Classic Car Show - This regional favorite draws some incredible cars and motorcycles to view on the town's historic square. You will enjoy a memorable day full of music, food and cars. There are also plenty of children activities to keep the kids busy while you marvel at the awesome vehicles on display. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

  • Location: Market Square, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-1762
  • Date: October 17, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Poe Evermore - Edgar Allan himself, along with bizarre characters from his tales of mayhem, fill the Mansion hallways.

You are sure to enjoy an evening of spine tingling tales of mystery in an unmistakable atmosphere of Gothic drama.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone:(717)665-7021
  • Date: October 30, 2009 through November 14, 2009
  • Monday through Thursday: 7:00 PM
    Fridays: 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM
    Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM;
  • Admission: $19.95 for weekend adult admission; $17.95 for weekday adult admission. No child price available.


Paradise

Uncle Chick's Last Wish - Uncle Chick was the uncle everyone loved: the practical joker and the happy-go-lucky life of every party. Even when he passed on, he wanted the last laugh.

So the nicest man in the world's last request was to have his ashes scattered on his favorite beach. His sweet wife, her niece and the niece's daughter face this very humorous dilemma posed by Uncle Chick's last wish when they find out Uncle Chick's favorite beach was a nude beach. And the only way they can get on the beach is to well, you know.

You won't want to miss this fresh new comedy.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, 3065 Lincoln Hwy E (Route 30 East), Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: August 11, 2009 through October 31, 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 and Evening shows For the Matinee, there will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. For the Evening show, dinner will be 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: On October 3rd and October 17th, there will be Matinee and Evening shows. For the Matinee, there will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. For the Evening show, dinner will be held at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show. On October 10th, October 24th and October 31st, there will be an Evening show only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Sundays: There will be single Twilight show on October 11th and 25th. 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


Strasburg

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)



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:October Schedule:
    Mondays:
    October 5, 2009: There will be no show.
    October 12, 2009: There will be a show at 1:00 PM and one at 4:15 PM.
    Tuesdays: There will be a 1:00 PM show only;
    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. On October 17, 2009, there will be no 7:30 PM show. There will only be a 1:00 PM and 4:15 PM show
    Sundays: There are no Sunday shows
  • 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



Model Railroading Days - For fans of model railroad building, this event is for you. During the weekend you will be able to attend a great variety of exciting railroad model building workshops and activities. You will enjoy witnessing firsthand the complex operating layouts as well as demonstrations of the latest products at both the Railroad Museum and National Toy Train Museum.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-8628
  • Date: October 9, 2009 to October 11, 2009
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission fee.
    Adults, ages 12 to 64: $10
    Seniors, ages 65 and up: $9.00
    Youths, ages 3 to 11: $8.00
    Young Children, ages 2 and under: Free
    Note: A super value combination ticket for admission to both the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the National Toy Train Museum during Model Railroading Days may be purchased in advance or at the door. The super value combination ticket is sold per person, per day, for only $10.00 for adults (ages 18 and over) and $6.00 for youths (ages 6 to 17). Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.



Garden Railway Tour -Take an enjoyable self-guided, private home tour of beautiful garden railways, operating layouts and special model train collections.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone:(717)687-8628
  • Date: October 11, 2009
  • Admission: $10 per person for ages 6 and over



Voices of Christmas - This uplifting, heart warming holiday showcase will highlight the many "voices" that proclaim the Savior's birth, and the powerful impact the message of Christmas has had on countless generations throughout history.

This joyful celebration of Christmas is alive with all your favorite Carols, toe-tapping dances, live instruments, endearing animals, rich colorful costumes, and thought-provoking stories that center around Christmas themes, past and present.

A wonderful holiday destination for friends and family, Voices of Christmas is an exhilarating and inspirational journey through the many treasured traditions that have made Christmas "the most wonderful time of the year"!.

  • 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: October 30, 2009 through January 2, 2010
  • Time:October Schedule:
    Friday, October 30, 2009: There will be a 2:00 PM and a 4:30 PM show
    Saturday, October 31. 2009: There will be a 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM and a 4:30 PM show
  • Admission:
    Adults: $29.00;
    Teens: $16.00;
    Children: $12.00








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