Lancaster County Events -
September 2008

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





Adamstown

Antiques Extravaganva - Over 5,000 antique dealers will showcase their antiques for sale. Over the years, top antique collectors from all over the world, as well as amateur collectors, have succumbed to the charms of Adamstown, which has become the premier year-round antiques destination in the Northeast.

  • Location: Downtown Adamstown
  • Phone: (717) 738-9010
  • Date: September 27, 2008 through September 30, 2008
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free to attend




Ephrata

Ephrata Cloister 1900 -The 20th-century began with a memory of Victorian life and an eye set on the industrialization of a new age. New interest in the Cloister attracted artists, authors, tourists with cars and cameras.

Relive the period from the 1880s through the 1920s as the day comes alive with antique cars, a baseball game, and tours of the upper levels of the Sisters’ House fitted with images of the displays that cone filled the empty rooms.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: September 14, 2008
  • Time: Noon until 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission charge information


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: September 19, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free




Intercourse

7 Sweets & Sours Festival - A fun celebration of food, music and dance that pays tribute to Lancaster County's Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and the joy of eating. Sample some beet grog or beet and pineapple contusion; go deep in the apple bob; picnic under a large tent; and, square dance in the Village square.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: (717)768-8261
  • Date: September 19, 2008 to September 20, 2008
  • Time: Throughout the day
  • Admission: Free




Lancaster City

The British Invasion: Relive the biggest movement in pop music history with tributes to bands like The Beatles, Stones and Kinks. Come experience the British Invasion and enjoy the music that reintroduced America to the blues and shaped a generation. There has been nothing like it before or since.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Every Friday and Saturday from May 2, 2008 through October 11, 2007.
  • Time:
    Friday Shows: 7:30 PM
    Saturday Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for ticket prices.


Classic Crooners: This show celebrates all the iconic crooners like Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney. It will recreate the infamous evenings with The Rat Pack when Frank, Dean and Sammy owned Las Vegas. Relax and remember the smooth sounds, the larger than life entertainers, the Classic Crooners.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Every Tuesday through Thursday from May 6, 2008 through October 12, 2007.
  • Time:
    Tuesday Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Wednesday Shows: 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
    Thursday Show: 3:00 PM
    There is also an occasional Sunday show at 3:00 PM. Please call for dates.
  • Admission: Please call for ticket prices.


The Sound of Music : Revisit this timeless family classic which touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the stage.

Maria always wanted to be a nun since she was a little girl, but she's always getting into trouble. When Mother Abbess sends her to be a governess for the seven rowdy children of Captain Von Trapp, Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love. As she teaches the children to sing and play, she brings love back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family… including the Captain.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: July 24, 2008 through September 13, 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.


30th Annual Long's Park Art & Craft Festival - Recognized as one of American's top fine art and contemporary craft shows, this annual Labor Day weekend event features 200 exhibitors from across the country. Exquisite jewelry, magnificent paintings, trend-setting apparel and leather, beautiful ceramics and mixed media creations, stunning sculptures and much more will be on display. In addition there will be plenty of live music and gourmet cuisine all weekend long.

  • Location: Long's Park, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-295-7054
  • Date: August 30, 2008 Through September 1, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, August 30, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Saturday, August 31, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, September 1, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Monday, September 2, 2008: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Advance tickets are $8 for a one day pass or $10 for a multi-day pass.

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: September 5, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


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.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: September 7, 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


44th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet : 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 our Live Animal Room.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: September 7, 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


Wonderful Town : Experience the rush of your first visit to New York City all over again. This entertaining tale of two sisters, Ruth, a would be writer and Eileen, a dewy-eyed bombshell. They’re fresh off the bus from Ohio, ready to follow their dreams, fall in love and live happily ever after in New York City.

With a dazzling score by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), the show is full of misadventures and happy endings. This Wonderful Town makes for a wonderful time.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: September 18, 2008 – November 1, 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.


Crystal Gayle, Roy Clark and Ray Price: Crystal Gayle, the younger sister of country star Loretta Lynn, is known for the the smooth country pop sound that was often a recipe for crossover success in the 1970’s. Her biggest hit is “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.”

Popular country singer/musician, Roy Clark delights audiences with not only his vocal talents but with his accomplishments on the guitar, banjo and mandolin. He is also well known for his TV appearances on Hee Haw for 24 years. Several of his hit songs include “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” “Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow” and “If I Had It To Do All Over Again.”

Country crooner Ray Price hit super stardom during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Favorite songs include “Crazy Arms, “ “Talk to Your Heart, “ “I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me), If You Don't, Somebody Else Will” and “Release Me. ”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: September 20, 2008
  • Time:
    2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $49.00




Landisville

26th Annual Amos Herr Park Country Fair -There will lots of Arts and crafts, food, and live entertainment. Special attractions include an Antique and Classic Car Show as well as helicopter rides. In case of rain, the fair will be held on September 25, 2008.

  • Location: Amos Herr Park, 1700 Nissley Road, Landisville, PA 17538
  • Phone: (717)898-3102
  • Date: September 21, 2008
  • Time: Noon until 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission; a donation is asked for parking




Lititz

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: September 12, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Manheim

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire- Welcome to the 27th 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 9, 2008 through the weekend of October 26, 2008. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Themes:
    • Weekend of Saturday, August 31, 2008:
      Children's Fantasy Weekend: The longest weekend of the Faire is dedicated to its biggest fans, the knipperkins. Three days of special entertainment and 16th century fun is available for all ages at this 35-acre village filled with 100+ characters and merchants, 23 Royal Kitchens, scores of stage shows and more.
      Weekend of Saturday, September 6, 2008:
      Olde Worlde Fest: This weekend, celebrate the Olde Worlde as the Shire presents Her Majesty with tastes and entertainments of fantastic and far way lands.
      Weekend of Saturday, September 13, 2008:
      Music, Dance & Make-A-Wish Weekend: Queen Elizabeth's visit to the Shire inspires peasants and princes alike to celebrate 16th century culture. Kick up your heals, sing out strong and join Her Majesty, and media members, in raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Lend your cheers and support as local media teams compete in the Annual Media Olympics.
      Weekend of Saturday, September 20, 2008:
      A Scottish Fling Weekend: Celebrate Celtic pride this weekend at this 35-acre village. Enjoy bagpipe bands, Highland game competitions, Scottish wares and food, music, sheepherding and entertainment everyone will enjoy
      Weekend of Saturday, September 27, 2008:
      Oktoberfest Weekend: Pennsylvania Dutch goes Deutsch with a toast to micro-brewed ales from the Faire's very own Swashbuckler Pub. Also, enjoy authentic German food and dance, while exploring the 35-acre village featuring hundreds of characters and merchants, 23 Royal Kitchens, scores of stage shows and more.

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Admission at the Gate: $28.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $9.95 for Children, Ages 5-11, Free for Young Children, Ages 4 and under. Discount tickets bought online in advance are recommended. Parking is free.


Friday Knights at the Improv Every Friday night until October 31, 2008, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire actors step out of their 16th century roles to provide improvised, modern day comic relief. Audiences never know what to expect.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: 717-665-7021
  • Date: September 5, 2008, September 12, 2008, September 19, 2008, September 26, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults only. $20 for adults, Ages 18 and up




Paradise

Barefoot In The Park : Whether or not you have seen it before, you and your family will love Neil Simon's story of newlyweds Corrie and Paul, as they begin their marriage and start to walk the twisty road to love and life. If you've never seen it, you must; if you have, it's time to climb up five flights and visit their tiny apartment again.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Route 30 East, Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: August 12, 2008 through November 1, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Please call for details.


44th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet : Come and admire over 1,000 vintage Studebaker automobiles built during the 20th Century. Over 5,000 plus Studebaker enthusiasts are expected to attend.

  • Location: The Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East(Route 30) Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 687-6325
  • Date: September 14, 2008 through September 20, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: No admission charge




Ronks

The Amazing Maize Maze - As seen in Sports Illustrated for Kids, the Amazing Maize Maze is high on the list of "25 Cool Things To Do This Summer". Your kids will love trying to find their way out of a giant maze carved into a 5-acre corn field. The walls of the paths are made of giant corn stalks about 10 feet high. In addition to the maze, admission entitles you to all the regular farm activities such as hayrides, wagon rides, a hay chute giant slide, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, a bee hive observatory, plenty of games and much more. There is also a picnic area and lots of great fresh food.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: (717)687-6843
  • Date: July 5, 2008 Through November 1, 2008
  • Admission: $13.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $10.95 for Children, ages 3-11; Free for Young Children, ages 2 and under 2


Whoopie Pie Festival - Your whole family will enjoy this celebration to the whoopie pie, a unique Lancaster County treat. The fun activities include a whoopie pie treasure hunt; a whoopie pie relay race; an amateur whoopie pie eating contest; king & queen whoopie coronation; and creative whoopie pie making contest. Plus, live entertainment, pony and hay rides, antique car cruise, face painting and more.

  • Location: Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, 240 Hartman Bridge Road, Route 896, Strasburg, beside Millennium Theatre, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 1-800-827-8635
  • Date: September 20, 2008; Rain date is September 21, 2008
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free. You can also register for the Big Whoop Whoopie Pie Package which includes a ticket for one hot meal, and a homemade whoopie pie as well as a full day of fun. The adult meal includes Hershey Farm’s Famous Fried Chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, drink, and a delicious homemade whoopie pie. The kids meal includes hot dog, roll, mashed potatoes, drink, and a delicious homemade whoopie pie. Registration for the meal is $7 for Adults; $5 for kids

Harvest Roundup Festival - Celebrate the end of the season and Lancaster County's harvest. Special events for kids include Scarecrow-making, face-painting, pony rides, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin slinging. And, of course, there will be plenty of food.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-6843
  • Date: Every Saturday from September 20, 2008 until November 2, 2008
  • Time: Noon to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $13.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $10.95 for Children, ages 3-11; Free for Young Children, ages 2 and under 2

3rd Annual Potato Festival - You and your family will enjoy this fun festival devoted to the potato. Special activities include potato eating contests, potato sack races, potato crafts, and tons of potato foods. There will also be two afternoon shows performed by Phredd, a fun kids performer who will have kids of all ages on their feet and singing along. All guests of the festival receive one free baked potato as a special thank you for attending the 2nd Annual Potato Festival.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: (717)-687-6843
  • Date: September 28, 2008.
  • Admission: $13.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $10.95 for Children, ages 3-11; Free for Young Children, ages 2 and under 2




Strasburg

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


Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: September 6, 2008, September 13, 2008, September 20, 2008, and September 27, 2008
  • Time: September 6, 2008 & September 27, 2008: 6:00 PM and September 13, 2008 and September 20, 2008: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.

Strasburg Heritage Day Antique and Craft Fair - Strasburg Heritage Day, now in its 36th year, features an outdoor antique and craft fair with up to 100 exhibit spaces in an open park setting. There will be plenty of food, music and a hand made quilt raffle. The Strasburg Museum will also be open.

  • Location: Playground Park, Funk and Fulton Streets, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-3534
  • Date: September 13, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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
  • Date: September 13, 2008 through September 21, 2008
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $18 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.





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