Lancaster County Events -
September, 2009


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

On Friday, September 25, 2009, there will be a Women's Cleevagheevin Contest held between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM; a Men's Cleevagheevin Contest will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

Despite the beer 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: September 25, 2009 through September 27, 2009
  • 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.



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



Ephrata

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 18, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Lancaster City

Rainbow Yarn: Navajo Weavings, Germantown Yarns and the Pennsylvania Connection - The Heritage Center of Lancaster County is pleased to announce a Navajo weaving exhibition at the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum.

This exciting exhibition, guest curated by nationally recognized scholar and dealer Brant Mackley, will focus on the history and influence of the wool yarn produced in the Germantown section of Philadelphia upon Navajo weavings. Featuring more than 40 weavings and a host of other objects including comparative materials, the exhibition will chronicle how these brilliantly- colored, tightly-bound Germantown yarns were introduced by traders to Navajo weavers in the American southwest. A color catalog of the exhibition, authored by several scholars, will be available.

  • Location: Lancaster Quilt &Textile Museum, 37 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 299-6440
  • Date: March 27, 2009 through December 31, 2009
  • Time:
    Mondays through Saturdays: 9:00 Am until 5:00 PM
    First Friday of Each Month: 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
    Note: Hours may vary during holiday periods. So, please call for details if you are planning to visit during a holiday.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $6.00
    Students with valid I.D.: $4.00
    Children ages 17 and under: Free
    Everyone, on First Fridays: Free





The Wedding Singer - Go back to 1985 when rock star wannabe Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiance' leaves him at the altar and he vows to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.

With an '80s style score, a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: June 30, 2009 through September 12, 2009
  • Time:
    September's Schedule:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays:
    September 3rd: There will be a 7:30 PM show only;
    September 10th: There will be a show at 1:15 PM and a show at 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays:
    September 5th: There will be a 7:30 PM show only;
    September 12th: There will be a show at 1:15 PM and a show at 7:30 PM
    Sundays:
    September 6th: There will be a matinee show at 1:15 PM only
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $49.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Agegs 12 and under: $18.00
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Agegs 12 and under: $16.00



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:
    Tuesdays: 3:00 PM
    Wednesdays: 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays:
    September 11th and 25th: 7:30 PM
    September 4th and 18th: There will be no shows
    Saturdays:
    September 5th and 12th: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM September 12th and 19th: There will be no shows
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50



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 4, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Wheels...Wheels...Wheels - This Classic Car and Cycle Show along the streets of downtown Lancaster will include a large display of antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, motorcycles, food, memorabilia vendors, and music.

  • Location: 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: September 13, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Registration fee for car/cycle owners.
    Free admission for the public.



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:
    September's 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
    Sundays: 1:15 PM
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $46.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Ages 12 and under: $18.00
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Ages 12 and under: $16.00



22nd Fall Lancaster/Reading Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale - Select dealers from several East Coast states present an impressive variety of minatures and collectibles. Even if you are not a collector you will marvel at the delicate and subtle craftsmanship employed in this fine art.

Please note that these miniatures are adult collectibles and not toys. They are not intended for handling by children under 13.

  • Location: Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)689-4825
  • Date: September 20, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $5.00
    Children ages 12 and under: $2.00





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



Fall Antique Show and Sale: Annual provides a great opportunity to purchase some local treasures. Even if you don't buy anything, it is a lot of fun to browse through what's on display.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park
  • Phone: (717) (717) 626-5727
  • Date: September 5, 2009
  • Time:
    9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend



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 11, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Annual Tour of Homes - Sponsored by the Lititz Woman’s Club, guests tour beautifully decorated homes, outfitted for the holidays by some of the area’s finest local interior designers and by the homeowners themselves.

  • Location: Please call for Location
  • Phone: Tina Reedy - (717) 625-3370
  • Date: September 12, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for Admission Fees



Pretzel Twist 5 Mile Run Sponsored by the Lititz RecCenter. There will be a 5k walk and a kids’ Fun Run.

  • Location: Please call for details
  • Phone: (717) 626-5098
  • Date: September 12, 2009
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Admission: Please call for details



Annual UZRC Street Fair - A night of fun and games will be had at this special sponsored by the Zion Retirement Community.

  • Location: Wolf Sanctuary, 465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.
  • Phone: Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
  • Date: September 24, 2009
  • Time: Begins at 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details





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



Heart of Lancaster Art & Craft Show - 22nd Annual Art and Craft Show. Held rain or shine at Roots Market in Manheim, PA. There will be plenty of local food and music for your family to enjoy.

  • Location: Roots Market, Off Rt 72 at Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717)898-6297
  • Date: September 5, 2009
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission. Free Parking.



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 only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. On September 24, 2009, there will also be an Evening show. The 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: Evening only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show. On September 12, 2009, there will also be a Matinee show. The dinner will be held at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
    Sundays: There will be single Twilight show on September 20th. 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

Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God. They didn't always understand God's plan, but they came to understand that He does always keep his promises - in His time.

Desperately wanting a child, Abraham and Sarah are thrilled when God promises to bless them with one. But years go by. Decades. Their faith becomes tinged with bitterness, their trust overshadowed by willfulness. In His love, God helps them through the problems they create, shows mercy to the innocent Hagar and her son Ishmael, and - when Abraham is 100 years old - fulfills His promise. Their belief restored, the couple weathers an even more brutal test when God instructs Abraham to sacrifice their treasured son.

Follow Abraham up the mountain to carry out his unimaginable duty. Experience God's insistence on complete devotion, and the rewards He extends to those who give it. Accompany Abraham and Sarah on their incredible journey, and learn anew the overwhelming power of faith.

  • 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: April 11, 2009 through September 19, 2009
  • Time:September Schedule:
    Tuesdays: There will be a 12:30 PM show on September 1st and September 15th. There will be no show on Tuesday, September 7th.
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM and one at 3:45 PM.
    Fridays: There will be a show at 3:45 PM and 7:00 PM.
    Saturdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM, one at 3:45 PM, and, one at 7:00 PM.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00



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 Octobet 17, 2009
  • Time:Sepember Schedule:
    Tuesdays:
    September 1st and 15th: There will be a 1:00 PM show;
    September 8th: There will be no show;
    September 22nd and 29th: There will be a show at 4:15 PM.
    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. On Friday, September 11th, there will also be a 1:00 PM show.
    Saturdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, one at 4:15 PM, and, one at 7:30 PM.
  • 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








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