Lancaster County Events -
September, 2010

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


Antiques Capital U.S.A Fall Extravaganza - Antique lovers will rejoice at this celebration where the town fills-up with more than 3,000 dealers from across the nation. All within a 3-mile radius.

There will be plenty of outside and inside markets as well as special outdoor displays.

  • Location: Throughout Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717) 738-9010
  • Date: September 22, 2010 through September 25, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Free


Music in the Vineyards - Every Saturday evening from July 3rd through September 4th, the Nissley Winery hosts a series of open-air lawn concerts from 7:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.

Enjoy an evening under the stars as the best of region's big bands, light-rock and oldies groups perform. Bring a picnic supper, good friends as well as lawn chairs or a blanket.

  • Location: Nissley Winery, 140 Vintage Drive, Bainbridge, PA 17502
  • Phone: (717) 426-3514
  • Date: July 3, 2010 through September 4, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details


Ephrata Fair and Farm Show - The largest street fair in the State is in downtown Ephrata.

Rides, carnival games, free entertainment, and old fashion competitions, from the best pie to the cow, are on hand for 5 straight days.

Don't forget to stop by Wednesday night at 7:00 PM to see the Ephrata Fair's annual street parade but bring a chair because the sidewalks fill up fast.

  • Location: Downtown Ephrata, 19 South State Street,Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-4451
  • Date: September 20, 2010 through September 24, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Free


Tailgate Festival - Every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute to tailgating season with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes crazy events.

Your entire family will have lots of fun as the Village comes alive with a sports themed scarecrow competition, tailgating food demonstrations, pumpkin bowling, musical entertainment and more.

Plus you can enjoy a bevy of tailgating foods & entertaining tips. Dress in your favorite “team” gear.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, Route 340, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: (717) 768-8261
  • Date: September 17, 2010 and September 18, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Free

Kennett Square

Fireworks and Fountains: Gershwin Gala -Spectacular fireworks and colorful fountains light up the sky and dance to stirring music during this favorite summer pastime.

Favorite American classics come to colorful life in the Gershwin Gala, featuring the unforgettable works of George Gershwin, including selections from An American in Paris, Porgy & Bess and Rhapsody in Blue.

Enjoy an evening under the stars as the best of region's big bands, light-rock and oldies groups perform. Bring a picnic supper, good friends as well as lawn chairs or a blanket.

  • Location: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road,Kennett Square, PA 19348
  • Phone: (610) 388-5200
  • Date: September 5, 2010
  • Time: 8:15 PM
  • Admission:
    Ages 16 and up: $38
    Ages 15 and under: $22

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: September 3, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Pennsylvania German Cooking Traditions - Phyllis Pellman Good will discuss Amish foods and traditions.

A recognized expert on early Pennsylvania German foods and cooking will also speak.

  • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 393-9745
  • Date: September 27, 2010
  • Time: Begins at 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire- Welcome to the 30th 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 14, 2010 through the weekend of October 30, 2010. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Online: $24.95
    At the gate or by phone: $29.95
    Children, ages 5 to 11: $9.95

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: Every Friday night from August 27, 2010 to September 24, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults only. $20 for adults, Ages 18 and up

Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest - Journey to Germany with great foods, legal beverages, live German bands, singing, dancing, great kids entertainment, marionette shows, games, rides, crafts and vendors.

  • Location: Lancaster Liederkranz club, 722 Chiques RoadManheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 898-8451
  • Date: September 17, 2010 through September 19, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: $5.00

Mount Joy

Fourth Friday in Mount Joy - Downtown Mount Joy explodes with things to do with over 20 destinations to enjoy on Fourth Fridays, with a different theme each month. Make each Fourth Friday a night that you and your family spend time together Downtown - dining out, walking from place to place, browsing shops,and enjoying special entertainment & activities.

  • Location: Main Street Mount Joy, 15 Marietta Avenue, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Phone: (717) 653-4227
  • Date: September 24, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

New Holland

Wine Camp of Lancaster County - This 3-day adventure will take you deep into the back roads of Lancaster County and explore all facets of wine making, from growing the grapes through harvest. The $395 fee covers all tours, tastings, two dinners, two lunches and best of all, transportation.

  • Location: The Artist's Inn,311 Main St., New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (888) 824-3763
  • Date: September 12, 2010 through September 14, 2010
  • Time: Please call for event times and details
  • Admission: $395 per person


Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run - Adventurous hikers and trail runners will enjoy this 28.4 mile challenge on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge in Lancaster & York Counties.

  • Location: Lower Susquehanna Gorge, 86 Fox Hollow Road,Pequea, PA 17565
  • Phone: ((717) 238-7017
  • Date: September 11, 2010
  • Admission: The registration fee is $60 for participants registering on or before August 21, 2010. After August 21, the registration fee is $75; on-site registration is $90.


Whoopie Pie Festival - Enjoy everything whoopie. Events include whoopie pie treasure hunt, whoopie pie race, whoopie pie launch, whoopie checkers, whoopie yell off, whoopie pie eating contest, and much more.

Where else can you see the largest whoopie pie ever made as well as the most creative whoopie pie?

  • Location: Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, 240 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: (717) 687-8635
  • Date: September 18, 2010
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend


Harvest Fair - Come celebrate the harvest the Pennsylvania Dutch way. The Alexander Schaeffer Farm comes alive during the Fall Harvest Fair. Enjoy period artisans, crafts, cooking. baking. cider-pressing, field and farm dem0nstrations, traditional music and entertainment, and much more.

  • Location: Alexander Schaeffer Farm, 213 S. Carpenter St, Route 501 S., Schaefferstown, PA 17088
  • Phone: (717) 949-2244
  • Date: September 18, 2010 and September 19, 2010
  • Time:
    Saturday, September 18, 2010: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Sunday, September 19, 2010: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00


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 or (866) 468-7630
  • Date: September 11, 2010 through September 19, 2010
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: $18.00 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.

Willow Street

Snitz Fest & Heritage Day - This Pennsylvania German community celebration features costumed interpreters demonstrating colonial-era arts, crafts and farming.

The special occasion includes hands-on activities and traditional foods. This year’s free event is underwritten by Willow Street Mennonite Church.

  • Location: Hans Herr House, 1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584
  • Phone: (717) 393-9745
  • Date: September 18, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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