May Events

Here is a listing and description of some of the special April events taking place throughout Lancaster County:


Adamstown Community Days- Your whole family will love the 5th Annual Adamstown Community celebration. There will be plenty of live music, food, fun and free entertainment. The weekend festivities will conclude with a fireworks display Sunday night at 10:00 PM.

  • Location: Adamstown Community Grove, 3 miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Exit 286, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: 717-484-2262
  • Date: May 25, 2007, May 26, 2007, and May 17, 2007
  • Time: 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission and Free Parking



Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous & Shoot - Take a step back in time and see what life was like between 1740 and 1840. Stroll through an 18th Century living history encampment and watch participants competing in shooting matches, Highland games, tomahawk throwing, cooking over an open fire, and much more. All lodges, clothes, tools, and trade goods reflect what was commonly available during the time period. So, come and enjoy a taste of life in a simpler time.

  • Location: Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Road East, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: 717-533-3652
  • Date: May 2 to May 6, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Admission will be free from Wednesday, May 2, 2007 to Friday, May 5, 2007. A fee of $3.00 for each adult 17 years and older will be charged on Saturday, May 6, 2007, only.



24th Annual Rhubarb Festival- Surround yourself in music, food, games, and fun for the entire family. Indulge in a menue 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 18 to May 19, 2007
  • Time: Friday, May 18, 2007: From 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM; Saturday, May 19, 2007: From 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Lancaster City

Community Days at Buchanan Park - Join the community festival at Buchanan Park. There will be carnival rides, games, music, food, and all-around fun for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Location: Buchanan Park, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 392-4683
  • Date: May 2 to May 5, 2007
  • Time: Wednesday, May 2, 2007: From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Thursday, May 3, 2007: From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Friday, May 4, 2007: From 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Saturday, May 5, 2007: From Noon to 11:00 PM

10th Annual Artistry in Motion, Vintage Grand Tour & Show - Join Lancaster Musuem of Art in celebrating their 10th year of celebrating artistry in motion by honoring the Porche. The beautiful grounds of Bridge Acres Stables will be your backdrop as you sip champagne, listen to jazz, and stroll among classic motor vehicles.

  • Location: The tour consists of the vintage vehicles assembling at High Pavillion at Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster. From there the vehicles will tour 35 miles to their final destination at Bridge Acres Stables, 1470 Hunsicker Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 394-3497
  • Date: May 6, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at noon
  • Admission: $10 for those 5 years & up; Free for children under 5. There will also be a Gourmet luncheon prepared by the Log Cabin Restaurant. The cost is $45 per person. Reservations for the luncheon need to be made by April 28, 2007.

Herb & Garden Faire - This is one of the largest plant and garden sales on the East Coast. More than 80 vendors will tempt you with flowers, herbs, historic seeds, and garden accessories. Come and help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Landis Valley's highly regarded Heirloom Seed Project. Demonstrations range from cooking with herbs to homeopathic uses for plants.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-569-0401
  • Date: May 11 to May 12, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Lititz Spring Antique Show and Sale - Unique antique collectibles will be on display at this special event.
  • Location: Lititz Spring Park, Broad Steet, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-626-5727
  • Date: May 19, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

14th Annual Friendship Community Festival & Auction - During th the weekend there will lots of auctions including specialty auctions devoted to quilts, lawn & garden items, and collectibles. Items include handcrafted wooden toys and paintings by local artists. There will be plenty of food including a chicken barbecue on Friday, a special pancake breakfast Saturday morning and a 12-station food court offering plenty of homemade goodies. Fun family activities include a miniature horses and pygmy goats petting area, games, and hot air ball0on rides.

  • Location: The Friendship Community, 1149 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 - On Route 722 from between 501 & 272
  • Phone: 717-656-2466
  • Date: May 11 to May 12, 2007
  • Time: Friday May 11, 2007: From 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM; Saturday, May 12, 2007: From 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Historic Marietta Day - Come celebrate the town-wide anniversary of this charming and historic Lancaster County town. There will be plenty of food, arts & crafts, and family fun.
  • Location: Downtown Marietta, 80 North Waterford Avenue, Marietta, PA 17547
  • Phone: 717-426-4736
  • Date: May 19, 2007
  • Time: All Day
  • Admission: Free



Farm Baby Days - Every Saturday from May 26, 2007 to June 30, 2007, Cherry-Crest Farm invites you and your child for a hands-on visit with some of the farm's baby animals from the popular Farm Animal Center. On May 26, 2007, meet Bruno, the baby calf. Other fun activities include the Giant Hay Shoot Slide, Singing Chicken Show, and Lil' Farmers Playland. The Food Court offers fresh squeezed lemonade and their famous Kettle Korn.

  • Location: Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Phone: 717-687-6843
  • Date: May 26, 2007
  • Time: Courtyard and Barnyard Activities are from noon until 4:30 PM. "Meet the Babies" is from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
  • Admission: All-inclusive admission: $8.95 ages 3 and up


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: May 5, 2007, May 12, 2007, May 19, 2007, and May 26, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. 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.

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