September Events

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

 

Ephrata

25th Anniversary Weekend - Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata store is hosting a special celebration in honor of 25th anniversary of marketing find handicrafts.

  • Location: Ten Thousand Villages Store, Restaurant & Oriental Rugs, 240 North Reading Road, Route 272 North, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717-721-8400
  • Date: September 21, 2007 to September 22,2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free

 

Gap

Harvest Festival Weekend - The 2007 Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival features a weekend full of music, wine and festivities. Starting at 6:30 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2007, there will be a concert of dance and motown music performed by Big Package. There will be another concert beginning at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The Sunday concert will be by Ragtime Willi who will perform funky folk music.

  • Location: Twin Brook Winery, 5697 Strasburg Road, Gap, PA 17527
  • Phone: 717-442-4915
  • Date: September 29, 2007 to September 30,2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Concert admission for Saturday and Sunday: $10 adults; $4 for children ages 5 to 12.

 

Holtwood

31st Eastern Primitive Rendezvous - A recreation of the origional rendezous from the 18th and 19th century. Experience what daily life was like between 1740 and 1840. Participants can compete in marksmenship, archery, and traditional Scottish Highland games as well as in cooking and baking contests. There will be skilled artists on hand demonstrating spinning, weaving, gun building, tanning, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, and sewing clothing of the period. There will also be demonstrations of the decorative Indian arts of porcupine quillwork and beadwork. Furthermore, there will also be featured spontaneous, impromptu musical performances on various instruments of the past such as Appalachian and hammered dulcimers, guitars, banjos, fiddles, bagpipes, fifes and concertinas to name a few. Musicians will play songs of the sea, of the prairie, and of the mountains; and, of Celtic, European and American origins. There will be plenty of games that will teach children how fun history can be.

  • Location: Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Rd., Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: 717-284-2538
  • Date: September 21, 2007 to September 22,2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Senior Adults, Age 55 and over; Free for Students with a valid ID

 

Intercourse

Chow Chow Celebration Sponsored by Kitchen Kettle Village, some of the finest varieties of Chow Chow in Lancaster County will be on display for you to sample.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: 717-768-8261
  • Date: September 8, 2007
  • Time: Most of the day
  • Admission: Free

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 21, 2007 and September 22, 2007
  • Time: Most of the day
  • Admission: Free

 

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, 2007.

  • Location: Amos Herr Park, 1700 Nissley Road, Landisville, PA 17538
  • Phone: 717-898-3102
  • Date: September 16, 2007
  • Time: Noon until to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission; a donation is asked for parking


Lancaster City

29th 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 31, 2007 Through September 3, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

22nd Annual Hospice of Lancaster County Labor Day Auction - This popular benefit auction attracts approximately 8,000-10,000 people each year. You will find thousands of handcrafted items including quilts, furniture, artwork and some of the best Pennsylvania Dutch food prepared fresh on-site by Lancaster County Amish chefs.

  • Location: Lampeter Fairgrounds, Route 741 and Lampeter Road, Lancaster, PA 17584
  • Phone: 717-295-3900
  • Date: September 1, 2007 Through September 3, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend

Hometown Day - Live music and special dining outside Central Market. Downtown stores will offer special sidewalk sales and there will be a country auction at Penn Square. Trolley service will be free for the day.

  • Location: Downtown, Lancaster, PA 17608-1599
  • Phone: 717-397-0336
  • Date: September 1, 2007 Through September 3, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 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: Downtown, Lancaster, PA 17608-1599
  • Phone: 717-291-4758
  • Date: September 1, 2007 Through September 3, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

2007 Latinofest - This annual celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Rico includes Latino art, music, and cuisine; arts & crafts; a presentation of the 50th Anniversary of "West Side Story at the Fulton Theatre; the 28th Annual Puerto Rican Parade; a dance party and much more.

  • Location: 150-152 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-397-8597
  • Date: September 21, 2007 Through September 23, 2007
  • Time: On September 21, 2007, there will events from 5:00 PM until 1:00 AM; on September 22, 2007, there will be events from noon until 1:00 AM; on September 23, 2007, there will be events from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Admission: With the exception of some of the special activities such as the dance party and the presentation of "West Side Story," most of the weekend events will be free.


Lititz

Teddy Bear Day in the Park - Your kids will love the annual Teddy Bear Day Parade. There will be plenty of games, food, and fun for the entire family.
  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-627-1934
  • Date: September 8,2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Lovin' Lititz Every Second - Enjoy an evening featuring art, history, shopping, fellowship and music throughout Lititz. Discover this historic town known for chocolate, historical buildings and great art. Musicians will perform, artists will exhibit works along the sidewalks and merchants will open their doors to visitors.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717-626-1919
  • Date: September 14, 2007
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 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 11, 2007 and August 12, 2007 Through the weekend of October 27, 2007 and October 28, 2007. Every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day Monday
  • Themes:
    • Weekend of Saturday, September 1, 2007:
      Children's Fantasy Weekend
      Weekend of Saturday, September 8, 2007:
      An Irish Gathering Weekend
      Weekend of Saturday, September 15, 2007:
      A Scotish Fling Weekend
      Weekend of Saturday, September 22, 2007:
      Music & Dance Weekend
      Weekend of Saturday, September 29, 2007:
      Oktoberfest Weekend
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Admission at the Gate: $27.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $9.95 for Children, Ages 5-11, Free for Young Children, Ages 4 and under. Tickets bought online in advance are$24.95 for Adults, ages 12 and older; $9.00 for Children, Ages 5-11. Parking is free.

Friday Knights at the Improv Every Friday night until October 28, 2007, 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 7, 2007, September 14, 2007, September 21, 2007, September 28, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults only. $20 for adults, Ages 18 and up

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 7, 2007 Through November 3, 2007
  • 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

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 22, 2007 until November 3, 2007
  • 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

2nd 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 29, 2007. In case of rain, the festival will be held on October 6, 2007
  • 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

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 1, 2007, September 8, 2007, September 15, 2007, September 22, 2007 and September 29, 2007
  • Time: September 8, 2007 & September 29, 2007: 6:00 PM and September 1, September 15, & September 22, 2007: 7:00 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.

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 8, 2007
  • 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 15, 2007 through September 23, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $16 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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