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Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Author's Luncheon, featuring NY Times Best Selling Author Christina Baker Kline


Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Friday December 4, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Price: $60 General/ $35 Student
The Junior League of Lancaster presents the 2015 Author's Luncheon at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square! Join us on Dec 4th at 11 am for a filling lunch, and listen to NY Times best-selling author Christina Baker Kline discuss Orphan Train, the 2015 One-Book, One-Community selection! Visit Event Website to Register

Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster

Best Kept Secrets Tour

  • Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster
King's Home Furnishings
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Saturday October 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Shopping

Location: Lancaster County
King's Home Furnishings is excited to be part of this Fall's BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR! Enjoy a bunch of off-the-beaten track businesses in a shopping-food-fun adventure!

Stop by King's Home Furnishings for your ticket and goodie bag (while supplies last).

Tour dates are Oct 8-24.

You'll love KIng's Home Furnishings and be pleasantly surprised by the other Best Kept Secrets you'll find tucked in the countryside. What a fun way to explore! For more info...

New Tuesday Dinner Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: Manheim PA
Every Tuesday we are Baking a Half of Chicken with a great Sauce with two sidesand a roll. Mary will choose the sauce each week and deciding the sides since Summer brings so many options.. http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Trivia Night & Flight Night

Trivia NIght

  • Trivia Night & Flight Night
Federal Taphouse
Date: Event occurs every Tuesday of every month.
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen St, Lancaster
Trivia Night & Flight Night

3 Tapmaster select flights $8 or Choose your own flight for $12 More about Federal Taphouse

Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain

Locals Love Lancaster

  • Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Thursday October 29, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 50% off
Locals love Lancaster! Here at Refreshing Mountain, local guests receive 50% off ziplines and activities during our off-peak season. Only valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in September and October for groups between 3-8 people. Must have zip code starting in 17___ and must show ID to the front office. Not valid with other offers or on holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Prime Rib Night

Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
12 oz. Prime Rib served with starch and vegetable $13.95 For more info

Amish Harvest Farmland Fun

Farmland Fun

  • Amish Harvest Farmland Fun
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday August 3, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Amish Farm and House
Price: 7.25 Adults, 5.00 Chidren (5-11), FREE (5 and under)
Come by the Amish Farm and House to explore our 15-acre farm. With over 25 points of interest around the farm, there is plenty to explore. Learn about artisanal craftsman like blacksmiths and woodcarvers. Stop by and hang out with the adorable farm animals, or stroll through the original 1855 covered bridge. Better yet, try your hand at the Amish Harvest Corn Maze -- finish the scavenger hunt in the maze to win a prize! Educational and full of fun activities, you won’t regret a trip to the Amish Farm and House for some farmland fun!

Add a 45-minute house tour about Amish lifestyle only $2.00 extra for adults and $1.25 extra for children (5-11), under 5 still FREE. The Amish Farm

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Foster Care/Adoption Orientation

Foster Care Orientation

  • Foster Care/Adoption Orientation
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA
Date: Event occurs the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: 1681 Crown Avenue, Suite 201 Lancaster, PA 17601
Price: REGISTRATION REQUIRED 717-399-3213
Join us for an introduction to Bethany Christian Services and explanation of SWAN "Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network". The adoption process will be discussed as well as the qualifications necessary to proceed. There will be opportunity for questions and answers.

Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Reservations are required. Please contact - 717.399.3213 For more info... Bethany Christian Services of Central PA

West Side Story

  • West Side Story
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday August 6, 2015 through Saturday September 19, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

One of the world’s greatest love stories, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tale to the streets of New York City in the 1950’s. Caught between two street gangs, an American Jets member named Tony falls for the sister of the Puerto Rican Shark’s leader. Tony and Maria’s love is threatened as their idealism gets caught in a world of hate, violence and prejudice, no matter how much they try to bridge the gap of their two worlds. Click for show and ticket information!

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Bariatric Support Group

  • Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers
Date: Event occurs the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center - 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz
Price: Free
Weight loss surgery is only the first step. Lifestyle changes are the next step in reaching your weight loss goals. To help you accomplish your weight loss goals, BMI of Lancaster offers ongoing support.

Support groups meet in the Multi Purpose Room of Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Click here to register. Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers

Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015

Sept Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Wednesday September 30, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Chocolate Root Beer https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Falling Prices to Celebrate Fall at Refreshing Mountain

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 25% off
Ahhh, Fall! Changing leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice everything! We here at Refreshing Mountain love fall,and the views are spectacular on our ziplines, we are giving 25% off ziplines and activities! Valid Monday-Friday for groups of 3-8 people. Not valid with other offers; excludes holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Soil and Nature - Transforming Communities through Business Breakfast Series

Assets Lancaster
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Category: Educational

Location: 100 S Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Price: $15 (Suggested Donation)
You are invited to join us as we network and learn with other businesses interested in being part of a local movement to impact Lancaster for good. This is a series of 8 monthly meetings that will take place the first Tuesday of each month, beginning May 5. Join us for all of them or just for one! Our keynote address at the breakfast will focus on a topic related to increasing the impact of small businesses within our community, followed by discussion. There will also be new, regular opportunities for deeper engagement in the topics each month. http://www.assetslancaster.org/programs/breakfast/

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Wednesday Food Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: $11.00
We serve a four ounce Filet Mignon on a great Roll with lettuce, tomato and mayo every Wednesday all day! http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

  • Canning Kitchen Demonstrations
Intercourse Canning Company
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Intercourse Canning Company
See, smell and taste homemade recipes being made right in our kitchen! Learn about the canning process, ask questions and grab a jar of freshly-made product! Canning Kitchen Schedule Intercourse Canning Company

BMI of Lancaster Surgical Weight Loss Seminar

girl on scale

  • BMI of Lancaster Surgical Weight Loss Seminar
Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers
Date: Wednesday September 2, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center - 1500 Highlands Dr. Lititz, PA 17543
Price: Free
If diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you lose weight, learn more about your weight loss options. At BMI of Lancaster, an entire team, including a dietitian and exercise physiologist, is dedicated to your success. The first step toward long-term weight loss is to attend one of our free seminars to learn more about your surigcal and non-surgical weight loss options at BMI of Lancaster. Register Here Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers

Author's Luncheon, featuring NY Times Best Selling Author Christina Baker Kline


Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Friday December 4, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Price: $60 General/ $35 Student
The Junior League of Lancaster presents the 2015 Author's Luncheon at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square! Join us on Dec 4th at 11 am for a filling lunch, and listen to NY Times best-selling author Christina Baker Kline discuss Orphan Train, the 2015 One-Book, One-Community selection! Visit Event Website to Register

Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster

Best Kept Secrets Tour

  • Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster
King's Home Furnishings
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Saturday October 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Shopping

Location: Lancaster County
King's Home Furnishings is excited to be part of this Fall's BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR! Enjoy a bunch of off-the-beaten track businesses in a shopping-food-fun adventure!

Stop by King's Home Furnishings for your ticket and goodie bag (while supplies last).

Tour dates are Oct 8-24.

You'll love KIng's Home Furnishings and be pleasantly surprised by the other Best Kept Secrets you'll find tucked in the countryside. What a fun way to explore! For more info...

Wing Night

  • Wing Night
Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
Price: $4.99 a dozen
Come enjoy our unique sauces with family and friends while you catch the game on one of our 11 TV's. Eat-in only, please.

Stroke Support Group

Stroke Support Group

  • Stroke Support Group
Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers
Date: Event occurs the first Wednesday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Regional Medical Center
Price: Free
We offer stroke patients and caregivers the opportunity to openly and voluntarily discuss the frustrations, goals, experiences and obstacles often faced with a stroke diagnosis. Our support group’s goal is to offer coping skills and non-judgmental empathy and understanding with the sharing of personal experiences, both positive and adverse. Light refreshments are provided and there is no cost. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Click here to sign up. Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers

Wednesday Food Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: $11.00
We serve a four ounce Filet Mignon on a great Roll with lettuce, tomato and mayo every Wednesday all day! http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain

Locals Love Lancaster

  • Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Thursday October 29, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 50% off
Locals love Lancaster! Here at Refreshing Mountain, local guests receive 50% off ziplines and activities during our off-peak season. Only valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in September and October for groups between 3-8 people. Must have zip code starting in 17___ and must show ID to the front office. Not valid with other offers or on holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Amish Harvest Farmland Fun

Farmland Fun

  • Amish Harvest Farmland Fun
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday August 3, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Amish Farm and House
Price: 7.25 Adults, 5.00 Chidren (5-11), FREE (5 and under)
Come by the Amish Farm and House to explore our 15-acre farm. With over 25 points of interest around the farm, there is plenty to explore. Learn about artisanal craftsman like blacksmiths and woodcarvers. Stop by and hang out with the adorable farm animals, or stroll through the original 1855 covered bridge. Better yet, try your hand at the Amish Harvest Corn Maze -- finish the scavenger hunt in the maze to win a prize! Educational and full of fun activities, you won’t regret a trip to the Amish Farm and House for some farmland fun!

Add a 45-minute house tour about Amish lifestyle only $2.00 extra for adults and $1.25 extra for children (5-11), under 5 still FREE. The Amish Farm

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

Buck-A-Shuck Oysters

Buck-A-Shuck Oysters

  • Buck-A-Shuck Oysters
Federal Taphouse
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen St, Lancaster
Dirty Dozen Buck-A-Shuck
$1 Oysters 4pm - 10pm
Twelve 1/2 price beers from 6-8pm. More about Federal Taphouse...

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Auto Insurance: How to Be an Informed Buyer

  • Auto Insurance: How to Be an Informed Buyer

Date: Wednesday September 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: Quarryville Library
Price: Free
A FREE educational workshop led by KBG Injury Law attorney Ted Kennett. Bring your insurance declaration page with you for specific questions to be addressed. Learn: how to avoid overspending for the wrong type of motor vehicle insurance; what UIM / UM coverage is and why it is important; what stacking is and why you should care; why choosing limited tort coverage is an expensive mistake. For more information...

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

West Side Story

  • West Side Story
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday August 6, 2015 through Saturday September 19, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

One of the world’s greatest love stories, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tale to the streets of New York City in the 1950’s. Caught between two street gangs, an American Jets member named Tony falls for the sister of the Puerto Rican Shark’s leader. Tony and Maria’s love is threatened as their idealism gets caught in a world of hate, violence and prejudice, no matter how much they try to bridge the gap of their two worlds. Click for show and ticket information!

Stroke Support Group

Stroke Support Group

  • Stroke Support Group
Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers
Date: Event occurs the first Wednesday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Regional Medical Center
Price: Free
We offer stroke patients and caregivers the opportunity to openly and voluntarily discuss the frustrations, goals, experiences and obstacles often faced with a stroke diagnosis. Our support group’s goal is to offer coping skills and non-judgmental empathy and understanding with the sharing of personal experiences, both positive and adverse. Light refreshments are provided and there is no cost. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Click here to Register. Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015

Sept Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Wednesday September 30, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Chocolate Root Beer https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Falling Prices to Celebrate Fall at Refreshing Mountain

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 25% off
Ahhh, Fall! Changing leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice everything! We here at Refreshing Mountain love fall,and the views are spectacular on our ziplines, we are giving 25% off ziplines and activities! Valid Monday-Friday for groups of 3-8 people. Not valid with other offers; excludes holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Family Night

  • Family Night
Sky Zone
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Sky Zone Lancaster
Price: $45
Come fly with us every Wednesday for family fun night including dinner!

4 one hour jumpers
1 original pizza
4 small sodas
Additional jumpers pay regular price
Walk-in only

All for just $45! For more info... Sky Zone

Wednesday Open Mic Night

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar Manheim
Price: none
A different host each week between 7 and 10pm.. Come in to play your stuff or to jam with other musicians! And we also would enjoy having those people who enjoy listening to the music too! http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Author's Luncheon, featuring NY Times Best Selling Author Christina Baker Kline


Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Friday December 4, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Price: $60 General/ $35 Student
The Junior League of Lancaster presents the 2015 Author's Luncheon at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square! Join us on Dec 4th at 11 am for a filling lunch, and listen to NY Times best-selling author Christina Baker Kline discuss Orphan Train, the 2015 One-Book, One-Community selection! Visit Event Website to Register

Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster

Best Kept Secrets Tour

  • Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster
King's Home Furnishings
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Saturday October 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Shopping

Location: Lancaster County
King's Home Furnishings is excited to be part of this Fall's BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR! Enjoy a bunch of off-the-beaten track businesses in a shopping-food-fun adventure!

Stop by King's Home Furnishings for your ticket and goodie bag (while supplies last).

Tour dates are Oct 8-24.

You'll love KIng's Home Furnishings and be pleasantly surprised by the other Best Kept Secrets you'll find tucked in the countryside. What a fun way to explore! For more info...

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain

Locals Love Lancaster

  • Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Thursday October 29, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 50% off
Locals love Lancaster! Here at Refreshing Mountain, local guests receive 50% off ziplines and activities during our off-peak season. Only valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in September and October for groups between 3-8 people. Must have zip code starting in 17___ and must show ID to the front office. Not valid with other offers or on holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Amish Harvest Farmland Fun

Farmland Fun

  • Amish Harvest Farmland Fun
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday August 3, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Amish Farm and House
Price: 7.25 Adults, 5.00 Chidren (5-11), FREE (5 and under)
Come by the Amish Farm and House to explore our 15-acre farm. With over 25 points of interest around the farm, there is plenty to explore. Learn about artisanal craftsman like blacksmiths and woodcarvers. Stop by and hang out with the adorable farm animals, or stroll through the original 1855 covered bridge. Better yet, try your hand at the Amish Harvest Corn Maze -- finish the scavenger hunt in the maze to win a prize! Educational and full of fun activities, you won’t regret a trip to the Amish Farm and House for some farmland fun!

Add a 45-minute house tour about Amish lifestyle only $2.00 extra for adults and $1.25 extra for children (5-11), under 5 still FREE. The Amish Farm

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

West Side Story

  • West Side Story
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday August 6, 2015 through Saturday September 19, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

One of the world’s greatest love stories, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tale to the streets of New York City in the 1950’s. Caught between two street gangs, an American Jets member named Tony falls for the sister of the Puerto Rican Shark’s leader. Tony and Maria’s love is threatened as their idealism gets caught in a world of hate, violence and prejudice, no matter how much they try to bridge the gap of their two worlds. Click for show and ticket information!

Nxtbook-it!...and crawl


Date: Thursday September 3, 2015 through Friday September 4, 2015.
Time: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Lancaster County Park
Price: $10-$30
Nxtbook-It and Crawl 1 Mile Race is a fundraiser to support United Way. There will also be an optional pub crawl in Lancaster city, including specials and giveaways.

Join us for our 2nd Annual 1-mile race in Lancaster County Park to help raise support for charity this year! The short distance makes it easy for friends and family to participate in this great event together. Best of all, you not only get a free T-shirt*, but also the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to an important cause.

Runners of all ages compete for a prize in age group heats. Or, gather your friends and coworkers for a friendly & fun run/walk.

After the race, join us for an optional pub crawl. Pub crawl participants must be 21 and over.* For more info...

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015

Sept Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Wednesday September 30, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Chocolate Root Beer https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Pasta Night

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Thursday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: Manheim PA
Every Thursday from 5 to 9pm, Mary has a Pasta Dish Creation to serve. Price Varies. Call ahead if you wish to see what is up for the evening! http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Falling Prices to Celebrate Fall at Refreshing Mountain

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 25% off
Ahhh, Fall! Changing leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice everything! We here at Refreshing Mountain love fall,and the views are spectacular on our ziplines, we are giving 25% off ziplines and activities! Valid Monday-Friday for groups of 3-8 people. Not valid with other offers; excludes holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Regional History Colloquium: Dutch Wonderland

  • Regional  History Colloquium: Dutch Wonderland
Lancaster History.org
Date: Thursday September 3, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue
Price: $0
Dutch Wonderland's story began with Earl Clark, a local potato broker and hotel owner, who saw the need for an attraction in the Lancaster area that would appeal to children. After almost nine months of construction, Clark officially opened Dutch Wonderland to the public on May 20, 1963. Throughout its rich history, it has gone through numerous major changes and additions such as its two roller coasters: the Sky Princess and the Joust. Join historian and amusement park enthusiast Austin Dennison on September 3 for an exploration into Dutch Wonderlands rich history and numerous changes throughout the years.

Austin Dennison is an amusement park enthusiast and historian with a degree in art and design. He is also a collector of amusement park items and hopes to soon open a museum.

The Colloquium, Dutch Wonderland, takes place on Thursday, September 3, beginning with a social gathering and book signing at 4pm, followed by the lecture from 4:30-5:30pm. The lecture is free and open to the public and takes place in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue. http://lancasterhistory.org/events

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

  • Canning Kitchen Demonstrations
Intercourse Canning Company
Date: Event occurs every Thursday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Intercourse Canning Company
See, smell and taste homemade recipes being made right in our kitchen! Learn about the canning process, ask questions and grab a jar of freshly-made product! Canning Kitchen Schedule

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Author's Luncheon, featuring NY Times Best Selling Author Christina Baker Kline


Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Friday December 4, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Price: $60 General/ $35 Student
The Junior League of Lancaster presents the 2015 Author's Luncheon at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square! Join us on Dec 4th at 11 am for a filling lunch, and listen to NY Times best-selling author Christina Baker Kline discuss Orphan Train, the 2015 One-Book, One-Community selection! Visit Event Website to Register

Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster

Best Kept Secrets Tour

  • Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster
King's Home Furnishings
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Saturday October 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Shopping

Location: Lancaster County
King's Home Furnishings is excited to be part of this Fall's BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR! Enjoy a bunch of off-the-beaten track businesses in a shopping-food-fun adventure!

Stop by King's Home Furnishings for your ticket and goodie bag (while supplies last).

Tour dates are Oct 8-24.

You'll love KIng's Home Furnishings and be pleasantly surprised by the other Best Kept Secrets you'll find tucked in the countryside. What a fun way to explore! For more info...

First Friday

First Friday

  • First Friday
Lancaster Dental Arts
Date: Event occurs the first Friday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 60 W. Walnut Street
Price: FREE
Enjoy great local art, delicious food and drinks, and awesome LIVE music! Our Facebook Page has Event details!

SkyMania

  • SkyMania
Sky Zone
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Sky Zone Lancaster
Price: $20
EVERY FRIDAY, JOIN US FOR SKYMANIA!

STARTING AT 9:00PM, IT'S 90 MINUTES OF AMAZING, ACTIVE FUN FOR KIDS AGES 10 TO 15. EACH JUMPER GETS TWO SLICES OF FABULOUS VINNY VEGAS PIZZA, A DRINK AND AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE FOR ONE LOW PRICE... JUST 20 BUCKS! For more info... Sky Zone

Fish Tacos

  • Fish Tacos
Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
Price: $8.95
Special dishes created by our in house chef

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain

Locals Love Lancaster

  • Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Thursday October 29, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 50% off
Locals love Lancaster! Here at Refreshing Mountain, local guests receive 50% off ziplines and activities during our off-peak season. Only valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in September and October for groups between 3-8 people. Must have zip code starting in 17___ and must show ID to the front office. Not valid with other offers or on holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Amish Harvest Farmland Fun

Farmland Fun

  • Amish Harvest Farmland Fun
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday August 3, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Amish Farm and House
Price: 7.25 Adults, 5.00 Chidren (5-11), FREE (5 and under)
Come by the Amish Farm and House to explore our 15-acre farm. With over 25 points of interest around the farm, there is plenty to explore. Learn about artisanal craftsman like blacksmiths and woodcarvers. Stop by and hang out with the adorable farm animals, or stroll through the original 1855 covered bridge. Better yet, try your hand at the Amish Harvest Corn Maze -- finish the scavenger hunt in the maze to win a prize! Educational and full of fun activities, you won’t regret a trip to the Amish Farm and House for some farmland fun!

Add a 45-minute house tour about Amish lifestyle only $2.00 extra for adults and $1.25 extra for children (5-11), under 5 still FREE. The Amish Farm

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

September First Friday at the PA Guild of Craftsmen

PGC September 1st Friday

  • September First Friday at the PA Guild of Craftsmen
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Date: Friday September 4, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 335 N. Queen St Lancaster, PA 17603
Price: Free Event
What lights a fire under the creators of the Guild? What influences their work the most? Come meet our craftsmen, see their demonstrations, and ask your questions at 335 N. Queen St. Lancaster. For September's First Friday, our Fine Craftswoman of the Month, Susan Wechsler, will be demonstrating her ceramic technique. Wirewrapper Ken Silagy will also be demoing 5-9pm. Call 717-431-8706 with questions. PA Guild of Craftsmen

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Friday Dinner Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar Manheim
Price: varies
Every Friday Mary has something different cooking in the Kitchen. Come in have Dinner with us! http://www.Cheersbarmanheimpa.com

West Side Story

  • West Side Story
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday August 6, 2015 through Saturday September 19, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

One of the world’s greatest love stories, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tale to the streets of New York City in the 1950’s. Caught between two street gangs, an American Jets member named Tony falls for the sister of the Puerto Rican Shark’s leader. Tony and Maria’s love is threatened as their idealism gets caught in a world of hate, violence and prejudice, no matter how much they try to bridge the gap of their two worlds. Click for show and ticket information!

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

  • Canning Kitchen Demonstrations
Intercourse Canning Company
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Intercourse Canning Company
See, smell and taste homemade recipes being made right in our kitchen! Learn about the canning process, ask questions and grab a jar of freshly-made product! Canning Kitchen Schedule

Nxtbook-it!...and crawl


Date: Thursday September 3, 2015 through Friday September 4, 2015.
Time: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Lancaster County Park
Price: $10-$30
Nxtbook-It and Crawl 1 Mile Race is a fundraiser to support United Way. There will also be an optional pub crawl in Lancaster city, including specials and giveaways.

Join us for our 2nd Annual 1-mile race in Lancaster County Park to help raise support for charity this year! The short distance makes it easy for friends and family to participate in this great event together. Best of all, you not only get a free T-shirt*, but also the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to an important cause.

Runners of all ages compete for a prize in age group heats. Or, gather your friends and coworkers for a friendly & fun run/walk.

After the race, join us for an optional pub crawl. Pub crawl participants must be 21 and over.* For more info...

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015

Sept Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Wednesday September 30, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Chocolate Root Beer https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Falling Prices to Celebrate Fall at Refreshing Mountain

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 25% off
Ahhh, Fall! Changing leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice everything! We here at Refreshing Mountain love fall,and the views are spectacular on our ziplines, we are giving 25% off ziplines and activities! Valid Monday-Friday for groups of 3-8 people. Not valid with other offers; excludes holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Amish Country Mystery Tour

  • Amish Country Mystery Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Event occurs every other Friday.
Time: 1:00 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooters, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
Enjoy a guided tour through the back roads of Lancaster County on a 50cc scooter as you follow your guide on a ride full of surprise stops hidden throughout Amish Country. Our tour will take you through the scenic countryside, past Amish farms and schoolhouses with stops on known to your guide. This five hour tour will allow time for photos, tastings, shopping and whatever else your guide has in store for you along the way. More Information

Seafood Buffet

Yoder's Country Market
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Yoder's Country Market
Price: 18.99
Featuring a variety of seafood on our buffet and grill station, Steamed Clams, Steamed Shrimp, Seafood Imperial, Scalloped Oysters, Breaded Shrimp, Mussels with Red Sauce, Hand Breaded Haddock, Fresh Salmon, Crab Clusters, London Broil, Crab Cakes, and Shrimp Stir-Fry! For More Information

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Fish and Chips

  • Fish and Chips
Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
Homemade fish and chips

Knits & Pearls


Date: Event occurs the first Saturday of every month.
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Category: Community

Location: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA
Price: Free
Knits & Pearls will meet at Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, in Bluebird Commons. Formed in early 2015, Knits & Pearls is a group of individuals of all ages who enjoy knitting and crocheting. The event is free and anyone is invited to attend. Light refreshments are served.

Author's Luncheon, featuring NY Times Best Selling Author Christina Baker Kline


Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Friday December 4, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Community

Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Price: $60 General/ $35 Student
The Junior League of Lancaster presents the 2015 Author's Luncheon at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square! Join us on Dec 4th at 11 am for a filling lunch, and listen to NY Times best-selling author Christina Baker Kline discuss Orphan Train, the 2015 One-Book, One-Community selection! Visit Event Website to Register

Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster

Best Kept Secrets Tour

  • Best Kept Secrets Tour - Lancaster
King's Home Furnishings
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Saturday October 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Shopping

Location: Lancaster County
King's Home Furnishings is excited to be part of this Fall's BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR! Enjoy a bunch of off-the-beaten track businesses in a shopping-food-fun adventure!

Stop by King's Home Furnishings for your ticket and goodie bag (while supplies last).

Tour dates are Oct 8-24.

You'll love KIng's Home Furnishings and be pleasantly surprised by the other Best Kept Secrets you'll find tucked in the countryside. What a fun way to explore! For more info...

Pancake Breakfast

  • Pancake Breakfast
Oregon Dairy Farm Market
Date: Saturday September 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Oregon Dairy
Price: $5.00
Pancakes on the Deck!

Enjoy fresh buttermilk pancakes, sausage and your choice of Oregon Dairy White Milk, Chocolate Milk, Orange Juice or Coffee on the deck with friends and family! Take-outs available For more information...

CARS IN THE PARK

Lancaster Barnstormers
Date: Saturday September 5, 2015
Time:
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium
Price: $25 Car Registration with Tickets to the Game!
The Lancaster Barnstormers present the first ever "Cars in the Park" car show!

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Corn Cobb Acres

FUN 101.3
Date: Saturday September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: 191 College Ave. Mountville
Come join Ronnie Ramone as he broadcasts live from Corn Cobb Acres from 10:00AM-2:00PM!

Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain

Locals Love Lancaster

  • Locals Love Lancaster at Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Thursday October 29, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 50% off
Locals love Lancaster! Here at Refreshing Mountain, local guests receive 50% off ziplines and activities during our off-peak season. Only valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in September and October for groups between 3-8 people. Must have zip code starting in 17___ and must show ID to the front office. Not valid with other offers or on holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Saturday Karaoke

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Category: Entertainment

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar Manheim
Price: none
Every Saturday have Karaoke with L&B Entertainment.
. http://www.Cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Not Long a Pilgrim on This Earth

Buchanan c. 1860

  • Not Long a Pilgrim on This Earth
Lancaster History.org
Date: Saturday September 5, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue
Price: $6-$10
Step back to the mid-1860s where you will learn more about Buchanan's inner social circle and the health concerns that shaped his final years. When visit you will meet "The Old Sage of Wheatland" as he proofreads his presidential memoir. His nieces and the Nevin family will also be visitors, but Buchanan's day will be complicated by a visit from his physician. His doctor will also check on Buchanan's faithful housekeeper, Miss "Hetty" Parker, who is under the weather due to a recent fall.

"Not Long a Pilgrim on This Earth" will take place from 12pm to 4pm with tours available on the hour; last tour at 3pm. Standard history tours available at 10am and 11am. Please arrive at the main building, LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue, to check in and/or purchase your tickets 15 minutes before your tour begins. Reservations can be made online by clicking the box below or over the phone by calling 717-392-4633. Reservations highly recommended. Purchase Tickets

Whoopie Pie Festival

Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Saturday September 5, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Category: Festival

Location: Hershey Farm
The Most Delicious Day in Lancaster County! The annual Whoopie Pie Festival features more than 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors and is held at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Who can resist rich, creamy icing spread between two soft, delicious cakes? They’ve been a favorite Lancaster County confection for years. And now the Whoopie Pie isn’t just for eating!



Saturday, September 5, 2015

11 am–4 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, September 6, 2015) http://whoopiepiefestival.com/

Amish Harvest Farmland Fun

Farmland Fun

  • Amish Harvest Farmland Fun
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday August 3, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Amish Farm and House
Price: 7.25 Adults, 5.00 Chidren (5-11), FREE (5 and under)
Come by the Amish Farm and House to explore our 15-acre farm. With over 25 points of interest around the farm, there is plenty to explore. Learn about artisanal craftsman like blacksmiths and woodcarvers. Stop by and hang out with the adorable farm animals, or stroll through the original 1855 covered bridge. Better yet, try your hand at the Amish Harvest Corn Maze -- finish the scavenger hunt in the maze to win a prize! Educational and full of fun activities, you won’t regret a trip to the Amish Farm and House for some farmland fun!

Add a 45-minute house tour about Amish lifestyle only $2.00 extra for adults and $1.25 extra for children (5-11), under 5 still FREE. The Amish Farm

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

Cars in the Park

Cars in the Park

  • Cars in the Park
Lancaster Barnstormers
Date: Saturday September 5, 2015
Time: All Day Event
Category: Auto / Motorsports

Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium
Price: $25
Cars in the Park will take place outside in the Clipper Magazine Stadium parking lot! When you register your car for $25 you also get 2 game tickets for later that night! Parking is safe and secure! All makes and models welcome! There will be a parade for Best in Show Winners! Click Here Lancaster Barnstormers

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

PA Dutch Buffet

Yoder's Country Market
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Yoder's Country Market
Price: Adult: $14.49
Featuring a variety of entrees that made Lancaster Famous- Hamballs, Buttered Noodles, Potato Filling, Homemade Soup, Carving Meat and much much more! For More Information

West Side Story

  • West Side Story
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday August 6, 2015 through Saturday September 19, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

One of the world’s greatest love stories, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tale to the streets of New York City in the 1950’s. Caught between two street gangs, an American Jets member named Tony falls for the sister of the Puerto Rican Shark’s leader. Tony and Maria’s love is threatened as their idealism gets caught in a world of hate, violence and prejudice, no matter how much they try to bridge the gap of their two worlds. Click for show and ticket information!

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

  • Canning Kitchen Demonstrations
Intercourse Canning Company
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Intercourse Canning Company
See, smell and taste homemade recipes being made right in our kitchen! Learn about the canning process, ask questions and grab a jar of freshly-made product! Canning Kitchen Schedule

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015

Sept Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- September 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Wednesday September 30, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Chocolate Root Beer https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Falling Prices to Celebrate Fall at Refreshing Mountain

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Tuesday September 1, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA, 17578
Price: 25% off
Ahhh, Fall! Changing leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice everything! We here at Refreshing Mountain love fall,and the views are spectacular on our ziplines, we are giving 25% off ziplines and activities! Valid Monday-Friday for groups of 3-8 people. Not valid with other offers; excludes holidays. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

SkyJam

  • SkyJam
Sky Zone
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Sky Zone Lancaster
Price: $20
Saturday Nights just got way more awesome. Grab your friends and rock the courts all night for one low price. SkySlam, Ultimate Dodgeball, the Foam Zone and more are all there to get you flying, spinning and flipping out. This isn’t your typical night out, so get ready to fly high!

90 minutes of jump time (10pm-11:30pm)
2 slices of Fabulous Vinny Vegas pizza & a soda.
Music, friends & plenty of AWESOME!
Ages 16+ only!
Only 20 Bucks! For more info... Sky Zone

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online