Free Things To Do in Lancaster County – PA Dutch Country

Come and Enjoy Lancaster…for FREE

There are many things to see and do in Lancaster County, some of which are free. This page is dedicated to the frugal folks among us and here you’ll find things do for free in and around Lancaster.

Below is a sampling of some of the things you can do that won’t cost you a dime. While you’re at it, be sure to glance at our Lancaster Calendar of Events for other ideas – you’ll find more free things to do there.

If it’s your birthday, how about a free appetizer, entrée or dessert? Check out our Free Birthday Meals page for those savings.

For other ideas of how you can save money or take advantage of special, free activities, look through our Lancaster PA coupons. Be sure as well to look through our Getaway Packages page if you’re planning a Lancaster vacation, and enjoy the many discounts on local attractions and dining.

But, for now, we’ll show you some ideas for a really cheap date. Save your dime, and come play for free on us.

Free Things To Do Throughout Lancaster County:

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

2710 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-393-9674

Create lasting memories with family and friends when you visit our farmers market.  Friendly, courteous vendors offer a diverse selection of foods and crafts.  You can watch soft pretzels being rolled and twisted and fudge being made.  What is the best part?  It is indoors, air-conditioned and FREE!  Come spend an hour or an afternoon with us.    Visit website.

Dutch Haven

2857A Lincoln Highway East, (U.S. Route 30), Ronks (Paradise), PA 17572, 717-687-0111

While you’re out sampling the many free things to do in Lancaster, enjoy a free sample of America’s best shoofly pie (according to TIME Magazine). Then tour Lancaster’s first tourist attraction (1946) offering a distinctive selection of local furniture, crafts, and gifts. See our video. Open evenings and Sundays.  Visit website

Intercourse Canning Company

13 Center Street, Intercourse, PA 17534, 717-768-0156

Snack on free samples daily, enjoy homemade products made during our canning demonstrations Wed. - Sat. from 11am – 3pm and learn “The History of Canning” from our interactive display! Free tasting events and sales, monthly (May – Dec.) and live music Fridays & Saturdays!  Visit website




  1. Zainab Rangwala says:

    Very informative & excellent places.
    I covered few of them & was worth a visit.


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