Our Plain & Simple Life – as told by the Yoders at Bird-in-Hand Stage

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Simon and Eliza Yoder were married 50 years ago. Join them in the living room of their Amish farmhouse for a conversation about their plain life – which isn’t always so simple. You’ll laugh as they talk about growing up Amish, working the family farm, learning to drive a buggy…You’ll be captivated by tales of […]

Valentine Amish Dinner – Churchtown Inn

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Enjoy a traditional Lancaster County Valentine Weekend at the Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast. Start your Romantic Weekend Friday evening, with a wine and cheese tasting in our Victorian parlors. Guests will find a box of our own handmade chocolates in their rooms along with other goodies. Have a Romantic Dinner on your own Friday […]

2nd Annual Strawberry Festival – Amish Farm & House

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Join us on May 31st and June 1st for our second annual Strawberry Festival! Our farm will be filled with various strawberry-related activities for the whole family. Taste-test strawberry jams from all over Lancaster County and learns how to make your own strawberry jam. We will have chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake, and ice cream […]

Sheep Shearing Festival

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May 3rd and May 24th 9:00-4:00 p.m. Shear Madness at the Amish Farm and House! Join us for our Annual Sheep Shearing days on May 3rd and May 24th from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. We will have live sheep shearing demonstrations done by a professional. The purpose of sheep shearing is to get the sheep […]

Quilt Corn Maze

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Visit the Amish Farm and House, and try our 2.5 acre corn maze, included in your admission! The maze is laid out in a quilt pattern, and kids of all ages with love finding their way through. Make the corn maze educational by picking up a scavenger hunt in the ticket lobby. If you complete […]

Hospice & Community Care: Labor Day Auction

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Join us at the best two-day event in the county and everyone’s destination on Labor Day weekend! With something for everyone’s style and homemade food so savory and sweet you’ll find yourself stocking up until next year. Saturday features: Plant Auction, Art Auction, and homemade pies, sticky buns, donuts, milkshakes and more! Monday features: Sports […]

Churchtown Days

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Stay overnight at the Churchtown Inn and wake up at the crack of dawn or sleep in.  Then shop with our Amish and Mennonite neighbors at the very popular Churchtown Days Yard Sale. This annual starts daybreak, yes daybreak, and continues until everything is sold! The Annual Caernarvon Historical Society fundraiser is a great way […]

Amish Visit-In-Person Tours

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Certainly, visitors to Lancaster seek out meaningful personal contact with the Amish, an experience many hope for but invariably are unable to realize. Imagine visiting three Amish properties where our longstanding relationships allow you to become their guests during your stay. This tour is limited to 14 people to provide maximum personal contact as we […]

Photographing the Amish

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The purpose of this website is to promote Lancaster County as a great place to live and a fascinating place to visit. In doing that, we share a lot of information about the local Amish and their culture. When we cover the Amish, our desire is to do so in a respectful way that honors […]

Seifert Column: Listen to this Amish Lesson

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The following blog comments were by Ken Seifert from Andover, MA (http://www.andovertownsman.com/education/local_story_176123626.html?keyword=secondarystory): “Since 1990 I have been very fortunate to have become good friends with an Amish family near Kinzers, PA. [Kinzers is about 10 miles east of Lancaster city.] “Christ, pronounced Chris, is the father of 10 children and the bishop of his community, […]