This Month in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County Highlights for the Month

Looking for things to do this month? Below is a quick sampling of some of the events and ongoing activities in and around Lancaster County this month. So if you’re wondering what to do, check below. Then get out and have some fun!

Already have plans? No problem. To check out weekend things to do for the entire month, see the complete Lancaster Events Calendar.)


Day Out With Thomas™

September 16 – 24
Strasburg Rail Road

America’s favorite little blue engine is chugging and now talking his way into town with pal Percy by his side. Join Strasburg Rail Road™ for a special Day Out With Thomas as Percy joins the No. 1 engine for a national tour.

The Ephrata Fair

September 26 – 30


The Ephrata Fair, “The largest street fair in Pennsylvania” has been a significant part of local history for 97 years showcasing our many agricultural events and exhibits, as well as all the fun on the Midway.

Buddy Holly Story

September 28 – November 11

Before the Beatles or the Stones ever played a note, rock & roll was born and popular music was forever changed by the bespecled kid from Lubbock, Texas—Buddy Holly. See the man, hear the music and relive the life of a legend!


Vegas Legends

Thru October 7
American Music Theatre

In Vegas Legends, American Music Theatre captures the excitement and energy of Las Vegas, while celebrating the sweet refrains made famous by yesterday’s and today’s legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Wayne Newton, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, Donny & Marie, Garth Brooks, and more.


Thru October 14
Sight & Sound Theatre

Take your family deep into this Bible classic as it springs to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale by a world-class cast, spectacular special effects and live animals – on stage and in the aisles. This is not your average fish tale!

Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Thru October 28
Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage

A Musical Comedy that Really Sizzles! Watch the excitement, confusion, and just plain frantic fun that erupts when a small town cable cooking show, hosted by two Mennonite women, attracts the attention of a big shot Hollywood producer.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

 Thru October 29

A cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed characters will fill the Shire with music, dancing and more every Saturday and Sunday until October 29!

Amish Farm & House Corn Mave

Quilt Corn Maze

Thru October 31
The Amish Farm and House

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.


Sex Please, We’re Sixty

The title says it all. It’s a madcap farce with the door-slamming zaniness you’ve come to love. At Rainbow you have choices.


Items of Interest:

Fairs and Festivals Throughout the Lancaster County Area. There are numerous community fairs and festivals taking place here all year long.

From casual trestle tables, to antiquated sleigh beds, Snyder’s Furniture has the style and price to fit every need. They offer affordable shipping across the country.

At Bounce Kraze kids will enjoy hours of bouncing, sliding & playing in our 9 inflatable bounce attractions, with a Toddler Zone for our smaller guests.  Grab a bite at the snack bar or play in the arcade.

Looking Ahead:

Guess Who’s Coming to ChristmasNovember 11 – December 30 – Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse – All Nancy wants is for her two families to come together and get to know each other over Christmas dinner. It’s Christmas at Rainbow… what could go wrong?

Day Out With Thomas™ – November 17 – 19 – Strasburg Rail Road – America’s favorite little blue engine is chugging and now talking his way into town with pal Percy by his side. Join Strasburg Rail Road™ for a special Day Out With Thomas as Percy joins the No. 1 engine for a national tour. For the special event, your ticket to Day Out with Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, as well as lots of other exciting activities and a complete selection of Thomas merchandise in our gift shop.

White ChristmasNovember 16 – December 31 – Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre – Based on the beloved movie, veterans Bob and Phil are a successful song and dance team when they meet a sister duo and follow them to an inn in Vermont. They discover it’s owned by their old General who fell on hard times, so they decide to put on a show to save the inn and their General’s future. The Irving Berlin score features Blue Skies, Sisters, Count Your Blessings and the favorite White Christmas.

CouponsCoupons of the Week:

See More Than 40 Lancaster County Coupons and discount offers on local attractions and things to do, dining, shopping, and lodging.


Interiors Home Coupon – Exciting styles, guaranteed low prices, and free design service. Save here.

Miller’s Smorgasbord Coupon – Wonderful smorgasbord of delicious food. Menu dining, too. Local wines, craft beers and signature cocktails.

Leaman’s Country Lodging Coupon –Beautiful country setting. Stay one night and receive the second night at 50% off

Mennonite Information Center Coupon – Want to better understand the Amish? Or the foundations of the church? Save $1.00 off each admission to the Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction or to “Who are the Amish?”

Additional Items of Interest:

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-4617

Wolf Sanctuary of PA offers a lifelong safe haven for displaced wolves and wolf-dogs.  The sanctuary provides quality care and enrichment for the wolves, and has grown into an educational facility, offering guided tours to provide education about wolf conservation and biology.  Visit their website for more information.  Visit website

Family Chiropractic of Lancaster County

1717 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-393-9955

When was the last time you felt really, really good? Your time is now! Our Customized Massages gently stimulate your nervous system, enhancing your other body systems. Improve sleep, reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Licensed and caring professionals. Call Today with your specific problem Or, just to feel really great again!  Visit website

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Ronks (Bird-in-Hand), PA 17572, 717-768-8828

Learn more about the Amish and have fun while you do - take an Amish buggy ride! Ride through real working non-commercial Amish farms.  4-mile tour with Amish guides. Longer rides available. Group and bus tours welcome. Located just east of Bird-in-Hand along Route 340.  Visit website


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