This Month in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County, PA Highlights for the Month

Looking for things to do this month in Lancaster, PA? 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.)


Halloween & Oktoberfest Activities

Through November 4

There are so many Halloween and October activities taking place throughout Lancaster County.

Corn Mazes in Lancaster County

Through November

Individuals, families, and groups will all love the challenge of conquering a corn maze. And corn mazes are extra special in Lancaster County!

Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 26
Rock Ford Plantation 

Follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel, Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit mansion as they transport guests to the Van Tassel’s home and weave a tale based upon Washington Irving’s classic story.

Flashlight Maze

October 27 – 28
Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm

For years, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm has reserved several weekends during the Fall Harvest months for our Flashlight Maze!


Strasburg Spooktacular

October 28
Strasburg Rail Road

Enjoy a family friendly Halloween celebration at Strasburg Rail Road’s Groff’s Grove. Activities include: Pumpkin Decorating, Arts & Crafts, Trick or Treating, Fun Extras (miniature steam train, cranky cars and more) and Snacks available for purchase

Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights

October 28 – 29
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Join the good Shirefolk of Mount Hope for a grand All Hallows Eve celebration, complete with tricks and treats for children of all ages.

Happy Hauntings 

October 28 – 29

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats and Trick-or-Treat Trail, a safe, interactive Trick-or-Treating experience included in your admission!

Poe Evermore

November 2 – 12
Mt. Hope Estate & Winery

Mount Hope’s annual Theater in the Mansion season kicks off with Poe Evermore, a wonderfully crafted performance of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest works.

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.

See more events happening this month in Lancaster County, PA here »

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 Month:

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


Bird-in-Hand Restaurant Stage Coupon – Our Broadway-style musicals have been delighting Amish Country audiences since 2011. We have become a favorite stop for live performances in Lancaster County.

1899 Old Mill Restaurant Coupon – Quaint Intercourse restaurant with “All You Can Eat” specials.  . Save 15% on breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Tanger Outlets Coupon – Receive a free coupon book, then save even more on your favorite designer brands.

Weathervane Motor Court Coupon – Family-owned motel convenient to many area attractions, yet adjoining Amish farmlands.

Additional Items of Interest:

Old Windmill Farm – Amish Farm Tours

262 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572, 717-687-7929

Children will love experiencing life on an Amish farm! They can milk a cow, feed a calf, the pygmy goats, miniature bull, and miniature chickens. Gather eggs and feed the chickens. Pet a mule. Watch the little pot-bellied pigs perform and slide down a slide. Kids love this unique farm experience.  Visit website

Travelers Rest Motel

3701 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-626-2021

Start your day with our Continental Plus breakfast. Then enjoy the shops and restaurants in the village of Intercourse. When you’re ready to wind down, relax in our gazebo and watch the Amish buggies go by. At the end of the day, a clean, comfortable bed awaits.  Visit website


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