The River Towns of Lancaster County are an easy half-hour drive from the Historic Smithton Inn, and this is one of the best times to make the trip! On October 1st, hundreds of visitors and vendors converge on Veternas Memorial Bridge for a bit of shopping, eating, sight-seeing and fun. While you’re in the area, make time to check out a couple additional attractions:
Bridge Bust: October 1 at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Columbia. Over 300 vendors will offer their wares in the categories of antiques, art, crafts, food and unique items in this unique and popular event. The venue is the Rt. 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville (Lancaster & York County.) The 1.25 mile bridge is closed to traffic for this event. Hours are 8 am -4 pm. Free parking and free shuttle service is available from both sides of the bridge. The event is held rain or shine. 717-684-5249 or www.parivertowns.com
PLUS – While you’re in the area!!
Open House: October 1 at Burning Bridge Antiques Market in Columbia. Three floors and 24,000 sq ft of antiques and collectables. Dealer SALES, Raffles, Food, & More! 2 Raffle give-aways for $100 gift cards for Burning Bridge Antiques Market.
717-684-7900 or http://www.burningbridgeantiques.com/
National Clock and Watch Museum: The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest expansion opened in October 1999 and featured an entirely new and redesigned exhibit space, as well as a new two-story addition. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America. 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512 Phone: 717-684-8261 http://www.nawcc.org/