straw hat on a fence - download our free vacation guide (8)Are you planning a vacation to Pennsylvania? If so, you’ve landed on the right page! Lancaster County is a beautiful and historical place, boasting plenty of stunning landscapes and attractions you can explore. It’s so rich and diverse that no matter what season you visit, you’ll always find something exciting to do! In this blog, we’ve put together a list of the top events in Lancaster, PA, to help you craft the perfect itinerary. Grab a pen and get ready to add to your bucket list! While in the process of planning your trip, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide. It has everything you need to navigate the area like a local, including recommendations for restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!

 

Don’t Miss the Best Local Events in Lancaster, PA!

If you’re looking for something special to do during your Lancaster County visit, we have you covered! Many of the venues below offer special events and performances throughout the year. Choose from a wide range of events, including musicals, microbrew festivals, holiday celebrations, and more! No matter when you stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, we guarantee there is something for you to enjoy.

 

SPRING

 

March

PA Charter Day (Free admission to ALL PA museums)

Tour de Tanks on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail

Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale

Bart Township Building Materials & Craft Sale

 

April

Berks Jazz Fest

Spring Antiques Extravaganza Weekend

IPA Brew Festival at Stoudts

 

May

Mother’s Day Make a Wish Truck Convoy

BrewFest at Mt. Hope

Herb and Garden Fair at Landis Valley Museum

Rhubarb Festival at Kitchen Kettle Village

Lititz Pretzel Fest

 

SUMMER

 

June

Taste of Lititz

Summer Antiques Extravaganza Weekend

Renaissance Fair at Mt. Hope Mansion

Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Railroad

 

July

Ephrata 4th of July Fireworks

Lititz 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Red, White, and Blues Festival at Moon Dancer Winery

Country Music Festival at Moon Dancer Winery

Blues & Brews at Mt. Hope Mansion

 

August

Annual Reggae Festival at Moon Dancer Winery

Lititz Rotary Craft Show

Mt. Gretna Arts Festival

 

FALL

 

September

Longs Park Arts and Crafts Festival

Ephrata Fair

Lititz Craft Beer Fest

 

October

Lititz Artisan Porch Walk

Lititz Chocolate Walk

Apple Dumpling Days at the Ephrata Cloister

Oktoberfest at Stoudts

 

November

Veterans Day Luminary Trail at the Winters Memorial Trail in Ephrata

Ephrata Christmas Tree Lighting

Terre Hill Christmas Bazaar

 

WINTER

 

December

A Dickens of a Christmas at Mt. Hope Mansion (all month)

Christmas at the Cloister Choral Concert

Ephrata Cloister Lantern Tours

 

February

Lititz Fire & Ice Festival

Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival

Mardi Gras Beer Festival at Stoudts

 

Stay at the Best B&B in Lancaster During Your Pennsylvania Getaway!

Chair in the garden Historic smithton InnNow that you know which events to attend, you need a cozy place to stay. The Historic Smithton Inn is an excellent choice! With an authentic atmosphere, charming amenities, and all the modern features you need, our property is perfect for a relaxing Lancaster getaway.

Browse our guest rooms today to see what we offer! Each room is uniquely furnished and offers a true Pennsylvania experience. Take a look at our Sage Room, for example. You can snuggle up by the fireplace, drink a refreshing glass of wine, and take a hot bath in your private bathroom. Rest assured that you will get a good night’s sleep in the queen bed with its beautiful, handcrafted headboard. When you wake up each morning, follow the smell of coffee downstairs where a delicious, homemade breakfast awaits.

 

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