Activities & Events in Lancaster, PA

Don’t miss out on any of the exciting Lancaster County events happening during your stay with us!

Vacations in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area offer an endless array of special Ephrata and Lancaster events that the whole family can enjoy.

Choose from a wide range of events in Lancaster, including musicals, microbrew festivals, holiday and seasonal events, and more! No matter when you visit the Smithton and no matter which kind of Lancaster County, PA events you want to attend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the exciting Lancaster, PA events during your stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, check out the list of some of our favorites below. Also be sure to download our Free Vacation Guide for a complete list of year round and seasonal Lancaster events and things to do in Lancaster!

ALL YEAR ROUND: If you’re looking for something special to do during your Lancaster County visit, these venues have special events and performances scheduled throughout the year:

Seasonal Events:

 Special Events, Fairs & Festivals by Month:


  • Relax in front of one of our working fire places with a glass of wine & watch a DVD from our collection!



  • PA Charter Day (Free admission to ALL PA Museums)
  • Tour de Tanks
  • Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
  • Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
  • Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
  • Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
  • Bart Township Building Materials & Craft Sale
  • Gap Fire Company Sale





  • Ephrata 4th of July Fireworks at the Ephrata Rec Center
  • Lititz 4th of July Events and Fireworks
  • Red, White and Blues Festival at Moon Dancer Winery
  • Country Music Festival at Moon Dancer Winery
  • Blues and Brews at Mt. Hope Mansion





  • Veterans Day Luminary Trail at the Winters Memorial Trail in Ephrata
  • Ephrata Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Terre Hill Christmas Bazaar