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Lancaster County PA Dutch Country’s Fat Tuesday is Fasnacht Day!

Although the rest of the world may call it FAT TUESDAY, Lancaster County celebrates FASNACHT DAY…alternately spelled Fastnacht, Fausnacht, Fauschnaut, or Fosnacht. Regardless of spelling, it is always occurs on Shrove Tuesday, which begins the traditional 40-day period of fasting and prayer practiced by Christians prior to Easter. While this day is synonymous with the image of Mardi Gras (the term for Fat T ...

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Myer Springdell Farm Pasture-raised Grass-fed Beef Lancaster County, PA

If you appreciate the tasty and tender qualities of grass-fed beef and if you prefer to eat meat without hormones or antibiotics, then you will thrill with your every field-to-table purchase from Myer SpringDell Farm, our newest hidden gem.  Located on 30 picturesque acres of unspoiled farmland in the heart of Lancaster County, they are your local source for USDA-inspected, pasture-raised beef. Family owned ...

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Fire and Ice Festival 2015 in Historic Lititz…Lancaster County, PA

This coming weekend, February 13-16, Lititz will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fire and Ice Festival! The Festival is a fun way to break out of the "cabin fever" that so many of us in the northeast suffer from. Starting at 5pm on Friday there will be a "party in the park" (the famous Lititz Springs Park), as well as a "Downtown Block Party".  Ice Sculptures, games, live entertainment and food and sh ...

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Daily Grind Cafe of Quarryville, PA

A savory infusion of extraordinary tastes and a welcoming café ambiance invites you to join with those who are discovering the captivating appeal of The Daily Grind of Quarryville, our newest hidden gem in Lancaster County.  After acquiring over 20 years of culinary experience in upscale restaurants and country club venues, Owner/Chef Andrew Morgan now has unlimited creativity in promoting his passion for a ...

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Central Market in Historic Lancaster City

Today was market day at Central Market in Historic Lancaster City, which is located in the center of Lancaster County.  Central Market is the country’s oldest farmers’ market, Lancaster Central Market occupies a beautiful 120 year old red brick building chock-full of local character. Regional food specialties include Pennsylvania Dutch sausage, scrapple (a breakfast meat of pork scraps and cornmeal), and he ...

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FAIR SEASON in Lancaster County 2014…Ephrata FAIR photos

It's FAIR SEASON in Lancaster County....providing opportunity for communities to gather and connect around great food, fun parades, proud displays of accomplishment, midway rides, and agricultural tributes.  This week, thousands are attending the famous Ephrata Fair, which is the largest street fair in PA and has been occurring since 1919.  Here is a collage of pics taken from the first couple of blocks of ...

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Lititz Storytelling Festival September 12-13, 2014

Have you made plans to attend this year's Lititz Storytelling Festival September 12-13, 2014? This is a must-experience event which features varieties of story, ranging from imaginative to the hilarious and styles of delivery that range from poetic to song.   Click HERE for more information. ...

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Braun Farm Tables-Furniture of Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand Lancaster County pa

Today we welcome Braun Farm Tables-Furniture of Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand, our newest hidden gem that handcrafts amazing farm tables and furniture from the wood of reclaimed barns (in & around Lancaster County) that are 100 years in age and older. Each table and furniture piece is one-of-a-kind, constructed with wood bearing the marks of time and weathering seasons.   ...

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National Farmer’s Market Week Lancaster County, PA 2014

In honor of National Farmer's Market Week, celebrated through August 9, we encourage you to visit one of these fantastic locally owned and family operated hidden gems that are scattered throughout Lancaster County. They work hard throughout the year so that their communities can have the best in fresh, local, and always delicious! We feature the best in the County...check them out! https://reallancastercoun ...

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Best Local Bed & Breakfasts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Explore the best in local lodging with carefully selected Bed & Breakfasts! The hosts of highest quality bed & breakfast stays are known for the time and attention that they give to “the details,” making your visit as relaxing and restful as you desire.  Each of these best in local bed & breakfast in Lancaster County make every effort to ensure that your stay is like being at home, away from home…wi ...

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Family Fun in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Enjoy Lancaster County’s Best in Family Fun… Lancaster County is the ideal place to come for a really refreshing time with the ones you love the most!  Does your family enjoy amusement parks?  Miniature golf?  Canoeing?   How about some different activities like learning about Christmas around the world, or trying your hand at making your own pretzels?  What about taking a ride in an authentic Amish buggy o ...

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Best Local Roadside Farm Markets of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Roadside Farm Markets…enjoy the best in Farm-to-Table Varieties! Scattered throughout Lancaster County and PA Dutch country are locally owned and family operated roadside farm markets.  While everyone of these markets are unique and feature their own specialties, you can generally find all the food you need to prepare a delicious "field to table" meal.  In addition to fresh food, roadside farm markets often ...

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Best Local Country Stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Authentic & Unique Country Stores…shop with the Locals! There is perhaps no shopping experience that is more fun and unique than a trip to a country store.  We have sought out the kind of store that has that "down-home" feeling...where wafting scents, handcrafted treasures, and edible creations fill the senses.  Browse through the friendly aisles of merchandise that is unique and hard to find in chain s ...

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Explore the Covered Bridges of Lancaster County PA Dutch Country

As you travel throughout picturesque Lancaster County, sooner or later you will encounter a covered bridge. Despite their constant exposure to all kinds of inclement weather and outside elements, at least 25 functional covered bridges continue to stand the test of time as purveyors of authentic history. Traveling from one covered bridge to the next is a great way to tour PA Dutch country. Don’t forget your ...

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Memorial Day…Mt. Zion A.M.E. near Christiana

Photo taken at Mt. Zion A.M.E. near Christiana, where a number of African American buffalo soldiers are buried in the church's historic cemetery, including one is reported to have made successful forays into the Southern lines to acquire livestock and munitions for the Union. ...

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Bed & Breakfast stays in Lancaster County’s PA Dutch Country are the very best!

Ready to make plans for your summer visit to Lancaster County? Add a splash of beauty and an accent of class by staying at one of our more than 20 select bed and breakfasts. As pictured, enjoy the tranquility of nature at Furnace Hills Bed and Breakfast or rejuvenate in luxurious accommodations at Speedwell Forge B&B. Check out these and all the rest of our B&B hidden gems via think link... https:// ...

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Stay in an Amish home in Lancaster County, PA

Have you ever wanted to experience Amish life in Lancaster County, firsthand?  Our newest hidden gem, Dutch Homestead Vacation Home, provides you with the opportunity to "stay with an Amish family." Although you will have electricity on "your side of the house," the decor, atmosphere, and peaceful homestead surroundings are distinctly Amish. Located in the heart of PA Dutch Country, visit their webpage and ...

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