Fall is a wonderful time to gather together your family and friends to experience some of the best autumn activities Lancaster County has to offer.
So, grab your fall jacket, some warm mittens, and get ready for some pumpkin-filled fun, autumn leaves and savory treats as you adventure throughout Lancaster County, making memories.
Activity 1: Kitchen Kettle Village: Tailgating Festival
Embrace football season and tasty tailgate food at the Tailgating Festival hosted by Kitchen Kettle. The Village comes alive with autumn in the next few months, featuring fun like a pumpkin whoopie pie filling contest, themed scarecrows and savory food.
Find the Tailgate Games area on Saturday to join the activities: a bounce house, tailgate toss, face painting, pumpkin bowling and the Tailgate Parade at noon featuring the Pequea Valley Band and cheerleaders. Dates: September 18-19, 2015 Interested in more details?
Tip: Treat yourself to a warm pumpkin spice latte at Kitchen Kettle's The Roasted Rooster coffee shop.
Activity 2: Peaceful Valley Furniture Tent Sale
Make room in your home for some new furniture! Discover some exceptional finds at reduced prices at the Peaceful Valley Furniture Tent Sale. Save on discounted, scratched and clearance furniture pieces. Located at both of the Strasburg and Intercourse stores, each tent features a wide variety of items. Dates: October 2-12, 2015 More furniture selection at Peaceful Valley Furniture.
Activity 3: Ice Cream Bicycle Tour
Exercise the fun way: enjoy a scenic 7-mile bike ride that leads right to the door of a local ice cream store! Nothing will feel more refreshing than the sweet, delicious taste of ice cream homemade by Lapp Valley Farm, a serene but busy, working farm. Take a break from the bike ride and meet some of the farm’s favorite animals: cows, bulldogs, kittens and even peacocks!
Join the bike ride on Saturdays through October. Learn more about the bike tour
Tip: Try Lapp Valley’s homemade waffle cones to complement your tasty ice cream!
Activity 4: Kauffman’s Fruit Farm and Market: Complimentary Tours
What’s a better way to enjoy the cool fall weather than taking a complimentary tour through Lancaster County’s own Kauffman’s Fruit Farm and Market? Appreciate nature’s beauty and growth as you walk through their locally grown apple and peach orchards while learning about tree and soil health or food preparations. Includes fun activities like observing apple cider production, cider bottling, fruit butter production and more. Tours throughout the fall.
Activity 5: Cherry Crest Adventure Farms: Annual Pumpkin Madness Festival
Celebrate the last day of October with a bang! Join Cherry Crest Adventure Farms as they launch, drop and smash as many pumpkins as possible.
Activities include Pumpkin Bowling, The Great Pumpkin Drop, Reverse Pumpkin Darts and more. For more fun at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, lose yourself in their Corn Maze, an interactive 5-acre maze with 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges and clues as you find your way out. Date for the Annual Pumpkin Madness Festival: October 31, 2015
Tip: Dress for the weather by checking the weather beforehand and bringing along layers, just in case!
Activity 6: Sight and Sound Theatres: Joseph
Experience the Bible coming to life with Sight and Sound Theatres Joseph Production. This musical features intricate costumes, live animals, and towering sets. It's a unique production that will bring Bible story to life. Immerse yourself in the production through story, song and stunning effects. Dates: Now until October 17.
Life isn’t about the activities or the events that fill up our calendars. Rather, it's abour the people we chose to make those special memories with.
Take some time and plan out a perfect activity for those special people who make you feel at home. Just don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these priceless memories!