Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Columbus Day Weekend in Lancaster, PA


With October approaching, we all know what that means... Columbus Day! So you were probably thinking more about fall, pumpkins, and hot apple cider, but you still have a month until the weather turns crisp. In a couple weeks, many people will have time off for the observance of Columbus Day; the perfect time to take one last family vacation before the holidays begin. There are so many events this weekend in Lancaster County, that you won’t be able to fit it all into just 2 days. In addition, Adamstown Inns & Cottages has great prices for an affordable vacation cottage that can fit the entire family. Or if you’d prefer a romantic weekend getaway, the Amethyst Inn has luxurious rooms.
So grab the family or your significant other and choose your favorite events to make the best out of this 3 day weekend!


If you’re looking for shopping and local flavors, downtown Lancaster and it’s surrounding communities have what you’re looking for. Whether it’s paintings, antiques, produce, or crafts, the locally produced trinkets and unique treasures will lead for an exciting adventure through the following flea markets and craft fairs:

Annual Artisans’ Porchwalk -Downtown Lititz
Roots Country Market & Auction - Manheim
Lititz Farmers Market - Downtown Lititz Craft Fair at Stoudtburg Village - Adamstown


Lancaster Pennsylvania is known for the Amish and farms, so be sure to check out the agriculture competition, crafts, covered bridges, and food:

Fall Farm Days - Lancaster
Manheim Community Farm Show - Manheim
Sunset Tours - Lancaster
Witness Movie Covered Bridge Tours - Bird in Hand

What would a weekend be without the Pennsylvania Dutch and other local foods? From a German beer garden and sauerkraut, to chocolate, you’re taste buds will be on an exciting journey!

Oktoberfest at Stoudt's Black Angus - Adamstown Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire - Manheim
The 26th Annual Boehm’s Chapel Apple Festival - Willow Street
Annual Chocolate Walk - Downtown Lititz

With all these entertainment options, you’ll be ready to spend your nights relaxing at a luxury bed and breakfast or vacation home in Adamstown, PA. Take advantage of the jacuzzi tubs, or enjoy the flowers and cool breeze on the porch swing. The friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers will share their favorite activities and make a hearty breakfast before they send you out and about Lancaster County for a day of exploring!