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The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old “Plain” lifestyle. Where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature. When you visit Lancaster County be sure to take a tour of the Pennsylvania Amish countryside –you can even do it in an Amish horse and buggy. Afterwards, explore the many Amish-themed attractions, and events, shop for hand-made Amish crafts, and chow down on some authentic PA Dutch cooking.
Visitors will get a glimpse of farm life as it was in the early 1800s. Visit markets and farm stores for homemade shoofly pie and fresh produce, or shop for a handmade quilt. Consider a side trip to nearby Hershey, home of Hershey Park and the Hershey chocolate factory.
This is an area that tourists and visitors have grown to love. When you visit Lancaster County, you’ll discover Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values. You’ll find Pennsylvania Dutch countryside dotted with one-room schoolhouses and wooden covered bridges, modern farm machinery being pulled by mule teams, homemade clothing, brightly-colored handmade quilts gently blowing in the breeze, and small furniture stores selling handcrafted Amish-made furniture.
In Amish country, you’ll hear the sounds of farm animals and the clip-clop of horse hooves echoing down quiet country roads.
Amid the relaxing atmosphere and peaceful scenery, you’ll find a unique blend of attractions and entertainment, food, shopping, and lodging that help to make Lancaster County one of America’s favorite vacation destinations for all ages. Come visit the awesome places in Lancaster county such as Intercourse, Bird in Hand, Lititz, Blue Ball,
Wednesday, June 24th
10:00am - (Early Bird) Kreider Farm Tour - Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real, working dairy farm on the Kreider Farms tour. This tour features a high-tech view of farming, including a drive down the middle of our "Cow Palace" barn and a bird's eye view of the milking carousel where we milk 1700 cows, 3 times every day.
2:30pm - 5:30pm - (Early Bird) Kitchen Kettle Village and Horse and Buggy Rides through Lancaster
https://shopkitchenkettle.com/?gclid=Cj ... wCEALw_wcB
The L’il Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm http://www.lancasterminihorses.com
7:00pm - Official Arrival and Taco Night
Thursday, June 25th
9:00am – 12:00pm – Official Registration
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Strasburg Railroad - 45 minute narrated historic steam train ride through picturesque Lancaster County and then following the train ride your choice of one of the below ($21pp):
Option1 : Amish Farm tour (interactive, and personal 45-minute tour of a private Old Windmill Farm! Want to milk a cow or feed farm animals? Here is your chance! Explore this genuine, centuries-old Amish family farm and learn more about their simple way of life. As you walk through the authentic 72-acre Amish farm you will see a 1700s farmhouse, mules, chickens, goats, sheep, and more (a few minute drive)!
Option 2: Railroad museum for those not wanting to do the Amish Farm Tour (across the street and admission is included in the above price)
(arrive 30 minutes before train ride)
https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/wp-co ... s-2019.pdf
https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/wp-co ... x11_v2.pdf
6:00pm - Group dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord (best buffet around)!
Option to order buffet style or off the menu (buffet $25) - Children’s Pricing (includes beverage): Ages 10-12: $9.99 • Ages 4-9: $6.99 • 3 and under are free https://www.millerssmorgasbord.com/menu ... orgasbord/
Friday, June 26th
10:00am - 10:00pm (hours) - Hershey Park Amusement Park. Every ticket includes more than 70 attractions, including 14 coasters, our ENTIRE water park, entertainment, dining, games, characters, hershey’s chocolate world and access to ZooAmerica. Chocolatetown coming 2020 (approx 50 min travel time/$60 adults/$49 3-8yr)
4:00pm (racing 5:00-10:00) Friday Grudge Night - Maple Grove Raceway -
Race or Spectator 13+ years - $15 / 6yr - 12yr - $5.00 / 5yr and younger - free (approx 45min travel time)
(Optional for non-racers or if canceled)
5:00pm - Iron Stone Ranch for horseback trail riding for those that want to ride OR a group wagon ride for those who do not want to trail ride. Ride down the original railroad bed where Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train and the Liberty Bell once traversed. Also we could have skeet shooting as another option. Cruise to an ice cream place on the way back! (prices depend on how large of a group)
Saturday, June 27th
10:30am-2:30pm / Car Show and Picnic at Lancaster County Central Park.
Features electric, 12 picnic tables, 2 serving tables, 2 covered grills 46 parking spaces, restroom, playground/volleyball polls nearby.
3:00pm - Group Photo (location TBA)
5:00pm - Beretta Cruise / Covered Bridge Tour (photos)
6:30/7pm - Back to Hotel to hang out with friends or do your own thing and explore Lancaster County (more ideas below)
Sunday, June 28th
Breakfast at Huckleberrys in the Fulton’s Steamboat Inn and Goodbye’s
Other Fun Things to do in the Area
TONS of Outlets for shopping
Herr’s Factory Tour
Turkey Hill Experience
Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park
Wolf Sanctuary of Pa
Kreidder Farms Tour (driving tour)
The Haines Shoe House
Indian Echo Caverns
Carlisle PA - GM Nationals Car Show
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
Rough and Tumble
Choo Choo Barn
The Amish Experience
AAA Buggy Rides
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