722 E. Market St.
Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547
Free admission! Free Parking! Free wine sampling!
It doesn’t get any better than that. Experience the annual FlavorFest this May 23-24, 2015 at the Mount Hope Estate & Winery in Manheim from 11am to 5pm. Complimentary wine samples, of popular vintages, will be poured by over 20 wineries. In addition to the wine tasting, this festival is a diverse culinary experience. Enjoy cooking demos with regional chefs and culinary workshops. At Flavorfest, you’ll find the finest in Pennsylvania artisan crafts. It is a weekend of fun entertainment, delicious food and excellent wines.
A small quaint historic river town, Marietta is located on the east side of the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County. In the 1800s, Marietta was at the center of the lumber and iron industries that accounted for the town’s prosperity. Its designated Historic District is a recognized center for restoration. Today it is known for its historic charm, bed and breakfasts and unique restaurants. Come and experience our beauty, history and charm at one of the many upcoming events planned in May and June.
Spring is finally here! What better way to shake the winter blues, then a tour of the Lancaster County countryside on the back of a scooter. Strasburg Scooters, located in Strasburg, offers a variety of tours and packages that include the scooter rental, helmet and professional guide.
The Covered Bridge Tour, available daily, is a three hour tour where you’ll explore over 40 miles of Amish country back roads passing some of Lancaster’s oldest covered bridges, Amish farms and schoolhouses. Other tours offered include:
For more information, visit the Strasburg Scooters website.
Guests of the B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast can receive a special discount.
At the May 8 & 9 Herb & Garden Faire, you’ll find heirlooms, natives and other hard-to-find varieties. Over 80 vendors showcase plants, herbal skin products, garden art, and jewelry. Held annually at the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, visitors can listen to one of many informative speakers, tour the gardens or get something to eat from a variety of food vendors.
The Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, located in Lancaster, is a living history village and farm that tells the story of the Pennsylvania German rural community. Offering a diverse collection of artifacts, visitors can experience farm life in Lancaster County during the 18th and 19th century. View the schedule of special events held throughout the year.
If you love beer, then you’ll love the annual Susquehanna Ale Trail Passport Event. Create your own “hoppy” memories during two weekends – April 10-12 and 17-19. The Susquehanna Ale Trail is comprised of breweries, brewpubs and craft brewing outlets in the lower Susquehanna Valley.
Discover the craft of microbrewing at participating establishments for special guided tours and exclusive beer tastings. The brewmaster is often on hand to answer questions and offer advice. While enjoying a pint, you’ll learn the science behind the brewing process and how recipes are tweaked to achieve perfect flavors that led to the finished product in your mug.
The Susquehanna Ale Trail is a self-guided tour that allows you to explore at your own pace. In addition to tours and tastings, the Passport also includes a souvenir beer glass! Hours are Fridays 4 – 8 pm, Saturdays Noon – 5 pm, and Sundays Noon – 4 pm.
You’ll find some of the best lagers, pilsners, stouts and ports in the country at the breweries along the Susquehanna Ale Trail many in close proximity to the B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast.
So get your friends, pack the car and book your stay at the B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast. Explore the Susquehanna Ale Trail year-round.
Throughout the year, the American Music Theatre hosts over 300 live performances and produces original shows. An AMT Original Show is written, directed and produced completely in-house. Ideas for these shows are obtained from audience feedback and surveys. These shows attract some of the best talent, many who have performed on Broadway! All the sets and costuming are done on-site as well. The goal of these Original Shows is to deliver the highest level of entertainment.
Original Shows for 2015 include “Inspire” and the ever-popular annual Christmas Show.
Inspire will run from Tuesday, April 14 to Friday, October 9. Enjoy the power of music through beautiful songs in the style of Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion and others
The 2015 Christmas Show is on stage from Tuesday, November 3 to Wednesday, December 30. Don’t wait until the holidays to purchase tickets. This is their most popular show and sells out early. Treat yourself to the sounds of the season that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 800-648-4102.
The Lancaster Country Club is the host of this year’s U.S. Women’s Open on July 6-12, 2015 considered to be one of the world’s greatest women’s championships. This is the first USGA Championship to be held in Lancaster, PA. The course is a William S. Flynn design. The course offers players a variety of challenging holes to test their long and short hole skills.
This year marks the 70th U.S. Women’s Open, the oldest championship open to women professionals and amateurs. Over 2,500 volunteers have been selected to help run the event and an estimated 1,700 players will participate in this 7-day sport event. Tickets to the event are currently unavailable for purchase, but you can join the wait list.
Only 20 minutes away, the B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast offers you a relaxing and comfortable stay in one of our six uniquely styled rooms each with their own private bath. A full course Breakfast is served each morning to get you ready for a long day at the U.S. Open. At the end of the day, enjoy a good meal at one of several fine or casual restaurants conveniently located within 1-3 miles of the B&B.
Sample the vino as you explore the wineries along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail during the 10th Annual Tour de Tanks. The event is held Saturdays & Sundays March 7-29, 2015 from Noon to 5:00 pm. The ultimate wine tasting experience! You can partake in exclusive tank and barrel tastings and special educational tours. At each winery’s tasting room along the trail, you’ll discover unique Chambourcin blends, crisp Pinot Grigio, and tantalizing fruit wines. Light refreshments are available as you sample the year’s newest wines.
You have the opportunity to visit twenty wineries that make up the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail. Click here for a complete listing of wineries. Tickets can be purchased online or at participating locations. Each ticket includes a collectible wine glass, wine tastings, light refreshments, and presentations. It also includes an exclusive 10% discount on wine purchases at participating wineries.
Sponsored by the American Quilter’s Society (AQS), you’ll find a large variety of products including magazines, books, workshops, patterns, fabrics, catalogs, notions, contests and more. Enjoy hundreds of stunning quilts, huge vendor malls and fun workshops at the AQS QuiltWeek March 11-14, 2015 at the Lancaster County Convention Center located at 3 East Vine Street.
Participate in a variety of workshops with world-renown instructors. There is an additional cost for each workshop. Classes are offered at all skill levels from beginners to advanced on traditional techniques to the latest in surface embellishment. View the complete list of workshops. Hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday to Friday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online and if bought 30 days before QuiltWeek you save 10%. View the event schedule that includes guest speakers and internationally known authors. For more information on the quilt show or the American Quilter’s Society, visit www.AmericanQuilter.com or call 270-898-7903.
Immerse yourself in the incredible QuiltWeek Experience!