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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!
The American Music Theatre located in Lancaster County opened in 1997 with a mission to create an extraordinary musical experience. This is the only theatre of its kind in the country that hosts both touring concerts and original shows. The 2015 season offers a variety of performances from Broadway tours to famous rock stars to stand-up comedians.
Show performances for January & February include:
Upcoming shows that are on sale in January include:
For more information about each of the shows, visit the American Music Theatre website. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 800-648-4102.
This is a great time to visit Lancaster County. Take advantage of our Cabin Fever Special – book a two night stay and get the second night FREE! Many of our area attractions offer unique programs and it is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. We are sure that you’ll find something of interest to bring you to the B.F. Hiestand House in January. Here is what’s happening…
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum offers a Winter Workshop: Heirloom Seed Project, Attracting Birds and Butterflies on January 10, 2015. This two-part interactive program will show you how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden by providing food, water, habitat and nesting sites.
Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez on January 10 and January 20, 2015 at the Lancaster County Parks Environmental Center for an opportunity to watch and learn about wildlife in winter. Learn identification and tracking skills to use throughout the seasons.
The Fulton Opera House hosts the Classic Concert Series: Cabin Fever on January 16-18, 2015. You’ll have no more winter blues after listening to the evocative percussion of Peck’s Glory and the Grandeur, the inspirational interpretation of the festive Mozart ‘Turkish’ with rising violin star Asi Mathatius, and the most endearing of Brahms’ four symphonic works, Symphony No. 2.
The American Music Theatre is having an Elvis Birthday Bash on January 17 and 18, 2015. Widely considered the premier Elvis impersonators, Scott Bruce and Mike Albert return to perform as the young and old Elvis, respectively. Mike Albert has been featured on Oprah Winfrey and Inside Edition, and often appears with Elvis’ original group, the Jordanaires. On January 23 stand-up comedian Billy Gardell is on stage and on January 24 join Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss for an evening of cakes, stories and fun.
On January 17, 18 and 19, 2015 the Antique Automotive Antique Club of America (AACA) Museum hosts a Community Weekend. Throughout the weekend, admission to the Museum will be $7 to everyone and will feature a “CARS” Scavenger Hunt in the Museum. The Museum’s original and restored vintage vehicles are displayed in such a way as to bring the history of the automobile to life.
Is every snowflake different? Learn about snowflakes with Naturalist Karen Waltemyer at the Lancaster County Parks Environmental Center who will answer all your questions at her slideshow presentation on January 18, 2015.
The Ephrata Cloister hosts an adult Winter History Class on January 22, 2015 that brings together scholars, volunteers, staff and interested guests to explore the history of the Historic Cloister, the Pennsylvania German world and early Pennsylvania and local history.
The worldwide hit “Fiddler on the Roof” will be preformed at Lancaster Bible College’s Winter Musical. This Broadway musical promises to be fun for the whole family.
See you in January!
Pennsylvania has the most things dropped or raised in the country on New Year's Eve. This year ring in the New Year by joining the festivities at one of our local communities. All within close proximity to the B.F. Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast, you'll find unique items raised or dropped that are special to that community. The festivities include entertainment, fireworks, food, and more.
Hallam is 10 minutes. Festivities begin at 7 pm at the corner of Friendship & Forney Avenue's. A replica of the Haines Shoe House is dropped at midnight.
East Petersburg is 20 minutes. Festivities begin at 10 pm On the Square with ice sculpting, music and a large Haydn's Jug is dropped at midnight.
Lancaster is 20 minutes. Festivities begin at 10 pm in the 100 block of N. Queen Street. Free concert by Swift Techniques and a red rose is lowered at midnight along with fireworks.
York is 20 minutes. Festivities begin at 10 pm on Continental Square. A white rose is dropped at midnight followed by a fireworks display.
Hershey is 30 minutes. Festivities begin at 9 pm on the Square. Free entertainment by The Swaines, All Jacked Up and Alex & Sierra (season 3 winners of the X Factor USA). A Hershey Kiss is raised at the Historic Press Building at midnight.
May your New Year be blessed with peace, love and joy!
This holiday season give an early present to that special someone - tickets to an extraordinary live theatre performance and an overnight stay or two with us. Enjoy one of these performances now on stage!
The American Music Theatre is a unique venue that hosts many original shows meaning that they are written, directed and produced completely in house. This includes their popular "Christmas Show: Joy to the World." Performances are Tuesday through Sunday now through December 30 with afternoon and evening shows. Visit the website for dates and times. Tickets can be purchased online. It is a musical memory that you won't want to miss this holiday season.
It will be snowing inside The Fulton Theatre a National Historic Landmark. The ever popular and heart warming show "White Christmas" makes the stage. Enjoy the spectacular singing and dancing of this classic Bing Crosby film. Performances are Tuesday to Sunday from November 18 through January 4 with evening and afternoon shows. Visit the website for show dates and times. Tickets can be purchased online. Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!
The Ten Commandments, one of the greatest Biblical epics of the Old Testament, comes to life on stage at the Sight & Sound Theatre, the largest Christian live theatre in the U.S. "Moses" takes you back in time to the grandeur and power of ancient Egypt and the oppression of the Hebrew slaves. Afternoon and evening performances are Tuesday to Saturday now through April 18, 2015. Visit the website for show dates and times. Tickets can be purchased online. Wonder in amazement the parting of the Red Sea and the Burning Bush.
A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol is now on stage at The Susquehanna Stage Co. located in historic Marietta. Evening shows are available December 5-7 and 11-13. A 2 pm matinee is available on December 14. Don’t miss this entertaining show about the mayhem of a live radio show.Visit the website for show times. Tickets can be purchased online.
At the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center located in York, PA, you’ll find everything from family-friendly performances to variety acts to amazing concerts and hilarious stand-up stars. Visit the website for show times and to purchase tickets. Upcoming events include:
Nov 26: Lightwire Theatre: A Very Electric Christmas
Nov 29: York Symphony Orchestra Pops: Christmas Pops Spectacular
Nov 30: Jim Brickman On a Winter’s Night
Dec 3: Evil Dead – the Musical
Dec 5: The Wizards of Winter: A Trans-Siberian Experience
Dec 6: David Bromberg Quintet
Dec 7: Michael McDonald: This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits
Dec 13 & 14: Midstate Ballet: The Nutcracker