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Lancaster County, PA events calendar

Find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Lancaster County all-year long.

With so much going on in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it's impossible to see all the great local events during your visit. Special events in Lancaster, PA and neighboring towns run year-round, ensuring that you'll always experience unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts when visiting us in Lancaster County.

Our Lancaster County, PA Events Calendar below allows you to select a date range to search for things to do during your visit. You can also enter keywords or filter events by categories or by the part of the county where the event is being held.

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Barnyard Kingdom Family Fun Farm

Looking for outdoor fun in Lancaster County? Head on over to the Country Barn’s Barnyard Kingdom. Visit a real working farm that has dedicated 8 acres to down home fu...

Country Barn
Lancaster, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25OCT thru 2NOV

Headless Horseman's Ball

The Headless Horseman comes to Rock Ford! Join us for our largest fundraising party of the year. Held in Barn and nearby Special Event Tent, guests will enjoy music, dancin...

Rock Ford Plantation
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT

Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk & Monster Run for Kids

Enjoy a day of “spooktacular” family fun supporting the Lancaster Family YMCA and Woodward Hill Cemetery! Race, jog or walk the scenic 5k course through histori...

Woodward Hill Cemetery and Lanc. Co. Central Park
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT

Class: Native American Quillwork

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum on October 25, from 9am-12pm to take the Native American Quillwork class! Among many Native tribes, hollow porcupine quills we...

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Willow Street, PA
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25OCT

A Taste of Science Gala

We are very excited to announce that the Lancaster Science Factory will be hosting its First Annual Gala on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Lancast...

Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT

Native American Beadwork

Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House for the Native American Beadwork class on October 25, from 1-4 pm. Beads were made by Native Americans from shells and, after European cont...

Hans Herr House & Museum
Willow Street, PA
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25OCT

Gideon's Bones: A Family Trick or Treat

Find the bones of Brother Gideon's gravestone and follow other clues on our 282 year old trail of history with costumed guides to lead the way. Families with children 1...

The Ephrata Cloister
Ephrata, Pa
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25OCT

Apple Cider & Butter Over a Fall Campfire

Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for an October evening around a fire in the Mill Creek Campground of Central Park. There will be hot apple cider and apple butter cooking ov...

Lancaster County Central Park - Mill Creek Campsit
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT

Trick or Treat

Saturdays and Sundays in October The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of th...

Turkey Hill Experience
Columbia, PA
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25OCT

Drop-in Experience: Balancing Act

Going…Going…UP! Use cups to build a tower. The sky’s the limit for this balancing act where gravity will try and pull you down. Drop-in programs are des...

Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT

Festival of Fire 5K Color Run

5K Festival of Fire Color Run Saturday, October 25th, 2014 11am-4pm. Register for the 5K Color Run online for only $30.00! Participants receive a free tee-shirt, sunglasses...

Marietta
Marietta, PA
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25OCT

22nd Anniversary All Hallows' Eve Ball

The All Hallows’ Eve Costume Ball is the Young Friends' annual gala fundraiser. This year’s theme is Mid-Autumn’s Night Dream. Mortal, friend or foe, ...

Brandywine River Museum of Art
Chadds Ford, PA
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25OCT

Clock and Watch Evaluation Day

Four watch and clock experts from the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will be on hand to identify and give some background on up to two watches or clocks...

National Watch and Clock Museum
Columbia, PA
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25OCT

Lady with all the Answers by David Rambo

This heartwarming one-woman show focuses on the life of the late, beloved advice columnist, Eppie Lederer— known as Ann Landers—who in the course of the evening...

The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster
Lancaster, Pa
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25OCT

Trunk or Treat

Gather up your miniature ghosts and goblins and head over to the AACA Museum in Hershey for a bit of Halloween fun! All visitors 12 and under will be eligible to participat...

AACA Museum in Hershey
Hershey, PA
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25OCT

Free Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

Vaccinations for rabies and Distemper-Parvo along with Home Again microchips. Limited to the first 75 dogs!

Crispus Attucks Community Center
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT

Kids Pumpkin Pickin' Days

Saturday: 12noon - 5:00pm Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Kids Pumpkin Pickin' Days at Oregon Dairy features a FREE Tractor and Wagon Ride. Pick and pay for a pumpkin a...

Oregon Dairy
Lititz, PA
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25OCT thru 26OCT

Lend Me a Tenor

One of the most hilarious plays of all time. It's 1934, and Tito Merelli, the world's greatest tenor, has come to Cleveland, to save its failing Grand Opera Company...

Fulton Theatre
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT thru 26OCT

Mall-O-Ween Adventure

Join us for Park City Center's Mall-O-Ween Adventure! Treat yourself to some spooky fun, scary selfies, spook-tacular events and more! October 25 Join us for fre...

Park City Center
Lancaster, PA
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25OCT thru 31OCT

Happy Hauntings

Saturdays and Sundays October 18-19, 25-26 and November 1-2, 2014 Discover this fun, fall family event where nothing is scary and everything is geared toward children ...

Dutch Wonderland
Lancaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25OCT thru 2NOV

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Ship a Lancaster Shoofly Pie

Ship a Lancaster Shoofly Pie

Ship a famous Lancaster County favorite in a beautiful Holiday tin. Fresh from the Bakery at Hershey Farm this delicious treat makes a perfect gift!

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The 2014 Christmas Show at AMT

The 2014 Christmas Show at AMT

Awe-inspiring music and dance, incomparable voices, and light-hearted holiday humor are the ingredients for this season’s all-new show. On stage November 4-December 30, 2014.

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