Ahh June! School is out. The weather is normally decent. Take a personal day from work to spend with the family at one of Lancaster Countyâ€™s many events. Art, music, theater, festivals, historical events and sports fill June. Lancaster County offers a variety of fun things to do. Included here are just a few of the many special events coming up in June throughout Lancaster County.
Ahh June! School is out. The weather is normally decent. Take a personal day from work to spend with the family at one of Lancaster County’s many events. Art, music, theater, festivals, historical events and sports fill June. Lancaster County offers a variety of fun things to do. Below are just a few of the many special events coming up in June throughout Lancaster County.
Celtic Fling and Highland Games
Enjoy a weekend at the Renaissance Faire where everyone is Irish for the weekend! Enjoy the music, art and traditional games of Irish and Scottish clans. The event runs 23-24 June at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, located at 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim. There is an admission fee. For more information, visit http://www.parenfaire.com/.
Get a glimpse of life on a real working farm at Oregon Dairy Farm Days 12-14 June. This annual event includes educational exhibits as well as tours and scavenger hunts. The Oregon Dairy is located at 2900 Oregon Pike.
Celebrate Heritage Day at the Fairmount Homes Retirement Community in Ephrata on 2 June. The day long festival begins at 8 a.m. The festival celebrates rural living.
Also in Ephrata on 2 June will be the 19th Annual International Children’s Festival. Kenyan woodcarver artisans will be on hand. The event takes place rain or shine at the Ten Thousand Villages on North Reading Road. Admission is simply a six ounce tube of toothpaste in its box. For more information, visit http://ephrata.tenthousandvillages.com/.
Enjoy the taste and sounds of Germany without leaving Lancaster County. The Lancaster Liederkranz Summer Fest is scheduled for 8-9 June in Manheim. There will be live bands, singing and dancing, German foods and activities for the children. For more information, visit www.lancasterliederkranz.com.
The 29th Annual Demiuth Garden Tour will take place 9-10 June at the Demuth Museum, 120 E. King Street. Enjoy the gardens and homes of many Lancaster residents. The event is held rain or shine. There is a charge for the tour. For more information, visit http://www.demuth.org/.
Thrive Lancasteris hosting “Is Stress Making You Fat?” on Monday, 4 June from 7-8 p.m. at Thrive Lancaster, 2106 Spring Valley Road. The session features Nutri Freak. For more information, or to register for this free event, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3579270695/mcivte.
Enjoy a night of miniature golf at the Village Greens Miniature Golf Course. On 1 June the Village Greens will hold a Glo Golf Country Night. For more information, visit http://www.villagegreens.com/.
Anniversaries are always fun and the 30th anniversary ofNorfolk Southern will be no different. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate this event on 2 & 3 June. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will also present “Role of Railroads in PA during the Civil War” through the end of the year. The exhibit will highlight Pennsylvania’s role in the Civil War in relation to railroading. The Museum is located on Route 741 just east of Strasburg.
The Rock Ford Plantation will be hosting the National Revolutionary War Re-enactment gathering on 9-10 June. Rock Ford was the home of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand. The re-enactment will display life as it was during the revolutionary times. For more information, visit http://www.rockfordplantation.org/.
Celebrate Intercourse – the town that is. Intercourse will hold its 9th Annual Intercourse Heritage Days from 15 June to 17 June. This free event will take place at the Intercourse Community Park. For more information, visit http://www.intercourseheritagedays.com/.
Learn about blacksmithing during Blacksmith Days at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association. Learn how blacksmiths performed their trade. The Rough and Tumble is located at4977 East Lincoln Hwyin Kinzers.
Experience Lititz at the “Lovin’ Lititz Every Second” on 8 June. The businesses downtown offer families various activities and entertainment. The event occurs the second Friday of every month.
Long’s Park puts on a nice series of concerts on Sunday evenings during the summer. The concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Grab your chairs or a beach blanket and enjoy an evening in the park. Attendees can bring their own food and drink or purchase from the vendors there. The park is an alcohol free park. The entertainers cover a broad spectrum of genres.
- 3 June – Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
- 10 June – Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
- 17 June – Mia Borders
- 24 June – Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
American Music Theater welcomes you to attend the Country Classics through the end of June. On 3 June country legend George Jones will perform. For more information, visit http://www.amtshows.com/ or call 717-397-7700.
The Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, on Old Philadelphia Pike, will show Beverly Lewis’ “The Confession.” The musical is based off of Lewis’ “Heritage of Lancaster County” series and runs through 30 November. For more information, call 800-790-4069.
Mud sales are a great way to support out local fire companies, the majority of which are volunteer companies. This annual auctions begin in March and run through the summer. The Refton Fire Company will hold their sale on 23 June. It begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, view www.reftonfire.org. The Bird-in-Hand Fire Company will hold their sale on Friday, 29 June. It begins at 8 a.m.
Batter up! The Lancaster Barnstormers will host a triple header against the Sugar Land Skeeters on 1-3 June. That Friday night will also be a Scout Sleepover. Another triple header against the Long Island Ducks will be held 11-13 June. The Bridgeport Bluefish will come to Lancasterto face the Barnstormers on 19-21 June. On 29-30 June the Barnstormers face the York Revolution at home. On the 29th there will be a Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Sleepover. There are many special events and fireworks throughout the month. The Barnstormers play at Clipper Stadium, 650 N. Prince Street. For more information, visit http://lancasterbarnstormers.com/schedule.cfm?month=6&year=2012.
Jonah will be performed at Sight and Sound in Strasburg through the end of this year. For more information, call 717-687-7800.
Annie Get Your Gun will be performed at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater through 17 June. For more information, call 717-898-1900.
The romantic comedy, “Things My Mother Taught Me” will be performed at the Rainbow Dinner Theater from 5 June through 5 August. The theater is located on Route 30 East inParadise, at the old Revere Tavern. For more information call 800-292-4301.
Miss Saigon will be performed at the historic Fulton Opera House inLancasterCity from 6 June thru 8 July. The performance does have adult themes. TheFulton is located at12 N Prince Street. For more information, call 717-397-7425.
It is that season again. Head down to the Buck – the Buck Motorsports Park that is – to watch some horsepower at play. Tractor pulls are held every Saturday night. For more information, visit http://www.buckmotorsports.com/index.html.
Lancaster County has many exciting things year round. The County is well known for its Amish, the outlets, the railroads and the simple peace and quiet place to escape life for awhile. So, come enjoy Lancaster County!
ABOUT JEANNE RUCZHAK-ECKMAN
Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman began writing in 1985, with her work appearing in several local newspapers. From 2003-2009, she spearheaded an online newspaper company, which had two newspapers, the PA Farm News and SolancoNews.com. The latter covered everything from hometown heroes and new businesses to the Nickel Mines Shooting. She received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Lock Haven University, and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009. Her interests include learning more about diabetes and how to deal with it, genealogy, history/travel, gaming and Orthodoxy. You may contact Jeanne with your comments and questions.