Monday, July 30, 2018

Fairs, Festivals, Food and more!

As the summer starts to wind down, events in Lancaster are just getting started. From art festivals to auctions, concerts, fairs and more, there are countless events coming up in Lancaster County. As always, find a local Bed and Breakfast that suits your needs by visiting www.authenticbandb.com. Our innkeepers are Lancaster’s finest hosts, with unique rooms at each inn, knowledge of all the best spots to visit in Lancaster and, of course, are remarkable at preparing breakfast.

The 40th annual Long’s Park Art Festival takes place August 31-September 2. Rated as one of the 50 best art fairs in the country, the festival features over 200 juried artist selling paintings, sculptures, clothing, jewelry, photography, furniture and much more. Tickets are $10 for a single day, $15 for a three-day pass and kids under 12 are free. (Proceeds benefit the park and its summer concert series.) Also featured at the festival is the Susquehanna Style Pub, an area where guests can enjoy craft beer, wine, mixed drinks and a selection of food from local restaurants. For more information, visit www.longspark.org/art-festival.
One of the most popular auctions in Lancaster, the Hospice & Community Care Labor Day Auction takes place September 1 and 3 at the Solanco Fairgrounds.
From sports memorabilia to high-end items, handmade quilts and original artwork, the auction offers a large selection of items, or just go to enjoy the sights and some tasty auction food like the famous breakfast log. Parking and admission is free. Proceeds benefits Hospice and Community Care. For more information, visit www.labordayauction.org
New this year to Downtown Lancaster is the Lancaster MusicFest. Taking place September 8 at the picturesque Buchanan Park, the all-day event features a line-up of Lancaster’s finest musicians, food trucks, a beer garden, hot air balloon rides and more. The family-friendly event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network. Register online at www.lancastermusicfest.com to purchase a ticket for a suggested donation of $5, register for free, or grab a $25 VIP ticket (which includes a $5 donation, T-shirt, free cup and drink and food ticket).
Lancaster City Restaurant Week takes place September 10-16, with approximately 50 downtown restaurants offering special deals throughout the week. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can choose a place that best suits your needs with combinations varying in price from $10-$40. Restaurant Week offers guests a chance to explore downtown eateries and sample an array of foods at a reasonable cost. For more information, visit www.lancastercityrestaurantweek.com.
If there’s one thing Lancastrians love, it's fairs and we don’t skimp on them. Check out https://lancasterpa.com/fairs-and-festivals/ for a complete list of the fairs scattered throughout the county in the upcoming weeks. Whether it’s rides, local livestock, crafts, baked goods or fair food, we’ve got you covered.

There you have it, folks. Just a few of the many events headed our way in the next few weeks. Book a room at a local inn at www.authenticbandb.com and make your stay a memorable one.