Friday, January 25, 2013

Presidents Weekend in Lancaster, PA

As you plan your special Valentines Day retreat with that special someone, don't forget that this year Valentines Day runs into the Presidents Day weekend holiday.  Thus, you will want to have some more ideas for that extended celebration.  Here are a few things the two of you may enjoy during your romantic getaway in Lancaster County, PA.
One thing you do not want to miss is the:
Naturally the "sweetest place on earth" is going to help couples celebrate Valentines Day by making February its everything chocolate month.  Here is just a sampling of some things to do on your weekend excursion
  • Chocolate-Infused Dinners - From the Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey to menu specials and more!
  • Chocolate-Covered Children’s Teas at Hershey Lodge
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairings - a Chocolate-Covered February must-do at The Hotel Hershey!
  • Try It With Truffles - create your own confections at The Hershey Story Museum
  • Decadent chocolate treatments and specials at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

If you're not feeling in the mood for chocolate you could escort your significant other and enjoy one of the many shows the various theaters in Lancaster, PA have to offer.

Fulton Theatre
Good People

Rainbow Dinner Theatre
Have I Got a Girl for You

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Run for Your Wife

American Music Theatre
The Time Jumpers

Stitches Comedy Club 
Comedian Basile

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Farm Show

Another show has come and gone.  Each year in January, usually the first full week, people come from all over to Harrisburg to visit the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event.  Over 8 days there are competitions and demonstrations, judging of livestock and PA food & products, displays of the latest farming equipment and plentiful wonderful Farm Show food.  You do not have to be a farmer to enjoy the Farm Show.  There is something for everyone.  There are cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, square dancing, and a championship rodeo and did I mention mouth-watering food.  You will get to see the best PA hay, vegetables, Christmas trees, livestock and over 1000 birds of all different types. 

I enjoy the rabbits and birds the most and watching the baby chicks hatch. And don’t miss the beautiful work of art, the butter sculpture. There are a myriad of educational opportunities, as well. Just to give a few possibilities- in addition to the cooking demonstrations, you can learn all about beekeeping from beekeepers, learn all about PA owls from Shavers Creek Environmental Center and all you ever wanted to know about maple syrup production.   

If you are interested in watching competitions the sheep to shawl contest is a great one to watch.  There are tractor pulls and a miniature horse pull, oh and cow patty bingo!  This year there was even a polo demonstration.  There is just too much to mention. So, if you missed the Farm Show this year, don’t forget to put it on your calendar for next year.