A Summer Favorite: Art & Crafts Festivals in Lancaster

July 13, 2013

As the summer temps rise, you’ll discover that the art scene in Lancaster County is also hitting new heights. You’ll find an abundance of summer/early fall arts & crafts festivals when you visit us during August and September!

The Historic Smithton Inn’s location in northern Lancaster County puts us – and our guests – in easy reach of the best art festival shopping in Lititz, Mt. Gretna, Lancaster and, of course, Ephrata! I encourage you to check out as many festivals as you can because they’re all unique and offer the opportunity to explore the many distinct destinations in our area.

36th Annual Lititz Rotary Craft Show – Saturday, August 10, 2013. 8 am – 4 pm. Rain or Shine.
Location: Lititz Springs Park, Main St. and Broad St. Lititz PA 17543.

This is a HUGE event with approximately 700 booths with arts, crafts and food. Expect to spend the day; there’s so much to see! It’s the perfect place to find those special gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people. And it’s all just 15 minutes away from the Historic Smithton Inn.

39th Annual Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show  Sat. August 17 from 9 am – 6 pm and Sun. August 18,
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2013 from 9 am – 6 pm. Rain or Shine. Admission fees apply.

Presented under the oaks of the Chautauqua section of Mount Gretna between Route 117 and Pennsylvania Avenue, this show draws nearly 20,000 art show patrons to see the works of approximately 260 artists chosen through juried competition. Visiting Mt. Gretna is like going back to a simpler time…where living is easy and old-fashioned ice cream is all the rage.

The 35th Annual Long’s Park Art & Crafts Festival –  Labor Day Weekend Friday through Admission fees apply.
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Monday, August 30 – September 1, 2013 from 10 am – 5 pm.

Shop for 3 days in one of Lancaster’s most beautiful city parks as it’s transformed into an outdoor art gallery.
You’ll find 200 top artists and craftspeople from across the nation, live music, and an assortment of fantastic food, wine, and craft beer, too. All proceeds benefit the free Long’s Park Summer Music Series.

Restaurant Fair and Arts & Crafts Festival – Sat. September 7, 2013 from 9 am – 3 pm. Downtown Square, East and West Main Streets, and North and South State Streets in Ephrata

The Ephrata Merchant’s Arts and Crafts Festival and Restaurant Fair brings more than 200 artisans to town. Browse and buy their handmade creations, and enjoy the fabulous food from local restaurants as well. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit downtown and explore our special borough!