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Green Dragon Farmer’s Market

Known for being one of the most popular shopping experiences in Ephrata, the Green Dragon Farmer’s Market features over 400 local merchants, growers, craftsmen, and vendors each week. From fresh produce to handmade items and art, the market has an astonishing variety of goods. Browsing this market won’t be a quick and easy task, but …
Beautiful old historic buildings in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

9 Things to Do in Downtown Lancaster PA

If you’re wondering if there are things to do in Downtown Lancaster PA, the answer is a resounding YES! Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a city of seven square miles and 60,000 permanent residents. It offers a central, drivable location to surrounding cities like New York, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Lancaster may be easily overlooked at first …
Ephrata to Hershey map

15 Things to Do in Hershey PA

15 Things to Do in Hershey PA! Looking for Things to Do in Hershey, PA?  Hershey PA, most famous for its chocolate-themed attractions and ties to chocolatier and philanthropist Milton Hershey, is any easy 29 mile drive from the Historic Smithton Inn. That makes it a PERFECT day trip destination! I love helping my guests tailor …
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Amish Quilt Auctions

Buying quilts at an Amish Quilt Auction, rather than in one of Lancaster’s many wonderful local quilt shops, is NOT for the faint of heart.  It is a truly unique experience.  Plus, it can save you lots of money. My favorite auction is held every-other month in New Holland at the Garden Spot Hall.  They …
Amish Dolls

15 Best Amish Shops in Lancaster PA

Are you looking for the best Amish Shops in Lancaster PA?  You should be!  It’s an authentic way to explore our Amish countryside, meet and interact with our Amish neighbors,  and support Amish family owned businesses.  There’s a wide array of Amish stores and small businesses located throughout the Lancaster County.  In this list you’ll …
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2021 Mud Sales

While some people dread the springtime mud season that follows a snowy winter, in Lancaster County, it is one of the most exciting times of the year. Starting in February, mud sales pop up all over the county offering incredible deals on everything from antiques to farmed goods to clothing.    What is a Mud …

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