Smithton 250th Anniversary Celebration

October 22, 2013

It’s hard to believe our 250th anniversary year is nearing its conclusion! If you haven’t yet had the

opportunity to attend any of the events we held throughout the year to both celebrate our milestone and raise funds for local nonprofit organizations, mark your calendar for Sunday, November 3!

The Historic Smithton Inn Hootenanny Awaits You!

Eventbrite - Historic Smithton Hootenanny

From noon until 6 p.m. that day at the Ephrata Cloister Amphitheater (632 W. Main St.), The Historic Smithton Inn Hootenanny will bring a great time and great music to all who join the fun. Get ready to experience the cool Acoustic, Folk & Bluegrass sounds of musical artists including:


  • Down by the Glenside
  • Jenny and the Ragged Mill
  • Denise Moser
  • Bluestone Bluegrass
  • Vinegar Creek Constituency

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ephrata Recreation Center.

Besides your love of exceptional music and sense of fun, bring a blanket so you can relax on the lawn or add some cushion to the benches at the Cloister (chairs not allowed because they will block the view of others).

And don’t forget your appetite! You’ll find plenty of food and beverages available for purchase from local vendors & non-profits.

If you’re so inclined, also bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our area food shelter. Not only will you be doing a good deed, you’ll also be entered for a chance to win a FREE night’s stay at the Historic Smithton Inn!

Tickets are available for just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can purchase them online at Eventbright, at the Historic Smithton Inn, or at the Ephrata Recreation Center.

We’re hoping the weather will be ultra-cooperative that day, but in the event of rain, snow or other debilitating precipitation, the Hootenanny will move indoors to the Ephrata Recreation Center (130 S. Academy Drive). Please check our website’s event page that day to double-check the venue if the sky is looking “iffy.”

I hope you’ll join me on Nov. 3! This event supports a wonderful community resource and will be an unforgettable day of amazing music and camaraderie.