Spring Faires and Festivals in Lancaster County

May 7, 2010

I LOVE a good festival, and Lancaster County has some great ones this Spring! As you might imagine with the agricultural tradition in PA Dutch Country, many of our festivals are related to food… or things that go well with food (ie: music, wine & beer). Here are a few upcoming festivals you might like to check out.
  • Herb & Garden Faire: Landis Valley Museum (May 7 – 8): Both novice and seasoned gardeners will enjoy walking through the stands of over 70 vendors of heirloom plants (including roses & tomatoes), annuals, perennials and art from the garden. 

  • PA Wine Fest (May 7): This isn’t some little bitty local wine festival, we’re talking over 100 wineries from around the world! 

  • BrewFest at Mt. Hope (May 15): Calling all beer fans! Come to the second annual BrewFest. There will be thirty to forty microbreweries from up and down the east coast that will be there.  

  • Spring Gulch Folk Festival (May 20 – 23):  A weekend-long event of excellent music, sing-a-long campfires, workshops, dancing… in New Holland.    

  • Rhubarb Festival (May 21 – 22): One of America’s most unique festivals with food, music, family festivities and games totally dedicated to rhubarb!

  • Adamstown Community Days (May 28 – 30): Free nightly musical entertainment, free admission and free parking, plus food, games & carnival in a small town atmosphere.  

  • PA Flavorfest (May 29 – 30): Free admission and free parking make FlavorFest the “must do” event of this three-day weekend. Enjoy a taste of the state’s dazzling array of culinary, craft, wine and beer offerings, all in one location.
All of these festivals are between 10 – 45 minute drives from the Smithton Inn, making us an ideal location to base yourself as you enjoy a few of Lancaster County’s spring offerings.