Venture Off the Beaten Path: Lancaster County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour

October 16, 2014

 If you think you’ve seen nearly all there is to see in Lancaster County, think again!

Lancaster’s Best Kept Secrets Revealed
From October 10 through October 25, 2014, Lancaster’s Best Kept Secrets Tour will introduce you to 37 unique and off-the-beaten path businesses.

Shopping, eating, architecture, art…all sorts of fun and surprises await you. The event resembles a home or garden tour in that you’ll drive yourself from place to place. Make the rounds and enjoy the added perk of enjoying all the special freebies including refreshments, gifts, demos, and more.

There’s even a “shop & win” game with over $1,000 in prizes and a chance to win a $200 shopping spree at the business on the tour you liked best.

All businesses on the tour will have operating hours Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — or longer.

To join the tour, simply buy a ticket (just $8, $1 of which will be donated to the Christ’s Home for Children). You can visit all business in a single day or tackle the tour a few businesses at a time over the course of the entire 16 days.

So you’re probably wondering, “Which businesses can I expect to discover on the tour?”

Great question!

But I can’t tell you. That’s why they call it the “Best Kept Secrets” Tour.

According to the Best Kept Secret Tour’s website, on the tour you’ll find – among many other things – garden and gift stores in a Victorian mansion, renovated factories, historic old homes, locally and globally made crafts, farmers markets, Amish fruit farms, specialty stores (chocolate, books, fabrics, and more), an alpaca farm, and lots of other distinctive shops.

Get Your Best Kept Secrets Tour Tickets
You’ll get a free goody bag to boot if you’re one of the first 2000 people to purchase your ticket!  Your ticket (in booklet form) will serve as your guide to each business. It includes the businesses’ names and addresses, a map to help you navigate, a calendar of extra events, and coupons from every business.

Enjoy your adventure, and be sure to stop back here to leave a comment sharing which best kept secrets you loved most!

By Rebecca Gallagher
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