Lancaster County is known for its hand made quilts stitched by Amish and Mennonite women. Because of their high level of craftsmanship and quality these quilts are considered works of art. It is only fitting for the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) to hold its annual Quilt Week, March 16 – 19, 2016, in downtown Lancaster at the Convention Center. The show boasts a huge merchant mall that features all things quilt making such as supplies, new quilts, and classes for all levels of quilt makers. Over 100 vendors will be in attendance as well as quilters from around the world and the U.S. Learn from internationally known instructors and authors to improve you skills. Enjoy special exhibits and enter to win a variety of prizes.
Tickets can be purchased online and receive a 10%...
The Fulton Opera House is a National Historic Landmark located in Lancaster, PA. Also known as the Grand Old Lady of Prince Street, it opened in 1852 and has chronicled the evolution of the American Stage. Its productions have entertained millions over the years. The 2016 season includes:
Legally Blonde: January 26 – February 14, 2016
The perfect show to cure Cabin Fever, this funny musical is based on the movie Legally Blonde.
Sister Act: March 1-26, 2016
An inspiring story with gospel music and dancing gives reason to Rejoice! Based on the hit 1992 film Sister Act.
Ghost: April 19 – May 15, 2016
Believe in the power of love. Adapted from the hit film Ghost.
Footloose: June 7 – July 17, 2016
Celebrate the wisdom of listening to young...
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking your special someone to a show at the American Music Theatre located in very close proximity to the After Eight Bed and Breakfast. On Friday, February 12 at 8:00pm, be entertained by the largest magical touring show “Masters of Illusion.” You’ll witness amazing illusions, levitating women, comedy magic and escapes in real time, no camera tricks. Then on Saturday, February 13, Tommy James and The Shondells & Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone perform at 8:00 pm. Listen to some of the best oldies such as “Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover,” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” and “I...
There is lots to do when you visit the Q. Nestled in the charming town of West Chester, PA, just 32 miles east of Gordonville, is the home of the world’s leading multi-media retailer QVC. You probably already know QVC as “that shopping network.” But there’s also a lot you don’t know about us.
The QVC Studio Tour is a guided walking tour through the state-of-the-art facility used to broadcast QVC into millions of homes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – live! During the tour, you’ll discover how QVC products are found, tested, brought to life on air, and presented to millions of QVC customers. Tours are available seven days a week at 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
On select days, QVC offers All Access Tours that provide a more...
Go back in time and witness the greatest stories of the Bible as they come to life on stage at Sight & Sound Theatres located in Ronks, Pennsylvania. Experience the greatest birth in history. The show Miracle of Christmas is on stage until January 2, 2016. The setting is the small town of Bethlehem where camels, horses, donkeys, shepherds and villagers proclaim, “The Savior is born!”
Sight & Sound Theatres is the nation’s largest Christian theatre and is often referred to as “Christian Broadway.” This inspiring family experience includes a majestic 2000-seat theatre, a massive 300-foot wrap-around stage, a professional cast, spectacular towering sets and a variety of live animals.
Weekday shows are still available on Tuesday through Thursday....
At the historic Old Country Store located at 3510 Old Philadelphia Pike in Intercourse, Pennsylvania you’ll find all kinds of locally handcrafted items many of them from Amish and Mennonite craftspersons. It is the perfect shopping destination to find that special gift.
Built in 1833, the Old Country Store is the oldest store in the village of Intercourse. Through the years, it had a variety of owners housing an antique business, quilt shop and included the People’s Place Quilt Museum from 1986 to 2013. In 2014, new owners Dean & Jan Mast reopened the store specializing in locally made items. From locally preserved foods to redware pottery to a variety of clothing, house wares, kitchen gadgets, and appliances, your special gift awaits.
Named by Better Homes and Gardens...
Lancaster County is special at the holidays and The National Christmas Center located in Paradise, PA is a must see! Dedicated to preserving Christmas traditions and honoring the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Christ, you’ll leave with a richer understanding of Christmases past and be inspired to create new ways to celebrate with your family and friends.
Three big events are planned for the 2015 Holiday Season.
Countryside Christmas Market, Thursday thru Sunday November 19 to December 23. This is an outdoor event that features local retailers and artisans, food, music, light displays and so much more. Purchase your Christmas tree and wreath.
The Magic Lantern Show, November 27 thru December 31 on select days. The National Christmas Center has partnered with the...
Spring House Brewing Company is known for their unique eyebrow-raising brews. Owner, Matthew Keasey isn’t afraid to experiment with unusual ingredients. For example, he uses about 150 pounds of mango puree to make 300 gallons of imperial pale ale that is bottled as “Astounding She-Monster Mango IPA.” It is almost like a beer smoothie. The Astounding She-Monster Mango is available year round in addition to their award-winning Big Gruesome – a fully bodied stout that is scary good.
Seasonal brews now on tap include:
Lexicon Devil: Grapefruit Pale Ale
Spinal Remains: Pumpkin Stoudt
Diabolical Doctor Wit: Belgian Wit
The Martians Kidnap Santa: Egg Nog Stout
Located in downtown Lancaster city, it opened a new brewpub at 209 Hazel Street in addition to the Taproom...
Do you need a laugh? The Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse has been producing Broadway and original comedies since 1984. Founded by working actors David and Cindy DiSavino, their goal was to provide an experience for guests to remember and return regularly. Friends and family of all ages have been enjoying wonderful comedy and delicious food.
You’ll find a variety of dining options and menu choices depending upon the season. Sunday matinees offer a traditional buffet, Friday and Saturday evening is a plated menu, or a lighter fare menu is available on Thursday evenings for $30. Wine by the bottle can be reserved and added to your check at the time of the show. Ticket prices range from $30 - $56 depending upon your show selection.
Shows available this holiday season and in 2016...
Pennsylvania Dutch Country is known for its Mennonite and Amish quilts. You’ll find exquisite artistry and detailed stitching that create works of art that are a labor of love. Wide borders, geometric shapes and deep colors, mark these artistic and yet-practical treasures. The Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum [http://www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com ] provides a nice education on the quilts aplenty you may see for sale on the backroads of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. An Amish handmade quilt makes the perfect gift.
Explore the variety of quilt shops in close proximity to After Eight B&B.
Esh’s Handmade Quilts, 3829 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville
Handstitched Amish quilts on a working farm.
Hannah’s Quilts, 216 Witmer Road, Lancaster
The shop is located...