Do you consider yourself a miniature golf aficionado? In Lancaster County, you will find some unique and challenging courses.
Village Greens Miniature Golf, 1444 Village Road, Strasburg
One of Lancaster County’s hidden jewels; you’ll find two unique golf experiences where the challenge of golf is combined with natural beauty. The 18-hole Orange course offers a covered bridge, cave and tobacco shed, while the 23-hole Gold course provides a variety of natural obstacles. A mature wooded setting with spectacular landscaping is why Village Greens has been voted the #1 miniature golf course in Lancaster County for the fifth consecutive year. Enjoy an old-fashioned milk shake at the Snack Bar. Open daily now through September 25. Visit the website for hours.
Overlook Falls Mini-Golf...
Based on Beverly Lewis’s trilogy, this inspiring story “The Confession” returns to the Bird-in-Hand Stage. This musical is a story of a young Amish woman caught in the middle of secrets, scandals and mystery. Prior to the show enjoy a smorgasbord at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant specializing in PA Dutch cooking with traditional Lancaster County recipes and utilizing farm-fresh food grown locally.
“The Confession” is now playing through July 14, 2016. Show times are Monday through Saturday with dinner and lunch show options. Visit the website for specific times and to purchase tickets online.
Don’t miss this brilliant love story.
Lancaster County has over 25 covered bridges that bring to mind old charm and romance. Covered bridges are often referred to as “kissing bridges” because it was “the place” for couples to stroll across. Each bridge has its own story and architectural beauty. The spring is a perfect time for a drive through Lancaster’s unique towns and villages with stops at covered bridges, shops, attractions, and restaurants. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.
You can find several covered bridge driving tours at Discover Lancaster’s website. The Scenic Parks & Preserve and Lititz & Its Countryside tours are the closest to the After Eight Bed & Breakfast. Download the PDF that provides explicit driving directions and suggested things to see and do....
A new line of comedies for 2016 at Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse will keep you entertained and laughing. On stage starting April 9 is “Catch Me If You Can.” If you were a faithful fan of the TV series “Columbo,” you’ll enjoy this show. A true “Who done it” mystery with twists and turns as the rumpled detective bumbles his way to solving the murder. The show runs through May 28. Choose a matinee, evening or Sunday twilight show. Select from a number of dining options and you can even reserve a bottle of wine.
Upcoming shows for the 2016 season include:
A Perfect Wedding – June 4 to August 13. It is a humorous oxymoron of a play that will keep you laughing.
Is There Life After 50 – August 20 to October 29. Friends forever, three...
The Strasburg Railroad located in Ronks was an important part of Pennsylvania’s railroad history. Founded in 1832, the railroad’s main purpose was a freight interchange with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Today, it is one of Lancaster County’s top attractions offering visitors an opportunity to learn about early 20th century railroading. Enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the rolling Amish farmlands to Paradise and back. Starting April 2 and every Saturday through November 19, 2016 the Wine & Cheese train provides a luxurious air-conditioned lounge car where you are served a selection of wine, cheese and crackers. Passengers can purchase a souvenir wine glass, beer and other soft drinks. The train boards at 5:45 pm and departs at 6:00pm. Limited tickets are...
Looking for the most authentic interaction with my Plain neighbors? You’ll find it at the annual Amish mud sales held each spring. These auction style sales are fundraisers for the local fire companies. The Amish mix easily with the “English” (as the rest of us are known) as they bid on all sorts of items including hand-made Amish quilts and furniture, toys, livestock, buggies, farm equipment, house wares, and more. Best of all, whether you are just browsing or bidding, there is plenty of delicious Pennsylvania Dutch food like chicken corn soup, pot pie, funnel cakes, sticky buns, and lots of hot cider and coffee. Wear your boots, as the ground begins to thaw in early spring the fields can be muddy. Upcoming mud sales:
March 17, 2016
The 334th birthday of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be observed on March 13, 2016 at historic sites across Pennsylvania. Charter Day celebrates the anniversary of the 1681 land grant from King Charles II to William Penn. Celebrate Charter Day this year in Lancaster County where you’ll find two historic sites in close proximity: the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum. Admission is FREE on this day.
A site along the Industrial Heritage Trail, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, located in Strasburg, preserves the history of railroading and has more than 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars on display. Located in Lancaster, the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is the largest museum about early Pennsylvania...
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...