Posted: 07/26/2022 | by Jessica

Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Lancaster, PA

From festivals to amusement park fun, there’s plenty to do this Labor Day Weekend in Lancaster!

Longs Park Art Festival during Labor Day Weekend in Lancaster

For many folks, Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end to summer. However, there is still plenty to do before you pack your white pants away and dive into the school year. Friday through Monday, look forward to everything from fine wine and masterful artwork, to waterparks and live music.

Special Events:

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicks off on August 20th and runs every weekend through October 30th. See jousting knights, live music, stunts, try delicious foods, and more.

Allentown Fair
The Great Allentown Fair begins on Wednesday, August 31st, and runs through Monday, September 5th. Rides, food, agricultural events, live music and a fun time are waiting!

Decked Out Live
Head to the Vineyard at Hershey on Friday nights for food, wine, beer, cider and live music!

Sunflower Festivals
Barnyard Kingdom's Sunflower Festival has it's last weekend September 3rd-5th. Enjoy wagon tours, cut your own flower stem, live music, a corn maze and more.

You can also check out the Sunflower Festival at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm on September 3rd, with sunflower and zinnia fields, wine and beer, live music, photo sessions and more.

Local Makers Market
The Shops @ Rockvale are hosting a Local Makers Market on September 3rd. Shop local artisans with a variety of goodies including candles, jewelry, woodworking, as well as food and drink.

Wine by the Vine
Join Grandview Vineyards on Friday & Saturday night for wine, beer, cocktails, and live music on their deck.

First Friday
Head into Lancaster City on September 2nd for live performers, art galleries, live music and dining!

Long's Park Art Festival
Enjoy perusing 200 local artisans and vendors with handmade pieces and items.

Music of Queen + Journey
Back by popular demand, the music of Queen + Journey returns to Prima September 1st-3rd.

Family Fun:

Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland
End the summer with a splash! Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland closes for the season after Labor Day weekend, so don your swimsuit one last time and head on over while you can. If you are looking for other “cool” ideas- be sure to check out our list of activities to beat the heat!

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Enjoy over 50 farm fun activities for the family including a corn maze, wagon rides, hay chute slide, live animals and much more!

Strasburg Rail Road
Head out to the Strasburg Rail Road, America's oldest operating railroad, and enjoy a 45 minute steam train ride from Strasburg to Paradise, PA.

Turkey Hill Experience
Take a break from the heat at Turkey Hill Experience where you sample teas and ice cream, learn about Turkey Hill's process, and create and taste your own flavor!

Amish Farm & House
Learn about Lancaster's Amish community, ride on an Amish scooter, take a tour of the countryside and more!

Check out even more of Lancaster's top family attractions!

Sip & Savor:

Including live music, many of our wineries have tastings and offer a great place to hang out at on the weekends! You can also check out local breweries, and our brewery trail, for a craft brew and yummy food.

Dine outdoors while it's still patio season at spots like the treehouse at Loxley's, Annie Bailey's, Decades, and others. Enjoy great food and drinks on a rooftop at The Exchange, Altana, and Tellus360 and check out some of Lancaster's nightlife and bars.

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