Posted: 08/05/2020 | by Katie

4 Things to Do in Lancaster County in August

Fun ideas for the family before school starts!

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With the last few golden days of summer nearing, and the start of school edging in on the horizon why not go out with a bang? There is a ton to do in Lancaster in August. It is just the place to cap off your summer and cross a few more things off your bucket list. Take a look at some of our suggestions below for an amazing final month of summer.

1. See a Show

You don’t have to travel all the way to New York City to see a great show- there are plenty right here in Lancaster. If you are looking for a classic show, Clue The Musical at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is on stage August 7 - 30. Sight & Sound Theatres offers spectacular shows on the new Sight & Sound TV. See performances such as Jesus, Noah, and Sampson from the comfort of your own home.

2. Catch a Ride

There is no better time to cruise around with the wind in your hair than summer in Lancaster County. Spend the day scooting through the back roads as you enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of PA Dutch Country with Strasburg Scooters. If you prefer to get some exercise while you ride- try a bike tour with Lititz Bike Works, they offer several different tours both with electric bikes or standard bikes. For another scenic tour, stop by the Strasburg Railroad
for an open-air train ride. Take in the beautiful scenery as you ride in style, nice and cool.

3. Attend an Unforgettable Event

Enjoy an evening of music featuring Swing Street at the Lititz Historical Foundation gardens. This free concert is held on August 9 and begins at 6:30 pm. Although the event is free, donations are welcome to further maintain the gardens. Grab your blanket and lawn chair for an evening of community engagement and good tunes.

Get your kiddos ready to head back to school with Farm Classroom Days at Barnyard Kingdom. This fun and authentic farm experience brings education outdoors and allows for hands-on learning. Teachers will a valid school ID will receive $1 off their admission for classroom days held on August 7, 8, and 9.

Attention Dog Lovers! For more fun on the farm, Barnyard Kingdom invites your and your furry friend to Dog Days in the Maze, August 28, 29, and 30.

Stroll through Oregon Dairy’s cornfields to a beautiful sunflower patch on Thursdays – Sundays this month for Sunflower Pickin’ Days. The patch features over 23 varieties of sunflowers and colorful zinnias spread across two acres. To keep the fun going, visit on August 22 at 5 pm for the Sunflower Concert
featuring Garrett Shultz.

The USD Service Dogs division hosts their First Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, August 28 to benefit pups in training. The tournament will follow a scramble format that starts promptly at 9 am. Fees include golf, BBQ buffet, prizes, and more!

4. Take a sip

The Vineyard at Hershey hosts their Decked out Live event every Friday evening from August 3 to September 25. Enjoy pours and pints while live music fills the air. Purchase a season pass for full access all summer long.

For more Friday fun stop by the Taproom & Grille at Mount Hope Estate & Winery for live music, good food, and great drinks. Enjoy local cuisine and handcrafted brews in their spacious courtyard all summer long!

Held on the lawn of the Nissley Vineyards, The Summerfest Series is a great way to spend a warm summer night. Visitors can picnic on the lawn while they enjoy Nissley Vineyards wine paired with live music. There are is also beer available (for the non-wine lovers) and food trucks. Concerts are held every Friday & Saturday of the month; the type of music varies per show. Table seating is available but must be reserved in advance.

Plan your visit to Lancaster today! Check out our Getaway Guide for the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, and have fun. The guide also comes with thousands of coupons and a map of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

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