Posted: 09/16/2020

Opportunities for Safe Autumn Enjoyment Abound in Lancaster County, PA

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(Lancaster, Pa.) There’s still plenty of time for fall fun in Lancaster County PA, as our tourism properties are safe & open, with appropriate COVID health protocols and reminders in place for guests & employees alike.

Lancaster’s long-time appeal is based not only on our good value, drive-ability, and diversity of offerings, but also especially on the wide open spaces that await visitors here:

All of which are beautiful this time of year, as the autumn harvest comes in and the leaves begin to turn. Our foliage season runs primarily late September through early November, with the prime period covering the latter two weeks of October.

Take in socially-distanced versions of some of our classic fall events this year, including the mirth & merriment of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (now thru 11/1), the delicious celebration that is the Whoopie Pie Festival (10/17), or the special Thomas and Friends Train Rides at Strasburg Rail Road (mid-Oct thru early Nov).

Harvest fun is in abundance at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm (now thru 11/7) – with its #1-rated corn maze & Pumpkin Madness Festival on 11/7 – as well as the homemade offerings & specialty shops of fall-favorite Kitchen Kettle Village and the bountiful pumpkins & other pickings at Country Barn Farm Market.

There’s new options for food & drinks, too, from the Double C restaurant and Our Town Brewery in Lancaster City to St. Boniface Craft Brewing’s Tied House in Lititz. Another great area autumn tradition is enjoying a beverage in the outdoor Biergarten at Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy – the only U.S. brewery from the 1800s that has survived intact.

Want to get your scare on? Your haunting won’t go wanting at Field of Screams or Jason’s Woods. For a little less maniacal fright, walk along with the Ghost Tours of Lancaster or Strasburg, or ride along with a Spooky Scoot tour from Strasburg Scooters Tours.

With so much to do, visitors will need at least one overnight. Nestle into the AAA 4-Diamond and Forbes 4-Star rated The Inn at Leola Village - A Historic Hotel of America or enjoy the crisp, fresh air at one of our many campgrounds. For a change of pace to your remote-based educational or occupational routine, try a school-cation at the new, one-of-a-kind Cartoon Network Hotel, or a work-cation at one of our many B&Bs such as the Historic Smithton Inn, which has just upgraded the entire property and all rooms with enhanced Wi-Fi and Smart HDTVs.

Lancaster County is a wonderful blend of urban style and rural splendor, with many rich cultures, from the Amish to the arts. Travelers can take in our vibrant downtown city life – with galleries, great dining, specialty shops, and live music – or explore surrounding towns and villages to get a sampling of the heritage, food, craftsmanship, and attractions for which Lancaster is famous. Visit us at


For more information:
Joel Cliff, Dir. of Communications
Phone: 717-735-0311

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