Apple Dumplings – those tasty apples wrapped in pastry and covered in sweet cinnamon syrup – are returning to help raise funds for the Back to the Cloister Fund. Proceeds from this annual event allow the Cloister museum to compete with private collectors and other institutions on the open market for original items made at the Cloister. Over the years, apple dumplings have been used to purchase one-of-a-kind furniture, rare music manuscripts, and the original 1739 deed to the historic site—more than 100 items since the creation of the fund more than 40 years ago. This year, the apple dumplings will be available for purchase at the Historic Ephrata Cloister on Friday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 a.m. until sold out. There is no guarantee supplies will last until the end of the day on Saturday, so plan to make your purchases early. Pre-orders are welcome and can be ordered online at https://ephrata-cloister-associates.ticketleap.com/apple-dumpling-sales/ Free delivery is offered for pre-orders of 20 or more within 10 miles of the Ephrata Cloister. No admission is required to purchase apple dumplings.
It’s never too soon to start your holiday shopping, so when you stop to pick up your apple dumplings be sure to visit the Museum Store’s Porch Sale and check out our deeply discounted items. In addition to great deals outside, there will be a storewide sale inside with 10 – 25% off both days. You may just find that perfect gift for someone on your list.
For more information about Apple Dumpling sales, pre-orders, or to learn more about the historic site, contact the Ephrata Cloister at (717)733-6600 or check the website at www.EphrataCloister.org.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522