Top 10 To-Dos for August 2019

1 August 31 & September 2 | Hospice & Community Care’s Labor Day Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds

Delight in delicious food prepared by the Amish and enjoy the day’s auctions that will feature quilts, artwork, Amish-made furniture, used cars and much more. Celebrating 35 years, this annual event kicks off both days with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Free parking and admission. 101 Park Ave., Quarryville. Information: 717-295-3900 or labordayauction.org.

2 August 17 | Rivertown Hops

Columbia Animal Shelter

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCC), in partnership with CrocodileDog Marketing, announces the return of this craft beer extravaganza, featuring 25 breweries (with a smattering of wines, ciders, meads and spirits). Enjoy food trucks, music and vendors. Rivertown Hops is an annual fundraiser for the SVCC in its mission to preserve and strengthen the Susquehanna Valley’s business and tourism environment by improving programs and services which promote civic, cultural, business and economic growth and development. 265 S. 10th St., Columbia. 4-8 p.m. Tickets are required. Information: cdm.ticketleap.com/rth.

3 August 30-September 1 | Long’s Park Art Festival

Long’s Park

More than 200 top artists and craftspeople from around the world take part in this nationally recognized event. Enjoy live music, fine food, wine and craft beer. Intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Route 30. Information: 717-735-8883 or longspark.org.

4 August 10 | 2019 Lititz Rotary Craft Show


Launched in 1979, this show has grown from having only local vendors located on one block in Lititz to one of the top craft shows on the East Coast, attracting approximately 700 crafters from throughout the U.S. and Canada. E. Main St., North & South Broad streets, Lititz Springs Park. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: lititzrotary.com/craft-show.html.

5 August 9 & 10 and 16-18 | A Summer of Sing-A-Longs

Prima Theatre

Don those pink jackets and grease up those hair-dos for the Grease Sing-A-Long (rights provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc). The original high school musical takes over Prima on August 9 and 10 in this classic bad-boy meets good-girl film. Join John, Olivia and the gang as we declare how Hopelessly Devoted we are to this classic movie. (Grease Sing-A-Long is a film with subtitles and does not involve live singers leading songs). In addition to subtitles for all of the songs you know and love, interactive elements will make these nights-out an experience to remember. Patrons are invited to dress as characters from Grease.

Closing out the summer sing-a-longs, Hamiltunes returns to the Prima stage. Be sure to bring the Hamilton musical fan in your life to this raucous party as professional and community performers of all ages lead guests in songs like My Shot, Wait for It and The Room Where It Happens. Hamiltunes is made possible by special arrangement with Hamilton Uptown LLC. Proceeds (beyond event production costs) benefit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Hamiltunes is a sing-a-long concert experience with live singers and projected lyrics. 941 Wheatland Ave. Information: 717-327-5124 or primalancaster.org.

6 August 31-September 1 | Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show

Root’s Country Market

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, this show will feature 200 juried artists and craftspeople from Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The two-day event, which has been voted one of the 50 best shows in the country, will also feature delicious food and live entertainment. 705 Graystone Rd., Manheim. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain or shine. Information: heartoflancasterartsandcraftshow.com.

7 August 19-24 | Elizabethtown Fair


Enjoy animal, agricultural, competitive and commercial exhibits, a petting zoo, nightly entertainment, contests, rides and tons of great food at the annual Elizabethtown Fair, which kicks off fair season in Lancaster County. 900 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Monday, 5-11p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Information: 717-367-0508 or etownfair.org.

8 August 23-24 | New Holland Summer Fest

New Holland Community Park

Enjoy this 20th annual event, the highlight of which is the state championship barbecue cook-off. Enjoy food and live entertainment. 400 E. Jackson St., New Holland. Information: 717-875-1267 or nhsummerfest.org.

9 August 31-September 2 | Annual Pancake Breakfast

Oregon Dairy

Feast on a few or a stack of pancakes during Oregon Dairy’s Annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast. 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz. Information: 717-656-2856 or oregondairy.com.

10 August 24 | Farm To Fork Fondo

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Enjoy a simplicity that can only be found in Amish country where farming and gathering is an elemental tradition experienced perfectly from the seat of a bicycle. Experience an organized bicycle ride where participants choose the distance best suited for themselves. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. 150 Cherry Hill Rd., Ronks. Information: farmforkfondo.com/pennsylvania-dutch.

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