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Photo by Jasmine Sweigart

A Bountiful Harvest!

Local Farmers' Markets in the "Garden Spot"!

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Cabalar Neighborhood Butcher & Eatery

A Full Plate

Presenting an Appetizing Sampler of Some of Lancaster's Best Eateries

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Climber's Run
Photo by Michael Robinson Photography

Feeling At Home in Lancaster, Naturally!

Explore the Local Nature Preserves of Lancaster Conservancy

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Art Matters Studio

Out of the House and Into the FUN!

Explore the BEST local venues for entertaining the kids – for birthdays or every day

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The newly renovated Culliton Park in Lancaster City. Photo by Michelle Johnsen Photography

Play Time!

Take Your Kids to Some of the Best Playgrounds Around!

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Ville + Rue by Domaci. Photo by Jasmine Sweigart

Shopping Lancaster Style

Lancaster's Abundance of Unique Shops and Boutiques Make It Easy to Support Local!

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Sheldon Esch

Sheldon Esch

A native of Lancaster County, Sheldon lives in Manheim Township with his wife, Monica, and their two teenage boys. After a number of years away, they moved back to Lancaster in 2009, excited to see the many creative ways the city and county had changed. Since 2014, as Sheldon has seen the area continue to thrive, he has thoroughly enjoyed creating local publications and the opportunities they've provided to highlight the best of what this beautiful and vibrant community has to offer while also connecting local businesses with their ideal customers!

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September 27th (that's today!) is Capitol Day in Lancaster! For one day in 1777, our city was the capitol of our young nation when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia and met in the Lancaster County Courthouse. They moved on to York.
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It’s a beautiful fall day for the Landis Woods Outdoor Fine Art Show, through 5pm! Food and drink available on site. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and tunes by the Lancaster County Folk Music and Fiddlers’ Society as you browse the booths! More info at landiswoodsartshow.org
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Fair season is the best! There’s still time to do the Ephrata fair and there are a few more listed below that you don’t want to miss! Come on out and enjoy the farm animals, the local arts & crafts, the rides, and the great community vibe! Who knows, you may also discover something new that you didn’t realize could be fried on a stick! 😋

➡️ Ephrata fair - runs through Saturday. Til 11pm tonight and 8am - 10:30pm Friday and Saturday 

➡️ West Lampeter Community Fair - September 28th - 30th purely agricultural, no rides. All food made by local teams and organizations, no vendors.

➡️ New Holland Farmers Fair- September 28th - October 1st Parade is Wed., the 28th at 7pm, ag fair with mix of exhibits, animals, food, rides and competitions. Tug of war matches at 8pm on the 29th and 1st

➡️ Manheim Community Farm Show- October 3rd- 7th, 8am-9pm. Parade on Oct. 3rd at 6:15pm, at fair with exhibits, animal shows, contests, completions and more! 
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Just another late summer evening in the Lancaster County countryside. Lucky us! 
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Don't miss the show in the sky this weekend in Lancaster! Since 1996, the Lancaster Airport has hosted Community Days, featuring a daily airshow, static aircraft displays, food vendors, inflatable rides/activities, airplane and helicopter rides, and much more. And the weather forecast looks wonderful! Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. General Parking is $20 per car and must be paid in cash. Also, there is limited bleacher seating available for purchase. See lancasterairport.com for more details! 
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Saturday was perfect for a float down the Pequea from Sickman’s Mill! Though the tubing season is drawing to a close, you can still get a float down the creek for a good cause this Coming weekend by signing up for their 2nd Annual ‘Build-A-Boat Races! The event benefits Music for Everyone, a non profit organization dedicated to cultivating the power of music as an educational and community building tool to transform lives in Lancaster County! More details at sickmansmill.com/events! 
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