Annual Events

Americans from all over the country flock to Pennsylvania Dutch Country each year for these special limited-time-only events!

A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine
Peep Peep – Get ready for a full day of fun! Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into town for a day of BIG dreams and even BIGGER smiles. Jump on board Thomas for an interactive train ride, pick up your Dream Pass and head to the Play Pod or say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt.
Rough & Tumble Engineers; Historical Industrial-Agricultural Museum
The Rough and Tumble Historical Association is a unique non-profit museum located on 33-acres in Lancaster County in PA that helps preserve America's Agricultural and Industrial history by holding events throughout the year. They have many operating exhibits as well as numerous Steam Traction Engines including the 2nd Oldest running Steam Traction Engine in the US, the Schiedlerbuilt in 1886 recently restored!
Lancaster Balloon Festival
The very best way to enjoy the beautiful Lancaster countryside; with a very talented group of pilots! You won't find a more scenic balloon ride anywhere on the East Coast.
The Hersey RV Show: "America's Largest RV Show!"
See more than 1,300 RVs from 30+ manufacturers at the Annual America’s Largest RV Show®, at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The show is THE place to shop and compare new RVs, find the latest accessories, upgrades, campgrounds, vacation destinations and related products.
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Each weekend throughout the Faire season will showcase an exciting and unique theme that offers a different experience every time. Enjoy themed entertainment, foods, participatory contests and activities in addition to the regularly scheduled events.
Rhubarb Festival
In the heart of Lancaster County, rhubarb has been celebrated for over 30 years. Kitchen Kettle Village comes alive with the sweet aroma of rhubarb jam bubbling in kettles. Rhubarb is the harbinger of spring in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes zany events.
Whoopie Pie Festival
The Most Delicious Day in Lancaster County! The annual Whoopie Pie Festival features more than 400 different Whoopie Pie flavors and is held at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.