Best Kept Secrets Tour
A Shopping / Food and Fun Adventure
April 10 thru 26, 2014An unusual shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Your ticket is valid the entire time—do what you can in a day or take 17 days—it’s up to you. All tour businesses are open Mon thru Sat from 9 to 5 (a few will close for Good Friday and Easter Monday). Collect tickets to play the shop & win game and enter to win over $1000 in prizes. Enter to win a $200 shopping spree at the tour business of your choice. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. Although we won’t tell you the names of the businesses ahead of time (that’s part of the fun secret!), we will tell you the types of places you’ll visit— unusual home, garden and gift stores housed in unique buildings like Victorian mansions, restored stone mills, barns, a renovated carriage house, and a former general store , locally made crafts or fresh produce displayed on Amish farms, favorite cafes and tucked away restaurants in historic buildings, a miniature horse farm where you can interact with the animals, farmer’s markets and specialty food stores with plenty of samples for tasting, nurseries and greenhouses, an awesome fabric store, a replica Bavarian Village, a handcrafted furniture shop, a potter’s studio offering demonstrations, antiques, vintage, upcycled and consignment treasures, clothing, jewelry, florals, boutiques, a toy store and much, much more!!! There is something for everyone! The stores are located throughout Lancaster County but if you follow our path you will never travel more than 15 miles between places and most are closer together. What a fun way to find the best kept secrets of Lancaster County! Tickets are $8 ea--$1 per ticket is donated to the YWCA of Lancaster County. The first 2000 people to purchase tickets will also receive a free goody bag containing promotional items and gifts from the businesses. Your ticket is a booklet which contains a guide that lists the name, address and description of each business, a map to get you around, the calendar of extra events, and coupons from every business.