Best Kept Secrets Tour
A Shopping / Food and Fun Adventure
April 9 thru April 25, 2015
An 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, farm tours, 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 16 days—it’s up to you. All tour businesses are open at least Mon thru Sat from 9 to 5. Collect tickets to play the shop & win game and enter to win over $800 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 bank barns, historic homes, a restored stone mill, a Victorian mansion and even an old country store, handmade local crafts, local favorite cafes, bakeries and gourmet & specialty food stores with plenty of samples for tasting, unique nurseries blooming with spring flowers, a mini horse farm where you can interact with the animals, a scenic winery, an amazing jewelry store, clothing boutiques, vintage, up-cycled and consignment treasures, a quaint pretzel bakery where you can view the baking process, tucked away fabric and quilt shops, a museum store, a bookstore, a few specialty shops, and 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 10 miles between places and most are closer together. What a fun way to find the best kept secrets of Lancaster County! Tickets are $9 ea--$1 per ticket is donated to the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter. The first 2000 people to purchase tickets will also receive a free goody bag containing promotional items and gifts from the businesses—so reserve NOW. 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. Go to the tickets page to find out how to get your tickets!