Best Kept Secrets Tour
A Shopping / Food and Fun Adventure
Oct 10 thru Oct 25, 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 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 $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 a Victorian mansion, restored bank barns, renovated factories, historic old homes & other unusual buildings, locally and globally made crafts, favorite cafes and tucked away restaurants, farmer’s markets and specialty food stores with plenty of samples for tasting, unique greenhouses blooming with just what you need for Autumn decorating, a 100+ year old factory store, Amish pumpkin, gourd and fruit farms, a few specialty stores including: chocolates, fabrics, books, cooking essentials, wool & fibers, toys and more, an alpaca farm where you can interact with the animals, antiques, vintage, upcycled, art and 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 14 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 Christ’s Home for Children. 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. Tickets are on sale now. Go to tickets page for more information.