Celebrate Easter in Pa Dutch Country!

Pa Dutch Country Insider April 2011 issue #008

I love Easter in Pa Dutch Country! It's such a beautiful time of life and rebirth. And to think that the tradition of the Easter Bunny may have started right here in Dutch Country. Find out more about this tradition . Easter bunnies - A Pa. Dutch tradition? Also take a look at Eastertide in Pennsylvania a Folk-Cultural Study.


Rainbow Dinner Theater - A year-round dinner & Broadway show package featuring professional performers from across the United States and a live orchestra. Dutch Apple features traditional classics and new critically-acclaimed shows, coupled with a buffet meal. Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

Fulton Theatre - America's oldest, continuously operating theatre. The Fulton produces Broadway caliber musicals, comedies, and dramas. Fulton Theatre

Rocky Ridge - A great time to take a walk in the woods. A York County park located on top of a steep Rocky hill. The park is 750 acres and is a mature mixed oak forest. Rocky Ridge

Gravity Defyer New Female Style Shoes


March 27 - March 31 - Eldreth Pottery's Seconds Sale Eldreth Pottery

Apr 2 - Mud Sale Robert Fulton Fire Company 2271 Robert Fulton Highway Peach Bottom, PA 17563 Crafts, plants, tools, antiques, farm equipment, furniture, food, buggies, wagons, groceries, horses. Rise and shine this event begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast being served. (717) 548-8995 Robert Fulton Fire Co. Mud Sale

April 3 - 15th Annual Taste of Lancaster County An opportunity to sample from more than 30 of the area's finest food and beverage purveyors. Lancaster County Convention Center Lancaster, PA Annual Taste of Lancaster County

April 07 - April 10 - Invasion of Pennsylvania - Greencastle - Skirmish on the Square You are invited to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with the first of a series of kick-off events. Join for a day of reenactments and living history programs to recreate the famous Civil War Skirmish on the town square. Invasion of Pennsylvania

Fri, April 8 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm Rare and Used Book Auction at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call (717) 393-9745 or e-mail usedbooks@lmhs.org.

April 9 - The gravity defying performers of Cirque Le Masque bring an entirely new dimension to circus arts. In this sophisticated European-style circus, brilliantly costumed jugglers, acrobats, comics, and aerialists perform gasp-inducing acts of balance, grace, strength, and detailed teamwork set to spellbinding special effects and creatively inventive lighting, choreography, and music. Get Cirque Le Masque Tickets here.

April 9 - Based on the film Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Sugar is the hilarious musical comedy of two unemployed musicians who witness the St. Valentine's Day massacre. To escape the mob, they disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band on their way to Miami. Sugar the musical comedy

April 10 - The last day to see Sweeney Todd - The Demon of Barber Street Sweeny Todd

50 Free Prints

April 16 - Wine and Cheese Tour - Take a wine and cheese tour and end the day with a gourmet meal. Tour is $150 per person. Contact Jan at The Artist's Inn and Gallery for more details or to register.

Apr 16- Out Of This World Easter Egg Hunt - Each year we host a large community Easter Egg Hunt--this year our theme is "An Out Of This World Easter Egg Hunt" (outer-space theme). We stuff 25,000 candy filled eggs, have a mini-carnival, prizes for all ages, food, bike give-aways, and the whole event is free of charge. Rain date of April 23. The registration and entertainment begin at 9am, the hunt begins at 10am. The hunt is for kids birth-age 12, though the whole family is invited and can win door prizes. Pre-register on website http://www.newlifelancaster.org 1991 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602

April 21 - April 23 LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival With over 200 music acts, 20 educational sessions with industry professionals, plus special events, parties and industry trade show, LAUNCH is the best place for anyone who has a love of music.(717) 291-4758 Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Lancaster, PA 17603 LAUNCH Music Conference

Apr 22 - 24 - Easter Bunny Train -Spring into the season and create Easter memories by taking a ride with Peter Cottontail on a vintage steam train through scenic farmland. Peter will delight boys and girls with an Easter surprise as he greets them on board this special train. Enjoy tasty treats at our track-side restaurant, on the Dining Car, or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch at Groff's Grove. This event takes place April 22-24, 2011. Visit http://www.StrasburgRailRoad.com for train time and ticket prices.

April 30 - Opening Day at Dutch Wonderland Dutch Wonderland


This month in celebration of Easter I am going to have you visit a page that has several dishes that you may find at a A Pennsylvania Dutch Easter Lunch. Such as:

Beet-dyed Eggs

Buttermilk Biscuits

Fried Potato Cakes With Tomatoes

Dutch Cucumber Salad

Corn Relish

Shoofly Pie

Basic Pastry Crust

Click here for more Pa Dutch recipes

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