Best Kept Secrets Tour
A Shopping / Food and Fun Adventure
Oct 8 thru Oct 24, 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 $900 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 historic homes, a restored stone mill and on family farms, an over 100 year old glass factory, fine art, handmade artisan crafts, a few favorite local cafes, yummy specialty food stores with plenty of samples for tasting including sweet & salty treats, natural foods and gourmet foods, an alpaca farm where you can interact with the animals, a few farm markets—including one with a 26 mile view and another overflowing with pumpkins, amazing jewelry, clothing & accessories boutiques, vintage, consignment, up-cycled and antique treasures, a toy store, a fabric store, 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 15 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 Lancaster County YWCA. 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 TICKETS page for details on how to purchase tickets.