Lancaster County is happy to be hosting the American Quilter's Society Convention. This event will be held at the brand new Lancaster County Convention Center that just opened in the fall of 2009 in downtown Lancaster. The AQS convention will be held March 24th-March 27th, 2010. The show will include 400 beautiful quilts in the AQS Quilt Contest, special quilt exhibits, 300 vendor booths and classes, lectures and special events with national quilt instructors. The hours for the show are Wednesday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Ticket pricing is $8.00 daily and $15.00 multi day with advanced registration for AQS members and $10.00 daily and $30.00 multi day for non members. At the door, ticket pricing will be $9.00 daily and $17.00 multi day for AQS members and $11.00 daily and $30.00 multi day for non members. The contact person for tour groups is Marcelle Cashon at 270-898-7903 ext 141.
Now, if you're bringing your group to Lancaster County, you won't want to miss the delicious Pa Dutch cuisine. Located only 17 minutes from the Convention Center is Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn. Our restaurant has been a must in quilters' itineraries when they come to the area for the annual quilt convention. Enjoy a relaxing time in the countryside at our restaurant which serves an all you can eat PA Dutch family style dinner at your table or one of our buffets that includes soups, salads, hot foods and desserts.
Want something a little extra with dinner? Add one of our interactive culinary experiences to your dining reservation like a cooking demonstration of how we make our shoofly pies and whoopie pies. And of course, after dinner, there is always the large gift shop that includes our outdoor market and bakery to browse through.
Plan your quilting adventure now to Lancaster County and bring your appetite for delicious PA Dutch cooking!