The Bird-in-Hand Blog

Grandma Smucker’s Holiday Party Mix

How to Make Grandma Smucker’s Holiday Party Mix

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 16, 2020

The holidays have always been a time for traditions, from sacred church services to “secret Santa” gift exchanges, from festive decorations to special foods on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Some go caroling, some leave out cookies or other

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What Attractions Are Open In Lancaster County?

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 22, 2020

This year, summer vacations are more important than ever. If you’re looking for fresh air and wide-open spaces, Lancaster County is the ideal destination. You can enjoy a getaway while avoiding crowded cities and beaches. And whether you are

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Bird-in-Hand Stage Offers a New Variety of Shows for its 2020 Season

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | April 16, 2020

Bird-in-Hand, April 16, 2020 – An Amish farmer running for President, a ventriloquist, an Amish couple recounting stories from their lives, a comedy variety show and a musical adventure for the whole family; what do these things have in

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Planning a Staycation in Lancaster County

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | February 10, 2020

Lancaster, PA is known as a great place to visit — it’s welcomed travelers with open arms since Colonial times, and traditions of hospitality and fun have continued to this day. With a combination of beautiful countryside and a

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How to Plan Your Amish Country Experience

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 23, 2019

Visiting Bird-in-Hand can seem like a magical experience: just minutes from city nightlife and bustling shopping centers, the world suddenly turns peaceful and quiet. The calming, rolling farmland creates a perfect backdrop for bonding with loved ones. It’s the

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Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes for Delicious Christmas Treats

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 12, 2019

Delicious home-cooked meals have been an essential part of Bird-in-Hand family gatherings for decades. This year, we welcome new and old friends alike to join us in celebrating Christmas by gathering around a table full of heartwarming, authentic Pennsylvania

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Bird-in-Hand Bakery's Homemade Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Where to Buy Whoopie Pies in Lancaster PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 11, 2019

The whoopie pie is an all-American baked good of many colorful names: black moon, gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo. To us, here in Lancaster County, they are known as whoopie pies, our beloved favorite dessert.

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A slice of wet-bottom shoofly pie from Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe

What is Shoofly Pie?

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | November 25, 2019

Despite its odd name, shoofly pie is to Pennsylvania Dutch households as pecan pie is to Southern homes. With its gooey syrup, brown sugar, and crumb topping, this delicious treat has been a longtime staple in Lancaster County for

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Family sitting around a fire roasting S'mores

9 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Lancaster County

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | November 11, 2019

Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Lancaster? You might be pleasantly surprised to discover Bird-in-Hand offers the ultimate Lancaster County experience for all ages. Our unique village welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and good food passed down from

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