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So Much To See, So Much To Do

Every sunrise over the gentle hills of the surrounding farmlands brings a day full of possibility. If you’re looking for events and things to do in Lancaster County, our Bird-in-Hand family of properties offer the perfect place to stay close to everything you want to do. As our Guest, you’re invited to get to know the side of Amish Country we call home, with a complimentary tour of back roads and farmlands. Enjoy a memorable ice cream social with the Smucker family. Test your stamina or cheer on the runners in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Take a hot air balloon ride or tour The Amish Village. Nearby, you’ll find farmers markets, quilt shops and boutiques, as well as outlet stores, Sight & Sound Theatres, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Railroad, and more. If you want to know more about events and attractions, explore our website or ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations.

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2018 Run, Ride & Soar Weekend

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Be a part of a weekend, September 7-9, 2018 that offers athletes an opportunity to experience Lancaster County’s famous farmlands in amazing ways. And hot air balloon enthusiasts get a chance to see the world famous region from the air.


Take to the beautiful country roads around Bird-in-Hand in a 13.1 mile half marathon or a 5k race.


Choose between 12, 23, and 62 mile metric century rides around the pastoral countryside.

Hot air balloon rides

The ultimate way to get to tour Lancaster County! And there is no more exhilarating way to experience hot air ballooning than launching with 15 other balloons! This unique and exciting experience cannot be replicated anywhere else. Run, Ride and Soar is the largest hot air balloon festival in Lancaster County and offers beautiful views of the countryside and of the races and their paths on the ground below. So whether you’re in town to see peaceful Lancaster farmland or to participate in the races, be sure to book a hot air balloon trip for your friends and family for this once in a lifetime experience! Space is limited! Visit their website at www.ushotairballoon.com or call 1-800-763-5987.

For more information on the event as a whole, click here.


September 7
September 9
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Bird-in-Hand Events Field
2737 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, 17505 United States
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(717) 768-8272