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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.

For a list of places to dine, shop and stay, plus special events and things to do during your visit, check out the Bird-in-Hand Village Map & Guide

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Strasburg Spooktacular

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Back by popular demand, and bigger than before, Strasburg Spooktacular is a family-friendly journey aboard America’s oldest short line railroad, through Lancaster County’s harvest landscape, and destined for a Halloween celebration at our picturesque Groff’s Grove.

Our Spooktacular passengers will board a designated Coach car at our East Strasburg Station, and then our steam-powered Iron Horse will usher their carriage through farmland, pausing to hear the ghost of old LO&S #9, passing the graveyard at Carpenter’s Crossing, and finally stopping at Groff’s Grove.

At Groff’s Grove, guests may disembark and enjoy a harvest festival including trick-or-treating, games, pumpkin decorating, and themed arts and crafts. Snacks will be available for purchase at Groff’s Grove.

Our Spooktacular visitors will be able to board any later train for the return trip back East Strasburg, where our Fun Extras (Cranky Cars, Pint-sized Pufferbelly, Pump Car) will be operating until 4:00 PM. These activites are included in all Strasburg Spooktacular tickets.

Event trains depart for Groff’s Grove on the hour, with the first departure at 11:oo AM and the last departure at 3:00 PM from the East Strasburg Station. The latest return trip from Groff’s Grove departs at 6:30 PM to bring passengers back to the Station. Strasburg Rail Road’s Fun Extras operate from 11:45 AM to 4:00 PM at the Station.

This is a family-friendly event. Passengers are welcome to dress in family-friendly costumes.

This event will proceed rain or shine.


October 27
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA 17572 United States