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Children peer out the back of a horse-drawn buggy on a rural road in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Arriving in the 1720s, the Lancaster Amish community is the oldest and largest in the USA.

Photo: Brian Evans

Enjoying towering thrill rides at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Milton Hershey opened his first candy shop, Lancaster Caramel Company, in Lancaster in 1886. Later on, he built the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Lancaster County.

Photo: Hersheypark

Selecting fresh local produce at the Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Established in 1730, Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the USA.

Photo: Gabe McMullen

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Children enjoying Rhubarb Festival at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, Pennsylvania
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Kitchen Kettle Village
A train resembling Thomas the Tank Engine takes passengers along the Strasburg Rail Road
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Strasburg Rail Road


A Day Out with Thomas

June and September

Swordplay and falconry demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
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Gabe McMullen


Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

August - October

Hot air balloons prepare to launch from Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, for the annual Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Festival
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Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Festival
Sharing a sweet treat at the Whoopie Pie Festival at Hershey Farm Resort
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Hershey Farm Resort


Whoopie Pie Festival


Holiday lights glow at the entrance to Dutch Wonderland
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Dutch Wonderland


Dutch Winter Wonderland

November - December

Shoppers bid on items at an Amish Mud Sale in Lancaster County
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Brian Evans


Mud Sales

February - October

Ice sculptures on display during the annual Fire & Ice Festival in Lititz
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Venture Lititz


Fire & Ice Festival