Historic Lancaster County is home to tons of fun events throughout the year, and September is certainly no exception. If you're searching for family fun, this is the perfect time to explore some unique local festivals. There are festivals for every taste, with hot air balloons, epic races, Scottish history, and live music coming to the area this September. Our real estate agents love experiencing local events, and we've got everything you need to know about four great, family-friendly September festivals.
2019 Lancaster Balloon Festival – 2727 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand 17505 | Sept. 6 to Sept. 8
Save the date for the 2019 Lancaster Balloon Festival, which is always one of the biggest local events of the year. The Lancaster Balloon Festival has something for everyone, whether you'd like to watch the spectacle from the ground or take to the air yourself. You can book hot air balloon rides for your family ahead of time, or simply show up for a weekend of festival fun. There will be a balloon race, a photo competition, tethered balloon rides, and nighttime balloon "glows" where you can make s'mores around the campfire.
6th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival – 1199 Valley Road, Quarryville 17566 | Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Quarryville homes for sale make it easy to visit the 6th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival, where you can learn about Scottish heritage and so much more. You'll have the chance to experience Scottish culture first-hand, and take in the excitement of the Penn's Wall Highland Games as part of the festival. Listen to traditional music, enjoy classic Scottish cooking, take in a variety of unique ceremonies with Scottish themes, then settle in to soak up the excitement of the Highland Games. Throughout the day, there will also be dance competitions, live music, solo piping performances, and plenty of chances to learn about Scottish history.
2019 Rubber Duckie Race – 1050 Rockford Road, Lancaster 17602 | Sept. 8, 2 p.m.
Looking for family fun close to Lancaster homes for sale? The 2019 Rubber Duckie Race, which benefits the Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development, is the perfect opportunity to have some fun while supporting a good cause. This is a truly unique local event, and the only chance you'll have to watch more than 20,000 rubber duckies race to the finish on the Conestoga River. You can sponsor a duckie of your own, or just show up to enjoy the show. The race also features clowns, face-painting, games, food, and so much more.
Lancaster MusicFest 2019 – 901 Buchanan Ave., Lancaster 17603 | Sept. 14, 12 to 8 p.m.
If your family loves live music, then Lancaster MusicFest 2019 is an ideal event to enjoy some family fun close to home in Lancaster. This event, which takes place at scenic Buchanan Park, features a full day of music and plenty of opportunities for family fun. The music starts at noon and continues well into the evening, with local bands lighting up the stage. The festival also features hot air balloons, street performers, and tons of fantastic local food. Adults in the audience can sample a wide selection of local craft beers, and attendees of all ages can enjoy the music all day long.
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