Our Young Friends Frolics provide crafts and games
to keep them busy for hours. Buy an All Day Fun Pass for $10 and save!
your kids busy:
Crafts include pumpkin decorating, Trick O’ Treat bag
decorating, sand art, and more.
Games include carnival-like games for kids and Quaker mini golf. All activities are fully
supervised in an enclosed play area.
Join the fun in our Bouncy Houses!
Get your face painted: We don’t just have face painting. We
offer "face art," beautifully designed facial art lovely
painted by our talented artists. And you don’t have to be a kid to get
your face painted !
to great music: Five hours of live music will keep adults
entertained. Six different acts, including a special appearance by the
renowned Colonial Revelers,
a choral group that sings 18th and 19th-century
Shop for great buys: Shop til’ you drop in our Friends
Mercantile, the largest white elephant sale in the region. If you can’t
find something to your liking here, it probably doesn’t exist. Shop
for gifts, antiques, housewares, kids toys (a whole room full),
electronics, jewelry, and lots of books.
Shop for unique gifts: Shop our 30+ craft vendors—selling
handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, wooden ware, quilts, embroidery and more—for
those unique items you just can’t find anywhere else.
Eat great food: Start your day with a cup of our Festival Coffee
or specialty tea, accompanied by a homemade muffin in our Friendly
Café, open at 9 A.M. After shopping our Friends Mercantile, you’ll
want some comfort food. Go to our Wooden Ladle, open at 10 A.M., and try
a big cup of our homemade vegetable soup or vegetarian chili,
accompanied by a roll, or a cup of our delicious Quaker mac and cheese. Or munch on a soft pretzel while drinking a cup
of hot chocolate, available in our Friendly Café, which offers homemade pies and cakes, delicious
Festival Fudge, gourmet cupcakes, and handmade Quaker bread from Lancaster County.
about Quaker history: Take some time to step inside our Meetinghouse
to learn more about our Meeting and view our collection of antique
Quaker clothing. Then stop at The Quaker Way on the side porch and find
out what the Religious Society of Friends is all about.
Attend a Quaker wedding: At 1:30 P.M. the participants in our Quaker
wedding re-enactment begin to mill about outside the Meetinghouse. They’ll
invite you inside to attend a re-enactment of the first wedding held in
our Meetinghouse. The ceremony begins in silence at 2:00 P.M.
Afterwards, the bride and groom and their guests pose for photographs
Find new plants for your home and garden: Stop by The Greenery at
our garden boutique, to browse the latest in outdoor perennials for sale. Plantsman David Culp
offers his unique collection of hellebores.