Friday, September 30, 2011

Amtrak Business Travel from New York to Harrisburg or Philadelphia to Harrisburg

  "Amtrak Business Travel the Northeast-Keystone Corridor"

Traveling from New York to Harrisburg or Philadelphia to Harrisburg?  We have the answer for your lodging and dining requirements.
Mount Joy PA is the perfect stopover for your visit.  The Amtrak drop off is located two blocks from the Olde Square Inn.  
A minute's walk to excellent restaurants, a spa to walk to, drugstore, laundromat and a delightful coffee shop.  
Your banking needs can be met at our local bank located at the next corner from the inn.
Mention this blog and we will give a discount of 10% when traveling by Amtrak. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Manheim Farm Show

Manheim Farm Show
October 4-8, 2011

The Manheim Community Farm Show exists to promote agriculture, crafts and competition in a friendly environment that encourages family values and cooperation.  
We have chosen to keep the policy of free admission and free registration for all exhibits.  We do not have games of chance as many fairs do, to provide operating revenues.
  As you visit the Farm Show, we encourage you to support the food stands, which are operated by nonprofit organizations in our community.  A percentage of the food stand profits provide our source of operating revenue.  Bring your family and join us for this great event that brings our community together.  Consider what we believe to be the positive strengths of the Manheim Community Farm Show.
We are only fifteen minutes from the farm show.  Make this a getaway for a night or two!  
Breakfast is delicious and the fireplace is romantic.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lititz Chocolate Walk Charity Event

October 8, 2011

Lititz is one of our prettiest towns in Lancaster County.  As you stroll the streets the stress just melts away.  You will pass the Lititz Springs Park that has stone lined waterways fed by a natural spring.
For this event you will purchase a button that will take you to thirty different locations to pick up a sampling of chocolate. 
There is no finer chocolate than Wilbur's, it simply is divine as it is so smooth and creamy.
As you stroll through Lititz you will take in the many shops that "dot" the town.
Lots of history to explore here such as the Moravian Church, Linden Hall Girls Boarding School, just to name a few.
Stay at the Olde Square Inn, make an appointment for a massage and end your day with dinner while you walk to one of our great restaurants.
Awake in the morning to the smell of coffee and breakfast being created just for you!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Taste of Home Cooking School

Taste of Home Cooking School
              October 14, 2011
Girl's Night Away-Fun and Loving It!

The tickets are sold out BUT for those of you who have tickets COME and make it a Girl's Night Away!
Stay at the Olde Square Inn just minutes from the event venue.  Enjoy the fireplace in your room and wake up to a delicious breakfast in the morning.
Gather your friends and take the just a bit of time for yourself.  While you are here top off your getaway with a massage at the spa located just minutes from the inn.  You will be treated to wine and cheese after your massage.  Call the inn and make your scheduled appointment.

Sunday, September 25, 2011





Saturday, September 24, 2011

Celtic Thunder American Music Theater

Celtic Thunder
September 27 and 28, 2011

Their debut came in 2007 and it was tremendous!  
The group is accompanied by the Celtic orchestra;  
It pays homage to the music culture of Ireland.
The music is a blend of old and new songs.
Come, relax and enjoy an absolutely great evening of music.
Stay at the Olde Square Inn for your evening out.  Bring you ticket from the event and receive ten percent off your night's lodging.
Plan ahead and make an appointment for a massage before the concert.  Dinner your choice at one of our many restaurants in Mount Joy PA 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Best Kept Secret Tour

Best Kept Secret Tour
October 7-22, 2011

It is fun, unusual and gets you in places you never imagined.  You will discover some of the best "out of the way" shops in Lancaster County and maybe even a bit beyond.
This Tour is beyond your imagination and will be the start of  a yearly event you will want to continue to do with friends year after year.
Visit 35 off-the-beaten path businesses, handpicked for their uniqueness, during this shopping/food and fun adventure. Travel place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, etc.) the businesses have planned for you. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. There's something for everyone. Home and garden stores in bank barns, restored mills, dairy farms that make cheese, soap or quilts (you can even be in the barn for milking), cafes in historic buildings or a real dining car, farmers markets, a gorgeous winery, two orchards, an alpaca farm, clothing, jewelry and more! What a fun way to find the best kept secrets of Lancaster County! Tickets are $1-$7 per ticket is donated to the Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster. Call or visit the website for more information.
Make this a weekend getaway and stay at the Olde Square Inn where a good night's sleep, a great breakfast will be waiting for you in the morning.  The inn is a great central location to all of your little "jaunts" you will be taking while on the tour.
We have great restaurants to walk to, a sweet little coffee shop and even some of the "best kept secrets are here in Mount Joy PA

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September Special for the Olde Square Inn

Stay September 23-25 at get the discounted rate of $125.00 plus tax (carriage house not included).
Choose your room from remaining availability.
Friday night is Fourth Friday in Mount Mount featuring BBQ, Blues and Brews.  Various entertainment, barbecue challenge cook-off and various brews at the great restaurants lining Main Street Mount Joy PA  Breakfast will be served on the veranda weather permitting.
Pet friendly and the pool is still open.  Patio dining and seating for your enjoyment
Call us at 717-653-4525 and mention this offer, we would love to have you.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mary Chapin Carpenter

                                                       Strand Capitol Performing Center

By capturing moments from life and presenting them in ways we can all relate to, this singer-songwriter has climbed to the top of the country music charts. An Ivy League graduate may be an unlikely candidate for Queen of Country, but hits likeDown at the Twist and Shout, I Feel Lucky, Passionate Kisses and Shut Up and Kiss Mehave made her the only artist to win four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
The Olde Square Inn has your guest room waiting for you along with a great breakfast in the morning!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Bridge Bust

October 1, 2011

It happens one time a year and it happens on a "grand scale".  Over 300 vendors are located on the "vintage" Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.
You have a beautiful view of the mighty Susquehanna River while you are strolling amongst the vendors. 
This is a great time to enjoy local foods, purchase your Christmas gift or find the antique you have been looking for your home .
Check out the details at
Stay at the Olde Square Inn and make it a getaway weekend.  We are located just fifteen minutes from this event.  Great restaurants to walk to and shops to browse.
Make an appointment for a massage to top off your getaway.  Wine and cheese served afterwards.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Marvin Hamlisch at the York Strand Theater

Sat., Oct. 1, 7:30pm
featuring tenor J. Mark McVey

One singular sensation, this talented composer/conductor/pianist is one of only two people in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony, an Oscar AND a Pulitzer Prize! The 2010 Theater Hall of Fame inductee will share personal stories and amusing anecdotes between performing favorite compositions fromA Chorus LineThe Way We Were and The Sting. Find out why he once told a famous diva to "stop talking over my music!" 
Come, enjoy and give tuck your worries behind you as you enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment
Make this a weekend getaway to stay at the Olde Square Inn.  Enjoy a massage, a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast in the morning.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, invites you to live the excitement and adventure of Her annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire of jousting Knights and royal delights. Thirty-five acres of mirth and merriment await as hundreds of colorfully-costumed characters breathe life into an authentic recreation of a 16th century English Village complete with dozens of authentic Tudor buildings.

Musical performances, magic acts, fire-breathing stunts, puppet shows, Shakespearean plays and comical mud beggars are just a few of the many shows, over 90 stage shows daily, unfolding on 12 stages. Enjoy period foods, micro-brewed ales and sweet wines from 23 Royal Kitchens or shop from scores of Renaissance merchants.

Open weekends starting Saturday, August 13th (Including Labor Day - Monday, August 14) through October 31.
11 am – 8 pm. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paula Deen the grand dame of Southern Charm and Cooking!

Paula Deen is coming to Hershey!  Get together a group of friends and enjoy this wonderful gal in all her glory when in the kitchen.  Make a weekend of the event by staying at the Olde Square Inn.
Located just twenty minutes from Hershey and in the heart of Lancaster County. 

When you return back to the inn gather in the living room where you can share your memories of the evening.   Bring along someone who plays the piano to have even more fun while away.

Come early in the day and shop or visit our Scrapbooking store across the street from the inn. 

Looking for something special or the sweetest town to shop?  Just ask us and we will put you in the right direction. 

We will have a great breakfast waiting for you in the morning.  Lots of fun and laughter!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Middle Creek Wildlife Show

25th Annual Middle Creek Wildfowl Show

September 18, 2011 - September 19, 2011
100 Museum Road, STEVENS, PA 17578

9am to 5pm both days.  Rain or Shine. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area – Two miles south of Kleinfeltersville, on Hopeland Road.  The show features over 30 wildfowl carvers and artists.  Retriever demonstrations will be at 10am and 12noon on Saturday, and at 11am and 1pm on Sunday.  Two different retriever clubs will display their dogs’ abilities, both with water retrievals, and upland retrievals.  Decoy competitions will be held at 1pm with the winners announced at 4pm on Saturday. Duck Calling and Goose Calling Championship will be held starting at 1pm Sunday.  Admission is free, however, any donations received benefit the Wildlands Preservation Fund to preserve land for wildlife.  For further information or directions, call 717-733-1512.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mount Joy Flood of 2011

Flood of 2011

The sirens started early in the morning and seemed to never end one day this week.  The rains brought us to our knees and the floods made our world come to a halt.

Within minutes it seemed the water overtook roads, homes, and sadly the lives of those who live among us.    

Volunteers of fireman came, neighbors, fellow business owners to reach out and do whatever they could to help those who were in peril.  They worked round the clock and gave all they could and beyond.

A small town embracing one another that will keep us surviving!  This is what America  stands for, neighbor helping neighbor, giving until you can give no more.

Our volunteers saved people from drowning as they were trapped on top of cars, bringing food and water to those who had none, restaurants who had to close because of flooding graciously gave their foods they had prepped but could not use to others in need.  

Businesses held the equipment of other restaurants in storage as they got through the flood, others came to help clean up the mess.

To those who lost their lives trying to help others in the flood we honor you and our hearts go out to those who are your family, friends and those who have loved you.

We cannot imagine the loss for those left behind that have lost a child, husband, friend in this flood.

As we struggle in this economy this will be a further hardship for those who have been effected.  The flood has subsided BUT please do not forget those who have suffered.  Your help, donations could help to keep a business surviving, you may be the one to give a family hope to continue on.  

The area has been effected by the flood but we are moving forward, rebuilding and cleaning up. We invite you to come and support our businesses, do not forget us as it could be our demise if we are forgotten.  

Small town, big hearts and generosity beyond comprehension.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest

                  September 16, 17  & 18, 2011   
                             Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest 

German Octoberfest with great foods, live German music, wonderful children's entertainment by Puppen Meister, games, legal beverages, and lots of fun. Vendor space is availble for non-food items. Lancaster's oldest, traditional Oktoberfest - a celebration of German music, food, drink, song and dance — under the big tents. Public welcome.

 Friday, Saturday and Sunday - September 16, 17 & 18, 2011Friday 6PM to 11PM, Saturday 1PM to 11PM, Sunday 1PM to 6PM

Lancaster Liederkranz, 722 South Chiques Road, Manheim, PA 17545 (Lancaster County PA.)
CONTACT: 570-244-2362 or "emwachter @"

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tailgate Festival Kitchen Kettle Village September 16, 2011


A flavorful food festival experience!

Our Lancaster County Tailgate Festival 

This event is on September 16-17, 2011.

In the heart of Lancaster County, we’re celebrating autumn and tailgate season. I love this time of year when our Village comes alive with sports themed scarecrows, pumpkins and corn shocks. Every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute to tailgating season with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes crazy events.
There are plenty of activities for young and old, families and couples alike. See the sports-themed scarecrows throughout the village and vote for your favorite. Savor a tasty sample of homemade tailgate foods at one of our cooking demonstrations or sampling tables. Tap your toes to a Dixieland Band. Compete at our Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Filling Contest. New this year - don't miss the Tailgate Games area on Saturday including a dunk tank, tailgate toss, pumpkin bowling & face painting and the Tailgate Parade at noon featuring the Pequea Valley Band and more!
Scarecrow Contest

What’s cooking? Lot’s of homemade tailgate foods — salsas, pickles, burgers, dips, salads and delectable drinks at the Eagles and Steelers tailgate tents.

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Tailgate Festival in Intercourse, Pa.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whoopie Pie Festival September 17, 2011



Enjoy a Whoopie Pie
The Most Delicious Day in Lancaster County! The annual Whoopie Pie Festival features more than 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors and is held at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Who can resist rich, creamy icing spread between two soft, delicious cakes? They’ve been a favorite Lancaster County confection for years. And now the Whoopie Pie isn’t just for eating!

 17, 2011
11 am–4 pm

(Rain Date:
Sept. 18, 2011)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Run, Ride & Soar Weekend at the Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant September 9-11, 2011


Run, Ride & Soar Weekend

Last November more than 1,300 from across the country ran these very same, beautiful country roads around Bird-in-Hand in a 13.1 mile half marathon and 5k.  This year will feature the same course, the same running excitement – and a whole lot more – at the Bird-in-Hand Run, Ride and Soar Weekend.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 9,10 and 11, we’ll bring together a selection of events:
Friday, September 9
5 - 7:30 pm:  Pre-race pasta party at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant (athletes and spectators welcome)  Benefits the Bird-in-Hand Fire Co
6:15 pm:  Amish Country Hot Air Balloon Fest
6:15 pm:  Amish Country Bird-in-Hand Kid’s Fun Run
6:30 pm:  Amish Country Bird-in-Hand 5k
Saturday, September 10
7:00 am:  Amish Country Hot Air Balloon Fest
7:30 am: Amish Country Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon Benefits the Bird-in-Hand Fire Company
8 am: Amish Country Classic Bike Rides (12, 23 and 62 mile metric century) Benefits the Paradise Rotary Club and its charities
5:45 pm: Amish Country Bike & Balloon Race (raindate Sunday at 5:45 pm)
Sunday, September 11
7:15 am: Amish Country Hot Air Balloon Fest
Proceeds from the Amish Country Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon benefit the Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company.  Proceeds from the Paradise Rotary Amish Country Classic Bike Rides help support their charities.
Make plans now to be a part of the fun!  Visit for more details.  Fans and athletes from outside the area are encouraged to book lodging early.  Contact a Bird-in-Hand reservations specialist at 1-800-537-2535.
Bird-in-Hand Family Inn & Restaurant
2740 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340)
Bird-in-Hand, Pa 17505

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Elizabethtown Lion Club Chicken BB & Cruise In"

September 10,2011

  This year's event will be held on September 10, 2011, at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds
Cruise from 8AM - 2PM. Chicken BBQ from 10AM -1:00 PM