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19 can't miss summer food festivals in and near Lancaster County

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Streets closed as Celebrate Lancaster kicks off

A crowd forms Friday afternoon in the first block of North Queen Street, where vendors are selling a variety of food and drinks during Celebrate Lancaster festivities. (Dan Marschka / Staff)

Embedded in Lancaster County's food DNA are the ubiquitous, year-round food festivals that fill up our calendars and our stomachs.

Dedicated both to heritage dishes and culinary delights the world over, food festivals are an opportunity to add a personal touch to favorites new and old.


Lancaster Vegfest

Where: Buchanan Park, 901 Buchanan Ave., Lancaster

When: Saturday, June 1, 12 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free


Taste of Hope (proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s Association)

Where: The Vineyard at Grandview

When: Saturday, June 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Individual admission, $50; Couples admission, $90


Egyptian Bazaar at St. Mary

Where: St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Lancaster, 3602 Marietta Ave., Lancaster

When: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free


Strawberry Festival

Where: Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society, 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge

When: Sunday, June 2, 12 to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free (with $5 parking fee)


Country Barn Strawberry Festival

Where: 211 Donerville Road, Lancaster

When: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $6.50


Moon Dancer Food Truck Festival

Where: Moon Dancer Vineyard & Winery, 1282 Klines Run Road, Wrightsville

When: Saturday, June 8, 1 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5


ODC Food Truck Fest

Where: Stauffer Park, 1241 Lititz Pike, Lancaster

When: Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free


Hanover Sip & Stroll

Where: Center Square in Downtown Hanover

When: Saturday, June 8, 1 to 6 p.m.

Cost: General admission, $25; Designated driver, $10


Sommerfest

Where: Lancaster Liederkrantz, 722 S. Chiques Road, Manheim

When: Friday, June 7, 6 to 11 p.m., to Saturday, June 8, 1 to 11 p.m.

Cost: Adults, $6; Children 6-15, $2


6th Annual Foodstock Music Fest

Where: Buchanan Park, 901 Buchanan Ave., Lancaster

When: Saturday, June 22, 12 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $10


Blue Square 4th Annual Father’s Day Crab Fest

Where: Crispus Attucks Community Center, 407 Howard Ave., Lancaster

When: Saturday, June 22, 3 to 7 p.m.

Cost: Advance tickets, $35; Door tickets, $45


Ephrata Brewfest

Where: Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 E. Main St., Ephrata

When: Saturday, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m.

Cost: $35


Mela Indian American Fusion Community Festival

Where: Lititz Springs Park, 18 N. Broad St., Lititz

When: Saturday, June 29, 3 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free


Washington Boro Tomato Festival

Where: Washington Boro Community Park, Water St., Washington Boro

When: July 13, 5 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free


36th Annual San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival

Where: 425 S. Duke St., Lancaster

When: Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27, various times

Cost: Free


Flower & Home Food Truck Festival

Where: Flower & Home Marketplace

When: Saturday, August 3, 12 to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free


Rivertown Hops

Where: 265 S. 10th St., Columbia

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 4 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Early bird general admission, $25; Early bird VIP $35; Designated driver, $15


New Holland Summer Fest

Where: Community Memorial Park, 400 E. Jackson St., New Holland

When: Friday, August 23, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday, August 24, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


Lancaster Craft Beerfest

Where: Binns Park, 100 N. Queen St., Lancaster

When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 12 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $45