Just a few miles south of Manheim, off of the Salunga exit of Route 283, is one of the finest country market that you will find. You will find 200 country market stands and 175 antiques/flea market vendors that are a true "blast from the past". At these stands you will relive your childhood and find yourself saying, "We had that- we should have kept those". The Amish have widened out now, making things other than you might expect them to make, like root beer and home made mint iced tea. I had a pumpkin whoopie pie that had to be the freshest baked good that I had this summer. This place is usually packed, and for some reason, I always pick a very hot day to come down here.
Tip: Bring suntan lotion, a wide brimmed hat, and some comfortable walking shoes.
We visted again in August 2013 for the "Heart of Lancaster Arts and Crafts Show", a juried show with 200 exhibiters. It was worth the trip with many vert talented artists - with these ones shining ..Hudson River Inlay, The Apple of Your Eye, Metal Expressions, and Bottle Slumpers.
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