Event to Support Local Businesses Scheduled for Sept. 13-28
An unusual shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 32 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness.
Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Your ticket is valid the entire time — do what you can in a day or take 16 days — it’s up to you.
All tour businesses are open at least Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Collect tickets to play the shop & win game and enter to win over $1000 in prizes. Enter to win a $200 shopping spree at the tour business of your choice. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon.
Although we won’t tell you the names of the businesses ahead of time (that’s part of the fun secret!), we will tell you the types of places you’ll visit — unusual home, garden and gift stores housed in unique buildings like old homes, renovated schoolhouses or factories, locally made crafts, favorite cafes and tucked away restaurants in historic buildings, farmer’s markets and specialty food stores with plenty of samples for tasting, unique greenhouses blooming with just what you need for fall decorating, a family creamery where you can view the milk jugging process, a quilt shop where you can see a long arm demo, handcrafted furniture, antiques, vintage and consignment treasures, clothing, jewelry, florals, wonderful bookstores, a charming tea room, and much more! There is something for everyone!
The stores are located throughout Lebanon County, but if you follow our path you will never travel more than 15 miles between places and most are closer together. What a fun way to find the best kept secrets of Lebanon County!
Tickets are $8 each (kids under 12 are free) and $1 per ticket is donated to the new Lebanon County Christian Ministries Emergency Shelter. The first 2,000 people to purchase tickets will also receive a free goody bag containing promotional items and gifts from the businesses—so reserve NOW.
Your ticket is a booklet which contains a guide that lists the name, address and description of each business, a map to get you around, the calendar of extra events, and coupons from every business. Call 717-721-1750 or go to www.bestkeptsecretstour.com