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Top 10 Things to Do in Hershey in November

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Hockey fans love to stay with us each year and enjoy a game or two. Catch a November game this season and cheer on the Hershey Bears! It’s the perfect casual date night or outing for a group of friends or family. There are eight home games in November.

View the schedule here.

Hershey Story – Chocolate Tasting

Hershey is best known for its roots in incredible chocolate making. Indulge in the sweetness and taste some decadent chocolate for yourself this November. Also try flights of warm drinking chocolates from around the world!

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Visit Gettysburg

If you can carve out some time for a one hour road trip to Gettysburg, we recommend doing it this November! It’s the perfect time to check out all there is to see and do since it’s not too crowded this time of year. From wonderful places to eat and shop, to historic landmarks that will interest you, you will never be bored.

Learn more about things to do in Gettysburg.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – November 1-6th

November 1-6 check out what’s going on at the Hershey Theater and be wowed by some of the best theater around! This is a must for fans of the theatre, live shows, and incredible music! Shows start at 6:30 PM.

Tip: Grab your tickets ASAP, there are only a few left!

Purchase tickets here.

Hershey Sweet Lights – Starting November 11th

Hershey Sweet Lights at Hersheypark is a one-of-a-kind event. Stay in your warm car and drive through the gorgeous Christmas lights that line the streets. It’s a spectacular show with nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays throughout a two mile trail.

Learn more here.

Country Music Festival Spring Gate Vineyard – November 12th

Make your way to beautiful Spring Gate Vineyards on November 12th from 12:00-7:00 PM. You will savor the music, food, beer, wine and cider at the all day event. Bring a folding chair.

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Goo Goo Dolls – November 16th @ 8:00 PM

Another great event for music lovers will be on November 16th at 8:00 PM at Hershey Theater. Come out and here the amazing Goo Goo Dolls. Get your tickets before they’re gone!

Purchase tickets here.

Keith Urban – November 17th @ 7:30 PM

Country music fanatics, take note! The one and only, award-winning country music artist Keith Urban will take the stage at the GIANT Center at Hersheypark with his ripCORD World Tour on November 17th at 7:30 PM. Be there!

Purchase tickets here.

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HiBrewnation Festival of Beer – November 19th

Celebrate good times and delicious beer at this unique beer festival. Indulge in the best brews and celebrate fall and the holidays with your loved one and friends!

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Book of Mormon – November 22-27th

This award-winning Broadway show is making its way to Hershey this season and we are so excited! Be sure to grab your tickets soon and get ready to enjoy a magnificent show during your stay with us this November.

Tip: Be sure to get to the show a little early as it can get crowded right before the show!

Purchase tickets here.

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A Warm Fall Recipe :: Caramel Apple Pie

 

Apple pie with caramel syrup, spices and cinnamon

Our Hershey b&b is bringing you a new fall recipe again today. We cannot get enough of these warm, sweet recipes. This decadent pie is the perfect treat to enjoy on a cool autumn day or a great desert to bring to your family holiday gatherings.

Ingredients (Crust)

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 1/4 pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut (6 cups)

1/2-3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, warmed

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Ingredients (Pastry)

1 3/4 cups cake flour or all-purpose flour

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces

3 tablespoons shortening

5 tablespoons cold water

2 tablespoons lightly beaten egg or 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar

Directions

In a medium bowl, stir together cake flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and shortening until pieces are pea-size.

In a small bowl, stir together 4 tablespoons of the water, egg, and lemon juice. Using a large fork, gently toss the flour mixture and egg mixture together. If there are any dry parts, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of water and gently toss to moisten evenly (should be a mass of very large crumbs).

Turn crumb mixture out onto a lightly floured surface. Using your fingers, gently form a ball. Using just a bit of flour, knead 4 to 5 times to form a ball. Using your hands, flatten into a disc about 1 inch thick. If necessary, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours or until easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough from center to edges into a circle 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it and gently fit pastry into dish.

Trim the overhang to an even 1 inch all the way around. Tuck the crust under and flute the edges. Bake as directed in individual recipes. Makes 1 pie crust

Roll out pie pastry. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Trim overhang to an even 1 inch all the way around. Tuck the crust under and flute the edges. Do not prick pastry. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil; add pie weights, if you like. Bake in a 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes to partially bake pastry shell. Remove foil and pie weights. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

For crumb topping: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and the 2/3 cup sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar and cinnamon. Add apple slices. Gently toss until coated. Transfer apple mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate. Press fruit gently with your hands to provide a relatively flat, mounded surface on which to add the crumb topping. Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture. To prevent overbrowning, loosely cover pie with foil.

Place pie plate on middle shelf in oven; place foil-lined baking sheet on lower rack beneath pie. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes more or until fruit is tender, filling is bubbly and crumb topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack at least 2 hours before serving.

To serve, drizzle with warm caramel sauce and sprinkle with nuts. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if you like. Makes 8 servings.

Enjoy!

Recipe from Midwest Living.

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Peak Foliage Season in Pennsylvania

We were so excited to find out that our Hershey area b&b was recognized as one of the Seven Destinations Perfect for Leaf Peepers by the Huffington Post! Pennsylvania is a gorgeous place to take in the brilliant seasonal display of red and golden tones along quaint country roads and all around our property. If you’re a leaf peeping enthusiast yourself, or are just in need of a cozy and relaxing fall getaway, visit us this season and see the autumnal magic for yourself!

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Our comfortable guest rooms offer a cozy and romantic atmosphere, perfect for reconnecting on crisp Autumn nights. Wake up to gorgeous views and have a cup of coffee while you watch the horses, and then enjoy a glass of wine on the porch in the evenings. Enjoy being so close to Hershey, PA where you can hike, bike, visit local museums and events, taste the most delectable chocolate in the country, and so much more!

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Want to add a special touch to your fall getaway? Try our For My Special Love package, including…

  • Champagne or sparkling cider for two with keepsake toasting flutes
  • Delectable chocolate covered strawberries
  • A dozen roses in your choice of color
  • Silk rose petals strewn on your king sized bed

It will be a glorious time of leaf peeping magic and romance!

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Allergy Free Chocolate Gob Cake Recipe

Rachel Glasgow has a daughter named Annalisa and she has severe allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, bananas, fish, corn, potatoes, ect…) and she has Celiac’s Disease. Sweet Anna loves desserts. What girl doesn’t? So about a month ago Rachel invented a recipe for chocolate gob cake that is “Anna safe. And you won’t believe the “Secret Ingredient” instead of flour!!

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Allergy Free Chocolate Gob Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups of cooked and cooled Quinoa
  • (Cook the quinoa in water not broth)
  • 1/3 cup of rice milk (if you don’t have rice milk any type of milk will do)
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of dairy free shortening( I use palm) or butter ( melted and cooled)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder( I use corn free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups of Dairy Free Shortening ( I use palm)
  • 2 1/2- 3 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 8″ pans and line the bottom of pans with parchment paper.
  2. Combine milk, eggs, and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Process until just combined. Add cooked quinoa and shortening or butter. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a Large bowl whisk together the remaining cake ingredients then pour in the wet ingredients from the blender. Whisk until combined.
  4. Divide batter between the pans. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto cooling racks.
  5. FROSTING – Cream shortening in a high speed mixer for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and salt. Begin to add powdered sugar in 1/4 cup increments until desired stiffness. Scape down bowl with a spatula every so often for even mixing.
  6. Frost the cake.
  7. Place one cake layer gently on serving platter, top with frosting, next cake layer, and finish with some more frosting.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy a decadent, Allergy Free Gob Cake!! No one will ever know this cake is made with quinoa instead of flour.

Recipe by Rachel Glasgow.

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A Warm Fall Recipe :: Pumpkin Bread

 

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Fall is nearly here and the weather is about to get warm and cozy in Pennsylvania. Celebrate autumn with a delicious pumpkin bread recipe. We love baking here at our Hershey b&b and we hope you will enjoy adding this recipe to your fall favorites!

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions
Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan 9x5x3 inches, with shortening.
Stir together pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pans.
Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Enjoy and Happy Autumn!

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Top 12 Things to do in Hershey in October

Carrie Underwood – October 1st @ 7:00 PM

carrie-underwoodThis seven-time Grammy winner will be at the GIANT Center with Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers. This is a do not miss event! Hurry as there are some tickets left.

“I always love being on the road performing for my fans,” shares Underwood, “but something about this tour feels more magnetic than ever. Having a 360-degree view of the audience gives me the opportunity to connect with more fans and feed off their energy. I can’t wait to continue this tour into the fall!”

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Worlds Largest Antique Car Slow & Flea Market car

October 5-8 venture to the Hersheypark and The GIANT Center parking lots to be wowed by over 1,500 incredible antique show cars. This is an absolute must for car lovers.

Jason Isbell October 5th @ 7:30 PM

Award winning artist Jason Isbell will be touring with his band and will venture to the GIANT Center. His sonically diverse album will feature Southern inspired vingnettes that are honest and authentic.

Dream Theater October 8th @ 8:00 PM

Dream Theater fans enjoy a fully immersive journey through otherworldly music with each live performance. This incredible band has three decades under their belts and have pushed the envelope with hard rock and progressive heavy metal. They have been rewarded with Grammy nominations and over 12 million albums have been sold world wide.

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Disney on Ice – Follow Your Heart October 13 @ 7:00 PM

You are never too old to enjoy a wholesome Disney show. Dory and other Dory friends, Frozen (who cannot wait to see Olaf), Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Buzz Lightyear and more. It is a fun filled walk down memory lane with many of the incredible shows Disney has produced over the year. Young and old alike will be impressed with the talent showcased at a Disney on Ice show.

wolfCreatures of the Night October 14 @ 6:00 PM

Nocturnal animals are nothing short of incredible and fascinating. Bring your flashlight as we take a look at the nighttime habits of over 200 native American animals like the wolf and black bear.

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John Mellencamp October 18 @ 7:30 PM

John needs no introduction. You are guaranteed to have a night to remember with his Plain Spoken Tour.

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Bill Maher October 21 @ 8:00 PM

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to enjoy funny political talk & politically incorrect gab from Bill Maher. His honesty and big laughs have earned him 34 Emmy nominations over the years.

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Pumpkin Glow October 21 @ 6:00 PM

Make your escape to Hershey Gardens as the night is lit of with over 150 carved pumpkins. There will also be live spiders and insects on display and children are encourage3d to wear their costume for trick-or-treating throughout the Gardens.

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions October 25 @ 7:00PM

Still have Olympic fever? Venture down to the GIANT Center to view members of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Teams perform. The athletic lineup is impressive and you might even get an autograph.

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Hershey Symphony Presents Hot Classics October 28 @ 8:00 PM instru

Enjoy super scary overture by the “King of Melodrama.” This will be a night to remember.

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Ghosts and Goodies October 30 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Kids can wear their costumes to the Hershey Story Museum and they get to create ghostly treats with Hershey candy!

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Top 10 Things to do in September

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Kipona Festival – Sept 3rd,4th and 5th – Susquehanna River Bank

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The City of Harrisburg presents the centennial celebration of Kipona on September 3rd, 4th and 5th along Riverfront Park and City Island. Join us to celebrate 100 years of fun, food and festivals. Sponsored by the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

The festival will feature:  2 live music stages, Doggie Olympics and Kissing Booth, Beer Garden, 30+ food vendors, Art vendors, Centennial Celebration History Wall, Festival of India, Product vendors, Native American Pow Wow, Canoe Races, Fireworks, Crab Cake Eating Contest, Children’s Festival, Children’s stage with performances by the Popcorn Hat Players, Midtown Cinema dark screening tent, Carnival games, and the Raindrop to River Conservation Carnival

Festival hours:

  • Saturday, September 3: 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday, September 4: 11am – 8pm
  • Monday, September 5: 11am – 7pm

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Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival  Sept.9 -11th  at the Hershey Theatre

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The event will feature more than a dozen of Gospel Music’s most popular recording artists as this exciting Gospel Music Festival comes to the Hershey area. “We have been thrilled to bring wonderful Gospel Music to the beautiful city of Hershey over the past few years,” states Landon Beene, President of IMC Concerts. “Gospel music, paired with this incredible vacation destination, offers fans a wonderful getaway to enjoy a great weekend of gospel music, while also enjoying some delicious chocolate!”

This exceptional three-day event will feature daily and nightly concerts during five sessions with performances by many of Gospel Music’s most popular names. “We have put together an incredible slate of artists for the event,” states Beene. “We have the entire spectrum covered with musical variety.” Sessions will be held on Friday evening, as well as Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Artists scheduled to be featured include Triumphant Quartet, The Erwins, Karen Peck & New River, The Penny Loafers, The Perrys, The Collingsworth Family, Tim Lovelace, Gordon Mote, The Ball Brothers, The Hoppers, Greater Vision, Brian Free & Assurance and newly formed trio, Cana’s Voice, featuring TaRanda Greene, Doug Anderson and Jody McBrayer.

This three-day, four-session festival will feature a 7pm concert on Friday evening, as well as Saturday sessions at 3pm and 7pm. The festival concludes with a Sunday afternoon matinee at 3pm. Festival package ticket prices are inclusive for all sessions. Tickets may also be purchased for individual sessions. A complete schedule of artists is available at www.imcconcerts.com. The Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival promises to be one to remember.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic  – Hershey Thetre  9/13 – 8PM

Four-time Grammy-winning artist “Weird Al” Yankovic will bring his highly successful Mandatory World Tour to Hershey.

According to Al: “I’ve decided to do the Mandatory World Tour for one more year, after learning thatsome people didn’t make it out to the show this last time around. Apparently, they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘mandatory’!!”

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and 15 career nominations. He is best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs by the biggest stars over the past three decades, including “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,”  “White & Nerdy,” and “Tacky.”

In 2015, Yankovic released his 14th studio album, the Grammy Award-winning Best Comedy Album Mandatory Fun making history as the first comedy album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, and the first time a comedy album has reached the top of the chart in over 50 years. The single “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making him one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).

Yankovic has found success in multiple entertainment formats including the film world with his cult classic UHF, his CBS TV series The Weird Al Show, online with The Nerdist Channel with his faux celebrity interview web series Face 2 Face with “Weird Al” Yankovic, and the publishing world with Weird Al: The Book (an illustrated hardcover on Al’s life and career) and his children’s books, including the New York Times bestseller When I Grow Up.

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PA RV CAMPING SHOW – this is the largest RV show in the world!

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September 14 – 18, 2016
Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children 12 and under are FREE
  • Five-day event passes: $30.00
  • Twilight tickets: $5.00 after 3:00 PM

Senior Citizen Day (55+) is September 14, when seniors can get half priced tickets.

Veterans Day is September 15, half priced tickets with valid Veteran or Active Duty ID.

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The Hershey Symphony Salutes John Williams at the Hershey theatre 9/17 -8PM

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A Salute to John Williams opens the Hershey Symphony’s 47th season with lightning bolts of music, as we celebrate America’s premier composer of film music.  From the poignancy of Schindler’s List to the brandishing of light sabers in Star Wars, so many of us have grown up with our visual experiences guided by the music of John Williams as he represented courage, honor, magic and more in ways only music could.   Try imagining, even for a moment, how much less the impact of a film would be if his soundtracks were missing (what shark?)   This is concert for the entire family and will sell out quickly – get your tickets now!

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Elton John and his Band – Sept 23rd – 8PM – Giant Center

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Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson (part of Elton’s original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards and Matt Bissonette on bass.

One of the most successful artists on the road today, Elton and his band perform a concert you will never forget: the entire audience singing along to much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, and many more.

“We are so honored to welcome back Sir Elton John in Hershey – The Sweetest Place On Earth,” said Vikki Hultquist, Assistant GM of Facilities & Operations for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. “Having him perform at the GIANT Center will mark another memorable moment for the venue.”

The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with 35 gold records and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold over 37 million copies.  Since his career began in 1969 he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide.

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Kevin James – Hershey Theater 9/25- 7:30

Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, and Pixels.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.  The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central.  In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.
James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

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Tour Lancaster  County

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Fall is beautiful in Lancaster County. A lovely 35  minute drive puts you in the heart of Amish country There is no better time to tour  the countryside, It’s Harvest time and you can spend time watching the magnificent horses and mules as they pull the farm equipment across the golden fields. We are happy to map out route for you including the charming town of Lititz, a buggy ride, farmers markets, quilt shops and more. We even have routes that will take you to wonderful covered bridges.

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Dinner with an Amish Family

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A delightful addition to your day in the country. We are to arrange a very special experience for you the opportunity to have dinner with an old Order Amish Family. You will enjoy wonderful true farm fresh food and delightful conversation. They are happy to tell you about their customs and way of life. Please be sure to give us at least a week’s notice so that we can we can schedule it for you.

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Antiquing

If you have ever stayed at the inn, you know how much we appreciate Antiques. There are some wonderful shops in the area and we are happy to help you find them. For our city dwellers you will be amazed at the huge variety at the wonderful prices in Central Pennsylvania.

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What Guests Love About The Inn at Westwynd Farm

We think Hershey getaways are unique and unforgettable. With comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, impeccable service, and a location close to the best of Hershey, staying with us is always a good time. Don’t just take our word for it though – hear what our valued guests have to say about their stays.

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The Area is Beautiful

“This whole area is like something out of a magazine. The best of Pennsylvania…” Travel blogger Gigi Griffis of The Ramble recently stayed with us at our Hershey bed and breakfast. Some of her favorite features were the overall atmosphere of the property, the wonderful food, the beauty of Hershey, and the overall experience. “The inn is very close (about five minutes driving) to Hershey Park, though it feels secluded.” Griffis also enjoyed the inn’s location – it’s the perfect blend of peaceful and convenientRead more about Griffis’ experience in her own words here.

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“The staff was extremely friendly and were essential to pulling off my proposal.” The Inn at Westwynd Farm is dedicated to making your stay as memorable as it can be. From a warm welcome upon your arrival, to dining suggestions, and even helping you plan the getaway of a lifetime or special event like a proposal, as our Rhode Island guest described in his TripAdvisor review.

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Griffis also described the Westwynd food experience in her recent article. She described “enjoying every bite of the always-present cookies and cheesecakes and other goodies, including a fresh breakfast in a bright dining room every morning.” Learn more about the Westwynd breakfast experience here.

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“Everything was clean and welcoming, and full of amenities that are well thought out, right down to the special dark cloth for makeup removal, robes, extra towels, hair dryer and sweet Hersey treats.” Rest assured, our guests sleep soundly each night they stay with us. A good night’s sleep is essential to enjoying your vacation and having the energy to explore all that Hershey has to offer.

To hear more about the Westwynd experience from our guests, visit the Inn at Westwynd Farm’s TripAdvisor page. Check our availability today and make your own memories in beautiful Pennsylvania.

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A Westwynd Farm Recipe :: Cherry Garcia Cookies

 

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I love Cherry Garcia ice cream and these great cookies capture that wonderful flavor. They are easy to make and have quickly become a Frank and guest favorite!

Ingredients:
2 3/4 C flour
1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/4 C butter
1 1/2 C firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
24 oz (or about 4 C) chocolate chips
1 C chopped pecans
1 C oats
1 C diced dried cherries

Directions:
Set oven at 375 degrees and position rack in middle of oven. Mix dry ingredients and set aside.
Combine butter and sugar; beat until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add Vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in dry flour mixture.
Gently (but thoroughly) stir in chocolate chips, nuts, fruit, and oats.
Spoon tablespoons of batter on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes; will make approx. 48 cookies.

Enjoy!

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Top 10 Things to Do in Hershey This August

The weather is hot and the attractions are plentiful. Plan a Hershey, PA getaway now and send your summer out in style! Here are our top 10 recommendations for fun things to do near our Hershey b&b.

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Harrisburg Senators Baseball – Sports and food fans, take note! Celebrate the Senators’ 30th anniversary year with a home game. This Double-A Washington Nationals team is fun to watch. PLUS this outing is an affordable one. Grab yourself some popcorn and enjoy a great game. Home games will take place August 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24. Learn more about Senators baseball here.

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August Jazz on the Veranda – Stop by The Hotel Hershey any Friday evening this August at 7:00pm for some amazing free musical entertainment. Enjoy a refreshing beverage or two, light food items, and mingling with over music enthusiasts. Sing and dance to rhythm and blues on the veranda. This is the perfect place to enjoy the Hershey sunset! It will be a magical evening.

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Meet Murphy at Zoo America – Animal lovers get excited to visit Zoo America on every trip to Hershey. You will learn about over 200 different kinds of animals AND this summer you can look forward to meeting Murphy, the brand new black bear, known for his sweet demeanor. Admission to Zoo America is included for Hersheypark ticket holders but you can also purchase them separately. (Zoo America is located adjacent to Hersheypark; it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy both amazing venues and save some money too!)

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Ride the Rails – Take a tour on the milk and honey line at the Middletown to Hummelstown Railroad. You will have a blast on an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek as you learn some history about the area. You will even have the chance to talk with the train crew, ask questions, and more. Refreshments are provided! Take a train ride every Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday at 12:00pm and 1:00pm throughout August.

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Are You the Next Great Chocolate Maker – Get hands-on with Hershey’s famous sweet treat – chocolate! Check out this unique Chocolate Lab and learn first-hand about the ingredients of chocolate and how it’s made. This workshop will last 45 minutes and will give you a new-found appreciation for Hershey’s chocolate and the hard work that goes into making delicious chocolate.

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Amazing PA Concerts

Mix Tape Festival – Come out to Hersheypark Stadium, August 6th at 4:00pm for an unforgettable line-up of talented pop musicians and bands. Be there for Paula Abdul’s return to the live stage, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, and more. This annual summer event will be a blast – don’t miss out on the fun!

Show of the Summer – This crowd favorite is coming back to Hershey on August 20th at 4pm in Hersheypark Stadium. Come out and enjoy live music from hitmakers like Shwn Mendes, Jack & Jack, and Sabrina Carpenter. Grab your friends or loved ones and be there for the musical event of the summer!

Celtic Thunder, The Legacy – The music events continue on August 21st at 8pm in Hershey Theater with Celtic Thunder, the amazing Irish singing group. Marvel at their amazing voices and glorious instruments. With anthems, ballads, and more, Celtic Thunder is sure to dazzle you during their LEGACY show. Don’t miss it!

Blink 182 – Mix things up in the Hershey music scene on August 27 at 7:00 pm in Hersheypark Stadium with Blink 182, a punk pop favorite.

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Cirque Du Soleil – Close out August with a spectacular circus event on August 31st. This summer show, called OVO, is centered around the mysterious story of an egg that appears and cycles through its life. Complete with 50 performing artists and acrobatic and flying experts, this show is sure to please.

Get ready to have fun and enjoy yourself in Hershey this August. Don’t let summer slip by without relaxing and having some fun!

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