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Wine & Food Festival :: Upcoming Hershey Events

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Relish a Hershey, PA getaway in late summer with the 7th Annual Wine & Food Festival presented by The Hotel Hershey. Wine lovers from all over the country will come together September 16-18, 2016 to enjoy a weekend packed full of unique and delicious wine-related events! These can’t-miss events will be taking place just a 7 minute drive from The Inn at Westwynd Farm. Don’t miss the fun!

Wine, Dine, and Punch Lines – Friday, September 16, 6:30 PM

Start the weekend off right with a wine reception hosted by Kim Crawford of Loveblock Wines featuring 4-6 selections and hors d’oeuvres. At 8:00 PM watch a comedy show featuring Laurie Forster titled “Something to Wine About.” Enjoy a glass or two and a laugh or two at this special Friday night event.

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Vine to Wine at Waltz Vineyards – Saturday, September 17, 8:30 AM

Experience the wine making process up close and see what it takes to go from the vineyard to your glass. Get a tour of the vineyards at Waltz Wineries, see the boutique wine maker’s process, and then savor a tasting of the best local wine, cheese, crackers, and chocolates in the area.

Count Sebastiano Capone Wine & Cheese Tasting – Saturday, September 17, 11:30 AM

Make your way to the Blue Mountain Room for a guided tasting and pairing of five wines and local cheeses.

Davis Bynum Blending Class – Saturday, September 17, 2:00 PM

Get a full education on the process and art of blending Pinot Noir with a presentation from the winemaker, five separate tastings of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, and an opportunity to create your own blend with an interactive exercise.

Festive buffet at the event with desert champagne and wine. Soft focus

Concho y Toro Wine Dinner – Saturday, September 17, 6:30 PM

Attend a decadent reception and dinner where you will partake in a five-course meal paired with wines from Italo Jofre of Concho y Toro and mingling with other wine lovers at your table.

VIP Winemaker Breakfast – Sunday, September 18 – 10:00 AM

Wake up to a breakfast buffet with a Mimosa bar at the Blue Mountain Cottage. Dine and mingle with wine makers from the Grand Tasting as well as your fellow wine enthusiasts.

The Grand Tasting – Sunday, September 18, 2016, 12:00 PM

Close out the wine event of the summer by strolling around the grounds and enjoying live jazz music, international and domestic wine stations, domestic breweries, samples of savory cuisine from award-winning chefs, and more.

Clear your schedule, book a stay at our beautiful Hershey bed and breakfast, and get ready to partake in these one-of-a-kind events! Don’t miss out on the Pennsylvania wine event of the year! Call 717-534-8800 to make a reservation for any of these events. Find more information on prices, what to wear, directions, and more.

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A Westwynd Farm Recipe :: Summer Peach Cake

Peach Cake

Local peaches are just coming in and we are so happy. It may be my favorite fruit. We just made this delicious fresh peach cake and it virtually vanished. So easy to do – but rave reviews from guests.

3 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups fresh peaches – peeled, pitted, and sliced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, peaches and pecans. Mix thoroughly by hand.
Pour into prepared 9×13 inch pan and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 50 minutes or until done.
Although the original recipe did not call for it, before baking, I topped it with a streusel topping I use for muffins.
Streusel Topping
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup soft butter
Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle on cake – also wonderful topping for muffins.


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A Westwynd Farm Recipe :: Baked Apricot Chicken



We haven’t posted a recipe in a long time but our guests have enjoyed them and we have had so many requests, we had to share another one. We occasionally prepare dinners for special retreat and reunion groups at our Pennsylvania inn and this dish has become a wonderful go-to recipe. It can be sized up or down — looks elegant and tastes wonderful. It’s also a quick family meal. We like it with rice or couscous. The chicken comes out moist and delicious, and the apricots add a little flair. Enjoy!

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 ½ – 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves or jam
  • 1/2 lemon juice only, (about 2 Tbsp).
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 dried apricots coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lay the chicken flat in an oven-safe dish with sides that is just large enough to hold it in a single layer.
  2. In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except the dried apricots.  Pour the mixture over the chicken.  Top it with the apricots.
  3. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes until it is just cooked through (chicken should no longer be pink in the middle of the thickest part), or marinate it in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 24 hours before baking it.  Alternately, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
We hope you enjoy this delightful recipe!


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Top 10 Things to Do in Hershey in July :: Music, Music, Music!


The summer concert schedule in Hershey is simply amazing this year including Paul McCartney and Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas and so much music in local vineyards plus all the many other things there are to do in the area. Here’s lots of concert info plus some tips on the coolest spot around and the not to be missed Taste of Hummelstown.


1. Visit Indian Echo Caverns

Pick any hot, humid day and prepare to cool down at 52 degrees at Indian Echo Caverns. The entrance to the cave sits at the bottom of 71 stairs. Beyond this unassuming opening is something quite amazing, great fun and spectacularly beautiful. The 45 minute guided tour reveals the stunning natural underground formations and offers an array of fantastic geological wonders, stalactites, and even an underground lake. We especially enjoy North Passage which leads back to a narrow room known as the Wedding Chapel… and yes weddings are performed there. Be sure to ask about the hermit who used to live there. Open daily, 10am-4pm. Adults $12, Children $8.


2. Music in the Vineyards

The number of wonderful vineyards in our area is growing but the one closest to the inn and certainly one of our favorites is Cassels. It’s less than 3 miles from the inn, the wines are great and there are usually mares and their foals grazing in pastures near the vines…and Westwynd guests are trheated to a free tasting. They have a really full music and food schedule this year, too. Check out the July line–up.

Soul House – Friday, July 1, 2016, 6-8pm

One of our favorite bands, Soul House, returns on the 1st and the food will be served by Blazing Swine BBQ… so good!

Saturday Slushy Set with Matt Wenger – Acoustic Folk – Saturday, July 2, 2016, 4-6pm

Matt Wenger plays his favorite songs for your enjoyment while Lotus Korean BBQ prepares their Korean Fusion Cuisine to pair with wines and Vidal Blanc Slushies.

Joe Cooney – Friday, July 8, 2016, 6-8pm

A local Hershey favorite, Joe Cooney returns to the stage while food is provided by MAD Sandwich food truck.

Saturday Slushy Set with Corrina Joy – Original Piano and Vocals – Saturday, July 9, 2016, 4-6pm

Corrina Joy brings her beautiful voice and original lyrics to the Vineyards along with food by R&K Food Wrecker and our delicious Concord Slushies

Mitch and the Moodswings – Rock and Roll Covers – Friday, July 15, 2016, 6-8:30pm

Mitch and the Moodswings are on stage for the first time to our stage at Casssel Vineyards Music in the Vines. It’s also Cassels’s also second Summer Charity Concert with food provided by Blazing  Swine BBQ! We welcome PAWS, Love INC and the Lower Dauphin Band Booster Club.

Saturday Slushy Set with Joe Cooney – Acoustic Favorites – Saturday, July 16, 2016, 4-6pm

Our Hershey favorite, Joe Cooney continues to please the crowd each 3rd Saturday in the summer. Lotus Korean Food Truck will provide great food and Cassels will make some great slushies for you using their Red silks Rose’ and a brand new recipe.

Matt Wenger – Solo Acoustic – Friday, July 22, 2016, 6-8:30pm

Matt Wenger returns for the third year to Cassel Vineyards. Lotus Korean BBQ food truck also return to pair wine and their delicious cuisine.

Saturday Slushy Set with Lauren Ferster – Acoustic Country and Country Rock – Saturday, July 23, 2016. 4-6pm

The beautiful voice of Lauren Ferster returns to Cassel Vineyards porch for the first time this Summer as she plays her favorite songs and you enjoy great food prepared by R&K Food Wrecker food Truck to pair with Cassels amazing Peach Slushies.

The Wave – Blues Rock – Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00pm 8:30pm

Listen to one of our favorite bands and enjoy gourmet Toasted Cheese provided by Mad Dash food truck.

Saturday Slushy Sets Presents our July Folk Jam Festival – Saturday, July 30, 2016, 4-6pm

A collection of local musicians bring their Folk music to the Cassel Vineyards Stage as you sit back and enjoy food from Lotus Korean BBQ Food Truck and the best Sangria Slushies of the Summer.

And here’s that incredible list of Hershey Concerts…


3. Five Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer will bring their “Sounds Live Feels Live” tour to Hershey. Special guests for the evening are One Ok Rock and Hey Violet. Come hear them sing smash hits like She’s Kind of Hot and She Looks So Perfect. Enjoy the show July 2, 2016 at 7:30pm at Hershey Park Stadium.

4. Slipknot

Slipknot’s huge summer headline tour is coming to Hershey featuring Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men. Come on out for the incredible rock music and exciting intensity as the band performs hit after hit. You won’t want to miss it!


5. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas

Multi-platinum selling pop artists Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas will also hit the Hershey stages this summer with their Future Now tour. Enjoy the biggest smash hits from Lovato’s newest album Confident and Jonas’s self-titled debut album featuring hit songs like Jealous and Chains. Join the rest of the music enthusiasts at Hersheypark Stadium on July 16th at 7:30pm for this can’t-miss show.


6. Paul McCartney

Experience the music event of a lifetime this summer in Hershey with Paul McCartney’s hit summer tour. His tour, One On One, will showcase his most popular hits and most loved songs of all time. The live experience is more than any music lover could imagine. Have the evening of a lifetime July 19th at 7:30pm at Hershey Park Stadium. Don’t miss out!

7. Brandi Carlile

The popular folk/American singer from Seattle will hit the stage in Hershey this summer to sing incredible songs from her Grammy nominated album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” This delightful summer concert will dazzle you all evening. July 20th at 8pm at Hershey Theatre.

8. Zac Brown Band

Country lovers will be excited to hear that award winning musical country group, Zac Brown Band will hit the Hershey stage this July with special guests Drake White & The Big Fire. Come out and hear their greatests hits from this Vocal Group of the Year, sing along, and have the night of a lifetime. July 23rd at 7:30pm at Hersheypark Stadium.


9. Taste of Hummelstown

Support local service organizations and projects while eating some delicious food with Taste of Hummelstown. The Hummelstown Business and Professional Association (HPBA) will again be hosting “A Taste of Hummelstown” on Saturday, July 23, from 6 to 8 PM on the Square in Hummelstown.
A wide variety of palate pleasers will be served by local restaurants, businesses, and organizations. Sampling tables are set up on the sidewalks around Center Square offering the donated “tastes”. Participants indulge in appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrees, and beverages as they walk leisurely around the Square, meeting the local business community and their neighbors. No one walks away hungry!!
Profits from the event will be donated to a variety of Hummelstown service organizations and charities.

10. Kidz Bop Kids Giant Center

Celebrate Kidz’s 15th birthday with the brand new live show featuring the biggest pop hits of the year as well as amazing dancing and all around fun! This show isn’t just for kids; it’s fun for the whole family!

Now that you have so many great activities to enjoy, all that’s left to do is book your stay in Hershey at our PA bed and breakfast!



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Top 10 Things to do in Hershey in June

It’s concert season in Hershey and it hard to keep track of everything that’s going on …and it’s not just music there’s a lot for everyone to do in the Sweetest Town on Earth. What a lively place to be!!

Here are the top 10 wonderful activities guests can enjoy in June! Book your favorite room today and join us in Hershey.

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A Whimsical Day of Fairies & Flowers – Hershey Gardens – June 25th 9:30 – Noon
We leading off with a special event at the end of June… but only because some special Westwynd characters will be part of the  fairy gardenfun. Rocky and Diesel our darling mini-horses with flowers in their manes will be one of the surprises for the children to find. … and Frank has agreed to be the Fairy King. You can be sure there will be lots of pictures on Facebook.

Children are invited to join the Fairy Queen & King in their search to find the secrets of growing a beautiful garden. Make a whimsical water wand and your own fairy dust. Children are encouraged to come dressed in a fairy costume. $15 for juniors ($8 for members). Accompanying adults pay regular admission only (members are free). Tickets are limited and must be purchased online by June 21.


Concours  D’Elegance at Hershey  – June 10th – 12th

A weekend celebration of a bygone era when the automobile stirred our imaginations and quickened our hearts.


The festivities commence with The Grand Ascent, a two day vintage hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, where drivers pilot some of the finest historic race cars up the historic back road to The Hotel Hershey. Modeled on similar events such as England’s Goodwood, and paying homage to ongoing events such as Mount Equinox and Pikes Peak, A world class auction featuring and assemblage of the finest classic automobiles, elevating the annual classic car weekend to a new level of celebration and sophistication within the three-day event.

The Concorso Bizarro will be returning this year, taking place on Saturday, June 11th.  This car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrence’s, and the just plain tacky.  For one day in June they will be the stars of the show!

The highlight of the weekend occurs on Sunday from 9 AM-4PM, The Elegance is modeled after the finest of European and American Concours d’Elegance.

It’s an automotive garden party featuring the world’s finest collector vintage and antique cars, arrayed around the manicured formal gardens of The Hotel Hershey.

Car owners, and auto enthusiasts, gather for a day of mutual admiration and relaxed camaraderie while special guest judges review and critique the participants’ cars.

The Hotel Hershey prepares a variety of items for guests to sample, accompanied with recipe cards.

Be sure to visit the website for detailed information.


beyCan you believe Beyonce is coming to Hershey!  June 12th 8:30 Hersheypark Stadium

The Formation World Tour is Beyoncé’s first solo tour since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. That sold-out tour spanning two years and five continents thrilled nearly two million fans and was hailed by critics worldwide.

And we get to see her just down the road Be sure to visit the website for more information.


Trend Fest 16 June 15th 7PM Giant Center

Live Nation and Hershey Entertainment have announced that #TrendFest is returning in 2016. Presented by 99.3 KISS FM and FM97, the concert and features some of today’s biggest rising stars and internet sensations.
Performers this year are: Charlie Puth, Troye Sivan, Nathan Sykes, Daya, Melanie Martinez and Shawn Hook.

Get more information here.


21st Annual Museum CARnival Car Show  the Antique Automobile Museum Saturday, June 18, 9AM 2PM car

On the beautiful grounds of the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.   It’s fun filled day with all makes, models, and years of vehicles in the Car Show, featuring a special area in front of the Museum for Early Off-Roaders in honor of the Featured Exhibit in the Museum this summer. The Car Show will also include tailgating on the lawn, a 50/50 Drawing, Family-Friendly Activities, Entertainment, their popular Valve Cover Racing and more.


Community Free Day Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum offering a community free day!

To celebrate  with Civil War Days in Harrisburg. Museum visitors will enjoy special panel presentations, children’s activities and a living history encampment.

  • 9:00AM – 4:00PM:  Living History Encampment – Cooper’s Battery B free
    See the flash and smell the smoke of Civil War muskets and rifles. Visitors are
    encouraged to visit the camps and ask living historians questions about their attire, food rations and daily life. Loading and firing demonstrations will. There will be a Coloring Activity Station and a Period Clothing Station for children & adults to try on garments and take selfies.

History buffs will really enjoy the panel discussion.

  • 11:00AM – Noon:  Panel Presentation: Camp Curtin
    with Cooper Wingert, David J. Klinepeter, Joe Mieczkowski & Jim Schmick
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM:  Panel Presentation: Lee’s Second Invasion of Pennsylvania with Jim Schmick & Cooper Wingert
  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM:  Panel Presentation: Abolitionist John Brown-PA and Harrisburg Connections with Bob O’Connor & Ted Alexander

Panel presentations are presented by Civil War Days in Harrisburg. Visit the museum website for more information


Father’s Day June 19th – he would love a round of golf!

Deer Valley is a beautiful and affordable golf course just minutes from the inn. golf

Opened in 2005, Deer Valley Golf Course has established itself as a favorite of both local residents and visitors to Central PA. As a premiere public golf course, Deer Valley features an eighteen hole regulation course, pro-shop and event facilities. Golfers enjoy large elevated greens Massive multi-tiered tees, unique hybrid, dwarf bluegrass fairways and Eight foot wide continuous cart paths.


Twenty One Pilots June 19th @ 7:00PM at Hersheypark Stadium

21Twenty One Pilots will bring their summer headline tour, the “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” to Hershey with speical guests MuteMath and Chef’s Special.

Twenty One Pilot’s current “Blurryface Tour” has proven to be a phenomenal success with all dates swiftly selling out.  Following the massive success of their #2 Alternative radio smash “Tear In My Heart,” Twenty One Pilots’ new single “Stressed Out” is rapidly climbing the Alternative radio chart. The track which is currently #3 at Alternative Radio has earned more than 28 million streams thus far while its companion video – directed by the band’s longtime collaborators at Reel Bear Media– has scored over 23 million views and counting.


Dixie Chicks June 24th at 7:00PM at Hersheypark Stadium

Innovators, renegades, villains, mothers, influencers and music superstars, Dixie Chicks, are making a return to touring with Dixie chickstheir upcoming DCX MMXVI World Tour.

Since their first album, the music of the Dixie Chicks have stirred emotions in fans across the world making them one of the most biggest and most influential bands of our time. Not just “big for a country band” or “big for a big female band,” the Dixie Chicks are a multi-platinum selling act in North America, Europe and Australia.  They are one of a mere handful of acts with multiple albums achieving “diamond” status (meaning sales over 10 million copies) – both “Wide Open Spaces” (1998) and “Fly” (1999) hit that stratospheric landmark – and over the years have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won 13 Grammy Awards.


Def Leppard June 29th at Hersheypark Stadium

defDef Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum release’s, including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. Def Leppard debuted their self-titled new album in October 2015, which secured the #1 slot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. It features the #1 Classic Rock chart single “Let’s Go” and their new single “Dangerous” out now.

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Top 10 Things to do in Hershey in May

The weather is so beautiful this time of year and the countryside is full of blooming trees and flowers. What a great time to be outdoors. Here is just a sampling of things to keep your days and nights full of fun when you visit Hershey in May.

There are so many fun things to do in Hershey! Spring is beautiful in Pennsylvania.

1 – Bike Rides — There are lots of trails and country roads perfect for biking near the inn but here’s a new one to try on your next visit. Swatara State Park’s Rail Trail, follows the old railroad bed of the Lebanon and Tremont Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. This branch connected the West End coalfields of Schuylkill County with the town of Lebanon, paralleling the derelict branch canal below Pine Grove. When Interstate 81 was completed, the branch was abandoned leading led to the creation of the Trail It’s a great 14.8 miles of trails

The wide and flat Bear Hole Trail and Swatara Trail are excellent rides on bikes with wide tires. The Northern and Southern Multi-use loops are the most popular routes.

There are so many fun things to do in Hershey. Go on an adventurous kayaking trip!

2 – Kayaking –The Swatara Creek which has been designated a scenic waterway is only 2miles from Westwynd and is one of our local treasures. It parallels the historic Union Canal, providing scenic views and glimpses of remnants of the former canal structures… but what we like best of all are the vast variety of wonderful birds including some nesting Bald Eagles and their young. The Creek has 60 miles of navigable water, from Pine Grove to the Susquehanna River in Middletown with many access points.
However, the easiest way to enjoy the creek is with Cocoa Kayaks. They offer kayak rentals and transportation to and from the creek’s various access points. Both guided and unguided trips are available. The Swatara Creek’s gentle features allow most trips to be unguided and trip choices begin at a 2 hour minimum.

3 – KENTUCKY Derby Party – May7th – Cassel Vineyards of Hershey, 80 Shetland Dr. ,Hummelstown. – Less than 3 miles from the inn and so much fun! Stop by from 2:00 to 6:00PM. Once again they’ll be holding a celebration of the Run for the Roses . Blazing Swine BBQ will be on site providing their awesome pork and brisket. The Ride will provide live musical entertainment. They’ll also be mixing up their famous Run For the Roses Mint Juleps and holding a hat contest for everyone who dresses up for the event.

There are so many fun things to do in Hershey. Go to the Kentucky Derby & sample local wines.

4 – Hershey Gardens — May 8th ( or any day you want to enjoy a beautiful experience )
Moms are admitted free on Mother’s Day! The gardens are truly lovely and this year the tulips are spectacular. Acres and Acres of Beauty to enjoy and a spectacular view of Hershey. You’ll want to be sure to see the special exhibit of Azalea and Rhododendron.

5 – Lewis Black – May 8th – Hershey Theatre– His all l new show The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth will includes a stop in Hershey. Theatre. A Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian, Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more ticked-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into hysteria while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

There are so many fun things to do in Hershey. Go to many amazing shows with music, comedy & more.

6- Tedeschi Trucks Band – May12th – Hershey Theatre ––Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelved their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music. Driven by Trucks, #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone), and Tedeschi, blessed with a voice that passionately delivers a range of powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, the group enlists dual drummers, two vocalists, a three-piece horn section, bass, and a multi-instrumentalist keyboard player for what is a greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts collective.

7 – Hershey Rock titans Disturbed and Rob Zombie -May 22nd Giant Center These amazing musicians will bring their co-headlining tour to Hershey, and joining them for the evening will be Pop Evil.
Disturbed is touring promoting their massive #1 album Immortalized, which marked the end of the Grammy-nominated group’s 4-year hiatus, and became their fifth consecutive album to debut At #1 on the billboard chart.
As a rock legend and film maker, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music and film.

There are so many fun things to do in Hershey. Attend the circus!

8 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus – May25th and 30th – Giant Center, Hershey Presents Circus XTREME – It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals, like our big cats! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Ringling Bros.® Presents Circus XTREME. It’s time to have XTREME fun with your family!
Don’t miss the All Access Pre-Show! It starts one hour prior to show time and is available to all ticket holders. See the animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes and enjoy the circus fun.
Go behind the scenes at the Animal Open House. This is open to all ticket holders, 90 minutes prior to show time. Learn about the circus animals, see how they live, eat and play.

9 –The Butterfly House opens Friday, May 27, 2016. Flutter by the Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens and explore the wonder of butterflies! The whole family will love watching and learning about these marvelous creatures.

Featuring 350 to 400 butterflies that represent nearly 25 North American varieties, the Butterfly House features nectar plants for food and host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar feeding. The entire lifecycle of the butterfly can be seen within in the house.

There are so many fun things to do in Hershey. View gorgeous butterflies!

Butterfly House staff and volunteer “Flight Attendants” will guide you through all stages of their remarkable transformation.
Bring the whole family to enjoy the quiet nature of the Butterfly House and enjoy the newly-expanded pond and relaxing water feature.

10 – Tour Gettysburg on Horse back – The historic Gettysburg battlefield is just an hour from the inn. There are many ways to tour the site but the one we’ ve found most interesting is doing it by horseback. May is the perfect month..—Great for people and horse – no bugs – no crowds. Not only will you enjoy a scenic ride through the pastoral battlefield, you’ll gain a new perspective and better understanding of the climactic struggle which took place on this hallowed ground. We recommend Hickory Hollow Stables or Confederate Trails.

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Keith Urban on November 17th, 2016


Keith Urban in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Keith Urban ripCORD World Tour tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT. Tickets are $25-$70 and the concert will be held at the GIANT Center in Hershey.

**March 24th ONLY – 10am – 10pm PRE-SALE for tickets. Use the password SWEET when purchasing online. Purchase Tickets Here.

Country Stars Performing:

  • Keith Urban – is a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was named Country Music Entertainer of the year in 2006.
  • Brett Eldredge – had his first single back in 2010 and his latest hit “Drunk on your Love” is his latest albums second single.
  • Maren Morris – is a young Texas born musical dynamo. Her single “My Church” continues to sour on the country charts.

The Mill Restaurant in Hershey, PA

We recommend eating at The Mill Restaurant (reservations recommended) as it is the closest dining option near the stadium and is quite good. Another casual restaurant other concert-goers might not know about is The Manor Restaurant. Both of these options are excellent choices before a fun filled evening at the GIANT Center. View all top restaurants in Hershey here.

Hershey B&B near Keith Urban Concert

Enjoy an incredible weekend getaway filled with great music, wonderful food & a romantic room. Book a weekend in Hershey you won’t soon forget.

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Top 10 Things to do in Hershey in April – Plus Two

Top 10 Things to do in Hershey, PA  in April – Plus Two

No foolin’, there is so much to do this month we couldn’t keep the list to just 10.


amusement park, things to do in Hershey, PA1. Springtime in the Park  April 2-3 and April 9-10 –  The dates we all wait for and, after the cold winter, the sound we love to hear – the squeals of riders on the coasters. Preview summer fun with dozens of rides, live entertainment, strolling Hershey characters and to top it all off – a visit to Zoo America.


2.Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate! March 30– April 3 at the Giant Center – It’s just one wonderful party on ice with all your favorite Disney friends – Princesses Cinderella, Ariel, Belle & Tianna join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and more in a magical spectacle that is sure to delight fans of all ages.


chicago3.Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago  April 6 at the Giant Center – Two of the most critically acclaimed bands bring their Heart and Soul 2.0 to Hershey. With more than 200 million albums sold and 20 Grammy nominations between them, the concert will provide unparalleled entertainment from two of America’s most legendary bands.


4.Hershey Symphony, Symphony Block Busters  April 8  Hershey Theatre – This exciting performance includes Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 which will be sure to give your ears, and certainly the players on stage, a work-out! Plus, the Hershey Symphony is pleased to welcome back mezzo-soprano Gwendolyn Bowers to the Hershey Theatre stage to perform three of the most famous arias in opera.


5.Brantley Gilbert  April 14 at the Giant Center – With back-to-back platinum albums, Gilbert is bringing his Black Out tour to Hershey along with special guests Canaan Smith and Michael Ray. His unrelenting brand of country has notched six #1’s. It’s sure be a rocking night.


let it be6.Let It Be  – A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles  April 14 at The Hershey Theatre – Relive the memories with the music that defined a generation and captured the hearts and ideals of millions. Packed with over 40 Beatles songs, this outstanding production is sure to be a memorable evening.



stars on ice7. Stars on Ice  April 15 at the Giant Center – It’s the 30th anniversary show and will be headlined by Olympic Ice Dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. They will be joined by an ensemble of the best figure skaters in America including Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Jeremy Abbott plus members of the US Team who will compete at the World Figure Skating championships.


8.Brit Floyd  April 15 and 16 at the Hershey Theatre – The world’s greatest Pink Floyd show returns with an even bigger performance including a spectacular new million dollar light show and state of the art video design. They will continue their amazing journey through 50 years of the incredible Pink Floyd catalogue including favorite moments from “Dark Side of the Moon”, “Wish You Were Here” and a show-stopping rendition of “Echoes”.


9. Rubie’s Rainbow  April 17 at the Hershey Theatre – Proudly presented by the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute – This special event will feature professional artists from around the world to present Chinese traditional and contemporary style dance, traditional Erh-Hu & Guzheng music, Chinese Opera, acrobats, traditional folk songs and drama.


10. The Hershey Symphony April 23 at the Hershey Theatre – Gershwin’s America, the season finale concert has fun written all over it. The full Hershey Symphony Orchestra is joined on stage by the Hershey Symphony Big Band for The Best of the Gershwin brothers! “From Embraceable You to Rhapsody in Blue”. Hear classic vocals selections including “Man I Love”, “Summertime”, “Someone to Watch Over Me” and more with Gershwin hits like “Strike up the Band” all culminating in the grand-daddy of them all, “Rhapsody in Blue”, featuring Josh Tindall on piano.



larry the cable guy11. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy  April 29 at the Giant Center – These super stars of comedy have reunited with their “We’ve Been Thinking” tour to bring you an unforgettable night of comedy.



12. Ragtime  April 26May 1 at the Hershey Theatre – Everything is changing…and anything is possible.  Ragtime returns to the road in all-new touring production The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. This 13 time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life.

For More information, Show Times and Ticket Prices, visit these web sites:

– Hershey Park

– Hershey Theatre

– Giant Center

April is going to be an exciting month in Hershey, if you’re planning a trip come say hi to the horses at The Inn at Westwynd Farm  and enjoy some of our homemade cookies before you slip off to bed.

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Vegan Spinach Frittata Recipe

We love finding flavorful dishes for guests with special food concerns and allergies. This Vegan, Gluten Free Frittata was hit with everyone this weekend.  I am not a fan of Tofu but this was really, really good.

Vegan Spinach Frittata Recipe

Tofu Spinach FrittataIngredients

  • 1 Package Silken Tofu
  • 1 Tablespoon Wheat-Free Tamari
  • 1 Teaspoon Spicy Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Tumeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked or Frozen Spinach ( I used one 10oz package, frozen chopped spinach)
  • 1/2 Medium Onion – chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced


Preheat your oven to 400. Spray an 8in cake pan or smaller quiche pan. Get out your food processor and toss in your tofu, along with all the spices. Puree so well that it makes you nervous. (I honestly thought I had overdone it and made frittata mousse, but that’s actually kind of what you’re aiming for.)

In a small skillet, saute your onions until translucent and deliciously fragrant. Throw in the garlic, and cook for another minute or two. Remove from heat and combine with your spinach [thawed, if originally frozen be sure to squeeze all the water out of the frozen spinach.]. Add to tofu mixture, and make sure all the veggie bits are evenly distributed in the tofu. Pour into the cake pan and slide into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Cut into fourths, it makes 4 relatively small portions. I might suggest making a sizable side to go with it. Smart Bacon or fried potatoes are good choices. 

We love sharing the recipes to our guest favorites so they can take a small part of the experience home with them. See more of our go-to’s here.

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Hershey This March

Spring Break, Sweet Romantic Get Away or Family Fun Time, there are so many options for great things to do near our Pennsylvania bed and breakfast. We see the crocuses poking up and spring is just around the corner. Here are just 10 ideas to chase away those winter blues.

Harlem Globetrotters Tour

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Harlem Globetrotters at one of their epic games during their world tour. This will be an uniquely entertaining experience for audiences of all ages, so bring your whole family along and take in a North American tradition! Games will be March 3-4 at 7pm. Tickets are available here.

Blue Man Group

Get your tickets and get ready for a comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all in one unforgettable show. The Blue Man Group is a creative group who have been putting on shows full of music, instruments, stories and technology for nearly 25 years. This multi-media performance is sure to pique your interest and make for a fun night out in Hershey. Shows will be March 15-17 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.


Berry Manilow

Catch Berry Manilow’s One Last Time! Tour on your trip to Hershey this spring. His final tour will take him to Hershey on March 17 at 7:30pm. Manilow doesn’t typically travel everywhere, as the majority of his recent concerts have taken place in Las Vegas. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won’t want to pass up. You can purchase tickets here.

Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular

Experience the new Irish dance that is becoming popular all over the country with Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular! Enjoy 110 minutes of traditional Irish dance that has a unique way of blending imaginative and fast shoe rhythms with peaceful and calming symphonic music that audiences all over North America have fallen in love with. The performance will be at the Hershey Theatre on March 18 at 8:00pm. Purchase tickets here.

Theresa Caputo at The Hershey Theatre

For a truly unique experience, come see Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show Long Island Medium, who will be giving interactive readings to audience members. She travels around sharing her “gift” of talking to the dead with those who share personal stories with her. You can visit her website for more information and to hear about some of the people she has talked to through her “gift.” Tickets can be purchased here for her March 19-20 shows.


Merlot Mike’s Wine School’s Wine & Cheese Event

Sample and learn about different types of cheese with Merlot Mike. From smoked to aged cheese, learn which cheeses pair the best with which wines. You will have a choice between two seating times: noon or 3:00 p.m. During this exclusive event at the Vineyard at Hershey, you will learn about all of these types of cheese from our Londonderry Township neighbor and cheese partner Jubilee Heritage Farms, as they team up with Merlot Mike on a cheese class, paired with wine samples, that will delight you for sure! Tickets are just $20/person. More information can be found here.

Opening Day at the Hershey Gardens

Opening Day at the Hershey Gardens on March 24 is pefect for garden enthusiasts of all ages. Hershey Gardens will celberate its 79th season this year. Come out and enjoy 11 beautiful themed gardens, The Children’s Garden, Swan Lake and more. Keep an eye out for the Butterfly House in late May if your travels will bring you back to Hershey later this year. Find more information here.

Disney on Ice

You don’t have to wait for winter to come around again to enjoy an icy event. Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they celebrate a “Very Merry Unbirthday Party” with Alice and the Mad Hatter, a Ball with Disney Princesses, and a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, among others! This show will be coming to Hershey March 30-April 3 at the Giant Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, check here.

Tastings: Chocolate from Around the World

Sample delicious warm drinking chocolates from around the world this March at The Hershey Story. Immerse yourself in Milton Hershey’s chocolate-filled world with fruity African chocolates, Indonesian chocolate with caramel, and so much more. Mark March 19 on your calendars and get ready to indulge! Learn more about Tastings.


Special Two-Day Easter Egg Hunt

For some classic spring fun, bring your children out to search for eggs at two fun indoor egg hunts at the AACA Museum! Egg hunts will be held March 19 & 26 11-1:30 and children under age 12 are free with a paying adult. As if hunting for eggs weren’t enough fun, there will also be yummy treats for all!

We hope you have a wonderful time in Hershey this March as the flowers begin to bloom and the weather warms up!

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