Lancaster Tips

Here are my Lancaster, PA Amish Country Favorites - I've added links to the shops that have them.  Feel free to pin this list, and let me know of any I've missed!

Quilted Cupcake's One Day Itinerary for shopping for quilt fabric/supplies (and other fun stuff) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Amish Country.  Remember to start early, most shops open at 8 a.m., close at 5 p.m. Most are closed on Sunday.

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There are many other shops along the way, (see list below) but these are my absolute favorites.

Intercourse, PA

3535 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rte. 340)
Intercourse, PA 17534

Have to see this one to believe it - amazing selection, all the newest fabrics for about 30% less than you pay at home.   Kona, Moda, Henry Glass, they're all there.  After you're done in the fabric area, wander downstairs and through to the little notions store - lots of unique finds there, too.

Immergut Pretzels
Just outside Zook's
Sit on the porch and enjoy a pretzel and homemade lemonade.  You'll need the rest after Zook's

The Old Country Store
3510 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534

Across the street from Zook's.  Many bundles here, great selection of books.  Amy Butler and Kaffe Fasset fabrics, and lots of batiks.  Also sell finished quilts.  Upstairs is the free quilt museum. 

Another bonus to this area: there is a kid's play area and petting zoo nearby at the Country Kettle Village.  A great place to leave the kiddies and spouse while you shop. 

Bird In Hand, PA
Fabric & Quilt Shack
3137 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird In Hand, PA
(717) 768-0338 ‎

Finished quilts and fabric.  Smaller selection than the other stores, but worth a trip if you have the time.  Nice selection of patterns.  Be sure to check out the crates with 99 cent fat quarters in the back.

Denver, PA
Sauder Fabrics & Bulk Food
681 S Muddy Creek Rd, Denver, PA 17517
(717) 336-2664 ‎

About 20 minutes from Intercourse/Bird in Hand.  Worth the Trip!  Amazing selection of fabrics, and also dry goods (candy, flour, etc.)  You'll feel like you're entering someone's basement in the middle of a corn field, that's because you are (sorta).  Google maps and my GPS have both found this wonderful shop with no problem.  Open a bit later than the Lancaster shops (sometimes, late as 8 p.m.)

East Earl, PA
Good's Store :  aka the Amish Target
1338 Main Street
East Earl, PA 17519
Phone 717.354.4026
Several locations, my favorite is East Earl, as it's close to Shady Maple Market
Best for: notions, close-out fabrics, unique finds

Shady Maple Market - across from Good's
Best donuts ever
Huge grocery store
Cafe with great home-cooked food (closes at 7 p.m.)
Shady Maple Smorgasbord is huge, and usually crowded

Other Shops to Try if you Have More than One Day:

2851 A Lincoln Hwy E   
Ronks, PA 17572
 Phone : (800) 411-3221

Near shopping area called Village of Dutch Delights
The Outhouse was a scream!  

Antique and Thrift Shops 

East Earl Goodwill is a treasure trove.  I've also found good items at the Lincoln Highway store.  Here's a link to all of those in the area.  

Adamstown – Antiques Capital, USA   (this is near Denver, PA)

Second Street Thrift Shop supports orphaned children in India - locations in Denver and Ephrata
Shupp’s Grove, Outdoor flea market open Saturday and Sunday , April- October

Ephrata, PA has several thrifty shops in one area, and a quilt shop.

My favorite was the Reuzit Shop - don't pay any attention to the comments on the link.  This place rocks.