Lancaster Mennonite School is hosting its annual family-friendly Fall Festival & Homecoming at their 95+ acre Lancaster campus (2176 Lincoln Highway East) on October 1st and 2nd! On Friday, LM will host a drive-thru Hess’s BBQ takeout dinner, varsity girls’ soccer and field hockey games! On Saturday morning, they will be hosting the Iron Bridge 5K Trail Run/Walk, which will be on their wooded cross-country trails, starting at 10am. LM’s FFA will host a pancake brunch from 11am-2pm. Saturday afternoon activities will feature a Family Carnival, campus tours and an outdoor concert by the bluegrass group,The Walking Roots Band.
All events during the weekend are open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged for the BBQ, Iron Bridge 5k, and Pancake Brunch. The Lancaster community, alumni, families and supporters are all invited to celebrate fall with Lancaster Mennonite.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
Hess’s Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue and Music: Takeout 11:30 AM -6:00 PM. Outdoor Picnic Areas Available 11:30 AM -6:00 PM. No indoor dining available this year, but we encourage you to bring your own chair or blanket for the BBQ picnic area. We suggest you pre-order online to reserve your BBQ.
Live Music from the LM Modern Band 3:30 – 5:30 PM to enjoy while you pick-up your BBQ.
Children’s Activities: 4:00 – 7:30 PM. Come out for Fall Family Fun! Hay Rides, Hay Bale Maze, Petting Zoo & More!
Guided Campus Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, meet at the skywalk in the middle of campus.
Athletic Events: The Varsity Girls’ Soccer game is at 4:00 PM vs. Pequea Valley, and the Varsity Girls’ Field Hockey game is at 7:00 PM vs. Lancaster Country Day (LCD). All the games will take place on the turf field in the stadium. See below for more games, and updates.
Athletics & Blazer Nation Tailgate Celebration: Blazer Nation celebration at halftime of the Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey Game and a tailgate snacks reception following the games in the parking lot of the Turf Stadium Field.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
Iron Bridge 5K Run/Walk: 9:15 Check-in; 10 AM start time
FFA Pancake Brunch: 11 AM – 2 PM, order online or at the door.
Family Carnival: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, face painting, carnival games, kids’ passport activities, and more!
Guided Campus Tours: 12:30-1:30 PM, meet at the skywalk in the middle of campus.
NEW! Outdoor Concert – The Walking Roots Band at 2 PM, Live outdoor music for the whole family with performances from LM students. Will take place in the grass field next to Gym A and the Mill Stream. No registration required for this free concert.
They are an acoustic, blue-ish-grassy group based in Harrisonburg, VA. Steeped in Anabaptist hymn-singing traditions, the band’s original folk music and reclaimed hymns are supported with lush vocal harmonies.