Mark your calendar now for October 4-5, 2019, and get ready for an exciting Fall Festival & Homecoming at Lancaster Mennonite! We hope that you will join us for a time of reminiscing on your LM years, reconnecting with fellow classmates and reinvesting in the LM community.

Our online registration will open soon!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, October 4

  • Hess’s Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue
    Take-out: 11:30 AM-6 PM, Dine-in: 4-7 PM
  • Kids Activities – 4-7:30 PM
  • Girls Soccer Game vs. Cocalico – 4 PM
  • Girls Field Hockey Game vs. Octorara – 7 PM
  • Blazer Nation Celebration at halftime of the Field Hockey Game
  • Tail Gate Reception following the Field Hockey Game at about 8:45 to 9:45 PM

Saturday, October 5

  • FFA Pancake Breakfast – 7:30-10:30 AM
  • Iron Bridge 5K Trail Run/Walk Begins – 9 AM
    Registration – 7:45-8:45 AM
  • Slugs & Bugs LIVE Performance – 10:30 AM
  • Annual Benefit Auction Reception
    Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction at 6:30 PM
    Live Auction and Desserts at 7:45 PM

Hess's Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue

Stop by the Lancaster Campus for an annual favorite, a barbecue dinner provided by Hess’s Barbecue. Take-out begins at 11:30 a.m., and you can dine in at the Alumni Dining Hall starting at 4 p.m. A full barbecue dinner includes pork, chicken, green beans, a baked potato, a roll, a beverage, and dessert. $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

Children's Activities

Kids & families join us for these FREE fun activities on LM main campus from 4-7:30 PM, Friday Oct 4.

Kids Activities Include:

  • FFA Hay Rides
  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pedal Tractors
  • Apple Race in the Mill Stream

Girls Soccer, Girls Field Hockey & Blazer Nation

Help us cheer for the Blazers as our girls soccer team faces up against Cocalico at 4:00 PM and our girls field hockey team takes on Octorara at 7:00 PM. Join Blazer Nation for a celebration at halftime of the girls field hockey game and a tail gate reception following the field hockey game at 8:45-9:45 PM.

FFA Pancake Breakfast

Join us on Saturday morning from 7:30-10:30 AM for the annual FFA Pancake Breakfast, just before the Iron Bridge 5k Run/Walk and Slugs N Bugs concert. Cost is $7 per person for adults, and $5 per child. Iron Bridge runners eat for free!

Iron Bridge 5K

The Iron Bridge 5K Run/Walk offers runners of all levels one of the most picturesque trail courses in Lancaster County. Runners will cross the historic Iron Bridge at the beginning and end of the race on Lancaster Mennonite School’s 90+ acres Lancaster Campus.

Slugs & Bugs LIVE Concert

A joy-filled musical experience featuring energetic vocals, exuberant piano, guitar and mandolin instrumentals, and brightly colored animated videos! The concert is peppered with fun, interactive moments for the whole family.

Randall Goodgame (former “Silly Songs” writer for VEGGIETALES and worship pastor) leads the approximately 60 minute performance.  Kids spin around, parents get silly on stage, sometimes there’s a parade… Slugs & Bugs LIVE is truly an investment in your community as Randall leaves both kids and parents with laughter in their hearts and a deepening awareness of the presence of Jesus in their lives!

Slugs & Bugs videos have surpassed 4.7 million views on Youtube, and we are so thrilled they will be joining us at the LM Fall Festival on Saturday morning, Oct. 5 at 10:30 AM. We hope you can join us!

Annual Benefit Auction Reception

Join parents, alumni and friends of LM as we gather for our annual benefit auction on Saturday evening. The cost is $35 per person. $250 for a table of 8. All proceeds from the auction go towards the Annual Fund to help keep the cost of quality Christian education accessible to students.

Can’t make it to the auction, but want to bid? Complete an Absentee Auction Bidder Form and return to the Rutt Building by Friday, October 4, 2019.