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Go behind the scenes at the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square to learn about how we make our delicious treats and learn all about life in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We'll also share recipes, photography and news about upcoming events at the Shoppes.

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Alternative Easter Egg Ideas

posted on March 31, 2015

We’re all fans of the traditional techniques for decorating Easter Eggs, but there’s more out there than just dipping and dying. So as a seasonal tip o’ the hat to the Do-It-Yourself revolution – we've decided to put together the ten best alternative decorating ideas for this spring-time staple.

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Prepare for Spring!

posted on February 28, 2015

This has been a tough winter for everyone. With a little preparation now, spring will be all the more enjoyable after months of gloominess!

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Temporarily Closed

posted on December 31, 2014

The Country Store & Creamery will be closed for the holiday for New Years on January 1, 2015, and we are planning to remain closed until Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

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Christmas Traditions

posted on November 28, 2014

We engage in countless Christmas traditions without knowing why. Check out the origins of some of your favorite Yuletide rituals!

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New Shoppe!

posted on November 1, 2014

On Saturday, November 22nd, Barebones Bicycle and Fitness, Inc. will launch their bike and exercise venture in Strasburg.

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Autumn Flavors

posted on October 1, 2014

The enchanted season is finally here! We have several, delicious seasonal flavors available in our ice cream case, as well as in the Candy Kitchen.

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Amish Education

posted on September 2, 2014

The month of September always signals “back to school”. How is school different for the Amish?

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The Dog Days of Summer

posted on August 1, 2014

The what?! Learn the origins of this strange phrase.

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posted on July 1, 2014

Bet you didn't know these fascinating facts about the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square!

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Music...The International Language

posted on June 1, 2014

Who needs love when you have music? Practically one and the same...

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Cold Hard Facts About Ice Cream

posted on May 1, 2014

Learn about the origins of America’s favorite cold confection.

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Murder Mystery Weekend

posted on April 2, 2014

Learn more about the Village Inn's very first Murder Mystery Weekend - April 25-27, 2014.

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Candy Cane Christmas

posted on December 2, 2013

The distinctive red and white striped peppermint candy is probably the treat most associated with Christmas. Learn more about candy canes and how we use them at the Shoppes.

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Fall Into Strasburg

posted on October 6, 2013

There's a lot to do in Strasburg when the weather gets colder and thoughts turn to cider and pumpkin pie.

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August Days

posted on August 1, 2013

Spend the Dog Days of August eating ice cream, listening to live music and sightseeing in Lancaster Country.

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Strawberry Season

posted on June 5, 2013

It's that time! Read about our signature strawberry sundae and get the recipes for a few of our favorite strawberry treats.

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Marvelous Mix-Ins

posted on May 3, 2013

Our mix-ins can be folded into any flavor of our creamy, homemade ice cream. By customizing your ice cream with any of our nut and/or candy add-ons, you can have your cone and eat it too!

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Summer in Strasburg

posted on April 26, 2013

There's so much to do in Strasburg during the summer months that even those of us who live here can't do it all. Here's a guide to a few of the must-dos in and around the town.

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Nuts about Nut Butters

posted on March 6, 2013

The Strasburg Country Store features a selection of delicious nut butters, made in-store and always fresh.

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Mud Sale Season

posted on April 3, 2013

Lancaster's first mud sale of the year is happening in Strasburg on Saturday, February 23. Get in on the action by learning about mud sales and getting the 2013 schedule.

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Holiday Giving

posted on December 10, 2012

Christmastime is a celebration of the "spirit of giving," and giving doesn't always need to cost much, if anything! We wanted to share some ways that our staff "pays it forward" in the spirit of giving.

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Family, Food and Football

posted on November 1, 2012

Strasburg is beautiful this time of year. The leaves are in their prime color and the weather is still warm enough to get around with just a light jacket. November is also the time we start thinking about the holidays.

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Fall Flavors

posted on October 1, 2012

When the air gets chilly and football dominates the airwaves, you can't help but think of the flavors of fall.

Get the Scoop September 2012 Time for a Girlfriends´ Getaway!

Time for a Girlfriends´ Getaway!

posted on September 1, 2012

Ladies - does life have you burned-out? Consider grabbing your best buds and heading to Strasburg for a few days of R&R.

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The Wonderful Waffle Cone

posted on July 31, 2012

Thank goodness for waffle cones. There are few things in life that will stop people in their tracks like the smell of baking waffle cones.

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National Ice Cream Month

posted on July 5, 2012

July is the month when summer feels most like summer. Vacations are in full swing, fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant and the shadow of school is nowhere to be seen.

June 2012 SSCS Blog Welcome Sweet Charity!

Welcome Sweet Charity!

posted on May 31, 2012

There's a new shop at the Shoppes! Sweet Charity Thrift Shop and Boutique is the place to shop for gently used clothing and handmade gifts from Lancaster County artisans.

May 2012 Strasburg This Summer?

Strasburg This Summer?

posted on May 31, 2012

Have you started planning your trip to Strasburg, Pennsylvania this summer? Whether you drive up for the day or decide to stay for the week, you'll find plenty to do right here in Strasburg.

April 2012 SSCS Blog The Signs of Spring

The Signs of Spring

posted on May 31, 2012

The signs of Spring are abundant this month. The sweet smells of new blooms on the flowers, the stunning displays of the budding leaves on the trees and the melodic sounds of the birds infuse our senses.

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Welcome To the New Site

posted on March 6, 2012

With the turn of a New Year, the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square is welcoming many exciting changes for 2012.


Grab a bite at the famous Creamery and Deli. Stop by our Country Store and Candy Kitchen for more delicious eats.


Browse our Country Store and Candy Kitchen, peruse our Winery, check out the Bakery, and shop at our Stores.


Spend some time in Strasburg by being our guest at the beautiful and historic Village Inn Bed and Breakfast.