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Quilts and Quilting

Lancaster County is home to many quilt shops featuring beautiful, hand-sewn quilts. And if you’re quilter yourself, you can find several quilting and fabric shops carrying everything you need. Quilts Here are some of the close-by places to browse and buy your next quilt. Hometowne Quilt Auction 339 East Main Street, New Holland, PA; 3 minute drive or 16 minute walk The quilt auction is held six Tuesdays each year at the Garden Spot Firehouse in New Holland.


Here are a sampling of the shops in and around New Holland with a focus on the smaller establishments. Many guests are also heading to the Tanger Outlets, Shops at Rockvale, or other nationally known stores. If you like discovering new shops, consider buying a ticket to the Best Kept Secrets Tour. In April and October, the tour features 40 stops located all over Lancaster county and ticketholders will be treated to discounts, raffles, games, or other specials at each stop.

Visiting in Fall

Even crowded places like Kitchen Kettle Village in nearby Intercourse, PA, get into the spirit of the season. Visiting in the fall is an opportunity to enjoy foliage around the countryside and a variety of unique autumn activities in New Holland and throughout Lancaster County, PA. In October, nearly every roadside stand is bursting at the seams with pumpkins, gourds, and butternut squash for sale. Plus, when the nights start to get chilly you’ll be able to enjoy the fireplaces throughout the inn!