Traditional Cherry Fair and Early American Craft Show to be held on June 27

The Schaefferstown Cherry Fair has entertained visitors annually, since the 1700s. Join us at the Historic Schaeffer Farm to enjoy dozens of skilled traditional artisans, early American entertainment, skilled demonstrations, great food, the Forebay Gift Shop, and unique family games. It’s a great time for everyone! Get details.


An Authentic Pennsylvania German Experience

Founded in 1966, HSI is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the culture and unique history of Schaefferstown and greater southeastern Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. 

The Pennsylvania German and Swiss cultures which flourished here during the last few centuries are authentically presented among several historic sites – the Alexander Schaeffer House and Farm, the Thomas R. Brendle Museum, and the Gemberling-Rex House. 

Throughout the year, our sites host cultural events with all the local, historic flavor you expect. Visit our sites, take part in events, become a member, and discover how you can be a valuable volunteer. Your memorable, authentic Pennsylvania German experience with HSI will last a lifetime. Enjoy your website visit today!