Manheim’s Next 1st Thursday is July 7, 2022

Join the Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce and our title sponsor for July, Kreider Farms, for 1st Thursday on July 7th. Read on for information on featured events, live music, food trucks, and more.

If you are looking for ways to get involved as a business or individual, or want to be included in the list of participating businesses, please see our get involved section.

Click any of the following participants for additional information. Businesses with a yellow highlight have a special activity or offer during 1st Thursday—click listing for details. Hours shown below only apply to Thursday, July 7th.

Downtown Participants

A&M Pizza on Market Square takes pride in their recipes and goes to great lengths to ensure the finest quality ingredients are used.

Artifice Ales & Mead specializes in food and beer pairings, cask ales and hybrid beer styles such as Braggot.

Uniquely-potted houseplants, succulents, home decor, spring, fall and winter planting design services

Divine Consign offers like-new clothing and accessories for the entire family, plus furniture and home decor. Find new and unique gifts (many hand-made), cards, candles, and other curiosities. Now selling new items from Primitives by Kathy.

Get a special discount between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm during July’s 1st Thursday.

Visitors to the Fasig House will find various artifacts that date from the late 1700s to the late 1800s, diving into the life, work and culture of early German settlers in Manheim. During 1st Thursday the Fasig House will be open (along with the Keath House), with a representative from the Manheim Historical Society present to answer any questions you may have.

The Manheim Historical Society will be hosting a 30-minute, two-block guided history walking tour during July’s 1st Thursday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Register for a time slot that night at the Fasig House—that’s where each tour will depart from. The tour is free, but donations are accepted. ALSO celebrate our botanical heritage with product and demonstrations by Essential Herbal. Learn about making herbal salves!

Francesco’s provides the Manheim community with quality, authentic Italian food.

Genesis Aesthetics is a relaxing medical aesthetics office to help you look and feel better from the inside out.

Enjoy live music on the porch at 15 Market Square courtesy of Genesis Aesthetics! Also, check out their 15-minute complimentary infrared salt sauna sessions, live demos, samples and chair massages! Light refreshments from Mill 72. Enter to win a $500 door prize. Packages purchased during 1st Thursday are 20% off. Accepting donations for the Manheim Food Bank.

Glasshouse Wineworks creates well-crafted wines accompanied by a welcoming atmosphere.

Enjoy live music by “Live Dudes”—an awesome guitar and singer duo. Glasshouse Wineworks will also have slushees back—blueberry wine slushees will be on tap all weekend starting 1st Thursday!

Horst Arts offers a series of unique art-based events that provide the perfect solution for a fun night out. From crafting competitions to informative roundtables to kid crafts, they have something for all ages. Horst Arts is also the working art studio of collage artist Katherine Horst, and the design studio of Jason Horst, offering graphic design and web development services for the past 20 years.

There will be a big kids’ party in the back courtyard of Horst Arts for July’s 1st Thursday featuring the Baron Bookmobile! There will also be a free craft, free ice pops, free temporary tattoos, plus fun with chalk art!

Nominated the best thrift shop in Lebanon County five years in a row, Jubilee has something for everyone with locations in six locations—including Manheim!

Believed to be one of the oldest, early colonial-era German log cabins in Manheim, the Keath House is truly a gem of the Historical Society. During 1st Thursday the Keath House will be open (along with the Fasig House), with a representative from the Manheim Historical Society present to answer any questions you may have.

Stop by and learn about all Manheim Community Library has to offer the community. Check out their new employment resources with current opportunities from their participating sponsors. Don’t have a library card? Applications will be available to sign up for one.

For July’s 1st Thursday the library will have a table out front with anti-boredom-themed games, sidewalk chalk, puzzles and activities. Plus check out their “find a new hobby” themed books!

Celebrate Kreider Farm’s 50th anniversary with FREE ice cream at the Mini Park during July’s 1st Thursday! Thank you to Kreider Farms for being our title sponsor this month!

Nearly Nu is a thrift shop with household items and clothing to meet all of your needs. The shop is non-profit and gives its profits back to the community and various charities. The shop has one manager and any workers you see in the shop are volunteers and donate their time as a way to give back to the community. If you’re interested in volunteering, donating, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to stop in or give them a call!

The Sink on Prussian offers pre-made meals, takeout service, plus catering. They also offer a beautifully-renovated space on location that can accommodate up to 36 people.

St. Paul’s UCC is making a difference in the Manheim community through the love of Christ for all to know God, love God, and serve God!

During July’s 1st Thursday, St. Paul’s will be handing out free water and will have games with prizes for the kids.

The Turntable offers vintage audio and records.

20% off records from 5:00–7:00 pm

Outside Vendors

Arthur Woods, a life coach for teens, will be on hand with info for parents, and will answer questions and accept signups for free consultation calls.

Learn all about Cavod Performing Arts where students learn and refine their techniques in a safe and disciplined environment from professionally-trained instructors.

Learn all about the Chocolate Tour event scheduled for August 6th, get updates on melanoma research, plus there will be chocolate samples!

HQ Water Solutions will be on the Square with free drinking water samples and water treatment information. PLUS get free on-site water testing for anyone that brings a water sample from their home!

Kreider Farms is celebrating their 50th anniversary. How are they doing this? With FREE ice cream at the Mini Park during July’s 1st Thursday! A huge thank you to Kreider Farms for all they do in the Manheim community and for bringing fun to the Mini Park this month!

Learn how this organization is working to assist those in the Manheim area while sampling fantastic Blind Bean Roasters coffee!

Manheim Community Life Group seeks to glorify Jesus Christ by bringing hope, stability, and new life to our community by providing housing and other available resources to families and individuals in need.

Stop by their tent to learn about this group of private citizens who are volunteering their time to raise funds for a memorial plaza in the borough’s Veterans Memorial Park to honor Manheim’s former and current service members.

Check out the latest Manheim-themed t-shirt, now being sold by the Manheim Young Professionals.

Next Steps Insurance is an independent insurance agency serving South Central PA, specializing in the senior market and Medicare-eligible persons.

Water damage restoration service in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Nearby Participants

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, The Cat’s Meow is not your typical themed restaurant. Enjoy their 20s decor and their delicious (and whimsically-named) menu.

Hearth and Harrow is a restaurant, bistro, coffee bar, and outdoor patio where friends can relax and families can gather. They partner with local, Lancaster County food vendors to bring the Farm-to-Table movement to the Manheim community. Located at Pleasant View campus with ample parking, you can stop in for a cup of coffee or have a seat at their table. BYOB.

From Italian ice to frozen custard to gelati and more, Rita’s is a local favorite—open until 9:00 pm!

The Shack is a local favorite for broasted chicken, burgers, fresh-cut fries and Kreider Farms’ hand-dipped ice cream. Enjoy your dinner on their large deck overlooking the park and mini-golf course or inside their air-conditioned dining room.

The Manheim Twin Kiss is a fast-service family restaurant that has been an institution in Manheim for decades. Stop in to enjoy some of their famous dinner items or ice cream treats!

From hand-tossed gourmet pizzas to pasta dishes, Two Cousins of Manheim has something for everyone in the family. They prepare their dough fresh daily, baking bread several times throughout the day. You can dine in their inviting casual dining room, or call ahead and pick up at their convenient pick-up window.

Get a 10% discount on your order when you mention 1st Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm!

At Zern’s Beverage you can choose from their large selection of craft beers, sours, non-alcoholic beers, and your favorite domestic beers.


Walk-O Taco offers traditional Mexican to unique flavor experiences in a portable brown bag of crunchy goodness.

Rad-ish Food Truck prepares and serves seasonally-inspired, upscale American dishes: seasonal grain bowls, rice and beans, caribbean pork sandwiches, and grilled cheese. They make food to savor, to nourish, and to make life fun again!

Kreider Farms has been a foundation of the Manheim community for decades, and as they celebrate their 50th anniversary, they will be providing free ice cream to July’s 1st Thursday attendees at the Mini Park!

The Manheim Historical Society will be hosting a 30-minute, two-block guided history walking tour during June’s 1st Thursday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Register for a time slot that night at the Fasig House—that’s where each tour will depart from. The tour is free, but donations are accepted.

Rita’s Italian Ice will have their mascots, Ice Man and Gelati Girl, in town greeting and posing for pictures during July’s 1st Thursday!

Get Involved

Downtown Manheim Businesses

Manheim’s 1st Thursdays provide an opportunity for your business to reach potential customers from both inside and outside the Manheim area, while contributing to the health of the community via these ongoing celebrations. In order to be listed as a 1st Thursday participating business, you must:

  • Commit to being open from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on 1st Thursdays.
  • Be open for walk-ins OR conduct some sort of business or promotion outdoors on your business property.
  • Be a member of the Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce

If you’re not a Chamber member, we would still love to have you participate in the event—however you will not be listed as a participating business. Consider becoming a member today! Per Manheim Borough ordinance, any business conducting sidewalk activities during 1st Thursdays must clear that activity with the organization running the event (Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce).

Businesses Outside of Downtown Manheim

Are you a business outside of the downtown area that would like to participate in 1st Thursdays? You have three options:

  • If you’re a Chamber member and you will be open for business from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 5th, and will be open for walk-ins or will have outdoor activities for the public on your property, let us know and you will be listed on the website as an activity outside of the downtown area.
  • If you would like to set up a vending table in the area of Market Square, please complete an application. Preference is given to Chamber members. Not a member? Become one today!
  • Team up with another downtown business and use their space. If you’re interested in this option but need help finding a space, please let us know.

Food Trucks/Street Vendors

We are excited to have outside vendors and food trucks participate in 1st Thursdays. The application supplied below outlines all regulations and requirements for being approved as a vendor. Please note that all food truck opportunities have been filled for the 2022 season.

Street Vendor Application


We are looking for musicians to perform outdoors in downtown Manheim during 1st Thursdays. If you are interested in performing, contact Please include a description of your performance style, an overview of your setup, and how much you would charge.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events like 1st Thursdays are made possible by the generous contributions of local businesses. Below are the sponsorship options. Contact for details.

  • Title Sponsor: There will be only one title sponsor per month. Visiting, you’ll see a 300x600 ad space near the top reserved for the title sponsor (300x250 on mobile). You will need to supply both the 300x600 and 300x250 ad for your business. That ad would link to your website and would appear from the time you sign up until the Saturday after 1st Thursday. In addition, you would receive one dedicated post via the Chamber’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The price for being a title sponsor is $300.
  • Event Sponsor: Visiting, you’ll see spaces for event sponsors below the map. Here is where we would include your logo (which would link to your business). In addition, you would receive one dedicated post via the Chamber’s Facebook and Instagram account. The price for being an event sponsor is $150.

Individual Opportunities

Are you an individual who wants to invest in your local community? From setup tasks to trash pickup, we can use your help. Please contact


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