When: Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2022
Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until sold out
Cost: Apple dumplings $5.00 each, no admission is required to purchase apple dumplings
Where: Historic Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Apple Dumplings—those tasty apples wrapped in pastry and covered in sweet cinnamon syrup — are returning to Historic Ephrata Cloister to help raise funds for the Back to the Cloister Fund. Proceeds from this annual event allow the Cloister to compete with private collectors and other institutions on the open market for original items made at the Cloister. Over the years, sales of apple dumplings have been used to purchase one-of-a-kind furniture, rare music manuscripts, and the original 1739 deed to the historic site—more than 100 items since the creation of the fund more than 40 years ago.
The apple dumplings, made by Achenbach’s in Leola, will be available for purchase at $5 each beside the Museum Store at the Historic Ephrata Cloister on Friday, October 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. until sold out. There are no guarantee supplies will last until the end of the day on Saturday, so plan to make your purchases early. Orders of ten or more dumplings can be made and pre-paid at the link below.
Free delivery is offered for pre-orders of 20 or more within 10 miles of the Ephrata Cloister. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make delivery arrangements. No admission to the museum is required to purchase apple dumplings.
The Museum Store, featuring locally made crafts, art, books, and many one-of-a-kind items, will be open both days and will feature a porch sale of specialty goods.
For more information about Apple Dumpling sales or to learn more about the historic site, contact the Ephrata Cloister at (717)733-6600 or check the website at www.EphrataCloister.org. Ephrata Cloister is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with support from the Ephrata Cloister Associates.