Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza

2023 Event Dates are SET!!

Party on the Plaza is a FREE downtown community event combining food, LIVE music, adult beverages, and gathering with friends and neighbors.


  • June 3, 2023
  • July 1, 2023
  • August 5, 2023
  • September 2, 2023

WHERE:  Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 E. Main St., Ephrata
TIME:       4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Established in 2017, the monthly community event quickly caught on with locals & visitors to Lancaster County.
The live music helps create a festive atmosphere and will have you tapping your toes & maybe even doing a bit of dancing!

Food is also a mainstay of the Party on the Plaza event. There’s a great assortment of things to eat at any one event!

This event is family-friendly.  Must be 21+ to enjoy an Adult Beverage (bring your ID… you could be 75 years old & using a walker & they still won’t serve you without your ID!!).  Adult Beverages will need to stay within the boundaries of the event.

In the event of inclement weather, we will be canceling the event.


What people are saying…

We had such a good time at the Whistle Stop on Saturday night.  We saw many friends, ate great food, had some good drinks and just loved the atmosphere provided by the band!! 
Thanks for all the time and devotion to those who planned, set up, and cleaned up afterward!!  Nicely done!!

~ Beth


We LOVE our Vendors!

Mainspring of Ephrata is excited to be hosting the Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza again in 2023.  While all of us (the organizers, volunteers, vendors, food trucks, musicians, and the public) have a role to play when it comes to promoting the event, we recognize that the MAIN responsibility for this effort falls to us, the organizers!

​We’ll be building off past events’ success, with OVER 500 people attending any given month & great feedback from vendors & attendees.  We have a robust marketing program to bring out even more attendees each month!

​We hope you’ll consider joining us!  Together we can make this a fun & profitable community event!

In the event of inclement weather, this year we will be canceling the event.


2023 Vendors & Food Trucks


Food & Adult Beverage Vendors:

JR’s Brisket – July & September

Old Republic Distillery Ephrata – ALL dates




GREAT tunes for 2023!

Easily Amused – June 3, 2023


Welcome Back, Easily Amused! Classic/Rock/Southern/Country/Pop/Alternative cover band based in Ephrata, PA




Steel Radiance – July 1, 2023


We welcome back Steel Radiance!

Steel Radiance was here for Ephrata’s first NYE celebration! Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the all-female band Steel Radiance is a classic rock and blues cover band.



Off Our Rockers – August 5, 2023


Welcome Off Our Rockers!

Off Our Rockers is Lancaster’s premier classic rock band. 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s Rock / British Invasion (their specialty)



All Weather Band – September  2, 2023



Welcome back, All Weather Band!

All Weather Band plays American music. We blend blues, roots, country, R&B, and more to create a dynamic “Americana” sound unique to Central Pennsylvania. We bend genres, go acoustic and electric, and mix five voices.



2023 Community Partner & Sponsors


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Contact Us

Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza

16 E. Main Street
Ephrata, PA  17522

​Event Presented by:

16 E. Main Street
Ephrata, PA  17522
Phone:  (717) 721-6196

Email: lisa@mainspringofephrata.org

Have Questions or Suggestions?
email: lisa@mainspringofephrata.org