This April, the Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds, located at 80 Rocherty Road in Lebanon, PA, unfolds a calendar brimming with events that promise to cater to varied interests, hobbies, and causes. From the traditional art of quilting to the philanthropic spirit of community fundraising, here’s an in-depth look at what’s happening:

Philadelphia Tea Party Cat Show (April 6-7)

Dive into the whimsical world of “Strange Brew, Halloween in April!” at this year’s Philadelphia Tea Party Cat Show, hosted by the Philadelphia Tea Party Cat Club. Set to take place at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds on April 6th and 7th, this unique cat show invites attendees to enjoy a blend of Halloween fun and feline elegance in the heart of spring. With show hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, guests are welcome to explore the festivities for an entrance fee of just $5 at the hall’s entrance.

This captivating event will feature seven rings of continuous judging throughout the day, showcasing a variety of cats from the regal pedigree breeds to the charming household pets. Highlighting the show’s inclusive spirit, rescue and therapy cats will also be spotlighted, celebrating the important roles they play in our lives. But that’s not all — attendees can also look forward to sipping on fine wines from a featured winery, indulging in delicious fudge from a specialty vendor, and browsing through an array of other vendors offering unique goods and services. The Philadelphia Tea Party Cat Show promises an enchanting mix of Halloween flair and feline grace, making it a must-visit for cat lovers and enthusiasts eager to experience a “Strange Brew” of fun and competition.

Lancaster/Lebanon Quilt Show (April 10-13)

In its 32nd year, the Lancaster/Lebanon Quilt Show moves to a new venue, promising an even more vibrant display of quilting artistry. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, attendees can explore an exhibit featuring over 150 quilts, participate in classes and free lectures, and even have their quilts appraised on site on Friday and Saturday. With free admission and parking, the event also offers a free raffle with $1,500 worth of vendor-donated products up for grabs. Quilting enthusiasts won’t want to miss this showcase at its new Lebanon Valley Expo & Fairgrounds location. Details at

Cocktails for a Cure (April 20)

Marking a decade of fundraising, the Cocktails for a Cure Benefit Auction returns with a glamorous Hollywood Style theme. This highly anticipated event invites guests to walk the red carpet and enjoy an evening packed with exquisite food, drinks, and entertainment, all in the name of a noble cause. The auction, including live and silent bidding alongside raffles and a wine pull, benefits the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation. The foundation is a testament to the relentless efforts of parents combatting CRB1 degenerative retinal disease in children. Tickets and more information are available at

Martin’s 53rd Spring Auction (April 26)

A treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts, Martin’s Spring Auction offers a unique array of horse-drawn vehicles, from coaches and pony wagons to carriages and sleighs. This event not only features an impressive selection of coach lamps, whips, horns, and livery but also showcases special consignments, including items from the collections of Terri and Lori Pickett and the estate of Lowell Larson. The final liquidation of horse-related items from the estate of Jack Pemberton promises to be a highlight. With live, online, absentee, and phone bidding available, this auction is accessible to enthusiasts worldwide. A preview day on April 25 allows for a closer look at the items on offer. Visit for detailed information.

Spring 2024 Collector Car Auction by Crowe Auctions, LLC (April 27)

Auto enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness a spectacle of collector cars, motorsports, memorabilia, and more. The $5 entry fee opens the doors to a world of automotive treasures, with the chance for sellers to consign their prized possessions. Bidders and spectators alike are welcome to partake in the excitement. For consignment inquiries and further details, reach out to or visit

Greater Wellness Holistic Expo (April 27)

Embark on a holistic journey at the Greater Wellness Holistic Expo. With over 70 vendors presenting a myriad of holistic practices, therapies, and products, attendees can delve into alternative healing methods such as Reiki, crystal therapy, aromatherapy, and much more. From therapeutic massages to salt therapy and organic henna body art, this expo is a sanctuary for those looking to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit. Admission is $5, with the first 50 visitors receiving free grab bags. Engage with psychics and intuitive readers for spiritual guidance and insights. More information can be found at

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Wenger Praise Dinner (April 30)

Concluding the month’s events is the Wenger Foundation’s Praise Dinner, featuring the musical talents of Guy Penrod. This buffet-style dinner event not only promises an evening of inspirational music but also the opportunity to support COBYS Family Services, Friendship Community, Jubilee Ministries, and On Fire Youth Ministries. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,250 for a table of ten, with purchases required by April 19. For tickets and more information, visit

April at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds offers an eclectic mix of events that appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests, ensuring that there’s something for everyone in the community to enjoy.

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