632 W. Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
Historic Ephrata Cloister Apple Dumpling Sale
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 for $5.50 each at the drive-through tent beside the Museum Store at the Historic Ephrata Cloister on Friday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, from 9:00 a.m. until sold out. There is 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 bit.ly/3RfRrm0 Free delivery is offered for pre-orders of 20 or more within 10 miles of the Ephrata Cloister. Contact email@example.com to make delivery arrangements. No admission to the museum is required to purchase apple dumplings. The sale will be held rain or shine.