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Apple Dumpling Sales

Date(s): 10/07/2022 - 10/08/2022
Time: 9:30 AM

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

 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 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  Free delivery is offered for pre-orders of 20 or more within 10 miles of the Ephrata Cloister. Contact to make delivery arrangements. No admission to the museum is required to purchase apple dumplings. 


Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday