Apr.-Nov. 2015

"Josiah for President" the Musical

April 1-November 28, 2015

When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life … until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus.

Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Without Josiah’s consent or knowledge, he becomes a write-in candidate for the Presidency. Mark pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what will he have to risk to do it?

2015 Pricing

Lunch & Show*Mon.-Sat. $48

Dinner & Show*  Mon.-Thurs. $51 • Fri. & Sat. $53

Show Only   Mon.-Sat. $35

Meal packages include lunch or dinner smorgasbord at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant.  Theatergoers purchasing meal packages who wish to eat before the performance should arrive 1.5 hours before the show to allow adequate time to enjoy their meals.

The  “Josiah for President” musical is performed live on the Bird-in-Hand Stage on the banquet level of the Restaurant.  Stairs and an elevator connect all levels of the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage.

For tickets and ticket & meals packages call 800-790-4069.

July & August 2015

Bird-in-Hand Banquet in a Cornfield

July 9, 16, 22, 23 (6 pm) • August 6, 13, 20 (5:30 pm)

The Smucker Family has its roots in the fertile soil of Lancaster County, with family members still farming and raising produce and livestock.  Here’s your unique opportunity to connect with that land and its delicious bounty.  Imagine this – a full-course meal served in a cornfield, hayrides and musical entertainment around a bonfire.


  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Fresh Corn on the Cob
  • Baked Idaho and Sweet Potatoes
  • Grandma Smucker’s Baked Lima Beans
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow, Cole Slaw and Applesauce
  • Rolls, Butter and Apple Butter
  • Bird-in-Hand’s Famous Whoopie Pies
  • Angel Food Cake with Seasonal Berries


For reservations call 800-537-2535.


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