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Published: 05/29/2012

 YORK, PA - York County's 14th annual Made in America Tours event invites visitors to go behind the scenes at more than 30 factory tours and attractions, June 20-23. Travel throughout the Factory Tour Capital of the World and discover firsthand how some of America's favorite products are produced. 

Witness legendary motorcycles being assembled in just a matter of minutes atHarley-Davidson Company, Vehicle Operations. Discover tasty snack food delights at Snyder's of HanoverUtz Quality FoodsWolfgang Candy Company and Martin's Potato Chips, a tour that allows participants to sample fresh potato chips warm from the fryer. Experience one of the last surviving textile mills in the United States at Family Heir-Loom Weaversor amaze at the art of creating stringed instruments at Bluett Bros. Violins

Additionally, Made in America features behind-the-scenes experiences at factories that open their doors only for this event. York Barbell Company/USA Weightlifting Hall of Famewill host a tour and detail the life of Bob Hoffman, the father of modern-day weightlifting. Witness the artistry at York Wallcoverings, the largest and oldest wall coverings manufacturer in North America. This is the one opportunity each year to peek inside these sites and experience York County's unique manufacturing heritage. 

Notable new additions to this year's event are Turkey Hill Experience, an interactive attraction that allows guests to create their own ice cream flavor, milk mechanical cows and sample Turkey Hill's newest products; and Miss Lucy's Dog Treats, a small bakery that specializes in making boutique dog biscuits. Topping off the newest additions is Shoppe American Made, a cozy store that fittingly only sells American-made products. 

Visit & Win!
Download or pick up a Made in America Tours passport for the chance to win great prizes from York County. To enter, simply get a passport signed by at least three participating Made in America Tours locations and submit that passport at the conclusion of the event. For more details, visit

Enjoy an unbeatable combination of FREE factory tours, low cost attractions and affordable lodging rates that equal big savings for a Made in America Tours getaway. Area hotels and bed and breakfasts are offering special overnight rates and packages to help make planning a Made in America Tours getaway hassle free. Visit or call 1-888-858-YORK for additional information about these special offers. 

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau (York County CVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for York County and is accredited by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). The York County CVB exists to positively impact economic development in York County through promoting all forms of visitation. Visitors spend approximately $753 million in York County annually. 

Contact: Cara O'Donnell, (717) 852-9675 (ext. 109) or