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An in-person National Holstein Convention for adults and juniors is set to happen in Lancaster, PA on June 20-24, 2021. Details are being finalized to ensure a safe event that will follow proper local, state and federal guidelines. Hotel reservations can be made at the Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square by calling 1-866-503-3786 (mention Holstein Convention for group rate) or online. Full event schedule and registration information will be available in early April. We look forward to welcoming Holstein enthusiasts to Pennsylvania!



Leading the Holstein Vision
June 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is still Leading the Holstein Vision in 2021. We are excited to welcome fellow Holstein enthusiasts to Lancaster for the 2021 National Holstein Convention hosted by the Pennsylvania Holstein Association. The 2021 dates are set for June 20-24. We have an updated, tentative schedule available so that attendees can begin making travel arrangements.

The Pennsylvania Holstein Association and Holstein USA will be following state and federal COVID-19 guidelines in order to host a safe convention. As per the current Marriott Hotel policy, masks must be worn at all times while on the property.  

While visiting Pennsylvania, you'll be invited to visit world-renowned farms and cattle. Our nation's history is rooted here in the Keystone State and we're offering tours that step back in time to witness Amish culture and visit the battlegrounds in Gettysburg. If you're up for a sweet adventure, check out the tour to Hersheypark. We look forward to welcoming adult and junior Holstein enthusiasts to Pennsylvania in June!

Contact the Pennsylvania Holstein Association at 814.234.0364, for more information.


Tentative Schedule

Please check back for schedule updates as the convention date approaches. This tentative schedule was last updated on March 16, 2021.

Sunday, June 20

  • Convention Registration

Monday, June 21

  • Golf Outing

  • Tour Options

    • Distinguished Young Breeder Tour

    • History in Black & White: Gettysburg Battlefield and Museum

  • DJM Interviews

  • NHWSO Interviews

  • Speech Contestant/Judges' Orientation

  • Junior, Intermediate and Senior Speech Contest

  • Dairy Bar

  • Junior Luncheon

  • Dairy Knowledge Exam

  • Dairy Bowl Coaches' Meeting

  • Junior Welcome and Mixer: Misty-Z Holsteins and Dairy Judging

Tuesday, June 22

  • Convention Registration

  • Sight & Sound Theatre and Hershey Farms Restaurant Visit

  • Dairy Bar

  • Dairy Bowl Contest and Finals

  • Junior Luncheon

  • Family Fun Night: Cherry Crest Adventure Farm and Strasburg Railroad

Wednesday, June 23

  • Convention Registration

  • Junior Forum

  • Dairy Bar

  • Tour Options

    • The Pennsylvania Breeders Tour

    • Cows to Cones Tour

    • Amish to "English" Tour

  • Dairy Jeopardy Contest

  • Cattle Preview and Dinner

  • Junior Awards Banquet

Thursday, June 24

  • Convention Registration

  • Dairy Bar

  • Annual Meeting

  • Trade Show

  • Tour Options

    • Non-Delegate Tour: Sight & Sound Theatre and Hershey Farms Restaurant

    • Herd Fun in the Sweetest Place on Earth: Hersheypark Tour

  • General Luncheon

  • Pre-Sale Meal

  • National Convention Sale




The Pennsylvania Breeders Tour

Herd Fun in the Sweetest Place on Earth

Hersheypark Amusement Resort


Longwood Gardens

Tour Option



A ride on the historic Strasburg Railroad  through the Amish countryside will take you to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm for games, food and lots of fun!


Travel & Accommodations

What You Need to Know While Booking Your Trip!



 Convention activities will take place at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, located at 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603.

The deadline to reserve a room with the group rate is June 1, 2021. 

Click here to book your group rate for 2021 National Holstein Convention!

Overflow Accommodations

Holiday Inn Lancaster

26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Please note the deadline to reserve a room with the special group rate will be announced for 2021.

Click here to book your group rate for nearby Holiday Inn Lancaster!


If you are flying in, please note that these travel times from local airports are an estimate made on a perfect day. Please take traffic, the summer season and weekends into consideration while planning your travel times.

There will not be transportation to/from the hotel and airports offered. Attendees will be responsible for that portion of their travel as well. 


There will be transportation provided for convention activities and tours. Masks will be required on all transportation. For those not comfortable with group transportation, there is an option to drive separately. 

Check back soon for more specific information on transportation throughout convention.

Restaurants & Sightseeing

There is no shortage of great restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing around downtown Lancaster and throughout southeast PA. Check out our Visit Pennsylvania section to see more!

Pursue Your Happiness

Visit Pennsylvania

As you entered our favorite state, you might have seen our welcome signs that said “Pennsylvania, pursue your happiness.” Well we may be biased, but it’s easy to smile, laugh and adventure all throughout our state. Below are your fun-having resources if you want to extend your trip of a life time.


Visit PA: The Video

Visit Made Fun

Visit PA: The Website

Visit Made Fun (2)

Carefree Drive

The PA Bucket List

28 Items to Cross Off


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