Peek at production during York's Made in America Tours

Emily Yinger
For The York Dispatch
  • Many of the tours are not available year-round, so the four-day event is a unique opportunity.

York County has been recognized by many for its specialty products, and later this month visitors can get an up-close look at how several of those products are made.

Harley-Davidson's Springettsbury Township plant is one of the stops on this year's Made in America Tours. Dawn J. Sagert photo

From June 15 to 18, York County will host the 18th annual Made in America Tours to highlight its Factory Tour Capital of the World claim to fame. The event features 27 factories across York County and the surrounding area.

Many of the tours are not available year-round, so the four-day event is a unique opportunity during which visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the making of their favorite products.

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Christina Clark, owner of Sunrise Soap Co. in York, said she looks forward to the fun and interactive tours every year.

“The Made in America Tours are good because they feature what’s behind your back door,” she said.

Clark’s business, which has participated in the tours for six years, is one of the many locations featured this year. Other popular factory tour destinations include Martin’s Potato Chips, Harley-Davidson Inc. and Bluett Bros. Violins.

Andrew Staub, communications specialist for the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, describes the event as a time to shine the spotlight on the area’s tourism and economic impact.

“The Made in America Tours event is a chance to showcase York County’s manufacturing ingenuity and creativity,” he said. “Visitors can see how everything from iconic motorcycles, delicious snack foods and natural soaps are made right here in York County.”