Leading the Holstein Vision
June 19, 2021 - June 24, 2021
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The 2020 National Holstein Convention set for June 22-26, to be hosted by the Pennsylvania Holstein Association at the Lancaster Marriott, has been postponed for one year due to the national COVID-19 pandemic.

Together the Pennsylvania Holstein Association and Holstein USA determined the safety of the members and guests was top priority. The decision was made quickly so attendees would not make travel arrangements. Information regarding junior contests and activities, as well as the adult annual meeting proceedings will be forthcoming. 

Pennsylvania will now host the convention from June 19-24, 2021, thanks to the Ohio Holstein Association’s willingness to forgo its year to host. The 2021 convention will remain at the Lancaster Marriott. 

More information will be available on this website and our event Facebook page as it becomes available. 

Those who made room reservations for the 2020 convention are reminded to cancel. An announcement will be made on the Pennsylvania Holstein Association when new reservations can be made for the 2021 event.

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

While here next year, you'll still be invited to visit world-renowned farms and cattle on pre-convention and host day tours. Our nation's history is rooted here in Pennsylvania 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.

Check back as the year goes on for more details on this exciting 2021 National Holstein Convention! If any of our events and tours change, we will make sure to update you. 


Tentative Schedule

Please allow time for this to be updated to reflect our changes in 2021.


June 22

  • Junior Mixer at Misty-Z Holsteins 

  • Dinner in downtown Lancaster, on your own


June 23

  • Pre-Convention Tours

  • Golf Outing

  • Dairy Jeopardy Contest

  • Prepared Public Speaking Contests

  • Family Fun Night at Cherry Crest Farm/Strasburg Railroad


June 24

  • Host Day Tours

  • Sale cattle on display at PA Holstein Farm, Middletown, PA


June 25

  • Dairy Bowl Contests

  • Holstein USA Annual Meeting

  • Non-Delegate Tour to Longwood Gardens

  • National Holstein Convention Sale and Meal

  • Sale Night Youth Activity


June 26

  • Dairy Bowl Finals

  • Holstein USA Annual Meeting

  • Junior Awards Luncheon

  • Convention Banquet 

  • Junior Send-off





Tuesday, June 23rd

Gettysburg Battlefield and Museum Tour

Distinguished Young Breeder Tour

Sight and Sound Theater

Golf Outing



The Pennsylvania Breeders Tour

Amish to "English"

Herd Fun in the Sweetest Place on Earth

Hershey Park Amusement Resort


Longwood Gardens

Non-Delegate Tour



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!



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

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 2020 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 from the hotel to/from convention activities throughout the week. It will be asked that you use this transportation. 

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


Get in Touch


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