You might find yourself in a bit of a pickle this coming Saturday, especially if you live in or around Dillsburg. That’s because May 9, marks the community’s annual PickleFest Street Fair.
PickleFest is a combination event that features a festival/street fair, community-wide yard sale, and a 5K race. Throughout the day, plenty of activities will keep the whole family entertained and enjoying themselves.
Hosted by the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society and Dillsburg Borough, PickleFest Street Fair is a May time mainstay in Dillsburg, held on location at Greenbrier Lane in Downtown Dillsburg. The event features a vast array of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, community services, local businesses, and fair entertainment set up throughout and all along the street up to “Publick Tyme.” Publick Tyme is a living history encampment comprised of exhibitors and historic demonstrators at Dill’s Tavern. Stop by to check on the historic displays, take a tour, and experience the firsthand reenactment scene taking place at Dill’s Tavern.
Children will have a blast with activities just for them including a special 1-mile Fun Run, magic show, moon bounce, Children’s Safe House, and much, much more. Mr. and Mrs. Pickle will even be making an appearance at this year’s event. Other activities taking place that day for adults include artist demonstrations, a pickle-eating contest, an on-location blood drive, and more.
Stage entertainment and refreshments can be found at the historic Maple Shade Barn on Greenbrier Lane. Among a vast display of unique food offerings, the ever-popular Pickle Soup will also be available during PickleFest—an exclusive favorite. Live entertainment will help to preserve PickleFest throughout the day, made possible by an onsite DJ as well as the Bermudian Springs Steel Band.
The 5K Pickle Chase also takes place each year in conjunction with PickleFest. This race through picturesque Dillsburg is held to benefit Miranda’s Smile—bringing SMILES to teens battling cancer at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Registration for Pickle Chase begins at 7 a.m., and the race starts promptly at 9 a.m. The special children’s 1-mile race takes place around 9:45 a.m. and also benefits the same worthy cause.
All publicly held PickleFest activities officially start at 9 a.m. and will run through 3 p.m. Certain activities such as the 5K Pickle Chase and Community Yard Sale setup will take place prior to the public start time. If you would like to come out and be a part of this year’s yard sale, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you live in the borough and would like to set up a yard sale onsite at your home location (in conjunction with PickleFest) contact Kelley Thomas at 717-439-8023 or through email at email@example.com. For all other information about PickleFest 2015, visit www.dillsburg.com.