Lititz Pretzel Fest is May 2

By on February 25, 2015

Spring is coming and with it the fourth annual Lititz Pretzel Fest. And while it’s about pretzels, it’s not all about pretzels.

Along with the tastings of comestibles concocted with pretzels, there are the twisted Minute To Win It games, and the ever-popular dunk tank. This year, a caricature artist will be on site to capture some of the fun. Musical entertainment is also among the attractions for this family event.

The fun is set for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the young and young-at heart will stroll the streets of Lititz, tasting treats from something as traditional as Auntie Anne’s at Min-Ds, to a new Scooter’s pretzel creation at Cherry Acres.

Along the way, attendees can take the challenge of 10 tasks that need to be accomplished in a minute or less. A favorite each year has been “The Salt Shaker Challenge” at Aaron’s Books. In this event, contestants strap a box of ping pong balls around their waist, then “shake, shake, shake” until all the balls are out of the box. To finish in under a minute, some hip action is required. It’s a great photo opportunity for relatives or friends who accompany the contestant.

Festers who are able to accomplish all 10 tasks will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of gift cards and items donated by Lititz retailers. It’s not easy to accomplish all 10, but each participant is allowed one do-over. For the rest of us, there is a drawing for all the ticket-holders who at least attempted all 10 events.

Returning again to the dunk tank this year is Barry Lavender, known to many as their mail carrier, and other local celebs. The weather outside should be pretty comfortable, but we know that the dunk tank will be refreshing, to say the least. Isn’t that part of the fun? Ticket holders will receive one free throw with the price of admission, but for sure, some “friends” of the dunkees will decide they need to purchase more.

Pretzel Fest tickets are on sale now at downtown locations, as well as Lititz and Manheim Township public libraries, and on the website Tickets cost $5 for children, 12 and under; and $8 for adults who purchase tickets before April 15.

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area and co-sponsored by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lancaster), the event benefits Project Eliminate and services for foster children.

For more information, visit or call 435-9219.

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