Pretzel Fest taking shape

By on March 11, 2015

Preparations continue for the Fourth Annual Pretzel Fest, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area, in downtown Lititz.

It will be a day of music, food, and fun. Among the ten or more “pretzelatiers” who will create pretzel-y confections are: Sturgis Haus, Auntie Anne’s, Heart of Lancaster’s chef, Tomato Pie, ABC, JoBoy’s, and Pork and Wally’s. Some treats will be favorites, and others new surprises.

General Sutter is planning a Rosemary and Parmesan Pretzel Bite, made with Auntie Anne’s pretzels, while Dosie Dough will offer its delectable chocolate pretzel brownie. Scooters will concoct pretzel chocolate sandwiches. Will they be like the grilled chocolate sandwiches they offer at Chocolate Walk, but with a “twist?”

Sponsors include: Tiger’s Eye, Lititz Mutual, Clemintines, and Wertsch Vision. As in past years, Julius Sturgis will provide many pretzels — as ingredients, and as they come out of the bag, tasty.

The 10 “Minute-to-Win-It” game stations will feature the ever-popular Salt Shaker and some new ones, like Go the Distance and Blowin’ Away — one involves a tape measure and the other, an inflated balloon.

Local celebs, including Barry Lavender, will sit in the dunk tank, located in Zum Anker Alley, waiting for the pitch that will send them plummeting into a not-so-warm tank.

Record Express editor Steve Seeber was all smiles, despite the not-so-warm dunk tank water at last year’s Pretzel Fest. Ticket holders to the May 2 event will receive one free throw with the price of admission, but some “friends” (or co-workers) of the dunkees will decide they need to purchase more.

Record Express editor Steve Seeber was all smiles, despite the not-so-warm dunk tank water at last year’s Pretzel Fest. Ticket holders to the May 2 event will receive one free throw with the price of admission, but some “friends” (or co-workers) of the dunkees will decide they need to purchase more.

A new twist this year is a sketch artist, Joel Hurst, who, during the summer creates caricatures at Dutch Wonderland. For a donation, he will create keepsakes for families and friends. The musical entertainment has yet to be announced.

Admission to Pretzel Fest is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Purchase tickets at Wilbur Chocolate, downtown retailers, the Lititz Public Library, or online at LititzPretzelFest.com.

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