Pretzel Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023 
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Lititz Pretzel Fest
The Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area
and The Lititz Retailers

Special Thanks To The Following Family Of Our 2022 Sponsors Listed Below:

to Julius Sturgis for providing many of the pretzels and specialty pretzels used for our Pretzel Fest

Highlighting this area's rich pretzel history, the Lititz Pretzel Fest will include numerous sweet AND savory samplings with pretzels as the key ingredient.

There will also be alcoholic tastings and live music.

Downtown parking will be free the day of the event.

This event will be held rain or shine.

Proceeds from this event will fund a FREE Kids Fun Day at the Park to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Lititz Pretzel History

Lititz, settled in 1756, is the home of the first commercial pretzel bakery in North America. 

The origins of the pretzel date back to early European history. Early German settlers brought their recipes with them to the "colonies," specifically in a new settlement in Warwick Township, Pennsylvania. In 1756 the new settlement was named Lititz.

The Sturgis family started baking pretzels commercially in Lititz in 1861 in a home that is one of the original buildings in Lititz. It is listed on the National Registry of historical places at 219 E. Main St in Lititz.

Interested in learning more about the Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area? View our main site here

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Lititz Springs Park
Saturday, May 20, 2023 11 AM - 2 PM

Free tickets are available for children 11 years old and under. Tickets are limited to  350 and children must be accompanied by an adult.

​More information to follow!
***Note: Lititz retailers will NOT be selling tickets in their stores this year.

Also, Lititz Pretzel Fest tickets will be held at the train station in front of Lititz Springs Park. On the day of the event, please have your PayPal receipt email with you as proof of purchase to pick up your tickets. 
Lititz Pretzel Fest and Lititz Chocolate Walk are two major annual events organized by the Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area. 

Proceeds from these two events alone have raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for children's charities in our community.​

In addition, a portion of the proceeds from this event will fund a FREE Kids Fun Day at the Park, to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Vouchers for the event will be made available post-Lititz Pretzel Fest at both Lititz Public Library and Manheim Township Public Library. More details to follow!
Contact Us


Phone: (717) 560-2295
Pretzel Fest is coming back better than ever!

Join us to walk around Lititz on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Won't it feel great to get outside again after a cold winter?!
Schedule of Music:

Frank Porter playing at Stoll & Wolfe
Forgiven playing at Zum Anker Alley Shops
Jack Roberts playing at The Purple Turtle &
​Appalachian Brewing Company: Honey habanero pretzel-              encrusted chicken bite with Mountain Lager.
Bull's Head Public House: Pour Men's Brewing Co. pilsner            with pretzel treat and salted caramel pretzel fudge.
Bunyaad Marketplace: Brigadeiro.
Collusion Taproom: Sweet and smoky pretzel treat.
Dosie Dough: Salted caramel pretzel brownie.
Dutch Country Concessions: Soft pretzels.
Frisco's at Tattered Shirt: Cilantro, Aji and rocoto sauces.
Hearth & Harrow: Chipotle pretzel bark w/smoked gouda &             Wilbur chocolate.
Lititz Watch & Jewelry: Addictive pretzels.
Linden Hall: Chocolate pretzel brittle.
On Board: Marshmallow pretzel mix.
Pebbles & Lace: Pretzel biscotti & sea salt caramel coffee.      
Piccolo Eatery: Cannoli pretzel parfait.
Purple Turtle: Yogurt peanut butter dip w/cinnamon stix.
Rebel Hive @ Main Men: Mead tastings.
​Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery: Pretzel treats.
Sugar Whipped Bakery: Chocolate cupcake w/ pretzel                      encrusted frosting.
Sweet G's @ Zum Anker Alley Shops :Specialty pretzels.
Tied House: Smoked buffalo chicken dip.
Moravian House Antiques: Chocolate chip cheesecake dip. 
Moravian Manor @ Linden Hall: chocolate pretzel brittle.    
Waltz Vineyards: Crisp wine & cheese mini's
Zig's @ Linden Hall: Pretzel chocolate chip cookie.
Stoll & Wolfe: Citrus infused rye or "Rock & Rye".
Brazilian Table: Brazilian pretzel pizza.
Zest: Zesty Lemon Crunch