Pretzel Fest for 2022 is scheduled  for Saturday, April 30, 2022 
Lititz Pretzel Fest
The Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area
and The Lititz Retailers

Special Thanks To The Following Family Of Our 2020 Sponsors Listed Below:
 plus Weis Market, Lititz, Oregon Dairy Market, Kunzler & Company, Thrivent Financial,
and Julius Sturgis for providing many of the pretzels and speciality pretzels used for our Pretzel Fest

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About The Event

We hope you can join us for our annual Lititz Pretzel Fest. Highlighting the Lititz area's rich pretzel history, this day of fun will include more than 15 tastings with pretzels as an ingredient--sweet, savory, kickin', surprising. Along with the tastings, there will be some beer and spirits tastings, as well as music all around downtown Lititz. 

Downtown parking will be free the day of the event. This event will be held rain or shine.

​This year's event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area and will fund a FREE day of fun in Lititz Springs Park for kids 12 and under. Vouchers for tickets for this event, May 16, 2020, 11:00AM-2:00PM, are available at the Manheim Township and Lititz Public Libraries. The number is limited, and vouchers must be picked up before the Kids Day.

Proceeds from Pretzel Fest will also fund other children's activities and charities, including Free Kids' Fun Day in Lititz Springs Park / May 16th 11AM - 2PM
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 Parks
Saturday, May 16, 2020 11 AM - 2 PM

Treats will include:
• Kunzler pretzel-wrapped hot dogs
• Cupcakes and chocolate milk from Oregon    Dairy
• Water donated by Weis Markets, Lititz
• Greco's Homemade Ice Cream

8 + Games including an Obstacle Course by Hartz Physical Therapy and a suitcase scavenger hunt by Meier & Moser Eye Care, My Fantasy Party presenting a cast of princess performers and a special appearance by Cylo of the Lancaster Barnstormers

Bounce House
Face Painting
Balloon Animals
Book Nook
A limited number of free ticket/vouchers will be available at Manheim Township and Lititz Public Libraries beginning March 15, 2020
Entertainment Schedule​ 2020

​• Jeff & Jack - Funky folk and eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass & old time country
​• Frank Porter - Performing acoustic rock songs, upbeat instrumentals, and classic rock
• Forgiven/Kevin O'Brassill - Performing Family Friendly Rock and Jesus Rock Music from late 60'-70's as well as originals in that style

  • ​  Cake and Cup
  •   Bull's Head
  •   Appalachian Brewing Company
  •   Calkins Vine and Branches
  •   Collusion Tap Works
  •   Danner's Deli
  •   Dosie Dough
  •   Greco's
  •   Isabella
  •   Julius Sturgis
  •   Linden Hall
  •   Pebbles and Lace
  •   Sweet G's at Savory Gourmet
  •   Scooter's
  •   Slate
  •   Stoll & Wolfe
  •   Sweet G's of Pine Grove
  •   Waltz Winery at Wilbur Market
  •   Zig's Bakery
  •   Zum Anker Alley

• ​$15.00 on or before April 1st
• $20.00 after April 1st
If not s​old out:
Tickets will be available 10:00 AM Saturday,
May 2, 2020 at the Lititz Train Station

Tickets purchased online will be reserved for pick up the day of the event at Event Headquarters located at the train station in Lititz Springs Park across from Wilbur Chocolate​.

• $15.00 on or before April 1st
​• $20.00 after April 1st

At Downtown Lititz Retailers:
Wilbur Chocolate
Aaron's Books
McElroy Pharmacy
Shoppes at Zum Anker Alley
Lititz Public Library
Manheim Township Public Library
                             If not sold out:
Tickets will be available 10:00 AM Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Lititz Train Station

Contact Us


Phone: (717) 560-2295
Event Cancellation Info

Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, the 2020 Lititz Chocolate Walk has been canceled and will return on October 9, 2021.  This cancellation, in addition to the Lititz Pretzel Fest cancellation earlier this year, leaves an $80,000 funding shortfall for the local youth charities and organizations that Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area supports. Donate today to help these organizations.