By Amanda Rogers
The Pickle Parade will have to wait another year.
The Pickle Queens, who produce the annual festival and parade, announced today that due to the pandemic the 2021 festivities have been canceled. The Pickle Runs, a 5k, 10k and kids run, will still be held March 20. Register here.
The nonprofit group also promised additional community events later in the year that can be held at a safe distance. A spokesman for the group said that they are looking at a cornhole tournament and street party.
The World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza began in 2012 with a parade through downtown Mansfield and has grown to include multiple live performances, even hosting Grammy winners Asleep at the Wheel and country star Coffey Anderson, a baby parade, pet parade, Pickle Playground, dozens of retail and food vendors, beer keg races, cornhole tournament, and pickle-eating and pickle-juice drinking contests. The 2019 event drew an estimated 40,000 attendees.
The 2022 World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza is set for March 18-19, 2022.
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