Celebrate a classic snack this weekend at the Whoopie Pie Festival in Lancaster County. On Saturday September 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., families can enjoy sweet events and kid-friendly activities (most are free!) at the Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn in Strasburg, Pa., in honor of the sweet treat. Try more than 100 unique flavors (pumpkin and coconut anyone?), take part in a whoopie pie eating contest or play a game of checkers with whoopie pies as the game pieces!
Here’s everything you can do at the festival tomorrow with your family:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Largest Whoopie Pie Ever Made
Imagine a whoopie pie that weighs more than 250 pounds…that’s what this year’s team is aiming for! See history being made as they attempt to create the largest whoopie pie ever.
11 a.m. — Whoopie Pie Treasure Hunt
Think you can find all of the whoopie pies? Hundreds wrapped in brightly colored foil will be hidden around the farm. Hunts start every 15 minutes and kids of all ages are encouraged to participate.
12 p.m. — Whoopie Pie Race
Grab a pie and race to the finish while spectators cheer you on.
1 to 3 p.m. — Whoopie Pie Checkers
Use the sweet treats as game pieces in a unique game of Checkers. Don’t just play with them — eat them, too!
2 p.m. — Whoopie Pie Yell Off
Can you “whoopie!” the loudest?
3:30 p.m. — Amateur Whoopie Pie Eating Contest
How many whoopie pies can you eat? Show off your love for the snack in this contest!
4 p.m. — Create the Most Creative Whoopie Pie
Pay $2 to participate and see if you can create the most unique whoopie pie in just five minutes. Prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m.
Other all day events and activities include live music, pony rides, face painting, train races, whoopie pie making stations for kids and more. Local food and craft vendors will be stationed with goods for sale throughout the day, as well, and the Hershey Farm Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rain date for the event is Sunday, September 7, 2014. Admission to the festival is free.
– Hilarey Wojtowicz