World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade And Palooza Takes Place In Mansfield

Susy Solis
March 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm

Photo Courtesy of Bob Kowalski

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MANSFIELD (1080 KRLD) - The World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza kicks off Friday night in Mansfield. The two-day, family-friendly, free event takes place in historic downtown Mansfield, which is the official Pickle Capital of Texas.

The theme of this year’s even is Moon Rocks! to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing. The popular pet parade will kick off the event on Main St. at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. A cornhole tournament will take place at Smith and Oak streets also beginning at 5 p.m. followed by Beer Keg Races at 6 p.m. which according to parade-goers is a “sight to see.” Vendor booths will be open, offering food, drinks and hand-crafted goods.

Courtesy of Bob Kowalski

The second day of festivities kicks off at 8 a.m. March 16th with the Pickle Run at St. Jude Catholic Church at 500 E. Dallas St. in Mansfield. There will be live music all day. The ever-popular Baby Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday featuring children from 6 months to 4 years old dressed to reflect this years theme.

Then the World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade cruises through downtown Mansfield with the Pickle Queens at the helm in their green thrift store gowns, red wigs, shiny tiaras and a lot of sass.

Admission is free. Parking is free at Legacy High School where festival goers can use the free shuttle service to get to the action. For more information, visit pickleparade.org.