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Schedule
Of Events

Parkesburg Sesquicentennial is has

a weekend full of events happening

from Friday, May 20th at 5pm through
Sunday, May 22nd at 1pm

Friday, May 20th

5pm-5:15pm - Crowning of Sesquicentennial

                          King, Queen & Court (East Main Street)

5pm-9pm - Crafters, Musicians, Artisans (East & West Main Street)

5pm-9pm - Art Show & Performances, Piggy Hill Art Studio

                          and Artist Steve Mellinger 

                          (West Main at The Point)

5:15pm-5:30pm - Costumed Promenade (East Main Street)

5:30pm & 7pm - Walking History Tours (East & West Main Street)

5:30-7pm - Musical Performances (West Main at The Point)

6pm-7pm - Victorian Dance Ensemble Demonstration &

                           Community Dancing (East Main Street)

7pm-8pm - Danza Tonantzin Yaotecas Aztec Dance Troupe 

                        (West Main at The Point)

7:30-9pm - Todd Clewell Folk Band & Community Dancing

                         (East Main Street)

8pm-9pm - Celtic Band Poor Man's Gambit with the Cara

                         School of Irish Dance (West Main at The Point)


Wine Tasting, Trolley Rides/Hay Rides, Food/Food Trucks, Antique Car Display (East & West Main Street)

Deposit entry forms for our free Sesquicentennial Quilt Drawing at Homestead Studios, Computer & Technology Museum or The Point.

Free Public Parking at A. Duie Pyle on S. Limestone Road and Schneider Parish Center on Cemetary Road with continuous bus/van Transport provided between the lots and Main Street.

Period Dress for attendees Friday evening is encouraged but optional.
 

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Saturday, May 21st

Tentitive Schedule:


10:00 AM~5:00 PM - Fine Arts and Craft Show, Antique Cars, Antique Carriages, Rough & Tumble, Train Rides, History Display, Hay Rides, Food, Children’s Carnival

 

10:00 AM - Lukens Band Kick-Off

 

10:00 AM, 11:00 AM - Historic Parkesburg Trolley Tours 

 

10:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM - Octorara's OABEST/OACTEP Expo

10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM - Tours of Historic Beale Manor

           with Tea and Light Refreshments
 

10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM -Parkesburg History Display

           with Gerry Treadway (in Baptist Church)

 

11:00 AM ~ 12 Noon - 69th PA Irish Volunteers Regiment Band


12 noon ~ 12:30 PM - OABEST/OACTEP Award Presentations

12:30 PM ~ 1:30 PM - 69th PA Irish Volunteers Regiment Band

 

1:00 PM - Anniversary Parade

 

2:30 PM ~ 2:30 PM - Parade Award Presentations

 

2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - Historic Parkesburg Trolley Tours                               

2:30 PM ~ 3:30 PM - Rajah String Band

3:30 PM ~ 4:30 PM - Octorara Community Band

5:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM - Sound of Roses Jazz/Swing Band &

          Jazz Collective Lancaster Dancers

6:30 PM ~ 7:30 PM - The New Individuals 50s/60s Band &
          Jazz
Collective Lancaster Dancers

8:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM  - New Holland Band Featuring

           Octorara Chorus

9:00 PM ~ 9:30 PM - Finale with Parkesburg Video Feature

           and Fireworks set to music

Day/Evening - Encampment of the 69th PA Irish Volunteers 

 

Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities in Minch Park on Saturday.

Deposit entry forms for our free Sesquicentennial Quilt Drawing at Anniversary Table in tent, Baptist Church and Beale Manor.

 

Free Public Parking at A. Duie Pyle on S. Limestone Road with continuous bus/van Transport provided to Minch Park all day (except 1pm-2:30pm during the parade)

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Children's History Carnival

Events happening throughout the day Saturday, May 21st

10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM - Children’s History Carnival:

                                   Victorian Period

10:00 AM ~ 10:45 AM - Historic Parkesburg Trolley Tours

 

10:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM - Octorara's OABEST/OACTEP Displays

                                 and Demostrations

 

10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM - Hayrides and Train Rides

 

11:00 AM ~ 12 noon - Children's History Carnival:

                                 Colonial Period

 

11:00 AM ~ 11:45 AM - Historic Parkesburg Trolley Tours

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM - Native American Display

 

2:00 PM ~ 2:30 PM - Enlist Your Kids

          with the 69th PA Irish Volunteers Regiment

2:00 PM ~ 2:45 PM - Historic Parkesburg Trolley Tours

 

3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM - Children’s History Carnival:
                                 Native American Period

 

3:00 PM ~ 3:45 PM -  Historic Parkesburg Trolley Tours

4:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM Enlist Your Kids

          with the 69th PA Irish Volunteers Regiment

 

6:00 PM ~ 6:30 PM Enlist Your Kids

          with the 69th PA Irish Volunteers Regiment

Free Public Parking at A. Duie Pyle on S. Limestone Road with continuous bus/van Transport provided to Minch Park all day (except 1pm-2:30pm during the parade)

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Parade

Bands

Floats

Individuals

School Groups

Area Businesses

Antique Cars/Trucks

Performance Groups

Parkesburg Churches

Community Organizations

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Sunday, May 22nd

9:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM -Veteran's Memorial Service

                                  at Parkesburg Borough Hall

 

9:00 AM ~ 1:30 pm - Food Collection for

                                 Parkesburg Food Cupboard

 

11:00 AM - Worship in the Park:

                        Community Worship Service

                            with Community Choir

 

12:00 Noon ~ 1:00 PM - Community Picnic with Food Trucks

12:00 Noon ~ 1:00 PM - Chester County Concert Band

 

1:00 PM ~ 1:30 PM - Closing Ceremony with

                               Emerald Society Pipe Band

1:30 PM ~ ? - Community Baseball/Scavenger Hunt Options

Attendees are invited to bring picnic lunches, food for Octorara Food Cupboard, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities at Minch Park.

Free Public Parking at A. Duie Pyle on S. Limestone Road with continuous bus/van Transport provided to Minch Park.

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