After nearly 40 years of beloved tradition, the Hanover Dutch Festival will become the Inaugural Snack Town Street Fair this fall.
Made possible by the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Utz Quality Foods, this event has transitioned from a celebration of Hanover’s Pennsylvania Dutch heritage to a day-long street fair filled with craft vendors, delicious street foods, and exciting entertainment. Making this year extra special, our community celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Utz. The Utz team has plenty of surprises planned during the Snack Town Street Fair to celebrate 100 years with Street Fair attendees! The 2021 event will be presented by Member’s 1st FCU.
Wanting to preserve the beloved aspects of the Hanover Dutch Festival while also understanding how the event has transformed over the years, the festival organizers have felt the need for a new name for quite some time. Our event has consistently received criticism for having very little Pennsylvania Dutch influence in recent years. And indeed, we struggled to find vendors and entertainment that fit the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch description. So instead of promoting the event as something that it is not, we decided to rebrand it to fit what it has always been at its core: a street fair.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 will be a day full of all your favorites—handmade crafts, local goods, street food, kid-friendly activities, exciting entertainment—and a few new items that will surely become favorites as well.
In addition to the new name, the Snack Town Street Fair will also take place in a new season—fall! When we rescheduled last year’s event due to COVID-19 (which was later cancelled), we received overwhelming feedback to keep the fall date. Not only will this new timeline allow our vendors and guests to be more comfortable, it will also inspire a plethora of seasonal activities and treats to become part of the festival.
We are so excited to welcome you to this transformed event that we know you will love as much, if not more, than the Hanover Dutch Festival.