30th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
You are cordially invited to join us for the 30th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Vendor Registration Form is posted below. A full list of events be posted very soon.
The Millersburg Cherry Blossom Festival is the premier street festival for the community. Typically held the first Saturday in May, the Cherry Blossom Festival attracts local and regional vendors and community organizations for a day of family fun. There are plenty of activities, musical groups and entertainment for the whole family. The organizers make an effort to keep the entertainment fresh while bringing back the community’s favorites.
New attractions this year include the return of the baby parade, a cherry dessert contest and artistic demonstrations. Old favorites include music by the band Shotgunn as well as the Millersburg High School Jazz Band, a bounce house and slide, Kingdom Kidz puppet show, a pony petting area, and our famous chicken dinners. Dozens of local and regional vendors and community groups are expected to have booths along Market Street.
Registration for the baby parade will be from 9:45 to 10:45 with the parade starting at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in two categories – most original and most comical.
The cherry dessert contest is a new attraction this year. Do you think that you have the best cherry dessert in town? The festival will be looking for any baked good desserts that include cherries as part of the recipe. The desserts will then be auctioned off to the highest bidders during the festival.
The artistic demonstrations will include a potter’s wheel, wood turning on a lathe and Fraktur paintings. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Gallery on the Square for plenty of other arts and crafts.
Please visit our local businesses while you are in town as well. Market Street and Union Street are filled with vibrant shops and restaurants.
Golfers are invited to the Cherry Blossom Festival Golf Tournament on Friday, May 3 at Lykens Valley Golf Resort. Registration information will be posted soon.
The Cherry Blossom Festival Committee is organized by Millersburg Area Working Together. Proceeds from the Festival benefit a number of community organizations. In addition, the Festival will be financially supporting a restoration project for the Gazebo.
SAFETY NOTE: The Cherry Blossom Festival requires the closure of a portion of Market Street (PA 147) beginning at 6 a.m. on the day of the festival. If you are a vendor, please arrive early and make your way to the Post Office to register for your booth. Please obey all traffic control personnel and devices for everyone’s safety.