St. Paddy's Pickle parade and festival in Mansfield, photo courtesy of Pickled Mansfield Society.

Date/Time

March 18, 2022 to March 19, 2022

Location

Downtown Mansfield View map
Main and Broad Streets,
Mansfield, TX,

Additional Information

Description

Pickle Parade and Palooza is back in downtown Mansfield! The World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza returns to historic downtown Mansfield on March 18–19, and the Pickle Queens, Pickle Dude and their fans are ready to party to mark the event’s 10th anniversary with the theme “Lucky to Be in Mansfield.”

The free event, produced by the all-volunteer nonprofit Pickled Mansfield Society, features two days of parades, a Pickle Run, live music, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, food, contests, crafts, comedy, cornhole, a Pickle Playground and country music superstar Kevin Fowler.

The weekend is highlighted by the always-popular Pickle Parade at 1pm on Saturday, March 19, featuring community groups, bands, classic cars and the renowned Mansfield Pickle Queens, in their red wigs, green thrift-store prom gowns and gorgeous smiles. Fowler takes to the Main Stage at 2:30pm, followed by a presentation by State Rep. David Cook.

Fun starts at 5pm Friday, March 18 on Main Street with a corn hole tournament, followed by the unique beer keg race at 6pm and a free concert by country music star Cody Wayne at 7pm.

The Pickle Run opens the events on Saturday, March 19, surging through downtown beginning at 8am. At 10am, the free Pickle Playground opens along with vendor and food booths and live music from the Run For Cover band on the Best Maid Main Stage.

Also, at 10am, the adorable contestants in the Baby Parade cruise down Main Street, and the Community Stage opens with local performers. The world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders sign autographs from 11am–noon, and perform on Main Street at 12:30pm. The Pet Parade is on the Community Stage at 11:30am.

After the Pickle Parade and Fowler’s concert, the pickle juice-drinking, pickle-eating and pie-eating contests take place, followed by a dance from the Pickle Queens and their Protectors. The day wraps up with live music from Radio Kaos performing at 5:15pm.

Free parking is available at Mansfield ISD sites near downtown, with free shuttle service from Mansfield Legacy High School to downtown from 9:30am–7:30pm.

About the Mansfield Pickle Queens
The Pickle Queens are hand-picked, well-seasoned women who love their families, their friends and their community. They have presented the Pickle Parade annually since 2012 and have participated in events around the state, including the State Fair of Texas parade, the Fort Worth Parade of Lights, the Luling Watermelon Thump Parade, the Westfest and Ennis Polkafest parades, and the Rose Parade in Tyler, among others.

About the Pickled Mansfield Society
The all-volunteer nonprofit group produces and stages the World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza.  The organization provides college scholarships through the Mansfield ISD Education Foundation Scholarship Program. It also donates to the Feed the Kids program, the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive and volunteers at other community events.

Schedule

Friday, March 18, 2022
Noon–6pm Run packet pickup – Run United
5–9pm Vendors open
5–9pm Cornhole tournament on Oak and Smith streets
6–7pm Beer Keg races on Main Street
7–9pm Cody Wayne performs on Main Stage on Oak Street

‍Saturday, March 19, 2022
8am 10k, 5k and Kids K runs begin at St. Jude
9am–noon Run 4 Cover Band performs on Main Stage on Oak Street
9:30am Shuttles start running to downtown from Legacy High School, 1263 N. Main St.
10am–7pm Vendors open
10am Kids areas open in Mellow Mushroom parking lot and at Oak and Smith streets parking lot
10am Community stage opens at Oak and Smith parking lot
10am Baby Parade on Main Street
10am–6pm Beer tents open
10:30am Shenaniguns show at Broad and Main streets
11am–noon Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders sign autographs at Queens Booth at Main and Oak streets and Announcer Booth at 309 E. Broad St.
11:30am Pet Parade at the Community Stage at Oak and Smith streets
Noon Shenaniguns show at Broad and Main streets
12:30pm Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform on Main Street
1-2:30pm Pickle Parade begins at St. Jude
2:30-4pm Kevin Fowler performs at Main Stage
3:30pm Shenaniguns show at Broad and Main streets
4:15pm State Rep. David Cook presentation and Parade Awards at MainStage
4:30pm Pickle Juice drinking, Pickle eating and Pie eating contests at Main Stage
4:45pm Shenaniguns show at Broad and Main streets
5pm Pickle Queens and Consorts perform at Main Stage
5:15–7pm Radio Kaos performs at Main Stage
7:30pm Shuttles stop running from downtown

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.