There are lots of places to park around Mansfield, but it's really important to know your options before you leave the house, to come early, and to have a back-up plan in case your first choice is full. Parking is available at R.L. Anderson Stadium, Geyer Field, Worley Middle School, Alice Ponder Elementary and in the lot at Hunt Street and South 2nd Avenue. A free shuttle will be available from the Legacy High School parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. See our MAP.
Admission to the Palooza, with the exception of the Pickle Runs, is FREE! You may decide to purchase something at our market or something to eat or drink, but you can enjoy our event at no charge. Be sure to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for helping bring this event to you at no charge!
Sign up for our eating and drinking contests at the Pickle Queen Tent on the SE corner of Main and Oak streets, starting at 10 a.m. March 17. Hurry! Spaces are limited - minimum age is 12. Winners receive prizes! Contest times to be determined. We'll have:
- Mindy' Lu's Pie's Fried Pie Eating
- Kendra's Kreations Pickle Juice Drinking
- Kendra's Kreations Pickle Eating
- Dirty Job Brewing Beer Keg Races - Register by March 1.
Yes! The party kicks off Friday, March 15, with a live band on Main Street. On Saturday, March 16, we will have three live bands. See your friends and family perform on the Camp Anothen Community Stage, too. ALL FREE!
Bring your kids, your parents, folding chairs, sunscreen (you never know what the weather will be like), bug spray, blanket (weather or sitting), hat, money for snacks and shopping, camera and an umbrella (we REALLY hope you won't need this!).
We will parade and party unless the Mansfield Police tell us that it is not safe to proceed.
The Mansfield Police will set up a headquarters on Main Street near Fire Station No. 1. A first aid booth will be set up in the Pickle Playground on Smith Street. Lost and found will be at the Pickle Queen booth on the corner of Main and Oak streets.
Yes! Every participant in the Pickle Runs will receive a big dill. Winners will receive jars of pickles. After the runs, head downtown to check out pickle treats in the food court. Be sure to stop by the Best Maid Pickles booth near the main stage on Oak Street.
Before and after parade day, Ray's Pharmacy is the place to go, 1831 E. Broad St. On parade day, get your pickle gear at the Pickle Queen booth at the corner of Main and Oak streets. Runners who register by March 10 in the Pickle Runs will receive a Pickle Run t-shirt.
There will be LOTS of porta-potties! Look for them next to the St. Jude Center, 500 E. Dallas St., for the Pickle Runs and parade line-up. There will also be porta-potties in the Pickle Playground on Smith Street, and next to the Mansfield Police headquarters at Main and Oak streets.
Yes! You are going to want to buy food and drinks in the food court and shop in the vendor market. There will be an ATM available at the corner of Main and Oak streets.
Mansfield has some fantastic hotels and a RV park. Check them out: Hotels
GREEN! It's St. Patrick's weekend and we're celebrating the Irish and pickles! March in Mansfield can be fickle. Be prepared for sun, rain, wind or a chill.
The Pickle Queens are a rare breed, chosen for their sheer audacity, love for their community and willingness to climb on just about any float. They sling beads, pose for photos, pass out pickles, ring bells for the Salvation Army, sweep floors, accessorize like rock stars and other jobs to be named later. All Pickle Queens have to be at least 40 years old, well seasoned and ready to work and party. Since we work so closely, only ladies that we know well can be Pickle Queens. Interested, out-going, audacious ladies should volunteer at the parade and palooza to get to know the queens and see what they do.