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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is New Holland Summer Fest?
Summer Fest is held in the New Holland Community park located in New Holland, PA.
Mapquest Directions to Festival  or  Map of area.

Map of New Holland Summer Fest

Q: Where Can I stay over for Summer Fest?
There are many fine motels and hotels in the area. Download a list.

Q: Will there be food that the public can sample?
Generally, no, however there will be PLENTY of food vendors.

Q: Is there an admission fee?
Yes, there is a $1.00 general admission fee, children under 8 years old get in for FREE. Tickets are good for the whole day, and all proceeds benefit the New Holland Community Park and Fire Company.

Q: How will I know who is selling food?
There will be signs to indicate concessional stands.

Q: Is the park handicap accessible?
Yes, it is. If you require special assistance, please notify a festival worker.


Q: If entries in the Chef’s Choice category need to be cooked, must they be cooked on site?
Yes, they must be cooked the day of the competition after inspection by the Q Patrol.

Q: What time is meat inspected for competitors?
Once you have checked in and located your site, your meat will be inspected.

Q: How do I become a challenger in the Cook Off?
Download our application and fill it out. Return the application with payment to Summer Fest Committee.

Q: What rules do I need to follow to be a contestant?
Rules are included with the application to compete. They follow KCBS guidelines and our own rules.

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2018 New Holland Summer Fest, Friday and Saturday, August 25 & 26, 2017
State Championship BBQ Cook-Off
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