As a first-timer to Jubilee Day, I was anxious to see what all the fuss was about. I had to find out for myself just exactly what drew 70,000 people to such an event.
On this beautiful 80-degree Spring day in South Central Pennsylvania, I was about to learn first hand, it was probably more or less, the food.
As the 85th year of Jubilee Day dawned clear and bright upon Mechanicsburg, PA, what once began as small gathering of townspeople has grown into the largest and longest running one day street fair on the east coast. Held annually on the third Thursday of June, the event now boasts more than 325 vendors who offer their wares, products and food to nearly 70,000 attendees.