Who will eat an entire banana creme pie the fastest and be named champion?
And so much more! Be sure to take a peek at the full schedule .
The Virtual Experience
COVID may have put a freeze on getting everyone together for an in-person celebration, but that doesn't mean we can't still have fun eating ice cream all across the world!
Over 115 years ago in the Western PA town of Latrobe, David Strickler, a pharmacy apprentice, created what may be the most famous sundae of all time — the banana split!
Latrobe has had an annual celebration since 2013 when the Pennsylvania Historical Society unveiled a marker at the former site of Tassel's Pharmacy where Sticker was working at the time of his invention.
But the banana split isn't the only world-changing thing to come from Latrobe! This town just outside of Pittsburgh was where Fred Rogers of Mister Roger's Neighborhood grew up. It's also where Arnold Palmer was raised and started his golf career at Latrobe Country Club. The town boasts the annual Westmoreland County Air Show, Steelers Training Camp, the original home of Rolling Rock Beer, and St. Vincent College.
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Banana Split, USA
We're looking for hometown shops all across the USA that have their own unique twist on the flavors of the original banana split. Maybe its ice cream based. Perhaps it's a baked treat. It could be a drink. Or maybe it's something we're not even thinking about. Whatever it is and wherever it is, we want to know.
The Clarks played the Banana Split Celebration in 2015. The American rock band, originated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and in 30+ years has produced eleven studio albums, two live albums, 2 compilation albums, an EP, and four solo releases.
Country music singer, songwriter, actress, and TV personality performed at the 2016 Banana Split Celebration. Her 2006 debut album had the hit songs ``Red High Heels,`` ``I Wonder,`` and ``Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind.``
Playing to a packed crowd, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers did, in fact, rock the house of Latrobe in 2019. A Rolling Stone review once said of the band, ``they are up there with Springsteen, Petty and Seger``.