First Day of Spring Freebies in and around Lancaster County {March 20, 2017}

Can you believe its the first day of spring already? Where did the winter go?! Every year on the first day of spring, businesses offer freebies to get us in the mindset of warmer days and cooler treats.

Here are a few of the freebies I’ve found in Lancaster County on Monday, March 20, 2017 . . . . there are more than you’d think!

1. Rita’s Italian Ice

Customers will receive a FREE italian ice in the flavor of their choice. All locations participate and will be open from noon to 9pm. Please note, if the weather is nice, the lines can get VERY LONG in the late afternoon and early evening. Read more here.

2. Dairy Queen

Customers will receive a FREE small vanilla ice cream cone. Check with your location before you visit to make sure they are participating. Mall locations do not participate. Read more here.

3. Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe

To celebrate the arrival of spring after a long winter, Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe is giving away a FREE scoop of artisan ice cream. Their Premium ice cream is made on the premises in small batches. It begins with the dairy base from a local Pennsylvania dairy. Located at 2715 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-In-Hand, PA. Read more here.

4. That Fish Place

Join us in celebrating the first day of spring with a FREE pet snack! Happy Spring from That Fish Place-That Pet Place! Let us know you’re coming by responding here.

5. Pop’s Annual Spring Celebration

This isn’t in Lancaster County, but just outside the area in Kutztown. They will offer FREE ICE CREAM to the 1st 100 customers (1 scoop of any hand-dipped flavor or small soft serve). Their vanilla soft serve will be “Pop’s Pink” all day too! Learn more here.


UPDATE > Well, the first day of spring for 2017 is over, but after it ended I learned of two more locations that offered freebies—Oregon Dairy offered a half dip cone and Lickity Split in New Holland, also offered a two-scoop cone! I’ll be on the lookout next year to include those on the list too!!!


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