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York First Friday: Shop and Hop

York Dispatch

Shop and Hop through downtown York with this month's First Friday. The event runs 5-9 p.m. Friday throughout the downtown area. Some highlights:

  • Wolfgang Candy Co. Chocolate Bunny Challenge, 6 p.m. at the Central Market Philadelphia Street seating area. The rules are simple: Eat a Wolfgang chocolate bunny as fast as you can. The person who finishes first wins $100.

Tony Euclano of York shows off the chocolate rabbit he tried to eat during the contest. Euclano had plenty of his bunny left when the winner finished his. Wolfgang Candy, one of America’s oldest family-owned chocolate companies,held its second annual Chocolate Bunny Challenge — the only eating contest of its kind in the United States on Saturday, in Central Market, York. Last year’s champion, Don Yeager of Harrisburg faced a panel of seven challengers from Lancaster, York, Dauphin and Berks counties.  Bil Bowden photos
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  • Ribbon cuttings, 4:30 p.m. at Small Star Art House, 232 W. Market St., and 5:30 p.m. at Creative York West, 118 W. Philadelphia St.
  • Timeline Arcade, 54 W. Market St., isn't officially open yet, but games will be played in front of the store — for free!
  • Jazz in the City: Strand Studio, 5-7 p.m., $5 at the door, free with student ID. 
  • Free beer samples from The Beer Ace at several locations.
  • Plus sales, specials on food and drinks and more activities throughout downtown.

Information: www.downtownyorkpa.com/