Dole Food Co. Inc. is a co-sponsor of a three-day celebration in honor of the banana split.
The Great American Banana Split Celebration will be Aug. 23-25 in Latrobe, Pa., which is recognized as the dessert’s birthplace, according to a news release from the City of Latrobe.
Dole and Latrobe’s Saint Vincent College are co-sponsoring the event, which features three days of tastings, run/walks, parties and dances commemorating Pennsylvania’s designation of Latrobe as the official banana split birthplace.
The celebration culminates Aug. 25 with the world’s largest banana split bar.
Dole will supply thousands of bananas for the event.
According to local history, in 1904, David Strickler of Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe created the first banana splits for students at Saint Vincent College.