Get ready to savor the mouth-watering aroma of brine and vinegar at Picklesburgh, America’s best speciality food festival. This annual event celebrates the beloved pickle in all its glory, drawing foodies and pickle enthusiasts from all over the country to the streets of Pittsburgh. With its impressive array of pickled treats and festive atmosphere, Picklesburgh is a must-attend event for anyone who loves unique and flavorful foods.
This festival has something for everyone, from classic dill pickles to pickle-infused cocktails. So come join the pickle-loving crowd and discover the many delicious ways to enjoy this beloved culinary staple!
Picklesburgh Food Festival
Held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, every July, Picklesburgh celebrates all things pickled with over thirty vendors offering some of the tastiest creations around. From traditional pickles to unique gourmet varieties, there’s no limit to what you can find at Picklesburgh. From local restaurants and home-based crafters to nationwide producers, Picklesburgh has something to satisfy any palate.
Festivities begin with a grand pickle parade where participants don their finest picklewear and march down the streets of Historic Pittsburgh. Pickle-lovers can purchase pickles, jams, and other goodies from pop-up vendors along the route. At the end of the parade, the Picklesburgh Pickle Princess is crowned.
Pickling King & Queen
At the heart of the festival are the pickling contests. Each year a new crop of picklers compete for the title of Pickling King and Queen. The competition is fierce but friendly—and the winning entries are delicious! Contenders make a variety of traditional, creative, and daring pickles including Cambodian Pickled Carrots, Tart-n-Tangy Pickled Okra, and even Pickled Watermelon Rinds.
Family Food Festival
Part of what makes Picklesburgh so great is that it is a family-friendly event. Kids will love sampling all the different pickles, competing in the watermelon seed spitting contest, and decorating pickles with paint and glitter. And adults can enjoy the cornhole tournament and live music while sipping on a locally brewed beer.
So if you’re in the mood to get your pickle on this summer, make the trip to Picklesburgh. You won’t be sorry! With over thirty vendors offering unique pickled treats, a variety of fun activities, and plenty of live entertainment, it’s no wonder Picklesburgh is America’s premier speciality food festival.
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