Good news pickle fans! The North Carolina Pickle Festival will return in person this year. The festival kicks off Friday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m., with the main day on Saturday, April 23 in downtown Mount Olive, NC. The festival had to be canceled in 2020 and was virtual in 2021 but will make its triumphant return this year!

“We are dill-lighted to be back for 2022,” said Julie Beck, festival co-chairman. “It feels good to be planning a live event for April again.”

For now, the festival is currently seeking vendors and sponsors. The deadline for both is April 1, 2022.

North Carolina Pickle Festival events include the Tour de Pickle bike ride, Cuke Patch 5K Glow Run, pickle eating contest, and recipe contest. Get more info at

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