Schedule Of Events

29th Annual N.C. Pickle Festival Schedule of Events

Festival Main Day: Saturday, April 25, 2015

updated 3/16/15    

NOTE: attractions and locations subject to change without notice.

March 28 6 p.m. N.C. Pickle Princess Pageant. Info: www.northcarolinapickleprincess.com   Mount Olive Historic Assembly Hall
April 23 Ribeyes Pickle Party on the Patio, TBA   Ribeyes Steakhouse, 211 N. Center Street
April 24 All Day Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce: NCPF t-shirts, hats, afghans, posters, postcards   Center Street
  5-9 p.m. Carnival Midway: Pay One Price Rides ($10)   Corner of West Main & Chestnut Streets
  7 p.m. Gates Open for Spare Change Concert, presented by 107.9 and the Beasley Broadcast Group                 Mount Olive Airport, 227 Mount Olive Airport Rd.
  8-11:30 p.m. Spare Change Concert. Tickets, $16 at the gate, $5 children 6- 12.  (Sales Tax included)   Mount Olive Airport, 227 Mount Olive Airport Rd.
April 25  All Day FREE PICKLES – Mt. Olive Pickle Plaza   Mt. Olive Pickle Booth / Center Street
    Carnival Rides   Corner of Main & Chestnut Streets
    Pickle Festival Headquarters: NCPF t-shirts, hats, posters, postcards   Center Street
    Water Wars Messenger Action Alley   Behind the Chamber
    Live Entertainment – Katie Country Main Stage   Center Street
    Mechanical Bull Rides Messenger Action Alley   Behind the Chamber
    Rock Wall Messenger Action Alley   Behind the Chamber
    Ronald McDonald, Ollie Q. Cumber, MOC Trojan, Andy Man, JP Butterball, Mr. Piggly Wiggly    
    Pickle Derby – Children’s Area New Location!   Corner Center and East Main Streets
    Friends of the Library Book Sale – Steele Library New Location!   Author Alley, behind new Steele Memorial Library
    Pickle Packing Production Challenge – Mt. Olive Pickle Plaza   Center Street
    N.C. Pickle Festival History Display, David John Aaron Long Historical Museum   East Main Street
    The Almost Amazing Rex the Clown   South Center Street
    Camel Rides, Messenger Action Alley   Behind the Chamber
    N.C. Pickle Princesses – Mount Olive Tribune Dancers Stage   North Center Street
    Tri-County EMC Children’s Area New Location!   West James Street
 April 26 8 a.m. Cuke Patch 5K Race Presented by MO Parks & Recreation   Kornegay Arena Parking Lot, Mount Olive College
  9:30 a.m. Tour de Pickle Bike Ride   Mt. Olive Pickle Distribution Center
  9:30-5:30 SHUTTLE to downtown    Kornegay Arena Parking Lot, Mount Olive College
   9:30 a.m. CMT Artist Bryan Mayer Katie Country Main Stage   Center Street
  10:35, 12:35, 2:35  Circus Stella! Three shows throughout the day.   Corner of South Center & Pollock Street
  9:00-10:00 Naturalization Ceremony Mount Olive Tribune Dancers Stage   North Center Street
  9 a.m. HOG/GWRRA Motorcycles until 4 p.m.   Center Street
  9 a.m. Wayne County Cruisers Car Show until 4 p.m.   Center Street
   10 a.m. Model T Car Exhibit    West James Street
   9 a.m. Antique Farm Equipment Display, presented by the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club    West James Street
  Noon Hwy 55’s 55 Challenge Argus Pickle Idol Zone   Corner of Center & James Streets
  2 p.m. Mascot Race Argus Pickle Idol Zone   Corner of Center & James Streets
   2:30 p.m. American Idol Top 10 Majesty Rose + Band Mount Olive Tribune Dancers Stage    
  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Argus Pickle Idol karaoke Argus Pickle Idol Zone   Corner of Center & James Streets
  3:00-3:45 Feats of Strength  (near Carnival Rides)   Corner of West Main & Chestnut Streets
  10-4 p.m.  Hospitality Suite for Festival Sponsors   Kommunicate Plus, Center Street
  10-5 p.m. NCPF Student Pickle Art & Seniors Art Shows   Mount Olive Historic Depot
  10-5 p.m. Tickled Pickle Poetry Contest display   Mount Olive Historic Depot
  12-1 p.m. Costumed Characters available together for photographs           TBD
April 27 6 p.m. N.C. Pickle Festival Praise & Worship Service featuring University of Mount Olive’s Free Spirit. Presented by Mount Olive Ministerial Association   Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church