Special Events

2016 N.C. Pickle Festival Special Events, Contests, Festival Flyers, and Forms  (updated 1/08/16)

Cuke Patch 5K Run: Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • Cuke Patch 5K Registration Form  Download form and mail completed form and check as directed.
  • Register in advance – by April 1 – to guarantee a race day t-shirt and goody bag!
  • For more info, contact Josh Phillips at joshphillips@townofmountolivenc.com

N.C. Pickle Festival Car Show: Saturday, April 23, 2016


Check back often, as we’ll post event information as it is confirmed. In the meantime, browse the 2015 list of special events & contests: 

Helicopter rides: Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Hosted by Total Flight Solutions of Louisburg
  • Take off and Landing Sight: University of Mount Olive at Scarborough Field (near Kornegay Arena and festival shuttle parking) between the softball and baseball fields.
  • Cost: $35 for a five minute flight over the festival area.
  • Minimum riders per flight, two people. Maximum riders per flight, three people.

The Argus Pickle Idol Zone, Saturday, April 25

  • Corner of Center and James
  • Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Big A Challenge, 12:00
  • Mascot Race, 2:00 new!
  • Pickle Idol karaoke, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pickle Festival Contests

2015 Tickled Pickle Poetry Contest

2015 Pickle Art Contest 

2015 Predict the Pickle Pass Through

  • What time will the train come through downtown on Saturday, April 25?
  • Submit your guess to the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce by midnight Friday, April 24.
  • The closest guess without going over wins prizes from CSX and the N.C. Pickle Festival.
  • Details