Special Events

2016 N.C. Pickle Festival Special Events, Contests, Festival Flyers, and Forms  (updated 4/01/16)

New Deadline! N.C. Pickle Festival Homestyle Chili Cookoff: Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • Presented by First South Bank and the Goldsboro News Argus!
  • Sanctioned by the International Chili Society.
  • The winner is eligible to compete in the ICS World’s Championship Homestyle Chili Cookoff as a North Carolina Regional Champion.
  • Cash prizes for first place, People’s Choice and Showmanship
  • Registration deadline extended to April 15! 
  • Download the application here
  • Questions? Contact Cookoff Chairman Jamie Grady, 252-361-2314 or jamie_grady28365@yahoo.com

New! N.C. Pickle Festival Student Art Contest

  • Bring entries to the Mount Olive Historic Depot Friday, April 22 between 3-5 p.m.
  • Entries will be displayed throughout the festival Main Day Saturday, April 23.
  • Entries accepted from children and youth from preschool age through high school.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded in each category.
  • Event details

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

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