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Get to Know The Dill About The 2022 NC Pickle Festival Mural Artist!

By NC Pickle | March 25, 2022

Like most festivals, the yearly t-shirt artwork is a big deal to choose. Our shirts get worn for years by festival patrons and this year’s artwork is quite special and unique. Seraphim Smith created the pickle jar mural in downtown Mount Olive and we thought it was the perfect depiction of Mount Olive Pickles. To…

Big Dill Events At The North Carolina Pickle Festival

By NC Pickle | March 18, 2022

The North Carolina Pickle Festival is returning in person on April 23, 2022 with a line-up of crowd favorite events. From the popular pickle-eating contest to the Cuke Patch 5K, we made a list of highlights to help you make the most out of your festival experience. Plan ahead, so you don’t miss out on…

North Carolina Pickle Festival returns for 2022

By NC Pickle | February 18, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2022 MOUNT OLIVE, NC—Pickle lovers, get ready: the North Carolina Pickle Festival returns to a live, in-person event for 2022. The festival kicks off Friday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m., with the main day on Saturday, April 23 in downtown Mount Olive. Like most public events, the 2020 festival, which…

Mt. Olive Sweet Gherkin Chocolate Salad Dressing Cake with Pickled Cloud Nine Icing

By NC Pickle | May 4, 2021

2021 Dessert Contest Winner Submitted by Annette Stanek-Busch Mouthwatering chocolate cake with delicious Mt. Olive Sweet Gherkins, this unique recipe is sure to impress! Mt. Olive Sweet Gherkin Chocolate Salad Dressing Cake Ingredients:½ finely chopped Mt. Olive Sweet Gherkins (6-8)3 Tbs plus ¼ cup Mt. Olive Sweet Gherkin pickle juice2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup sugar1…

Picklelicious Eastern NC BBQ Quesadilla with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce

By NC Pickle | May 3, 2021

2021 Appetizer Contest Winner Submitted by Becky-Jo Lane Chicken and cheese together are delicious, but Mt. Olive Little Sister Sweet Green Relish mixed with the flavor of the honey mustard dressing and NC BBQ put the taste over-the-top for deliciousness! Picklelicious Eastern NC BBQ Quesadilla with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce Ingredients:5 flour tortillas (fajita size)2…

Pickle Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

By NC Pickle | April 29, 2021

2021 Main Dish Recipe Contest Winner Submitted by Cecilia Anderson Juicy chicken stuffed full of cream cheese and delicious Mt. Olive Dill Pickles. This simple chicken dinner is a must for all pickle lovers. INGREDIENTS 8 oz Cream Cheese softened1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder1 Teaspoon Dried Dill1 Tablespoon of Powdered Ranch SeasoningSalt and Pepper to Taste1/2…

2021 North Carolina Pickle Festival Treasure Hunt

By NC Pickle | April 21, 2021

Find a hidden jar of Mt. Olive Pickles and win a prize! A jar of Mt. Olive Pickles has been hidden OUTSIDE somewhere in the town of Mount Olive as a nod to the annual North Carolina Pickle Festival (which is virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Read the clues, solve the riddles,…

The NC Pickle Festival and Make A Difference Food Pantry Fight Hunger in North Carolina

By NC Pickle | April 20, 2021

Pickles may be the theme, but community is what the NC Pickle Festival is all about. We’re excited to come together and work with the Make A Difference Food Pantry in this year’s Drive-In Movie event! In place of an entry fee, we’re asking that our pickle lovers donate 5 canned goods per person to…

North Carolina Pickle Festival cancels in-person event, plans for virtual activities

By NC Pickle | January 21, 2021

For the second year in a row, the streets of downtown Mount Olive will be quiet on the last full weekend of April. Organizers of the 2021 North Carolina Pickle Festival today announced the cancellation of the event, citing concerns about the COVID19 pandemic. “We decided it best to not hold a live, in-person event…