NC Pickle Festival Kicks Off with Friday Night Concert and More!

The 2017 North Carolina Pickle Festival is back and it’s kicking off on Friday night with three new events you won’t want to miss. Bring the family or grab your friends and head downtown for a live concert by Dakota Blue, the Cuke Patch 5K Glow Run and Pay One Price Carnival Rides. 

Dakota Blue, presented by Ribeyes Steakhouse and Katie Country 97.7, will be performing downtown from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. If you’re a fan of American country and rock music, you won’t want to miss this performance. Be sure to take advantage of Ribeyes’ beer garden on the patio, a great location to enjoy a cold drink, great food and live music. This event is FREE and, in case of rain, will be moved indoors at Ribeyes so there’s no excuse for missing out on enjoying original hits and tunes from the band’s favorite artists! Click here to learn more about this live concert and Dakota Blue.

What’s better than running through the streets with Ollie Q. Cumber? Racing through the streets while lighting the sky with glow sticks. That’s right, we’re giving the fan-favorite Cuke Patch 5K a twist by turning it into the Cuke Patch 5K Glow Run, sponsored by Sleep Inn and Suites of Mount Olive and Wayne UNC Health Care. This family-friendly event is open to everyone, runners and walkers of all levels.

You sport the costume and we’ll supply the glow stick and other fun race necessities. Participants are encouraged to wear running costumes reflecting the spirit of the NC Pickle Festival. Prizes will be awarded for best individual male and female costume, best team, as well as best male and female finishes in each age category. Registration will open at 7:30 p.m. and the run will kick off at 8 pm. But don’t wait – register before April 1 for the early bird rate and to guarantee a Cuke Patch shirt on run night. Click here to register today.

What’s a festival without rides? Get a jumpstart on the fun Friday night from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. when you can ride all the Brinkley Entertainment rides you want for one price at the corner of West Main and Chestnut Streets. Wristbands are $12. Need a bite of your favorite festival food or a dose of sugar? Concessions will be provided by Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation to support its scholarship program.

Help us kick off the 2017 North Carolina Pickle Festival in style this year with activities for the whole family! To learn more about these new events, to register for the Cuke Patch 5K Glow Run, or to plan your visit to the festival, visit us at today!