Monday, April 27, 2009

Pickle Festival

Mount Olive, NC, had it's Pickle Festival on Saturday. It was a great day for a festival, temps in the 80's near 90 degrees (maybe a little too hot)!

Our daughter, Jen, was there for the day with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and we helped as volunteers.

The festival was well attended. Here you can see some of the funny pickle souvenirs.

The pickle packing challenge.

Vendors lined up on main streets and along the railroad tracks (trains were not running that day).

Our granddaughter found some fun things to do.

And after a long hot day at the festival, Maddie and Papa were pretty exhausted.


Joan said...

It just tickled me that the pickle festival is held in Mt Olive... must be my warped sense of funniness. :)
Great usual.

Protege said...

I love pickles, there is something very refreshing in the sour taste. As a matter of fact, I will buy pickles on the way home from work today; your post made me want some.;))
I am happy for the lovely warm weather that you had during a wonderful weekend.;)

NCmountainwoman said...

We used to live in Clinton, NC, not far from Mt. Olive. It was so wonderful to see the acres and acres of cucumbers growing there.

Donna said...

Looks like a Wonderful day for everyone!! The cucumbers look tasty!!!
Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Rosie's Whimsy said...

HA! I agree with Protege. I am craving a pickle!! And, a cold beer :-) We are having another unbelievably warm day here in the mountains of PA ....with very few leaves on our Oak trees. EEGADS!

Looks like everyone had fun. WHat a fun day :-)

Happy @ Home said...

That looks like a cute festival. I always buy Mt. Olive pickles but never knew they had a pickle festival. The things I learn through blogging :-)

Deb said...

What a fun festival & wonderful cause you and your daughter were volunteering for! Sounds like you all had a fun weekend :-)

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love pickles, but I have never gone to a pickle festival. What fun. Your daughter and granddaughter are gorgeous. What fun.

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Donna,

Looks like a whole lotta fun! I love pickles!


Naturegirl said...

Donna! It's been awhile since I visited..been away. Oh a pickle festival in I'd love that!! Here we wait until Sept./Oct. for a harvest of pickles! smiles to you! :)NG

Meggie said...

A pickel festival! What fun! That's something I've never seen in PA. Looks like a great family activity.