The Epic Pickle Returns

By: Amanda Narcisi

The giant Heinz Pickle balloon over Picklesburgh

The giant Heinz Pickle balloon over Picklesburgh

The famed pickle-filled festival returns to Pittsburgh this July with a schedule-filling three days. Beginning Friday, July 20th. Robert Clemente Bridge will once again fly a ginormous pickle above it with tons of fun on the street below.

Picklesburgh is all about the food. Some of the vendors listed are Superior Motors, Too Hot Mamas, Uncle Bucks, Wigle Whiskey, The Dilly Bean and Spirit just to name a few. Each vendor will bring a pickled food or cocktail to serve. Currently, there are forty different vendors listed.


Also, Picklesburgh brings the music to the festival. All three days have a wide variety of music for everyone. Friday entertainment brings Sierra Sellers, Mars Jackson and Buffalo Rose and more. Saturday brings a bit of soul with Miss Freddye and Lindsay Smith as well as Benji and Dinosoul. Sunday brings Byron Nash and Plan B and Donora along with Elias Khouri and LoFi Delphi.

Finally, Picklesburgh brings the wackiest contest. The Picklesburgh Pickle Juice Drinking Contest. One lucky contestant who drinks the pickle juice the fastest will take the crown as the “Mayor of Picklesburgh”.

Picklesburgh is kid friendly with a Lil Gerkin are with crafts and fun!

Picklesburgh begins Friday, July 20th and lasts through Sunday, July 22nd. For more information and the complete schedule visit