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Festival events

The Pickles, Pigs & Swigs Festival is set Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located at the Corner of Center and East Main streets in downtown Mount Olive, North Carolina.


Friday, October 28: 6 pm Cook Team Check-In, with the team meeting set for 6:30 pm at R&R Brewing.

Saturday, October 29: 11 am to 5 pm featuring live music, the barbecue plate sale, vendors and exhibits.


No festival events are planned around Pickles, Pigs & Swigs Friday night. But you can be on hand at R&R Brewing at 6:30 pm for introductions of the cook teams. Afterwards, make it an evening among three downtown establishments:  R&R Brewing, Ribeyes Steakhouse, and Up North Pizzeria. All will be open and serving up food, spirits and live music. Before you leave downtown, take a walk through the cook-off area as teams fire up their grills in the parking lot of the Arlene G. Talton Municipal Center, 114 E. James Street. The teams receive their pigs at 8 pm.


The live music lineup:

11 am - Wood & Steel

1 pm - Riggsbee Road

3 pm - Wild Ride

*Winners of the Cook-Off will be announced between 11 am and 1 pm, depending on how quickly judging is concluded.*

Bring your own chairs and stay for the afternoon!

New! Register for the Pink Pig Run for Tatas - a 5K Run and one-mile walk at the University of Mount Olive to benefit the American Cancer Society. Check in starts at 7:15 a.m. in front of the Kornegay Arena, and the event starts at 8 a.m.

Sign up here


Mt. Olive Pickle Company: free whole Kosher Dills all day!

Pickle Train rides by the Mount Olive Parks & Recreation Department


Farm Equipment displays

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