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.
Mt. Olive Pickle Company: free whole Kosher Dills all day!
Pickle Train rides by the Mount Olive Parks & Recreation Department
Farm Equipment displays