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Festival events

The Pickles, Pigs & Swigs Festival is set Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


Friday, November 10: 6 pm Cook Team Check-In, with the team meeting set for 6:30 pm at R&R Brewing.

Saturday, November 11: 11 am to 4 pm featuring live music, the barbecue plate sale, vendors and exhibits.


Join us 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 and spirits. 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 - Opening Ceremony, featuring Zack King 

11:10 am - 1:15 pm - Riggsbee Road

11:15 am - 1:45 pm - Zack King

1:45 - 4:00 pm - Feral Cats

*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!


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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