Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Picklesburgh to Double in Size for Its Fifth Year

Nation’s top speciality food festival to spill out onto Ft. Duquesne Boulevard.




photo courtesy picklesburgh
 

As someone who loves pickles but hates crowds, I’ve been at a personal stalemate for years on Picklesburgh.

The annual pickle-themed food festival — this year voted the number one specialty food festival in the country by USA Today readers — will return to Downtown for its fifth year in July. Since 2015, Picklesburgh has overtaken the Roberto Clemente Bridge with rows of vendors selling and sampling pickle ice cream, pierogies, cocktails and pretty much every other pickle-flavored food under the sun.

Because pickles are so delicious (don’t @ me, they are), Pittsburghers turn out in large numbers for the festivities. In previous years, this has lead to large crowds on the bridge, which for me, was bad news. So imagine my joy at learning that this year Picklesburgh will double its footprint to include the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the riverside lanes of Ft. Duquesne Boulevard.

The extra space will allow more room for the crowds to enjoy pickled products, live music and selfies with the Heinz Pickle balloon.

Picklesburgh is a free event and runs July 26-28. Vendors applications are now open at picklesburgh.com.

If you need me, I’ll be at the pickle juice drinking contest.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Latest

New Smallman Galley Cocktail Menu Pays Homage to The Royal Tenenbaums

The Strip District food hall's late-summer drinks menu riffs on the Wes Anderson cult classic.

What's Your Favorite Happy Hour?

After Dark wants to know about your preferred spot for after-work drinks and deals.

The 400-Word Review: Good Boys

This raunchy comedy isn't just funny — it's surprisingly sweet.

#Shalieve in Love: An Exclusive Look at the Shaziers' Wedding

Ryan Shazier and wife Michelle Rodriguez never lost faith that they’d get their dream day. A year and a half after the Steelers linebacker suffered a severe spinal injury, he danced at his wedding.

11 Real Pittsburgh Weddings

Chosen from more than 70 submissions, these 11 couples celebrated with lots of personal touches at local venues. We share all of the details that got them to “I Do.”

Coach Mike Tomlin Confronts Sorrow from the Heart

The Steelers’ head coach dug deep while leading his team through its grief over the loss of beloved assistant coach Darryl Drake. The words were hard to find but Tomlin found them while revealing a side of himself the fans and media don’t always see.

Recommended Pittsburgh Eating: 4 Recent Dishes I Loved

PM Dining Critic Hal B. Klein says fried chicken, sour cherry soup, longevity noodles and garden-fresh Italian cooking have his attention this month.

Sandcastle's New Water Slide Promises a Wild Ride

The Homestead water park's new slide will send riders free falling at 26-feet-per second.

Cookie Table Contest Winners and Runners Up: A Taste of Pittsburgh

Cookie tables are wonderful things in and of themselves, but more and more couples choose to go above and beyond.

Get a Sneak Peek at Homes About to Hit the Market

Launched by North Hills resident Wendy Gilch, Selling Later is a new online community that allows future home sellers and prospective home buyers to connect — before the house is listed.

History Made in a Big Pittsburgh Way

A local organization has established a world record for the largest wedding cookie table, and we've got the pictures to prove it.

Giant Holiday Light Display Coming to Pittsburgh

What makes this display different is that it's all indoors.

PM on KD: Golden Anniversaries

Pittsburgh Magazine editor Brian Hyslop appeared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live to discuss our August issue feature story on six important dates from the year of our founding — 1969.

What Millennials Want to See on Screen

"Reclaimed Roles," a photo series by local photographer Joe Lowrey and creative director Cat Burton, imagines what iconic films could look like with more diverse leads.

Steelers Rookie Getting His Ducks in a Row

Off-the-radar, out-of-nowhere quarterback candidate Devlin Hodges is making a name for himself at Saint Vincent College. Can the NFL really be his true calling?