BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will celebrate all things pickles this week. On Sunday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. patrons can come to the Beverly Hills Farmers Market to participate in Picklefest events. According to city of Beverly Hills Publicist, Dana Beesen, over twenty pickling amateurs are competing in the annual Picklefest contest sponsored by legendary Beverly Hills deli, Nate ‘n Al. Contestants entered in one of two categories: Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills and I Can Pickle That using fruit or vegetables that are California grown.
Nate ‘n Al will award $200, $100 and $50 gift cards to first, second and third place winners. A panel of distinguished and food-celebrity judges includes Mark Mendelson from Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen; Julian Javor, Recreation and Parks Commissioner; Charlie Tercek, Team Beverly Hills member; and Alana Friedman, a Beverly Hills Resident. Mayor Lili Bosse will emcee the Pickle Judging which begins at 10:45 a.m. Winners will be announced at noon.
Admission to the event is free and there will be a host of activities, including pickle crafting for kids, pickle toss, a chance to win free pickles and Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen display of their incredible pickles which will be for sale. Pony rides and petting zoo is available for a nominal fee.
The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is located along the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third & Santa Monica. Free two-hour parking will be available in the Civic Center parking garage or free parking until 2 p.m. in the nearby Third Street garage.