BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is “calling all pickle lovers” to attend the 22nd anniversary of the PickleFest at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market next month.
On Sunday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., pickle lovers alike will gather at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market, located along the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third and Santa Monica.
According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, PickleFest admission is free. The event is hosted by Beverly Hills deli, Nate ‘n Al.
The centerpiece of the event is a curated pickle contest, where aspiring pickle-makers have been offered the opportunity to enter produce under two categories: “Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills” and “I Can Pickle That!” – which requires entrants to get creative and enter any pickled fruit or vegetable they like. All produce entered must have been grown in California.
A panel is comprised of selected food-celebrity judges including an expert member of the Nate ‘n Deli staff that will judge the competition based on a specific list of criteria.
The top three contestants will receive awards: first place, a $200 gift card; second place, a $100 gift card; and third place, a $50 gift card.
Registration for the contest required a $10 fee and closed on July 24.
Nate ‘n Al’s centerpiece booth will provide children’s activities including Pickle Making and Pickle Toss. All the regular farmers and prepared food vendors will be in their usual spots at the market.
Free two-hour parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage and free parking is available until 2 p.m. in the nearby Third Street garage.
For more information, call (310) 285-6380, or visit www.beverlyhills.org/picklefest.