Picklesburgh – Pittsburgh’s Pickle Festival – 2018
What does the The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh and pickles have in common?
Picklesburgh! That’s where Picklesburgh was held this July 20th – July 22nd, 2018. Picklesburgh is held on the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh to celebrate the city’s love of … pickles!
Did you hear it was crowded? Yes, it was crowded with a bunch of fun-loving pickle people!
When you live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, it’s always a thrill to head into the big city for any event, and this one was no exception.
Most older Pittsburgers fondly remember touring the Heinz Plant for a school field trip and receiving a special “pickle pin” to celebrate the visit. The Heinz plant and buildings were sold in 2002, but there were some friendly young Pittsburghers on the bridge to hand out those little pickle pin gems.
Since we are very interested in pickling foods and sharing our knowledge with everyone, we were glad that we had the opportunity to sit in on a live demonstration given by Robert. Robert represents “Grow Pittsburgh,” and his demonstration was on how to make fresh “dilly beans.”
Stay tuned as we make our own delicious batch of dilly beans in the near future!
GROW PITTSBURGH – “Our mission is to teach people how to grow food and promote the benefits that gardens bring to our neighborhoods.”
We did learn at the Picklesburgh event that just about anything can be pickled. To the left is a jar of pickled strawberries.
We thought maybe we had seen it all until we saw this pickled flavor soda … yum.
“To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.” — Henry John Heinz, founder, H.J. Heinz Company.
We had a great time at Picklesburgh and there was tons of delicious pickled themed foods that you won’t find anywhere else. We can’t wait to go again next year!