New Year's Eve Pickle to drop into 2014
MOUNT OLIVE, NC--Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. will hold the 15th annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive, NC.
The New Year's Eve Pickle descends down the flagpole at the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight - that's 7 o'clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way, we are official, we shout Happy New Year! - and we don't have to stay up until midnight.)
- See a lighted, three-foot pickle drop down the company's 45-foot flagpole and into a perfectly preserved redwood pickle tank at precisely 7 o'clock.
- Watch the countdown of 2013's final hour, from 6-7 p.m., on Mt. Olive's marquee.
- Enjoy live music by The Harmony Boys from 6-6:50 p.m. and Dr. Alan Armstrong on the bagpipes.
- Enjoy free refreshments, including Mt. Olive pickles!
- Bring canned food items to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org) and receive a chance to win a door prize.
- Browse the Mt. Olive Pickle Company gift shop until 7 p.m.
- Several thousand people gathered at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine for the 2012 event (which is a pretty good turnout for a small town of 4,500.)
- Gates open at 6 p.m. Get here early! The whole thing's over at 7:05…
- If you can't make it in person, watch it live on the web at www.mtolivepickles.com!
taylor takes a taste...Thank you to taylortakeataste.com for an excellent job covering the North Carolina Pickle Festival. Check out the full blog here...
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The 24th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival
The 24th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival gets underway in downtown Mount Olive Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. Join thousands for the festivals main day on Saturday, where you can browse antique car and tractor shows, take in live entertainment on three stages, enjoy a wide variety of foods and activities, and eat free Mt. Olive Pickles all day long! For complete festival schedules and information, go to www.ncpicklefest.org
T-Shirt Offer EXTENDED!
Good news! We've extended our Free Ollie T-Shirt offer until the end of June! Just 4 PicklePAK purchases will get you one! Check out this link for more info - Free Ollie Tee!
Watch for us on the History Channel!
Mt. Olive Pickle will be included in the premiere of a new History Channel show, Food Tech. It will air next Thursday, January 21 at 9 p.m.
Our Hamburger Dill Chip production will be included in the hour-long "Cheeseburgers and Fries' episode, which kicks off the new series. Filming for this show was done at Mt. Olive in July 2008, and show host Bobby Bognar was here for the shoot. Read about the new show at:
History Channel - Food Tech
New Year's Eve Pickle to drop into 2010
New Year's Eve in Mount Olive is like no other.
Where else can you see a glowing three-foot pickle descend down the company flagpole? Hear the Pickle Polka? And still be in bed long before midnight?
Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. will hold the 11th annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive, NC.
The New Year's Eve Pickle descends down the flagpole at the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight - that's 7 o'clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way, we are official, we shout Happy New Year! - and we can get to bed at a decent hour. This is, after all, a small town...)
We advise those attending to get here early, because the whole thing's over at 7:05.
Here's what Blogger Jeffrey Cohen had to say about last years event -
Mt Olive, NC Pickle Drop 2009 by Jeffrey L. Cohen
Get Ready For The Pickle Drop!
If you are planning to attend the New Year's Eve Pickle Drop, here are a few details you'll need to know:
The New Year's Eve Pickle Drop will be held Thursday, December 31 at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine at Mt. Olive Pickle Company. The official address is One Cucumber Boulevard, Mount Olive, NC 28365.
See a lighted, three-foot pickle drop down the company's 45-foot flagpole and into a perfectly preserved redwood pickle tank at precisely 7 o'clock.
Watch the countdown of 2009's final hour, from 6-7 p.m., on Mt. Olive's marquee
Enjoy live music by the Harmony Boys, and Dr. Alan Armstrong on the bagpipes
Enjoy free refreshments, including Mt. Olive pickles!
Bring canned food items to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org) and receive a chance to win a door prize.
Browse Mt. Olive's gift shop during extended hours through 7 p.m.
For driving directions, go to MapQuest.
Get here early: the whole thing's over at 7:05.
How many pickles are in that jar?
Every year hundreds of N.C. State Fair goers make their best guess at how many pickles are in the 2.5 gallon jar at the Mt. Olive Pickle booth. The closest guess each day of the 11-day fair is awarded a gift pack of Mt. Olive pickles.
This year's winners include:
Charlotte Wilson of Willow Spring
Ameshia Turlington of Raleigh
Diana Goodwin of Cary
Bill Goins of Durham
Meg Spickard of Raleigh
Amy Carter of Greenville
Brandon Pasley of Willow Spring
Brooke Leithead of Raleigh
Steve Burroughs of Candor
Jessica Rossow of Sanford
Christian Trotter of Wake Forest
Kevin McLamb of Four Oaks.
Mt. Olive has had a presence at the N.C. State Fair since the early 1950s, making us one of the longest running vendors there each year. Visiting the Mt. Olive Pickle booth for a 50-cent pickle, a pickle sticker, and a guess on the jar is simply a tradition for many. So, just how many pickles were in that jar this year? 1,596.
Mt. Olive Launches New Site!
We've udpated our site and have launched our new SpokesPickle - Ollie Q. Cumber! Check it out!
Mt. Olive was featured on two NEW episodes of the Food Network show Unwrapped!
Mt. Olive was featured on two Unwrapped episodes in 2009:
Our Sweet Relish made their debut Monday, May 18 in the Picnic Basket episode.
Our picklePAKS were featured in the Mini-Munchies show, which premiered Monday, April 6. Watch for it in repeated showings on the Food Network.
Unwrapped, hosted by Mark Summers, offers a fun, behind-the-scenes look at how some of America's favorite foods are made, airs weekly on Mondays. It is entering its 9th season. Last season, Mt. Olive's Bread & Butter Chips were featured on the "Chips Addiction" show.
Mt. Olive appeared last season in another Food network show, "How'd that Get on My Plate?" That show follows an ingredient from its source to its inclusion into popular foods. The show on "Jalapenos" of course, featured Mt. Olive's Jalapeno Slices.
Check your local listings for more details, or visit Food Network.