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The 10 Best (And Weirdest) Things You Missed at Picklesburgh

The largest specialty food festival in America was back in the 'burgh this weekend and offered up tons of wild, wacky flavors for foodies and pickle-enthusiasts from across the country.


I ate and elbowed my way through the fourth annual Picklesburgh Festival this weekend, aka the country's largest specialty food event, doing my due *dill-igence* to bring you the best (and weirdest) things I saw, ate, and snapped. If the crowds were a little *jarring* for you, rest assured that there are rumors that the festival will spread out across two bridges next year - yeah, it's that big of a dill.

1| A Picklesburgh Proposal

Source: @Snewhardy Instagram

Love was in the air this year and we were relishing in this proposal!

2| Dill Pickle Sorbet

July is national ice cream month so no one was surprised to see some dill-flavored ice creams and sorbets. I opted for the latter and while I'm definitely not here to yuck anyone's yum, it did *not* tickle my pickle.

3| Chocolate-covered Pickles

Source: @Ashley.j88 Instagram

Before you start to judge, the flavor is similar to a chocolate-covered potato chip. So if that's your cup of brine, you would have loved these.

4| Pickle-on-a-stick

Kelly, Living the Dream

Ah, a dill-lightful crowd pleaser. As basic as it is, it was my favorite.

5| A Huge Heinz Pickle Float

Everyone snapping pictures of this of this huge balloon, taking selfies, and gherkin their angles.

6| Pickle Fudge

Source: @Pittsburgh_Foodie_Girls_ Instagram

I'm not sure if they simply went light on the vinegar, but this fudge was dill-icious. I credit a lot of that to it's smooth texture and light flavor.

7| Pickle Margaritas

Source: @ChanelonTheEast Instagram

While some were stronger with the vinegary-brine than others, no one says no to tequila.

8| Pittsburgh Pickle Company Tattoos

The guys over at Picklesburgh were having the most fun.

Only the most dill-igient pickle fans would dare stick this temporary tat on their skin (let alone on their neck).

9| Bacon-wrapped pickles

Because, bacon.

10| Pickle Merch

Source: @TheNeighborGoodsWithLove Instagram

The festival went beyond food and introduced pickle-inspired gear, like these cute totes.

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