What's The Big Dill?

Houston, We Have a Pickle Festival on the Way

In a Pickle Fest lands in Kingwood on September 7.

By Gwendolyn Knapp July 12, 2019


YOU KNOW WHAT SOUNDS GOOD RIGHT ABOUT NOW? A big, cold, juicy dill pickle—or a sweet one, if that's your jam. If you share the same level of pickle obsession that we do, you'll be extremely happy to learn that the inaugural In a Pickle Festival launches in Kingwood on September 7.   

Yes, this first-ever pickle festival will take place at Kingwood Town Center Park, and founder (and Kingswood Farmers Market pickle and jam purveyor) Krystal Wertman hopes to bring some much-needed fun to an area devastated by Harvey. The festival will not only be a chance for numerous local vendors to sell their unique wares, but it will also raise awareness for people battling a rare genetic disorder called Hunter Syndrome.

The fest has its sights set on a huge turn-out, too: They're hoping 8 to 10,000 people attend. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. attendees will be able to peruse craft tents, purchase great eats at food vendors with pickle and non-pickle items, and find crazy pickle pizza, fried pickle corn dogs, or even pickle cupcakes at an array of food trucks, not to mention free pickle beer samples from Ingenious Brewing.

There will be a pickle-eating competition, a pickling contest, and entertainment for adults and kids alike, including live bands and a guest chef, Sloan Rinaldi, a Kingwood resident who appeared on Food Network's Chopped demonstrating a pickle recipe. There will also be a silent auction benefiting the nonprofit Hunter Syndrome Foundation.

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