Join the Pickle Party!
This year Cleveland Pickle Fest® will require tickets. This nominal fee helps Greater Cleveland Volunteers make Pickle Fest the best it can be while supporting its nonprofit programming.
$5 General admission ticket (children 12 and under are free)
$30 VIP Ticket – Giveaway items, private bar, private bathrooms, exclusive pickle beer flavors, and more!
**Kids 12 and under can go in the VIP tent when accompanied by an adult who paid for a VIP ticket, but only paid VIP ticket holders will get free swag.
$20 Pickle Eating Contest
PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SHOW TICKET QR CODE AT EVENT GATE VIA PHONE OR PRINTED TICKET.
Compete in the pickle eating contest!
Easily the highlight of the Cleveland Pickle Fest®, the Pickle Eating Contest is a test of true love for pickles! This year we will have two subdivisions – adults and little gherkins (youth 14 and under).
These pickle-loving people will be competing for the honor of Champ in adult and youth divisions. The test is which competitor can eat an entire jar (16oz jar) of pickle spears the fastest.
Winners will receive a month’s supply of Pickles, a Crazy Cucumber Hat, $50 worth of prizes, and a Cleveland Pickle Fest Pickle Eating Champion trophy, AND the infamous title of PICKLE EATING CHAMP!
Pickles. Music. Fun.
Cleveland Pickle Fest® is a celebration of pickles and volunteerism in Cleveland. Volunteers are a BIG DILL. Proceeds from the event support Greater Cleveland Volunteers programs and services to volunteers and nonprofits in Cuyahoga County. In the first year, the festival attracted more than 16,000 people to Downtown Cleveland. The event included pickle companies, food trucks, restaurants, pickle items, and pickle beer. Pickle lovers enjoyed many different flavors of pickles, pickles on a stick, pickle pizza, pickle candy, and even pickle ice cream.
Copyright © 2022. Cleveland Pickle Fest® is owned and organized by Greater Cleveland Volunteers, a 501(c)(3) organization.