•  Sunday, November 23, 2014
•  Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•  Admission: $3.00 per person, $5 per family
•  Address:1055 Route 32, Rosendale, NY 12472
•  Phone: 845-658-9649
•  Handicap accessible

•  It began as a one-off party in 1998 to welcome visitors from Japan by Bill and Cathy Brooks knowing that their visitors liked NY pickles.

•  That first year ended up having several hundred people attending, many more than the Brooks expected.

•  It’s continued to grow — 6,000 are expected this year.

•  The Brooks say the success is because the event has continued to have a welcoming party atmosphere.

•  Judges choose the best homemade pickles in various categories; ribbons are awarded.

•  Funds raised are contributed to charities: the town’s swimming pool, the Ronsendale trestle restoration project, handicap access to the community theater, the food pantry, and youth center.

•  Over 100 vendors have booths at the festival.

•  “It ain’t just pickles,” says Bill Brooks. There’s an international theme: Irish corned beef, Mexican tortillas, Italian meatballs, American hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy.

•  It’s a great place to stock up on pickles. Some people do their holiday shopping there.

Nov I love picles