A new event will show off the best of Mount Olive this fall.
The inaugural Pickles, Pigs & Swigs is scheduled for Saturday, November 20th in Downtown Mount Olive.
Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce President Julie Beck is the chair for Pickles, Pigs & Swigs.
She appeared on Jeff Farrow’s Morning Show on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3, and says planning for the new fall event got underway thanks to a suggestion from Mount Olive Mayor Kenny Talton.
Beck says Pickles, Pigs & Swigs will celebrate Mount Olive’s agricultural heritage.
As part of the event, a whole hog cooking competition sanctioned by the North Carolina Pork Council gets underway Friday evening, November 19th.
Mt. Olive Pickles and local craft beer from R&R Brewery will also feature heavily into the event.
Pickles, Pigs & Swigs will benefit the Mount Olive Downtown Development Corporation.
Besides the pickles, pork barbecue, and local craft beer, the event will include live bluegrass music, antique tractors and the Pickle Train.
Pickles, Pigs & Swigs festival will run from 11 AM – 6 PM on November 20th, and will be staged in the Southern Bank parking area at the Corner of Center and Main, with attractions set up along Center Street.