Monday, June 3, 2024

Pickle Fest!!!

 The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host its award-winning Mississippi Pickle Fest event 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Admission is $12 for ages 3 and up.

“I want to invite the public to come out for what is on track to be the largest Mississippi Pickle Fest yet at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “Bring the family to enjoy the grounds of the Museum and all things pickled!”

In addition to the various exhibits on the grounds, visitors will enjoy live music, over one hundred food and craft vendors, two water slides, a dunking booth, an obstacle course, a dry combo bounce house, and a jousting arena. Competitions such as the Pickle Eating Contest and Pickle Jar Packing Contest will take place during this event. The Children’s Barnyard and Small Town, Miss., will also be open. 


·         Parking at the museum will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

·         Overflow parking is located at the North Jackson Youth Baseball Fields, and a shuttle will transport guests to and from the parking lot.

  • Fast pass tickets can be purchased by scanning the QR code onsite to skip the line to enter the event. Once tickets are purchased, these patrons may enter at the Forestry Bridge Entrance next to the Crawdad Hole. It will be marked with a green flag.

This event is sponsored by the Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum Foundation, Southern State Utility, Southern Beverage, Cathead Distillery, Cadence Bank, T-Mobile, Penn’s, Xfinity, and Visit Jackson.

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the Museum, call 601- 432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit or visit the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook. The Ag Museum is a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.


Opie Taylor said...

I wonder if Jackson will develop a pickle rivalry similar to Aunt Bee and Clara Johnson’s?

Anonymous said...

I think this is fun

Anonymous said...

We attended the pickle fest a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. Music, entertainment for kids, and lots of different kinds of pickles.

Anonymous said...

this reminds me of that classic Andy Griffith Show episode with Aunt Bea’s kerosine soaked pickles.

Cucumbers Aren't Safe! said...


THAT seems extremely high for a fest one is trying to get attendance for. I doubt many will pay that fee.

I think Andy G. is in a "pickle" here!

MBrookes said...

Twelve dollars for a Pickle Fest? Come on, now. Twenty four dollars for two of us? Thay must be trying to keep the riff-raff out. We must be riff-raff because it is certainly keeping us out.

Anonymous said...

In the 80's, there was a Vlasic pickle plant in the Delta

Kingfish said...

They could make it free admission ...... as they did for the Mudbugs festival.

Anonymous said...

A family of five, all over 3, for $60. That's insane. I appreciate the effort to keep the thug element out, but DAYUM!

Anonymous said...

People - in Jacktown freedom (from crime) ain't free no more.

Anonymous said...

Not a great dill

Anonymous said...

Man……there are some cheapskates on here. $12 is nothing.

Cucumbers Aren't Safe! said...

If I am a vendor with a booth or table and I had paid for the "rent space" to display and sell my goods during this fest, I'd be madder than a hornet that the Andy & Co. are charging a gate fee of $12 per person. First of all, that takes away from monies I might have earned during the fest.

I agree with KingFish...the admission should be "FREE" so that those who paid for the fest with their "fest rents" could make their monies back and then some.


Anonymous said...

12:06 that made me giggle. Thanks!

Kingfish off the top rope said...

"Blogger Kingfish said...
They could make it free admission ...... as they did for the Mudbugs festival.

June 3, 2024 at 11:48 AM"

Good one! ROTFLMAO

Mayberry's Kerosene Pickles said...

"In the 80's, there was a Vlasic pickle plant in the Delta"

Actually 70s and 80s, then it pulled out and left for California. Came to the Delta on the presumption that the cucumber planting scheme would fly. It did not, due to belly-rot. Mississippi Delta could not grow cucumbers.

The Greenville plant imported them by the truckload from other states.

Close friends with Syl Peace, manager. My household didn't have to buy a pickle for ten years or more. Gift packs with 12 assorted jars.

Andy Gibson thinks Mississippi is a cucumber producer. The boy is out of touch with reality.

Anonymous said...

2:02: KF pointed out Mudbugs was free. Here's what they got for their free admission:

Anonymous said...

Lot of ya'll broke. Dang. It's $12.00. Twelve. Stay home then. Maybe go to work.

Anonymous said...

I won't be there. I've determined it's not a good idea to go ANYWHERE there's going to be a large gathering of folks in Jackson, MS

What a shame.

Anonymous said...

4:03 on June 3 - You do know that virtually anything can be pickled, not just cucumbers, right? Pickled peppers, onions, green beans, tomatoes, okra, etc.

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