Pickle lovers, get ready: the North Carolina Pickle Festival returns to a live, in-person event for 2023! Good, green family fun celebrating the agricultural heritage of the area. Free pickles. Meet Ollie, an 8-foot pickle. Rides, children’s area and entertainment plus vendors and the Pickle Derby. The award-winning North Carolina Pickle Festival draws tens of thousands to downtown Mount Olive for a fun-filled, family-friendly great time. Presented by the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce.