Rosendale NY International Pickle Festival - An Ulster County NY Guide
by Dylan Taft
on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 2:31pm.
The Rosendale NY International Pickle Festival puts pickles and pickled products in the local spotlight! Featuring much more than simply jars of pickles, this fun and quirky event highlights the endless variations that can be created when "pickling"! What started as a "pickle party" amongst friends in 1998 has grown into a beloved local event that attracts thousands of visitors and vendors from across the country and around the world. Last year Taft Street Realty brought you our Rosendale NY International Pickle Festival Guide. This year, the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary and is shaping up to be the biggest and best International Pickle Festival yet!
For most of us, our experience with pickles usually begins and ends with a basic dill pickle from a jar. What alot of people don't know is that pickling food is an ancient craft that has been refined and mastered over generations and is practiced all over the world from Japan to Germany. The Rosendale International Pickle Festival in Ulster County NY celebrates this culinary art form in all of its glory! Visitors (over 5,000 people attend each year) are invited to experience a wide array of pickle-related products - from pickled fruits & vegetables, to spices and seasonings used for pickling, pickled fish, deep-fried pickles, and even pickle pizza! Vendors travel from as far as Kansas and beyond to promote their unique and delicious pickled creations! Entertainment in the form of live music and fun activities like contests, games, and prizes galore makes the Rosendale NY International Pickle Festival a fun local event for the whole family!
It's just another typical, fun Sunday activity in Rosendale NY! This trendy and up-and-coming Ulster County NY town has a community event or activity nearly every week. Festivities like the quirky Pickle Festival or the rockin' Rosendale Street Festival are fun annual events that provide a nice boost to the local economy. Main Street Rosendale NY is full of restaurants, bars, and specialty stores for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Homes for sale in Rosendale NY offer that appealing small-town lifestyle, but are still less than 2 hours by car (or bus!) to New York City. So is you're looking for a fun (and tasty!) activity this weekend head on down the the Rosendale International Pickle Festival in Ulster County NY! - Sunday November 18th 2012 - 10am - 5pm - The Rosendale NY Community Center - 1055 Rte. 32 S. - Rosendale NY 12472 - www.picklefest.com