The 2011 Rosendale, NY International Pickle Festival - A Taft Street Guide
by Dylan Taft
on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 3:10pm.
Like pickles? Then we've got something fun for you to do this weekend! This Sunday, November 20th brings us TheRosendale, NY International Pickle Festival, a beloved local event in the Hudson Valley Region. Initially started as a "pickle party" between friends 1998, the Rosendale, NY International Pickle Festival has grown over the past 12 years into an event that draws over 5,000 visitors from all over the world. This unique festival features all things pickle-related, from goods and souvenirs, to pickle judging and contests. Also on the agenda are various delicious foods from local vendors, and live music & dancing.
The Pickle: Around the World and Back to the Catskills
Sure it's always been a great local event in Ulster County, NY, but you can't forget the word "International" when talking about Rosendale's pickle festival! Pickled fruits, vegetables, & fish commonly found in Japan will be on hand to taste and purchase. A German band, bagpipes, and roaming accordionist will entertain with live music, and traditional dancing from both Japan and Germany will be on display. Visitors are encouraged to participate in Festival Contests, such as the belly-busting Pickle Eating Contest, the taste bud torturing Pickle Juice Drinking Contest, and the grueling 2-Man Tag Team Pickle Tossing Challenge!
Yet Another Fun Thing To Do In Ulster County, NY
The quirky & multi-cultural flavor of the Rosendale, NY International Pickle Festival fits right into Rosendale, NY: a cool town with a wide range of appeal. Featuring a charming main street that offers a small-town feel, and an independent streak that draws artists, artisans, and chefs, real estate in Rosendale is very popular yet still affordable given it's up-&-coming reputation. The Rosendale, NY International Pickle Festival is being held on Sunday, November 20th at the Rosendale Community Center (also known as the Rosendale Rec Center) on Route 32 South in Rosendale, NY. The festival runs from 10am through 5pm. For a blog that alerts you to fun local activities, stick with Taft Street Realty! Considering buying a home in Rosendale, NY? Then work with a local Ulster County expert who knows this beautiful and desirable area. Photo Copyright 2011 International Pickle Festival