City To Transform Into “Picklesburgh” During July Food Festival

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh palates have been picky over pickles ever since H.J. Heinz founded his company in 1888. Five years later, the Heinz pickle pin was the hit of the Chicago World’s Fair.

Wednesday afternoon, Jeremy Waldrup and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership chose the Heinz History Center as their setting to announce a mid-July pickle festival on the Rachel Carson Bridge.

A gigantic balloon will hover over dozens of vendors, who will peddle pickle products as the bridge is magically transformed into Picklesburgh, Pennsylvania. That event sounds like a real dilly.

Waldrup presented Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald with a large, stuffed “pickle” as a Picklesburgh promotion.

“Americans consume 26 billion pounds of pickles a year,” he informed museum guests. “Or nine pounds per person.”

That average is likely to go up on Picklesburgh weekend.

“We will have more than 40 vendors offering hand crafted, ready to eat foods…

View original post 82 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s