Pickle Day takes place annually in New York’s historic Lower East Side neighborhood and is the world’s first pickle festival. Come on down to Orchard Street, October 6th, 2019.

The Dill Behind Pickle Day

How did it all begin?

Pickle Day is a slice of the city’s history, reminiscent of when the streets of the Lower East Side were lined with pushcarts peddling their goods and wares for sale to a neighborhood of from immigrants from far and wide. What began in 1999, as a small fair of merchants in an old parking lot on Broome Street is now a 3-block festival that recreates the original market that previously positioned the Lower East Side as ‘The Bargain District.’

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Pickle Day Today

New York’s quintessential fall festival…a dill-ightful collection of merchants fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream churned with dill and garnished with gherkins.

Pickle Day is a community celebration that creates a vibrant marketplace of contemporary, local restaurants paired alongside picklers from all over the U.S. The Pickle Guys, a longstanding neighborhood staple, doles out sweet and sour samples and Guss’ Pickles return to their neighborhood roots to tell the stories of Lower East Side yesteryears. Attendees also get a taste of what’s ahead with shops and eateries from the forthcoming Market Line as well bites from the new Essex Market.

Pickle day is for everyone…a kid and kid-at-heart friendly event with a gamut of free activities: giant games, coloring tables, a photobooth and even a giant pickle mascot!

Prospective Pickler? Pucker up for our home pickling contest!

Pickler? Business owner? Fill out our vendor interest form to apply.


“Hug a pickle! Eat a pickle!”

- New York 1

“It’s kind of a big dill.”

- CBS News

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