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.’
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.
“It’s kind of a big dill.”
- CBS News
“Hug a pickle! Eat a pickle!”
Thank you for visiting the Lower East Side