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Mt. Olive New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop

Mark your calendars: Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive.

The New Year’s Eve Pickle descends down the flagpole at the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight – that’s 7 o’clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way, we are official, we shout Happy New Year! – and we don’t have to stay up until midnight.)

In the last several years thousands have turned out to watch the lighted, three-foot pickle drop down the company’s 45-foot flagpole and into a perfectly preserved redwood pickle tank at precisely 7 o’clock.

Video screens mark the countdown of the year’s final hour, from 6-7 p.m. The Harmony Boys will perform from 5:30-6:15, and then deejay L.J. Manley will lead the crowd in line dancing. Free refreshments – hot chocolate, cookies and pickles – are also served.

Another part of the Pickle Drop tradition is the canned food drive for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Those bringing canned food or who make financial contributions receive a chance to win door prizes at the evening’s end. The grand prize is a pool pickle similar to the one that is dropped.

EVENT DETAILS

  • No pets, please.
  • The company’s gift shop will be open that day from 3-7 p.m.
  • For driving directions to Mt. Olive Pickle, go to http://www.picklemap.com/.
  • Physical address for the Main Plant and Gift Shop: One Cucumber Boulevard, Mount Olive, NC 28365.
  • Handicapped parking will be available at the company’s Front Gate.
  • General parking is available on our plant site. Watch for directions. Immediately after the event, all gates are opened for a reasonably quick exit.
  • For those who can’t make it in person, watch it live on New Year’s Eve on the web at http://www.mtolivepickles.com/.

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