There’s a Dill-Lightful Pickle Fair Coming to Boston
The Annual Pickle Fair is returning to Boston's Seaport this summer and it's kind of a big "dill."
Pickle lovers unite!
For the most part, I've been to seafood festivals and I've been to beer festivals and country fairs filled to the brim with homemade cooking, but I have yet to experience a Pickle Fair, but it looks like I'm in luck.
On Saturday, June 22, The Innovation and Design Building in Boston will be the home to bread and butter, dill, kosher, sweet and a variety of Gherkin pickles. It's basically a pickle paradise for pickle connoisseurs or basically anyone who has an obsession with brined and vinegar-soaked cucumbers.
For the third year in a row, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p..m, and tickets begin going on sale April 18 for the "Early Bird" discount. This year, all children under the age of five will get free entry into the fair, but for everyone else, the ticket cost will cover your entrance, pickle and food samples, live music, and games.
The event will be split up into two time sessions, so depending on your ticket, you can either attend the early session from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. or the later session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The entrance will be located on Drydock Avenue in the Boston Seaport.
Just a heads up for anyone thinking of bringing a dog—unless it's a service dog, you will not be able to bring your fur-buddy into the fair. These are the rules of the "Pickle-Meisters," so book your pet-sitter well in advance to prepare for a day of pickled indulgence.
Finally, as far as payment goes once inside, yes, you can pay vendors with credit/debit cards, but cash should be brought as well since there will not be any ATM machines on the premises. Better to be prepared than not if your card gets declined, denying you of your bread and butter and leaving you in a pickle (see what I did there?).