Pickle Juice Drinking Contest

Watch as talented pickle fanatics compete to down a quart of pickle juice the fastest to be named the Mayor of Picklesburgh.

The Pickle Juice Drinking Contest will be taking place near the Jim Shorkey Auto Stage on the city-side of the festival on Ft. Duquesne Boulevard near Stanwix Street. View the festival map here.

Can you take the crown?

This year, 100 contestants will vie in 10 preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pickle Co. Pickle Juice Drinking Contest. The winners of those 10 rounds will then come together for the championship drink-off on Sunday!

The winner of Sunday’s championship round wins a $500 cash prize and will be named the 2019 Mayor of Picklesburgh.

Contest Registration

Pre-registration is now full! Still interested in competing? Pittsburgh Pickle Co. is giving away the final spot in the competition through a video contest! Learn more on their Facebook post here. Walk-up entries are available as space allows. Read more below.

Interested contestants who have successfully pre-registered with their choice of time to compete on Friday or Saturday will be notified via email of their confirmed competition time.

Sign-ups are first-come, first accepted. Read the full competition rules and regulations here.

Walk-Up Entries

Walk-up entries are available for any pre-registered slots where contestants do not arrive. To inquire about walk-ups, visit the YaJagoff! Media Tent, near the Jim Shorkey Auto Stage on Ft. Duquesne Boulevard.

Walk-up spaces will be awarded as a raffle, with the raffle occurring 15 minutes prior to each round. Interested walk-up contestants must be present at the time of drawing to be eligible.

Competition Schedule

Friday, July 26

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 28 – Championship Round

  • 2:45 p.m.

Support for Picklesburgh and the Pickle Juice Drinking Contest is provided by: