Picklesburgh Contests

Congratulations to Fred Smith of Erie, Pennsylvania for taking home the crown in the 2017 Picklesburgh Pickle Juice Drinking Contest! Fred held off 49 other competitors to be named “The Mayor of Picklesburgh.” Smith was the fastest contestant to drink 32 ounces of cold pickle juice at just 8.34 seconds.

Can you take the crown?

Contestants will vie in five preliminary rounds, with one winner from each round receiving a prize package. That winner will move on on to the finals to compete for the honor and glory of being crowned the 2018 Official Pickle Juice Drinking Champion of Picklesburgh (and $500)!

This year’s Pickle Juice Drinking Contest will feature a showdown like never before. In addition to the regular preliminary rounds on Saturday, which will decide this year’s Mayor of Picklesburgh, we’re hosting an extra special round. All past winners have agreed to come back for an Ultimate Champions Round at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday to go head-to-head and finally prove who’s the thirstiest of them all.

Sign up here!

Think you’ve got what it takes to win the Pickle Juice Drinking Contest? Read rules and regulations here.

All preliminary rounds are currently full. But don’t sweat it too much! Find us near the Giant Eagle Downtown Sound Stage 10 minutes before each round to see if there has been a cancellation or no-show.

Round One – Saturday, July 21 @ 1:00 p.m.
Round Two – Saturday, July 21 @ 2:30 p.m.
Round Three – Saturday, July 21 @ 4:00 p.m.
Round Four – Saturday, July 21 @ 5:30 p.m.
Round Five – Saturday, July 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

FINAL ROUND – Saturday, July 21 @ 8:30 p.m.