On Aug. 4, the annual Picklefest sponsored by Nate ‘n Al returns to the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market.
The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The centerpiece of the event is a curated pickle contest with two categories: Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills and “I Can Pickle That!” In the latter category, entrants can bring any pickled fruit or vegetable. All pickled produce submitted must have been grown in California.
Nate ‘n Al will award $200, $100 and $50 gift cards to first-, second- and third-place winners. A panel of distinguished and food-celebrity judges – including an expert member of the Nate‘n Al Deli staff – will select the winners. All contest applications must be received by Aug. 2, and there is a $10 entry fee.
Other activities include opportunities to taste the contestants’ entries, participate in a pickle toss game and have fun doing pickle-type arts and crafts.
Free two-hour parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage, and free parking is available until 2 p.m. in the nearby Third Street garage.
The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is located in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. For information, visit beverlyhills.org/picklefest, or call (310)285-6380.