Organizers call first Tristate Pickle Festival a success


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The first Tristate Pickle Festival in Owensboro was Saturday, but if you’ve missed it, there’s good news. Organizers said they are already looking towards next year.

The event took place at Yellow Creek Park as a fundraiser to help bring more pickle ball courts to the park.

The festival brought in food trucks and other vendors. Volunteers said they’re pleased with the turn-out for the first year, and can’t wait to plan another.

“It took a lot of work. We’ve been planning this for probably almost a year now. There’s a lot of volunteers,” said Brian Mallory, Owensboro Pickle Festival Committee Member.

“With it being the first one we’ve done, the next year will of course be bigger and better and we’ll just keep building from there.”

There was even an “Owensboro Idol” singing contest, and our very own meteorologists Joe Bird and Ron Rhodes were the judges.

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(This story was originally published on September 28, 2019)

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