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Pickle Day in pictures by Amelia brown '18 & Ian bernstein '18

Located in the pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the Lower East Side Partnership allotted 3 blocks on Sunday Oct. 15 for the annual Pickle Day festivities. They estimated that the crowd would be over 20,000 people.

Two of the most famous pickle shops in New York City are Guss' pickles and the Pickle Guys. After being in the Lower East Side for 85 years, Guss' moved to Brooklyn in 2009, leaving only the Pickle Guys in town. Still, Guss' historic pickles won them the spot as the first stall, serving out samples and selling jars.
The Lower East side may only have one pickle shop left, but they had no trouble attracting over 20 pickling companies for the day. Pickles on a stick, fried pickles, sweet chips, gherkins, spears, full sour, kosher dill, spicy jalapeƱo and other flavors and variations were present. Other foods besides cucumbers were pickled, including mushrooms and olives.

Not only were there pickles, though. 30 other local shops were vendors, like Renegade Lemonade (pictured). Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery, Saxelby Cheesemongers and The Meatball Shop were just a few of the other companies there.

In addition to all the vendors, there were free carnival games that gave out pickle-related prizes, including an inflatable pickle or dill flavored chips.

Besides selling merchandise online before the event, there were shirts, bags, pins, posters hats, stickers and more sold during the day. Many of the items toted the popular pickle pun, "Big Dill."

Last, but not least, the Giant Pickle was there, allowing visitors to take a picture with a life-size gherkin.

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