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Famous Pickle Festival 2024

July 18th, 19th & 20th  2024

Welcome to Our Famous 28th Annual Pickle Festival!

  • Volunteer at Event! Next meeting is June 19th at 7pm town hall

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Overview of Festival Activities: 

No Pets on Festival Grounds, Please

  • Fireworks

  • Town parade

  • Art & Photo Contest

  • Food and Craft Vendors 

  • Lion’s Club Ice Cream

  • Fireman's Fish Dinner &

  • Pancake/Sausage Breakfast

  • Live Bands

  • Volleyball Tournament,"The Big Dill" Coed/Quad/Grass 

  • Car Show

  • Tours Sechler’s Pickle Factory 

  • Indiana Wild Animals

  • Magician/Comedian

  • Face & Rock Painting

  • Balloon Art

  • Bake Sale

  • Foam Pit -- Play area

  • Bounce House -- Play area

  • Pickle Derby

  • Decorate Pickles Contest

  • B-I-N-G-O, Kids & Adults

  • The "Spoon Man"

  • Kids Tractor Pull

  • Pickle Eating Contest

  • Pizza Eating Contest

  • Pickle Juice Contest

Pickle Eating Contest 2024 Pickle Fest
Pickle Juice Contest 2024 Pickle Fest
Pizza Contest 2024 Pickle Fest
Volleyball Tournament 2024 Pickle Fest

WE'RE FAMOUS, Local coverage of festival: 

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Gallery Photos


Eating Pickkle CONTEST

CONTESTS 2024 -- Enter Festival Contests & Events:
Contest Entry, Waivers & Rules and Event Schedule:       

pickle eating contest

Pickle Eating Contest

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JUICE Contest
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Pickle Juice Contest

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PIZZA contest

Pizza Eating Contest

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Volleyball Player

Volleyball Tournament

Coed, Quad, Grass; $100/Team

Tournament Hosted by Eastside Youth Volleyball. Documents downloaded will open in new TAB.

king contest

Pickle Court

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Art & Photo Contest

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Kids' Bounce House & Play Area

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Parade Participants

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Secklers Pickle, man in hat

2024 Pickle Festival Event Schedule

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2024 FESTIVAL SPONSORS - Thank you!

Gold Level 



Steel Dynamics, Inc.
DeKalb County Visitors Bureau 
St. Joe Lions Club  
Nucor Fastener/Vulcraft 
American Legion Post 202 
Eastside Area Community FDN
Sechler’s Pickles, INC.
Community Foundation, DeKalb 
Concord Fire Department

Town of St. Joe 
Sebert Oil & Propane
Community Christian Fellowship 
Justo Chagoya

Silver Level  Sponsorship 

St. Joe Valley Conservation Club 
Miller’s Shell Mart & Deli 
Gregory Dental Group 
Classic City Radio 
DeKalb Farm Mutual Insurance  
Hicksville Bank 
Grabill Veterinary Clinic 
Feller & Clark Funeral Home 

Therma-Tru Corp. 
Wise Enterprise, Chad Wise 
Indiana Michigan Power

Heidtman Steel

St. Marks Lutheran Church

CLP Marketing, LLC 

Bronze Level  Sponsorship 

Campbell & Fetter Bank 
Stellhorn Veterinary Hospital 
Hicksville Bank 
Baker Metal Works 
DeKalb Farm Mutual Insurance Co. 
The Oasis of St Joe
NE Allen Veterinary Svc.

Grabill Veterinary Clinic
Classic City Signs 
Feller & Clark Funeral Home
DeKalb Molded Plastics 
Nucor Building Systems IN
Nemco Food Equipment 
Color Master Inc.
Twenty Two Designs



EVENT CONTACT: Volunteer Festival Committee 2024


Christine Weirauch 


Volunteer Coordinator

Food Vendor Contact




Dave Burns


Vendor Contact




Sue Musser



Events &Craft Vendor 

Tammy Chagoya

Craft Vendor, 

"Outside Tent Only"

Contact, Email

Vendor application

Cory Renfrow

Car Show


Joann Hinchman

Town Parade Coordinator, Email

Sechler's Pickles

Sechler's Pickles


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Keegan Ferrell (Singer) -- former contestant on TV show, "The Voice"


The Avalons 

Mason Dixon Line

DJ Daisy


Fleetwood, Party of 2

Food Vendors 2024



Sweet Sip

Gar Creek Farms Freeze Dried Candy

Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee 

Dato’s Concessions

Ervin's Candy Kitchen 

Big Eyed Fish on Wheels

Waterloo First Grace Church

Community Table

Gumps Smokin BBQ


Elizabeth's Bakery

Craft Vendors 2024

Kathy Donaldson – Embroidered designs


Cheryl Carnahan – gnomes, wreath, glass lights, seasonal décor


Rose Cooksey – shoe charms, pocket watches, necklaces, pickle bags, rings


Elizabeth’s Garden & Bakery

Regina Boger – tumblers, shirts, tote bags, coasters, cutting boards


Georgia Landers – homemade crafts with fabric’s


Lester Tatro – toys, dime pitch game


Jess & Jayn Boutique – designer clothing, tumblers, accessories


Aubrey Middleditch – crafts, handmade accessories, body jewelry, crochet apparel


Ruffle & Mercedes – crochet items, scrubbies, magnets, ketchains, plushies


Wren Laporte – crochet animals, soap, candles, bathbombs


Big Bass Daddy’s – hot sauce


Dawn Jacquay – Farmasi makeup, skin care, haircare, fragrances


Mark Dennis – honey, lip balm, lotion, candles, rings, maple syrup

Jessica's Craft Corner – Tumblers, shirts, sippy's, car coasters, car fresheners, license plates, earrings, pens

Phillip Grube – 3D Prints, stickers, metal art prints

Emily Drake – Handmade earrings, key chains, tic tac toe sets, bookmarks, crochet spa items

Sponsor LEVELS

2024 -- Sponsor Levels. $1000, $500, $100

Thank you for your support of 2024 Pickle Festival       

2024 Sponsor Levels -- GOLD


  • Gold Level $1000.00 or more

  • Name on banner displayed at the festival

  • Name on Social Media Posts, Instagram/Facebook

  • Name announcement during the Pickle Festival

  • Name on Flyer

  • Name on Website

  • Free Ad on the Pickle Festival poster

2024 Sponsor Levels -- SILVER

  • Silver Level $500.00

  • Name on Social Media Posts, Instagram/Facebook

  • Name announcement during the Pickle Festival

  • Name on Flyer

  • Name on Website

2024 Sponsor Levels -- BRONZE

  • Bronze Level $100.00 or less

  • Name on Social Media Posts, Instagram/Facebook

  • Name on Flyer

  • Name on Website

  • Poster of recognition at the event you have sponsored

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Thanks for visiting!

Come see us again soon. Thank you for visiting St. Joe, Indiana. 

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