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Famous Pickle Festival

July 14th - 15th & 16th 

Come to our Famous 26th Annual Pickle Festival in St. Joe, Indiana

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Overview of Festival Activities: 

  • Art & Photo Contest

  • Food and Craft Vendors 

  • Lion’s Club Ice Cream

  • Teen Dance Night/DJ

  • Fireman's Fish Dinner &

  • Pancake/Sausage Breakfast

  • Live Bands

  • Tours at Sechler’s Pickle Factory Historic Marker Ceremony

  • Indiana Wild Animals

  • Magician/Comedian

  • B-I-N-G-O, Kids & adults

  • Decorate Pickles & Contest

  • Car Show

  • Pickle Derby

  • Open Play Pickle Ball

  • Sanctioned Volkswalk

  • Kids Tractor Pull

  • Face & Rock Painting

  • Balloon Art

See Our Featured Festival Events: 

Secklers Pickle, man in hat

AMATEUR Art & Photo Contest and Show

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Entry Deadline Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 4pm

$5.00 per person for each four (4) entries. Contest Rules *excerpts:

  • Entries must be the photographic or artwork of the individual entering the competition.

  • All entries must be appropriately framed or matted to hang on hook for display 

  • Size - No size limitations except on snapshot category - those entries should be no larger than 5”x7”.

  • Bring entries to: Riverdale Elementary - Side Parking Lot Entrance: 6127 IN-1, St. Joe, In 46785, Friday, July 8, 2022, 5pm to 8pm or Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10am to 4pm

  • Call Christine Weirauch for questions: 260-615-3344 

12th Annual Car Show

Pickle Fest Car Show

Saturday — July 16th


4pm - 8pm.

Car Show Prizes will be given in several categories!

Contact Marty Fogle

Car Show Information:



Pickle Pepper Poker People Walk

Pickle Fest people montage

Saturday — July 16th


6:30am -10:30am

Sanctioned Volkswalk

Finish by 1pm

(Lower school entrance) 

Kids' Pickle Derby

2022 pickle derby

Thursday — July 14th



Pickle derby race begins!


Magican, Jim Barron

Friday — July 15th


1pm - 2pm

Come see Jim Barron, Magician/Comedian's performance at the entertainment tent.

Live Bands at Entertainment Tent

2022 Band, Canyan Drive

Saturday — July 16th

8pm -10pm

Featured band, Canyon Drive (band) performs live music at the entertainment tent; Sponsored by PIZZA SUBS & BBQ. See event schedule for MORE bands and performance times!

Fireman's Fish Dinner

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Friday — July 15th

5pm - 7pm

Fireman's Fish Dinner -Concord Fire Dept. Fundraiser 

Fireman’s Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

2022 Pickle Fest Food, Breakfast pancake sausage

Saturday — July 16th

7am - 10am

Fireman’s Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Entertainment Tent Prepared by The Concord Fire Department

Join us in the
Grand Finale Parade!

Parade Pickle Festival

Saturday — July 16th

Parade starts at 1pm.

DOWNLOAD parade entry form and waiver to participate in parade.

Please return BOTH completed forms to Joann Hinchman,

Attention St. Joe Pickle Fest Parade

307 Washington St, St. Joe, IN 46785

The parade route is going west on Washington, then right on Third St., then right on Jefferson St, then left on School St., then right on Ralf Sechler and end at State Road 1.


2022 Volunteer Festival Committee

Christine Weirauch -




Dave Burns -




Margie Bordner - Treasury



Tammy Chagoya -

Information Tent, email

Marty Fogle  -

Car Show


Joann Hinchman -

Town Parade Coordinator, email

Sechler's Pickles


2022 Festival Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

Nucor/Vulcraft, Sechler's Pickles,

American Legion Post 202 Butler, Eastside Foundation, Community Foundation DeKalb, DeKalb County Visitors Bureau, Nucor Fastner, Zigabyte, Pizza Subs & BBQ, Go Big or Go Home, Town of St. Joe


Silver Level Sponsors

Steel Dynamics, Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Therma Tru, Carnahan-Baidinger Funeral Home, Millers Shell Mart, Action Realty, Air Products, DeKalb Farm Mutual Ins., Hoover Auction, Oasis, Butler Dental Group, Washler Garbage & Recycling, Gump’s Smokin BBQ


Bronze Level Sponsors

Phil’s One Stop, 2nd Time Round, Kitchen Auto Body Specialists, Leo Barber Shop, St. Joe Trap & Skeet, Hicksville Bank, Farmer’s & Merchant State Bank, Jeff’s Auto Repair, Baker Metal Works, Eastside Schools, Concord Twp. Fire Dept., Three Rivers Strollers, Accurate Accounting, Expressions Gallery- Nina Bennett, Tire Max, Dutch Heritage, St. Joe /Spencerville Lions Club

2022 BANDS 
& Music Sponsors

DJ Afficial 

Sponsored by Gump's Smokin' BBQ


Big Richard Band - Blues, Classic & Southern Rock

Sponsored by The Oasis of Saint Joe


Shane Bond Band

Sponsored by Gump's Smokin' BBQ


Canyon Drive

Sponsored by PIZZA SUBS & BBQ


Sweetcakes Entertainment 

Sponsored by PIZZA SUBS & BBQ


Fireworks at Dusk

Sponsored by Zigabyte & American Legion Post 202 - Butler

Thanks for visiting!

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

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