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2015 ARCHIVED:

The 18th Annual Rosendale International Pickle Festival
Celebrating 18 Years of Picklefest!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING THE PICKLE FESTIVAL A GREAT SUCCESS!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

2015 PICKLE CONTEST Winning Entries

Sunday, November 22, 2015

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1st place -Puckers Pickles

DILL PICKLES
Tied 1st -Cote D’Accord Farms –Carol Mansfield
Tied 1st –Horseradish Dill Pickle – Horman’s Best
2nd -PicklesWolfang Bohn, New Paltz, NY
Tied 3rd -Dill Pickles – Crisp & Co.
Tied 3rd –Fickle Pickle – J. Gallup Farm

SWEET PICKLES
Tied 1st place –Sweet Cajin Pickle – Horman’s Best
Tied 1st –Sweet Ginger Pickles – Crisp & Co.
2nd -Bread & Butter with Hot Chili Peppers – Robert Fritch
3rd -Sweet Horseradish Chips –The Pickleman

PICKLED ONIONS/GARLIC
1st –Sweet and Spicy Pickles Onions
2nd -Sweet Local Red Onions – Bob Hamley
3rd -Pickled Garlic – Vermont Pickle

DILLY BEANS
1st -Spicy Dilly Beans – Crisp & Co.
2nd -Dilly Beans – Vermont Pickle

PICKLED FRUIT
Tied 1st –Bourbon Cherries
Tied 1st -Pickled Grapes – Richard Travers

PICKLED BEETS
1st -Zeke’s Sweet Pickled Beet
2nd –Pickles Beets -Pinot Noir  – Crisp & Co.

PICKLED VEGGIES
1st –Spicy End of Season Salad – Grey Mouse
2nd –Pickled Fennel with Orange – Robert Fritch
3rd -Pickled Okra –Perry’s Pickles

PICKLED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
1st -Pickled Brussels Sprouts – Anthony E. Festa
2nd -Pickled Brussels Sprouts – Grey Mouse
3rd -Pickled Brussels Sprouts – Pickle Guy

CHUTNEYS
1st -Spicy Pickled Watermelon Chutney – Anthony E. Festa
2nd –Spicy Apple Raisin Chutney – Anthony E.Festa
3rd –Tomato Chutney – J. Iumb
 
FERMENTED LIQUID or SEMI-LIQUID PRODUCT
1st –Kombucha – Ginger Apple Cider – Vital Eats
2nd –Karma Kombacha – Vital Eats
3rd –Demented Fermented – Vital Eats

MISCELLANEOUS
1st –Spicy Pickled Mustard Seeds – Perry’s Pickles
2nd -Pickles Mushrooms – Crisp & Co.
3rd -Pickled Shrimp – Spacey Tracy

BEST OF SHOW
1st -Pickled Mustard Seeds – Perry’s Pickles
Tied 2nd –Bourbon Cherries – Puckers Gourmet
Tied 2nd –Pickled Grapes – Richard Travers
3rd –Spicy End of Season Salad – Grey Mouse

THE JUDGES:
“Jamlady” Beverly Alfeld,  author, Pickles to Relish & The Jamlady Cookbook. “Jamming with Jamlady” column in Fruit Gardener magazine and on-line store, Jamlady.com
Ari Yamaguchi, author, The Well-Flavored Pickle and restaurant owner in Japan
Patrick Wilson, owner Restaurant Patrick, Manhattan and James Beard Award winner

THE WINNERS of the Triathlon

The Pickle Eating contest was won by Kevin (Pine Bush), second place was awarded to Ken (New Paltz) and coming in third was Nick (Beacon). The Pickle Juice Drinking contest was dominated by Sarah, a marathon runner, visiting from Colorado and coming in second was Randy (Lomontville) and in third place was Leslie (Rosendale). Ten teams of three entered the Pickle Toss it was the largest group of contestants to date!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

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CONTACT THE PICKLE FEST:

Phone: (845) 204-8827

Email: RosendalePickleFest@gmail.com

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Sunday, November 22, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $5 per person/ Kids free
Location: Rosendale Recreation Center
1055 Route 32 South, Rosendale, New York, 12472

GET DRIVING DIRECTIONS

or take The Adirondack Trailways Bus, which stops in Rosendale, directly across the street from the Pickle Fest!

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THE CONTESTS!

HOME PICKLING CONTEST.

  • Please submit 2 jars of the same item for each entry. (One jar is for display, one jar is for the judges.)
  • The Jars should be labeled with: YOUR name, address, phone #, area code included, Email address and What They Are.
  • You are limited to a total of 3 submissions in any category.
  • If you are not going to be in the area on the day of the Pickle Festival, you can drop your entries off in advance by contacting Mr. Bill Brooks email picklelady16@yahoo.com and arrange a drop-off appointment.
  • Entries must be submitted by 11 am and Judging begins at noon.

Later in the Afternoon we have the PICKLE TRIATHLON. It starts with Pickle Eating Contest, where contestants try to eat a small jar of Mt. Olive Pickle Spears. First one wins the Gold, followed by Silver and Bronze. Next is the Pickle Juice Drinking Contest, where contestants get to drink 24 oz. of pickle juice through a Big Bore Straw. again with Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Lastly we have a Team Event, the Pickle Tossing Contest. The Team consists of a pitcher, who tosses a pickle chip to the catcher, who catches the chip in their mouth, then it is spurted into the Counter’s Jar. Again we have Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

2015 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

THE PROGRAM:
11 am Rosendale Improvement Brass Band & Social Club
12 pm Levanta; world music ensemble
1 pm Centrifical Force Hoopers
2 pm Gold Hope Duo
3 pm Amadou
4 pm Pickle Games hosted by Doug Motel

 

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PRESS:

Hudson Valley News Network 2015

 NEW PALTZ TIMES
Rosendale Recreation Center hosts 18th annual International Pickle Festival this Sunday
by FRANCES MARION PLATT, November 21, 2015 http://www.newpaltzx.com/2015/11/21/rosendale-recreation-center-hosts-18th-annual-international-pickle-festival-this-sunday/
ALMANAC WEEKLY
A brine time: International Pickle Festival in Rosendale
Posted by Sharyn Flanagan on November 20, 2015
http://www.hudsonvalleyalmanacweekly.com/2015/11/20/a-brine-time-international-pickle-festival-in-rosendale-this-sunday/

TIMES HERALD-RECORD
Rosendale hosts a pickle party
By Deborah Medenbach
Posted Nov. 18, 2015
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20151118/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151119374/101014/json

DAILY FREEMAN
International Pickle Festival returns to Rosendale on Sunday
By Paula Ann Mitchell, Daily Freeman
POSTED: 11/18/14, 2:13 PM EST
http://www.dailyfreeman.com/lifestyle/20141118/international-pickle-festival-returns-to-rosendale-on-sunday

2014

DAILY FREEMAN
International Pickle Festival returns to Rosendale on Sunday
By Paula Ann Mitchell, Daily Freeman
POSTED: 11/18/14, 2:13 PM EST
HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE
Rosendale International Pickle Festival 2013
Valley of the dills: Relish pickled pleasures at an annual Rosendale expo
BY MARY FORSELL, Hudson Valley Magazine, November 2013

Watch a news spot from The Blue Ribbon Hunter

Check out some great photos from ThePickleClub

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VENDOR SECTION 2015

RENTAL FEES:

  • Spaces are 10′ wide x 8′ deep @ $90 each
  • 8 foot Table rentals are $15 each (or bring your own)
  • Electrical outlets are $15 each NOTE: Maximum wattage not to exceed 1600 watts per outlet. Any other needs must be pre-arranged.

Here is some important information for VENDORS to know once you receive your acceptance notification:

PAYMENT:
Please make check payable to PickleFest
and mail your check to:
Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 533
Rosendale, NY 12472

AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE:
Please be sure to print, sign and send this release along with your payment. It is attached to this email. Click here to download a copy.

DAY OF:

  • Check-in time is 7:30 am.
  • Set-up time must be completed by 9:00 am. Late arrivals will be denied entry.
  • Do not pack up and leave before 5 pm.
  • All vendor vehicles, except self-contained food units, must move to general parking immediately after unloading.
  • All vendors are responsible to REMOVE their garbage to dumpster or forfeit clean-up deposit.

TO ALL VENDORS DEALING WITH FOOD OF ANY KIND: Please call the Ulster County Board of Health (845-340-3150) to make sure you’re compliant with or without a temporary permit.  They have refused some vendors on the morning-of during their inspection. You may not need one at all, which also will eliminate your need for the 2 liability insurance policies that FOOD VENDORS are required to have.

FOOD VENDORS:

  • You must pay a $50 clean-up deposit at registration
  • You must obtain an Ulster County Health Permit and apply two weeks prior, deadline Monday, Nov 9, 2015. (Ulster County Board of Health phone number is 845-340-3150). Temporary Health permits are issued by the Board of Health after inspection on the morning of the festival. Make sure you apply for the Ulster County Health Permit by November 9!
  • You must provide 2 separate Certificates of Insurance, $100,000 per occurrence/$300,000 aggregate for bodily injury and property damage.
    (#1 Naming as Additional Insured) Rosendale Chamber of Commerce, Inc. PO Box 533, Rosendale, NY 12472 as the Festival Operator.
    (#2 Naming as Additional Insured) The Town of Rosendale, 1915 Lucas Avenue, Cottekill, NY, 12419 as Park Owner.
  • Send copies of your Certificates of Liability in with your payment.
About 6,000 – 7,000 people visit the Pickle Festival every year and we host about 85-90 vendors.  There’s about 20-25 pickle vendors, in addition to craft, grocery and hot food vendors.
The festival is held in large tents out on the grassy field of our rec center.  DRESS WARM!!  Bring a carpet to stand on. The organizers provide tent heaters, but if its a cold day, you’ll still need to dress for the weather.

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ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAM!

Pickle Fest Program’s Ad Sizes and Prices
All ad material due by October 30th. 
  • Pickle, (ad in the shape of a pickle) 2.25” wide x .75” tall, $35.00
  • 1/8 page ad, 3.625” wide x 2.25” tall, $60.00
  • 1/4 page ad, 3.75” wide x 5” tall, $100.00
  • 1/2 page ad, 7.75” wide x 5” tall, $175.00
  • Full page 8 1/2” x 11” $340.00
  • Front Inside Cover, $375.00
  • Back Inside Cover, $375.00
  • Back Cover, $400.00

The ad deadline is October 30, 2015.
EMAIL YOUR AD TO US! RosendalePickleFest@gmail.com
Acceptable file formats: pdf, tiff and jpeg @ 300 dpi. COLOR DIGITAL FILES ACCEPTED.
Make check payable to PickleFest.
Mail your payment to PickleFest PO Box 533, Rosendale, NY 12472