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The 'Big Dill' Pickle Festival 2024 in Maryland

Save the date for the world's biggest and most exciting pickle party!

Dates: September 21, 2024

The 'Big Dill' Pickle Festival
Dill pickles

The delicious 'Big Dill' Pickle Festival in Baltimore celebrates all things pickles. Pickle lovers from around the world travel to this annual festival to indulge in a range of brined treats. The goods presented at this veggie extravaganza can sate even the most discerning appetite.

Festival Highlights

At Power Plant Live! in downtown Baltimore, visitors can dive into a vibrant showcase of Maryland's pickle culture, featuring traditional dill pickles and creative pickle-infused treats from local vendors.


In addition to enjoying the brined cucumbers, festival-goers can explore a plethora of thematic entertainment options, including various vendors, food trucks, unlimited pickle sampling, mascots, carnival games, kids zone, outdoor activities, Pickle RAVE, World Pickle Eating Championship, interactive photo-booth, face painting, liquor experiences, and more. Attendees can also groove to the tunes of awesome musicians during a one-off live concert.


'Big Dill' Pickle Festival in Baltimore will take place on Saturday, September 21. The festival usually starts at noon (VIP and early entry ticket holders enter one hour earlier) and wraps up at 7 pm.


Kids under two years old get in for free. Children aged 2-13 require a kid's pass for entry. All guests aged 13 and above must purchase an adult ticket. Tickets range from $25 to $69, or visitors can elevate their pickle experience with a VIP pass for $110.

Rules & Restrictions

Attendees aged 21 and over must present ID to be served alcohol, while all swag items will be distributed at the festival gate; for those bringing pets, note that only registered service animals are permitted, and outside food and beverages are not allowed, so attendees are encouraged to enjoy the on-site options provided; additionally, bikes, scooters, skateboards, or motorized vehicles are not permitted, and visitors should be aware that prohibited bags include backpacks, large purses, camera bags, drawstring bags, totes, and suitcases.

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