Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again. Same pickle time, same pickle place.

We’re talking about the 20th annual Winchester New Hampshire Picklefest, 2017, of course! An annual tradition in the Monadnock Region. Yes, you heard us right, it’s time to celebrate all things related to the mighty gherkin.

All joking aside, the festival is just one of many traditional New Hampshire fall festivals, though this one was designed to celebrate the Polish heritage of Winchester, NH. It was started by resident Gary O’Neal some 20 years back and is still going on today. It is not only a pickle centric celebration, but is a terrific reason for locals to highlight all the best parts about Winchester, NH.

The staff at Masiello Employment are geared up for Picklefest, which we see as a fun opportunity to engage with the community, and to get out and network and have a good time. It’s a fun day with plenty of pickle popcorn, a public pickle parade, and of course, plenty of pickles. Our sources tell us there will be plenty of free pickles, too and rumor has it there will also be a classic car show and live music in the town square.

Need some pickle knowledge so you don’t show up uninformed? Here goes:

“Kosher” pickles aren’t really made to Kosher food preparation standards, instead, it describes the style of pickle popular in the Jewish New York City pickling community. In New York, a “full-sour” kosher dill has been fully fermented, while a “half-sour” is more crisp and brighter green.

And now that you are armed with some pickle knowledge, mark your calendars for the event. It’s fun, light hearted, and family friendly. We hope everyone local will join us in this 20 year old tradition and we look forward to sharing some hometown New Hampshire spirit with all who may be attending.

When and Where: 2017 Winchester Picklefest, Saturday September 23rd in downtown Winchester, New Hampshire. Free parking, free to attend.

Really…you must attend…it’s a big Dill.