Celebrating pickles in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, they close a bridge for a day and a half only when it is a big dill — but that’s just what happened a few weeks ago. The Rachel Carson bridge was closed to traffic, food and drink booths were set up, and a giant pickle balloon was launched to float above the bridge. All of this was for Picklesburgh – an event for all things pickled.

John and Kelly giles at PicklesburghFuture POS was on hand for the celebration, as a major sponsor of the event. John and Kelly Giles joined the festivities to enjoy a few pickles and live music.

You may have seen our name next to the beer stations or on our fun pickle magnet!

Pickle magnet and baloonAs it turns out, more than a few people like pickled things. Crowds of over 70,000 people navigated their way across the bridge, tasting new food, drinking pickled drinks and enjoying a great line up of entertainers. There were more than 40 vendors, sponsors and exhibitors for Picklesburgh and about 40 demonstrations of pickling recipes and techniques.

Pittsburghers weren’t the only ones enjoying and talking about Picklesburgh. The event garnered mentions on Good Morning America and the Today Show.

Can you believe there were about 2,500 individual photos with Picklesburgh posted to Instagram? Check out some of our favorite posts below.

We were happy to sponsor such a fun and dill-ightful event.

This weekend Pittsburgh is #Picklesburgh you can’t miss the 35ft pickle over the Rachel Carson Bridge!

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YES that is a giant pickle. ?

A photo posted by Jessica Merchant (@howsweeteats) on

Meat & Potatoes does #Picklesburgh

A photo posted by Meat & Potatoes (@meat_potatoes) on

Day 2! Captain #Pickles taking over the bridge. #Picklesburgh, only in #Pittsburgh.

A video posted by Becca Burns (@beccitaboo) on