The annual Picklefest will take place on Aug. 6 at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market.
The application deadline is Aug. 2 for contestants in two categories: Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills and “I Can Pickle That!” Those entering the “I Can Pickle That!” category are encouraged to use their imagination in pickling any kind of fruit or vegetable. In past years, entries have ranged from the traditional cucumbers to fruit items like watermelon and stone fruit. All pickled produce submitted must be grown in California.
A panel of judges will award market money of $200, $100 and $50 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Picklefest takes place in conjunction with the weekly Farmers’ Market, an outdoor certified market providing California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more. Additional activities on the day of Picklefest will include face painting, arts and crafts for kids and a game zone.
For additional details about Picklefest and the Beverly Hills Farmers Market, visit www.beverlyhills.org/FarmersMarket or call 310-285-6830.