Pickle Festival


Goldsboro News-Argus - Pickle Festival

Issue link: http://www.epageflip.net/i/815874

Contents of this Issue


Page 29 of 47

30 — Mount Olive Pickle Festival Wednesday, April 26, 2017 82DDG0316L© 957 N. Breazeale Ave, Mt. Olive, NC 919-658-9526 jarman02@bellsouth.net Visit www.jarmantire.com for more information! Geraniums & Hanging Baskets • Annuals Perennials • Flowering Trees & Shrubs Large Selection of Bedding Plants Brick Chips • Lava Rock • Mulches• Flags Crush & Run Driveway Rock • River Rock & Pea Gravel PICKUP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE Monday - Saturday 8am-5:30pm 919-734-2371 2360 Highway 70 West Gift Certificates Available 35DMG0417D© UP CLOSE TO WILDLIFE: Petting zoo, animal rides and more Say what you will about pickles and people, but one of the biggest draws of the N.C. Pickle Festival each year is the ani- mals. And Jason Wilkie, owner of 5-Star Wilkie Farm based in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., loves being part of that. "Whether it's the goats, the camels, people just go nuts," he said. "The biggest kick — and I have been doing this for 25 years — the biggest kick to this day is a grandfather with his grandchild, there for his first pony ride. "The first pony ride is right up there with losing your first tooth. It's such a kick to watch." Wilkie's involvement with the Pickle Festival started out with a petting zoo. That continues to be a fun element, and boasts an The N.C. Pickle Festival will have so much for kids to do, including a petting zoo and pony and camel rides. 5-Star Wilkie Farm will be in downtown Mount Olive Saturday to offer festivalgoers a chance to pet a few animals, including six different breeds of sheep, 10 different breeds of goats, llamas, alpacas and a couple different breeds of mini cattle. See WILDLIFE, Page 32 A girl feeds the goats during the 2016 N.C. Pickle Festival. Story by Phyllis Moore

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Pickle Festival - 2017