Pickle Festival

2017

Goldsboro News-Argus - Pickle Festival

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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

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