Pickle Festival

2017

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North Carolina Pickle Festival app and Pickle Trail will help festivalgoers navigate a crowded downtown to find events and activities, not to mention anything pickle related. "So the festival app actually provides map of the festi- val footprint," said Lynn Williams, festival co-chairman. "You can click on the different icons to tell you what is going on in a particular place — like where the restrooms are; where the ATMs are; what's the schedule on each of the entertainment stages; what's the schedule on the News-Argus Corner." The app can be downloaded from the North Carolina Pickle Festival's new webpage. The Pickle Trail also will be available on the app. It will be publicized by signs and with handouts that will be available at the information booth on North Center Street. "You can kind of identify things locations throughout the festival that has things pickle related," Mrs. Williams said. "A lot of it is food. Of course we want to have the location of the Mt. Olive Pickle booth for free pickles." It also will point out the locations where festivalgoers can try pickle- flavored popcorn or snow cones or where people can participate in the pickle-packing challenge. "The Pickle Trail is just a way to highlight and promote the things that make our festival unique from every other festival, and of course, that is the pickles," she said. "We will promote all things pickle related." The app and festival brochure are being sponsored by First South Bank. "We just thought it was a really cool way because there is so much that goes on dur- ing the day at the North Carolina Pickle Festival, it really can be hard to get it all in," Mrs. Williams said. That is par- ticularly true if people are trying to catch specific shows or performances throughout the day, she said. The app is just a way to put the festival into a festivalgoers' phones. "It kind of allows you to plan your day to make sure you get all of the things that you want to take in for the festival," Mrs. Williams said. The new webpage offers easier page navigation, highlighting indi- vidual festival events and featuring many more pictures and images. The site, www.ncpicklefest.org, also provides greater visibility for sponsors and festival news, and it creates a festival "voice" with a blog. The N.C. Pickle Festival worked with BG Digital Group in Morehead City to develop the new website and hosting. "We are so excited about the new (web) site," said Julie Beck said, festival co-chairman and president of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce. "It enables us to better show off the festival, and to really give a flavor of what it is all about." It will also offer greater convenience for those wishing to participate in festival events. Signs at the festival will have a QR code that when scanned will take the phone directly to the festival website. The festival is sponsored by the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, go to www.ncpicklefest.org or con- tact the Chamber office at 919-658-3113. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Mount Olive Pickle Festival — 43 DILLIGHTFUL APP N.C. Pickle Festival goes modern New phone app will help you navigate the downtown area and take you on the Pickle Trail. PICKLE CLUE Take a walk on our new Pickle Trail and find all things pickles — chips, peanuts, snow cones, deep-fried and pickle art and of course, Mt. Olive Pickles. Story by Steve Herring

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