Iowa Attractions July 05, 2018
You Won’t Want To Miss This Pickle-Themed Fair In Small Town Iowa
Every small town in Iowa is known for something. Le Mars is the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Gunder is home to the state’s best (and biggest!) hamburgers. And the small town of Walker is known for their summer festival featuring, well, a whole bunch of pickles! This year, the Walker Pickle Days will be held July 26 – 28, 2018.
Walker, Iowa puts on a pickle festival that rivals some of the best in the world during their Walker Pickle Days
The highlight of the event might be the 5k! Participants get their own limited-edition, pickle themed shirt thats designed by the community year after year.
Local businesses embrace Pickle Days, often participating or sponsoring the event with pickle related decor of their own!
One of the most fun events is the pickle eating contest! After trying dozens of varities throughout the day, can you scarf down a few more? Your prize will be.... a giant jar of pickles!
Along with pickle eating contests and the Miss Sweet and Mr. Dill contests, you will find plenty of family friend activities, live entertainment, a tractor pull, and a few games and contests.
On Saturday evening, the pickle parade lets Iowans show off their patriotic displays, classic cars, and pickle-themed floats!
You can find the full schedule for Walker Pickle Days
on the event website, here. If pickles aren’t quite your thing, check out this list of 11 Can’t Miss Iowa Festivals That Show You The Heart Of The Hawkeye State and plan to attend at least one great Iowa festival this summer!