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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boston Pickle Fair?

The Boston Pickle Fair is all about celebrating our favorite fermented things, pickles, Kimchi, Kraut, Veggies and whatever else tickles your fancy! Our hoedown style festival is a jam packed day filled with outdoor music, games, contests, vendors letting their brines shine, and so much more.

When and where is the fair?

The fair is Saturday, June 22nd at The Innovation and Design Building located on Drydock Ave in the Boston Seaport. The day is broken up into two sessions with separate tickets.

Morning Session: 10:30AM-1:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:30-5:30PM

What's the dill with the Home Pickling Competition?

Think you’re a big dill? Put your your best brine forward for the Boston Pickle Fair home pickling competition to claim ultimate victory as Boston’s best pickler!

Last year, we had some amazing canned creations with the winner serving up some pickled watermelon rinds to our panel of judges including Christie Morrison from America’s Test Kitchen, Jeremy Ogusky of Boston Ferments, and food writer Drew Starr.

Think you will be the briny boss of 2019? To put your pickles to the test, just complete this form!

Please note: The home pickling competition will take place in the morning session only. Please make sure to purchase the correct ticket if you’re participating!


How much are tickets and what does it cover?

A limited supply of early bird tickets will be released on April 18 at 11AM. Early bird tickets are $15 and available while supplies last. General admission tickets will go on sale on Thursday, April 25 at 11AM and cost $20. This year, children under 5 years old may enter for FREE.

The ticket cost covers entrance and access to samples, live music, and games! Additional food and beverages will be available to purchase.

Is this event dog friendly?
This year, only service dogs will be allowed at the Boston Pickle Fair
Will vendors accept cash or card?

All vendors will accept credit card but it would be wise to bring some cash with you as there is no ATM on property!

What's Is The Parking Situation?
In addition to limited street parking, there is a parking garage at VPNE Parking Terminal:
12 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210.
Can I Take the T ?

Silver Line — Take SL2 to Drydock Ave @ Design Center Place

Route #4 — North Station to South Station to Innovation and Design Building.

Route #7 — City Point to Downtown Crossing, connects to South Station and South Boston via Summer Street.

21-23-25 Drydock Ave
Boston Seaport

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