Berrien Springs Pickle Festival returns after 16-year hiatus

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.— After a 16-year hiatus, the Berrien Springs Pickle Festival will return on July 4.

The Village of Berrien Springs, the Berrien Springs Community Library and the Berrien County Historical Association announced the festival's return on Monday.

The festival on July 4 kicks off with two different events, a breakfast and a 5K.

Guests can join the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Fire Department at the Public Safety Building at 4583 Snow Road for a breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The inaugural “In a Pickle 5K” race will start at 8 a.m. The race route will be announced at a later date. Runners can pre-register online or register the day of the event.

The festival will start on the grounds of the History Center at Courthouse Square and the Berrien Springs Community Library at 10 a.m.

Contests such as big wheel racing, the famous pickle fling, and even pickle decorating will be held.

Food, craft and business vendors will be set up on the museum grounds.

There will be a special pickle-themed tasting room inside of the 1839 Courthouse.

The 4th of July Parade will begin at 4 p.m. The route will go down Ferry Street. A fireworks show will be held at dusk.

For more information about the festival, visit its Facebook page.

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