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Announcing our exciting 2018 entertainment line-up!
Check back frequently for updates.


Friday, April 27, 2018
The TAZZ Band from 7-9 p.m.

TAZZ is a local band consisting of members Daryl Langston, Dennis Langston, Keith Pelletier, Eddie Gray, Glenn Lee, Ken Mercer and Robert Wiggins. The majority of this group has been making music together since the 1980’s. These guys are doing what they love by entertaining crowds at festivals and other venues in surrounding cities such as Benson, Wilson, Castalia, Greenville, Little Washington, Grifton, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, Swansboro and more. TAZZ is known for their exceptional song selections of, old and new, Blues, Rock and Roll, Country, Funk, and Beach Music that are certain to bring back memories and keep you on your feet.

Main Stage Entertainment

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Rowlette-Green from 9-11 a.m. (80’s)

The Breeze Band from 11:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (Beach)

The Breeze Band

On July 4, 1980, a group of talented musicians from eastern North Carolina set out on a journey that would ultimately take them throughout the Southeastern United States, gain them thousands of devoted fans, see them inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame, earning 5 CAMMY Awards and establish them as one of beach music’s all-time best— The Breeze Band.

The Breeze Band’s signature sound, featuring tight vocal harmonies, polished brass and rhythm sections, along with state-of-the-art sight and sound system enables them to perform a varied list of well-known and original songs from genres including beach, soul, R&B, and the classics. See them perform at the 2018 North Carolina Pickle Festival.

Ultimate Rock Band from 1:40-3:40 p.m. (Rock)

Ultimate Rock Machine

Rivermist from 4-6 p.m. (Classic Rock/ Variety/ Pop)


Greg Adair- Drums, Backing Vocals
Tony Harrison- Bass
Allen Pier – Lead and Backing Vocals/ Keyboards
Doug Bass- Keyboard/ Lead and Backing Vocals
Cliff Bender- Lead Guitar

Rivermist was formed in July 2014 in Fayetteville, NC. The band is collaboration of musicians that have been playing in and around the Fayetteville area for more than twenty years. Rivermist’s love of audience appeal, along with the desire to preserve a genre of music familiar to their roots, is what sparked the formation of the group. “RIVERMIST” is primarily a Classic Rock/ Variety party band, and were voted 2016 Best Local Band by “Fayetteville Observer’s Reader’s Choice.” Also, have been voted 2017 Best Local Band by “Up And Coming Magazine.” Rivermist is currently booking well into 2018 in the Carolinas and Virginia. Their shows are relaxed; however intensively performed as only professionally driven musicians will give. They realize success will always be judged by their fans. Rivermist’ harmonies, as well as the musicianship, is something that needs to be experienced. The shows are also energetic, so booking Rivermist at your venue would definitely make it a more exciting event.

“Like” them at www.facebook.com/rivermistband
Contact email rivermistband@gmail.com or 910-797-7140 cell
Fan shared videos available at YouTube

The Mount Olive Tribune Dancers Stage
(On the grass at North Center Street)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

9:00 – 10:00 am – Tippy Toes Dance Studio
10:00 – 10:45 am – The Arts Company of Faison
10:45 – 11:00 am – Desiree Autrey’s Academy
11:00 – 11:15 am – NC Pickle Princess Court
11:15 – 11:30 am – Miss Goldsboro/ Outstanding Teen
11:30 am – 12:30 pm –  Ms Robins Academy of Dance
12:30 – 12:45 pm – Miss Duplin County/Outstanding Teen
12:45 – 12:50 pm – Megan Casey & Kaitlyn Taylor
12:50 – 12:55 pm  Miss Spring Creek, Alexis Dean
1:00 – 1:05 pm Wilson’s Outstanding Teen, Cassie Scott
1:05 – 1:15 pm Montgomery Lanier, 2017 North Carolina Poultry Jubilee Young Miss & McKinley Lanier, NCOLM Majestic Miss
1:15 – 1:30 pm – Princess of NC State Court
1:30 – 2:00 pm – Alyssa Britt Band
2:00 – 3:00 pm – OPEN
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Neil Smith and Michelle Leigh
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Zeal Band

Pickle Festival PRAISE STAGE Line Up

Saturday Apr 28th, 2018

9:30 am – Jerry Strickland
10:30 am – Randy Cashwell
11:30 am Anew Worship
12:45 pm – MOFPHC Praise Band
2:00 pm – Kingdom Builders
3:30 pm – Theodore Chestnutt
4:30 pm – One Accord



  • NC Pickle Festvial

    123 N. Center Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365

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Southeast Tourism Society has named the North Carolina Pickle Festival as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for April 2018. This is the first time that
The NC Pickle Festival is an event thousands look forward to year after year! The event has so much to offer, which is what draws in such large, diverse crowds.