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So how many pickles can you eat in five minutes?

Up to 12 contestants will find out at this year’s N.C. Pickle Festival Saturday, April 28. The contest, in its second year, will take place at high noon at The News Argus Corner, located at the intersection of Center and East James streets. Winners in the men’s and women’s categories will receive a trophy, $30 cash, and bragging rights – at least until next year.

If you are interested in participating, call the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce at 919-658-3113 or email your interest at president@mountolivechamber.com.

The contest is designed for adults 18 and over, and the field is limited to 12 contestants. For complete contest details and how to enter, click here.

The contest features Mt. Olive whole Kosher Dills in the gallon jar, by the way. Just Dill-licious.

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