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pickpalooz0912.jpegThe First Annual Picklepalooza is nearly upon us! On Sunday September 30th, from 12 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., pickle-lovers can get their dill on at the Greenwich Village Country Club. Guests will be able to taste a variety of pickles (from traditional sour to kosher), as well as pickle-inspired foods like Japanese teriyaki pickle balls.

You know what really heightens any "palooza" experience? Booze. So for that, they'll be offering up PBR and pickleback shots. Just don't have too many before taking part in the pickle eating contest that's on the schedule.

Get your $30 tickets right here. And remember what they say in the pickle biz: "With every crunch this will be a pickle parade your mouth will never forget!"

And this should hold you over to National Pickle Day, which doesn't take place until November.