Version Six

Bill Gnade

Paul Kohler, lead singer of Version Six of Keene, belts out a Rolling Stones hit during last year’s Winchester Pickle Festival while drummer Chuck Mobilia and bassist John Roberts keep the rhythm. Version Six is slated to return to the festival Saturday.

WINCHESTER — The town’s yearly pickle-palooza returns Saturday with a full lineup of musical performances, contests and other activities.

And, of course, there will be no shortage of vinegary victuals.

The 21st Annual Winchester Pickle Festival will kick off downtown with a parade at 10 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m, according to an event flier. Activities include pictures with Mr. Pickle and a pickle-eating contest — both at the gazebo, at noon and 1 p.m., respectively. The free festival’s second annual antique car show will be in the parking lot of the E.L.M.M. Community Center, with prizes to be awarded at 11 a.m. And starting at 3 p.m. will be the Mount Pisgah Cow Plop contest, with a $1,000 grand prize.

The festival will also feature a canning contest for best-appearing home-canned pickles and best-appearing home-canned pickled item.

More information about the festival can be found on Facebook and at