CHASE — The fifth annual Chase Pickle Festival kicks off today with a corn hole tournament from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chase Creek Smokehouse. The events continue on Friday with the pickle pageant. There are 11 young contestants ages 5 through 9 competing for the crown. The pageant begins at at 7 p.m. on the patio of Chase Creek Smokehouse.
“The pageant theme is favorite book characters, and children will come dressed as that,” said event coordinator Heather Streicher. “Kids will be judged on creative appearance, their charm during the event, overall appearance and attitude. The 2016 Pickle Prince and Princess will pass their crown to the new winners.”