Dillsburg, Pennsylvania: Pickle Man Statue (Gone)

An old tree stump carved into a Dillsburg welcome mascot -- a humanoid larger-than-life pickle with top hat, on top of a barrel. Eventually rotted. Dillsburg drops a giant pickle every New Year's Eve.

Directions:
SR 4026/Harrisburg St. and Harrisburg Pike.
Hours:
April 2016: Pickle gone.
Status:
Gone

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Pickle Man Statue

We stopped to see the Pickle Man today, but all that was left was his barrel. Not sure if he was taken in for the winter or if he broke. It looked like his feet were still attached to the barrel.

[Laura, 02/14/2016]

The Pickle Man of Dillsburg.

Pickle Man Statue

Pickle Man is an old peanut painted green, in the home of the original dill pickle!

[Anthony B, 04/09/2012]

He does resemble a rogue Mr. Peanut a bit. While any connection to Dillsburg or its founder, Matthew Dill, to the invention of the dill pickle is coincidental, the town does drop a festive giant pickle each New's Years Eve.

Pickle Ambassador of Dillsburg.

Pickle Man Statue

Sweet or dill?

[Sarah & Tom, 01/04/2012]

The ambassador of Dillsburg friendship.

Pickle Man.

Pickle Man Statue

Hey, a big wooden pickle man. He's standing outside, along the street.

[Steve, 02/06/2011]

Pickle Man, apparently carved in place from an old tree stump, is wacky, yet courtly enough to tip his top hat to newcomers. He also grasps a walking stick, as if just returned from the Pennsylvania wilderness to his homey Dillsburg barrel.


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