Babies Become Salty Snacks During Pittsburgh's Annual Pickle Festival

Newborns were dressed in little pickle outfits to celebrate "Pickleburgh," Pittsburgh's annual pickle festival.
Newborns were dressed in little pickle outfits to celebrate "Pickleburgh," Pittsburgh's annual pickle festival. (UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital)

Picklesburgh, Pittsburgh's yearly food festival dedicated to the controversial treat, saw plenty of wild antics, including a pickle juice drinking contest and strange food combinations like a pickled chicken pretzel and a split pickle in a cone.

But the tiny newborns at the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital celebrated in a sweet way.

Nurses dressed the babies up as little pickles, complete with knitted green onesies and caps.

"Having a baby can be pretty stressful and having the ability to enjoy these festivals that we have here really lightens the mood and increases the patient experience," Chris Vistas, the hospital’s director of hospitality and operations, said in a statement.

The hospital explained the cute photo-opportunity was also a humorous spin on a pregnant mom’s stereotypical craving – pickled anything.

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