MANSFIELD, TX — When you think St. Patrick’s Day you think green, and what’s greener than a good old fashioned pickle?
And no one knows pickles better than Mansfield: The Pickle Capital of Texas.
Saturday they hosted their annual, Worlds Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza!
“It’s the best! You know how they say, ‘Keep Austin Weird’? Let’s keep Mansfield a little weird, too!” said Kendra Myers.
Yeah and this town’s peculiar passion for pickles was on full display.
The ode to marinated cucumbers brought in everyone from Elvis impersonators to Pet Pig Owners.
“We do parades all over Dallas/Ft. Worth and some in town and out of town, but this is the best!” said Eric Ellis, a member of the World Famous Wheeling Elvi.
And what Pickle Parade would be complete without the Pickle Queens?
“It’s a secret process. It kind of is bestowed upon you. One day you just wake up and you have red hair and a tiara” explained one of the parade’s Pickle Queens.
So yeah it may seem like one of Texas’ strangest traditions, but as far as we can tell, Pickles and St. Paddy’s go like peas in a pod.