World Famous Hollywood Café in Tunica, Mississippi Celebrates 50 Years with Delta Pickle Festival August 17

August 08, 2019

Pickle Fest 2019 benefits the Tunica Museum and will include arts and crafts vendors, fried pickles, scavenger hunt, pickle contest, and a VIP celebration


MEMPHIS, TENN.,August 8, 2019 – The delta dining establishment immortalized in Marc Cohn’s hit song, “Walking in Memphis,” is turning 50 years old and celebrating by honoring a long-time staple of the restaurant, the fried pickle, with Pickle Fest on Saturday, August 17. Portions of proceeds from Pickle Fest will benefit the Tunica Museum.


Pickle Fest is free to attend and will take place at Hollywood Café just 30 minutes south of Memphis at 1585 Old Commerce Rd in Tunica/Robinsonville, Mississippi. Pickle Fest 2019 will include arts and crafts vendors, fried pickles served all day, a scavenger hunt, a pickle contest, and a VIP celebration.


“We are excited to celebrate The Hollywood Café’s 50th anniversary by hosting Pickle Fest 2019 at their historical restaurant,” said Hal Downing, board member of Pickle Fest 2019. “We invite everyone to come out, and enjoy arts and crafts by local vendors, delicious food, contests, and great music while benefiting Tunica Museum.”


There is still time to sign up to be a sponsor or an arts and crafts vendor for Pickle Fest 2019. Those interested in being a sponsor or a vendor can contact Bill Lee 662-357-5467 or can download the forms at this link:


Detailed information about each event is listed below.


Pickle Fest 2019 Scavenger Hunt:

Tunica Museum

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Camera is required)


  • First place – Two VIP tickets & one t-shirt
  • Second place – One VIP ticket & one t-shirt
  • Third place – One t-shirt


Pickle Fest 2019 Pickle Contest:

All entries must be submitted by 9 a.m. on the back porch of The Hollywood Café.


$10 per entry; each entry must submit an entry form.


  1. Best Cucumber Pickle
  2. Best Unique Pickled Item


  • First place – One t-shirt and $25 gift card to The Hollywood Café
  • Second place – One t-shirt $10 gift card to The Hollywood Café
  • Third place – One t-shirt


First, second, and third place prizes awarded in each category. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. at The Hollywood Café


VIP Celebration:

Food buffet including coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Hollywood Café


Live music by Mark “The Mule Man” Massey


$50 per person – limited tickets


Adult beverages are not included


  • Buffet 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Music 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


The Hollywood Café Online:




Pickle Fest 2019 Online:


About The Hollywood Café:

The Hollywood Café is a unique taste of the traditional Mississippi Delta untainted by time. Customers enjoy Southern delicacies such as catfish, hush puppies, and possibly the best hamburger ever to be served.

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