Pickles Gap Village

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Pickles Gap Village is a tourist destination on U.S. Highway 65 just north of Conway, Arkansas. The village takes its name from an incident where a German immigrant upended a wagon full of pickles while crossing the local creek.

Pickles Gap was originally known as Adams Novelties in the 1970s. Adams Novelties was owned by Will Adams. Adams and local artisans made wooden crafts, toys, and games. Adams eventually opened a general store to sell the products. He also opened a petting zoo called Kiddie Land. The village shut down except for a real estate office at one point, but then reopened.

Today Pickles Gap makes fudge at the Pickle Barrel Fudge Factory. There is a store called Mack's Knife Shop. An antique shop on site since 1997 is called Precious Memories. Gridley's Barbecue and Gina's Jewel restaurants are now closed.

Pickles Gap is owned by Harold Helton and Bill Helton.


  • Patty Delano, Off the Beaten Path Arkansas: A Guide to Unique Places, (Globe Pequot, 2006), 212.
  • Leroy Donald, "Everybody's Business," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 22, 2009.

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