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April 6-7, 2018  40th Annual Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, North Carolina
USA's Largest Whole Hog B-B-Q. Two days of food, fun, and springtime celebrations.

April 14, 2018
Loaded Up and Truckin' Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest
Brevard, North Carolina
Loaded Up and Truckin' is a party, a festival, and a competition to showcase this culture. Food trucks push the culinary boundaries by bringing fresh, innovative, and delicious dishes straight to the people. You've seen food trucks near craft breweries, music venues, trailheads and festivals - Loaded Up and Truckin' brings all of this to one place.  At the center of the event is an epic food truck competition – which Oskar Blues has dubbed a Truck-OFF – with more than 15 trucks competing for $2,000 in prize money. The best part of the Truck-OFF? You are the judge. With the purchase of a ‘judges ticket’ for $65, festival-goers will taste a special menu item from each food truck. Then, after stuffing their faces with the best mobile-kitchen creations imaginable, judges vote on which truck deserves to take home the title of “Truck-OFF Grand Champion” plus some cold, hard cash.  Just want to enjoy the day without responsibilities? General admission tickets are available for $30. Every food truck will have a full menu available for purchase, so there are plenty of options to peruse while jammin’ to live music and enjoying a beer.

April 18-21, 2018  Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend,  attracts guest winemakers and winery owners from all over the world and has grown into one of the largest events of its kind in the Southeast.


April 18-22, 2018 - 48th Annual Grifton Shad Festival
Grifton, North Carolina
The Grifton Shad Festival is one of the most time-honored and longest running festivals in all of North Carolina.  Events include the popular Shad Toss, rides, music, dancing, arts and crafts, parade, pet show, flea market, golf tournament, and children's activities

April 20-21, 2018 - Spring Garden Fair - Cherokee, North Carolina
The annual Spring Garden Fair is a great way to get your garden growing with helpful tips and instruction! Attendees can expect vendors, demonstrations, classes, educational materials, door prizes, and much more. Classes will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. You can also purchase seeds, plants, flowers, seedlings, yard art, etc., so come one, come all, and let’s grow together! Admission is free.

April 21, 2018  16th Annual Hickory Hops Brewer's Festival
Hickory, North Carolina
The annual festival will feature the handcrafted beers of over 50 microbreweries.

April 22, 2018  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 25-29, 2018  Beaufort Wine & Food - Beaufort, North Carolina
Blends the best of Beaufort with the expertise of celebrity chefs and some of the best wines from across the globe.

April 28, 2018  Annual North Carolina Pickle Festival
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Eat some pickles. Have fun. See antique cars. Eat some pickles. Take a spin on a carnival ride. Climb a wall. Pet some animals. Eat some pickles. Get your face painted. Buy a T-shirt. Watch the pig races. Eat some pickles. Check out the Harleys. Buy a book. Eat some pickles. Play a round of golf. See the art exhibits. Browse the crafts and food vendors. And did we mention - eat some pickles?

April 28, 2018  Spring Festival at Rocky River Vineyards
Midland, North Carolina
The Spring festival includes local artist, wine tasings and a Fish Fry and ending with great  music from two different bands. The artist will be selling mosaic items, birdbaths, gazing balls, hand beaded jewelry, unique clothing, scarves,gournet canned foods, peach salsa, cranberry pecan spread, purses, sterling silver jewelry, barn wood furniture just to name a few.  The wine tasing will be paired with a few select food items. This event is free enter and open to the public so people come out and enjoy the atmosphere with our great wine. If you are staying for music bring a lawn chair. From 12 :00 AM  to 6:00 PM


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April 16, 2016  Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
SORRY! This event has been cancelled for 2016



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April 18, 2015  Stanly Spring Brew Fest - Albemarle, North Carolina
Celebrate Craft Beer!


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April 18-19, 2014  65th Annual Herring Festival
Jamesville, North Carolina
Festivities include a street dance, vendors, entertainment, classic car cruise-in, parade, egg hunt, and herring dinners.


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April 6, 2013  Pepper's ChiliBrew Fest - Cary, North Carolina
The festival is a great day to breathe in the first breath of spring… you can Heat things up with 10 different kinds of chili and lots of hot sauces. Cool things down with great live music and over 75 of the best craft brews from all over the world.  And don’t forget the bagpipes!  Last year over 3000 people enjoyed our inaugural year…..come see what’s so HOT!


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April 27, 2012  A Ticket to Taste - Wilmington, North Carolina
Spend an evening sampling Burmese and Iraqui cuisine at the second annual event. This fundraiser benefits Interfaith Refugee Mininstry



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