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2019 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2018  -  2016  -  2015  -  20142013  -  2012)


 

March 29-April 7, 2019
10th Annual Charlotte Craft Beer Week
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

April 5, 2019
Culinary Stars And Whispering Angel Dinner
Highlands, North Carolina
Some of the most popular women of taste come together at The Farm for a celebration of spring sips and flavors. Chefs Sarah Steffan of “The Dogwood” at Blackberry Farm, Whitney Otawka of “The Greyfield Inn” on Cumberland Island and Chef Jessica Gamble of “KR Steakbar” in Atlanta will create a powerhouse of flavors in this unique event. Paul Chevalier (former winemaker of Champagne Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay) will lead you through the rosé Lifestyle of Saint-Tropez with Château D'Esclans as he presents his distinctive rosés, including the global favorite, Whispering Angel.  It all kicks off with a cocktail hour in the barn, and then moves into the barn pavilion for an evening of live entertainment, a perfectly paired dinner from talented chefs, wine education and fun camaraderie.  $165 per person. Exclusive of taxes and gratuities. Limited seating.  Call 828-787-2635 or 828-787-2620 to book.

April 5-6, 2019 - 41st Annual Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, North Carolina
USA's Largest Whole Hog B-B-Q. Two days of food, fun, and springtime celebrations.

April 6, 2019  Beer & Bacon Fest - Cary, North Carolina
The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure…..paired with the food of the Gods: BACON. Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines paired with delicious bacon dishes.  Over 2 tons of gourmet bacons from all over the country will be griddled on-site. The VIP Deck will host specialty tastes and beers throughout the day. The Main Stage will host live music all day along with a Butchering 101 class.  All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more!  Attendance: 5,000.

April 10-14, 2019  49th 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 13, 2019
15th Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
Celebrating local farmers, millers and bakers – the first of its kind in the Southeast -- will feature the talents of five of the most respected bakers in the United States: Lionel Vatinet, Didier Rosada, Peter Reinhart, Dominique Homo, and Harry Peemoeller. This event offers an opportunity for bread enthusiasts and professional bakers to break bread together, to improve their baking skills, share ideas, and network within the artisan bread community.

April 13, 2019  The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Cary, North Carolina
Join us for our annual Bacchanalian faimily day of fun. Over 220 Wines, Over 20 Wineries, Great Live Music and Wonderful Food and Crafts.

April 13, 2019  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 20, 2019  Sweet Treats of the Carolinas Festival
Marion, North Carolina
The sweetest festival in Western North Carolina is in downtown Marion, covering several blocks of the iconic small town Main Street. In addition to a hundred varieties of donuts, cupcakes, cookies and other pastries, find 150 vendors with crafts, local goods, games and savory food. Burn off some calories with a 5K. Hours are 10 AM-3 PM, and admission is free.

April 22, 2019  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 24-27, 2019  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 24-28, 2019 - 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 27, 2019  17th Annual Hickory Hops Brewer's Festival
Hickory, North Carolina
The annual festival will feature the handcrafted beers of over 50 microbreweries.

April 27, 2019  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.

April 30-May 4, 2019  NC Strawberry Festival
Chadbourn, North Carolina
Celebrate Chadbourn's claim as the "Strawberry Capital of the World"--a traditional family event for over 75 years. Come join in the fun with a parade, pageant queens, live entertainment, bands, clowns, hot air baloons, and strawberry shortcake galore.
 

2018 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

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.
 

 

2016 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

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

 

 

2015 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

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

 

2014 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

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.
 

 

2013 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

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!
 

 

2012 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

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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