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2017 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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

March 29-April 5, 2017  Encore's Wilmington Restaurant Week - North Carolina
March 31-April 9, 2017  8th Annual Charlotte Craft Beer Week - North Carolina


 

April 1, 2017  World Beer Festival
Raleigh - Raleigh, North Carolina
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.

April 7-8, 2017  39th Annual Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, North Carolina
USA's Largest Whole Hog B-B-Q. Two days of food, fun, and springtime celebrations.

April 8, 2017  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 15, 2017 - 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.

April 18-23, 2017  47th 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 19-22, 2017
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 20-23, 2017 - Savor Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
A celebration of wine, craft beer, fine cuisine and entertainment.

April 22, 2017  15th Annual Hickory Hops Brewer's Festival
Hickory, North Carolina
The annual festival will feature the handcrafted beers of over 50 microbreweries.

April 22, 2017  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 22, 2017  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 26-30, 2017  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 29, 2017  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 11 :00 AM  to 8:00 PM

April 29, 2017  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?
 

 

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

April 18, 2016  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Charlotte, North Carolina
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
 

 

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!

April 18, 2015  Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
SORRY! This event has been cancelled for 2016

April 24, 2015  Great Smoky Mountain Trout Fest
Knoxville, North Carolina
The Troutfest Banquet and Auction will take place on Friday night.  Proceeds from this event are donated to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fisheries Department, Friends of the Smokies Fisheries Scholarship Fund or other youth educational conservation projects. The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsors this event as our major fundraiser.
 

 

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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