2018 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012)
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