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2018 NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 2018
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August 1, 2018  Outer Banks Watermelon Festival
Nag's Head, North Carolina
Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Flight Foundation for the Annual Watermelon Festival. We’ll have tons of fun activities for kids and parents like: the dunk tank, inflatable obstacle course, watermelon seed spitting distance contests, pie eating contests, music, and of course, tons of watermelon! Proceeds benefit the Wright Flight Foundation, helping students achieve their academic goals.

August 1-4, 2018  33rd Annual NC Watermelon Festival
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Enjoy a complimentary slice of the State’s finest melons in Historic Murfreesboro, NC! ! Be sure to come out and be a part of the festivities.

August 10-12, 2018 - Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning Can Festival
Hendrsonville, North Carolina
Oskar Blues REEB Ranch.  The Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest is an outdoor music-soaked celebration of craft beer in a can, featuring beer sampling, spectator sports, The Beer Relay race, and live music  with all proceeds benefitting CAN'd Aid Foundation.

August 11, 2018  Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Raleigh, North Carolina

August 11-12, 2018 - 40th Annual Sourwood Festival
Black Mountain, North Carolina
The sourwood tree and our lovely honey bees provide our area with very tasty local sourwood honey. At this annual street festival you can browse the arts and crafts of hundreds of vendors, see honey bee demonstrations, sample festival food and participate in a 5K run.  Attendance: 30,000.
 

 

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

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August 12-13, 2017 - Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
The annual event will include an all-day street dance, fireworks, food & craft vendors, carnival, beer & wine garden, karaoke contest, parade and shrimp peeling & cooking contests.  Attendance: 10,000.

 

August 21-27, 2017  Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
Raleigh, North Carolina
Participating restaurants will offer delectable, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $21 or $31 per person, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). As a special amenity to downtown employees and other daytime downtown visitors, some restaurants will be offering $5 and $10 lunch specials during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week only!

August 24-26, 2017 - 32nd Annual Winterville Watermelon Festival
Winterville, North Carolina
Watermelon Eating Contest, Seed Spitting Contests, Watermelon Roll, Youth Events, Concerts.

August 27, 2017  Organicfest - Asheville, North Carolina
Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville  A celebration of everything organic, sustainable and green. Live Music; Organic Eats; Free Cooking Classes; Samplings & Giveaways; Organic & Green Vendors; Natural Arts & Crafts; Free Family Fun; KIds Parade; and more...
 

 

2016 NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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August 1-1, 2016 - Fountain Peanut Festival - Fountain, North Carolina
It is with great regret that we announce that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we will not be having the Fountain Peanut Festival in 2016. At this time we are uncertain of the future of the festival.

 

 

2015 NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS and SHOWS: LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

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August 14-15, 2015 - Fountain Peanut Festival
Fountain, North Carolina
It is with great regret that we announce that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we will not be having the Fountain Peanut Festival this year. At this time we are uncertain of the future of the festival.

August 22, 2015 - Elderberry Festival - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The event offers an opportunity to learn about the benefits of elderberrries and growing them as a commercial crop. Enjoy two days of live music. Camping is available. 31 Bands, Many arts and craft vendors, Food Trucks, Workshop Stage and Special Children’s area.
 

 

2014 NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS and SHOWS: LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

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August 21-24 & 28-31, 2014 - Uniquely Local Food Crawl
Haywood, North Carolina
The only thing better than reaping the tasty rewards of another bountiful harvest season in the Great Smoky Mountains is sharing every delicious bite with visitors and locals alike!  Buy Haywood is proud to announce our 'Uniquely Local Food Crawl' as the premier culinary event of the summer season!  Sample Haywood’s fresh “Farm to Table” flavors! A “Farm to Table” Epicurean Adventure - from innovative small plates to homegrown libations!  Participating 'Farm to Table' partners create specialty menu items.  Over the two long weekends, the event will crisscross Haywood County, North Carolina, highlighting the rich farming & agricultural heritage of the community while offering a variety of epicurean adventures.
 

 

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

events waiting for new dates

August 24, 2013  Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting
Asheville, North Carolina
WNC Magazine. The Signature Event of the Festival! More than 75 wineries, restaurants, and food producers. Experience the diverse culinary offerings of Western North Carolina and regional, national, & international wineries. WNC Chefs Challenge.
 

 

2012 NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 2012
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS and SHOWS: LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

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August 3-4, 2012  9th Annual Mountain Materfest - Canton, No. Carolina
Enjoy a huge car show, horse and buggy rides, wide variety of craft and food vendors, kids' area and the main stage area full of music and dancers. And of course, a lot of tomatoes for sale.

August 11, 2012  Twin City Taps  - - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Celebrating North Carolina's craft beers, the event will be held at the BB&T Ballpark. Admission includes beer samples & commemorative cup.

 

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