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2023 North Carolina - January & February 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -   2015)


January 22-24, 2023
61st Annual United States Sweetpotato Convention
Wilmington, North Carolina
The United States Sweet Potato Council is the advocate for the economic well-being of U.S. sweet potato growers.

January 23-29, 2023
Triangle Restaurant Week
Raleigh, North Carolina
A week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants.  During TRW, participating restaurants offer special 2-3 course menu options, a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to indulge in the area’s finest cuisine! No reservations, tickets or passes required.

February 1-3, 2023 - Southern Farm Show - Raleigh, North Carolina
Held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, over 300 exhibiting companies make this event the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia.

February 2-3, 2023  Annual Triangle Wine Experience
Raleigh, North Carolina
A world-world class charity event featuring the iconic wines and sublime foods you crave, like-minded wine fanatics you adore, and luxury auction lots you'll covet. Join us for a weekend of fun and philantrophy.

February 4-5, 2023  Carolina Chocolate Festival
Moorehead City, North Carolina
Celebrating Charity and Chocolate.  All proceeds donated to local charities.

February 14, 2023 - VALENTINE’S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today.

February 18-25, 2023  National FFA Week - Nationwide
The week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

February 22-26, 2023  Annual NWA Convention - Ashville, North Carolina
National Watermelon Association.

February 24-26, 2023  Charlotte Home Remodeling Show
Charlotte, North Carolina
Meet your new customers at the Charlotte Home + Remodeling Show. Qualified homeowners attend the show annually seeking helpful advice, solutions and new products for their next renovation, décor or landscape project.   The Charlotte Home + Remodeling Show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile experts and the latest trends to bring in customers who are ready to move ahead with their home improvement projects.

February 25, 2023  Annual Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Albemarle, North Carolina
Featuring several of North Carolina's finest wineries and vineyards. Take an opportunity to taste some of the best vintages - up close and personal. An excellent chance for learning about today's taste trends or just a great afternoon with Wine & Friends! The event will be jam-packed with entertainment, continuous food and wine sampling.


2018 North Carolina - January & February 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

February 23-25, 2018 - Root Bound - Highlands, North Carolina
Highlands’ popular celebration of Appalachian food, music and culture. Sip, Savor and jam with celebrated chefs, musicians and personalities of Appalachia. James Beard ‘Best Chef Southeast’ semifinalist, Chef John Fleer hosts Friday’s opening night dinner with live music at The Farm at Old Edwards. Saturday is filled with interactive workshops and a keynote “Appalachian Chat” with James Beard awarded author Ronni Lundy and New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn Mccrumb. Artisans and farmers market during Saturday’s lunch at The Bascom. And Saturday night’s multi-chef dinner at The Farm breaks out even more culinary talent with live food stations by Ian Boden of The Shack, Ashley Capps of Buxton Hall Barbecue, Annie Pettry of Decca, John Fleer of Rhubarb and Adam Hayes of Canyon Kitchen. Afterward, Highlands Performing Arts Center sponsors and hosts Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. Sunday Bluegrass Gospel Brunch featuring popular Early Girl Eatery Chef John Stehling with crowd-favorite Denny Trantham. All access passes are now available for purchase at an early-bird price before December 1st.


2017 North Carolina - January & February 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

February 23, 2017  Science of Wine - Durham, North Carolina
Museum of Life + Science. Museum AfterHours programs.  Join us for an elegant evening of fine wine as we examine the science behind your favorite vintages and varieties. We’ve invited local wine sellers, cheese makers and chocolatiers to create this special experience for our science loving wine connoisseurs. Researchers will be on hand to reveal how soil and sun affect color and flavor. Local vendors will hand out samples of cheese and chocolate to perfectly compliment your favorite Cabernet or Chardonnay. Whether you like your wine oaked, opulent, buttery, or bright, this event is sure to tickle your taste buds.  Members: $30 | General Public: $35 | Designated driver: $20 | VIP (includes event admission): $100.


2015 North Carolina: January & February 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

January 11-12, 2015  Stir the Pot with Christopher Kostow
Raleigh, North Carolina
Stir the Pot is on the calendar for 2015! Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, NC, will host Christopher Kostow, chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley, California. Christopher was honored with a James Beard Award in 2013 (Best Chef: West) and his cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine, will be published by Ten Speed Press this fall.  On Sunday night, January 11, Christopher will team up with Ashley’s staff to prepare a five-course meal, served with wine pairings. And on Monday night, January 12, Ashley will host a potluck to thank Christopher for his work.  Tickets for the Sunday night dinner are priced at $150 each and tickets for the Monday potluck supper aret $35 each (plus your promise to bring a dish to share).

February 24-26, 2015 - Small Plate Crawl - Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville Independent Restaurants.  This is an interactive fun event designed to encourage locals to try new restaurants in Asheville. It’s also an opportunity for restaurants to show off their cuisine and Chef’s talent! During this delicious three day event, at the end of February, customers will be rewarded for visiting as many restaurants as they can through fabulous raffle prizes. (also: )



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