U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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JULY 4, 2017 - 4TH OF JULY
U.S. Independence Day
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 28-29, 2017
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Cary, North Carolina
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.
July 1-5, 2016 Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion
Denton, North Carolina
The greatest steam, gas, and antique farm equipment show in the Southeastern U.S. with entertainment, pageant, and lots of good ol' country cooking.
July 9, 2016 15th Annual North Carolina Blackberry Festival
Lenoir, North Carolina
In Caldwell County, blackberries are a part of every day life – children beg to go pick from the wild berries lining every bank and mothers take what isn’t eaten during the day for cobblers. Summer fun for all visitors--music, pageant, blackberry eating & recipe contests and children's activities. BAKERS WANTED! You and/or your organization are invited to be a part of our community effort to create the World's Largest Patchwork of Blackberry Cobbler by baking and delivering one or more cobblers to the event. All supplies (berries, flour, sugar, margarine, pan & simple recipe) are provided except one cup of milk and your baking expertise. (also: www.caldwellcochamber.org )
July 15-16, 2016 Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning Can Festival
Brevard, North Carolina
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.
July 15-16, 2016 Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, a wings contest, public tastings, live bluegrass, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, craft vendors, BBQ equipment and supplies vendors, local food vendors, a 5K run, a kids play-area, and much, much more!
July 16, 2016 North Carolina Peach Festival - Candor, North Carolina
Featuring peach cooking contest, peach ice cream, musical entertainment, games & rides for the kids, 5K run, helicopter rides and sky diving exhibition.
July 16, 2016 Ridgeway Cantalope Festival - Ridgeway, North Carolina
Celebrating the community's fruit farming heritage every third Saturday in July with music, food and more. Cantaloupe, Brunswick Stew, Hot Dogs, Festival Refreshments and Foods. Historical Displays, Kiddie Rides, Horse back rides, and Arts and Crafts vendors. Local Entertainment!
July 22-23, 2016 Smokin’ in the Valley - WNC BBQ Festival
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
With up to 40 Cookers, this is a Barbecue (BBQ) Cooking Competition & Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned event. On Fri. night, there is a local restaurant competition where you can be the judge! Saturday afternoon, visit the “Tastin’ Tent” to sample competitors’ entries. Daily features include arts & crafts, a kid’s corner, entertainment & beverage sales, including beer & wine.
July 22-24, 2016 - N.C. Watermelon Festival - Fair Bluff
Fair Bluff, North Carolina
The annual fest includes entertainment, food court, contests, arts and crafts, car show, parade and children's area.
July 11-13, 2014 Carolina West Ribfest - Fletcher, North Carolina
A world class professional barbecue competition with chefs from all over the country. Top name live entertainment, carnival, arts & crafts, exhibits and car shows.
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