2018 NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS and SHOWS: LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2017 - 2014 - 2011)
May 31-June 2, 2018 Annual Gourd Artists Gathering - Cherokee, North Carolina
June 2, 2018
Triad of NC Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
June 2, 2018
Beer City Beer Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
The Asheville Brewers Alliance teams up with the folks from Brewgrass for the festival to be held in downtown Asheville at Roger Mcguire Green.
June 2, 2018 12th Annual Livermush Festival - Marion, North Carolina
The Official State of North Carolina Spring LiverMush Festival. Celebrates the omnipresent North Carolina food staple livermush, which is traditionally made from pig liver, head parts, cornmeal, pepper and sage. The mixture is made into a loaf and fried. It is closely related to another Southern dish, scrapple, which is made from meat broth and cornmeal. The event includes a Best Dressed Pig Contest and the popular Livermush Toss, music and a livermush cooking contest.
June 2, 2018 Troutacular Trout Festival - Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Events for the festival include fishing and wildlife vendors and exhibits, Trout Unlimited, trout fishing, children's activities, local crafters and, of course, food!
June 2, 2018 Spirits of Summer - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Spirits Of Summer Presented By Texas Pete takes place in the streets of Downtown Winston-Salem and features the best wines, beers, music, and local restaurants in the region. North Carolina wineries will be offering tastings and purchase of their harvest. Beer lovers also find their niche at the festival as several North Carolina craft Breweries will be on-site offering tastings and purchases of their brews. Local Winston-Salem Restaurants will also be on-site cooking up their best menu items in the Restaurant Pavilion for festival goers to purchase and enjoy.
Live Music will be performed throughout the day – the big stage will be located in front of Foothills Brewing – and local chefs will be performing chef demos while educating about food and wine and beer pairings throughout the day at the Lowes Foods Demo Tent. This event offers a total experience that highlights the North Carolina wine & beer industry as well as the Winston-Salem food industry in a fun and festive setting. This festival is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
June 7-10, 2018 14th Annual Twin City RibFest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Hot Ribs, Cool Music. A combination of national BBQ purveyors competing for awards and customers, and quality entertainment.
June 7-10, 2018 Annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin
Lincolnton, North Carolina
The Hog Happenin' is a regional bike fest and Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned North Carolina State Championship Barbeque Cook-off that brings motorcycle and barbeque lovers together in downtown Lincolnton. While there are many hog events throughout North Carolina, Lincolnton was the first to combine the animal with the mechanical.
June 8-10, 2018 Annual Taste of Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina
Enjoy delicious food while you stroll along Tryon Street visiting local & national sponsors. The festival offers entertainment that is enjoyable for all ages.
June 14-17, 2018 Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival
Franklin, North Carolina
A day of Scottish Fun, Food, Fashion, Music, Dancers, Games, Clans, Border Collie Demonstrations, Crafters, Contiunous Entertainment and Culture for the whole family! Held annually on Father's Day weekend.
June 15-16, 2018 15th Annual NC Blueberry Festival
Burgaw, North Carolina
Enjoy some of the area's finest entertainment, artisans nestled around the courthouse square, antique cars lining the streets, food vendors serving up an array of delicacies and of course the Festival's main attraction Blueberries! Attendance: 30,000.
June 15-16, 2018 7th Annual Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pig Fest
Apex, North Carolina
Historic Apex, a community situated at the highest point on the Chatham Railroad between Richmond, VA and Jacksonville FL, hosts the KCBS sactioned BBQ competition. Teams from all over the country will compete for prize money cooking chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pork. Attendance: 10,000.
June 23-24, 2018 Knotts Island Peach Festival
Knotts Island, North Carolina
An annual celebration of the agricultural community on Knotts Island with food & craft vendors, entertainers, displays, peaches and more peaches! (also: knottsislandonline.com/ )
June 30-July 4, 2018 48th Annual 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.