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

(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2008)


November 2-4, 2017
25th Annual North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival
Whiteville, North Carolina
The NC Pecan Harvest Festival celebrates the annual harvest of the pecan crop as well as showcasing arts & entertainment both local and regional.  Held in historic downtown Whiteville and anchored at the NC Museum of Forestry. The festival includes a parade, antique car show, antique train exhibit and FREE activities for children including inflatables and a train ride!

November 3-4, 2017 - North Carolina Poultry Jubilee
Rose Hill, North Carolina
The North Carolina Poultry Jubilee is a celebration of an industry, a people, and a way of life that helps keep North Carolina economically strong and a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

November 4, 2017  15th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest
Statesville, North Carolina
Come and join us for the annual festival with three stages of entertainment, over 60 art & craft exhibitors, a variety of tantalizing food booths, cornhole tournament, 5K run, skateboard races, rides and activities such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin pie eating contest.

November 4-5, 2017 - 76th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina Gourd Society.  This year's theme: 'Under the Sea.'  Gourds from around the world and from our own backyards. Displays of historic and exotic gourds. Meet crafters and growers who can teach you how to turn a moldy gourd straight from the garden into an object of lasting beauty. On sale will be gourds, gourd craft, supplies and seeds.


November 11, 2017
Ashville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Ashville, North Carolina
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Featuring 25+ local (and delicious) food trucks. Also enjoy some of the best regional and national craft beers.

November 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.

November 25-Dec 2, 2017  Winter Wonderland - Franklin, North Carolina
Winter Wonderland is held on the consecutive Saturdays after Thanksgiving.  The holidays are a special time for us in Franklin, North Carolina and we invite you to join with us for this most wonderful time of year during Winter Wonderland!  Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring: living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and inside stores, FREE wagon rides (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from downtown merchants and much more.

December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 15-16, 2017 - Old Fashioned Christmas
Taylorsville, North Carolina
We will be having Ice Skating all day, Polar Express Train rides, Carriage Rides, a Live Nativity, Manger Petting Zoo, Christmas Shopping all day in our Angel Christmas Market, a Winter Wonderland with Santa vacationing here in Taylorsville, NC for the day... before his big trip around the world.


2016 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December

waiting for new dates

November 4-5, 2016  Hog Happnin' - Shelby, North Carolina
Many activities including BBQ competition, entertainment, arts & crafts and car & cycle show.

November 10-20, 2016  Southern Christmas Show
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Park Expo and Conference Center.  Every stop offers magic, shopping and fun. Your journey begins at Olde Towne with tall trees, tempting treats, tiny houses, and toe-tapping entertainment. Next comes North Carolina wines, Regional artists, Gifts for you and yours.  It’s Christmas at every turn.

November 17, 2016  Taste of Asheville - Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville’s premiere culinary event is an evening of food, wine and beer tasting with 40+ AIR restaurants, wine sponsors and local brewers This sold-out event is a fundraiser for AIR and it’s programs; including the “Chef’s of Tomorrow” Scholarship at AB Tech and GO! Kitchen Ready.

December 3, 2016  Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Celebration
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh's favorite holiday event!  Experience the merriment and excitement of downtown Raleigh's winter wonderland featuring the Official Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting along with a cornucopia of outdoor festivities, including the new and exciting Taste of Downtown and Gingerbread House Competition!

December 8, 2016  Bull City Holiday Food & Wine Soirée
Durham, North Carolina
A holiday food market and wine tasting with over 25 local producers and businesses sampling and selling their products for holiday meals, parties, gift baskets and more.

December 31, 2016  New Year's Eve Pickle Drop
Mt. Olive, North Carolina
Mt. Olive Pickle Company hosts an annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop, held at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine at 7 p.m. (midnight Greenwich Mean Time.) The celebrations include pickle polka dancing and of course, pickles to crunch on.

December 31, 2016  Clay's Corner Possum Drop
Brasstown, North Carolina
We just want to let you know that we do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to harm the 'possum.  We celebrate in honor of this marsupial!"


2015 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 18-22, 2015 - Music To Your Mouth Festival
Lake James, North Carolina
Music to Your Mouth returns for a ninth helping of tastes, tunes, and tonics. And a completely new style.  We’re flipping the food festival model on its head and getting back to what it means to truly celebrate place and people with the same commitment to amazing food, drinks, and music.  We’ve scoured the south, seeking the best and brightest chefs and artisans. Along the way we discovered new names in Southern cooking, uncovered old-school recipes, and were surprised by both the simplicity and the complexity of the southern food scene.  We’ll invite back some familiar faces, and introduce some new folks to the mix for a memorable weekend no one wants to miss.


2014 North Carolina: November & December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 1, 2014  Raleigh Fall Brew Fest 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Raleigh Fall Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around North Carolina and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors.

November 15, 2014  Bites n' Books Holiday Bazaar
Mooresville, North Carolina
Saint Patrick’s ECW Bites n’ Books Holiday Bazaar, from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm. This annual event is a great way to kick off the holiday season. It will feature a chili cook-off with official judges and popular votes. After the competition, homemade soup and chili will be available for sale by the quart. There will also be a Country Kitchen full of fresh baked goods, local arts and crafts including handmade pottery and soaps, and gently used books for sale. A $1.00 raffle ticket could win you a $75 signed and numbered Cotton Ketchie print. Lunch will be available for $4.00, including a choice of soup, drink and cookie. Make plans to join the fun and get a jump on your holiday shopping. All proceeds benefit community outreach projects.

November 19, 2014
22nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition & Display
Asheville, North Carolina
The time has finally arrived for the Annual National Gingerbread House Competition!  After the judging and the awards ceremony are over, the display will be set up throughout the hotel and will be open for viewing from November 19th through January 1, 2015.

November 21-23, 2014
Big Eastern Regional Barista Competition & Brewers Cup 2014
Durham, North Carolina
An event presented by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America.  Join Counter Culture Coffee & Dallis Bros. Coffee at The Cotton Room for 3 days of coffee competitions featuring top baristas in the region.  Watch as Barista and Brewers Cup competitors battle it out for the regional titles. The stakes are high, which means that competitors train months in advance of competing by taking great care in selecting their coffees, brewing devices, music selection and perfecting their speeches in hopes of impressing the judges and securing the regional title.  Come support your local baristas! Get an insider’s look into what it takes to prepare great coffee and learn more about specialty coffee.

December 6, 2014  Taste of Downtown - Raleigh, North Carolina
New to the Winterfest Celebration this year is Downtown Raleigh’s first ever “Taste of Downtown” Event. The hottest restaurants in downtown will be on site during Winterfest, featuring special holiday dishes and year-round favorites. Raleigh’s reputation as a culinary destination continues to grow, and the Taste of Downtown gives everyone the opportunity to get in on the tasty action while enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday festival.


2008 NORTH CAROLINA - November & December 2008

waiting for new dates

November 1, 2008  Celebrate N.C. Wines - Raleigh, North Carolina
Celebrate NC Wines 2008 showcases our state's growing wine and grape producing industries by bringing together wine fanciers to learn about North Carolina wines and enjoy wine tasting and food pairings during afternoon educational seminars followed by a reception and a four-course wine dinner.

November 13-14, 2008  Int’l Pastry Workshop and Tasting Night
Charlotte, North Carolina
Thursday night is a hands-on pastry workshop conducted by CPCC’s Baking and Pastry Arts department.  Cost is $80 and seating is limited.  Cost covers all supplies. Friday evening is a night of tasting from area patisseries and schools, demonstrations, trivia, a raffle and more.  $10.00 International House members, $12.00 non-members, $15.00 at the door.




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