2012 NORTH CAROLINA - October 2012
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS and SHOWS: LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
October ??, 2012 Taste of Durham Festival - Durham, North Carolina
A celebration of food, music, entertainment and arts with an international twist. Restaurant food sampling and demonstrations, wine tasting pavilion,and beer tasting garden.
October 5-6, 2012 Enfield Peanut Festival - Enfield, North Carolina
Let's get nutty! Don't miss the annual Enfield Peanut Festival! The 2012 Enfield Peanut Festival will be held on Friday, October 5th from 6 pm until 9 pm with a block party. Vendors and entertainment will be held on Saturday, October 6th beginning at 12 noon till 9 pm.
October 5-7, 2012 North Carolina Seafood Festival - Morehead City, North Carolina
The weekend will include all of the following: seafood sampling, cooking demonstration by highly renowned chefs, seafood vendors, boat show, ship tours, entertainment on four stages, playground for kids, over 150 arts & crafts vendors, sporting events, rides, fireworks and Blessing of the Fleet.
October 6, 2012 17th World Beer Festival--Durham - Durham, North Carolina
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.
October 6, 2012 Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
This festival pays tribute to the fruit grown and harvested each fall by apple orchardists from Northwestern North Carolina. Local apple growers set up throughout the festival selling their apples, apple cider, and dried apples. Over 425 arts & crafts vendors highlighting Appalachian heritage crafts, 100 food concessions, and four music stages. Attendance: 160,000.
October 6, 2012 33rd Annual Sonker Festival - Mt. Airy, North Carolina
Don't know what sonker is? Then come to this annual festival and find out how delicious this deep dish fruit pie can be! Old-time and bluegrass music, quilt display, weaving, Scottish heritage, sonker, beverages, coffee. Presented by the Surry County Historical Society.
October 6, 2012 Halifax County Harvest Day - Halifax, North Carolina
The Tri-County Horse Show, Antique Tractors and Tractor Pull, Antique Farm Equipment, Agricultutral Museum, Operating 1920's Sawmill, 1920's Rosenwald School, Stationary Peanut Thresher Demo, Children's Games, Farm Animal Exhibits, Food & Craft Vendors, Live Entertainment & much more!!
October 12-13, 2012 10th Annual BBQ & Blues - Charlotte, North Carolina
It’s a Carolina good time with great food, great fun and great music! It will be a rockin’ 2 days of beer drinking, pork eating and shaking your pig tail at the Official Memphis BBQ Network Championship Cook-Off!
October 14, 2012 5th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival - Pittsboro, North Carolina
Celebrate the food and drinks made from the Piedmont’s sustainable farmers, chefs, brewers and artisans! Live music.
October 20, 2012 Outer Banks Seafood Festival - Nag's Head, North Carolina
The event features top draw entertainment mixed with great cooking of fresh, local seafood, a bit of education and storytelling about the region’s fishing heritage, cooking demonstrations, local craftspeople and a whole lot of family fun. Nearly 20 local restaurants have committed to serve their signature dishes featuring fish and seafood caught along the Outer Banks – resulting in an unmatched “fusion-style” (small portion sizes) sampling from some of the best restaurants on the beach.
October 20, 2012 Taylorsville Apple Festival - Taylorsville, North Carolina
The festival provides a fantastic assortment of entertainment, food and vendors. In honor of the Apple there are an apple peeling contest, an apple dessert contest, an apple theme booth decorating contest, and of course lots of apple vendors from which to buy cider, a large variety of bagged apples, etc. Attendance: 35,000.
October 20, 2012 9th Annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival - Yadkinville, North Carolina
Wine tasting, motorcycle tour of the vineyards and chili cook-off.
October 20, 2012 Pumpkinfest - Franklin, North Carolina
You'll need your rest as Saturday's events bring new challenges and fun for everyone. Historic Downtown Franklin is full tilt with everything pumpkin on Saturday. Bring your pumpkin (or purchase one downtown) and sign up early for the World Famous Pumpkin Roll. The Costume Parade and Contest is another highlight of the day, but don't miss out on the great food, mountain arts & crafts, and entertainment including roving street performers.
October 20, 2012 Lake Norman Wine & Food Festival - Cornelius, North Carolina
Taste over 60 different wines from a dozen wineries and sample some of the region's best food, while helping support three deserving charities. Includes wine lectures and cooking demonstrations.
October 20-21, 2012 32nd Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
The coastal waters of Brunswick County produce an abundance of oysters and each year 30,000 people pay homage to the mighty mollusk at this annual event, which includes live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, festival food, a road race, kids' area, oyster shucking and an oyster stew cook-off.
October 25-27, 2012 NAMA Annual Meeting - Asheville, North Carolina
North American Millers' Association. The North American Millers' Association (NAMA) is the trade association of the wheat, corn, oat and rye milling industries. Member companies operate mills in 38 states and Canada, representing more than 90 percent of total industry production capacity.
October 27, 2012 NC Yam Festival - Tabor City, North Carolina
This agricultural festival includes a yam cook-off, yam exhibits, parade, Taste of Tabor, fire fighter competition, sweet potato auction, kids' area, arts & crafts and many more activities.
October 27-Nov 3, 2012 Hog Happnin' - Shelby, North Carolina
Many activities including BBQ competition, entertainment, arts & crafts and car & cycle show.